Swing Time: Golfers' Wags keep dry under British rainwear

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A small British firm is one of the few beneficiaries of the Ryder Cup's soggy start.

ProQuip, a Scottish golf weatherwear brand, is supplying the European and US teams, and wives and girlfriends, after the US contingent found their waterproofs were no match for the Welsh weather.

US officials saw European players weren't getting as wet as the Americans and asked how they could find similar rain gear. Luckily, ProQuip boss Richard Head was there and didn't stop selling "until we got all the sizes they wanted". The brand is back in profit after being bought 16 months ago by Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Turnover is up 50 per cent to around £2.5m, and it's now mulling a new fishing range.