ProQuip renews Ryder Cup association

Scottish specialist to design its 20th Ryder Cup waterproof suit at Gleneagles in 2014

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Golfmagic Apparel
Wed, 8 Aug 2012

ProQuip will continue its long association with the Ryder Cup following its appointment as preferred supplier to the 2014 European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles.

The Scottish golf weatherwear specialist will design and supply its 20th Ryder Cup waterproof suit when the biennial match between Europe and the United States returns to the home of golf in two years time – marking the 31st anniversary of ProQuip’s involvement in the event.

ProQuip has been named preferred supplier to six American teams and 12 European teams and is regarded as the most popular golf weatherwear brand in Ryder Cup history.

“ProQuip is synonymous with the Ryder Cup, becoming famous for ultra-lightweight rain suits worn by the world’s best players,” said ProQuip’s general manager Russell Brooks.

“The company has revolutionised golf weatherwear, especially with the award-winning Ultralite range in the early 1990s, leading the market with significantly lighter, softer and easier-to-swing-in waterproofs than were commonly available at the time.

“ProQuip led the market again in 2006 when the European Ryder Cup Team wore Silk Touch, the lightest and quietest waterproofs anyone had ever seen in golf.

“And who will forget what happened in Wales in 2010 when Europe won a famous victory in the worst weather the Ryder Cup has ever seen?”

With just eight weeks and counting until the eagerly-anticipated 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah, ProQuip is looking forward to seeing its new high-performance rain suit in action, which has been designed for José María Olazábal’s European side.

Brooks added: “ProQuip has remained committed to developing its own, exclusively produced fabrics, and golfers will soon be able to experience for themselves the technology in this year’s Ryder Cup team weatherwear, when the soft, quiet and super-breathable Trophy Suit is launched in September.”

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