Ian Poulter's IJP Design To Close

Ian Poulter has announced that his clothing company IJP Design will close on 2nd April

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IJP Design, the clothing company founded by Ian Poulter, has today announced that it will close down due to an 'ever increasingly competitive landscape'

Ian Poulter's IJP Design To Close

12-time European Tour winner Ian Poulter has announced that his clothing company IJP Design will close down on 2nd April.

The 41-year-old blamed the 'ever increasingly competitive landscape' for the closure in a statement on the company's website.

Poulter launched IJP Design in 2007 which recorded its first profits in late 2012.

He said in 2012, “We’ve stood by it, although it has taken a level of investment. We set it up just before the recession so to get to this point is fantastic news.

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“I could have taken a very nice sum of money from sponsors to wear their clothing.

“But down the line the upsides of owning my own business when my golf starts to tail off will be huge. I’ll have a business that keeps me earning and that I can expand. When I retire I want to challenge myself.”

The Englishman has worn IJP Design on Tour ever since, as well as endorsing players such as Bud Cauley and Gary Boyd.

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The company thanked their 'loyal customers and friends', and announced a major closing down sale.

 Ian Poulter released this statement on the IJP Design website:

It is with great sadness that I am announcing the closure of the IJP Design online shop, the golf clothing business I started with my business partners in 2006. The business will cease to trade from its website (www.ijpdesign.com) on 2 April 2017.

It has always been our aim to run a unique and high quality product business that reflected my personality and passion for the game of golf, and my love of fashion both on and off the course.

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Ultimately, however, we have been unable to justify its continuation after many years of investing in the business and a number of attempts to reshape it against an ever increasingly competitive landscape.

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We do not want to close without giving all of our loyal customers and friends, one last chance to enjoy our products and I would encourage you to visit our website to check out our final sale offers.

I would like to sincerely thank you all for your custom over the years, and give you my very best wishes for all your future endeavours both on and off the golf course.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV