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Rory McIlroy golf on top of the Jungfraujoch

Spirits were high when OMEGA ambassador Rory McIlroy took on emerging Swiss golfers at the Jungfraujoch "Top of Europe"

Despite being a few thousand metres above his comfort zone, the four times Major winner took the specially-prepared glacial golf course in his stride and was a true inspiration for the young Swiss players.

Rory McIlroy with young swiss golf players

After a knock-out round earlier in the day involving 18 youth players from golf clubs in Bern, Wylihof, Limpachtal, Neuchâtel, St Apollinaire and Interlaken-Unterseen, the top three U16 golfers joined forces to take down the seasoned pro in an 18 ball chip-shot duel.

For the spectacular "Beat the Pro" challenge the Jungfraujoch was given a temporary golf-course makeover with viewing area, tee-off ground and special 9-hole golf wall.

Impressed with the skills and attitudes of the Swiss rookies, who were the victors on the day, Rory McIlroy presented each young player with a putter. It was clear to all present that the future of Swiss golf was in good hands.

Rory McIlroy and Raynald Aeschlimann pose with traditional Swiss instruments
The peaks of the Jungfraujoch
Rory McIlroy and Raynald Aeschlimann on top of the Jungfraujoch