Golfers get Callaway Tour pro treatment

Tour truck to be at a range near you

Golfmagic correspondent
Fri, 3 Apr 2009
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Callaway's giant Tour truck

  The Callaway Golf Tour truck is hitting the road to offer expert custom fitting and same-day club making at a series of special demo days, starting in the south and south-west of England. The Chessington-based equipment brand says the truck stops provide 'a unique insight into life as a Tour professional' and will be appearing at golf venues across the UK over the coming months.

In the same way that a Tour pro is fitted and his clubs expertly built on the same day, golfers attending these events will have their performance computer-analysed by FlightScope, the radar ball-tracking system, and have their clubs made up on the spot by one of Callaway Golf’s European Tour technicians.

The impressive 28-tonne mobile facility normally builds clubs for top Callaway Golf staff pros Oliver Wilson, Alvaro Quiros, Graeme McDowell and Major winners Ernie Els and Michael Campbell. But during April it will be at three UK venues, offering amateur golfers the ultimate Tour pro experience.

The accompanying FlightScope system, newly-introduced to the Callaway demo day programme. is a 3D golf ball-tracking radar that follows the clubhead and the ball flight, feeding back information to a computer screen. It shows simulated ball flight of all shots hit giving a ranked order of statistics, including carry, speed, trajectory, spin and launch angle.


Fitter at work in the Callaway tour truck

Golfers will also have the chance to try the latest Callaway products, including the FT-9 driver currently used by Phil Mickelson and the new Diablo driver.

Neil Howie, president of Callaway Golf Europe says: “The European Tour is very important to us and our Tour truck is always at the centre of ‘the buzz’ at any event it attends and a vital link to our Tour professionals.

“We look forward to welcoming golfers to these special demo day events - they really will be treated like golfing royalty.”

The 18-metre long Tour Truck has two seven-metre pop-out sections, and is kitted out with every cutting-edge device, to customise iron loft and lie angles, cut shafts to size, put on or change grips, measure swing weights, plus grind and buff clubs.

The Callaway Tour Truck will be visiting the following venues during April (please call in advance to book your custom fitting appointment) :

Silvermere Golf & Leisure.

April 10 (10am – 5pm); April 11 ( 9am – 4pm)

Tel : 01932 584340

Top Golf, Watford

April 16 (10am – 5pm)

Tel: 01923 255591

Hambrook Golf Range, Bristol

April 18 (10am – 5pm)

01179 701116

 

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