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Pringle sponsors Solheim team

12.05am 2nd September 2002 - Sponsorship & Events

The 2002 Solheim Cup will take place at Interlachen Country Club, Edina, Minnesota, 20th ?nd September. This event began in 1990 when the late Karsten Solheim, founder of PING, internationally known for custom-fit, custom-built golf equipment, decided that women professional golfers should have an equivalent of the Ryder Cup.

The deal will see Pringle, the original golf clothing brand, supplying Europe’s leading female golfers’ outfits not only for all three days of this exciting competition in the US, as they look to defend the trophy they memorably won at Loch Lomond two years ago, but also for the 2003 event in Sweden.

Hamish Turnbull, head of golf for Pringle said, “Pringle already supply the Evian Ladies European Tour with apparel, so the sponsorship of The Solheim Cup European team was the next logical step for us.

“The association also fits in with our plans to recapture the golf market by repositioning Pringle as the original golf clothing brand. The outfits that the girls will wear show that we have a range which has all the functionality any player would expect of a top golf brand, while reflecting the trendy aspects of the brand that has caught the imagination on the high street.”

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