Organisers of golf’s Presidents Cup have agreed a partnership with sleep health company ResMed for the 2019 edition of the tournament in Melbourne, Australia.
As the official sleep health provider of the team tournament, ResMed, a company founded in Australia, will use its more than 30 years of experience to educate fans and volunteers about sleep health at the ResMed Performance Lounge and Volunteer Rest Zone.
Located in the Fan Village at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the ResMed Performance Lounge will feature a putting experience that emulates the course’s 18th hole. Once on the green, fans will be presented with ‘fatigue goggles,’ which simulate the effect of feeling tired and drowsy. The fans who score the most points while donning the goggles will be entered to win a trip to New Zealand.
Fans will be invited to complete ResMed’s free sleep assessment on a relaxation chair and depart the lounge with a complimentary Presidents Cup-ResMed branded cooling towel.
For the more than 1,100 volunteers at the Presidents Cup, ResMed will provide the Volunteer Rest Zone. This will include four electric massage chairs that are set in front of a television with the Presidents Cup broadcast. As their relaxation time comes to an end, a member of the ResMed team will invite them to take a free sleep assessment.
Catherine Delamare, ResMed’s general manager for Australia and New Zealand, said: “Good sleep health has many positive benefits. We all feel better after a good night’s sleep. But unfortunately for many people either physiological factors or lifestyle pressure get in the way of our good intentions. Almost half of us don’t get the amount of sleep we need and that affects our health, as well as our families and the community.
“But it doesn’t need to be this way. Many sleep issues are treatable, so much of this is avoidable. We want more Australians to be aware of the options when they have sleep health questions and to make it easier to access the existing treatments.”
The 2019 Presidents Cup takes place from December 9-15, with the International Team, led by captain Ernie Els, taking on the US Team led by captain Tiger Woods.