TSA PROMOTION: David Campisi has been promoted to president of The Sports Authority.

Campisi joined the athletic retailer last November as president of merchandising, and will retain those responsibilities in addition to now overseeing advertising and marketing, the company said. Elliott Kerbis, who had been president and chief merchandising officer, left the chain in May 2004.

"In a short period of time, David has made many significant contributions to our company, particularly in driving sales, improving our supply chain and managing the reduction of the company's overall inventory," said Doug Morton, TSA's chairman and chief executive officer.

The company, based in Englewood, Colo., operates 392 stores.

LIZ TAKES A SWING: Golfwear is a fast-growing category at Liz Claiborne, and the brand got some good exposure last weekend at the biennial LPGA Solheim Cup event in Carmel, Ind.

LizGolf is the apparel sponsor for the U.S. team at Solheim and all-American players are required to wear the official LizGolf Solheim line of performance-driven looks. The company also has a wide selection of Solheim merchandise available for consumers, including microfiber jackets, cotton polo tops and argyle V-neck sweaters that are available this year for the first time online. Ned Goepp, vice president of LizGolf, said the company sold out of every piece in its on-site merchandise tent at the event.

"I think this shows that there is tremendous opportunity for our golf business, since there is interest in our line from both players and consumers," he said.

LizGolf, which began 1993, has seen strong sales growth in recent years as it adds more fashionable items such as suede jackets and cashmere blends, Goepp noted. The U.S. team also took the match this year, after losing to the European team in 2003.

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