Danish brand ECCO, a leading global
manufacturer of innovative footwear, has announced that it has been named
“Official Footwear Supplier” to the 2013 European Solheim Cup team and will
create special-edition shoes for the squad’s players and captains.
The company will also provide shoes
to the defending champions’ caddies and team staff. The 2013 European Solheim
Cup competition will be held at Colorado Golf Club
outside Denver, August 13-18.
“ECCO has long been a part of the
family of sponsors and suppliers that help to make the Solheim Cup one of the
world’s most outstanding sporting events,” said Marc Anderman, European Solheim
“All the ladies look forward to
receiving the special-edition shoes, which embody the team spirit that will
help us retain the Cup.”
The Solheim Cup features the best U.S. born
players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best
European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
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, which
was first presented in 1990.
“With the supreme levels of talent
on both sides of the Atlantic, this competition will likely go down to the wire
once again,” says Jesper Thuen, ECCO Global Sponsorship and PR Manager Golf.
“That makes for a compelling
spectacle, during which the ECCO Golf collection will be showcased to fans
around the world.”