Solheim Cup: Team Europe Collection Announced by PING
PING has released details of the apparel collection to be worn by Team Europe at the upcoming 2021 Solheim Cup, at Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio.
PING has a long-standing and strong relationship with the biennial contest, having played an important part in the competition’s inception in 1990, with the tournament subsequently being named after Karsten and Louise Solheim, PING’s founders.
Expanding their commitment to supporting and growing women’s golf, PING is supplying Team Europe with an all-new apparel collection that is engineered to help the players look and play their best. The collection utilises PING’s innovative Sensor technology platform with premium performance fabrics, to deliver a collection that will perform in any condition on the course.
Lisa Lovatt, Managing Director of PING Europe, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for PING to be the Official Apparel Supplier of Team Europe, in a competition that everyone at PING holds so close to our hearts.
“Our apparel design team has created a very technical, eye-catching range. I am excited to see the collection front and centre on the global stage in just a couple of weeks’ time and showcase our commitment to the women’s game.”
Inspiration for the collection has been drawn from flowers native to Ohio, whilst also placing a modern twist on recognisable European themes. The opening day’s outfit has been inspired by the milkweed flower, a native flower to Northwest Ohio, where this bloom has been incorporated with the European Shield of Stars to create a unique print design that pays homage to the tournament’s host state. To coordinate with the star flower patterned skort or short, the players will wear a royal purple polo shirt that features star detailing, creating a striking head-to-toe look.
The second outfit is based on the vibrant colours of the European flag but given a contemporary twist, using a slightly warmer citrus yellow shade, while still incorporating the traditional blue and gold stars through trims and rivets, which is sure to make a strong European on-course statement for day two of the contest.
For the final competition day, PING has created a stylish, yet impactful design that utilises the classic European blue and white colourway, with metallic gold star highlights, as Team Europe attempts to retain their Solheim Cup title.
Each outfit has a coordinating cap or visor that completes the look of the three unique designs. Should the weather turn in Ohio, PING has also designed a SensorWarm® fleece, in line with each of the three outfits, as well as a white waterproof suit engineered from SensorDry® fabric. The waterproof suit features a gold metallic star design on the back and gold metallic waterproof zips with intricate European blue laser cut pocket outlines.
Commenting on the designs, Global Creative Director for PING, Fiona Reilly, said: “It has been a pleasure to be involved with the designing of Team Europe’s apparel collection for the Solheim Cup. Our goal in creating the 2021 Solheim Cup uniform was to provide Team Europe with unique, clean and contemporary designs that reflect a distinctly European aesthetic. Comfort and freedom of movement is of paramount importance for the athletes and, to ensure this, all of the garments are engineered from our performance Sensor technology fabrics.
“To be part of such a prestigious and globally recognised tournament is brilliant and we can’t wait to see our apparel collection being worn by some of the world’s best female players.”