Quiksilver has launched a new golf division in partnership with John Ashworth, co-founder of the Ashworth golf apparel company. "For quite some time we have been analyzing the best way for Quiksilver to enter the golf apparel business. When John originally approached us, we decided to lend him a hand and provide him access to our resources. Now that we've both had time to evaluate this opportunity, we've decided to join forces," said  Robert B. McKnight, chairman and CEO of Quiksilver.