CALLAWAY STAFF PROFESSIONAL PATRICK REED USES NEW FT OPTIFORCE DRIVER IN FIRST CAREER WIN
CARLSBAD, Calif., August 19, 2013 – 23-year old Patrick Reed joined Callaway Golf Company’s professional staff in May. Since then, he has made eight of nine tournament cuts and secured four of his season’s five Top-10 finishes, none more significant than his first career victory yesterday at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Propelled by a full bag of Callaway equipment, including the company’s new FT Optiforce Driver, and an Odyssey putter, Reed sealed the win by making a dramatic birdie on the second playoff hole.
“When I switched equipment in the middle of my first season on TOUR I was a little nervous,” said Patrick Reed. “But the Callaway team really embraced Justine and I and made us feel like family. Plus, since switching I’ve played great golf and recorded my first win. Great equipment, great people and a great company — the future is bright at Callaway Golf and Team Reed!”
Reed has two other Top-10 finishes and this historic win in the three tournaments he has played since switching to the 440cc FT Optiforce Driver. During this three-tournament hot streak, he is averaging 13.4 more yards off the tee than his previous season average. For a full recap of Reed’s win, please visit the company’s blog: http://blog.callawaygolf.com/tour-news/new-staffer-reed-plays-ft-optiforce-full-callaway-bag-in-dramatic-playoff-win/
The FT Optiforce Driver features a system of technologies to help increase a golfer’s clubhead speed, ball speed and overall distance. The new driver offers loft and lie adjustability to enhance launch conditions and is available in two variations – 440cc and 460cc – to help golfers find their optimal performance.
Since being introduced at the Greenbriar in early July, the FT Optiforce Driver has been the number one Callaway Driver in play for seven weeks and counting. Dr. Alan Hocknell, SVP, R&D, Callaway Golf Company, explains its popularity on Tour in this episode of Callaway Talks: http://blog.callawaygolf.com/callaway-media-productions/callaway-talks-doc-hock-on-ft-optiforce/
Listed below are Reed’s winning clubs:
Callaway 440cc FT Optiforce Driver
Callaway X Forged 2, 2 & 4 Iron (15*, 18* & 22*)
Callaway RAZR X MB Irons 5- PW
Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Wedges: 50*, 56*, 60*
Odyssey White Hot Pro #3
A prototype Callaway Hex Chrome+ Golf Ball
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