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English Breaks Through in Memphis
As a shining sophomore on the PGA Tour, many peers and fans felt it only a matter of time before 23-year-old Harris English won on the PGA Tour. English met their expectations on Sunday by winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.
Beginning the final day one stroke behind the leader, Harris struggled through the front nine, posting a 2 over par total. The former University of Georgia standout fought back with two early back nine birdies to reach level par for the day. Harris, then, added birdies at 16 and 17 to close out his back nine 32 and win by two strokes over fellow FJ staffer Scott Stallings (FJ ICON and Pure Touch Limited).
English relied on DryJoys Tour and Pure Touch Limited during his championship winning round.
This is Harris English's first PGA Tour win, which also earned the Georgia native an invitation to next year's Masters® Tournament.
Fed Ex St.Jude Classic Shoe Count
FJ - 60%
Nearest Competitor - 20%
Fed Ex St.Jude Classic Glove Count
FJ - 42%
Nearest Competitor - 20%Link to this entry!!!!
Ilonen Cruises in Sweden
Mikko Ilonen cruised to a three shot victory at the Nordea Masters, winning his first European Tour title for six years at Bro Hof Slott.
The 33 year old, whose two previous victories came in 2007, the latter in this event, started the day two clear and an imposing display meant the gap was not closed, despite a hugely impressive 12 under weekend total from FJ Apparel Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger (FJ Sport & StaSof)
After turning in 34, Ilonen (FJ ICON & StaSof) then birdied the 11th from 12 feet, before his only set-back with a three-putt bogey at the long 12th. A sublime chip to three feet at the next quickly atoned for that error, and there were no dramas over the closing stretch.
A three under par 69 ensured a 21 under total and three shot victory margin for the Finn.
“It’s pretty special. I could feel a lot of support from Finland, especially today," said Ilonen,
Asked about his bogey at the 12th, he added: “I just got ahead of myself with the first putt. I’ve said for weeks now it doesn’t really bother me if I make a bogey because I know I can make it up and it was the first time I went for the 13th in two.”
Ilonen had been a runner-up in Morocco before finishing second to Brett Rumford in China already this season, and was pleased with the way he dealt with those disappointments.
“To bounce back this soon is really good,” he continued. “It’s really satisfying, but the show I saw in China - I didn’t lose the tournament, Brett won it, so hats off to him."
“Obviously I’ve been waiting for this moment for a few weeks now. People have been expecting me to win but most of all I’ve been expecting myself to win, so to pull it off here after those second places is very satisfying.
Last week’s winner Matteo Manassero (DryJoys Tour & StaSof) put in another admirable performance finishing tied fourth. The Italian carded an ill-timed double bogey on the 18th green on Saturday, however, which left him with too much to do in his final round.
FJ - 63%
Nearest Comp - 20%
FJ - 48%
Nearest Comp - 19%
Uihlein Breaks Through in Portugal
Former Oklahoma State standout and US Amateur Champion, Peter Uihlein shot a final round of 68 to capture his first professional career victory at the Madeira Islands Open in Santo Da Serra, Portugal. Beginning the day one stroke behind leader Mark Tullo, Ulhlein opened with a bogey falling further behind. However, Uihlein fought back to even par for the front nine and continued to make four birdies in his final eight holes to reach 15 under par. The total gave him a two stroke victory over fellow FJ Staffers, Morten Orum Madsen and Mark Tullo.
Uihlein was ready for any conditions the seaside golf course could conjure in full line FJ Performance Apparel, DryJoys Tour golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove.
Uihlein stated post round, "To do it playing well on the back nine coming down the stretch is sweet. ... I just knuckled down, I guess. It was all putting that did it today; I was just trying to free up and they started to roll in, so it was nice."
Peter also spoke of his decision to join the European Tour instead of testing his game on the American circuit, "You grow up quick out here and that was the main reason I came over...It's been a good process so far and hopefully I can keep going."
This is Peter's third top ten in seven European Tour starts this season. The win also gives Uihlein European Tour Status through the 2014 season.
