On behalf of QBE’s 3,000 North American employees, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 QBE Shootout.
An integrated specialist insurer, QBE is proud to be the new title sponsor and to partner with the even’ts founder and long-time host, Greg Norman. For more than a quarter of a century, this unique PGA TOUR event has brought together some of the best golfers in the world to compete in an exciting and compelling team format. Play returns to the beautiful setting and world-class accommodations of the Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida for the 17th time this year.
Giving back to the community is embedded in our DNA, and we believe that our sponsorship or the QBE Shootout is a great investment in the community and our business. The QBE Shootout makes a meaningful impact with the local community and several nonprofit organizations across the United States. Among them is CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, which, through targeted and innovative research, works to end childhood cancer. We are proud to say that, over the years, the tournament has raised more than $13 million to address children’s health issues.
Additionally, we hope that the expansion of our marketing through the PGA TOUR will help to raise awareness of the unique value we deliver through our property casualty, commercial and specialty insurance businesses.
I would like to thank Greg Norman, along with the many sponsors, volunteers and participants who have contributed to make this event a success. My gratitude extends to QBE’s clients, brokers, employees and shareholders who make our support of events like this possible.
Thank you for attending the QBE Shootout. I hope you have an enjoyable time.
Chief Executive Office
QBE North America