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Ambassadors

Since Duca del Cosma’s foundation, we have been sponsoring talented, well-known and professional golf players around the world.

BAS SLUNGERS

  • Player on the Alps Tour
  • Overall winner 2016 Future Tour
  • Turned pro in 2017
  • Member of the Dutch Futures

After his dad took him to the golf course at 11 years old, Bas couldn’t stop practicing Although he started playing golf relatively late, the amount of time and energy he put in it from the beginning made him the golfer he now is. At just 18 years old, after he finished high school, he turned professional and qualified for the Alps Tour, in which he plays his rooky season now in 2018. He knows he might not be ready to win there this season already, but he also knows that this is the way to develop himself the fastest way possible on his route to the European Tour.

This is what Bas says about the Duca del Cosma golf shoes: ‘When I started working together with Duca del Cosma, I couldn’t believe that not a lot of players were wearing these shoes yet. The shoes look amazingly classy and fresh at the same time. Above all these are the first shoes I’m wearing where I feel like they suit my feet perfectly and give very, very good stability. All players I play with are jealous of my shoes, so in a few months I might not be that special on my Duca’s anymore;)

FIORELLA GHABOLI 

  • Birtdate: 28th January 2005
  • Birthdate: 28th January 2005 
  • Started to play Golf with 4 years 
  • Home club / home-course: Frankfurter Golf Club, Germany   

Successes: 

  • AK 12 Hessenmeisterin (Hessen champion) 2017
  • Deutsche Mannschaftsmeisterschaft 2017: 3rd place with Team Frankfurt  
  • 3rd place AK 14 Hessenmeisterschaft Girls 2018 
  • Deutsche Meisterschaft AK14 Girls 2018: 20th place 
  • Member of Frankfurter Golf Club and Kader Hessen  

I like to play golf because you have to be very focused and concentrated on the game and on the course. Golf is a good experience also for your life as you have to respect rules, fairness, team thoughts/spirit (in the foursomes) and Etiquette. I also have found some really good friends in my trainings groups (team Frankfurter GC and Team Hessen Kader). My goal fort he future is to get a HCP on Pro level, to get a member of Team Germany and to get a stipendium on a university in the US.    Fiorella loves her Duca de Cosma shoes because they are very comfortable and are perfect to wear on the golfcourse. The Palm Springs modell is very trendy and the Prado boots are very warm and comforable for Wintertime what is coming soon. I am proud to be an Ambassador of Duca del Cosma and it is a pleasure to wear these high quality shoes. Duca del Cosma shoes are very fashionable and comfortable and some shoe models you also can wear as street shoes.

JAMES FREEMAN

  • Plays on EuroPro and European Challenge Tour
  • Turned Pro in 2009
  • Home-course Retford Golf Club
  • 2nd place 2018 The English PGA Championship
  • 15th place 2018 The English PGA championship - Midlands
  • 10th place Nuneaton Golf Club Pro-Am

He plays at Retford Golf Club in Nottinghamshire and currently, he does coaching as well. He coaches an array of golfers from beginner to an elite level and leads junior development program as well as playing tournament golf through the PGA Europro and Midland Region PGA. His ultimate goal is to become a regular on the European Tour and compete at golfs highest level and he works tirelessly to be the best he can be each day on the golf course and practice ground. This is what James says about our shoes: It's a huge privilege to wear golf shoes as high a quality as Duca del Cosma. They have style and a bit of stability science behind them which I love, They are instantly comfortable straight out the box and don't need bedding in like most golf shoes, not only do they look great they offer me great stability whilst hitting the golf ball at very high speeds.

 

MAIK TAYLOR

  • Ex-Northern Ireland and Birmingham City Goalkeeper
  • Member of the Shirley Golf Club, Solihull, West Midlands
  • Plays off 10

Mike is an ex-professional footballer that played nearly 200 matches in the premiership as a goalkeeper for Southampton, Fulham, and Birmingham and also played for a number of other clubs outside the top level. He also represented the N. Ireland senior side 88 times and played in the famous win over England at Windsor Park in 2005. He took up golf around 28yrs of age and have caught the bug and absolutely love playing. Even more so now he has retired from football. It’s a hobby to him but one that he can continue to be competitive with now that football has finished for him.

