David Kelly from Cork, Ireland competed in the event for Team Hackers. He says the courses he played this week are different than the European layouts, "You have bermuda grass here. We don't play on bermuda or bent grass at home. The wind is more of an affect at home. You have to be able to play that low punch shot. Here in America, you control the ball in the air. And certainly for me, the heat makes a huge difference to how we play."
Jeremiah Taylor from Delta, Ohio was sporting an orange outfit, similar to PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler, "Cobra and Puma was my sponsor and they wanted us dressed in Rickie orange on Sunday."
thehackersparadise.com is an international website for golfers of all skill levels. At this tournament, golfers were treated like PGA Tour professionals. They received top of the line golf equipment and apparel from leading golf manufacturers. The hackers also had a media day and had video promo shoots with club sponsors.
Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Bridgestone and other companies had representatives on both courses to help the players with equipment selection.