When the Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup team beat the US team in September, winning the Llandudno Trophy for the first time on American soil, Scottish clothing companies Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland were cheering particularly loudly.
Glenmuir supplied the shirts, knitwear and accessories while Sunderland supplied the outerwear for the team. GB&I team captain Jon Bevan of Rhos on Sea Golf Club, North Wales, comments: “Our overseas success was down to many things, one of which was the wonderful apparel we wore for the match. The standard and styling of all the clothing was only matched by the wonderful location and the team’s performance. Our players adored the powerful colours, stylish embroidery and the feeling of dressing for success. We would all put our stamp of approval and trust in Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland clothing.”
Glenmuir’s managing director Mikhel Ruia said: “Glenmuir focuses on crafting the finest golfwear designed to perform in varying playing conditions and climates. The matches really tested the thermo regulating properties of our moisture-wicking performance shirts as well as our lightweight merino knitwear, allowing the GB&I team to maintain comfortable and well ventilated in temperatures which reached 100 degrees F in CordeValle, California. The Sunderland of Scotland outerwear layering items played a key role in allowing the players to warm up on the range and practice days. We are one of the last remaining truly British golf brands and we see ourselves as the team behind the team, which really motivates our 95-strong workforce here in Lanark, Scotland.”
Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland followed up the PGS success by achieving record sales at the 2015 Golf Show at Harrogate, with orders 20% higher than the companies’ previous best year.