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The World’s Smartest Umbrella Selected To Provide Teams for 2016 UL International Crown

GustBuster, the World’s Smartest UmbrellaTM, has been selected to provide team umbrellas for the LPGA’s 2016 UL International Crown being held this week at The Merit Club in Gurnee, IL.

gustbusterGustBuster is providing umbrellas for all eight teams competing in the event: United States, Republic of Korea, Australia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, China and England.

“We’re always proud to be selected to provide umbrellas for any of the Professional Tour events,” said Steve Asman, President of GustBuster Umbrellas. “Whether it’s the International Crown, the Ryder Cup or the President’s Cup, it’s always a huge honor and we don’t take it for granted.”

International Crown Team Selection

The field of eight countries was determined by the combined Rolex World Ranking of the top four players from each country as of the Rolex World Rankings published on April 4th, 2016. Countries must have a minimum of four ranked players to be eligible. Note that this date will determine the eight countries that qualify for the event. It does not guarantee a spot on the team for the four players whose rankings were used to calculate the country rank.

Player Selection

The final field of 32 players was determined via the Rolex World Rankings on June 13, 2016. At this point, the top-4 ranked players from each pre-qualified country will qualify for their respective country’s team. Note that if a player ranked in the top-4 of a pre-qualified country chooses not to compete or is unable to compete, the spot will be filled by the next highest ranked available from the Rolex World Ranking for that country.


The competition will take place over four days. It will feature three days of four-ball competition and one day of singles matches on Sunday. Five of the eight countries will advance to the Sunday singles matches based on the outcome of the four-ball matches contested Thursday through Saturday.


Points will be awarded per match based on the following – two for a win, one for a tie and zero for a loss. All points from the four-ball matches will carry over to Sunday and the total cumulative points for the four days of competition will be used to determine the overall champion.


The eight countries will be seeded #1 through #8 and they will be divided into two brackets based on the cumulative team score of the four players’ Rolex World Rankings.

About the LPGA

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.

About GustBuster

GustBuster’s patented wind-release vents and flow-through design can withstand winds of more than 55 M.P.H. making it the ultimate wind umbrella. The joints and ferrule of the GustBuster are constructed of Ultra High-Density Poly-Carbonate, and won’t break or turn inside-out. The GustBuster umbrella uses nylon that is a strong 190 thread per inch blend that won’t tear, which is why it’s backed by the manufacturer with a lifetime repair or replacement warranty. GustBuster has revolutionized the way we look at and design umbrellas. It’s the World’s Smartest Umbrella™ because of its superior technology. GustBuster recently received the Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Umbrella” from Golf Digest Magazine.

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