MARĺA JESÚS PEŇAS BARRIO

María Jesús Peñas Barrio (Burgos, 1967), better known as 'Chusa', both in the family and professional environment, has been linked to Spanish written media for 30 years.  She has worked for the Spanish newspapers Diario 16 both in Burgos and in Madrid. Now she works at La Verdad since 2007, where she is responsible for the golf content of the regional newspaper belonging to the Vocento Group, and the online content of this same medium (www.laverdad.es/deportes/golf).  She has also collaborated with magazines such as Golf Digest Spain, Rfegolf and Happy Swing.  Not very fond of the private part of social networks but likes it when she can talk about golf. Chusa above all is a lover of everyday small things such as; Enjoying a long walk with her dog Lucas in the morning, a cold glass of white wine at noon under the sun of the region of Murcia, and a good television series at night.  "And of course, a good pair of shoes, either to stomp on the street or on a golf course." 

 

LUCINDA DAVIES

  • Studied the first year at the Western Carolina University in the USA
  • Followed by 3 years at the University of Birmingham
  • She obtained there her PGA coaching qualifications and applied Golf management studies degree

Lucinda has been a PGA golf professional for 10 years and have played this great game now for 20 years. She became the first female professional in Egypt after completing my PGA qualifications at the University of Birmingham. She then began her coaching career in Richmond at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club and now based at Burhill Golf Club. Lucinda has built a strong business in golf coaching, working with all levels of golfers in the London area. Alongside this, she has built a niche market in ladies golf training academies all over the world for her clients. 

This is what she says about the Duca del Cosma golf shoes: I love my Duca Golf shoes because not only do they look fantastic they are really comfortable and the range is so diverse and unique. The range is so different that you can wear the shoes on and off the golf course. I’m regularly at my tennis club in my Duca shoes! Bright, vibrant and beautiful - what else does a girlie golf pro need.

LINDA SEGERSTAM

  • Golf industry expert, BCP Level 3 Pilates instructor and PGA Level 1 Golf coach
  • 2014 Founder of The Intelligent Core bringing Pilates to golfers
  • Speaker at golf industry events and magazine guest writer
  • Brand ambassador Honma Golf and Sweaty Betty

Linda started playing golf at the age of 6 and grew up working in the family-owned company running golf courses in Finland. She moved to the UK in her twenties and worked as a corporate manager for Callaway Golf and the Financial Times. Linda set up her company in 2014 mixing her passion for golf and health. Projects include Project manager, Body Control Pilates, largest Pilates teaching organization in Europe, creating Pilates for golfers teaching programme; VP Business Development, PAR Skincare, official skincare, European Senior Tour; speaker, PGA Merchandise show Orlando, the golf industry’s leading event and guest writer for Lady Golfer Magazine. 

Linda runs classes at golf courses, works with county teams, PGA professionals and private clients. Her One2one training center is located at ZH Pilates Pavilion in Esher, Surrey. Linda’s aim is to bring health and wellness through Pilates to golfers across Europe on different platforms.

Linda says: “I love my Ducas! they have fashion appeal as well as comfort. I like that they keep me stable in the golf swing and I can also wear them for other occasions, such as outdoor Pilates sessions!”

PATRIK ANDERSSON

  • Former Long Drive Competition Champion 
  • He played on the Long Drive Tour for 7 years in Viscus Long Drive Team GBG 
  • Before he retired from the Long Drive Tour, he manages to win over 10 Tour events. 
  • He was also the Swedish Champion for 2 years and the European Champion 2007. 