Madeira Islands Open SHOE COUNT:
FJ - 66%
Nearest Comp - 18%
Adam Scott - Masterful at Augusta National
Coming off major heartbreak at last year's Open Championship, Adam Scott knows what major pressure feels like on Sunday of a major championship. With that experience in his rear view, Adam Scott put on a performance for the ages winning the 2013 Masters in a playoff over Angel Cabrera.
Adam Scott began the day one stroke behind the leaders, at six under par. Opening his final round with a bogey, Adam quickly gained the stroke back with a long left-to-right birdie putt at the third to climb into contention. Parring out on the front, left Scott three strokes behind then leader Cabrera.
With ground to make up, Adam narrowly missed the hazard on the heavily protected par five 13th green. A chip and a short putt gave Adam birdie, closing the gap on the leaders. Scott struck again hitting the par five 15th green in two shots and two putting for a birdie, which put him putting in a tie for first place.
After just missing birdie bids on 16 and 17, Scott had a downhill 20 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of regulation. After much deliberation with his caddy, Scott stood over the putt and brushed it in the low side of the hole, exploding in emotion as it rattled around the bottom of the cup to reach nine under par.
Not to be outdone, grizzly veteran and two-time major champion, Angel Cabrera knew a birdie was needed to have any hope of another green jacket. Splitting the fairway, Cabrera then stuck his approach shot to a mere putters' length. Cabrera converted the birdie bid forcing the playoff with Scott.
On the first hole of the sudden death playoff, both players launched drives right up the center of the narrow, punishing fairway. Hitting their approach shots, both players hit the green only to spin off one of the steep Augusta National false front's. Cabrera was outside of Scott and missed his birdie chip by inches. Splitting pars, Scott and Cabrera headed to the 10th where Bubba's famous hooked gap wedge occurred the previous year.
Hitting the ski sloped fairway in regulation, both players hit brilliant shots into the green leaving makeable birdie putts for the win. Cabrera putted first, facing a slippery right-to-left slider, and missed ever so slightly on the high side giving Adam a putt for the win. Taking his time to find the perfect read Scott stood over his putt drained it to become a Master's Champion.
This is Adam's first Major Championship and first Master's Championship for an Australian born player.
"All of the power is coming from the ground and my connection to the ground is through my shoe, so I believe I need to be in control and connected to the ground throughout my golf swing and I believe the FJ Sport can do that for me." said Adam Scott on why he chooses FJ Sport. Continuing, "All the feel in this game comes through your hands and I choose StaSof because it gives me the feel I am looking for in a golf glove."Link to this entry!!!!
D.A. Points Takes Home the Shell Houston Open
D.A. Points came back from a nearly three hour rain delay to win the Shell Houston Open by one stroke over Henrik Stenson and Billy Horschel.
Beginning the day one back, Points made six birdies in the first 14 holes, racing to a one stroke lead before play ceased. With a two year PGA Tour exemption and a Masters invitation on the line, D.A. made clutch pars on the final four holes including up and downs on the final two to post the clubhouse lead at 16 under. No one could catch the total, which gave D.A. his second PGA tour victory.
Points trusted his XPS-1 golf shoes and FJ Sciflex glove en route to his win, "The XPS-1 gives me the comfort and stability I need to play my best golf." Continuing, "The SciFlex fits my hand and is breathable for the hot conditions we always play in."
Seven different FJ styles graced the top 25 of the Shell Houston Open. D.A. opted for max stability of the XPS-1, second place finisher Billy Horschel went for fashion forward performance in FJ Icon MyJoys. Other players in the top 25, Ben Crane in Contour, Oothuizen in DryJoys Tour, Bill Haas in FJ Sport, Westwood in FJ Icon, and Wheatcroft in the M:Project. FJ truly has a shoe for every golfer and every swing.
Shell Houston Open Shoe Count
FJ - 64%
Nearest competitor - 18%Link to this entry!!!!
Another Multiple Win Weekend for FJ!
Kevin Streelman (in FJ ICON and SciFlex) tamed the daunting Innisbrook Copperheard course to claim his first PGA Tour title in his 153rd PGA Tour start. Entering the weekend at even par, Streelman played his next 36 holes at 10 under, not dropping a single shot over the stretch. The ten under total was good enough to take home a two stroke victory.
