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Driver vs. Driver followed aspiring golf equipment designers as they competed for the chance to win $500,000 and the opportunity to have their driver concept brought to life and sold under the Wilson Staff name. Each design team worked with Wilson Labs engineers to refine their drivers, all while trying to stave off elimination. Follow the journey from start to finish with 34 additional airings OnDemand.

Driver vs. Driver followed aspiring golf equipment designers as they competed for the chance to win $500,000 and the opportunity to have their driver concept brought to life and sold under the Wilson Staff name. Each design team worked with Wilson Labs engineers to refine their drivers, all while trying to stave off elimination. Follow the journey from start to finish with 34 additional airings OnDemand.

THANKSGIVING DAY MORNING
ALL 7 EPISODES REAIRING AT 7:00AM
FINALE AIRS AT 1:30PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
ALL 7 EPISODES REAIRING AT 5:00AM
FINALE AIRS AT 11:00AM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
ALL 7 EPISODES REAIRING AT 11:00AM
FINALE AIRS AT 5:00PM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26
ALL 7 EPISODES REAIRING AT 12:00PM
FINALE AIRS AT 6:00PM

Eric Sillies - Winner


The Winner

Driver vs Driver Winner Eric Sillies is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati in the College of DAAP (Design Architecture Art & Planning). He came into the competition with experience designing golf clubs for an internship and the utmost confidence in his abilities. Sillie’s mantra, “make things better by making better things” guided his design process and in the end it was his driver, Triton, that made the cut.

Driver Vs. Driver


The Premise

Driver vs. Driver will follow the trials and tribulations of aspiring golf equipment designers as they compete for the chance to win $500,000 and the opportunity to have their driver concept brought to life and sold under the Wilson Staff name. Each design team will work with Wilson Labs engineers to evaluate, critique, refine and test their ideas and concepts, all while trying to stave off elimination by the panel of golf expert judges. Whose driver will be the next big thing? Tune in to find out.




The Judges

Brian Urlacher
Brian Urlacher

Former National Football League® (NFL) linebacker Brian Urlacher is an avid golfer with a single-digit handicap. The self-professed golf equipment “junkie” retired in 2013 after a 13-year career in the NFL, and now he has turned his competitive focus to the golf course.

Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas is one of the world’s leading golf equipment experts and innovators with more than 40 years of golf technology experience. During his quarter century tenure as the USGA Technical Director, Frank developed the extensive testing procedures that are still used to measure golf equipment’s performance today.

Tim Clarke
Tim clarke

President of Wilson Golf and twenty year golf industry veteran Tim Clarke knows the secret to being the oldest original golf brand in competition is respecting the past, living in the present, and innovating for the future. With Tim at the helm, Wilson Golf’s multi-million dollar investments in R&D has paid off with ahead-of-the-curve innovations, world-class equipment, and a booming tour presence.  

Melanie Collins
Tim collins

Two-time PGA TOUR winner and Wilson Advisory Staff member Kevin Streelman joins the series as a judge beginning in the third episode. Chicago born and raised, Streelman started his golf career as a caddie at three-time U.S. Open venue, Chicago Golf Club. After graduating from Duke University, Kevin began his journey to the PGA Tour and secured his first tour victory in 2013 at the Tampa Bay Championship, followed up with a second win in 2014 at the Travelers Championship.

Melanie Collins
Tim collins

Sports broadcaster Melanie Collins will serve as the host of Driver vs. Driver. Currently a sideline reporter for CBS’ college football and basketball coverage, Collins formerly served as a co-host for Golf Channel’s competition series, Big Break.