(PHOENIX) – PING announced the signing of Australian professional Brett Coletta, recently the sixth-ranked amateur in the world, to a multi-year agreement. As an amateur, he had a victory and a runner-up finish in pro tournaments in Australia, was T6 at the Australian PGA Championship in 2016, and was medalist at the 2015 U.S. Amateur.
“This is a happy day for us and for Brett as he has achieved world-class results on the international amateur stage since we started working with him at age 15,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “We’ve gotten to know this young man very well and we like the way he approaches the game. He has immense talent and a terrific work ethic. We’re pleased that he’s turned pro and we look forward to watching him compete at the game’s highest levels.”
In Coletta’s bag: a G LS Tec driver, G 3-wood, Rapture driving iron, iBlade irons, Glide wedges, and a PING Vault Voss putter.
“PING and I have been a good fit for several years and this is really special, to be a pro with such a respected company,” Coletta said. “I’ve relied on PING clubs for years, so obviously I love the equipment and how it allows me to play with confidence so I can perform my best. PING reps have been very supportive and I look forward to continuing our relationship as I start an exciting new chapter in my professional life.”
As part of a multi-year agreement, Coletta will wear a PING hat, use a PING staff bag and play a minimum of 11 PING clubs, including a PING driver and PING putter.
Financial terms and the length of the agreement were not disclosed.