Golf lovers who can’t go to the course are taking to social media and sharing all sorts of trick shots, workouts and practice sessions. However, Seamus Golf, a small brand based in Beaverton, Oregon, that has grown a cult following thanks to its unique headcovers, hand-forged ball markers and accessories posted a very different message.
On Monday evening, the company announced on its website that it would close temporarily to help produce masks for doctors, nurses and first responders who are in need of supplies in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
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30% OFF SITE WIDE // Sometime today, our Co-Founder Megan will be provided with more information on the actual design tech pack and materials to be used. We are proud of our team. They took the time to design a mask and figured out how many we can make. 5,000 in three days with our 10 sewers sewing if it were the design above. Our team is well accustomed to working on projects we’ve never worked on before. Some of our team learned to sew at SEAMUS, thus it is possible that we could to increase our workforce if that need presented itself. In the meantime, we will continue to offer a 30% site wide to all customers until we are making masks. Having taken serious steps to ensure Social Distancing, we now truly believe we are in a position to help. #farandsure
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“Prototyping began last week and ended with our first production run on Friday,” a message on the company’s homepage read. “We are using our materials and constructing them in a way that each of these individuals are requesting to use as a last resort. They have confirmed that what we are making is better than what they are resorting to use.”
The masks are not made from N95 material though the company said it is seeking it and could use customers’ help on that front. Still, with masks running critically low in many areas, the Seamus masks are better than what many healthcare workers are being forced to use.
Seamus used the past week to set up its office for “social distanced production.” The company believes it can continue to make products and keep its employees through a tough time such as this. The Seamus store has been temporarily closed to allow the full team to focus and assess the situation with masks. A second production run began Monday night.
Seamus also said it would give away the masks for free to frontline workers who contact the company at email@example.com.
Golfweek. . Seamus Golf temporarily closes to make masks for first responders. Available at: https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/03/24/seamus-golf-closes-to-make-masks-for-first-responders/