ERC in the bag for Monty

Is Monty being naughty putting the new ERC Driver in his bag? The USGA think so, they banned it!

Golfmagic Newswire
Thu, 20 Apr 2000

Colin Montgomerie, who has been experimenting with the new ERC Forged Titanium Driver over the past two weeks, said he is very interested in putting the new driver in play in his future competitive events.

Montgomerie, the seven-time European Order of Merit winner, said yesterday that he is still considering carefully the various shaft options recommended to him by Callaway Golf.

“I think the ERC Driver is fabulous and I hope to be playing with it in competition soon,” Montgomerie said. “The technology that Callaway has built into the ERC Driver has certainly improved my ball flight. I believe I hit the ERC Driver quite a bit farther off the tee, and I am eager to complete my evaluation.”

The new ERC Forged Titanium Driver has already been introduced to the market in Japan and will soon be available in Europe. Due to limited production capacities on the unique golf club, Callaway Golf does not currently plan to market the driver in the United States.

The ERC Driver was designed to conform to the existing regulations of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A), and can be played in all competitive events governed by the R&A outside the U.S. and Mexico.

“We are pleased that a golfer of Colin Montgomerie’s stature is interested in using the new ERC Driver in competition on the PGA European Tour,” said Ely Callaway, Founder and CEO of Callaway Golf.
“Like all our golf clubs, the ERC Driver was designed to increase the enjoyment of the golfing public around the world. We are gratified to note that great golfers like Colin Montgomerie and the others seem to want to enjoy the benefits also.”