Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Michael Phelps signs endorsement deal with PING Golf

PING Golf announced a new addition to their professional roster today.  However, the player is not a professional golfer.  He may be the most well-known Olympian in the world and one of the most popular athletes around.  None other than Michael Phelps.

Phelps announced his retirement from swimming after the 2012 London Olympic Games.  Phelps, who holds Olympic records for most gold medals (18) and most total medals (22), told the world he wanted to concentrate on his golf game following his prolific Olympic career.  Phelps is just beginning his journey in golf, but with the drive and dedication of a world-class athlete, it will not take him long to improve his game.

Phelps signed on to The Golf Channel's Haney Project, a show lead by PGA Tour instructor Hank Haney.  In the show, viewers will be able to see the progress Phelps is making in his golf game on his way to becoming a solid player.

When Phelps stepped on a golf course, it didn't take long for him to set a new record.  Last fall in Europe, Phelps drained what is thought to be the longest ever televised putt, at 153 feet.  Not only is he better than you at swimming, his golf game is better too!

Phelps is debuting his new bag of clubs this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am, where he partnered with Bubba Watson and three other amateur golfers to take on the Wednesday Pro-Am field.  Phelps will have a full set of PING G25 clubs in his bag that were custom fit for him.  Watch for The Haney Project coming soon on the Golf Channel to see more of Phelps' game.

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