Global Leader in High-Performance Golf Clothing to Outfit 2016, 2018 Captains, Players, Caddies
“Galvin Green’s garments proved to be very popular when part of the official Ryder Cup range at Gleneagles,” said Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director. “We are particularly pleased to have one of the most sought-after outerwear brands in golf supporting Europe when they defend the trophy next year.”
A final decision on the specific garments to be supplied by Galvin Green is yet to be made by Clarke. Currently under consideration are three different fabrics, including a brand new technology being tested by GORE-TEX technicians in Scotland. Each garment is subjected to a period of at least 50-hours of exhaustive testing in different playing conditions, including simulated heavy downpours in a rain chamber. The results will be scrutinized to determine the best option for producing up to six prototypes that are expected to be ready for play-testing one year out from the event itself.
Whatever the final outcome, the ultimate jacket will feature Galvin Green’s trademark quality and streamlined tailoring, along with water-repellant zippers and adjustable collar, chest width and bottom edge. Matching waterproof trousers will retain the company’s customary long leg openings for easy dress, elasticated waist fittings, CORDURA fabric for extra abrasion resistance on the leg bottoms and fleece-lined pockets.
“Our ambition is to create a thoroughly modern, standout rain suit in stretch fabric that offers superb playability in a wide range of conditions,” said Mats Lundqvist, Lead Designer, Galvin Green. “It will be a little bit different in appearance to anything seen before at The Ryder Cup, but we know the captains, players and caddies will be thrilled with the playing experience it offers.”
In conjunction with outfitting the European Team, Galvin Green will also launch a dedicated Ryder Cup collection before the 2018 event at Le Golf National near Paris, when The Ryder Cup returns to Continental Europe for the first time in 21 years.
Based in Sweden, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand that developed the sport’s first apparel layering system – the Multi-Layer Concept – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance.
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