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GAC sponsors golfer Shiv Kapur

  • calendar

    1 June 2018

  • location

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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GAC has announced a multi-year partnership with professional golfer Shiv Kapur.

Kapur, who comes from New Delhi, India, has enjoyed considerable success on the golf course since turning professional in 2004. He won the season ending event on the Asian Tour in 2005 (the Volvo Masters of Asia) and finished the year ranked 4th on the Asia Tour order of merit. In 2009 he came close to his maiden European Tour win, just missing out in a play-off at the South African Open Championship. In 2013 he had two wins on the European Challenge Tour – one in India and one in Dubai – and more recently he secured three further titles on the Asian Tour with victories in Taiwan, Thailand and India in 2017. He was also crowned the inaugural Panasonic SWING champion last month – a series of tournaments across five countries in Asia.

With GAC’s global presence, there was a natural synergy to partner with Kapur given his playing schedule in Europe and Asia. Stuart Bowie, Group Vice President Commercial for GAC, commented: “It is very exciting to add Shiv to GAC’s outstanding team of sporting ambassadors. Golf has become a truly global game and we are really looking forward to working closely with such a talented player, we believe this partnership will further strengthen GAC’s global brand visibility and recognition.”

Kapur was equally pleased to be announcing the new partnership, and added: “It’s an honour to be starting the relationship with GAC and I’m looking forward to representing the company when I compete on both the Asian and European Tours.”

In addition to gracing corporate client events in various cities, Kapur will be wearing GAC-branded attire in all his tournaments ahead.

The sponsorship was negotiated by Lagardère Sports’ European golf team.

Lagardère Sports is a global leader in golf with a diverse business built around talent representation, event management, and brand and property consulting. It has one of the most dynamic rosters of golf player clients – which includes six Major Championship winners and two members of the World Golf Hall of Fame – and is highlighted by Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Brian Harman, Brendan Steele, Brandt Snedeker, and Davis Love III. The agency also manages a number professional golf events around the world, which include the Safeway Open and CareerBuilder Challenge in the U.S., the Nordea Masters in Sweden, the Singapore Open, and the Australian Open.

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