Suntec Singapore has signed a sponsorship agreement
with local rising golf pro Marc Kawasoe.
Under the exclusive deal and for the 2009
season, Kawasoe will sport Suntec Singapore’s branding on his
professional attire as well as his accessories. The agreement is
for a year.
"Marc is an exceptional golfer. As the leading
venue in Singapore for meetings, incentives, conventions and
exhibitions, we are committed to developing and supporting young
talent. Our sponsorship agreement with Marc gives us an
opportunity to support our community's young great athletes," said
Pieter Idenburg, Chief Executive Officer of Suntec Singapore.
"Marc is very skilled, with a great possibility of being very
successful on the green and we are happy to help fulfill his
potential that will enable him to take his talent one step
Kawasoe, 26, currently stands at No. 20 in
love for golf began at a tender age of six, when he followed his
father to the driving range every weekend. He started golfing in
high school in Los Angeles, USA in 1998. Upon his return to
Singapore for his compulsory national service stint with the
Singapore Armed Forces, Kawasoe inked his talent when he made it
into the national team. Since then, he has aced himself into the
golfing scene as one of Singapore’s popular stars, practicing with
professional golfers Angela Park who is currently playing on the
LPGA Tour and Kevin Na who is on the PGA Tour.
Kawasoe will have
his first appearance of the year at the season’s first Mercedes-
Benz Masters Singapore championship at Laguna National Golf &
Country Club from 11 – 14 March 2009. Apart from the Mercedes-Benz
Masters Singapore, Marc will also play in all professional local
Started almost 500 years ago, golf as an activity,
has in recent years, become an increasingly popular sport, not
only in Singapore but globally. In the last decade, the game has
propelled itself to be one of the world’s most admired sports.
Today, players such as Tiger Woods, Anna Sorenstam and Michelle
Wie have become well-recognised household names worldwide.
Suntec Singapore, with more than a decade of experience in
hosting a myriad of iconic events of diverse nature in its 100,000
square metres facility, is also one of the proud hosts for the
Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2010. Its vast 25,000 square-metre
exhibition halls will house boxing, fencing, handball, judo,
taekwondo and indoor wrestling. It will also be one of the venues
for Doping Control during the period of the Games for the
Its foray into sports marketing is part of its
overall sales and marketing strategies and plans for the brand and
product development activities for the centre’s long-term
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