In future the high-end automobile brand Maybach and the golfing legend Nick Faldo will have a joint involvement in golf. Today Klaus Nesser, CEO of Maybach, SLR and Exclusive Products, and Nick Faldo, Europe’s most successful golfer, concluded a long-term partnership agreement at Brooklands near London, Great Britain. “With Nick Faldo we have gained a brand ambassador who achieved an extraordinary level of success during his active career as a golfer, and who - like the Maybach brand – is involved in promoting the development of young talent,” said Klaus Nesser. As part of his activities as a new ambassador for the Maybach brand, Faldo will take part in this year’s “Maybach Golf Cup” for potential and existing Maybach customers.
“As a professional golfer I was always striving to become the very best player that I could possibly be and it is that same passion for perfection that has been applied to the development of this very special car. The Maybach represents the absolute pinnacle of motoring style and technology and I’m delighted to be so closely associated with a brand that shares the very same values as my own,” commented Faldo on his new partnership with the car-maker.
With Nick Faldo, Maybach has gained a partner who is able to look back on a unique series of achievements during his sporting career: he has notched up more than 40 worldwide tournament victories, including six Majors and 11 nominations for the European Ryder Cup team, with which he celebrated four victories. More recently, Faldo was appointed Captain of the 2008 European Ryder Cup team, and he has also been working as a TV commentator for the Golf Channel and CBS in the USA.
Exclusive tournament series for potential and existing Maybach customers
In addition to its partnership with Nick Faldo, Maybach is intensifying its involvement in golf with the “Maybach Golf Cup” to be held this year. Existing and prospective customers will be able to take part in four European tournaments in order to qualify for the final in the USA. Teams of four players will compete against each other during this series. In line with the so‑called Pro-Am system, each quartet will have one golf professional in its ranks. Apart from Nick Faldo, these will include top Tour player Gary Evans. On offer as a very special hole-in-one prize at the “Maybach Golf Cup” is a Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren.
The qualifying rounds will commence at the end of April 2007 with the opening of the newly constructed golf course at the exclusive “La Zagaleta Country Club” outside Marbella, Spain. The tournament at the “Golf and Country Club” in Moscow, Russia, will take place in mid-June, with the last two rounds being played in Braz, Austria, and Beuerberg, near Munich, Germany, in July. The final will be held in December 2007 at the “Trump National Golfclub” in West Palm Beach, Florida.Published 19 March 2007