ProQuip named as Preferred Supplier to European Team

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Ryder Cup Europe has announced that ProQuip will be the Preferred Weatherwear Supplier to the European Team for The Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, in September 2008 and The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales, in October 2010.

ProQuip, one of the world's best known golf weatherwear manufacturers, will design and supply bespoke rain suits featuring fabric technology specially developed for The European Ryder Cup Team.

The North Berwick based company, which produced the acclaimed, silk-like rain suits worn by the victorious European Ryder Cup Team at The K Club in Ireland two years ago, will also develop a licensed range of commemorative Ryder Cup branded weatherwear, including men's and women's windwear and rain suits.

ProQuip's appointment for the next two Ryder Cups follows the brand's successful expansion into America and across Continental Europe. Supplying The European Team for three consecutive matches further underlines ProQuip's status as the most selected weatherwear supplier in Ryder Cup history.

Richard Head, ProQuip Managing Director and Chief Designer, said: "The rain suit we are developing for this year's European Ryder Cup Team is very special and features one of the most exciting fabric innovations this company has ever been involved with.

"Top professional golfers are now younger and more athletic and require weatherwear that not only performs to the highest levels, but works with them to enable free and powerful swing actions. This is precisely what the new ProQuip European Ryder Cup Team rain suit has been designed to do."

Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said: "ProQuip has a long-standing association with both The European Tour and The Ryder Cup, and we are absolutely delighted to announce our close relationship with them will continue until at least 2010."