A new television show set to debut this fall on the Golf Channel, Driver vs. Driver, will pit driver designs against each other in a seven-episode contest. It will also feature a star-studded cast of judges.
Wilson Golf announced Wednesday morning that former Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher will join two-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Streelman at the judges table. Alongside them will be the former USGA Technical Director Frank Thomas and current President of Wilson Golf Tim Clarke.
While Urlacher might seem like an odd fit for a golf show, the former football star lowered his existing single-digit handicap from an eight to a five soon after retirement, so you can be sure he loves his golf.
“I really love to play this game, and personally enjoy learning about new equipment,” Urlacher said. “When Wilson offered me a position as a judge, I jumped at the opportunity.”
According to a press release from Wilson, the show will document “the trials and tribulations that aspiring golf equipment designers face as their golf driver ideas and concepts are evaluated, critiqued, refined and tested.”
Winners will not only receive a $500,000 prize but also see their design produced and branded by Wilson to be sold at retail in 2017.
For more information on the show, check out Wilson.com.