A local business has grasped the opportunity to participate in an international sporting event by putting its name to the Integral Collection Classic golf tournament at Hunley.
Integral Collection has signed up as the main sponsor of the prestigious Europro golf tournament, which will be beamed across the globe on Sky Sports in September this year.
The local family business, which specialises in quality built-in kitchens, bathrooms and bedroom furniture from its base on the Skelton Industrial Estate in Saltburn, will enjoy prime advertising locations around the golf course, including televised tees and greens, when the tournament runs between September 14 and 16.
Integral Collection Managing Director Steve Duck, himself a keen golfer, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the Europro at Hunley Hotel and Golf Club and to be able to put our name to such a wonderful sporting event.
“We were very impressed that Hunley had been recommended to the PGA and tour organisers by the English Golf Union as a quality club with all the attributes to make this tournament a success, so immediately wanted to get involved.
“We are a family business with our roots firmly in East Cleveland and are pleased that this event is coming to the region at a time when many businesses and families are struggling. It will give the area a lift.
“Our customers have supported us over the years and we wanted to give something back, and this seemed like a great way to do it. Hopefully it will put East Cleveland on the map.”
Hunley, which is based near Saltburn in North Yorkshire, is set to host the penultimate stage of the Europro tour on its championship Morgans course over three days from September 14, before the top 60 competitors head to Cyprus for the final event of the season.
One of the leading tours in Europe, the Europro is organised by the PGA and Matchroom Sport Limited and is the only officially-recognised golf development tour in the UK.
Some of the world’s top golfers have started out on the Europro Tour, including Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the 2010 Open Championship, and Ryder Cup hero Ross Fisher.
This season there are 16 tournaments around the UK between April and October, which are being shown on Sky Sports and televised around the world, with players competing for total prize money of £650,000 – £40,000 of which will be up for grabs at Hunley.
Hunley Chief Executive Elliot Hamilton said: “It is wonderful that Integral Collection has given its backing to the Europro at Hunley, and is particularly fitting because, like Hunley, it is a local organisation that is very proud of its roots and the community support it has received over the years.
“We are very proud that the Europro is coming here and are excited that Integral Collection is going to be playing a major role. Like us, they believe in quality and detail, so I know it is going to be a fabulous event.”
A range of sponsorship packages is available to businesses who wish to participate in the Integral Collection Classic at Hunley, priced from £1,495, and all afford opportunities for brands to be seen on Sky Sports, as well as corporate golf and entertaining, including entry in the Pro-Am competition on September 13.
For more information, call Hunley on 01287 676216, or go to www.hunleyhotel.co.uk