With Darren Clarke confirming his final line-up this week, it's the turn of Galvin Green, Official Supplier of Weatherwear to the 2016 European Ryder Cup Team, to reveal the four exclusive lines the Irishman has chosen to protect his team at Hazeltine.
Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said:
It is vitally important that the Ryder Cup Team has the right clothing to help them perform to the highest level and waterproofs are an essential part of this, so we are delighted that Darren’s Team will be wearing Galvin Green’s top of the range garments.
Galvin Green Ryder Cup C-Knit Jacket
The Ryder Cup range is based around a revolutionary new Japanese made fabric called C-Knit that acts as a backer to the ultra-lightweight stretch Gore-Tex outer fabric.
C-Knit has a super smooth hand feel and allows the waterproof to slide and glide easily over garments worn underneath ensuring there is nothing to interrupt a smooth swing.
Despite the complex 3-layer construction that makes the jacket totally waterproof and highly breathable it weighs just 260 grams.
Available in both full and short sleeves the jacket to be worn by the team has the European flag on the back neck as well as the official Ryder Cup shield on the left chest.
Galvin Green Ryder Cup C-Knit Trousers
Matching the Ryder Cup jackets are the premium C-Knit trousers that are made with the same ultra-lightweight stretch Gore-Tex fabric with C-Knit backer fabric and weigh just 350 grams.
As a result of consumer feedback two long leg openings with water-repellent zippers are now on the back of the trousers rather than the sides.
There are also two front pockets with water-repellent zippers and a soft inside to keep hands warmer.
The back features two covered pockets and an integrated drawstring for the elasticated waist that is cleverly hidden behind a velcro tag on the back.
The trousers worn by the Team feature a silhouette of the Ryder Cup trophy on the left leg, which is not there on the consumer version.
Galvin Green Ryder Cup Gore Windstopper
The Ryder Cup Gore Windstopper is a versatile garment for chilly conditions, being totally windproof, water repellent and highly breathable.
It complements the C-Knit range in styling and performance as a 3-layered, full-zip jacket that combines a tight-knit Polyester outer layer with a Gore Windstopper membrane and a moisture-management inner layer.
Like the C-Knit jackets, the team issue Windstopper features the European flag on the back neck, plus the official Ryder Cup shield on the left chest.
Before they are seen in Minnesota the Galvin Green Ryder Cup range will be available to the public through the Ryder Cup online shop and at former cup host venues.
Christian Nilsson, CEO/Managing Director of Galvin Green explains:
This is a great opportunity for serious golfers to follow in the clothing footsteps of their Ryder Cup heroes and wear the most advanced rainwear the game has ever seen. We’re extremely proud to have been picked to represent Team Europe and these garments reflect our ‘we never compromise’ philosophy perfectly.
The gear available to the public do not have some of the decals of the team issue version, such as European flags, but have all the same Galvin Green technology and the Ryder Cup logo on the chest.
The Ryder Cup C-Knit jackets have an RRP of £370 for the full-sleeved jacket and £340 for the half-sleeved version with the trousers available for £350. The Ryder Cup Gore Windstopper has an RRP of £290.