Darren Clarke will attempt to skipper the Europeans to a fourth consecutive Ryder Cup win (Photo: Getty Images)
European golfers can match their Ryder Cup heroes from today, as leading apparel brand Galvin Green introduces the next generation of premium waterproof garments in the stunning white and two-tone blue uniform colours of Team Europe.
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, fresh off making his three wildcard picks, has selected four exclusive lines for the new Galvin Green Ryder Cup range set to make its competitive debut at Hazeltine National from September 30 to October 2.
The range includes the most advanced GORE-TEX® waterproofs and GORE® WINDSTOPPER® garments, each one incorporating a brand new fabric technology or golfing style feature.
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To mark its new association with the event as the official supplier of weatherwear to the European Ryder Cup team in 2016 and 2018, Galvin Green has left no stone unturned in producing exceptional high-performance garments designed to give European players an edge over their American rivals as weather conditions dictate.
Before they are worn in Minnesota, the garments are available to the golfing public through The Ryder Cup online shop and former host venues.
Ryder Cup C-KNIT jacket
The first is a premium waterproof full-zip jacket in ultra-lightweight (260grams) stretch GORE-TEX® fabric with new C-KNIT™ backer.
The revolutionary Japanese-made fabric has a super smooth hand feel and can ‘slide & glide’ easily over garments worn underneath. Its complex 3-layer construction makes it totally waterproof and highly breathable, as well as durable; chest, collar, cuff and waist width are easy to adjust to maximize performance and comfort.
The jacket is also available in a short-sleeved version with a half-zip, which the brand first introduced to golfing waterproofs in 2005. Both jackets carry the European flag on the back neck, plus the official Ryder Cup shield on the left chest.
Ryder Cup C-KNIT trousers
Matching the flagship jackets are premium waterproof trousers weighing 350 grams in the same ultra-lightweight stretch GORE-TEX® fabric with C-KNIT™ backer fabric that can 'slide & glide' easily over garments worn underneath.
Based on consumer feedback, they have two long leg openings with water-repellent zippers at the back, rather than the sides.
They also feature two front pockets with water- repellent zippers and two covered back pockets, plus an elasticated waist with integrated drawstring. A silhouette of the Ryder Cup trophy appears on the left leg.
Ryder Cup GORE® WINDSTOPPER®
A new Soft Shell GORE® WINDSTOPPER® has been added to the Ryder Cup range to complement the other garments in terms of styling and performance.
The 3-layer, full-zip jacket combines a tight-knit Polyester outer layer with a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane and a moisture-management inner layer. The most versatile garment to wear in chilly conditions, it is totally windproof, water repellent and highly breathable.
It also features the European flag on the back neck, plus the official Ryder Cup shield on the left chest.
“This is a great opportunity for serious golfers to follow in the clothing footsteps of their Ryder Cup heroes and wear the most advanced rainwear the game has ever seen,” said Christian Nilsson, CEO/Managing Director of Galvin Green. “We’re extremely proud to have been picked to represent Team Europe and these garments reflect our ‘we Never Compromise’ philosophy perfectly,” he added.
Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “It is vitally important that the Ryder Cup Team has the right clothing to help them perform to the highest level and waterproofs are an essential part of this, so we are delighted that Darren’s Team will be wearing Galvin Green’s top of the range garments.”
The new technology featured in these latest garments will form a key part of the Galvin Green Part 1 collection in 2017.
Details of the new Ryder Cup garments can be seen at www.galvingreen.com
Full sleeve jacket - £370
Half sleeve jacket - £340
Trouser - £350
Windstopper - £290