Driver vs. Driver

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  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons

Golf Channel announced the 11 finalists who will present their innovative driver concepts and ideas with the hopes of ultimately becoming Wilson Golf's newest driver for 2017 on a new, first-of-its-kind television series, "Driver vs. Driver" presented by Wilson. The series premieres Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET. Driver vs. Driver will follow the trials and tribulations of aspiring golf equipment designers as they compete for the chance to win $500,000, and the opportunity to have their driver design sold at retail under the Wilson Staff name. The finalists, selected through an open call application process, will present to a panel of celebrity judges - former Chicago Bears linebacker and avid golfer Brian Urlacher, former USGA Technical Director Frank Thomas and President of Wilson Golf Tim Clarke - during the series' first two episodes. Two-time PGA TOUR winner and Wilson Advisory Staff member Kevin Streelman joins the series as a judge beginning with the third episode. Following the presentations, the judges will debate on which finalists' concepts will advance in the competition. The seven-episode series will then take viewers behind the scenes as the advancing teams work with Wilson LABS - the innovation hub at Wilson - engineers to evaluate, critique, refine and test their concepts, all while the panel of expert judges evaluates the best concept that will help golfers perform off the tee.

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Seasons
Winner Takes All
7. Winner Takes All
November 13, 2018
Two finalists meet with the judges at Wilson Sports new headquarters in downtown Chicago. A winner is selected, $250,000 is awarded, and the newest driver is revealed.
Celebrity Pro-am
6. Celebrity Pro-am
November 6, 2018
The remaining designs head to the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, where they are tested by Steve Young, Tim Brown, Mike Modano, Sean Payton, Herm Edwards and Brian Urlacher.
Moving Day
5. Moving Day
October 30, 2018
With only 4 drivers remaining in the competition, the designers battle in hopes of making it to the finale. They work with Wilson engineers to refine their designs for social media influencers.
Demo Day
4. Demo Day
October 23, 2018
The five remaining designs are taken to the PGA Show Demo Day for testing and feedback from golf professionals and consumers. This is combined with data from robot tests and reactions from the judges to determine which concepts make the final four.
Tour Pros
3. Tour Pros
October 16, 2018
Titanium prototypes are given to Wilson Staff Tour pros Kevin Streelman, Ricky Barnes, Troy Merritt and Brendan Steele, whose feedback determines which designs advance and which ones miss the cut.
First Prototypes
2. First Prototypes
October 9, 2018
Designers on the verge of elimination are given the chance to team up and merge their concepts as only seven can advance to Wilson Labs, where they'll work alongside the company's engineers.
The Pitch
1. The Pitch
October 2, 2018
Season 2 of Driver vs. Driver tees off with a call for the world's best driver designs. Fourteen finalists are chosen to pitch their entries at Wilson headquarters for a chance to win $250,000.
Description

Golf Channel announced the 11 finalists who will present their innovative driver concepts and ideas with the hopes of ultimately becoming Wilson Golf's newest driver for 2017 on a new, first-of-its-kind television series, "Driver vs. Driver" presented by Wilson. The series premieres Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET. Driver vs. Driver will follow the trials and tribulations of aspiring golf equipment designers as they compete for the chance to win $500,000, and the opportunity to have their driver design sold at retail under the Wilson Staff name. The finalists, selected through an open call application process, will present to a panel of celebrity judges - former Chicago Bears linebacker and avid golfer Brian Urlacher, former USGA Technical Director Frank Thomas and President of Wilson Golf Tim Clarke - during the series' first two episodes. Two-time PGA TOUR winner and Wilson Advisory Staff member Kevin Streelman joins the series as a judge beginning with the third episode. Following the presentations, the judges will debate on which finalists' concepts will advance in the competition. The seven-episode series will then take viewers behind the scenes as the advancing teams work with Wilson LABS - the innovation hub at Wilson - engineers to evaluate, critique, refine and test their concepts, all while the panel of expert judges evaluates the best concept that will help golfers perform off the tee.

Driver vs. Driver is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 2016.

Where to Watch Driver vs. Driver

Driver vs. Driver is available for streaming on the Golf Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Driver vs. Driver on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 2016