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Staying Hydrated at the Evian Championship

Hally Leadbetter takes us on a tour of Evian, France. Host of the Evian Championship.

Released on 7/24/2019

Transcript

00:00
Hey guys, Holly from Golf Digest here.
00:02
Just got to the airport, heading over to Evian, France
00:05
for the Evian Championship, the LPGA's fifth major.
00:09
Gonna be there all week, let's do it.
00:11
[warm accordion music]
00:16
[clinks]
00:19
Well, we made it to Evian, France,
00:20
and I am happy to report that this place
00:22
is anything but ugly.
00:24
It is maybe one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
00:27
Well worth the jet lag.
00:29
Can I get a quadruple shot latte and some waters?
00:33
[clinking]
00:36
[bonking]
00:38
[slurping]
00:40
I actually feel great.
00:41
We're not even at the golf course yet,
00:42
we're on the putting green outside of Hotel Royale
00:45
on the shores of Lake Geneva.
00:46
Switzerland is over there.
00:48
I can't wait to start exploring,
00:49
let's go check out the town.
00:52
One more putt.
00:54
[ticks]
00:55
[clinks]
00:57
Okay, let's go check out the town.
01:01
[warm accordion music]
01:10
Yes, the town of Evian is actually
01:12
where the Evian water is from.
01:14
In fact, the locals can just roll up here
01:16
and get their Evian water for free.
01:19
Can I pet? Yes, sure.
01:21
Hi!
01:22
[speaking French]
01:24
[warm accordion music]
01:29
Got it?
01:30
Am I nailing it?
01:31
Did it look good?
01:33
It takes 15 years for the water
01:35
to get from the top of the mountain to this fountain.
01:38
From the mountain to the fountain.
01:45
Well worth the wait.
01:48
Would this be a good Instagram?
01:49
[camera clicks]
01:50
Okay, candid. [laughs]
01:51
[camera clicking]
01:54
[warm accordion music]
02:02
[camera clicks]
02:02
Portrait mode.
02:03
Not a great week to be on the keto diet,
02:06
the French have some great carbs.
02:07
I wish there was a spa nearby, I'm so tired.
02:11
[Producer] There is.
02:12
There is?
02:16
Vacation.
02:18
So, Evian is short for Evian-les-Bains,
02:20
meaning the Evian Baths.
02:21
For 200 years, people have been coming to Evian
02:24
for help with things like digestion,
02:26
arthritis, curing the shanks.
02:28
I wish.
02:29
They have over 100 different treatments here
02:31
that utilize Evian water.
02:32
And while the methods may be different than 200 years ago,
02:35
the healing power is still the same.
02:37
As tempted as I am to jump in here right now,
02:39
there's another body of water
02:40
that I've had my eye on all day.
02:42
Lake Geneva.
02:45
[splashes]
02:49
Whoo!
02:50
[laughing]
02:51
That's cold!
02:52
Lake Geneva, or as the French say, Lac Leman,
02:54
is one of the biggest bodies of water in western Europe
02:57
and it's a great place for an afternoon swim.
03:00
You can almost see it from every spot in Evian.
03:03
Including right here at Evian Golf Club,
03:05
host of the Evian Championship,
03:07
one of the LPGA's five majors,
03:09
which in 2019 is celebrating a huge milestone:
03:13
25 years.
03:15
The list of past champs is really
03:17
the who's who of women's golf.
03:19
Annika, Paula, Lydia, Angela, Inbee, Julie, Laura.
03:24
To get your name on this trophy, you've gotta be the best.
03:27
Four days of the best competition
03:29
in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
03:31
Now, I've always wanted to tee it up in the major,
03:33
this is about as close as I'm ever gonna get.
03:39
[exhales]
03:40
Grip it and rip it.
03:41
Down the middle.
03:42
I got this.
03:45
[swishes] [clinks]
03:47
I don't got this.
03:48
Fore right!
03:49
One, two, three!
03:52
[kids laughing]
03:53
[splashing]
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