Fast growing golf shoe and waterproof company, Stuburt has signed up one of the highest-profile stars in the sport to wear its products. European Ryder Cup hero and BBC Sports Personality of the Year runner-up Darren Clarke will wear the brand on Tour in 2007.
The 38-year old Ulsterman has signed a three -year deal and will help to develop a Darren Clarke range of Stuburt golf shoes. He joins European Number 3 and fellow Ryder Cup hero David Howell in the recently formed ‘Team Stuburt’. In 2007, Howell will wear the firm’s latest HELIUM PRO golf shoe.
“I can’t wait to start next season with my new footwear,” said Darren. Stuburt managing director, Graeme Stevens, added: ‘Signing Darren will be a huge coup and will bring one of the world’s most recognised golfers into the Stuburt stable.
“The world of golf saw Darren handle himself magnificently during the Ryder Cup, in very difficult and emotional circumstances, and alongside David Howell he will be the perfect ambassador for Stuburt.”
With career earnings of £11 million, Darren Clarke has 15 professional tournament victories worldwide to date and is consistently ranked among the world’s top twenty golfers. A Ryder Cup stalwart, he has played five times for Europe, including the stunning victory at the K club in September 2006 in front of his home fans.
Clarke currently holds one of the highest public profiles in world golf.
In other news, Stuburt launched its much-anticipated HELIUM PRO golf shoe at the Orlando PGA Show.