Top extreme athletes battle on the greens
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 May, 2014 - Hossegor, France - Nixon is proud to be a supporting partner of this year’s edition of the Oakley King of Greens. The international golf tournament for action sports athletes will be taking place on 20 May at Windlesham Golf Club, the 18-hole championship golf course located just a short drive outside of London.
Over the coming days, a selection of the world’s leading action sports stars will be flying into the UK, each one vying for top honors, bragging rights and the chance to win something money can’t buy: a one-of-a-kind Nixon OAKLEY KING of GREENS trophy watch.
Cedric Dumont (BEL) will be back once again to defend the crown he won last year, but the wingsuit specialist will be up against a formidable line-up of action sports heavyweights. Among others, these include freestyle snowboarders Heikki Sorsa (FIN) and Marko Grilc (SLO), freeskier PK Hunder, Kitesurfer Sam Light (GBR) and surfers Alain Riou (FRA) and Tim Boal (FRA).
Soon to be standing on the 1st tee and flying the flag for Nixon will be Spanish skating duo Alain Goikoetxea and Javier Sarmiento. Reflecting on the challenge and change of scene that lies ahead, Alain said: “I always make the most of any chance I can get to hit some golf balls with friends, so I can’t wait to tee off. For me it’s always been a relaxing way to spend time in beautiful surroundings. Here’s to hitting it straight and long all day long, cheers!”
About the Nixon OAKLEY KING of GREENS Trophy Watch:
Movement: Miyota Japanese quartz 6 hand wide-eye 1/20th second chronograph with date and 9 hour crown and pusher placement
Dial: The dial features a real 1.5mm emerald set at 12 o’clock, and is surrounded by a concave ring and includes bold printed indices, a printed seconds track, CD textured sundials and custom molded hands.
Case: 48 mm, 200 meter/20 ATM custom solid stainless steel finished in IP black, solid stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel in IP black and featuring a genuine 1.5mm emerald set at 12hr position and 11 black 1.5mm CZ stones. A hardened mineral crystal, triple gasket screw down crown and pushers with anodized emerald green pusher sleeve on chronograph start pusher, stainless steel screw down caseback, and screw pin lugs.
Band: 23mm custom solid stainless steel 3-link bracelet with a solid stainless steel double locking clasp with micro adjust – all finished in IP black.