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Helligkilde credits Wilson for role in Challenge Tour success

12.53pm 15th November 2021 - Sponsorship

Danish tour professional Marcus Helligkilde has credited his Wilson Golf equipment with playing a major part in helping him secure the 2021 Challenge Tour ‘Road to Mallorca’ title, which also earned him promotion to next season’s European Tour.

Using Wilson’s four-piece, urethane Staff Model golf ball, along with the brand’s Staff Model CB Forged irons and the Staff Model Forged wedge (50*), the 25-year-old claimed his third victory of the season at the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A and jumped two places to the top of the Road to Mallorca Rankings. He also had Wilson’s PMP Tour Grind (56*) and Standard (60*) wedges in the bag.

“I can’t thank Wilson enough for the help and support they’ve given me this season and I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for the top-quality balls and amazing irons,” said Helligkilde, who only started playing the brand’s products this season.

The feel of the Staff Model ball on the greens helped Helligkilde rank first on Tour in Putts Per Green, with 1.67 holed against the Tour average of 1.78, and the Staff Model CB Forged irons helped him hit over 80% of Greens in Regulation this season (ranked second) compared to the Tour average of 64.90.

“When I first started using the ball, I was so impressed with the touch and feel on and around the green and that has shown in my putting stats and I really felt dialled in with my irons all season, which look great and feel amazing,” added Helligkilde.

Despite not having full Challenge Tour status at the start of the year, Helligkilde won the Swiss Challenge and Vierumäki Finnish Challenge earlier this season and finished 34,337 points clear at the top.

Another Wilson staff player, Andrew Wilson, also gained his European Tour card in dramatic fashion by birdieing four of the last five holes of the season to climb back inside the top 20, after a double bogey at the 13th had moved him outside of the projected graduation spots.  

“It was a bit of a roller coaster ride at the end, but I’m absolutely delighted to be playing on the European Tour next season,” said Wilson, who also played the Staff Model ball and CB Forged irons, along with the Staff Model wedges (50*, 54* & 60*) and Utility iron (21*).

“The wins by Marcus this season and the performances of Andrew, really highlights the Tour validation for our irons, wedges and ball,” said Doug Wright, Wilson Golf’s Global Commercial Director.  “Every golfer knows how good Wilson irons are, but I’m particularly proud of the Staff Model ball as our team has worked so hard in creating a Tour performance ball, which we’re now seeing those rewards.”

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