In a historic moment, the first winner of D+D REAL Czech Masters became Welshman Jamie Donaldson. It was a coincidence that one of the world‘s greatest golfers won and also ensured his place in the Ryder Cup, the prestigious duel of Europe versus United States. During four days there were over nineteen thousand spectators at Albatross Golf Resort, which is an unusually large turn out for the premiere. A busy week was launched with a gala dinner in Troja Chateau accompanied by a special fashion show. Important partners and the main stars of Czech golf participated. On Wednesday amateurs and professionals in PRO-AM four-man scramble tournament competed.
This was an unforgettable experience for all who played. The main professional tournament was from Thursday until Sunday. “After landing, Donaldson was immediately very unlucky when his bag with his golf equipment failed to arrive. Nevertheless, this did not change his mood at all and he happily accepted the invitation into Troja chateau for the gala diner. His clubs meanwhile arrived by another plane. He had his own strict daily regime: game, training, relaxation and we all did everything we could for his psychological well-being. When he forgot his “lucky sweater” at the hotel room, we brought it five minutes before the tournament began. On Saturday evening he expressed a wish to see Prague‘s center. He enjoyed dinner in a luxury restaurant with a view of Charles bridge. On Sunday morning he won the tournament and delayed his journey home. This is a description of our care for Jamie, but we have tried to satisfy everybody. We were rewarded by thankful letters from players such as Nicolas Colsaerts (the winner of Ryder Cup) and well known golf manager Chuby Chandler”, David Truda showed the back stage situation. The golfing world watched Donaldson‘s battle with Scotchman Stephen Gallacher for direct nomination to the European Ryder Cup team. Gallacher was unlucky in the Czech Republic, anyway, one week later he was additionally nominated by team captain Paul McGinley. We can conclude that in The Czech Masters there were two participants of this year‘s Ryder Cup.
“Jamie Donaldson‘s face will be part of our marketing campaign which starts in November through the billboard medium. Sponsorship agreements for the next year took place during the tournament – this applies purely to Czech and global partners. Golf is popular worldwide and very attractive for business customers. Until now there hasn‘t been any similar event in the central Europe which would satisfy similar demands. We were successful in achieving that.” remarked marketing director of Relmost, Pavel Poulíček. Representatives of the European Tour signed Czech Masters as the best premier tournament that they have had in last few years.“
George O‘Grady – chief executive officer of The European Tour – personally came to supervise the preparations since Tuesday. He left very pleased.” Petr Dědek, the owner of the promoter company Relmost said. If you don‘t want to miss the next years competition, save the date in your diaries for 24.8.-30.8.2015.