PGA golfer and Naval Academy grad debuts Navy-inspired golf bag

Posted at 12:41 PM, May 10, 2017

Professional golfer and U.S. Navy veteran Billy Hurley III just debuted a new golf bag ahead of the 2017 Players Championship.

Hurley, a 2004 Naval Academy graduate, served in the Navy for five years. During his time in the Navy, he served in the Persian Gulf aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93).

His new golf bag pays tribute to both his naval career and the ship.

The bag features the ship’s hull number, seal, and motto ‘Imua e na Koa Kai,’ which means ‘Go Forward Sea Warriors.’

Hurley’s name and initials are also stitched into the bag, along with the Naval Academy’s ‘N’ logo and famous Navy quote ‘Don’t Give Up the Ship.’

The 2017 Players Tournament kicks off Thursday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.