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Rewards4Golf to sponsor Rhys Enoch at the 147th Open Championship

Rhys open 2018 2Rewards4Golf, the UK’s leading golf rewards programme, has today announced it will be sponsoring Welsh golfer Rhys Enoch at next week’s 147th Open Championship.

Taking place at Carnoustie for the first time since 2007, The Open, which starts on Thursday 19th July, is set to feature the world’s best golfers who will all be competing for the famous Claret Jug.

30-year-old Enoch last played at The Open four years ago, and he successfully came through the final qualifying stage at Hollinwell GC with rounds of 72 and 70 to claim the 3rd and final qualifying place.

A regular participant on the Challenge Tour, Enoch has attracted lots of sponsorship interest which has culminated in a partnership with Rewards4.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Enoch said: “I played The Open at Hoylake in 2014 and just missed the cut, but it was probably the most enjoyable golfing week of my life.

“It will be an unbelievable event on a fantastic course, so I can’t wait to get there and get started.”

Eileen Stubbington, Head of Marketing at Rewards4, said: “Rewards4Golf is delighted to support Rhys at the 147th Open Championship. Rewards4Golf is all about helping golfers save money on their next driver, dozen balls, golf shoes or even their next golf break, simply by collecting points through their everyday spend with our golf and other retail partners (which number more than 4,500).

“We also give our members access to exclusive rewards and competitions and, through the partnership with Rhys, we are delighted to be able to offer our members even more amazing and exclusive rewards over the coming months.”

“Everyone at Rewards4Golf would like to wish Rhys the best of luck at Carnoustie - we have already collected points by backing him with our betting partners bet365 and Betfred, so fingers crossed!”

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About Rewards4

Rewards4 is the largest operator of sports-based rewards programmes in the UK. The company operates a range of dedicated programmes including Rewards4Golf, Rewards4Racing, Rewards4Cricket, Rewards4Rugby and Rewards4Rugby League, with almost two million passionate sports-loving members now signed up.

Rewards4’s award-winning fan engagement and rewards platform helps connect sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies with their fans. Through its bespoke technology, Rewards4 provides clubs, organisations and governing bodies with a loyalty solution which enables their fans to earn loyalty points from their everyday spending with over 4,500 retail partners. These valuable points can then be seamlessly turned into fantastic rewards, helping golfers save money on their next equipment purchase or enabling fans to enjoy savings at events such as The Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, England Cricket Internationals or the Super League Grand Final.

Reward4’s clients include some of the UK’s biggest sporting institutions and venues including The Jockey Club, Arena Racing Company, York Racecourse, the Rugby Football League, Saracens, Hampshire CCC, Glamorgan CCC and Durham CCC.

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Bridgestone Winners Enjoy A Day With Ollie.


Three amateur golfers are hoping to reduce their handicaps and transform their games after a round to remember with an emerging star of the European Tour.

Si Monckton of Eastbourne, Greg Robinson from Stockport and Andrew Law from Sheffield won a social networking competition with Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, to tee it up with their sponsored star for 2015 Ollie Farr.

The trio travelled down to the Worcester Golf and Country Club for a round with the Welshman, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise onto the European Tour, having won the EuroPro Tour in 2013, before qualifying through the Challenge Tour rankings in 2014.

This year has been a steep learning curve for the 27 year-old, with a number of promising rounds in esteemed company offering hope for a strong finish to the season.

But meeting 18 handicapper Greg, Andrew off 15 and 12 handicapper Si still presented a bit of pressure for Ollie to live up to his reputation, albeit not quite on a par with a first hole tee shot at Wentworth with Sergio Garcia and co.

Greg said: “Playing with Ollie today has really spurred me on. I’ll be practicing harder to try and get my handicap down after this, having learned so much from spending some hours on a top course with a European Tour professional.”

Si said: “It has been an amazing experience to play with Ollie. There has been some good stuff, some not-so-good stuff, but I have picked up a lot of tips that will stand my game in good stead. It’s been a day to cherish.”

