ECCO Shoes Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the Inaugural PING Ontario PGA Class 'A' Championship

7/16/2008

ECCO Shoes Canada agreed to a multi year relationship to become the presenting sponsor of the PING Ontario PGA Class 'A' Championship. The PING Ontario PGA Class 'A' Championship presented by ECCO Shoes is set to take place at The Rock Golf Club at the new Red Leaves resort in Muskoka on September 15 - 16, 2008.

"We are very happy to have ECCO Shoes as a partner with Canadian PGA Professionals in Ontario," said Chris Miranda, president of the Ontario PGA. "The ECCO brand is synonymous with quality and comfort and we think the fit with the Class 'A' Championship is perfect."

The Class 'A' Championship which will be played at the recently renovated Rock Golf Club in Muskoka and will be open to all Class 'A' Professionals that are members of the Ontario Zone. The two-day 81-player field will be played on September 15th and 16th and will be an official Hunt Trophy event.

"There is a direct connection between our success and Canadian PGA members," said Todd Davidson, Golf Division Sales and Product Manager. "The time has come for ECCO Canada to partner with the Ontario PGA and support an association whose members have supported our brand over the past 9 years."

In addition to the Ontario PGA, ECCO's worldwide sponsorships include the Canadian Tour, 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.

Preferred by scores of international Tour stars, ECCO is worn in competition by Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Thomas Bjorn, Thongchai Jaidee, John Bickerton, Steven Jeppesen, Juli Inkster, Carin Koch, Pat Hurst, Sophie Gustafson, Laura Davies, Gwladys Nocera, Meena Lee, Candie Kung, Linda Wessberg, Wendy Ward and others.

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