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Michael Vrska is Wilson Golf Global Director of R&D

8.06am 27th October 2011 - People

Michael Vrska

Wilson Golf, the Chicago-based company with more Major victories (61) than any other club manufacturer, has named Michael Vrska as Global Director of Research & Development. Vrska will be responsible for overseeing the entire research and development efforts for all Wilson Golf equipment including clubs and golf balls.

Vrska’s professional career includes more than 13 years in golf club design, engineering and manufacturing. Vrska most recently served as Director of Product Development at Adams Golf where he assisted in designing and developing award-winning products in the iron and hybrid categories. Vrska was previously a Project Engineer at Wilson Golf from 1999-2002.

“We’re excited to have Michael back to lead the Wilson Staff R&D team,” said Bob Thurman, Vice President of R&D for Wilson Sporting Goods. “Michael’s passion for developing world-class golf products and his unwavering focus will help carry on the innovation of Wilson Staff golf equipment and uphold our rich history as a premium golf company.”

Vrska appreciates the heritage Wilson Golf has as an iron company, and is looking forward to continuing the legacy that Wilson Staff irons have by producing award-winning irons and increasing the company’s focus in the driver/wood category.

“It feels great to be back with Wilson Golf, a company with so much heritage,” said Vrska. “I look forward to working closely with the entire Wilson Staff team and specifically the R&D team to develop world-class golf equipment that delivers in performance and design.”

Vrska graduated fromPurdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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