His longest drives: 

  • His lowest Hcp on the normal course was 2. 
  • Longest drive in his career – 456 meters
  • Longest drive in competition – 406 meters
  • Longest drive on snow – 576 meters (Record at the time)

He now lives in Gothenburg with his family and still dedicates a lot of his time for golf since he makes golf trips (mostly to Spain), and he also does exhibitions with trick shots and long drives. 

ROBERT BURLISON

  • 23 years old (2018)
  • Won 1836 Tour event at Withington and Lancaster with 67 (-4)
  • Aiming to progress onto the full European Tour in 2018 

What Robert wants to achieve for the future is to continue improving and ultimately earn a European Tour card, to compete at the highest level in professional golf.

This is what he says about our Duca golf shoes: 

My Duca golf shoes are a pleasure to wear. They are instantly comfortable, straight out of the box. They have a wonderful sense of style and are so unique. These traits give you an abundance of confidence when you put them on, which helps you to play your best golf. They are very stable, allowing you to swing with balance and freedom. My favourite shoes I have ever worn and I enjoy every minute of playing in them!

SCOTT DRUMMOND

  • Winner Volvo PGA championship 2004
  • 2 times winner on the Challenge Tour
  • Was in 2004 23rd on the Order of Merit

He started playing golf at the age of 8, and had his first hole in one at the age of 9 and was hooked on the game! He decided at the age of 12 that he wanted to become a professional golfer and play the European Tour. With the support of his parents, he played amateur golf for England and also GB&I before turning professional in 1996 at the age of 22. He spent 3 years playing the UK mini-tours before advancing to the European Challenge Tour where he had 2 wins before gaining a full European Tour card for 2004. His rookie year was definitely one to remember! He won the Volvo PGA Championship at Wentworth, playing in the last group and holding off Angel Cabrera. He broke into the worlds top 100 and played several Majors and WGC events. Scott had seven full years on the European Tour playing all around the world with most of the best players in the world, at the best golf tournaments in the world. Amazing times! He still loves competing and so plays many PGA events and other invitational events each year. He mixes this with some corporate entertaining and television commentary as well as being involved in several other golf-related ventures. 

This is what Scott says about the Duca del Cosma shoes: I am delighted to be part of the Duca Del Cosma family, they are without a doubt the most comfortable and stylish golf shoes I’ve ever worn. I love the fact that I can have 100% confidence that I can wear them straight from the box and never have to worry about getting sore feet! The huge variety of styles means that the options for different looks are vast. 

STEPHEN FERRIS

  • Best Number 6 (Rugby Union) to ever play for both Ulster & Ireland.
  • Test player for the British & Irish Lions until injury ended his career.
  • Played 35 times for Ireland
  • Represented Ulster 106 times scoring 60 points
  • Nominated for European player of the year in 2012
  • Over 100,000 followers on Twitter
  • In the top 10 highest profile rugby players to enjoy and play a lot of golf
  • Sports Pundit (Rugby) for Sky, BT, BBC, RTE
  • Member of Royal Portrush

SUSAN TYLDESLEY

  • GolfPeach, AKA
  • Golf micro-influencer and golf instagrammer @GolfPeach

Mum, wife, business woman and golfer… but not always in that order since I took up golf 5 years ago. Passionately hooked on a game I thought looked boring until I got the bug. Handicap 17 and falling, I think!  Range junkie – can get through 100 balls in a session! – and I play as many times a week as my working life allows. Member at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, one of the most beautiful courses in the UK (when I play well!). All our holidays are now golfing holidays. Biggest golfing regret – I went to university in St Andrews and never held a club!

I am a prolific blogger. I also write blogs for Golf Monthly, Lady Golfer Magazine and WomensGolf.com

Website: www.golfpeach.co.uk

I love my Duca del Cosma shoes – and have been wearing them since I took up golf, so when I was approached to be an ambassador I was delighted! For me I want style on the course, but they have to be practical too – and have the grip to help me stay balanced throughout my swing. I still need all the help I can get! I love that they also offer a range for off the course too. That chic, classy yet casual look is perfect for my lifestyle.