Augenstein brings youth and fire power to an already stout professional advisory staff that includes Gary Woodland, Kevin Streelman, Brendan Steele, Padraig Harrington, Kevin Tway, and Ricky Barnes.
CHICAGO, January 21, 2021 – Wilson Golf announced today that John Augenstein, the former number three ranked amateur in the world, has signed a multi-year deal to join the Wilson Golf Advisory Staff. Augenstein joins a staff that includes Gary Woodland, Kevin Streelman, Brendan Steele and Padraig Harrington, bringing a youthful and promising future star of the game to the brand.
Augenstein is coming off a stellar four-year, four-time All-American career at Vanderbilt University where he was named 2020 SEC Player of the Year and was among the finalists for the 2020 Collegiate Player of Year honors. Among the sport’s rising stars, Augenstein participated in both the U.S. Open and The Masters in 2020 and was the runner-up at the 2019 U.S. Amateur.
“We are excited to have a young, exciting and accomplished player like John join our Wilson team,” said Tim Clarke, Wilson Golf president. “As we build our presence and gain momentum at the highest level of golf, we are committed to partnering with the game’s next generation of superstars to provide them an opportunity to play some of the best equipment on the market to achieve success.”
Augenstein, looking to build off a very successful amateur career, is set to make his professional debut at The American Express. There, he will put into play the Staff Model Blades and Staff Model wedges. Augenstein will be testing the Wilson LABs prototype driver and woods throughout the season.
“Getting to know the team at Wilson, it just felt like the right fit,” said Augenstein. “When I first started testing their equipment I was blown away at how great of an iron and wedge that they make. As classic of a look as you can get and the feel is incredible. I really love the equipment and I value the people that make it.”
About John Augenstein
W LABS 3-wood Staff Model Blades 3-9 Irons Staff Model Utility 18* Iron Staff Model Wedges – 48* & 52
No.3 Ranked Amateur Player Worldwide 2020 SEC Player of the Year 2020 Collegiate Player of the Year Finalist Amateur Participant at 2020 US Open and 2020 Masters (finished T-55th) 2020 Walker Cup Team 2019 & 2020 Palmer Cup Team 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship Runner-Up Four-time All-American at Vanderbilt 2017 SEC Freshman of the Year 2015 Kentucky’s Mr. Golf
About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 62 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. The winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.