Paisley Secures First Title with Prototype Callaway Driver
England's Chris Paisley completed a masterful performance to secure his first European Tour victory on the European Tour at the BMW South African Open, with the aid of Callaway Prototype Drivers and Fairway Woods.
The 31-year-old Englishman was also using an all-new Callaway Prototype Golf Ball and a trio of just-launched Mack Daddy 4 Wedges at Glendower Golf Club, finishing three shots ahead of South African playing partner, Branden Grace, who had also switched to the prototype driver and fairways.
Grace, an eight-time European Tour winner, averaged a stunning 312 yards off the tee across the four tournament rounds, with Paisley also breaking through the magic barrier, averaging 303 yards.
Tour professionals on the US PGA Tour have also embraced Callaway’s Prototype Driver technology, with 17 players using the product at The Sony Open in Hawaii.
Paisley, who turned Pro in 2010, shot rounds of 66, 65, 70 and a flawless final round 66 - carding just three bogies across the 72 holes - to claim the title, a cheque for €166,000, and a winning kiss from his stand-in caddie wife, Keri.
It was also a stunning week for new young-gun Callaway signings, Italian Renato Paratore and American, Chase Koepka, who both finished T7, with Chase using a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey equipment, including the new prototype driver and golf ball.
Neil Howie, President and Managing Director, Callaway EMEA, commented: “Congratulations to Chris, Branden and our new signings for a truly amazing start to 2018. For a prototype driver, fairway wood and golf ball to go into professional competitive play and immediately help our Staff Professionals to a 1-2 finish is nothing short of incredible.
“It underlines why we are so excited to tell the world about these new products very soon!”
What’s in the Bag – Chris Paisley
Driver: Callaway Prototype 10.5°
Fairways: Callaway Prototype 15°
Utility: Callaway X Forged UT 24°
Irons: Callaway X Forged ’18 (5-PW)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4, 52°, 56° and 60°
Putter: Odyssey Works Versa Tank #1
Ball: Callaway Prototype
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