Golf - 14/11/2013

ECCO golfer claims championship title

Wu Ashun wins the Heiwa PGM Championship making him the first Chinese player to win two Japan Golf Tour titles. The 28 year old Wu Ashun is one of China’s leading golfers.

This weekend he finished at 11-under par 273 in the Heiwa PGM Championship. Wu wore his World Class GTX waterproof golf shoes.

“I feel very good,” said Wu. “It was very windy and everyone had to play in tough conditions.”

In line with his focus on social responsibility, Wu promptly donated his latest victory to the Chinese sports organisation that helped him along the road to his professional success.

"Wu played really strong golf all week and put himself in a great position heading into the final round,” says Jesper Thuen, Global Sponsorship, PR & Event Manager, ECCO Golf:

“He really battled today in tough conditions and showed the true heart of a champion to earn the title against a very strong field.”

 Wu won his first event in Japan at the 2012 Toshin Golf Tournament and a month ago he finished third at that same event. Looking ahead to the remainder of 2013, Wu has a full schedule and will represent China in the World Cup this November in Melbourne, Australia, and join the Asia team in December as it competes against Europe in the Royal Trophy.

In addition to Wu, the ECCO men’s golf collection is worn in competition by scores of international Tour stars, including Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjørn, Marcel Siem, Thongchai Jaidee, Stuart Appleby, Andreas Hartø, JB Hansen and many others.

About ECCO
More than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes have walked the earth since 1963, when Karl Toosbuy founded the company in Denmark. ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process – from leather production through manufacturing in its own factories and all the way to its stores. ECCO’s Scandinavian design philosophy, “The shoe must follow the foot”, is guiding the company.  ECCO creates high-comfort, functional, stylish shoes and timeless bags, accessories, small leather goods and shoe care products. Still family owned, ECCO is headquartered in Denmark and employs more than 19,500 people of 50 nationalities worldwide. ECCO products can be found in the 1,100 ECCO stores and 14,000 other sales locations in 85 countries.