Callaway has announced the addition of six professionals to its growing list of staffers.
Kenny Perry, Scott Brown, Belen Mozo, Jason Kokrak, Stephanie Meadow and Kevin Kisner will join the company as staff professionals for 2015. The company now has 31 full staff relationships, the most since 2004. In 2012, the company had 15.
The names of this year’s additions don’t carry quite the firepower as those of last year (Henrik Stenson, Harris English, Lydia Ko, Matt Every, Matteo Manassero, among others), but these staffers continue Callaway’s trend of signing mostly youthful, developing talent. That gamble has paid off for the company.
Formerly an Adams staff professional, Perry, 54, won twice on the Champions Tour in 2014. He won two Champions Tour majors in 2013: the Constellation Senior Players Championship and the U.S. Senior Open. Perry finished T28 in the U.S. Open and T27 at the PGA Championship last season, his only made cuts on the PGA Tour in 2013-14.
Scott Brown, formerly of Nike, won his first PGA Tour event at the Puerto Rico Open in 2013. Last season, he recorded four top-10s on the PGA Tour, highlighted by a T3 in the Frys.com Open in 2013.
Belen Mozo, announced as a Callaway staffer in November, had played Callaway equipment for most of last season. Her best finish in 2014 was T4 at the ManuLife Financial LPGA Classic in June.
Jason Kokrak was a Cleveland staffer in 2014. The long hitter from Canada finished fourth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last season.
Stephanie Meadow narrowly missed out on a full LPGA card at Qualifying School in December after a 12-hole playoff ended when Karlin Beck chipped in for birdie. However, the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland finished third in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst in 2014 and has limited LPGA status for 2015. She’ll likely play a handful of LPGA events (including the U.S. Women’s Open), in addition to competing in Symetra Tour and Ladies European Tour events.
Kevin Kisner, formerly of TaylorMade, recorded three top-10s in 2013-14. His best finish was T6 at the Wells Fargo Championship.