Professional Signings by Callaway
Callaway has recently announced a total of 10 signings to its list of European Tour staff players for the 2019 season.
Including Major champions Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett, the brand has added 3 Englishmen – Jordan Smith, Tom Lewis and Stephen Brown; 3 South Africans – Thomas Aiken, Erik van Rooyen and Christiaan Bezuidenhout; 2 Germans, Maximilian Kiefer and Bernd Ritthammer; Spaniard Nacho Elvira and Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera.
Among the English contingent, Smith (pictured shown) won his maiden European Tour victory at the 2017 Porsche European Open and bagged a top-ten at that year’s US PGA Championship. Last year he came 3rd at the British Masters and finished 43rd in the Race to Dubai rankings. Lewis is a two-time winner of the Portugal Open, including in 2018, while Brown, who hails from Surrey, is in his second season on the European Tour after graduating from the Challenge Tour in 2017.
Peter Harrison, Callaway’s EMEA Director of Tour Relations, said: “Our new signings join some of the big names in the game, multiple winners on Tour, and Ryder Cup stars, to create one of the strongest line-ups of Staff elites we ever had. Aligned with a host of important product launches for the new season, includes Epic Flash drivers and our revolutionary Odyssey Stroke Lab putters, golfers are excited to be put our new hardware into competitive play after a huge positive testing sessions.”
Neil Howie, Managing Director of Callaway Golf EMEA, said: “The PGA European Tour is the perfect platform from which to showcase our family of brands. By maximizing our team of Callaway staff professionals for the 2019 season and beyond, and simultaneously announcing a new strategic partnership with the Tour, we are now well-positioned to further maximize our market-leading innovations and standout product performance.”