The Open de France, established in 1906, is one of the most prestigious professional golf tournaments on the European Tour.
For more than 20 years, it has been taking place at the Golf National, an exceptional golf course especially designed to host major events, located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, on the outskirts of Paris. In 2012, despite a rainy and fickle weather, the Open de France attracted more than 40,000 spectators.
With the presence of great talents including the main European stars, as well as the brilliant design of the golf course, hosting the Ryder Cup 2018, this event guarantees a fantastic day for spectators.
On 8 July 2012, Marcel Siem won the 96th Alstom Open de France. The German player finished with a score of 8 under the par, one shot ahead of Italian Francesco Molinari and two shots ahead of French Raphaël Jacquelin.
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Alstom extends Open de France sponsorship
2013 celebrates the eighth year of partnership for the Group as a major sponsor. Along with the organiser of the Open de France, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), Alstom wishes to make this tournament an international event. On 6 July 2012, the Group has extended its sponsorship of the Alstom Open de France for a further four years, taking the tournament through to its centenary edition in 2016.
During the announcement ceremony, Patric Kron said: “Alstom has been supporting the French Open - now the Alstom Open de France - for seven years, helping to strengthen its position as one of the most renowned golf tournaments.” “To succeed in this challenge we have worked closely with all our partners. The decision to organise the 42nd edition of The Ryder Cup in France in 2018 is one of our common achievements. Our success is also illustrated by our 800 guests from 40 countries around the world and 1,000 Alstom shareholders and employees who are present at this year’s Alstom Open de France. We therefore consider that it was a natural step forward to maintain our support from 2013 onwards."
This high-status event is an outstanding public relations opportunity for Alstom, offering the perfect way to entertain important clients, partners and decision-makers, giving them a chance not only to enjoy the tournament as spectators or participants in the Pro-Am, but also to take advantage of the cultural and artistic richness of Paris.
Employees and shareholders are also offered the possibility to subscribe to the “Tribune Alstom”, a dedicated pavilion located close to hole number 16 from which they can watch the game.
The Alstom Open de France provides an excellent way to raise brand awareness and enhance our corporate image in the eyes of the public, which now spontaneously recognises Alstom as a key partner of the Open de France.
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