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.
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 have paid off with head-of-the-curve innovations, world-class equipment, and a booming Tour presence.
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 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.
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, The Big Break.