Zoe Paige Slaughter, CEO of ZanyZGolf, is a Teen Golf apparel fashion designer.
Juniorprenuer, Designer, and CEO, Zoe Paige, has plans to make ZanyZ Golf into one of the most successful junior businesses in the golf industry. Over the past year, Zoe has focused on making sure her company and fashion line provide juniors with dazzling and vibrant golf apparel and accessories.
As a junior golfer visiting local tournaments all over the U.S., Zoe noticed the bland colors and ill-fitting outfits for girls. She would also comment that the professional golfers looked so serious when playing, that the viewers were never able to know their real personalities. After years of Zoe’s friends asking why she played golf and that golf was “boring”, Zoe was convinced that the idea of creating vibrant golf skirts adequately reflecting her zany personality was the way to go.
At the age of 8, when Zoe entered her first competitive golf tournament, she and her mother had a difficult time finding golfwear for girls in major sporting stores. Zoe resorted to begging her mother to take her to major department stores to visit the boys section to purchase bright polo shirts, while later visiting the girls section to couple those shirts with the abundance of tennis skirts available. Zoe noticed a pattern that when she appeared at a golf tournament, before folks would ask her name, the girls and mothers on her local tours began to ask where she got her outfits. Even tournament directors began to say, “no need to check in Zoe, we saw you already”–meaning her vibrant colors caught their attention. One specific tournament director mentioned that Zoe was the most “put together” golfer on his tour. After three years of making the trek to multiple stores stocking up on those two specific items, Zoe asked her mom if she could make her own skirts.
At the age of 11, on a cold rainy December day, Zoe was overcome with boredom being stuck in her house, not being able to hit balls due to the dreary weather outside. After she attempted to hit balls in her house, ultimately breaking the family chandelier, she thought to herself, this would be the perfect time to create a skirt! She sketched her first drawing on a piece of notebook paper, later transferring that to the back of an old school poster. She also added a bonus to her clothing: Tee slots to hold multiple tees! She thought, this will help the girls with the pace of play so they don’t have to return to their bags/carts to search for tees, plus they don’t have to hold the muddy tees in their ponytails. Zoe brought the drawing to her parents and said “I want to make skirts just like this”. In 2013, as she explained exactly what she wanted to create, the idea of ZanyZ Golf was born.
Zoe saved her birthday money putting in an initial investment, and her parents agreed to match that investment if she was seriously going to put in the work to do research on fabrics, style, and functionality. Zoe spent an entire year choosing different fabrics, adjusting the style for functionality, and making sure the skirt was something she loved. After she was satisfied, she approached her parents and asked if she could now meet with a design consultant and manufacturer to create her first ZanyZ GolfWear line. The available line would include: skirts, shorts, coolouts, and pants, all with her Zany touch. Zoe was on to something big!
Inspired by her connection with global competitors, her ability to speak multiple languages, and understanding the vibrancy of different cultures, Zoe wanted to exude the same vibrancy for teen golf, hence the ZanyZ brand quickly began to take a life of its own!
ZanyZ hopes to become a leading brand that is sold at golf pro shops, athletic stores, and department stores around the world, specifically for juniors ages 8-18.
Today, ZanyZ GolfWear can be found and purchased online at www.zanyzgolf.com.
Zoe’s official launch to her Company, ZanyZ Golf, as well as her initial capsule collection will take place on Sunday March 17, 2015.
Zoe’s Mission: With a rapid growth of the game of golf and a mission to keep golf cool (KCG), Zoe found a niche she wanted to fill. She would form ZanyZ Golf to design clothing to feature: a distinctive style, excellent quality, and a signature flair not seen on the course. She combines the finest fabrics in the wildest spectrum of colors with extraordinary detail and embellishment to create beautiful and distinct girly outfits. Each and every ZanyZ design is influenced by Zoe Paige’s belief that every girl who steps on the golf course should have a “little bling to enhance her swing”! Whether it’s a soft and sweet look or bold and colorful, Zoe offers her clients current fashion trends that speak life on the course!
ZanyZ Motto: Swing with Bling & Go for Glow!