The partnership with the LPGA to outfit the 2011 and 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup Teams with waterproof rainwear gives Sunice a great opportunity to leverage their leadership in technical outerwear with the premier women’s professional golfers in the world.
"We are already well into the design and development process with U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Rosie Jones and her assistants to deliver a state-of-the-art rainsuit that will be worn by the world’s greatest female professional golfers," says Mark Fletcher, President of Sunice®. "Our leadership position in technical rainwear constructed with Gore-Tex® fabrics will ensure that the U.S Solheim Cup Team competes in challenging weather conditions in the lightest, most breathable and most comfortable rainwear during this premier competition."
Sunice--originally established in 1976 in Canada as a Skiwear brand--and now recognized as the #1 Golf Outerwear Brand in Canada, was also an official apparel supplier for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, created the outerwear for The Canadian Broadcast Media Consortium and was chosen to create clothing for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer and 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games. Sunice’s Olympic involvement helped it become a recognized expert and leader in the technical outerwear industry and eventwear with a brand offering not only fashionable products, but also asuperior fit, to amateur and professional athletes. Sunice golf rainwear is also a chosen favorite by many PGA and LPGA Tour players around the world.
Committed to delivering top-quality actionwear. Sunice® is owned by The Fletcher Leisure Group of Canada. Sunice® is a performance-enhancing golf and ski outerwear brand that uses advanced technologies, fabrics and manufacturing methods.
Sunice®, a longtime expert and leader in the technical outerwear industry, is dedicated to a unique concept of science and style. This is done by creating innovative design, using durable construction, and blending fashion-forward styling while using the latest in technical specialty fabrics.
Fletcher Leisure Group, based in Montreal, Quebec, is a company with 42 years of golf industry experience marketing multiple brands in Canada and the United States.
About The Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, and his family, the makers of PING golf equipment. The Solheim Cup is the most prestigious international team event in women's professional golf. It is a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition featuring the best U.S.-born players from the LPGA and the best European-born players from the LET. The U.S. Team leads the competition, 8-3, and has never lost on home soil. The 2009 Solheim Cup will and be played at Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland, Sept. 19-25. In addition to founding sponsor PING, Global Partners of The Solheim Cup include AIB Group and Rolex. For more information, log on to www.SolheimCup.com.