Golf | 04 Jul 2017 | By Michael Vlismas
SA golf star Brandon Stone named as ambassador for Sun International
Multiple European Tour winner Brandon Stone is the latest South African star to be named as a brand ambassador for Sun International and he joins countryman and Major champion Louis Oosthuizen in this role.
“It’s incredible. As a South African, any time that you are given the opportunity to represent such an iconic South African brand with a global presence fills you with pride. And to be named as an ambassador alongside Louis Oosthuizen is something I hold very dearly,” said the 24-year-old Stone, a three-time winner as a professional and who in 2016 formed part of South Africa’s first Olympic golf team which was captained by Gary Player.
It’s already been a significant year on the fairways for Stone. The young star of South African golf qualified for his first US Open this year and went on to finish tied 35th at Erin Hills.
Stone’s role as a Sun International ambassador also resonates with his fond memories of the company’s flagship resort, Sun City.
“Sun City has played a major role in my own life as I was born in Rustenburg and my father worked at Sun City for a while. So this is a very special partnership for me.
"Sun International does an incredible amount for South African golf. The company has wonderful golf courses, of which the Gary Player Country Club is one of my favourite in the world. And their Sun International Challenge pro-am tournaments on the Sunshine Tour are a fantastic way for young up-and-coming South African professionals to engage with the very high profile clientele that Sun International draws."
"The Sun International brand is one that every South African golfer wants to be a part of and it’s a partnership I hope will continue for a very long time."
"The company is delighted to have one of the rising stars of world golf representing them on global fairways."
Dan Sevel, Sun International’s Marketing Manager: Sports Marketing
"Brandon is a very patriotic South African sportsman and we are very proud to be associated with him. He is a professional in everything he does, on and off the fairways. He represents the professionalism we strive for as a company while at the same time reflecting the pure pleasure of golf and the enjoyment thereof that Sun International has always brought to the game."