The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and ProQuip, one of the world’s leading golf weatherwear manufacturers, jointly announce that ProQuip has been named the official weatherwear of the 2007 United States Solheim Cup team. The 2007 Solheim Cup will take place at Halmstad Golf Club in Halmstad, Sweden, from 14-16 September.
The agreement provides ProQuip custom-designed wet-weather and wind clothing for Captain Betsy King’s United States team, its support staff and caddies. ProQuip also will provide weatherwear to LPGA staff members, and VIPs, including LPGA Founders, board members and former captains.
“I regard the U.S. team’s rain and wind garments as true technical equipment, and as important as golf balls and clubs in the event of inclement weather,” King said. “I‘m supremely confident in ProQuip’s ability to keep the team comfortable and dry, and we will reliantly carry ProQuip into competition in September in Halmstad.”
ProQuip, founded in 1981 and based in the historic golfing town of North Berwick, Scotland, is synonymous with ultra-lightweight and supremely soft waterproof, breathable golf clothing. The company’s American operation, ProQuip USA, is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
“All of us are thrilled with the confidence expressed by the LPGA and U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Betsy King,” ProQuip USA president Randy Payne said. “The dodgy weather at previous Solheim Cups confirms the importance of competing with reliable and comfortable weatherwear, and we guarantee that the elements will not stand in the way of competitive excellence for the U.S. Solheim Cup team.”
ProQuip has a quarter-century history of outfitting international team golf competitions, tracing back to the victorious 1981 United States Ryder Cup team. Most recently the company was the preferred weatherwear supplier to the 2006 European Ryder Cup Team at The K Club in Dublin. ProQuip has been selected by more Ryder Cup captains, European and American, than any other weatherwear brand in the match’s history. This is the first time ProQuip has outfitted the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.