100 days to go: Captain Carin Koch counts on abacus for The Solheim Cup
Story published at 15:55, Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
With only 100 days until the start of The Solheim Cup, European Team Captain Carin Koch has highlighted the key role Abacus Sportswear’s high-performance garments will play in ensuring the team performs at the highest level during the event.
Having dressed the European team at the previous four Solheim Cup events, Abacus Sportswear, the team’s Official Apparel Supplier and pioneer of high-performance stretch waterproof fabrics, will provide 1,608 garments for Europe’s team of 12 players, captain, vice-captains, caddies, team assistants, officials and guests.
“Since the very beginning, Abacus Sportswear has not just been a supplier, providing outfits for the players, caddies and backroom staff, it has been a valuable part of my team I have relied on in preparation for The Solheim Cup,” commented Carin Koch.
“The knowledge the company has when it comes to developing team wardrobes, along with the high level of service it continuously provides, helps ensure the players will feel their best when on the course and I know from my own experience that when you feel good, you play your best golf.”
Each of the players will be provided with high-performance garments, including Abacus Sportswear’s new Pitch Extreme StretchLite™ jacket, which makes its first appearance at The 2015 Solheim Cup. The garment is the lightest, most breathable waterproof the company has produced and features a membrane technology enabling it to be worn close to the skin without a separate lining. This ensures it is extra light, thin and easy to wear, while its capacity to stretch to almost twice its original size enables complete freedom of movement on the course.
In addition, the wardrobe will also include base layers, polo shirts, pullovers, jackets, vests, trousers, skorts, shorts, scarfs to provide protection against any changeable weather conditions.
Commenting on dressing the European team at the biggest event in women’s golf, Chris Mattsson, Head Designer at Abacus Sportswear, said: “The experience we have when it comes to working with many of the game’s best golfers ensures we understand their specific clothing requirements. This experience enables us to continuously produce garments which provide players with a freedom to play their best golf when on the course.”
Abacus Sportswear will measure prospective European Solheim Cup team members during a special fitting session prior to The Ricoh Women’s British Open in Turnberry, Scotland, on 28 July, with the final European team announced later in the summer.
A selection of abacus garments including rain jackets, windwear and moisture wicking Drycool polo shirts embossed with The Solheim Cup logo are available to purchase from the Official Solheim Cup online store www.solheimcupshop.com. Outfits will also be on sale at the Merchandise Shop at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, Germany, from 18-20 September, 2015.
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