Danish company ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces that it has been named “Official Footwear Supplier” to The 2015 European Solheim Cup team and will create special-edition shoes exclusively for the squad’s players, Captain Carin Koch and her assistants.
For this, the fifth Solheim Cup during which ECCO has supported Team Europe, the company will also provide shoes to the defending champions’ caddies and team staff. The competition will be held 18-20 September at the St. Leon course of Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, St. Leon-Rot, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
“The longstanding support of Team Europe and ECCO’s position among our key sponsors and suppliers have helped make The Solheim Cup one of the most compelling events in global sports,” says Ivan Khodabakhsh, CEO of the Ladies European Tour. “All the players look forward to receiving the special-edition shoes, which embody the team spirit that will help us retain the Cup.”
“ECCO is renowned for its uncompromising quality, innovative technology and Scandinavian design philosophy,” says Eicko Schulz-Hanßen, Director of Golf Club St. Leon-Rot. “We will need these values at The 2015 Solheim Cup to make sure that Team Europe is best prepared.”
A biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition, the Solheim Cup features the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET) versus the top-ranked American players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. Team Europe enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team requiring 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize that was first presented in 1990.
“This truly unique event has proven to be an exceptional showcase for the ECCO Golf collection and our company’s commitment to the women’s game,” says Jesper Thuen, Global Marketing Manager – ECCO Golf Lab. “With our side looking for its third-straight win, golf fans throughout Europe will be tuned in and rooting them on.”
ECCO golf shoes are worn in competition by scores of LPGA and LET Tour players, including Na Yeon Choi, Caroline Masson, Jennifer Johnson, Sadena Parks, Kendall Dye, Pernilla Lindberg, Therese Koelbaek, Sophie Giquel-Bettan, Liz Young, Sally Watson, Linda Wessberg, Emily Kristine Pedersen and Nanna Madsen. The brand is also preferred by PGA and European Tour stars Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjørn, Marcel Siem, Thongchai Jaidee and Will Wilcox.