Glenmuir’s Ryder Cup association honoured

(L-R) Sandy Jones, Colin Mee, Jose Maria Olazabal and Richard Hills

Glenmuir’s Ryder Cup association honoured

Glenmuir's 25 years as Official Supplier of Golf Clothing to the European Ryder Cup Team was marked in a unique presentation aboard the official Ryder Cup flight from London to Chicago.

A quarter of a century’s association between The Ryder Cup and clothing manufacturer Glenmuir was marked aboard the official Ryder Cup flight on Monday in a special presentation at almost 40,000ft up.

Since 1987, the Scottish brand has been the Official Supplier of Golf Clothing to the European Ryder Cup Team, a relationship that has coincided with a period of some dominance for the Europeans who have claimed eight victories in the last 12 matches.

Colin Mee, Managing Director of Glenmuir, was awarded with a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion by 2012 European Captain José María Olazábal, Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, and Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Director, in the unique setting of the official flight, as the Spaniard prepares to lead his charges into the latest instalment of the biennial clash at Medinah Country Club, just outside of Chicago, from Friday.

The plaque was presented to Mee as the chartered jet entered the final portion of its journey to Chicago at precisely 38,000ft above Canada, 500 miles west of Montreal at a latitude and longitude of 54° North and 72° West.

The anniversary could be seen, by some, as a good omen for Europe’s chances this week in Illinois with 25 years also marking the date of Europe’s famous victory at Muirfield Village, when Tony Jacklin captained his 12 men – including a rookie Olazábal – to the first European victory on American soil in the history of The Ryder Cup.