CREDIT SUISSE - PRO-AM SPONSOR
Credit Suisse has been the main sponsor of the Omega European Masters in Crans-Montana since 1987. Thanks to its strong line-up and a unique atmosphere on the Severiano Ballesteros course, which must rank as the most beautiful place to play golf in the Alps, Crans-Montana is regarded as Switzerland's number-one golf tournament. Top players such as Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood, Nick Faldo, and Sergio Garcia have on many occasions captivated the 50,000 or so enthusiastic golf spectators with their wonderful shots made against the backdrop of the Valais Alps.
Golf is a sport that enjoys continued popularity—one that combines a premium outdoor experience with a sporting challenge. This is just one reason why golf is one of the sports Credit Suisse has supported for more than 30 years. In addition to the Omega European Masters, Credit Suisse has also been a main partner of the Swiss Seniors Open in Bad Ragaz for over 20 years, thereby being involved in two key Swiss golf tournaments with international renown. Furthermore, with Sergio Garcia, Credit Suisse has one of the world’s best golfers as a partner for selected golf events.
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Acting as a local partner for over a century, Vaudoise Assurances is one of Switzerland's top ten private insurance companies. Founded in Lausanne in 1895, it is still owned by a cooperative society, Mutuelle Vaudoise. Financially sound and not dependent on shareholders, the company is free to develop independently with a long term view, for the benefit of its 350,000 or so clients.
Sponsorship is one of the pillars of Vaudoise's communication strategy. It is therefore proud to support one of Europe's most prestigious golf tournaments, the Omega European Masters in Crans-Montana, thus significantly strengthening its involvement in the sport as from 2014. Vaudoise has already been associated with golf for several years, organizing the Vaudoise Challenge Tour in particular. This amateur competition embraces three of Switzerland's language regions. Much loved by golfers, this event is different in that the best players in the qualifying tournaments play to defend their club in a final organized at Crans-Montana, on the legendary Omega European Masters course.
Vaudoise's arrival as one of the Main Sponsors of the Omega European Masters therefore crowns ten years of passionate investment in the sport!
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PPG, innovators in paints, coatings, and specialty materials will this year sponsor the Omega European Masters Golf Championship.
This news is a continuation of PPG’s close association with the sport, which has seen the brand play a leading role in the production of golf ball coatings. PPG is a partner of leading manufacturers such as Acushnet, maker of Titleist golf balls.
The relationship has been instrumental in satisfying golfers’ demand for distance and accuracy to achieve the perfect finish.
PPG work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 130 years.
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Golf in Valais
An enchanting land of contrasts situated in the heart of the Alps that is blessed with an exceptionally mild climate and a higher than average percentage of sunshine. Impressive summits that cast a spell on mountaineers and fulfil the dreams of nature lovers arise from this valley created by the Rhone. Destined to become a "Holiday Kingdom", Valais has the good fortune to find itself comfortably astride the frontier between sun and ice, North and South.
Well-being is a tradition in Valais: since Roman times "Valaisan water" has been synonymous with "health-giving water". Valais' thermal spas are equipped with the most up-to-date facilities and offer a wide range of well-being and health treatments. Their effects are even more potent thanks to the advantages offered by nature and the landscape. Scope for movement, a host of parallel activities and the mild climate all contribute towards making the feeling of well-being and relaxation last even longer, summer and winter alike.
As for golf, it is not just a form of relaxation and calm concentration but also offers a real sporting challenge. There are numerous possibilities to enjoy this sport above the Rhone Valley: on the Crans-Montana high plateau, at Riederalp – a mere stone's throw from the Aletsch Glacier, in the fashionable sports resort of Verbier, at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn in Zermatt as well as at Obergesteln in the upper Conches Valley. If, however, you prefer to play in the plain there are courses near such lively towns such as Sierre, Sion and Loèche.
"Golf and well-being" activities complement each other to perfection as both offer a similar ratio of relaxation and stimulation. Welcome to Valais!
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