The Story Behind the Another9 Golf Brand

If someone were to ask me how many brothers I have, my answer would be four.  The three I grew up with and Steve McFarland, the one that grew in my heart.  During our twenty-one year friendship we always strived to “Make Time 4 Another9.” To us, that came to mean making the most of our time together, being intentional with our passion for golf, as well as the brotherhood that meant so much up until Steve’s passing from testicular cancer.  

All forms of cancer are bad, but testicular cancer is often forgotten because of the associated high survival rates. Detection is key and I witnessed my friend live an active, athletic lifestyle for over 15 years before realizing he had stage III testicular cancer. One of the foundations of the Another9 brand is to promote testicular cancer awareness through our social media outlets and by donating a portion of our apparel sales to Testicular Cancer Research & Awareness Organizations.

The #Another9 brand was born from the phrase "Make Time 4 Another 9." Initially it was a personal tribute to my friend and my way of remembering him with the slogan printed on my golf items. After receiving waves of positive feedback I decided to create a lifestyle brand of apparel that encourages getting the most of your time with who or what is most important. For Steve and I, our “Another 9” was golf, but your “Another 9” can be anything.

What's your #ANOTHER9?

Mike Kelley- Founder