On Wednesday, Golf Canada unveiled its uniforms for their sport’s long awaited return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016.
Golf Canada partnered with Hudson’s Bay – official Canadian Olympic team outfitters – to create this year’s uniform. The collection’s traditional design highlights the nation’s iconic maple leaf on each of the four outfits.
“I love the uniforms, they’re great, the red is really nice deep Canadian red, “said Olympic hopeful Alena Sharp to Olympic.ca. “I really like the red and white shirt, for me I would put that one in as a last round (outfit).”
Rio 2016 will mark 112 years since golf’s last appearance at an Olympics Games. Canada will head into Rio 2016 as the defending Olympic golf champions, after George Lyon won gold at St. Louis 1904. This year’s team will feature two women and two male golfers, who will be selected after the IGF World Rankings close on July 11.
“I never thought I’d get to compete at the Olympics, because I wasn’t that great at hockey and golf wasn’t at the Games yet,” said Sharp, who is currently ranked 37th in the world. Brooke Henderson, ranked fifth, and Sharp are likely selections for the Canadian women’s team.
Henderson will hope to continue her successful season which included eight-straight LGPA top-ten finishes in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
Fans can look the part as they support Team Canada golfers, by purchasing items from the collection. Hudson’s Bay is donating 10% of the proceeds to Golf Canada for its collection purchased in store and online.