"I just stayed really patient and had a peace about me today...It’s such a tough golf course where you’ve got to pick your battles.” said Streelman of his controlled round.
The win earns Streelman an invitation to this years' Masters Tournament.
Tampa Bay Championship Shoe Count:
FJ - 63%
Nearest Competitor - 21%
On the European Tour, Thomas Aiken won the Avantha Masters with a final round 67 to win by three strokes. Aiken, in FJ ICON MyJoys, shot all four rounds in the 60's, including a blistering ten under par 62 on Saturday to race to the top of the leaderboard. Aiken carded twenty-one birdies and two eagles versus only two bogeys over the 72 holes of tournament play.
“I’ve been playing very nicely the last four months, not making a lot of mistakes, but just not sinking enough putts,” said Aiken, continuing, “This week a few went in, I hit some better iron shots which gave me a better chance to sink some putts, and I played some phenomenal golf.”
This is Aiken's second European Tour Victory; the win also moves Aiken into the top 100 on the official world golf rankings.
Stacy Lewis has captured the world number one position with a win at the RR Donnelly LPGA Founders Cup. Entering the final round four behind, Lewis in FJ Sport BOA and StaSof, biridied nine of the final 18 holes to run away with a three shot victory.
Lewis's 23 under par total set a tournament record.
This is Stacy's seventh LPGA Tour victory and second of 2013.Link to this entry!!!!
Three Weekend Wins for FJ!
Michael Thompson survived the brutal weekend conditions at PGA National to claim the Honda Classic by two strokes over former U.S. Open Champion, Geoff Ogilvy.
Already eight under at the halfway point of the tournament, Thompson looked to be the man to beat over the weekend. Playing at the top of the leaderboard, Thompson carded 4 bogeys and 4 birdies en route to his Saturday even par, 70 tally. The eight under total was good enough to earn Thompson a share of the 54 hole lead with fellow FJ staffer Luke Guthrie.
Playing in the final group for the second straight day, Thompson struck early with an eagle at the par 5 third hole to reach ten under par. Thompson dropped a shot at the next, but answered with a birdie on the following hole. Thompson, in FJ ICON and StaSof, managed to grind out a one under front nine, leaving him at 9 under for the championship.
Continuing his conservative play, Thompson made six straight pars before three putting for bogey at 16 -- a hole Oglivy birdied to get within two of Thompson. Ogilvy birdied 17, as well, to get within one of the Alabama grad, Thompson. Staying poised, Thompson rattled off a birdie on the last to shut the door on his competitors for his first PGA Tour victory.
Honda Classic Shoe Count
FJ - 58%
Closest Competitor - 20%
On the LPGA Tour, 2012 Player of the Year Stacy Lewis continued her world beating play by winning the HSBC Women's Championship in Singapore. Tied for the lead at the start of the day, Lewis grinded through the first six holes at even par. She then launched a drive at the par five seventh hole leaving her only 200 yards to the stick. in FJ Sport BOA and StaSof, she hit what she considered one the best shots of her career nearly jarring the shot for albatross, she settled for the eagle and control of the tournament. Lewis added another birdie at the ninth to remain at the top of the leaderboard.
Playing with the lead is difficult even for a Player of the Year, "The last four or five holes, I was pretty nervous, I'm not going to lie," Lewis said post round of playing with the lead. Despite late bogeys, she would hold on for a one shot victory. The victory is her sixth on the LPGA Tour.
On the Web.com Tour, former college phenom Patrick Cantlay set the scoring record at the Colombia Championship by seven shots. Cantly's 18 under par total was good enough for a four stroke victory. “It feels really good to win. I felt in control all day," said the former UCLA Bruin, "This sets the year off on the right foot. Even though I’m one of the youngest guys out here, I feel really comfortable out here.”
The win moves Cantlay to the top of the Web.com money list.
Colombia Championship Shoe Count
FJ - 67%
Nearest Competitor - 18%Link to this entry!!!!
