Two-time Ladies European Tour winner Pia Babnik has signed a multi-year agreement to play a full bag of TaylorMade equipment and golf ball.
TaylorMade Golf Company adds to its roster of talent in the women’s game with the addition of one of Europe’s most promising young players.
After being introduced to golf at the age of three, Pia played in her first competition just a year later age four, recording her first birdie and placing third in the Under-8 National Championships. She then went on to take the European Junior stage by storm, playing in the European US Kids Championship eight times, placing second twice followed by six consecutive wins.
Pia hit the amateur world rankings at the age of 10 and would get her first taste of professional golf in 2016 at just 12 years old at the Boras Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour Access Series. Pia finished in the top 30 at this event and competed in a further seven professional events as an amateur making every cut along the way. Pia earned a prolific 14 amateur titles before gaining her Ladies European Tour card and turning professional in 2020 at just 16 years old, making her one of the youngest ever recipients of an LET tour card, alongside fellow Team TaylorMade athlete Charley Hull.
Since turning professional Pia has already claimed two LET titles, both in 2021. The Jabra Ladies Open, in a playoff, and the individual title at the Aramco Team Series event in Jeddah.
Pia Babnik said: “I am so delighted and proud to sign with TaylorMade Golf. It is a brand that associates itself with the very best golfers across the world and I am excited for my future using the best equipment there is.”
Mark Thistleton, TaylorMade Golf Tour Representative, said: “No question Pia is an exceptional talent and has a bright future in the game. When she attained her full LET card as a 16-year-old this turned a lot of heads in the golfing world and it was at this point as a team we started following her progress with keen interest. We knew that competition to sign her would be high, so we worked hard on establishing a relationship with Pia herself and her family throughout 2021 and using our experience as equipment experts to showcase how our brand and the technologies of our products might benefit her career. Pia’s speed and distance is something few can match in the women’s game so we are all excited at the potential Pia shows and thrilled to be working with an exceptional player.”
PIA BABNIK: What’s in the bag?
Stealth Plus 9.0 driver
Stealth Plus 15.0 fairway
Stealth Plus 19.0 fairway
MG3 50, 56, 60 wedges
Spider GT Splitback putter
TP5 Golf Ball