Padraig Harrington signs new Wilson Staff contract

Padraig Harrington, the reigning Open and US PGA Champion has re-signed with equipment sponsors, Wilson Staff

Padraig Harrington has ended months of speculation by signing a new Wilson Staff golf equipment contract.

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Padraig Harrington has played an integral role in the design of Wilson clubs ever since he joined the company in 1998. But having won three of the last six major championships and with his contract due to end, speculation had emerged as to where the Irishman’s future lay.

Harrington, the reigning Open and US PGA champion has signed what is believed to be a rolling three year contract, he will continue carry Wilson Staff branding on his cap.

“I love being part of a tradition that includes the likes of Snead and Sarazen,” he said. “And there’s no doubt in my mind that Wilson Staff clubs have given me the edge over my rivals for the top titles in the game and I’m sure that they have been a major factor in my success to date.”

Padriag Harrington will continue his ambassadorial role as Wilson Staff launch their new equipment range. New Wilson Staff Di9 irons, new Smooth driver and Tw9 wedges will all be key products for the brand in 2009.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X