Andrew said: “Ollie’s advice was really helpful. To watch his swing close-up was incredible too. You see how the pros hit the ball on TV, but to see it in person gave a whole new perspective. It is something to aspire to, for sure.”

Ollie said that meeting the three amateurs and playing a round with them was a lovely experience.

“They were all very good players in their own rights. I tried to impart one or two tips and words of encouragement but if they carry on like they did with me, I’m sure their handicaps will be coming down before they know it.”

Bridgestone already boasts a high-profile presence in the world of golf and wanted to build upon this with a sponsorship that brought its range of tyres closer to golfers’ minds and identified Ollie as an ideal match.

Bridgestone’s sales and marketing director Farrell Dolan said: “Bridgestone is the world’s largest tyre manufacturer and we think that a sponsorship with one of the sport’s most exciting young stars is the perfect fit for us, as we reach out to a vibrant new audience.”

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Bank Frick & Co continue to sponsor Oliver Farr and Stuart Manley in 2015

Oliver Farr TurkeyBank Frick & Co, a private bank in Liechtenstein with additional offices in London, stuart manleyhave agreed to continue their sponsorship of Welsh duo Oliver Farr and Stuart Manley.

Ollie has enjoyed fantastic progression over the past three years, winning the 2013 EuroPro Tour Order of Merit, this qualified him for the notoriously tough European Challenge Tour. Victory in the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open, along with 5 other top 10 finishes finally saw him graduate in 10th position onto the 2015 PGA European Tour.

“ I would like to thank the Frick Family, Stefan Rauti and Hubert Buechel of Bank Frick on behalf of myself and Stuart for continuing to support us in 2015, it will be our third season representing Bank Frick on the tour, and hopefully we will both have a successful year “

Stuart, who was runner-up to Miguel Jimenez in the 2013 Hong Kong Open, will divide his time in 2015 between the PGA European Tour and the Challenge Tour.

Stefan Rauti, head of Bank Frick & Co in London, said “This will be our 3rd year of been associated with Ollie and Stuart, and along with our clients across Europe we very much look forward to following the guy’s progress in 2015.”

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Ollie’s European adventure gathers pace with Bridgestone tyre partnership

Oliver Farr Farrell Dolan and Wim Belckx 1As the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone knows a thing or two about driving further, which is why it has opted Ollie Farr black and white bunker splashto sponsor one of the game’s most exciting young golfers in his breakthrough professional season.

Bridgestone will be partnering with Worcester’s Oliver Farr as he embarks on his debut year on the coveted European Tour, where he is competing with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els.

The 26 year-old, whose home course is the Worcester Golf and Country Club, can now look ahead with an added element of confidence, having the support of such a huge brand.

Ollie, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past three years to win the EuroPro Tour before qualifying from the notoriously tough European Challenge Tour, is delighted to be on board with Bridgestone tyres as he seeks future glory.

He said: “It is big boost to be recognised by Bridgestone tyres, and I am very excited about the sponsorship.

“I am really looking forward to representing such a fantastic company and I can’t wait to help raise the profile of the brand and bring our links with golf closer to the automotive world.”

Bridgestone is planning a number of golf themed events and activities in 2015 and sees Ollie as the ideal young personality to push the company’s premium products to a vibrant new audience who enjoy a round themselves.

Bridgestone’s consumer sales and marketing director Farrell Dolan said: “We already boast a great brand presence in the world of golf and we now want to build upon this with a sponsorship that brings our range of tyres closer to golfers’ minds.”

As well as sporting Bridgestone’s tyre logo on his golf shirts and jumpers, Ollie’s experiences will be featured on Bridgestone’s social networking channels, which should create more interaction and ultimately lead to more followers.

Farrell added: “We feel that we can really leverage this sponsorship in a number of exciting ways.

“Instead of just embossing our logo on a shirt, we want to make our partnership work in a number of innovative methods.

“Moreover, we want golfers to think of our premium range of tyres and create a sporting association that is synonymous with our portfolio of products.

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