Rising Northern Irish golf star Tom McKibbin has joined TaylorMade Golf’s tour staff as he begins the next phase of his career.
McKibbin has recorded a phenomenal junior and amateur career, resulting in significant tournament wins on both sides of the Atlantic. These include the Junior Honda Classic, Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, and the Peter McEvoy Trophy. A former Irish International, he also represented GB&I twice at the Jacques Leglise Trophy.
He made his professional debut at the European Tour’s Tenerife Open last month and will play across the Challenge Tour and European Tour for the 2021 season.
“I’m excited to join Team TaylorMade as I begin my journey as a professional golfer. TaylorMade has played a huge part in my amateur career, and I’m thrilled to be part of the family alongside so many of the world’s best. Having the support of everyone at TaylorMade to ensure I have the best equipment for me in the bag will be fun; their products, expertise and service are unrivalled in the game. Let the journey begin.”
The Belfast native has been tipped as a hot prospect since a very young age and comes from Holywood Golf Club – the same club as Rory McIlroy who has formed a close bond with the teenager over the years and acts as a mentor for him.
Adrian Rietveld, TaylorMade’s tour manager, said: “To identify and develop the future of elite golfers who go on to choose TaylorMade for performance is a key part of our strategy. A superb golfer already and truly only getting started, TaylorMade are very proud to complete the signing of Tom Mckibbin.”
“Tom has played TaylorMade exclusively for a long time. I am excited about the potential and determination in Tom, and we will do all we can to help develop a world class player of the future. I want to take this opportunity to thank all involved with Tom for working so closely with TaylorMade Golf ensuring our partnership. A testimony that our equipment and development systems are best in class, TaylorMade possesses 14 clubs and golf ball that excites elite golfers at the highest level, choosing TaylorMade exclusively.”
TOM MCKIBBIN’S EQUIPMENT
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (10.5°)
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max 3
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (3), TaylorMade P7MC (4-6), TaylorMade P730 (7-PW)
Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (52°, 56°), TaylorMade Hi Toe RAW (60°)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x