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BRANDT iHammer Golfer Ethan Tracy Earns First Web.com Victory

Tracy rewards BRANDT iHammer after sponsorship extended through 2017 season

Springfield, Illinois (February 12, 2017) – BRANDT iHammer has extended its sponsorship of golfer Ethan Tracy for the 2017 season. And the young golfer has immediately started paying dividends by winning the third Web.com event of the season in dramatic fashion.

Trailing the leader by two strokes on the 18th tee of the penultimate round in the Club Colombia Championship by Servientrega, Tracy holed out from 101 yards for eagle to enter a playoff with Roberto Diaz at 13-under-par.

Of his 101 yard hole-in, Tracy was his usual modest self. “I tried to land it about five yards short, which it looked like it did, but I didn’t really know where it was,” said Tracy. “It was right in line with the pin the whole way. It took a couple hops, checked up, and trickled in.”

It only took Tracy two playoff holes to claim his inaugural Web.com victory.

BRANDT iHammer will be with Tracy throughout the 2017 season. The BRANDT iHammer logo will adorn Tracy’s shirt and his bag for all 2017 tournaments, including the Lincoln Land Charity Championship in Springfield, IL.

“I knew Ethan had the skill, fortitude and drive to win on the Web.com tour but I didn’t expect it so quickly,” said Mike McBride, President of BRANDT iHammer. “The young man is a talented golfer and a great ambassador for our brand. I’m just so proud of him for this victory. We are looking forward to our mutual continued success.”

BRANDT iHammer Extends Sponsorship of Golfer Ethan Tracy for 2016 Season

Columbus Golfer will sport BRANDT iHammer logo starting with US Open Championship

Springfield, Illinois (June 13, 2016) – After a successful partnership at the Memorial Tournament, BRANDT iHammer has extended its sponsorship of golfer Ethan Tracy for the remainder of the 2016 season, starting with the US Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club June 13-19.

The BRANDT iHammer logo will adorn Tracy’s shirt and his bag for all tournaments for the remainder of the year.

“We are excited to continue working with Ethan,” said Mike McBride, President of BRANDT iHammer. “The young man is fearless and we know he’ll represent the BRANDT iHammer brand with the utmost professionalism. We’ll be heading to Oakmont to cheer him on as he takes on the best field of golfers in the world.”

Tracy has found success amongst some of the best in his sport. His journey started at Hilliard Darby High School (Ohio) and led to his All-SEC/American career at the University of Arkansas. While playing at Arkansas, Ethan won the prestigious Western Amateur, defeating PGA Tour regulars Derek Ernst, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay. The win not only made him more known, but also placed his name alongside golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson as a Western Amateur winner. Tracy currently competes across the US and Canada on a variety of tours.

“I’m thrilled to partner up with BRANDT iHammer,” said Tracy. “They are a leading, innovative company that represents the best technology in turf and agriculture inputs. I’m going to work hard to get their name out to the thousands of fans who come out to support professional golf.”
BRANDT iHammer Sponsors Golfer Ethan Tracy for One-Tournament Deal

Dreams of Playing in Memorial Tournament Come True for Columbus Golfer

Springfield, Illinois (June 2, 2016) – BRANDT iHammer has teamed up with Columbus native Ethan Tracy for the Memorial Tournament.

“iHammer is thrilled to have Ethan as part of its winning team” said Mike McBride, President of BRANDT iHammer. “Ethan is a great competitor on the golf course and his humbling background makes it very clear where his drive comes from. As a Columbus company, we’re proud to support such a talented local young man.”

Tracy has found success amongst some of the best in his sport. His journey started at Hilliard High school (Ohio) and led to his All-SEC/American career at the University of Arkansas. While playing at Arkansas, Ethan won the prestigious Western Amateur, defeating PGA Tour regulars Derek Ernst, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay. The win not only made him more known, but also placed his name alongside golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson as a Western Amateur winner.

“Like iHammer, Ethan is always trying to improve his game,” said McBride. “We are developing cutting-edge products for golf turf, agricultural crops and ornamental markets. This sponsorship will help get our name out into the market.”

BRANDT Forms JV With Innovation Company

Joint venture with iHammer to provide access to world-class technology portfolio

Springfield, Illinois (February 28, 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today that it has formed a joint venture with Innovation Hammer, LLC, a company dedicated to improving plant health and yields through field-tested breakthroughs in technologies and science.

"iHammer has truly ground-breaking technologies for the ag, turf and ornamental markets," said Rick Brandt, CEO & President of BRANDT. "And this partnership will allow us to start collaborating with Mike McBride, Arthur Nonomura and Andrew A. Benson. These guys have literally helped the world understand how to put plants to work for the grower and are some of the most practical scientific minds around. This makes growers the winners with iHammer on the BRANDT Team!"

The joint venture with iHammer fits BRANDT's aggressive corporate strategy of providing superior and new technology products throughout the world. iHammer invented the plant glycoregulator category and brings three established product lines to the venture.

"Our vision is to more fully commercialize iHammer's cutting edge technologies and to extend them into new markets," continued Brandt. "We differentiate ourselves through our technologies and this will enable us to continue to set the bar higher than ever."

iHammer will remain a separate company and the joint venture will work closely with the BRANDT Discovery & Innovation team, part of BRANDT's Specialty Formulations division. Otherwise, terms of the deal were not released.

"I am excited about this opportunity," said Mike McBride. "With our intellectual capital and technology portfolio and BRANDT's access to global markets and established sales team, we have all the ingredients for an industry-changing partnership."

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