… House of Forged is honored to be a partner with PGA Tour Professional JOHN DALY, who has been using House of Forged shafts this season with great success.
Aside from being one of the most beloved and the most watched of all PGA Tour professional golfers, John is one of the very few active tour professionals who has two wins in major championships under his belt = the 1991 PGA Tour Championship, and the 1995 British Open Championship.
Since switching to House of Forged shafts, John has had a banner year in 2012. John is currently using our “Great White Shaft” in his driver, while also using our “Tour Spec” shafts in his fairway woods.
To honor John Daly, we will be offering multiple lines of John Daly golf shafts to include: a “Signature” series shaft, a tour-quality “Tour Spec” series shaft, and an ultra-light weight “International” series shaft.
Like all of our premium golf shafts, these shafts are Made-in-the-USA by MATRIX shafts.
… John Daly was born in Carmichael, California; however, at the age of four he moved with his family to Dardanell, Arkansas. John began playing golf the following year, and he lettered in both golf and football at Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. In golf, John was the Missouri state champion; however, he also excelled in football, and he continues to hold several state football records for kicking. John attended the University of Arkansas where he was a member of the golf team. He continues to support Arkansas athletics and he is an avid “Hogs” fan.
John turned professional in 1987, and his first victory came at the 1987 Missouri Open. He followed with a win at the Ben Hogan Utah Classic in 1990, and he also won two South African Sunshine Tour events that year.
John joined the PGA Tour in 1991, and he shocked the golfing world by winning the PGA Championship that same year. We say “shocked” because John was the ninth and final alternate to qualify for that event, and he only got the entry into that championship when Nick Price bowed out to be with his pregnant wife., who was about to give birth. Price’s caddy (Jeff “Squeaky” Medlin) caddied for John, who didn’t even get a chance to get a practice round over the difficult “Crooked Stick Golf Club course.
John fired rounds of 69-67-69-71 to give him a three-stroke victory over Bruce Lietzke. John was subsequently named as the “PGA Rookie of the Year.” With this honor John became the first rookie to win a major title in his first year since Jerry Pate’s victory at the U.S. Open in 1976.
John quickly became one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour, and he followed with wins at the B.C. Open in 1992, and the BellSouth Classic in 1994.
In 1995, John proved that the PGA Championship victory was no fluke when he won the British Open.
John’s golf swing is easily recognizable, because like many long-drivers, John takes the driver “past parallel” to the ground on his backswing. This is an unorthodox method for most golfers; however, it generates tremendous power and thus – distance. John has won the PGA Tour’s Driving Distance title a record eleven times in his career.
Aside from his prodigious power and long drives, John is known for having extremely soft hands and a deft touch in his short game around the greens.
John is recognized for his involvement in many charities; including, several in northwest Arkansas. John has donated funds to his high school, to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in addition to many other recognized charitable organizations.
In The News
… Here are some recent headlines about John since he switched to House of Forged shafts – Please click the article title to view:
“John Daly is in contention at the PGA Championship”
“John Daly starts well in PGA”
“John Daly wants his PGA Tour card back”
“John Daly drives a ball off David Feherty’s face”