Cutter & Buck has been named official apparel partner for The 2017 European Solheim Cup team. The Solheim Cup biennially pits the top professional women golfers from Europe versus the United States. This year’s event will be hosted by the U.S. and held Aug. 14-20 at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa.
Cutter & Buck’s Jake Rawson said Cutter & Buck will work on the team’s uniform design in collaboration with Annika Sorenstam, legendary golfer and long-time Cutter & Buck brand ambassador, who is the 2017 European team captain.
“We are extremely honoured to be working with Annika to outfit the European Solheim Cup team,” said Rawson, Cutter & Buck Global Director of Sales—Golf. “She has had a strong voice throughout the design process and each piece will combine incredible functionality along with stylish details.”
In 2004, Cutter & Buck launched the ANNIKA Collection, a popular performance apparel line that offers three new deliveries each season. Sorenstam lends inspiration to designs that emphasize style and playability.
“The Solheim Cup has always been one of my favorite events,” said Sorenstam. “The passion and camaraderie that takes place that week is fantastic. As the 2017 Captain, it’s a tremendous honor to have Team Europe wear my collection.” Representing Europe in the Solheim Cup on eight occasions between 1994 and 2007, Sorenstam was the event’s all-time leading points earner (37 total points and a record of 22-11-4) until her record was surpassed by England’s Laura Davies in 2011.
The European team will primarily wear brightly hued uniforms in the Ladies European Team colours of blue and yellow. The team’s headwear will be created by AHEAD, a sister company of Cutter & Buck, noted for its exceptional headwear design and ornamentation.
This is the 15th Solheim Cup to be contested, with the U.S. holding a 9-5 series lead.