GEAR for Sports last week signed a deal to be the exclusive licensee of Robert Trent Jones Apparel. The new apparel brand, which will be designed, manufactured and distributed by GEAR for Sports, is expected to reach retail in May 2005.

“We are going to build the Robert Trent Jones apparel brand into one of the premium golf apparel brands in the U.S.,” noted Larry Graveel, president and COO, GEAR for Sports.

Tim Conlin was appointed director-design & brand management for the Robert Trent Jones Collection for GEAR for Sports. In this newly created position, Conlin will oversee design, pricing and purchasing for the new Robert Trent Jones men’s Collection.