By Elliott Heath published
The ex-England Rugby star and his royal brother-in-law were fitted using the Williams Single Frequency club assembly system
Former England rugby player Mike Tindall and his brother-in-law Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips' brother, have been fitted for Williams Racing Golf clubs in preparation for Tindall's upcoming charity golf day.
Tindall was a member of the squad which won the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.
His wife, Zara Phillips, is the daughter of the Princess Royal and the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II.
The pair, who both play their golf at Minchinhampton Golf Club in Gloucester, were fitted for the Williams Racing Golf clubs at Magnolia Park in Oxfordshire.
The fittings took place using the Williams' Single Frequency club assembly system that allows a full set of clubs to be made with the same flex, feel and swing weight to enable the torque of the club to behave reliably throughout the set.
“Seeing how technical the setup is at Magnolia Park and how Williams Racing Golf goes into so much detail is just amazing,” said 10-handicapper Tindall.
“You can see how hard they are pushing for those marginal gains that the Formula One team also have to make to be competitive,” he added.
Phillips, who like Tindall will use the clubs at the fourth annual Celebrity Golf Classic next month, said: “Having worked with Williams’ Racing team for three years, I am always keen to support them and their innovations as much as possible. Using the great brains within the organisation to develop golfing products is a logical step.”
The Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic takes place at The Belfry on 20th May and Williams Racing Golf are providing the top prizes in the form of custom-fitted sets of clubs.
Williams Racing Golf are exclusive partners to the Williams Racing F1 team which has won 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles.
For more information on Williams Racing Golf and the technology behind the clubs, visit www.williams-racing-golf.com/.
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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