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The 2010 USA and GB&I Curtis Cup teams filed by on their way to a rules meeting, wearing their new uniforms for Thursday evening’s Flag Raising Ceremony. They’ve been given several sets of golf clothes, as well as rain suits, umbrellas, golf bags and head-covers. The teams have worn matching uniforms for years but they’re actually relatively new in the 78-year history of the Curtis Cup. The late Polly Riley, a member of six USA teams beginning in 1948, recalled that players once had to supply their own white blazers. Peggy Kirk Bell, a member of the 1950 USA team, said by that year the USGA supplied the white blazer. The USA uniforms began at the 1960 Match at Lindrick G.C. “Great Britain had uniforms so we decided we needed a uniform,” Judy Bell said. Bell and her teammate Barbara McIntire were partners in a clothing business with a supplier in Boston. They practiced that week wearing Bermuda shorts, which caused a stir in the press. For the matches, they called their supplier to send in flannel Bermuda shorts for the team. Half would wear red, half would wear navy blue and they bought Shetland sweaters in the golf shop. Each player paid for her own uniform. The day the shorts were to arrive the weather became cold and windy. When the players unwrapped their uniforms, the supplier had mistakenly sent red and navy blue slacks. It worked out beautifully.