Golf-inspired sportswear maker Ashworth Inc has named Allan Fletcher as its chief executive officer, effective immediately, replacing Peter M Weil who has resigned to spend more time with his family.

The company has also promoted Greg W Slack as chief financial officer after Eric R Hohl, former CFO and treasurer, left the company.

Fletcher is the founder and chairman of Fletcher Leisure Group, a long-standing business partner of Ashworth and a leading Canadian supplier of branded golf apparel, sportswear and golf equipment.

Mr Fletcher will retain a significant ownership interest in Fletcher Leisure Group, and Ashworth's president, Edward J Fadel, has been charged with overseeing the business relationship and contracts between the two companies.