John Deere announces partnership for The 2015 Solheim Cup

MANNHEIM, Germany, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - John Deere will be the official 
supplier of golf course machinery for The 2015 Solheim Cup, the highlight of 
the 2015 female golf sporting calendar in Germany. The 12 best selected female 
golf players from both Europe and the United States join together to compete 
for the prestigious Solheim Cup at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany from 
September 18(th)-20(th), 2015. 
Through the agreement with the Ladies European Tour (LET) and St. Leon-Rot 
Golf Club, the 2015 Solheim Cup will be supported by John Deere machinery and 
services through the company's European dealer network. 
"The Ladies European Tour is pleased to extend its relationship with John 
Deere, which has been an excellent partner during the past 6 years. Our 
experiences working with them during the 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland have 
driven us to want to partner with them again," said Mark Casey, Director of 
Operations for the LET and Director of The Solheim Cup. 
"We know the enduring strength of the John Deere brand is based on the quality 
of its products and customer service by experience, therefore we are delighted 
to have John Deere as a strong partner on board," said Eicko Schulz-Hanssen, 
General Manager of St. Leon-Rot Golf Club and Promoter of the 2015 Solheim Cup. 
Karsten Biber, Deere & Company's manager of sales and marketing for turf 
products in Europe, said, "We are very pleased to add The 2015 Solheim Cup and 
the 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup to what has already been a fruitful 
relationship with the Ladies European Tour. Particularly because the 2015 Cup 
will take place at the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, close to Deere & Company's 
European headquarters in Mannheim, Germany and the German sales branch." 
About The Solheim Cup 
The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with 
passion for one's country. This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play 
competition features the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional 
Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies 
European Tour (LET). Held every two years, the event has grown into the most 
prestigious international women's professional golf team event. The Solheim 
Cup is the most highly coveted trophy in women's profes­sional golf team 
competition. The Solheim Cup is on the web at 
About St. Leon-Rot Golf Club 
The St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, founded in 1996 by president Mr. Dietmar Hopp, has 
two 18-hole championship courses, an ultra-modern lounge fitting, best 
practice facilities and an indoor short game center with practice options of 
more than 1,700 square meters. The club has hosted the Deutsche Bank SAP Open 
four times. The event, a professional tournament on the PGA European Tour, was 
played at St. Leon in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004. 
Public Relations - Europe, Julia Piesker, +49 (0) 621 829-8343, Fax, 829-8300,; or Public Relations - Americas, Ken Golden, 
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