Arnold Clark To Sponsor 2019 Solheim Cup
27th February 2018 Paul Andrews
Arnold Clark will be the official vehicle provider at the 2019 Solheim Cup, set to take place at Gleneagles from 9th to 15th September.
As Europe’s largest independently owned car retailer, they’ll provide vehicles to meet the transport needs of participating teams and officials. The rental division will also be an official Solheim Cup travel partner, offering special deals to visitors coming to the event from all over the world.
David Cooper, Managing Director of Arnold Clark Finance commented: "We are very proud to announce this association with one of the biggest events in golf. The 2019 Solheim Cup has themes of innovation, equality and experience, which match up perfectly with our corporate ambitions and brand objectives, and we look forward to being part of this exciting journey with VisitScotland and IMG."
Ross Hallett, IMG Tournament Director said: "We are delighted to welcome Arnold Clark as a partner for the 2019 Solheim Cup and believe their contribution, in terms of their excellent products and world-class service, will play a vital role in helping us realise our ambition of delivering the best Solheim Cup to date."
The Solheim Cup is one of the highlights of the golfing calendar and sees teams from Europe and the USA battle over a three-day match-play competition to lift the trophy. The tournament was founded in 1990 and is returning to Scotland for the first time since 2000, when Loch Lomond Golf Club played host.
The week will begin with the PING Junior Solheim Cup. This under-18's event will enjoy greater prominence than ever before to ensure that this is the most family-oriented Solheim Cup ever staged. VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government, has stated the ambition to ensure this event will serve to both grow golf and leave a lasting legacy of increased participation in women’s sport.
Arnold Clark will also be helping to promote golf at a grassroots level, providing a minibus for the Scottish junior teams for the next three years. This new sponsorship arrangement marks Arnold Clark’s continued commitment to women’s golf, having sponsored the RICOH Women’s British Open in a three-year deal from 2015.
The last event took place at Des Moines Country Club in Iowa in 2017 with the US Team retaining the Waterford Crystal prize by 16 ½ to 11 ½ points. European Captain and VisitScotland Ambassador, Catriona Matthew, is focused on returning the trophy to Europe in 2019 on home soil and organisers are aiming to give the team added support as they set a new European attendance record.