Upscale Italian golf shoe and casual footwear producer Tags Golf Inc is set to be acquired by holding company Juniper Group Inc which has agreed to buy an 80 per cent stake for an undisclosed sum, it was revealed on Tuesday.

Tags distributes its men's golf and casual line under the Bobby Jones label through a licensing deal with Hartmarx.

Its golf shoes are sold in more than 800 country clubs, resorts and upscale retail stores around the world and it enjoyed sales of around $1.5 million last year.

In a statement, Juniper said Tags founder Robert Georgio will join it as president of Juniper Sports Inc.

Juniper chairman, CEO and president, Vlado Hreljanovic, said the planned acquisition would give Tags the "opportunity to expand its production and distribution through major new licensing agreements".