New range of Ryder Cup fanwear from Glenmuir
European Ryder Cup Team fans can really show who they're rooting for this year - on and off the course - with a new range of Ryder Cup fanwear from Glenmuir.
The Scotland-based company has been a preferred supplier to the team since 1987 and for Ryder Cup Wales 2010 it is urging all golf fans to pledge their support to the 'Fairway Army' by sporting an item from their brand new Ryder Cup Collection.
Featuring three polo shirts with co-ordinating long-sleeved sweaters, a slipover, wind shirt, hats and socks, Glenmuir hopes to inspire an army of fans to deck themselves out whether they're watching the match live, on TV - or playing golf in the run-up to the famous event.
The 2010 Ryder Cup Collection includes bespoke designs not available in Glenmuir's seasonal collections, all with the Ryder Cup 2010 logo on the left chest and the words 'Ryder Cup printed' on lockdown zips.
The 'Coldra' performance polo shirt features the advanced ThermoCool comfort zone technology, which keeps the user cool and dry with the use of revolutionary cross fibre technology.
With a contrast stripe back panel and chest, back and sleeve highlight stripe, the design was inspired by the shirts worn by players in the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla.
The 'Wentwood' ThermoCool polo uses all of the performance characteristics of the 'Coldra' but comes in solid colours with contrast tipping on front and back panels, sleeves and cuffs.
The 'Caerleon' polo uses Glenmuir's renowned Hi-Cool moisture management system that helps keep players comfortable and dry in warm conditions. It has a contemporary cut and is designed in solid body colours with a contrast stripe on the front panel and sleeves.
Golfers seeking co-ordinating knitwear can choose from the zip-neck 'Porthcawl' 2/32s supersoft cotton sweater available in four colour schemes with contrast striped back panel and chest and sleeve stripes, or the 'Conwy' in a smart Italian spun rich wool blend, available in four solid colours. Both come in sizes S-XXL.
Colin Montgomerie is expecting a wide variety of weather at Celtic Manor and has instructed Glenmuir to craft a range of clothing to adapt to all temperature fluctuations and Glenmuir has carried this into its own 2010 Ryder Cup Collection with the addition of a Teflon-coated wind shirt.
The 'Aberdovey' microfibre top offers great wind and shower protection with a lightweight, breathable lining. It's available in euro blue/white and garnet/charcoal designs with contrast collar and cuff tipping and body panels. Sizes S-XXL are on offer.
Finally, co-ordinating 'Newport' baseball caps and embroidered 'Usk' cushion-soled sports socks complete the collection.
Launching the 2010 Ryder Cup Collection, Glenmuir marketing director Brian Mair said: "We saw at the last Ryder Cup how the fans can have a huge influence over team performance and we'd love there to be a sea of European fans lining the fairways at Celtic Manor in their fanwear.
"Showing your support in this way is popular in cricket, football and rugby and we'd like to encourage golf fans to do the same - but leave behind some of the less savoury aspects that mass support can be associated with.
"I'm sure if the European players stood on the first tee at Celtic Manor and saw an instantly recognisable bank of supporters, it would be like having a 13th man on the team."