03/05/2019 | Press release | Archived content
CARLSBAD, Calif., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced that Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open Champion, has joined its Tour Professional Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons, wedges, an Odyssey Putter, and a Chrome Soft Golf Ball, and he will use a Callaway Staff Bag.
'I am joining Callaway because I'm so impressed by their equipment,' said Molinari. 'More than anything, I'm looking forward to playing the new Epic Flash Driver and the Chrome Soft X Golf Ball. The ball speed gains that I'm getting from the driver are unbelievable. And this golf ball is the best one that I've ever played. The performance from tee-to-green, especially the feel and control, is exactly what I want.'
This week, Molinari will make his Callaway tournament debut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour. He will have all Callaway equipment in his bag for the event, including an Epic Flash Sub Zero Driver, an Epic Flash Sub Zero Fairway Wood, Apex MB 18 Irons, Mack Daddy 4 Wedges, an Odyssey Toulon Madison Putter with a new Stroke Lab Shaft, and a Chrome Soft X Ball.
A native of Turin, Italy, Molinari is coming off a remarkable 2018 campaign, highlighted by his first major win at The Open Championship. He also won the BMW PGA Championship and the Quicken Loans National last year, and he posted a perfect 5-0 record for the victorious European Team at the 2018 Ryder Cup. He enters this week as the 10th ranked player in the world.
'We're proud to welcome Francesco as our newest Callaway Staff Professional,' said Tim Reed, Callaway's Senior VP of Global Sports marketing. 'We're confident that he will play at an even higher level and enjoy many more great wins with Callaway equipment. He's added ball speed off the driver with Flash Face Technology, and his performance on approach shots and around the greens has been spectacular with his new Callaway irons, wedges, and our Chrome Soft Ball.'
On the greens, Molinari is currently using an Odyssey Toulon Madison Putter that features a new Stroke Lab Shaft. 'Francesco is a tremendous putter, and he really likes the milled performance he's seeing from the Madison,' said Sean Toulon, SVP, Callaway Golf & GM, Odyssey Brand. 'And with the Stroke Lab Shaft he's getting more consistency in the rhythm and the tempo of his stroke. It's a combination that's going to help him have a lot of success and make of a lot of big putts.'
You can follow Francesco on Twitter: @F_Molinari and on Instagram: @chiccogolf
About Callaway Golf Company
Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) is a premium golf equipment and active lifestyle company with a portfolio of global brands, including Callaway Golf, Odyssey, OGIO, TravisMathew and Jack Wolfskin. Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway manufactures and sells premium golf clubs, golf balls, golf and lifestyle bags, golf and lifestyle apparel and other accessories. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com, www.odysseygolf.com, www.ogio.com, www.travismathew.com, and www.jack-wolfskin.com.
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