20 January 2012
Wilson Golf Signs Deal with LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour Star Karen Stupples
Wilson Golf, the Chicago-based company with more Major victories than any other golf club manufacturer (61), today announced that it has signed a deal with LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET) Player Karen Stupples to represent the company as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member. Stupples, a native of Kent, England, joins PGA Tour stars Ricky Barnes, Kevin Streelman and three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member.
“We are excited to welcome Karen Stupples as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member,” said Tim Clarke, general manager at Wilson Golf. “Karen has been a great asset to women’s golf for many years, and we believe she will continue to succeed for years to come. We are proud to have her represent our brand on the LPGA.”
The terms of the contract, finalized at the beginning of the 2012 season, ensures that Stupples will play Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons and FG Tour wedges and carry the distinctive red and white Wilson Staff bag. As a Wilson Staff Advisory Member, Stupples will also be heavily involved in the development of future equipment.
“I am very honored to join the Wilson Staff family,” said Stupples. “I am excited for the future possibilities that come with playing the Wilson Staff irons, and proud because of the history Wilson Staff has had with the women's game. It will be a privilege to represent the brand.”
Stupples finished the 2011 season ranked 29th on the LPGA Official Money List and finished with two top-ten finishes including a T4 at the Navistar LPGA Classic and a T9 at the Avnet LPGA Classic. In 2011, Stupples also lead the LPGA Tour in eagles with 12 and competed in her second European Solheim Cup to help recapture the Cup for the European Team. A two-time winner on both the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour (LET), Stupples celebrated her greatest accomplishment by winning the Open Championship in 2004.
Stupples will make her first appearance as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member on January 26 at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. She will be at the Wilson Staff booth (booth W202B) to sign autographs and conduct media interviews from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
About Wilson Golf
For nearly a century, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 Major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. Wilson Staff's Ci11 irons, Di11 irons and FYbrid RS hybrids were honored with Golf Digest's Hot List awards in 2011 and 2012. Wilson Staff, Profile, ProStaff and Hope consumer brands offer excellent craftsmanship and tradition today by delivering the highest quality golf equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.
Wilson Golf is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sporting equipment by Amer Sports. Visit www.wilsonstaff.com or call 773.714.6400 for more information..