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Posted by: Darren Ramowski on Thu 21 Jun 2012
When it comes to playing golf, these guys are good. When the pressure is on, they know how to win. But when things get dirty…which of Callaway’s Staff Professionals on the European Tour have what it takes to win big?
Get set for a ‘gripping’ climax in ‘THE 2012 CALLAWAY GRIP RACE’
Rather than simply introduce its Staff Professionals to the company’s new European Tour Truck – all 33,400kg of it – 16 players were given their orders to ‘grip their own clubs’ and experience for themselves what it’s like to work in one of the busiest areas of the Callaway mobile workshop, which sees over 2500 grips a year being expertly put on the clubs of players competing on Tour.
Paul Monks, Callaway’s Tour Technician Supervisor, said: “Putting a grip on a club is something we all take for granted but it takes skill, speed and a good helping of patience to get it right. We spend hours re-gripping clubs for our stellar line-up of Professionals on Tour…we thought it was about time they had a taste of their own medicine!"
“On average the players change their grips four times a year for irons, six times for a driver and fairway woods, eight times for wedges and maybe eight for a putter. I’ve even known a player to change the grip on his driver three times in a matter of weeks! However, at this level, sometimes a grip change is as much about confidence in the mind of the player, as it is about the performance of the product.”
So, who is Callaway’s King of the Grips? Who is the fastest gripper on the European Tour and who grabbed victory and the ‘Major’ title, Callaway Grip Race Champion 2012?
The competitors doing battle were: Gary Boyd, Thomas Bjorn, Thongchai Jaidee, Danny Willett, David Horsey, JB Gonnet, Branden Grace, Alvaro Quiros, Carlos del Moral, Christian Nilsson, Alex Noren, Colin Montgomerie, Niclas Fasth, Oliver Wilson, Pablo Larrazabal and Jeev Milkha Singh.
VOTE FOR YOUR WINNER…AND WIN TOO!
You can also enter an online draw to win an Odyssey Metal X customised putter by guess who you think will be the 2012 Grip Race Champion before the winner is revealed. Enter the competition by visiting MyCallaway.eu or by tweeting @CallawayTourSpy, the name of the player you think is the quickest and include the hashtag #CallawayGripRace
The ‘fastest’ Callaway Staff Professional will be revealed over the coming weeks, via Facebook, Twitter and MyCallaway.eu.
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