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Nike Golf registers tartans in Scotland

March 08, 2012

Nike Golf recently registered two tartans with the Scottish Register of Tartans -- a dark (shown here) and a light -- the purpose of which is yet unknown.


A Nike spokesperson said the company is not yet announcing plans for the tartans. The Herald in Scotland that "they have been created ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup, due to take place at Gleneagles, to allow Nike to produce a new clothing range inspired by golf's Scottish heritage."

The tartans were designed by Lochcarron of Scotland, a prestigious textile company that manufactures tartans. Registration notes at the Scottish Register of Tartans state that, "The Nike Golf Tartan was produced to respect, reflect, and connect Nike products to the heritage and culture of the game."

The National Records of Scotland, an agency of the Scottish government, administers the Register of Tartans.

-- John Strege

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