Ricoh and golf
The Ricoh Women's British Open is one of the five Majors in Women's Golf, and one of only two Majors played outside of the USA. Steeped in history, the event boasts a winners list like an international ‘who's who’ of women's golf.
In 2016, the Ricoh Women’s British Open celebrated its 40th anniversary and entered its 10th year with Ricoh as sponsor. This year the Championship was hosted at Woburn Golf Club near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire where Ariya Jutunugarn from Thailand captured her first Major win and fourth win in 2016, resulting in a rise to number 2 in the Rolex World Ranking.
In front of record crowds, Ariya beat off competition from Mirim Lee of Korea who set a course record 62 on Thursday, as well as past Ricoh Women’s British Open champions such as Mo Martin and Stacey Lewis, to lift the coveted trophy with a score of -16 under par.
Woburn has hosted the Women’s British Open nine times since 1984 and this is the first time the Championship will be held here since 1999. The 2016 Championship was hosted on the Marquess course for the first time. Previous winners at the famous parkland include Karrie Webb, Helen Alfredsson and Liselotte Neumann.
Charley Hull – Ricoh brand ambassador
At Ricoh we have always believed in supporting the stars of the future, today. As such, Ricoh is incredibly proud to support Charley Hull. Despite being only 20 years old, Charley has already had significant success on Tour and has won titles in Morocco as well as being selected as the youngest ever player in the 2013 winning Solheim Cup.
In 2016 she followed this up with her best ever finish in a Major, with a runner up spot in the ANA Inspiration Championship
Thinking about tomorrow every day
In 2011, Ricoh launched its innovative and award winning Sustainability Optimisation Programme at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
Now Ricoh’s ongoing Green Initiative For Tomorrow (GIFT) programme continues to focus the collective imagination and actions of players, spectators and fans by encouraging them to change their daily routines. The result is a reduced carbon footprint and a more sustainable future for everyone.