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Omega European Masters - News
Barras, President of the Omega European Masters Organization Committee, was delighted to see Vaudoise Assurances join Credit Suisse and BMW as major sponsors of a tournament which Omega has put its name to for the past 14 years.
President Gaston Barras should be making him a life-time member.
This is thanks to one man only: Gaston F. Barras, president of the Organising Committee of the European Masters since 1964. « Without Gaston Barras, this tournament wouldn’t be what it is today.
money so that Crans-Montana
would be part of the European Tour
Main sponsor Credit Suisse extended the contract with the Omega European Masters in Crans-Montana until 2015. „There is no reason we will not continue after the new three years period“, banker Jean-Luc Rochat, responsable for the French speaking part of Switzerland, told the media when signing the new contract. with Gaston Barras and Yves Mittaz.
Gaston F. Barras: Â« I have ...
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Omega European Masters - Crans-Montana - 5 - 8 septembre 2013
Omega European Masters 2012
Gaston F. Barras
: « I have always been bound to golf since my childhood »
The Omega European Masters
is the oldest tournament on the continent always to be held in the same place.
This is thanks to one man only: Gaston F. Barras, president of the Organising Committee of the European Masters since 1964.
He invested his
money so that Crans-Montana would be part of the European Tour.
also had the great idea of naming the tournament "European Masters
", thus standing out from all the other Opens organised on the continent>, says Yves Mittaz, director of the Omega European Masters
Gaston F. Barras has always been part of the golfing world: "Over the years, I've worked my way up: first caddy, especially at the 1939 Open, then player (handicap 1), then developer and organiser.
The ex-president of the commune of Chermignon (1965 to 1984) has also been president of the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf-Club since 1981, ex-president of the Swiss Golf Association (1991 to 1997) and honorary member of the PGA European Tour.
WUC Golf 2014
Mr Gaston F. Barras, ASG Honorary President, President of the Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre
Thomas Björn, winner of the OMEGA ...
Thomas Björn, winner of the OMEGA European Masters 2013 and Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA and Gaston F. Barras, President of the Organising Committee of the OEM
PGA European Tour - EuropeanTour - News Story
Gaston Barras, President of the Organising Committee of the Omega European Masters, said: "This year marks the centenary anniversary of the Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, and it will also be the 60th tournament played on the course.