U.S. women looked great in Solheim Cup gear by Sunice, Antigua
The U.S. women’s team didn’t retain the Solheim Cup in Ireland, but the ladies sure looked good trying.
The Americans were outfitted with outerwear by Sunice, a Canadian company that specializes in outdoor gear, and regular golf gear by Antigua, based in Arizona. Thankfully, there were no major weather issues (or wardrobe malfunctions) in Ireland. The deluge that gave the U.S. men’s team and its rain gear fits at the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales just didn’t materialize.
As we all know, women golfers take their fashion seriously. The American outfits from Sunice were color-coordinated ensembles of red, white and blue, with a stars-and-stripes theme. Their exclusive uniforms were manufactured using only Gore-Tex® fabrics to ensure protection from the elements. Sunice named their ladies Ultimate jacket “the Rosie” in honor of U.S. captain Rosie Jones. Jones met with the Sunice design team in Montreal for the initial briefing on what the team would look for in an outerwear uniform.
“Our top product people enjoyed working in conjunction with Rosie Jones and her assistant captains in the design and development process,” said Allan Fletcher, CEO of Sunice’s parent company, Fletcher Leisure Group.
All the Antigua pieces for both the practice rounds and the competition itself were custom created for the team. The tops featured Antigua’s proprietary Desert Dry and Desert dry Xtra-Lite (D2XL) performance fabrics that are designed for performance enhancement in any climate. The bottoms were made of a light-weight poly/spandex stretch satin twill, which was designed for fluid movement. Antigua shorts and skorts were also designed, but obviously not used in such cool weather.
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