Brendan Steele won the opening event of the 2017 PGA Tour FedEx Cup season at the Safeway Open in California yesterday using Wilson Staff FG Tour clubs to outscore the field with a blistering run of birdies over the closing holes.
Three consecutive birdies at 16, 17 and 18 – including two par fives – saw him shoot an impressive 7-under par final round of 65 to win his second PGA Tour title by a shot and secure a place at The Masters in April.
The win in his home State was all the sweeter as he had led the same event last year over 54 holes, only to fall back in the final round. “This was a little bit of redemption from last year…and it’s nice to close it off this way,” he said.
Steele joined the Wilson Advisory Staff in January 2015, when he switched to playing with FG Tour irons and the FG Tour PMP wedge and went on to record four top ten finishes during the year.
“I am very pleased with my performance over the past year with the FG Tour irons,” he commented. “It’s been a great experience playing a role on the Wilson Advisory Staff, helping to develop the ‘Feel player’ clubs, and I’m really excited about the FG Tour V6 irons.”
The new Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons have been designed for the golfer who values ultimate feel, precision shot-shaping and feedback, while the PMP wedges feature Precision Milled Performance technology which widens the grooves for maximum spin on full shots.
For more information about Wilson Staff FG Tour irons and wedges, visit www.wilsonstaff.com
Wilson Staff, the brand with more Major wins with its irons (61) than any other, has extended its prestigious line of forged clubs by launching a new FG Tour V6 range.
Designed for the golfer who values ultimate feel, precision shot-shaping and feedback, the stunning looking irons have already been put into play by Wilson Advisory Staff members, including two-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Streelman and European Tour star Marcel Siem.
“When the Tour players first hit the V6 irons they wanted them in the bag straight away,” said Michael Vrska, Wilson Golf’s Global Director of Innovation. “Thanks to their feedback and the innovative design, we’re now able see Tour irons for the better player in the hands of regular golfers and not just professionals,” he added. (more…)
Top-selling trolley brand Motocaddy has announced record levels of profitability for its retail partners during the first half of the year with a substantial 3% gross margin increase. This welcome financial gain for stockists of Motocaddy lines follows unprecedented demand for the new S-Series range and royalty rates remaining consistent throughout the period.
The popular brand also increased its market share, with Motocaddy trolleys accounting for 63% of all powered trolley units sold in the UK up to the end of July* – almost double the number sold by its closest rival. Sales of the latest S1 model also reached record levels, representing more than 35% of all electric trolley purchases for the same period, nearly twice as many as the next best-selling model in the domestic market.
Demand for electric trolleys sold with Lithium batteries has also reached a record high following the brand’s pioneering advertising campaigns and promotions. They accounted for more than 90% of Motocaddy trolley sales this year – compared with 34% in 2014 and 63% last year. (more…)
A third of the men’s golf shirts sold for £70 or more during the first half of this year were from the Galvin Green Ventil8™ cool layer range, according to UK industry retail figures.*
High-performance Galvin Green garments accounted for 33.1% of the golf shirts purchased in this premium category.
The most popular model in the current Galvin Green range is the MACOY short sleeve shirt, with a RRP of £95. Like every shirt in the exclusive Ventil8™ line, the MACOY (pictured) has an extremely high level of breathability, as the 100% polyester fabric transports moisture away from the body quickly to keep the golfer cool and dry. (more…)
European golfers can match their Ryder Cup heroes from today, as leading apparel brand Galvin Green introduces the next generation of premium waterproof garments in the stunning white and two-tone blue uniform colours of Team Europe.
Team Captain Darren Clarke has selected four exclusive lines for the new Galvin Green Ryder Cup range set to make its competitive debut at Hazeltine National later this month. The range includes the most advanced GORE-TEX® waterproofs and GORE® WINDSTOPPER® garments, each one incorporating a brand new fabric technology or golfing style feature.
To mark its new association with the event as the Official Supplier of Weatherwear to the European Ryder Cup Team in 2016 and 2018, Galvin Green has left no stone unturned in producing exceptional high-performance garments designed to give European players an edge over their American rivals as weather conditions dictate. (more…)