Ryder Cup Europe reveals first phase of Official Suppliers programme
Story published at 14:41, Friday, August 21st, 2015
Ryder Cup Europe has announced that Galvin Green will be the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear to the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup Teams, and that Level 4 Golf will continue its successful relationship as the Official Team Supplier of Europe’s bag and on course accessories for the next two editions of the biennial contest.
Level 4 Golf, market leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of club accessories, will continue its work of the past 11 years to produce a bespoke collection of merchandise tailored to the specific needs of Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain; and Darren Clarke will therefore be able to call on their expertise as he seeks to mastermind a third successive victory for Europe over their American counterparts in 2016.
For the first time, Galvin Green, a leading player in Europe’s golf rainwear market, will supply the 12 team members with lightweight, flexible and breathable waterproofs when the European Team lines up at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA, from September 27-October 2, 2016.
Clarke, his vice captains and the caddies will also wear the same outfits, and Galvin Green will continue in its role as Official Team Supplier for The 2018 Ryder Cup, held at Le Golf National, just outside Paris.
Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup Director, said: “This announcement unveils the first phase of our Official Team Suppliers programme for the European Teams in 2016 and 2018. Ryder Cup Europe is delighted to continue our successful relationship with Level 4 Golf, and to welcome Galvin Green as a Team Supplier as we look towards 2016 and 2018. We are pleased to have such sought-after brands and expertise supporting the team when they defend the trophy next year.”
As part of its new relationship as an Official Team Supplier, Galvin Green will also retain the licence for designing a bespoke Ryder Cup collection for regular golfers, following the success of the garments it produced ahead of Europe’s victory at Gleneagles last year. The new collection will be launched before The Ryder Cup in 2018, when golf’s greatest team event returns to Continental Europe for the first time in 21 years.
Clarke said: “Galvin Green waterproofs keep you dry, look the part and, because they’re lightweight, are also very comfortable to wear, so they tick all the boxes for me.
“I’m delighted they’ve come on board as an Official Team Supplier, and also that Level 4 Golf will continue in the role they have filled so successfully for many years now. I’m sure the players will be just as delighted when they get kitted out next September.”
Level 4 Golf http://level-four.co.uk/
Galvin Green www.galvingreen.com