PEORIA, ARIZ. - The Antigua Group, Inc. - one of the nation's leading designers and marketers of genuine golf and sports apparel under its Antigua brand - wishes to extend its congratulations to the U.S. Solheim Cup Team on its performance in this past weekend's event, which saw Team USA give its European opponents all they could handle before finally falling short, 15-13.

 

Solheim Cup(2)"Antigua is very proud to have been chosen to create the U.S.A. team uniforms for the 2011 Solheim Cup," said Ron McPherson, president and CEO for Antigua. "These wonderfully talented women were wonderful and gracious to work with, and they made us all proud, even though the results obviously weren't what they wanted."

 

Antigua's senior designer Danielle Dellios worked closely with U.S. team captain Rosie Jones, and assistant captains Sherri Steinhauser and Juli Inkster, to develop a beautiful collection of performance pieces that proudly portrayed the tradition of the American color palette as well as being tastefully embellished with stars and stripes befitting an American team's design.

 

Solheim Cup(1)"Taking on the challenge of creating team uniforms for 12 of the top U.S. women golfers - along with their caddies, additional Solheim staff, the captain and assistant captains - was both an exhilarating and a humbling experience," said Dellios. "To have been in the presence of these wonderfully talented women and to have them express their positive feedback, along with their genuine appreciation of our efforts, was overwhelming. It's been a great experience."

About Antigua

Headquartered in Peoria, Ariz., The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Minor League Baseball (MiLB), National Hockey League

(NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men's, women's and children's apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America.

Antigua products can also be found online at shop.antigua.

About The Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, and his family, the makers of PING golf equipment. The Solheim Cup is the most prestigious international team event in women's professional golf. It is a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition featuring the best U.S.-born players from the LPGA and the best European-born players from the LET. The U.S. Team leads the competition, 8-4, and has never lost on home soil. The 2011 Solheim Cup was played at Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland, Sept. 19-25. In addition to founding sponsor PING, Global Partners of The Solheim Cup include AIB Group and Rolex. For more information, log on to www.SolheimCup.com.

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Contact Mary Beth Lacy at mb@mblacy.com or call (760) 346-6942