Baddeley and Bonds

Aussie Golfer just thought this photo was a good one. It’s Aaron Baddeley at the US Masters a few weeks ago chipping onto the 18th. I didn’t realise Baddeley was sposored by Bonds but it’s nice to see them getting some worldwide exposure. Whoever brought about their resurgance deserves credit. It still feels a little retro every time I see the penguin logo but it’s popping up everywhere. Maybe Pat Rafter has helped.

Erratum: Since I came acroos this photo I’ve been doing some digging. Over at Aaron Baddeley’s website, Badds.com he says Penguin are his sponsor. Not Bonds. They apparently made the very first golf shirt but you can’t believe everything you read the internet. Here’s the thing, Bonds certainly did make a “penguin” polo shirt.

So now I’m confused. It’s still a good photograph. And in it, Badds is wearing a shirt with a penguin on it. Fact.

I emailed Bonds to ask about these shirts and their sponsorship of Aaron Baddeley. The response:

Unfortunately bonds is not Bradley’s sponsor. I can’t seem to see the polo shirts he is wearing to tell you if they are Bonds, but Bonds do sell polo shirts.

Hmmm.

Photo courtesy of AP

4 thoughts on “Baddeley and Bonds

  • May 19, 2009 at 23:32
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    Baddeley used to have his own line of golf gear. Couldn’t find his web site to check if he’s still promoting his clothing.

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  • May 20, 2009 at 00:28
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    Couldn’t find his website, are you kidding he’s not known as badds.com for nothing!!!!

    AD

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  • May 20, 2009 at 01:38
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    Thanks guys. You’re comments have helped. AD particularly led me down the write path…

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