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2014 European Ryder Cup team to don ProQuip weatherwear

Aug '12
Quieter: While fabric technology was allowing manufacturers to make lighter weight waterproofs, featuring laminated waterproof-breathable membranes, most were stiff and noisy and, according to some Tour professionals who preferred not to wear them, were a bit like 'wearing a crisp packet.' ProQuip set about creating a 'virtually silent' waterproof for The 2006 European Ryder Cup Team at The K Club, and the result was Silk Touch - the lightest and quietest golf rain suit ever produced. More like soft parachute silk than a crisp packet.

Stretchable: As top professional golfers became more athletic, so the cut, drape and playing characteristics of performance fabrics had to evolve. For Colin Montgomerie's European Ryder Cup Team at the Celtic Manor Resort in 2010, ProQuip developed an all over two-way stretch fabric that was easy to swing in, as well as being extraordinarily waterproof and breathable, which was just as well given the weather in Wales.

In unprecedented scenes on day one, Team USA ditched their waterproof suits during a rain delay and purchased ProQuip rain suits featuring the innovative stretch fabric, a version of which is available today as the TourFlex 360 suit. Team Europe, whose players remained dry and comfortable throughout, won.

Ultra-breathable: With lightweight, softness and quietness built-in as standard, the fabric technology developed for The 2012 European Ryder Cup Team features new levels of extreme, sustained breathability, enabling the jacket to be worn in comfort for 36 holes - essential when you are playing in the Windy City of Chicago in autumn. All golfers can benefit from this technology from September 2012, when ProQuip's Trophy Suit is launched.


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