Wilson Golf has signed rising American star John Augenstein, the former number three ranked amateur in the world, to a multi-year equipment deal.
Augenstein is coming off a stellar four-year career at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, where he was named 2020 SEC Player of the Year and was among the finalists for the 2020 Collegiate Player of Year honours. Among the sport’s rising stars, Augenstein played in both the US Open and the Masters in 2020 and was the runner-up at the 2019 US Amateur.
“We are excited to have a young, exciting and accomplished player like John join our Wilson team,” said Tim Clarke, Wilson Golf president. “As we build our presence and gain further momentum at the highest level of golf, we are committed to partnering with the game’s next generation of superstars to provide them an opportunity to play some of the best equipment on the market to achieve success,” he added.
Looking to build off a successful amateur career, the 23-year-old Kentucky native is set to make his professional debut at The American Express at the PGA West golf course, La Quinta, California, which begins today (January 21). He will put Wilson’s Staff Model Blades (3-9), Staff Model wedges (48˚ & 52˚) and the Staff Model Utility (18˚) iron into play. He will also be testing the Wilson LABs prototype driver and woods throughout the season.
“Getting to know the team at Wilson, it just felt like the right fit,” said Augenstein. “When I first started testing their equipment I was blown away at how great of an iron and wedge that they make. As classic of a look as you can get and the feel is incredible. I really love the equipment and I value the people that make it.”