RAF golf team takes off with Galvin Green gear

The RAF Golf team has donned Galvin Green's high-performance golf clothing to try and beat the Army and the Royal Navy for a third year running.

RAF Golf team
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The Royal Air Force Golf team has donned Galvin Green's high-performance golf clothing to try and beat the Army and the Royal Navy to win the Inter-Services Golf Championship for a third year running.

The Royal Air Force Men’s and Ladies teams won both titles in 2013; the men defending their title from the year before. Now they are planning to repeat the double victory for the RAF at Saunton Golf Club in September 2014.

As part of their preparations, the 18 men and 12 lady golfers who make up this season’s RAF teams have each been kitted out with the latest Aron and Abby Galvin Green GORE-TEX Paclite waterproof jackets in Midnight Blue. The accomplished teams – each holding a handicap of 3 or below – are selected from personnel across a wide spectrum of RAF employment sectors ranging from Typhoon pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers, operations support and administrative trades.

Squadron Leader Jason Parr, captain of the Men’s RAF golf team and a physical training instructor, said: “Wearing high quality waterproof garments not only guarantees that our players will be the best prepared for any conditions and able to sustain their level of performance, but also sends a very powerful subliminal message to our opponents that we are professional in our golfing outlook.”

Ladies’ captain, Chief Technician Michelle Burgess said: “Wearing outstanding golf clothing means not having to worry about getting cold and wet during competitive matches and it allows you to concentrate firmly on your game.”

Many of the RAF golf team practice regularly at Lincolnshire’s Woodhall Spa course, in close proximity to a number of Royal Air Force Stations, including RAF Coningsby where RAF Typhoon aircraft are based and are on constant alert to protect the UKs airspace.

For more information about the Galvin Green Spring/Summer 2014 range, visit www.galvingreen.com or download the free App from the website.

Jake O'Reilly specilaises in equipment coverage, and joined the Golf Monthly team in 2013. Before this he graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a Sports Journalism and Media degree, and worked at a number of British golf magazines. Follow Jake on Twitter @jake0reilly