The Swedish golf apparel brand, abacus® has been commissioned to dress The 2013 European Solheim Cup Team for the fourth time following on from the great success in 2011 in Ireland.
International visit The contract for continued cooperation between Abacus Sportswear and The European Solheim Cup team has been agreed on. In brief it means that Abacus will dress the players, their caddies, the players’ guests and the team’s dignitaries during the competition week at Colorado Golf Club in Parker in U.S., August 13-18th, 2013.
Liselotte Neumann at Abacus Sportswear and designer Chris Mattsson introducing the outfits.
"I’m so thrilled that Team Europe will be wearing abacus® clothing for the 2013 Solheim Cup matches in Colorado. They have supplied outfits for the past three matches and were part of the winning team at Killeen Castle GC in Ireland when the functionality of the cloths were key given the variable weather that was experienced.
The range we have chosen for these matches is extremely stylish and the service from the Abacus team is first class, it is a real pleasure to be working with them!" commented Liselotte Neumann The 2013 European Solheim Cup Captain.
One year to go event at Colorado GC
On Tuesday 28th Aug the captains and potential players from each team met and played a 3 hole challenge – a friendly format of four ball, foursomes and singles which Europe won!!!
Liselotte also announced her Vice Captains – Carin Koch and Annika Sorenstam.
Congratulations and Go Europe!
From Europe: Liselotte Neumann (Captain), Anna Nordqvist and Sandra Gal.
"We are very pleased to get the enquiry to dress the team once again. We have had the benefit of working with the European Solheim Cup Team since 2007. A prestige filled and enormously broadening experience. We have learnt a tremendous amount from dressing and supporting some of the world’s best female golfers", says Chris Mattson, MD Abacus Sportswear AB.
She continues: "Following rain delays and lightning threats at Killeen Castle, it was fantastic to see how the European team players were confident and kept their abacus® rain jackets on (even if it wasn’t raining). The clothes were really put to the test in all weather conditions. We are very excited about our opportunity to partner with the fantastic golf event Solheim Cup once again and hope that it will support the 2013 European Solheim Cup Team to a victory in Colorado."
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Function, design and quality Abacus Sportswear manufactures functional clothing where design is combined with quality and function. Abacus® is available in twenty countries, with very strong market positions in Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany and Canada. The goal is to continue developing abacus® into an international lifestyle brand that reaches beyond the world of golf. www.abacussportswear.com
About The Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country. This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the Solheim family, in conjunction with the LPGA and the LET, developed the concept and became the title sponsor for The Solheim Cup, professional golf’s international match-play competition for women. Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event.
The Solheim Cup is the most highly coveted trophy in women’s professional golf team competition; some of the most memorable moments in the sport have happened during one of The Solheim Cups, and berths on the U.S. and European teams are highly sought after by players from both organizations.
The 2013 Solheim Cup will take place Aug. 13-18 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado. The European Team enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team needing 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize. The U.S. team holds an 8-4 lead in the matches, which began in 1990.
In addition to founding sponsor PING, Rolex is also a Global Partner of The Solheim Cup. For more information about The Solheim Cup and updated standings for each team, log on to: www.solheimcup.com, www.ladieseuropeantour.com