Golf staffer signings: Jennifer Kupcho inks with Ping, Charley Hull with TaylorMade and Harold Varner III with Callaway
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Golf staffer signings: Jennifer Kupcho inks with Ping, Charley Hull with TaylorMade and Harold Varner III with Callaway



It's been a busy week or so for mid-season equipment signings, with a newly minted pro signing a deal, while a pair of young guns have new logos on their bags.

Jennifer Kupcho, who is making her professional debut at the 2019 US Women's Open in Charleston, S.C., has signed an equipment deal to join Ping's staff. Kupcho, the Augusta National Women's Am winner and the former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, inked an 11-club deal with the company.

As part of a multi-year agreement, Kupcho will play a Ping driver and putter. In her pro debut this week, Kupcho will be playing a G400 Max driver, a G410 3-wood, G400 hybrids, i210 irons, Glide 2.0 wedges and a Sigma G Darby putter.

She'll also wear the company's logo on her hat and have it on her bag as part of the multi-year deal. Ping did not disclose full terms.

“I’m really happy to be with Ping," Kupcho said in a release. "They’ve been tremendous supporters of women’s golf throughout their history. I’m looking forward to representing them as a professional. Ping clubs have been in my bag for my greatest accomplishments in golf, so I have complete confidence in the equipment. It’s custom-built to fit my game and their team of experts brings me comfort knowing they’re committed to helping me bring out the best in my game.”

Coming off a major breakthrough performance at the PGA Championship, Harold Varner III has signed a deal to join Callaway's staff. The deal makes official some affirmation Varner gave the company in playing a Callaway 3-wood and an Odyssey putter.

“I’ve had a great experience so far working with their Tour Team to get my clubs dialed in,” Varner said in a statement released by Callaway. “The technology that they put into their equipment is unbelievable, and I’m excited to see what we can do for the rest of the year, and going forward.”

Solheim Cup star Charley Hull has signed a deal to become a TaylorMade staffer. Hull, a three-time winner and the current world No. 23, will play a full bag of TaylorMade equipment.

“It was a very easy decision for me when the opportunity arose to become a TaylorMade staff player," Hull said in a release. "Not only is the equipment second to none, but the service I get from the team there is the best I’ve ever received. It’s cool to be an ambassador alongside so many world class players, and I’m really excited about being part of Team TaylorMade.”

Hull will play an M5 driver, an M6 15-degree 3-wood, an 18-degree M6 hybrid, P750 irons and use three Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedges.

 

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