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Galvin Green Sponsors Golf-Specific Forecast

7.59am 8th July 2010 - Corporate

Galvin Green has become the first sponsor of golf’s most accurate and reliable weather forecast service, Weatherfor Golf – allowing British and Irish golfers to discover, free of charge, the exact climate conditions over their golfing destination before choosing the type of clothing required for their round.

Powered by Met Office data and backed by the PGA, Weatherfor Golf takes forecasting to a new level with hourly forecasts available through computers and iPhone Apps for the upcoming six-hour period each day at nearly 3,000 leading golf clubs in the UK and Ireland. Beyond the first six hours, each forecast is updated every three hours to as far as six days ahead, allowing the golfer to plan ahead and wear the appropriate clothing.

The service claims a 93% accuracy in its short term forecasting and is ideally suited to golfers and Pro Shop professionals alike. “Galvin Green is backing this service because it provides golfers with the best forecast possible on the day they want to play and on-course retailers with another tool on which to base sales of clothing that matches up with the weather conditions,” said Mike Johnson-Hill, Managing Director of Galvin Green (UK) Ltd.

Galvin Green, whose products are designed by golfers for golfers, provides players with the complete choice of multi-layer clothing, from the latest SKINTIGHT™ Compression Technology inner layer garments to award-winning GORE-TEX® jackets and trousers.

Commenting on behalf of Weatherfor Golf, Nick Metcalf of Kodu Digital said: “Galvin Green was our first choice as sponsor of this incredible service for golfers. The brand continues to produce innovative ideas in terms of golf clothing for all weather conditions and we see it as a perfect match.

“The iPhone App is a particularly useful tool as golfers can quickly check on the weather conditions before arriving at a course or calling a club for a Tee Time. Depending on the conditions forecast, they will then be presented with details of Galvin’s specific clothing, such as the wind proof range when the weather forecast is due to be windy,” he added.

Visitors can also use Widget Applications, which give latest snapshots at the exact location. Added to this is a Desktop Download where users can save their favourite courses onto their computer to view at any one time. The same version can be displayed in the Pro Shop so that members and visitors can check the weather before going out to play.

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