We decided to compliment Ernie Els with energy bars, initially as a snack for golfers. An opportunity came about to partner with Green Earth Beverage who has been very successful in the golf snack bar business.
Two products will initially hit the market - a healthy high energy chocolate peanut and a oatmeal raisin bar, manufactured in our backyard in Palm Beach County.
Ernie Els has 70 professional career victories to his name, including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships and a record seven World Matchplay titles.
As a former World No.1 Ernie is one of the most prolific winners of his generation and the global reach of his victories is almost without parallel. Ernie has triumphed in tournaments in South Africa, Europe, the US, Asia, the Far East, the Middle East and Australia. Ernie was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011 and the South African Golf Hall of Fame in 2009.
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Ernie was born in South Africa on 17 October 1969. As a youngster, he was outstanding in cricket, rugby and tennis. At the age of 13 he won a significant regional tennis event, the Eastern Transvaal Junior Championships. A year later aged 14 and playing off scratch, Ernie won the World Junior Golf Championship in San Diego, California, beating Phil Mickelson into second place. Ernie was just 16 years old when he formally competed against professional golfers. He was awarded his Junior Springbok colours in 1984, the State President Sports Award in 1987, and in 1988 his full Springbok colours.