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Posted October 29, 2018 in From The Tours, Lifestyle by Trevor Cigich
Driver vs. Driver presented by Wilson Golf is back for its second rendition! 14 finalists battle it out with the hopes of ultimately becoming Wilson Golf’s next world-class driver in 2019. Driver vs. Driver 2 follows the trials and tribulations of aspiring golf equipment designers in an elimination-style television series where they will compete for the opportunity have their concepts transformed into prototypes, field tested, critiqued and refined. Ultimately, one driver concept will be left standing, with the designer winning $250,000 and the final driver hitting retail stores worldwide.
Out of the hundreds of concepts submitted through an open call application process, 14 finalists were selected. In episode 1, we saw 16 designers meet their competition and the judges. Three designers missed the cut. In episode 2, we saw some designers team up while others were sent home. The newly formed team, the Black Hornets made the cut, while Tim Swiss was sent home. In episode 3, titanium prototypes were made of each driver and they were tested by Wilson Tour pros Kevin Streelman, Ricky Barnes, Brendan Steele, and Troy Merritt. After testing, one design missed the cut, the Black Hornet. In Episode 4, the remaining designers tested out their designs at PGA Show Demo Day. After testing out their product with Golf Labs, golf professionals and consumers at the PGA Demo Day hit a few shots and tested the clubs. Ultimately, the design that missed the cut was Dial Shot and its creator Allen Zadeh. Check out the video below to get a recap of episode 4:
Throughout the series, the finalists’ concepts will be field tested and critiqued by some of the game’s best players on the PGA TOUR, celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment, golf industry experts, members of the national golf and sports media, bloggers and social media influencers. Ultimately, one winner’s final design will hit golf retailers worldwide immediately following the season finale.
In episode five, only four driver concepts remain in the competition, the designers jockey for position in hopes of making it to the finale. They have to work with Wilson engineers to refine their designs as updated prototypes are being manufactured in China. Episode 5 also features an appearance from Worldwide Golf Shops own President and CEO Al Morris! Check out the interview with Al Morris below and a preview of episode 5 of Driver vs Driver 2!
Click here to check out Melanie Collins Talk Driver vs Driver 2 on the Morning Drive, Melanie’s interview with Worldwide Golf Shops own Tom Brassell discussing the upcoming season, or Tim Clarke’s interview talking about season 2 of Driver vs. Driver 2! Read more about the previous episodes of Driver vs Driver 2 here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4. Uinta Golf’s Top Fitter, Kurt Bell, sat down with Brad Syslo, Product Line Manager for Wilson Golf to talk fitting processes for all the drivers still in the running for Driver vs Driver 2. Check out the video here.
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