Driver vs. Driver Series 2 Out Now For UK&I Viewers

The show returns for its second series and is available to watch now for UK and Ireland golf fans

Driver vs. Driver Series 2

The show returns for its second series and is available to watch now for UK and Ireland golf fans

Driver vs. Driver Series 2 Out Now For UK&I Viewers

The second series of Driver vs. Driver returns has returned to the Golf Channel and fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch the entire series unfold for free on YouTube (opens in new tab).

The show sees budding golf club engineers pitch their driver designs in the hope of winning $250,000 and the chance to see their design brought to retail with Wilson Staff.

Watch episode 1 below:

2016's winner was Eric Sillies, an industrial design graduate from the University of Cincinnati, who crafted the Wilson Staff Triton driver - read and watch our review here.

The seven-episode series sees 14 finalists present their driver concepts to the three judges - Wilson Golf President Tim Clarke, YouTuber and Golf Monthly Top 25 coach Rick Shiels and NHL legend Jeremy Roenick.

Wilson Triton driver

The Triton won series 1

The 14 finalists have been chosen from hundreds of applicants and travel to Wilson's HQ in Chicago for their all-important pitches.

New episodes come out on Wednesdays, starting from 3rd October up until 14th November.

“I’ve loved every minute of working with Wilson Golf and the Golf Channel on Driver vs Driver 2,” said Rick, who currently had the Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 irons in the bag.

“Being a judge on a show like this was a great opportunity for me as equipment design is something I’m really passionate about. I’ve hit loads of shots during the filming process and it’s been great hearing the thought processes behind the drivers from some very interesting characters.

“I hope that sharing my ideas and philosophies with them has helped create a driver that will have a big impact on the market,” he added.

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The finalists’ concepts will be tested, critiqued and refined during the series by PGA Tour players as well as celebrities from the field of sports and entertainment; golf industry experts; members of the national golf and sports media; bloggers; and social media influencers.

“Golfers are passionate about their golf clubs and Driver vs. Driver 2 takes viewers behind the curtain on the design process and ultimately introduces them to Wilson Golf’s newest driver,” said Keith Allo, Golf Channel Vice President of Original Productions.

“The uniqueness of this series allows us to introduce viewers to great personalities and showcase the tension and drama of this competition, with the winning driver concept hitting stores worldwide soon after the final episode,” he added.

“The show, from its inception, was designed to utilise the power of crowd-sourcing combined with Wilson LABS’ (the innovation hub at Wilson) deep golf experience and expertise to create a world-class golf driver in a way that had never been done before,” said Clarke, who has been the Wilson Golf President for 12 years.

“Driver vs. Driver was also created to infuse new energy and excitement into the golf equipment conversation, open the game of golf to a broader audience and bring highly innovative products to the marketplace,” he added.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, 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 covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x