State-of-the-art golf umbrella will continue to be the Official Umbrella of the LPGA and used by select LPGA Tour players, rules officials and staff
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28, 2019 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today that Weatherman has been appointed as the Official Umbrella Provider for Team USA and Team Europe at this year's Solheim Cup.
The 16th edition of the biennial match-play team competition will be played from Sept. 13-15 on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. Team USA will bid to win the trophy for a third successive time under the captaincy of Juli Inkster.
Weatherman has also renewed its partnership with the LPGA, having initially been named as the Official Umbrella of the LPGA in April 2018. The LPGA co-branded Weatherman golf umbrella will continue to have a presence throughout the LPGA Tour season - utilized by select LPGA players, rules officials and staff during weather delays and in scorching heat. The umbrella is available for purchase here, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the LPGA Foundation.
"We look forward to our continued partnership with Weatherman and having Team USA rely on them at The Solheim Cup," said Chief Sales Officer Kelly Hyne. "Their dual purpose for rain and sun, combined with other unique features, makes them a valuable Partner."
Weatherman's features assist how golfers of all skill levels approach weather conditions on the course. Industrial-strength fiberglass prevents breaking and inverting, and vented canopies withstand winds up to 55 mph. Teflon-coated fabric keeps golfers dry and the UPF 50+ barrier protects them from the sun. A large mesh pocket on the inside of the canopy offers a dry storage compartment for gloves and a scorecard, while a silicone-coated, non-slip rib is the perfect place to hang a towel.
The Weatherman mobile app delivers weather alerts, provides comprehensive weather forecasts for multiple, customizable locations and allows players to locate misplaced umbrellas via Droplet, a Bluetooth tracker, that is included in every package.
"We're thrilled to be extending our partnership with The Solheim Cup and the LPGA," said Tyler Kupper, Chief Revenue Officer and Partner at Weatherman. "It's an honor to arm the world's most elite women golfers with our umbrellas and ensure they're protected from all-weather elements on the golf course."
The 16th Solheim Cup between the United States and Europe will showcase 24 of the best players in the women's game as Team USA aims to make it three wins in a row. Scotland will host the competition for the first time since Loch Lomond Golf Club was the venue in 2000.