European Tour and Ryder Cup star David Howell will be at the GTEC06 golf trade show at Telford on Wednesday 1st November as a guest of UK Golf Services / Stuburt. And Howell – who recently passed £6 million in career earnings – has extended his two-year relationship with Stuburt for a further three years, signing to wear the company’s much anticipated new Helium Pro golf shoe for the 2007 season.
Howell will be greeting visitors and signing autographs during two sessions on the Stuburt stand (29-30) on the Wednesday from 11:30am – 12:30 pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm.
He will be explaining how his input over the last two years has led to the development of Stuburt’s new Helium Pro golf shoe. The Swindon-based professional has been personally involved in the R&D process and many of the new shoe’s features have directly resulted from his feedback while wearing Stuburt’s Profile S golf shoe on Tour this season.
Howell, currently challenging for the 2006 European Order of Merit Title at Valderrama, wears Stuburt golf shoes and rainwear on Tour and is the brand’s main worldwide ambassador.
“David is a superb ambassador for Stuburt and he has been crucial in the development process of our new Helium Pro golf shoe” said UK Golf Services managing director Graeme Stevens, “We are delighted that he has shown his faith in Stuburt golf shoes and rainwear by signing with us until the end of 2009.”
Howell started wearing Stuburt at the start of the 2005 season and subsequently rose to become one of the world’s top ten golfers.
In 2007 Howell will wear Stuburt Helium Pro golf shoes plus Stuburt Professional Full Zip and Tour Half Zip rain suits and the Stuburt Rain Shirt.
Howell, 31, has won almost £1.5 million this year on the PGA European Tour, including victories in the HSBC Champions tournament in China where he beat playing partner Tiger Woods, and the BMW Championship at Wentworth in May. With career prize winnings of over £6 million, he is one of British golf’s most successful Tour golfers, and a strong prospect to win a major in the years to come. He has an enviable 3-0-1 Ryder Cup record, having been on the winning side both times.