Sun Mountain Sports Asks Forgiveness

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America has long been known as a country anxious to forgive it’s sports stars, so long as they come forth and admit their mistakes.

Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Mike Vick spent 2 years jail for his poor choices. Now after paying for his sins and returning to the spotlight, has sports columnists reviling in his rebirth and crazed fans cheering him on each week.

Sun Mountain Sports is the latest to seek forgiveness. The makers of the RainFlex jackets worn by U.S. golfers at the recent Ryder Cup in Wales have become famous for the jackets miserable failure during the rain soaked event. The jackets failed at their primary role – repelling the rain – so massively that the U.S. golfers had to buy new rain gear at a concession stand during the event.

In a press release Rick Reimers, Owner of Sun Mountain Sports, states:

Sun Mountain Sports is very sorry for the way our rain suits performed at the Ryder Cup.

We will apologize to Corey & Lisa Pavin and the U.S. team at our earliest opportunity, and hope they will accept our heartfelt apology for the stress this must have caused.

We are evaluating what happened. Our RainFlex, introduced in 2006, has been extensively and successfully used by over 150 tour players, the 2009 Presidents Cup team, the 2007 and 2009 Walker Cup teams and thousands of PGA professionals.

We believed, as Corey must have, that our RainFlex, built with quiet, stretchable, breathable fabric would be an advantage to the U.S. team. That it was not is a great disappointment. It just was not enough for the torrential rains at Celtic Manor.

Only time will tell if American consumers and professional golfers give RainFlex another chance.

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Article by Brian

I am a 12-year veteran of the Sports TV industry with experience as a Writer, Producer, Video Editor and News Director. I’ve held stints at both CNN/Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports Net Northwest. I was destined for a career in sports ever since I started sneaking out of bed at age seven to watch Celtics games on Channel 38 in Boston. My Sophomore year at the University of Delaware, I declared my major in Communication/TV Production and the rest is history. I’m an avid sports fan, husband, father of two and I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. Brian tagged this post with: Read 49 articles by
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