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John Deere announces partnership for The 2015 Solheim Cup

11.39am 12th July 2013 - Sponsorship & Events

(left to right) Mark Casey, Eicko Schulz-Hanssen and John Deere Golf’s European product marketing manager Howard Storey
(left to right) Mark Casey, Eicko Schulz-Hanssen and John Deere Golf’s European product marketing manager Howard Storey

John Deere will be the official supplier of golf course machinery for The 2015 Solheim Cup, the highlight of the women’s professional golf calendar. The 12 best women golfers from Europe and the United States will join together to compete for the prestigious Solheim Cup at St Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany from 18 to 20 September 2015.

Through an agreement with the Ladies European Tour (LET) and St Leon-Rot Golf Club, the 2015 Solheim Cup will be supported by John Deere machinery and services through the company’s European dealer network.

“The Ladies European Tour is pleased to extend its relationship with John Deere, which has been an excellent partner during the past six years,” said Mark Casey, director of operations for the LET and director of The Solheim Cup. “Our experiences working with them during the 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland have driven us to want to partner with them again.”

“We know from experience that the enduring strength of the John Deere brand is based on the quality of its products and customer service, and therefore we are delighted to have John Deere as a strong partner on board,” added Eicko Schulz-Hanssen, general manager of St Leon-Rot Golf Club and promoter of the 2015 Solheim Cup.

Karsten Biber, Deere & Company’s sales and marketing manager for turf products in Europe, said, “We are very pleased to add The 2015 Solheim Cup and The 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup to what has already been a fruitful relationship with the Ladies European Tour –particularly because the 2015 event will take place at the St Leon-Rot Golf Club, which is close to Deere &Company’s European headquarters in Mannheim and the German sales branch.”

John Deere

The Solheim Cup

St Leon-Rot Golf Club

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