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Francesco Molinari Joins Callaway as a Staff Member

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Press Release from Callaway

 

 

CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar. 5, 2019 – 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.

 

You can follow Francesco on Twitter: @F_Molinari and on Instagram: @chiccogolf

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Nice addition for the brand- he's not the most charismatic person (quite dull actually to listen to) but a professional on and off the course. 

I wonder what he's being paid to sport a whole bag?

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These kinds of stories are always so interesting. Here's my take: it is tremendously unlikely that, even remaining contract-free, Molinari would be able to duplicate the massively successful year he had last year. This is no knock on him; it is hard to win on the Tour, and sustained top-level success is seen only in the rarest of golfers.

After last year, his brand is probably at peak value. So cashing in with Callaway is more or less hedging your bet on yourself. It's certainly not the boldest play. But it might be the most prudent.

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

These kinds of stories are always so interesting. Here's my take: it is tremendously unlikely that, even remaining contract-free, Molinari would be able to duplicate the massively successful year he had last year. This is no knock on him; it is hard to win on the Tour, and sustained top-level success is seen only in the rarest of golfers.

After last year, his brand is probably at peak value. So cashing in with Callaway is more or less hedging your bet on yourself. It's certainly not the boldest play. But it might be the most prudent.

You're over thinking it. He probably just saw MGS most wanted driver.

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Those irons....

He looked off last week though. I know he was recovering from being sick, but he looked sickly. Hope all is well in that camp.

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16 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Those irons....

He looked off last week though. I know he was recovering from being sick, but he looked sickly. Hope all is well in that camp.

Sorry shanks

 

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Sorry shanks

 

 

Yeah... when “one of these things ain’t like the other”

 

Anyone else still think they are getting the same iBlade, MB, CB, P7XX, as these guys?

 

That’s not a stock car.

 

Edit: I’d start this debate thread but I’d get stomped on.

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