A few weeks prior, we were welcome to join Audemars Piguet in an outing to Montreux where we had the option to converse with golf players Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and Matt Wallace. They’ve been ambassadors with Audemars Piguet moderately as of late, so we figured it is ideal to pose them a few inquiries in regards to watches and golf ( we covered the point on wearing watches while playing golf here ).
Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston
Robert-Jan: Just as of late, however 25 years past the point of no return, I began playing golf myself. What’s more, I’ve seen it is addictive and I end up perusing golf magazines, while just seeing portion of its contents here and there, yet I couldn’t care less. Would you be able to envision that individuals discover observes similarly as addictive?
Andrew Johnston: Definitely, no ifs, ands or buts. I generally loved my watches and when the things I’ve learned since working with AP has been mind blowing. The components, how it is being made, it is simply awesome. It puts forth you understand how much attempt goes into them and why these watches come at a certain price.
RJ: Are you a watch guy?
AJ: I am significantly more of watch fellow now than I was, certainly. I began with Audemars Piguet barely two years prior, however I was at that point intrigued previously. However, from that point forward, I’ve begun finding out about it more and particularly when you come here (in Switzerland), and see it very close it is another degree of understanding what experiences to make these watches.
RJ: You collaborated with a brand that has been one of the pioneers with regards to utilizing unique or strange materials for their watches. Being vigorously subject to materials and their quality and properties with regards to playing golf, is this a component about watches that pulls in you too?
AJ: I am utilizing Titleist clubs and the exploration that goes into delivering them is amazing. It is comparable with regards to watches, with the distinction that with watches they initially go path so as to explore additional opportunities and utilization of specific materials. The time it takes to create watches is simply entrancing to me.
RJ: Do you have contribution at Titleist with regards to the advancement of new clubs?
AJ:, two or three years prior I needed a 2 iron made for me. A bladed 2 iron, since I needed to hit them low so I addressed them about it and they turned up at the British Open with one. So I had the option to utilize it that week which was truly cool. It was a coincidental, made for me and that sort of personalization is great.
RJ: Can you envision that, sooner or later, Audemars Piguet will do likewise for you?
AJ: Definitely. That is the best thing with Audemars Piguet being family, they are exceptionally open and when I have a thought in my mind I can simply check it across and see what Francois says. He may go ‘this is actually a smart thought’ and see what we can do. That is truly decent about Audemars Piguet, that family feel.
RJ: I just see not many geniuses on TV and golf competitions wearing a watch during the game, is that on the grounds that the greater part of them think that its uncomfortable, is it ‘not done’ (like function occasion or wedding), or is it due to something else?
AJ: Many players don’t care for anything on their wrist during golf. It involves comfort. You can get a light-weight watch on the off chance that you need to, yet it is just about having nothing on the wrist when playing.
Robert-Jan: Regardless of being from a family where sports were played on an undeniable level, being the place where you are today more likely than not expense you hard labor. Beside the triumphs, for example, the new BMW International Open and ‘Made in Denmark’, what do you appreciate most about golf next to the winning?
Matt Wallace: Besides the triumphant. I think you need to adore the competitiveness about it. On the off chance that you don’t very much want to compete against the best on the planet, you are never going to win. I love the way of life of the movement. I currently appreciate voyaging, as I will go to business class in some cases haha. Different advantages are decent, the other stuff that comes with golf other than competing and winning, I love this part.
RJ: Can you actually play golf with companions who just began playing, or are not excellent at it? Do you actually appreciate it?
MW: My companions are truly horrendous, however I appreciate to play with everyone. It is consistently a decent giggle in any case so I go out there and play with whoever. This is the thing with golf, you can play with anybody and have a decent visit. Likewise, a great deal of business talk is done on the golf course. So get out there and play, and appreciate. We can proceed to play now.
RJ: Audemars Piguet has 22 ambassadors with regards to golf, so it should be significant for both. Would you be able to characterize the association among golf and top of the line watches?
MW: I am presumably one of the most current individuals from Audemars Piguet in light of the fact that I marked for the current year. Furthermore, even before that, I realized that they are the top. What’s more, that is the thing that I needed, to be an Audemars Piguet represetative, I needed to have the watch and to be related with the wide range of various ambassadors, the wide range of various players. Since they are the awesome the world. At the point when you are related with the best on the planet, your levels rise. I love that and I love to be encircled by the best and gain from different players. The watches represent themselves, they are the most pleasant out there, and as a watch fan myself, I think they are the awesome. I’m wearing the Royal Oak Chronograph and I am expecting to get a couple more.
RJ: You work with PING and presumably request the best from them. Are you watch nerd enough to have similar guidelines with regards to watches?
MW: Yeah, however I am as yet far. At the point when I win another significant I will converse with Francois about the following watch. I’m going into the correct bearings with the wins, so I will continue doing what I am doing now and ideally in a couple of years I can plunk down with Francois and request something uncommon haha.
RJ: What are you searching for then in a watch?
MW: I would say not very specialized for me as far as complications. I’m more centered around materials and stylish appeal. The best thing about wearing this (Audemars Piguet Royal Oak) is that individuals who realize their watches come over to you and say ‘Decent watch’. They perceive the wristband, the completion and you simply remain there without showing it off and they will come up to you and visit about it since they know precisely what it is. I’ve had that a couple of times. I never wear the watch when I am playing, however I have a companion Darren Clarke (additionally AP envoy) and I recall that he wore his AP interestingly when he won an open. I imagined that was quite cool, however as said I don’t wear a watch while playing and I am likely not going to change that.
RJ: What is your #1 golf film? You can likewise incorporate Caddyshack.
AJ: Haha, my number one film about golf must be Happy Gilmore. Unquestionably my top pick. At the US PGA in 2016, up in New Jersey, at the Baltusrol, I’d never seen swarms yelling at me and making fun and stuff. The child conveying a scoreboard said to me at one opening, “this is the nearest thing to Happy Gilmore I’ve at any point seen” hahaha.
MW: Caddyshack is unquestionably up there. Happy Gilmore is incredible without a doubt. Be that as it may, Caddyshack is the outdated exemplary with Chevy Chase and Bill Murrau (copies him). I haven’t watched it in some time however need to do that again.
Visit Audemars Piguet .