Danish company Ecco 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.
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.
“With our side looking for its third-straight win, golf fans throughout Europe will be tuned in and rooting them on,” says Jesper Thuen, Global Marketing Manager at Ecco Golf.