CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 22, 2006) --TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company, maker of the No. 1 driver in golf, has joined forces with rising long-drive star Brooks Baldwin. As a TaylorMade-adidas Golf player Baldwin, 21, will play a TaylorMade driver, fairway woods, irons, wedges and putter as well as the Maxfli® BlackMAX® golf ball. He will wear adidas Golf footwear and apparel and wear TaylorMade headwear.
Baldwin, who stands 6'3" and weighs 230 lbs., is fast gaining a reputation for driving a golf ball prodigious distances. Recently, at TaylorMade-adidas headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., he put on an exhibition that astonished TaylorMade's engineers, where a launch monitor was used to clock his swing speed at 160 mph and his ball speed at a mind-boggling 210 mph. Using a TaylorMade driver and Maxfli BlackMAX he easily airmailed the back fence of the TaylorMade test range, 330 yards away.
A native of Mississippi, Baldwin turned professional in June of 2005 and is looking to make 2006 his breakthrough year. "I'm excited to join the TaylorMade family," said Baldwin. "I'm known for hitting long drives and they're known for making the best drivers in the world. It's a natural fit."
"I've never seen anyone like this kid," says Chuck Presto, Senior Vice President of Global Sports Marketing, TaylorMade-adidas Golf. "He's longer than any player I have ever seen in my 21 years with TaylorMade. With his talent combined with our equipment, we're confident that he'll become a long-driving superstar."
About Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. dba TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company
Taylor Made Golf Company has led the golf industry's technological revolution since the company was founded in 1979. TaylorMade metalwoods, irons and putters have been used to win hundreds of professional golf tournaments around the world. adidas Golf footwear and apparel is the choice of hundreds of professional golfers around the world. Consumers can learn more about TaylorMade-adidas Golf and its brands at (800) 888-CLUB or www.tmag.com, www.taylormadegolf.com, www.adidasgolf.com, www.maxfli.com and www.rossaputters.com.