Abacus Sportswear in fitting start for Solheim Cup

As qualifying for The 2015 Solheim Cup enters the closing stages, the top ranked players from the current European standings were fitted for their outfits by the team’s official apparel supplier, Abacus Sportswear, ahead of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Trump Turnberry. The prospective team members were invited to an individual fitting session with Abacus Sportswear head seamstress, Lisa Martell Nielsen, who put the final touches to the practice and match day outfits that will be worn by the team at Golf Club St Leon-Rot in Germany, next month.

During the fitting session, the Saturday outfits attracted a lot of attention, with players looking forward to wearing pink for the first time ever at a Solheim Cup event. The cobalt blue tops set to be worn on the final day, also proved very popular with the players, who will know whether they have made the team when European Captain Carin Koch officially announces her four picks.

Commenting on the design nuances included within the collection, Carin Koch said: “I think the European team is always very stylish on the course and I would like to think that this year will be no different. There are little touches within this collection that I have worked alongside Abacus to develop, which will hopefully help create that positive mindset for the players. I was also very keen to incorporate pink into the clothing design as a fresh, feminine colour, so the begonia we use for the Saturday outfit is a first for the Solheim Cup and it was pleasing to hear the positive feedback it received from the players.” More at: www.abacussportswear.com

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