Here’s something I missed earlier this year. Fuzzy Zoeller is back with Powerbilt, playing their irons.
I lived in New Albany (IN) for 6-7 years and was a member at New Albany Country Club, where Fuzzy’s family were members before he built Covered Bridge.
I’ve done a review on Covered Bridge Golf Club which you can find by following that link.
I used to eat lunch up at Covered Bridge a time or two a week and when Fuzzy’s in the house, he always says Hi to the people in the Grill Room, the Pro Shop or Fuzzy Place, where Wednesday night is Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner ! night and people come from miles around for the best fried chicken, mashed taters and green beans you can find.
I just noticed that Fuzzy is back where he started, as Powebilt, New Albany and Louisville are separated only by the Ohio River.
It could be called golf’s “warm and fuzzy” story of the New Year. But it might be better to call it golf’s “Orange and Fuzzy” story. That’s because after 15 years, Masters and U.S. Open Champion Fuzzy Zoeller is re-uniting with PowerBilt.
It’s an exciting partnership that will have Fuzzy playing PowerBilt, carrying the bright orange bag, and designing clubs for both Tour and amateur play.
” I’ll be swinging PowerBilt clubs on Tour again and we’re bringing back the orange PowerBilt bag, ” Zoeller said, ” It’s going to be a lot of fun to see that orange bag on the Tour fairways again sitting under my signature Duck head cover. I had great success with PowerBilt. Heck, ten of the twelve professional tournaments I won, including the Masters and U.S. Open, were with PowerBilt. We’re going to work hard to resurrect that success. ”
Zoeller will play a new line of PowerBilt Citation forged irons which he’ll help design with PowerBilt’s research & development team lead by Mark Wilson. Fuzzy and PowerBilt R&D will also design high quality utility woods, fairway woods, and drivers for Tour play.
” Fuzzy will help PowerBilt make inroads with golf professionals, ” said Larry Edlin, President of PowerBilt Golf. ” He’s highly regarded for his knowledge of the game and, of course, his personality is second to none on Tour. We’re thrilled to have Fuzzy back with PowerBilt, one of the great heritage brands in the game, and we expect to see PowerBilt clubs in the hands of more professionals as well as amateur players everywhere with Fuzzy’s help. ”
The three-time Ryder Cup team member and 12-time Tour winner, including the 1979 Masters, 1984 U.S. Open and 2002 Senior PGA, will also work with PowerBilt R&D to develop many other Fuzzy Zoeller designed and named clubs. That equipment will be available in pro shops, golf specialty stores, and other locations in the 24 countries where PowerBilt is distributed.
” PowerBilt knows golf. They’ve been making clubs since 1916, ” Zoeller said. ” I’m impressed with PowerBilt’s commitment to returning to their roots and making premium products that will put PowerBilt back at the top of the game. I want to tell you, we’re going to have state-of-the-art technology, great design and terrific looking clubs. I’m back with PowerBilt and PowerBilt is back in premium golf equipment. ”
Congrats to Fuzzy and Powerbilt !