Looking back on the KLM Open 2018
4 days of pure golfing bliss!
It was magic in the making when Ashun Wu won the 99th edition of the KLM Open with -16. Wu beat England’s Chris Wood with a birdie on the 18th hole, making him China’s most successful player at a European tournament. We’re commemorating 4 days of golf at its best: sunny greens, golf pro’s from all over the world playing their best rounds of golf, 44k relaxed visitors and over 800 NGF volunteers that helped to make it all happen!
Duca del Cosma: proud sponsor of the KLM Open
As the official clothing sponsor of the KLM Open, the Duca del Cosma team is looking back on one of the most memorable events in our company's history. Next, to sponsoring hole no. 3, it was an indescribable feeling to see over 1500 officials, players, reporters, volunteers, and visitors wear Duca del Cosma shoes and gear. It was ‘Duca’ for as far as our eyes could see and we’ve never been more proud of our brand!
The Duca shop: where it was all happening!
Our special KLM Open Duca del Cosma booth showcased our line of technical golf footwear, our lifestyle- and our gear collection. The booth drew in many people, to try on a pair of Duca KLM Open shoes or just to have a chat with the Duca team - and business was booming! We also had the pleasure to welcome some Dutch celebrities in the shop, like Dutch golfer Joost Luiten, and his lovely partner Melanie Lancaster, Feyenoord soccer player Jens Toornstra and Olympic Speedskating Champion Marianne Timmer, who, next to skating also has a big passion for golf. Marianne was so happy with her new Duca’s that she couldn’t help doing a little shout-out on social media. Meeting the Nestor of Dutch Golf Robbie van Ervens Dorens and Inge Langhout at our stand, was one of the highlights of the KLM Open for the Duca team.
The birth of a brand: when all pieces of the puzzle fall into place
Partner Caroline van Wezel: “over the last two years, we worked tirelessly to elevate the Duca del Cosma brand to the next level. We kept the original designers on board, ensuring the Italian DNA, and brought new elan to the brand by boosting both our collection and marketing efforts. On top of that, we have the privilege to work with a great team. It gave us goosebumps to see to how all pieces of the puzzle came together in the Duca del Cosma shop!”
Meanwhile, Sanne took a stab at beating the pro
Physical therapist Sanne Wolfbuttel recently won a Facebook competition by sharing a photo of herself in her best ‘beat the pro’ outfit. Next to winning a pair of Duca’s and a matching outfit, she was invited to try to beat the pro at the KLM Open. And boy did she deliver, beating two out of three pro’s, not bad Sanne, well done!
Bas and Julia reported live from the KLM Open
Bas and Julia, who kept our social channels buzzing during the whole event, had the opportunity to play Pro-am with our Pro golfer Stuart against English Golf professional Paul Waring. Paul earned his first European Tour win celebrating his 200th event, the 2018 Nordea Masters. scoring The Duca team scored a lovely -7, not bad at all.