The Magazine of the University of La Verne

Online Edition

Karl Schubert, right, purchased his golf apparel company, Beyond The Links, from another University of La Verne alumnus, Joe Skovron, left.

Karl Schubert, right, purchased his golf apparel company, Beyond The Links, from another University of La Verne alumnus, Joe Skovron, left.

Dressed For Success

Karl Schubert ’09 takes his shot at the golf apparel industry equipped with a University of La Verne business degree in his bag.

  • February 20, 2013

Karl Schubert ’09, knew he wanted to own a business and be his own boss, and he knew he had to take the leap and buy Beyond The Links, a men’s golf fashion line, in 2011.

The successful new venture is working out well for Schubert and the University of La Verne.

“It’s going well,” Schubert said. “It’s just a whole other animal. It’s dynamic and constantly changing.”

Schubert credits his ability to run the clothing business, launched in 2006 by his friend and La Verne alumnus Joe Skovron ’04, effectively, to the University of La Verne, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“When I start getting my hands dirty for the business I think back to those tools I learned at La Verne and I’m able to take on a huge project,” Schubert said. “It wasn’t just the education, it was the tools they gave me to be the person I am now.”

La Verne Golf Coach Chris Davis enjoys working with Schubert and said that they purchase Beyond The Links apparel because of the excellent quality.

“We look for shirts the guys will wear in and out of season, and for shirts that will last more than one year,” Davis said. “Beyond The Links has new styles each year, and is made of a material that will hold up over a number of seasons. Our student athletes enjoy the shirts. They are not a traditional polo by any means, so they enjoy the uniqueness of the product, as well as their comfort and longevity.

“La Verne golf will be sporting BTL gear for years to come.”

And while Schubert plans to continue to develop the golf apparel line, he also has plans to expand into women’s golf apparel and surfing.

“The opportunity to work for yourself is so empowering and I can’t believe I waited this long to give it a try,” Schubert said.

Related posts:

  1. Air of Success
  2. Success, Anchored by a Dream


There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave A Comment



The University of La Verne has become the second seat of higher education in California to join the Billion Dollar Green Challenge — for no other reason than it’s the right thing to do.


group 02

Brent Baier, recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the University of La Verne football team, got his lengthly locks buzzed at Roots Salon by Amanda Clarke (owner), Heather Repp and Aggie Paronelli, as part of a charity event to donate hair to an organization that makes hair prostheses for children.

Recent Posts

Campus West Grand Opening

Bathed in the dusky haze of the afternoon sun, the smell of freshly mowed grass hovering as an undeniable harbinger of spring, the University of La Verne baseball and softball teams on April 8 don...

Scholarship Gala '14

An evening of tremendous generosity and heart-felt gratitude took place at the University of La Verne’s 2014 Scholarship Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Hosted at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference...

Fellowship of the Rink

La Verne, Ontario Reign 5-year Partnership Surpasses $112,000 Raised for Student Scholarships

Winter Commencement 2014

The University of La Verne's 2014 Winter Commencement on Feb. 1 consisted of a trio of ceremonies, each featuring a notable keynote speaker – Steve Carlston, NBC4 Los Angeles (KNBC) President and ...

Hollywood Heartache

A lifelong love affair with the magic of the silver screen has led Scott Essman to La Verne, where he provides his students with expert insight about filmmaking.

A Day of Redemption

Students, faculty and staff come together for a day of service to the community on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.