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…)
Two Wilson Staff players had reason to celebrate last weekend as England’s Anthony Wall defeated current Scottish Open champion Alex Noren 1 Up in the final of the Paul Lawrie Match Play event at Archerfield Links in Scotland.
It was 41-year-old Anthony’s second Tour victory and came 431 events after his first in South Africa in 2000. The gap between the two wins sets a European Tour record and surpasses the previous high of 278 events held by the late Ryder Cup legend Christy O’Connor Jnr.
It was also the second time that former Open champion Paul Lawrie has hosted his Match Play tournament sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, which is now an established and popular event on the European Tour calendar.
Both players use Wilson Staff FG Tour irons and PMP wedges and Wall gave a masterclass in accurate iron play to defeat the Swedish favourite in the final round, as 16mph gusts of wind made it difficult to control the ball from the fairways and on the greens.
Anthony, who has been a Wilson Staff player for most of his professional career, was almost speechless at the close. “It just feels amazing and I cannot tell you how happy I am,” he said. “I felt calm all week and just found something with my putting which obviously made a massive difference.”
During his route to the title, Anthony had overcome South African Haydn Porteous when he chipped in for an eagle, and compatriot Oliver Fisher, who he defeated at the fourth extra hole.
Commenting on the victory, Doug Wright, Global Commercial Director of Wilson Golf, said: “This is the result of Anthony being confident in his golf equipment and gaining the rewards from a lot of dedication over the years.
“There’s a great deal of talent coming through on the European Tour, but he has never given up the chase for another title. Everyone at Wilson Golf is delighted for him and his family and hope he won’t have to wait so long for his next victory!”
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