A new kind of golf competition / reality show will be broadcast on the Golf Channel starting on October 4, 2016.
Driver vs Driver will pit 10 teams of golf equipment designers against each other for the opportunity to win half a million dollars as well as their design concept manufactured and sold as part of the Wilson Staff product line. Each competing team will work with professional engineers at Wilson Labs engineers refine and test their designs. And as with most reality competitions, the teams will also have to prevent their own elimination by the panel of golf expert judges:
Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf – knows the secret to being the oldest original golf brand in competition is respecting the past, living in the present, and innovating for the future. With Tim at the helm, Wilson Golf’s multi-million dollar investments in R&D has paid off with ahead-of-the-curve innovations, world-class equipment, and a dominant presence in all the major golf tours.
Brian Urlacher, Former Linebacker with the Chicago Bears – An avid golfer with a single-digit handicap. The self-professed golf equipment junkie retired in 2013 after a 13-year career in the NFL, and now he has turned his competitive focus to the game of golf.
Frank Thomas, Former Director of the USGA – One of the world’s leading golf equipment experts and innovators, with more than 40 years of golf technology experience. During his quarter century tenure as the USGA Technical Director, Frank developed the extensive testing procedures that are still used to measure golf equipment’s performance today.