Recent statistics from the Environment Agency show that in the period from April to June this year, some parts of the UK experienced more than double the average rainfall.
The countrywide deluge prompted Wentworth Club, Surrey, host of the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championships, and London Golf Club, Kent, a European Tour Destination, to provide new ProQuip rain suits to their workforces.
The Preferred Weatherwear Supplier to this year’s European Ryder Cup Team released the new Tourflex 360 and Ultralite Europa waterproof suits earlier this year, only weeks before the monsoon-like weather set in.
As well as a three-year guarantee on all its rain suits, ProQuip’s service includes a fast and reliable club and corporate cresting facility – an important factor for the prestigious venues.
The lightweight and highly breathable Tourflex 360 – rain suit of choice for the 25 London Golf Club greenkeeping staff – features waterproof ‘pocket bags’, which prevents moisture leaking through to the skin from wet hands or equipment, plus water repellent front and pocket snap-down zips offer ultimate protection from the rain.
Peter Todd, Golf Courses Manager at London Golf Club, said: “Given the heavy rainfall we’ve had, it’s imperative that the course maintenance staff are able to carry out their duties whatever the weather.
“The ProQuip suits keep the team well protected, and looking smart, which is important because they represent the club out on the course.”
The Ultralite Europa, supplied to the greenkeeping and facilities staff at Wentworth Club, is a new generation of ProQuip’s longest running and most successful waterproof range. Featuring exclusively developed and award-winning, waterproof-breathable fabric, water is forced to bead up and run quickly off the surface.
Russell Brooks, ProQuip General Manager, said: “While some golfers will avoid going out in the type of weather we’ve had recently, the greenkeeping staff have no choice.
“The teams at Wentworth and London Golf Club can rest assured that should theUKsuffer more heavy rain this year, they will remain dry and comfortable.”