Former Open Champions Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie lead the list of Wilson Staff players competing at the 146th staging of golf’s oldest Major at Royal Birkdale next week, all using the brand’s signature FG Tour V6 irons.

Harrington, who won the Claret Jug the last time The Open was played at the venue in 2008, returns to the Southport coast with good memories having hit one of the most memorable shots in Open history on his way to victory.

In howling conditions during the final round, a 5-wood from 249-yards on the 17th hole finished three feet away. A tap in eagle followed birdies on the 13th and 15th to record a final round 69 to retain the title he won at Carnoustie a year before. (more…)

SuperStroke staff player Sergio Garcia took a grip of his first ever Major title with the help of his S-Tech club and 1.0P prototype putter grips.

The nine-time PGA Tour winner was trailing Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose with just four holes left in the 2017 Masters, but produced a stunning display of approach shots to draw level, including scoring his first ever eagle at Augusta National on the par-5 15th.

And the Spaniard rolled in a clutch birdie putt with his striking blue and yellow 1.0P prototype putter grip on the first playoff hole to claim his first Major title at the 74th attempt. (more…)

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Leading golf apparel brand Galvin Green has announced its strongest ever Team of brand ambassadors for this season, with a total of 32 professionals headed by PGA Tour star Troy Merritt and LPGA and Solheim Cup winner Caroline Masson.

The Official Supplier of Weatherwear to the European Team at The 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris is providing its award-winning clothing to talented players from 13 nations competing on the PGA, European, Challenge, LPGA, Ladies European and LET Access Tours in 2017.

“Once again Galvin Green is supporting talented young golfers we see as having a big future in the game and we’re very excited about their prospects for the current season,” said Greg Pearse, Managing Director for UK & Ireland. “With garments like the new C-KNIT™ waterproofs, we have really pushed the boundaries of clothing technology this season to provide the ultimate comfort for our professional players in any weather condition they’ll have to contend with on Tour,” he added. (more…)

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ClubstoHire.com, the world’s leading golf club rental business, has signed a multi-year agreement with England’s David Howell for the European Tour star and former Ryder Cup player to act as a global brand ambassador.

Howell, who appears as a regular pundit on Sky Sports’ televised golf coverage and contributes to popular golfing publications, will promote the club rental brand across European Tour events and social media platforms. He will also provide golfing tips for readers of the brand’s digital e-zine that goes out to 54,000 customers who have hired clubs from the company in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

“I love the simple idea of golfers collecting top quality clubs on arrival at their golfing destinations and not having to drag them around to and from airports or pay excess luggage charges on airlines,” said David. “Seeing the sets available to rent from ClubstoHire.com for £50 a week, which is nearly half the cost of travelling with equipment, I’d say it’s a great way to try out a fresh set of top-quality clubs.” (more…)

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Less than a week after putting the new Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 forged irons in his bag, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington won his 15th European Tour title at the Portugal Masters at the Oceanico Victoria Clube de Golf on Sunday with a masterclass of accurate approach play and solid putting.

The popular Irishman, who has played Wilson Staff clubs since 1998 in one of golf’s longest partnerships, birdied six holes in a bogey-free final round 65 to finish on -23 and win by a shot from defending champion Andy Sullivan. It was his first victory on the European Tour since 2008 and could move him back into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Harrington, who is renowned for his attention to detail when choosing equipment, placed the new V6 irons in his bag during a practice round earlier this week and was immediately convinced that they would deliver a good score in tournament play.  (more…)

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