WILSON GM TIM CLARKE ON DRIVER VS DRIVER

DSC06060 Rory on 18 island DSget-attachmentwilson putter 8802    THE GOG BLOG by Rory Spears, Editor and Director of Content. Follow Rory on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter @Gog BlogGuy, and to golf resorts like Innisbrook in Palm Harbor Florida, home of the Copperhead Golf Course (L). The comeback journey does continue for Wilson Golf, with the release of the latest Wilson winner, the new Triton Driver, winner of the Driver vs Driver Contest.

DSC03715 Tim Clarke with the DUO ball DSDSC01300 Mike Small with trophy at OFCC DS  Wilson winners include Golf GM Tim Clarke (L) and Illinois Golf Coach and IPGA Section Champion and Wilson staff player Mike Small (R).

PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 17: Kevin Streelman holds the trophy after winning the Tampa Bay Championship at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club on March 17, 2013 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

PALM HARBOR, FL – MARCH 17: Kevin Streelman holds the trophy after winning the Tampa Bay Championship at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club on March 17, 2013 in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Kevin Streelman a two-time winner on the PGA Tour holds the trophy after winning the Valspar Championship, Streelman is a Wilson Staff player and will play the new Wilson Triton Driver on the PGA Tour in 2017. Three time major champion Padraig Harrington  another Wilson Staff player, was impressed by the club but no word yet if he will use it on tour come next year.

wilson-triton-driverwinner-eric-sillies-and-wife-ds                            The new Wilson Triton Driver, and winner Eric Sillies with his wife on the final episode of Driver vs Driver, that was filmed at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.

If there ever was a great golf reality show, it was Driver vs Driver on The Golf Channel for the last 7 weeks. According to Wilson Golf GM Tim Clarke, over 300 people entered the contest to design a new driver for Wilson Golf and win $500,000 dollars in first place prize money.

The contestants ranged from engineers to golf professionals to college students to took on the contest like it was a school project, not everyone who submitted an entry even played golf.

In the end, the contest came down to a couple of outstanding entries, one submitted by winner Eric Sillies (The Triton Driver) and the other by Gavin Wallin (The Pivot), and even though Sillies won the contest, the driver that Wallin entered seemed to be a pretty good product in it’s own right.

Click here to hear the interview with Wilson Golf General Manager Tim Clarke on the golf reality show Driver vs Driver, that concluded last night on The Golf Channel.

Good news for all of you that enjoyed the show but wished that you could have entered a design of your own, Clarke has not ruled out a future show that could be something like, Iron vs Iron, Wedge vs Wedge, Putter vs Putter, or the same concept with fairway metals or hybrids. Let’s hope Wilson does just that.

Golfers listen to the interview for locations, or visit the Wilson Golf website for locations, but the new Triton Driver is now on the market, you can order them starting in just hours come Black Friday.

But with any golf club and Clarke also strongly recommends this with Triton or any golf club, but especially with Triton, because there are so many moving parts and adjustable weights, do get fitted by a fitting professional before you purchase your driver or other clubs and head out to the golf course.

If you missed the show or some episodes of the show, do golf visit The Golf Channel and click around until you find where you can watch past shows.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.