We look at ProQuip's new waterproofs as modeled by Team Europe
Last Updated: 15/10/12 6:36pm
There were not needed thankfully in Medinah, but you can re-live the Ryder Cup look with ProQuip's waterproof Trophy Suit, which now also comes in a special edition to commemorate Europe's magical win.
ProQuip was the preferred weatherwear supplier to Jose Maria's European team, and will continue in that role for Gleneagles in 2014 - when it will no doubt be more of a test keeping the players dry than in a warm and sunny Chicago this time.
Having first been employed by Jack Nicklaus for his victorious US Ryder Cup team in 1983, ProQuip has supplied 19 teams now with weatherwear in the big biennial event, and the latest Trophy Suit is the most advanced yet.
They were also the secondary supplier to the USA Team at Celtic Manor, when their original outfits buckled under the wonderful Welsh weather Corey Pavin's team had to comically buy new waterproofs from the on-site megastore.
In the new products, ProQuip's exclusive material is aimed at big as waterproof as possible but with the aim of being as quiet as possible for a silent swing and slim fitting so it doesn't bulk out in windy conditions and make swinging the club even more uncomfortable.
ProQuip's special Ryder Cup edition jacket
On first wear the weight, or lack of it, is the first thing that strikes you, and comfort whilst swinging is not an issue in the slightest - ProQuip also insist you'll remain smart as it will not crease up when stuffed into the golf bag.
ProQuip worked closely with Jose Maria Olazabal to make sure everything was made to his specifications, and as the saying goes if it's good enough for the Ryder Cup winners....
As well as the usual array of colours of the Trophy Suit, you can now grab a piece of Ryder Cup memorabilia with the release of a commemorative waterproof jacket with the Ryder Cup logo and the magnificent final score embroidered on the right.
"The commemorative winners' jacket gives golf fans the opportunity to own an exclusive piece of Ryder Cup history that celebrates one of the most remarkable victories not just in golf, but in sport," said ProQuip general manager Russell Brooks.
"It is a special victory worthy of a special celebration and ProQuip is proud to be a part of it."
You can buy the Ryder Cup special jacket at the European online store, or for more information, visit www.proquipgolf.com.