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Galvin Green becomes new Ryder Cup team supplier G

alvin Green has become the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear to the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup Teams. The brand has taken the opportunity to

become an exclusive provider of outerwear to the Ryder Cup Team for the first time. It has been selected to supply its premium

waterproofs to the 12 team members representing Europe at Hazeltine National in Minnesota next year (27 Sept- 2 Oct), with the same garments being worn by Team Captain Darren Clarke, his Vice Captains and caddies. The waterproofs will also be supplied to the European Team for the 2018 Ryder Cup matches scheduled to be played at Le Golf National near Paris. Galvin Green will provide the 2016 European

Team – looking to equal the hat-trick of wins Europe enjoyed in 2002, 2004 & 2006 – with rain suits that will be extremely lightweight, flexible, breathable and stylish in design. These outfits will also be made available to the wider golfing population aſter the 41st Ryder Cup contest ends in October next year. The brand will also retain the license for

producing a dedicated Ryder Cup collection for regular golfers that it introduced with great success ahead of Europe’s triumph at Gleneagles last year. The new collection is scheduled to be launched before the 2018 event in France, when The Ryder Cup returns to Continental Europe for the first time in 21 years. Up to three different fabrics are currently under consideration for The Ryder Cup rain

suits, including one that offers the benefits of a brand new technology. Samples of these fabrics are being tested by Gore-Tex technicians in Scotland to meet the rigorous standards of protection and durability required. Each garment is subjected to a period of at least 50 hours of exhaustive testing in different playing conditions, including simulated heavy downpours in a rain chamber. The results will be scrutinised to determine the best option for producing up to six prototypes that are expected to be ready for play-testing one year out from the event itself.

Powakaddy Trolley rentals lead PGA Professionals on major sales track in 2015


n increase in PowaKaddy rental fleets being taken on by golf clubs across the UK and Ireland has helped a growing

number of PGA Professionals boost their businesses with significant extra revenue this summer.

Gleneagles offering golfers a valuable ‘try before you buy’ scheme thanks to the provision of award-winning and reliable Freeway trolleys with high-performance batteries. “More and more PGA Professionals are realis-

ing that rental fleets – big or small – can make a significant impact on their business through reg- ular hires and follow-up sales in-store,” said PowaKaddy marketing manager Mei Tierney. “We’ve had really impressive feedback from clubs all over the UK and Ireland, with some turning over more than £15k in less than six months thanks to effective use of PowaKaddy rental trolleys. “Due to the very small outlay involved in

Originally introduced in 2004, the

PowaKaddy rental scheme is now in operation with high-profile clubs like Ryder Cup venue

bringing in a rental trolley, PGA Professionals are very quickly making a profit and even have the chance to sell the unit when it comes to the end of the year,” added Tierney.

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