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Original Penguin Golf- A Rebirth of a Classic

Worn throughout history by celebrated golf greats including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Bob Hope, Jack Nicklaus and Bing Crosby, Original Penguin had been adorned and adored by the masters of leisure and sport to define itself as an American classic. Arnie in 58′, Jack in 60′ and Gary in 78′ all wore Penguin shirts on their way to their Masters championships. I can remember years ago wearing nothing but Munsingwear Penguin shirts when I played golf.

Original Penguin Golf originated in 1955 and now debuts in 2018 with a curated collection consisting of the signature Earl™ polo shirt, printed shorts, sleek track jackets, and fitted trousers, available in a bold color palette. Straying from the classic, oversized and muted golf uniform, Original Penguin offers tailored, slim-cut, functional styles while maintaining an athletic and technical edge that will have players looking their best on or off the course. On the PGA TOUR, 25-year-old Australian Cameron Smith is sporting the Original Penguin and working his way up the FedEx standings on his way to East Lake to play for the 2018 TOUR Championship.

“Original Penguin is an iconic American clothing brand with deep roots in the golf industry as the originator of the classic golf shirt.  The Original Penguin brand was established in 1955 and quickly became the most popular product for a vast array of golf professionals and celebrities during the late 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s,” says Jack Voith, President of the Golf Division at Perry Ellis International Inc. “Fast forward to current day, we have selected an exciting collection that combines many of the original styles, prints and patterns from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, blending them with technical fabrications.”

The complete Original Penguin Golf Collection retails between $69.00 – $139.00 and is now available on

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