ECCO has been selected as the Official Footwear Sponsor of the 2008 Canadian Professional Golf Tour, a key proving ground for future PGA Tour stars.
“We are proud to sponsor such a vital part of the Canadian golf community,” says Todd Davidson, Product and Sales Manager, Golf Division, ECCO Canada. “This puts our brand in front of thousands of people at top-flight events and helps us build relationships with players who may develop into the world’s best.”
For more than 20 years, the Canadian Tour has proven to be an outstanding training ground for PGA Tour success. As of May 2008, Canadian Tour alumni have won more than 55 PGA Tour titles and $250 million. These players include Stuart Appleby, Michael Campbell, Chris DiMarco, Todd Hamilton, Arron Oberholser, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney and Mike Weir.
“The quality of ECCO shoes is second to none,” says Bram R.A. Cotton, Manager of Marketing and Communications for the Canadian Tour. “This is a great opportunity for the Canadian Tour and we’re thrilled to partner with this global luxury brand.”
In addition to the Canadian Tour, ECCO’s worldwide sponsorships include the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, ECCO Tour, European Solheim Cup team, Golf Town Amateur Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA European Challenge Tour, among many other events.