(Londonderry, New Hampshire) – Danish brand ECCO – maker of the world’s most comfortable, technically-advanced shoe – has been chosen as the “Official Footwear Supplier” to the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am taking place February 7-13, and will outfit amateur participants in the new BIOM Golf and Golf Street models.
This marks the sixth consecutive year that the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has chosen to partner with ECCO for the high-profile event pairing PGA Tour stars with sports, entertainment and business celebrities. Through the relationship, ECCO will showcase its extensive range of classic and contemporary styles in the on-site product pavilion, be featured on the tournament’s website and appear in the official event program.
“Each year, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a must-see for golf fans and celebrity watchers around the world,” says CB Tuite, General Sales Manager, ECCO USA Golf Division. “It brings well-deserved attention to the work of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which is one of the finest charity organizations in America. Everyone at ECCO is absolutely thrilled to once again be a part of the tournament.”
In addition to the full field of PGA Tour stars, celebrity participants are likely to include Bill Murray, Ray Romano, Chris O’Donnell, Kevin Costner, Don Cheadle, Kelly Slater, George Lopez, Andy Garcia, Oliver Hudson, Kurt Russell, Chris Berman, Michael Bolton, Craig T. Nelson and Tony Romo, among others.
The first and only Natural Motion golf shoe, BIOM Golf works with the body’s system for absorbing impact to enhance stability while strengthening muscles in the feet and lower legs. This ultra lightweight performance model also features a game-enhancing swing platform that brings wearers closer to the playing surface, improving ground feel during all phases of the swing.
A unique hybrid sport-casual shoe, Golf Street takes players of all ages from home, to the fairway to the city and beyond. Its TPU outsole features molded traction bars which provide excellent grip in all conditions and are shown to last five times longer than rubber.
ECCO golf shoes are worn in competition by scores of international Tour stars, including Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell, Stuart Appleby, Thongchai Jaidee, Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley, Thorbjørn Olesen, Bradley Dredge, John Bickerton, Jennifer Johnson and many others.
ECCO, a world leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on uncompromising quality, innovative technology and the design philosophy, “the shoe must follow the foot”. ECCO is the only major shoe manufacturer to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process, and its employees are the life force behind its products, designing, developing, producing, and taking responsibility for every detail. ECCO products can be found in 4,000 branded sales locations in over 90 countries, a growth fueled by ECCO’s consistent aim of making the best shoes in the world.
ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: visit www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.