Rocket Yard Sports media story – Rockliffe Hall 20/07/20
Is it? We are checking every available resource we have and it does appear that this is the first time a woman has taken the title in a professional tour event where women are competing with the men. Well done to Ellie on becoming a record breaker (we think)!
This was to be a fantastic event for Rocket Yard Sports as we recently announced that we are partnering with the 2020protour to support their sales & marketing efforts as the tour continues to flourish in it’s maiden season despite the disruption caused by Covid-19. The tour is founded by long time Rocket Yard client, Chris Hanson and his business partner Adam Walker. The concept was born out of the idea that there were little to no gender inclusive tours where women are able to compete against the men in a fair and neutral way. We naturally love the concept and now, felt like the right time to get involved.
Part of the arrangement between Rocket Yard and 2020protour, was for us to be the title sponsor of our own event, aka, ‘The Rocket Yard Classic’ hosted at Rockliffe Hall in Darlington.
The weather conditions were breezy and a little chilly which made for difficult scoring for most of the morning starters. By the time the later tee times got underway, scoring soon improved and LET Tour Player, Ellie Givens made a run at the top of the leaderboard with a solid score of 68, a 4 under par round that stood for some time. This is where our next stroke of good fortune came in… there are no playoffs, so 1st place is a shared prize and with a late chip in, Andrew Wilson who is also a Rocket Yard client ended up on 4 under par as well to share the spoils with Ellie.
Off the back of our partnership of the 2020protour we have already gained over 100 new followers across our social platforms, several enquiries for athlete representation, and more than 10 enquiries about our sports marketing services from brands. At the end of the day… sponsorship is a marketing discipline and it’s worked well in our favour.