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November 2010: Robert Karlsson and Druh Belts & Buckles are enjoying an end-of-season celebration following the Swede’s victory in the Dubai World Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estates on Sunday (November 28).
The Druh ambassador overcame England’s Ian Poulter at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the final event on the 2010 European Tour, bringing him his second title of the year in the Middle East. The 2008 European number one won the Qatar Masters at the start of the year.
Three behind overnight, Karlsson birdied the first two holes of his round and then sank an eight iron on the third for an eagle two and ended up tied on 274, 14 under, with the in-form Poulter who won last week in Hong Kong.
“It was a strange day to say the least. To start birdie-birdie-eagle is not what you expect to happen when you are three behind,” said Karlsson who chose an oval white enamel ‘db’ buckle with a silver snakeskin belt to complement his red and white outfit on the final day.
Karlsson’s victory in February this year in Qatar appears to be have sparked a rash of victories in 2010 for pros wearing Druh; Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn won the Golf Estoril Open de Portugal in June, Sophie Gustafson secured the Ladies Irish Open in August, England’s Gary Wolstenholme recorded a wire-to-wire victory in September at the Casa Serena Open and South Korean Jimin Kang took the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia title in October.
Little surprise then that Druh is known as the ‘Choice of Champions’.
The 41-year-old, known for his quirky, yet stylish golf gear, has been wearing Druh belts whilst playing on the European Tour for over a year now and acts as an official ambassador for this unique range of stylish belts and buckles.
Alongside Karlsson, three-time Ryder Cup winner, multiple champion on The European Tour and captain of the winning Great Britain and Ireland team for the 2009 Vivendi Trophy, Paul McGinley, is also Druh Belts & Buckles ambassador. Englishman Ross McGowan also favours Druh Belts and was wearing one from his collection when he won his first ever European Tour title, the 2009 Madrid Masters.
Druh Belts & Buckles offer the discerning golfer a selection of stylish handmade leather and snakeskin belts in sumptuous classic and chic casual styles and have quickly become the golf professionals’ style secret. The Druh leather belt range is handmade in ten water snakeskins, ranging from turquoise to pink and 15 leathers in different embossed styles, from crocodile to ostrich effect. Each belt purchased comes with your choice of Druh buckles and a standard Druh buckle that is interchangeable. The buckles are produced in brushed nickel, polished silver or gold with some featuring diamante and enamel inserts.
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