I think you have also come across with the debate about what is better golf swing technique: hitting high (“artillery” style, aka as “power game”) vs the classic style.
With the attainment of Brooks Koepka (World Golf Ranking: #16; TOP 10 finisher in distance), Tony Finau (World Golf Ranking: #88; currently ranked #2 in average driving distance on the tour) and the Danish star Lucas Bjerregaard (averaged a driving distance of over 304 yards on the European Tour) it seems like Nike Golf believes in “power game”.
For 2016, in total, 14 new golf professionals joined the Nike Golf roster. I found promising Lucas Bjerregaard and the Swedish Marcus Kinhult.
Bjerregaard finished second at the UBS Hong Kong Open in 2015. Before turning pro, he had a highly successful amateur career. He competed in the Eisenhower Trophy for his country in 2008 and again two years later. He won his national amateur championship on two occasions, in 2007 and 2008, before going on to clinch the prestigious European Amateur Championship in 2010. In 2015, on The European Tour, he finished on the 34th place in the final Race to Dubai Standings.
Kinhult was the one who led The Nordea Masters at the halfway stage. This was only the 3rd time an amateur had accomplished such a feat on The European Tour. He followed that impressive display with a top-10 finish at the Omega European Masters.
The other 10 who joined Nike Golf roster are:
- Pan Cheng-Tsung (Taiwan)
- Ashley Chesters (England)
- Trevor Cone (US)
- Tim Crouch (US)
- Tom Lewis (England)
- Denny McCarthy (US)
- So Hye Park (Korea)
- Hunter Stewart (US)
- Joshua White (US)
- Rumi Yoshiba (Japan)
Needless to say, that they will play with the new Nike Vapor Fly golf clubs.
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