MISSOULA, Mont. (Oct. 6, 2011) -- Sun Mountain is proud to announce that for the second consecutive time the company has been chosen as the "Official Outerwear Provider for The Presidents Cup United States Team." The 2011 U.S. Team will be outfitted in custom-designed rain jackets and pants based upon a new line of Sun Mountain rain gear incorporating a breakthrough stretchable woven fabric.
Sun Mountain worked with the U.S Team to design custom outerwear that offers protection from wind and rain while remaining breathable, and stretching enough to allow a free golf swing. The resulting Sun Mountain rain gear is constructed from an advanced, new four-way stretch woven fabric with a fully waterproof/breathable laminate and durable water repellant finish.
"We are honored to have once again been chosen to outfit The Presidents Cup U.S. Team," said Sun Mountain Founder Rick Reimers. Reimers continued, "We spent a lot of time over the past year evaluating solutions to the weather protection needs of tournament golfers while remaining true to our requirement that it offer the flexibility needed for a golf swing. The result is a waterproof, windproof and stretchable collection of golf outerwear that we are excited to showcase during the event."
The players' outerwear for The Presidents Cup 2011 will include: a full-zip rain jacket, long sleeve rain pullover, short sleeve rain pullover, rain pants, long sleeve wind pullover, short sleeve wind pullover and bucket hat. Caddies' outerwear will include: long sleeve rain pullover, short sleeve rain pullover, long sleeve wind pullover and bucket hat. Players' significant others will have options to include: full-zip rain jacket, rain pants, fleece jacket, thermal vest and bucket hat.
The Presidents Cup, a team match-play competition featuring 24 of the world's top golfers -- 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe -- is held every two years, and has alternated between United States and international venues since 1996. The Presidents Cup was developed to give the world's best non-European players an opportunity to compete in international team match-play competition. The Presidents Cup 2011 will be held November 15-20 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pitting the U.S. Team, led by Fred Couples, against the International Team, captained by Greg Norman.
For 30 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain's many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the windshirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof, and breathable rainwear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain's "Ahead of Time Design" motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment.