Swiss Ski athletes raise 100'000 Swiss Francs at Golf Tournament

09 September 2013 09:22
Cuche - Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2010
Cuche - Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2010 -
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It's no secret that many skiers are also avid golfers, but at the end of June the Swiss Ski ones decided to put their skills up to good use.

The backdrop of the event – a stunning golf course built in 1906, and now considered to be one of the most beautiful courses in the Alps. A wide range of athletes, staff and supporters of Swiss Ski came together for a day of fun at the golf course. The occasion was the annual Swiss Ski Charity Golf Tournament, an event designed to collect funds for the youngest divisions of the federation.

And if the great purpose of the event might not have been a good enough reason to head out and hit some golf balls, the facts that the Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre course is the same one where the European Masters are played and provides a view to the Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc certainly served as additional motivation.

From Didier Cuche who earned an honorary membership at the Club after winning a World Cup super-G race in Crans Montana in 2012 and has been playing a fair share of golf since retiring from skiing to the three Gisin siblings, Michelle, Marc and Dominique who have been playing golf since childhood, everyone seemed to be having a blast. The final results were secondary to the fact that 100’000 Swiss Francs were raised and will help new generations of skiers develop within Swiss Ski.

Here is our ‘Behind the Scenes’ video from the event!