Wilson Golf, the company with more Major victories than any other golf club manufacturer, has announced the signing of 2004 Women’s British Open winner Karen Stupples in a deal that will see the English star play with the highly-rated FG Tour V2 irons and become a Wilson Staff Advisory member.
Stupples – who last year lead the LPGA Tour in eagles with 12 and competed in her second Solheim Cup to help recapture the trophy for the European Team – will complement her irons with the Wilson Staff FG Tour wedges, whilst also carrying the iconic red and white Wilson Staff bag.
“We are excited to welcome Karen Stupples as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member,” said Tim Clarke, general manager at Wilson Golf. “Karen has been a great asset to women’s golf for many years, and we believe she will continue to succeed for years to come. We are proud to have her represent our brand on the LPGA.”
A two-time winner on both the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour, Stupples will bring plenty of experience to her advisory role, where she’ll join three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington, as well as PGA Tour stars Ricky Barnes and Kevin Streelman in influencing the development of future clubs.
“I am very honoured to join the Wilson Staff family,” said Stupples, a resident ofKent,England. “I am excited for the future possibilities that come with playing the Wilson Staff irons, and proud because of the history Wilson Staff has had with the women’s game. It will be a privilege to represent the brand.”
The 38-year old finished the 2011 season strongly with two top-ten finishes, including a tie for fourth at the Navistar LPGA Classic and a tie for ninth at the Avnet LPGA Classic.
Yesterday Stupples made her first appearance as a Wilson Staff Advisory Member at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida signing autographs and conducting media interviews for a couple of hours.