Nike add Fisher to their staff roster

Englishman aiming for big season with new sponsor

Golfmagic Equipment
Tue, 17 Jan 2012

Ross Fisher believes he’s ready to reel his way back inside the world’s top 50 after signing a new multi-year staff contract with Nike Golf.

Despite falling out of the world’s top 100 for the first time in three and half years, the four-time European Tour champion - making the first manufacturer change during his seven-year career as a tour pro - believes he’s more equipped than ever.

“My first priority this year is to get back into the world’s top 50, and with the backing and support of my coaches and the team at Nike Golf, I am sure that it’s a realistic goal,” said the 31-year-old from West London.

“Since the end of the season I’ve been working hard on all aspects of my game. I’m really bombing it with the VR Pro Ltd driver and I’m looking forward to putting all the new gear into play.

“At the moment we’re experiencing a golden period for European golf, particularly in Britain, and I just want to be back up there challenging for majors and another Ryder Cup appearance.”

Fisher will be using a selection of products from the highly successful VR woods and iron range, as well as the tour proven Method putter line and new 20XI golf ball, which goes on sale next month.

Featuring a revolutionary new resin core, Nike claims its exciting 20XI range creates faster initial ball speeds to deliver even greater distance off the tee for those with 90mph-plus swing speeds, while retaining high levels of spin and control around the greens.

“A new ball affects all 14 clubs in your bag, and you have to have confidence in how each of those clubs is going to play, added Fisher.”

“It’s not something you can do overnight, but I’m really excited about what this ball is going to do for my game.”

Fisher will make his first outing as a Nike Golf staff athlete at next week’s Abu Dhabi Championship.

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