Ernie Els will be sporting some new kicks this week at the PGA Championship.
Golfweek got to check out Els’ limited-edition Ecco Biom Hybrid Classic shoes Tuesday at Quail Hollow. Each shoe will be numbered from 1 to 100 on the heel and feature Els’ logo on the upper, sole and tongue. The limited-edition model will be available in early fall.
“I’m delighted to join what is an extremely exclusive ‘100 Club,’ and to be able to partner with Ecco and produce these limited shoes to benefit my charity is a fitting way to celebrate the achievement,” Els said. “It says a lot about the company that they thought to come to me with this idea. It’s been fun to be involved in the design process and now seeing the final product.”
Said Jesper Thuen, head of Asia-Pacific and sponsorship at Ecco Golf: “To have played in 100 major championships is a remarkable achievement. The level of consistency that Ernie has been able to sustain throughout his career pays testament to both his natural talent and his work ethic. We’re thrilled to be able to honor this achievement with these special designs.”