Guillaume Van der Stighelen, official Chairman of the Belgian Golf League.
Guillaume Van der Stighelen becomes BGL Chairman and will help to facilitate the networking during corporate events.
In 2018, the communications agency Kick Up introduced a new format of competition in the world of golf based on the principles of a league and fully managed digitally. Clubs compete against each other throughout the season, as in other sports, with their best players and promising youngsters.
Guillaume Van der Stighelen (1955) is the author and co-founder of the advertising agency Duval Guillaume, which joined the Publicis group in 2010. He writes columns for newspapers and magazines – on golf, amongst others, and has published 6 books so far, including the standard marketing book: “Held en Merk. (Lannoo). His current WHS handicap is 13.3, but he says it could be better.
Guillaume Van der Stighelen:
“Match play has clearly been trending for some time. It is a great honor to be able to take on this role. The amateur level in Belgium is very high. Giving the best golfers the chance to fight for the honor of their clubs throughout the year is a great idea. With WAMP ° we have discovered how popular the match formula is with young and old alike. Helping the founders of BGL in the development of their idea in Belgium and perhaps beyond, seems to me to be a big challenge but with three top Belgian players competing on the European Tour, interest in golf can only get better. ”
Following the success and growth of the Belgian Golf League with a second division and with the aim to involve and bring together BGL partners and other interested companies, a Corporate League will be launched this year.
Thibault De Saedeleer, BGL Manager:
“We are very happy that Guillaume is coming to strengthen our team. He has all the qualities necessary to help us grow the competition and create other areas of development. Guillaume will facilitate the networking during events and federate companies to support the league. We already have many companies ready to defend their colours and Guillaume is the “little plus” they are waiting for outside of the course.”
The Belgian Golf League will start on May 29 at the Golf de l’Empereur for the 1st division.