Duca del Cosma is Established in 2003 by Baldovino Mattiazzo and Antje Elle. Baldovino, a native Italian designer, born in Venice and graduated as one of the best students of the Sarteco fashion School in Florence. Antje, born in Munich Germany and graduated at the renowned Munich School for Fashion Design.
Baldovino and Antje, both passionate golf players, strongly believed that the golf world needed a breath of fresh air: a sophisticated and fashionable touch. An appropriate brand name was within reach: “Duca” Italian for Duke is a traditional Venetian name and has been in use in Baldovino’s family for many generation. Duca del Cosma, a new brand is born…
Over the years Duca Del Cosma has become a succesful international player of shoes, apparel and high-end accessories in the golf industry and has been rewarded year after year for excellent design. Duca Del Cosma has not only been rewarded for ‘design’ prizes. Baldovino was the first designer in the golf world who introduced the spikeless shoe in 2006 and has been subsequently rewarded for this innovation.
Despite the international success Duca del Cosma ran into financial trouble in 2015. Dutch shoe producer Frank van Wezel, founder of the international sport shoe brands HI-TEC, Magnum, INTERCEPTOR and 50 PEAKS acquired Duca Del Cosma in May 2015. Van Wezel has been an admirer of Duca del Cosma for many years and recognized a strong global interest in the brand. From his passion for contemporary sportswear he decided to acquire Duca del Cosma.
Duca Del Cosma is being led from the new global headquarters in Vreeland by Carlo Verbraak as ceo and Rosa Di Lisa as Global Marketing Manager. It goes without saying that the original founders have joined the Duca del Cosma team to safeguard the DNA of Duca del Cosma. Baldovino Mattiazzo has been appointed as Creative design and Antje Elle, as International Brand Manager.
At Duca Del Cosma we develop with a lot of joy and passion unique and comfortable functional golf collections with fashionable stylishness and sports functionality. Our collections are inspired by the Italian way of living and produced with a lot of care.
We strongly believe that a contemporary, high quality and comfortable collection, in time delivery, excellent customer care and a healthy dialogue with our agents and distributors are the pillars of our existence.
Our collection will be expanded with a contemporay lifestyle collection in the very near future.
Since Duca del Cosma’s foundation we have been sponsoring talented and professional golf players around the world.
Englishman Barry Lane has been a professional golfer since 1976 and first played on the European Tour in 1982. He achieved his biggest success in 1995 when he won the Accenture World Championship, receiving a cheque for one million US dollars. Since 2010, he has been playing on the European Seniors Tour.
- 5th place Coral Springs Senior Open
- 6th place Insperity Championship Open
- 1st place Speedy Service Wales Senior Open
- 2nd place Berenberg Bank Masters
- 2nd place Pon Sernior Open
- 3rd place The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex
- 9th place South African Womens Open
- 17th place Turkish Airline Ladies Open
- 16th place Turkish Airlines Ladies Open
- 18th place Ladies Irish Open
- 5th place SBS Open Hawaii
Unbelievably, Laurids was just two and a half years old when he first had a golf club in his hands. He obtained his proficiency certificate and won his first tournament when he was only five, younger than any German golfer before him. Now, at twelve years of age, he is the centre of attention at the most important youth golf tournaments. With a handicap of 4 he plays in the top class, since 2008 also internationally.
Awards – we dared and we won!
From the very start, Duca del Cosma has played in the top league. Almost a dozen awards for design and quality in the company’s first decade have set the bar very high. Our Head of Design, Baldovino Mattiazzo, went for an innovative design that turned out to be an overwhelming success. His style has changed golf fashion and has brought a breath of fresh air to the world of golf. Our numerous awards prove to which degree Duca del Cosma is internationally renowned and respected.
- Red Dot Design Award 2013
- Prix de Golf Women
- Red Dot Design Award 2012
- Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2012 (Nominee)
- Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011 (Nominee)
- Red Dot Design Award 2010
- Plus X Award 2010 – High Quality and Functionality
- Plus X Award 2009 – High Quality
- New Golf Award 2008
- Golf Europe Product Award 2007
- Nominee Ispovision 2004
We are always looking for enthusiastic and ambition people to join our team at our headquarters or to become an agent/distributor around the world. If you are interested in a particular role, email your CV to email@example.com and the email address indicated in the description, with the job title as the subject of the email.
We currently have no job openings at our headquarters but if you are interested to become an agent or distributor please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.