We’re so proud to partner with Birdies for the Brave on Warrior Club Fittings, which we are doing at 15 PGA Tour events this year. At each of these, we work with two injured U.S. military veterans and get them custom fit for a full set of new Callaway equipment on the range, right next to the pros. And we were honored to host another great event last Monday at The Memorial.
Our two Warriors at Muirfield Village were U.S. Army veteran Jason Van Gilder (above left) and U.S. Marine veteran Brandon Bailey (above right). Jason has more than 18 years of service and is an avid golfer, while Brandon retired in 2015 after over 17 years of service, and he now goes to the range and plays as often as possible.
Their day started on the range where they went through a full fitting from our Callaway Team, using Trackman Technology for each club in the bag. They both took a quick liking to the Epic Flash Driver, and they worked all the way through Epic Flash Fairway Woods, Callaway Irons, Wedges and our Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters. We’ll be custom-building their clubs and they’ll be playing with them soon!
While they were working through into new clubs, our friends at CBS were also filming a story on their Callaway Warrior Fitting experience, which will air on the tournament coverage this weekend! And after they got their equipment dialed in, Jason and Brandon got to walk through our Callaway Tour Truck with our Sr. Tour Trailer Technician Kevin Napier. They got to see up-close all the shafts, specs, and clubheads, and everything that goes into getting our players ready to go at every PGA Tour event.
It was our privilege to spend time with these two great veterans and avid golfers, and we want to thank them for coming out to The Memorial! Our next Warrior Fitting will be next month at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, and for more information on this program and our other military initiatives, including our product discounts, please visit our military appreciation page. You can also took a look at the news on 10 million golf balls and counting for Bunkers in Baghdad! And we have new Tour Limited Wedges available for blind auction now, with all proceeds going to Birdies For The Brave.