Lacoste ambassador Thomas Levet hosted a clinic on the driving range at Golf de l’Océan in Agadir on Wednesday ahead of the Lalla Meryem Cup. The French champion was in the company of LACOSTE European Tour players, Grégory Bourdy and Christian Christian Cévaër as well as LET players, Sophie Giquel, Mélodie Bourdy and Caroline Afonso.
Levet was a particularly skilled showman and hit a number of trick shots from his knees. At one point he placed a golf ball in his mouth and hit it from mid-air. He also had Sophie Giquel hit a wood from a tricky divot and conducted synchronised swinging by five players at a time.
Siblings Grégory and Mélodie Bourdy were reunited for the occasion and joined in the master class for children from the charity Birdies of Essaouira Association, which is supported by the René Lacoste Foundation.
This will give almost 60 children aged from 6 to 14 years old, coming from 3 neighbouring villages in the Essaouira community, the opportunity to enjoy one hour of golf classes a week plus three hours per weekend at the Mogador hotel resort.
LACOSTE & Golf
LACOSTE is present in this historic sport throughout the year and most of the finest golf courses in the world. The golfing presence of the famous crocodile is now assured by champions from different nationalities such as Yani Tseng and Cristie Kerr (No. 1 & 4 World player), as well as Virginie Lagoutte-Clément and Miguel-Angel Jimenez, Anders Hansen and Raphael Jacquelin. These LACOSTE ambassadors personify the values of the Lacoste brand: integrity, performance and elegance, which are the foundation of the success of the brand since its creation.
Symbol of relaxed elegance since 1933, the LACOSTE brand, built on its genuine sporting roots, offers a unique and original universe through a wide range of products for men, women and children. LACOSTE S.A., animates and coordinates eight worldwide licenses granted to various partners: Devanlay, its historical partner for apparel and leather goods, Pentland for footwear, Procter & Gamble for fragrances, Marchon for eyewear, Movado for watches, Zucchi Group for home textiles and GL Bijoux for fashion jewellery. The LACOSTE brand has achieved a wholesale turnover of 1.6 billion euros in 2011 in retail sales, which is the equivalent of 3.7 billion euros of turnover to the final customer. In the 114 countries where the brand is present, two LACOSTE products are sold every second through LACOSTE boutiques, corners in department stores and a selective distribution network. For more information, please visit www.lacoste.com