SQAIRZ, the golf shoe company seeing incredible growth through their focus on performance and comfort, congratulates SQAIRZ Brand Ambassador Sepp Straka for being named to the European Team as a Captain’s Pick for the 44th Ryder Cup, which will take place September 29 – October 1 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.

Straka has had another monumental year. With his win at the John Deere Classic, placing second at The Open, and finishing in the Top 10 at the PGA Championship—he has distinguished himself as one of golf’s hottest talents, all while wearing SQAIRZ performance golf shoes.

Selected for the 2023 Ryder Cup European team by team captain Luke Donald, Sepp Straka finished the season ranked 14th in the FedEx Cup and 23rd in the OWG. Sepp Straka was born in Austria and grew up in the United States, graduating from the University of Georgia. This will be his—and SQAIRZ’s—first appearance playing at the Ryder Cup.

Sepp Straka wearing Sqairz shoes

When asked about being selected for the European Team, Sepp Straka responded, “2023 has  been an incredible season for me–with the solid foundation my SQAIRZ have given me, I have never felt more confident. To top it off with achieving a lifelong dream of playing in the Ryder Cup alongside Luke and the best players in the game is an absolute honor.  As an Austrian kid raised in southern Georgia, I am looking forward to a bit of friendly competition playing in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”

Celebrating Sepp’s success,  Bob Winskowicz, Founder and CEO of SQAIRZ, noted, “It is truly an honor for SQAIRZ to be on this exciting journey with Sepp. This Ryder Cup selection only builds upon the incredible year that Sepp has had with his performances at the PGA Championship and The Open, and with his win at the John Deere Classic. The course at Marco Simone in Rome is a notoriously tough one; uneven lies, hard greens, and tall fescue–we are proud to know that we will be supporting Sepp’s performance with the best stability and balance in the game. We have custom-designed a pair of SQAIRZ for Sepp that showcase Europe’s  team colors on our award-winning SPEED shoes, along with the features and benefits that have made SQAIRZ one of the best-performing shoes on the PGA Tour. We will be rooting for Sepp on his Ryder Cup debut and celebrating the honor of SQAIRZ making our own Cup debut.”

Sqairz Speed Bold Golf Shoes


Sqairz has long believed that golf shoes should be more than mere accessories, they are the foundation of every swing and should be drivers of true performance. The vision for SQAIRZ started on a New England driving range, where a pair of square-toed dress shoes spurred a visual realization. It continued through years of research into ground force reaction, biomechanics and foot movement. It has culminated in award-winning shoes, now played on Tour, that will help every golfer hit more accurate and powerful shots. SQAIRZ is inspired by developing shoes that will change the shape of your game.

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