Official Suppliers

Official Suppliers

The R&A extends its gratitude to our Official Suppliers for their support of The Open Championship.

Glenmorangie, Scotland’s favourite single malt whisky, is proud to be the ‘Spirit of The Open Championship’.

Both Glenmorangie and The Open have a proud heritage dating back over 150 years. Whilst The Open is golf’s oldest Major Championship dating back to 1860, Glenmorangie was first produced in 1843 and is now a leading global player in premium single malts, enjoyed in over 130 countries worldwide.

Just as Glenmorangie goes to unnecessary lengths to craft its award winning single malt whisky — using the tallest stills in Scotland and only the finest quality oak casks — so The Open is renowned every year for its meticulous preparation of the greens, fairways and bunkers of each Championship course as well as the exceptional displays of golfing finesse from the world’s leading players, making Glenmorangie and The Open a natural fit.

As the ‘Spirit of The Open’, Glenmorangie is searching for the world’s most ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ golf holes.

We’re inviting you to nominate and vote for the world’s greatest golf holes to produce the definitive global list of the finest 18 golfing challenges. A grand prize is on offer to participants: an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to experience our warm hospitality at both the Home of Golf and the Home of Glenmorangie in 2015 – just vote for your favourite golf hole or nominate your own to enter at

Sodexo Prestige is the specialist sport and leisure, fine dining and major event division of internationally renowned quality of life services group, Sodexo.

Sodexo Prestige provide retail catering, corporate hospitality, sales and marketing services and logistics for more than 45 events and venues in the UK and internationally. The company is proud of its long partnership with The Open Championship, delivering all the catering for spectators, players and sponsors as well as a turnkey hospitality service that includes product development, marketing and sales of the packages and delivery during the Championship.

Stella Artois

Stella Artois, the UK’s favourite premium beer brand*, is proud to be the official beer and Cidre of The Open Championship.

Our beer is brewed to 4.8% ABV and has a pleasantly distinct, crisp and slightly bitter taste. Stella Artois should be perfectly served in the Chalice, designed to deliver a superior beer experience.

Stella Artois was originally brewed in Leuven, Belgium as a Christmas beer and has grown to become a global brand. “Stella,” Latin for star, refers to the brightly shining Christmas Star. “Artois” acknowledges Sebastian Artois, the master brewer and owner of the brewery.

*Ipsos Brand Performance Tracker, June 2013

UPS is a global company with one of the most recognised and admired brands in the world. As the largest express carrier and package delivery company in the world, we are also a leading provider of specialised transportation, logistics, capital, and e-commerce services. Every day we manage the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. We are proud to have been the Official Express Carrier of The Open Championship since 2009.

Scotland, the Home of Golf, is proud to be an Associate of The Open Championship. As a partnership of public bodies we’re working alongside The R&A to enhance Scotland’s international reputation as an outstanding place to live, visit, play golf and do business.

We’re committed to ensuring that your experiences of Scotland meet all your expectations. Scotland, the Home of Golf looks forward to welcoming you to one of our 550 golf courses.

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  • Patrons of The Open 2014

    The R&A extends its gratitude to its Patrons for their support of The Open Championship.

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