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Graeme McDowell eases into Ecco shoes
January 6, 2011

EccoDefending US Open Champion and World No. 5 Graeme McDowell to compete wearing the newly-launched Ecco Comfort Classic Model

Ecco – the Danish manufacturer of the world’s most comfortable and technically advanced footwear – has signed defending US Open Champion Graeme McDowell to compete wearing the newly-launched Comfort Classic golf shoes, as well as sporting the brand's logo on his cap.

The multi-year agreement also means that McDowell, who is currently No. 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will feature in the global marketing and advertising initiatives supporting the Ecco Golf Collection, and appear at company functions.

Graeme McDowell will wear the new Ecco Comfort Classic shoes

“I had a lot of success last year and that led to some great new opportunities in terms of my equipment,” says McDowell. “When it came to footwear, partnering with Ecco was the best choice. The leather quality is quite amazing and the comfort is way beyond anything I’ve experienced before. I’m really looking forward to getting out on the course and experiencing the difference it makes in competition.”

McDowell made history in 2010 when he became the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. Open Championship. The 31-year-old native of Northern Ireland also secured the winning point for the European Ryder Cup team, and captured titles at the Chevron World Challenge, Celtic Manor Wales Open and Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

The Ecco Comfort Classic
The Ecco Comfort Classic in Coffee and Whiskey leathers
(also available in Black and in White)

“It says something about what Tour players think of our products when someone like Graeme, who’s coming off such an incredible season, decides to make a switch to Ecco,” says Jesper Thuen, Sponsor and Event Manager, Ecco Golf. “His style and manner are a perfect fit with our brand. It’s an amazing opportunity to have him showcasing the new Comfort Classic line to golfers around the world.”

Ecco golf shoes are also worn in competition by scores of international Tour stars, including Fred Couples, Stuart Appleby, Thongchai Jaidee, Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley, Bradley Dredge, Thorbjorn Olesen and Jennifer Johnson.

The Ecco Comfort Classic has a RRP of £159.95. For further information, please visit www.ecco.com/golf.

 

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