With only 10 weeks until the biennial Solheim Cup matches in Dublin, Ireland this year, the Antigua design team is busy wrapping up final details for the U.S. team's uniforms.
"Designing uniforms for multiple days and multiple rounds of competition with Ireland's unique weather as an added variable has been a tremendous challenge", said Danielle Dellios, Senior Designer at the Antigua Group.
"We have created a beautiful range of coordinates, distinctly separate for each round, including the early practice rounds. Each are reflective of the traditional palette of the U.S. in very tasteful golf fashion styling with contemporary accents and each piece has incorporated our trademark performance functionality. We are excited to present the uniforms to the members of the United States team and we look forward to our team bringing back the Solheim Cup."
The U.S. team uniforms (shirts, sweaters, jackets and bottoms) will be available for purchase from selected golf shops and golf retailers starting September 26th and will be available at the event itself through the official Solheim Cup retail partners.
Headquartered in Peoria, Ariz., The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with Major and Minor League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men's, women's and children's apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America.
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 2011 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.