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Callaway signs Lee McCoy, three other top amateurs

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If you caught our photos from the FedEx St. Jude Classic earlier this week, you probably marveled at Lee McCoy’s custom Callaway wedges.

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McCoy’s 46-degree Callaway MD3 wedge

And after the drooling subsided, you probably came to the conclusion that McCoy, former University of Georgia standout appearing in his first tournament as a pro, had signed with Callaway.

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Indeed he has. As have three other top-ranked amateurs–Thomas Detry, Matt NeSmith, and Will Starke–the company announced today.

McCoy was a First Team All-American in 2016 for the University of Georgia, and a three-time All-American selection overall. When he turned pro, he was the No. 3 amateur in the world. He tied for fourth at the Valspar Championship earlier this year.

Callaway also inked a 2016 Big Ten Champion from the University of Illinois: Thomas Detry. Detry is the seventh-ranked amateur in the world and was the 2015 Big Ten Golfer of the Year.

Matt NeSmith, 1st Team All-American in 2016 for the University of South Carolina, also joins Team Callaway. NeSmith is the No. 8 amateur in the world

Finally, Will Starke, All-American selection for the University of South Carolina and winner of the Mackenzie Tour’s Q-School in April will be sporting the chevron.

All 4 staffers will play Callaway equipment and an Odyssey Putter. Callaway’s young Tour Staff is large and growing. It includes major winners Danny Willett and Lydia Ko, Branden Grace, Patrick Reed, Danny Lee, Harris English, Ryo Ishikawa, Emiliano Grillo, Thomas Pieters, Ollie Schniederjans, and Wesley Bryan. 

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  1. Richard Grime

    Jun 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I saw Lee McCoy at the Walker Cup. He seemed very calm and was hitting some great/ strange shots on the practice ground before he went out, just fooling around. I think that that mindset will be very useful in his future. Good enough to be on the PGA tour in my opinion. Bryson Dechambeau was the standout player on both teams however and a class act.

  2. t-ball

    Jun 12, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Most, except for the DAWGS !!! Georgia boys doing pretty well out on tour. Chris Hack is doing something different. Don’t know what, but it seems to be working. McCoy will do just fine. Don’t know about the rest.

    • Tour Pro

      Jun 13, 2016 at 3:52 am

      McCoy just got smoked. Hes not PGA Tour material.

  3. Tour Pro

    Jun 12, 2016 at 5:36 am

    They will all wind up mid pack grinders on the Web.com

  4. helgs

    Jun 11, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Do you not consider Aaron Wise to be a top ranked amateur signed by Callaway?

    • Todd Grant

      Jun 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Exactly. The NCAA individual win earned him a spot as the 5th ranked amateur in the world golf amateur rankings.

    • Tour Pro

      Jun 12, 2016 at 5:48 am

      Does not matter. They will all wind up on the Web.com and never be heard from again like all the others every year. And most wint even be able to hack it on the Web.com. These college stars rarely pan out in the big leagues. Maybe 1 in 50 of the good ones might get a card.

      • Todd Grant

        Jun 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm

        I wasn’t projecting a presumption regarding anyone of the golfers stated in article above.
        You would maybe find a different thread for that.

  5. Mike Honcho

    Jun 10, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    All good investments except for Ryo, he’s yesterday’s news. Matsuyama is the main man from Japan now.

  6. Tcann32

    Jun 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Wow.. That wedge looks an awful lot like a custom
    Scratch wedge with the punisher logo i engraved on it 6 months ago as a refinish job. Also happens to be my “avatar” on the site.

    I guess my creative skills are better than I thought?

  7. Tom

    Jun 10, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Callaway is makin the move ..

    • Tour Pro

      Jun 13, 2016 at 3:54 am

      Bad move investing in kids that are not half as good as they think. Thes Georgia kids could not even dominate in the NCAA ranks.

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12 interesting photos from Tuesday at the PGA Championship

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black!

We have two general photo galleries, plenty of WITB galleries as well as some specialized galleries from Tuesday’s action at Bethpage Black for you to enjoy and you can find all the links below. Here are twelve interesting selections from those galleries for you to enjoy.

Another look at Callaway’s NYC-themed headcovers, (these in Jim Furyk’s bag)

Hideki Matsuyama’s new Scotty Cameron putter.

Rickie Fowler’s custom COBRA x Vessel Tour Staff Bag.

And the 30-year-old’s Puma Warning headcover for this week’s championship.

Luke List’s Axis 1 putter.

New Steelfiber “Black Label” shafts have been spotted at Bethpage Black.

A look inside Jon “Rahmbo” Rahm’s bag ahead of his effort to land his maiden major title.

A closer look at the “warning” sign on the TaylorMade staff bag

Jason Dufner’s Spider putter which according to one of our members, looks as if it’s “wearing a tuxedo”

Aldila’s new Rip X shaft.

Recent winner on the European Tour, Mikko Korohen, has this unique flat-stick in his bag in New York.

What’s on offer for spectators this week.

Check out all of Tuesday’s photos on our forums.

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You can find links to all of our photos from Tuesday below.

Tuesday’s photos

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You can find links to all of our photos from a moist and overcast Monday below.

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