Saltire Energy, an independent rental company supplying state of the art drilling equipment to the global oil industry, have signed a sponsorship agreement with former Open Champion Paul Lawrie.
Both Lawrie and Saltire Energy are fromAberdeen in the North East of Scotland, and Lawrie has won arguably the most prestigious trophy in golf, the claret jug, following his triumph at the Open Championship in 1999. He has since won five further events on the European Tour with victories in Spain, Qatar, Wales and Scotland – his most recent win coming in 2011 at the Open de Andalucia. He capitalised on an excellent year in 2011 by coming 2nd at the European Tour’s season ending event, the Dubai World Championship.
Saltire Energy have been a firm supporter of Lawrie over the years, whereby they have been a long term partner to his junior Foundation that he started back in 2001.
As the Foundation has continued to flourish, so has the relationship between Saltire Energy and Lawrie, with the progression to a sponsorship of Lawrie seen as a natural next step for the drilling equipment company.
Mike Loggie, CEO of Saltire Energy, was delighted to announce the agreement, and explained the reasons for building on their relationship with Lawrie: “Paul is a great champion and a wonderful ambassador forScotlandand the game of golf. We share his passion for encouraging junior sport by investing in its future, and we look forward to extending our association with Paul and watching him bring home more silverware.”
Lawrie was equally as pleased to be extending his partnership with Saltire Energy, and stated: “I have a long standing relationship with Saltire Energy and I’m delighted to be announcing them as a new sponsor of mine. I’m very grateful for all of their support over the years and I hope to personally now be able to deliver some great exposure for them over the coming years.”
The agreement will see Lawrie wearing the Saltire Energy corporate logo on the front of his head-wear over the next two years.
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