Young Callaway Staffers Are Winning on Tour
We’re witnessing a youth movement on Tour, and some of Callaway’s youngest Staff Pros are leading the charge. Our young guns like Branden Grace, Luke List and Danny Willett are helping to set the tone at a time where talented 20-somethings are making an immediate impact in the professional ranks. These three staffers are winning on Sundays, and they’re doing it with new Callaway equipment in their bags.
Grace has produced one of the biggest breakout years in European Tour history with three wins already this season. He’s earned a playoff victory at Fancourt, won in his native South Africa at the Joburg Open and dominated at the Volvo China Open. Grace played with a RAZR Fit Driver and a HEX Black Tour Ball during his win in China, and he’s continued to use them inside the ropes. The 24-year-old pro has quickly become one of the best young players in Europe and after earning his third win of the year he said, “It’s just amazing and shows the standard of golf I’m playing right now.”
Grace’s fellow European Tour staffer Danny Willett has also made a name for himself this year with a playoff win at the BMW International Open. He used a RAZR Hawk Prototype Driver, RAZR Fit 5-Wood and RAZR X Muscleback Irons to capture his first career win. After securing the victory, Willett said, “Callaway has been brilliant,” and added “I’ll keep working hard and hopefully we can do it again.” Now just 24-years-old, he should be a factor on Tour for years to come.
While Grace and Willett have had their success overseas, Luke List is setting driving records and making his case for player of the year on the Web.com Tour. In his first year as a Callaway Staff Pro, List has already won the South Georgia Classic with a RAZR Fit Driver and a HEX Black Tour Ball and all but locked up his PGA Tour card for 2013. He also leads the Tour in driving distance with over a 320 yard average off the tee. The 27-year-old’s game has been on a steady climb since he joined the Web.com Tour in 2010, and he’s got the mental and physical makeup to compete at the highest level.
Callaway’s staff list includes plenty of other young stars who know how to win at marquee events. Alvaro Quiros is one of the most recognizable pros in Europe, Sandra Gal has gained a large following on the LPGA Tour and with everything she’s already accomplished in the game, it’s hard to believe that Morgan Pressel is still only 24. For more information on these great players and all of our young, talented pros, please visit our Callaway Staff Pros page.