is proud to support an exciting new driver design competition from Wilson Golf

Wilson's Driver Vs Driver has now finished but you can still watch the full episodes at

What is Driver vs. Driver?

Driver vs. Driver is a televised design competition run by Wilson Golf. The show 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 concept brought to life and sold under the Wilson Staff name. Each design team will work with Wilson Labs engineers to evaluate, critique, refine and test their ideas and concepts, all while trying to stave off elimination by the panel of golf expert judges.

Episode 2 Recap - Oct 18, 2016

Episode 1 Recap - Oct 4, 2016

Altair consultants & technology feature in this episode!

Episode 3 Recap - Oct 25, 2016

Episode 4 Recap - Nov 1, 2016

Altair consultants & technology feature in this episode!

Episode 5 Recap - Nov 8, 2016

Episode 6 Recap - Nov 15, 2016

Behind The Scenes

Revealing the Winner

How are we involved?

Altair's service and software teams are working in conjunction with the Wilson Innovation team to assist Driver vs. Driver competitors, helping to bring their visions to life through industrial design studies, product visualization, prototyping and performance analysis.  

Altair ProductDesign's industrial design group worked with the finalists under the direction of Wilson Labs engineers to support the design and development stages, including ideation sketches, CAD modeling and graphic design.

solidThinking Evolve is the perfect tool to assist the Driver vs. Driver contestants rapidly explore ideas and iterations for their concepts. This allows the teams to quickly visualize new designs through highly realistic renderings.

Altair's HyperWorks simulation suite is being used by the Wilson Labs team to analyze and improve upon the aerodynamics of the driver designs. Its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions allow the contestants to see how small changes to the shape of the club can significantly impact the quality of the swing. 


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