Corporate Partners
Corporate Partners

Learn more about our top corporate sponsors who have partnered with us to achieve mutually beneficial objectives for their brand, the game of golf and the QBE Shootout.

QBE

QBE Insurance Group

QBE Insurance Group is one of the world's top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies, with operations in all the key insurance markets. QBE is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is headquartered in Sydney. We employ more than 14,500 people in 37 countries.

Our strategy is focused on delivering the potential that comes with being one of the world’s few truly global insurers. We will achieve this through maintaining our commitment to quality underwriting and claims performance while continuing to invest in strategic growth and operational initiatives. We will continue to foster our unique QBE culture which is based on six core values and effective risk management practices and controls.

Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc. (FTDI), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN], a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 170 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes — including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company’s more than 650 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in over 30 countries, the California-based company has 70 years of investment experience and approximately $741 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2017.

UBS

UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.

UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 54 countries, with about 34% of its employees working in the Americas, 35% in Switzerland, 18% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 13% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately 60,000 people around the world. Its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

The Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is renowned for its exceptional personalized service, inventive cuisine and luxurious accommodations, with panoramic views of the adjacent Greg Norman-designed Tiburón Golf Club. The 295-room Mediterranean-style resort, ranked as one of the top hotels in the U.S. by U.S. New & World Report is home to a pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón. The course is the host location for both the annual PGA TOUR QBE Shootout, held in December and the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship, held in November.  

Tiburón Golf Club

Tiburón Golf Club

Located in Naples, Florida, Tiburón Golf Club features two 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf courses, the Gold and the Black. Tiburón is home to the LPGA Tour's CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA TOUR's QBE Shootout and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

Tiburón's Gold Course opened in 1998 and the Black Course opened in 2001. Both courses play to a par of 72 and feature five sets of tees. The Gold Course can play as long as 7,382 yards, while the Black Course can play up to 6,949 yards from the championship tees. The 295-room Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room Ritz-Carlton beach hotel is just a few miles away. The semi-private club has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.

Tiburón's 27,000-square foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse features three dining rooms, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, as well as an award-winning golf shop.

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing and management agency for Collier County, Florida, known as Florida’s Paradise Coast. The CVB produces the area’s ongoing destination marketing campaigns, website and visitor guides, and provides information and assistance for travel media, group meeting and event planners, tour operators, and travel agents. The CVB sponsors the Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards each year to honor the many dedicated and hardworking employees that contribute so much to the tourism industry, which is the chief economic engine in Collier County.

Greg Norman Estates Wine

Greg Norman Estates

Launched in 1996 by golfing great and wine connoisseur Greg Norman, Greg Norman Estates (GNE) is an international success with a collection of 14 varietals from Australia, California and Argentina. Created from passion and strengthened by determination, the wines speak true to this global man, reflecting his experiences while traveling the world over.

With more than 30 88+ points to its record, Greg Norman Estates rivals top brands. GNE has received 13 90+ points from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast and three Wine Spectator “Top-100 Wines in the World,” including the 1998 Reserve Shiraz which received the “No. 8 Wine in the World” recognition.