A day with... Renzo Mazzuchelli
In the “A Day with” section, you will discover the fascinating stories of the people who make the tournament happen. They give you an insight into what goes on behind the scenes to make your stay at the Omega European Masters unforgettable.
The players are very interested in the region
For the third year, Porsche is the official transporter for the Omega European Masters.
Renzo Mazzuchelli is one of the 25 drivers who ensures that the players are comfortable. "Before the competition, we are responsible for picking them up from the lowlands and taking them to the high plateau. A few arrive at Sion airport by private jet, but the majority of them use the train to Sierre.
What is the atmosphere like during a transport ? "Everything goes very well. As the golfers come with their families, we often use two vehicles to transport them to Crans-Montana. It's not up to the drivers to talk to the players, but they often ask us questions about the region. They are in a better mood at the beginning of the week than they are on Friday evening when they missed the cut", says Renzo Mazzuchelli.
Porsche has 20 cars and 5 mini-buses that are used for the races. During the tournament, they are much more local. "When the pros have finished playing, they often ask us to advise them on what they can do in the resort. It's also a very cool role that I enjoy," concludes the Porsche driver.
Porsche is also present in the Mont Blanc Village, the public area near hole 17, to present its new products. It is possible to take part in several challenges, at the wheel of a Porsche racing simulator, or on the putting green. There are prizes to be won.
During the four rounds of competition, the professionals will also be challenged: the first player to hit a hole-in-one on hole 11 will win an electric Porsche from the Taycan Sport Turismo range, worth 150,000 francs.