Chris Wood Closes in Style in Qatar
Many remember Chris Wood for his T5 performance in the 2008 British Open as an amateur and instant success seemed imminent for the Englishman for placing so high on one of golf's grandest stages. Fast forward to the 2013 Qatar Masters, where Chris Wood capitalized on all of his potential by claiming the championship with a final round 69 to win by one.
Beginning the day with a three stroke lead, Wood showed some early jitters with a double on the 223 yard third hole. He fought back to even par for his round with two late birdies on the front nine. Wood's play steadied on the back nine making seven pars and one birdie through the first eight holes. One stroke back on the final hole Wood, in FJ SPORT Spikeless, unleashed a bomb right down the middle of the fairway leaving him a six iron into the the par five. With great precision Wood played the six iron to 10 feet of the hole. Two putts for a playoff and one putt for the win, Wood curled the putt right into the heart of the hole for eagle, fist pumping his way to his first European Tour victory.
"There’s an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders today, I feel like I can go on and win more." Continuing, still elated from the closing eagle, "I knew it was going to be hard no matter how I played - winning on The European Tour is not easy. I've been knocking on the door in previous times and it's not happened. To get it today, to get my first win, it's such an honor. I'm so pleased.”
This is Wood's first European Tour victory in his 116th European Tour event. The win will also move Wood into the sixties on the Official World Golf Rankings, potentially earning him a spot in the Accenture Match Play. Chris Wood is also the first FJ player to win in one of our spikeless models.Link to this entry!!!!
Donaldson Wins in Abu Dhabi
Welshman Jamie Donaldson carded a final round 68 to take home the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship by a single stroke. Donaldson, in FJ ICON and StaSof, posted a smooth 34 on the front nine that included two bookend birdies and seven pars. His unflappable play continued for the first eight holes on the backside until a three putt bogey on the last gave his chasers some hope. They failed to capitalize on their opportunity, giving Donaldson the win.
“It’s pretty surreal really, I’ve played really good all week although I’ve got away with murder up the last" Donaldson stated post round. Continuing "I played the pro-am on Wednesday and thought the course was too difficult and I had no chance,I thought if I could get a decent finish I would be chuffed...To be holding this trophy is just mad."
This is Donaldson's second European Tour victory, his first coming in the Irish Open at Royal Portrush the previous year. The win also moves Donaldson inside the top 30 in the Official World Golf RankingsLink to this entry!!!!
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McIlroy Rolls To Victory
Rory McIlroy, fresh off two wins in the previous three weeks, added another victory to his 2012 total by winning the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana.
Like the previous week, McIlroy (FJ SPORT and Pure Touch) came from from behind to claim the title, shooting a 5-under par 67 in Sunday’s final round to win by two strokes over fellow FJ Staffer Lee Westwood. McIlroy's final 27 holes of the tournament included nine birdies and a lone bogey.
“I’m just on a great run at the moment...I’m playing well, I’m confident – just hope to keep it going.” McIlroy stated post victory.
Rory retains the top spot in the FedEx Cup rankings and this is Rory's fourth victory of the PGA Tour season.Link to this entry!!!!
Watney Tames Bethpage Black to Win the Barclays
Four time PGA Tour winner Nick Watney had a relatively quiet 2012 season until his breakout victory in the the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs at Bethpage Black. The California native began the day two strokes off the 54-hole lead, but quickly picked up a stroke on the first hole and another with a birdie on the second to tie the lead. Watney, in FJ Sport, added two more birdies on the front nine for a two under 34 and the top spot on the leaderboard at the turn.
Shooting even par, 35, on the back was all Watney needed to wrap up the three stroke victory. Watney hit 17 or 18 greens during his final round.
Watney stated post round, “It’s been a long season. It was a really long round. It wasn’t always pretty, but to win on this course is amazing...I’m just super-excited.”
The win moves Watney to the top spot on the FedEx Cup Rankings and makes him a potential captain's pick for the upcoming Ryder Cup.Link to this entry!!!!
Scott Piercy Holds On To Win Canadian Open
Scott Piercy won the Canadian Open with a final round 67 to edge fellow FJ Ambassador Robert Garrigus by one. Piercy began the week with an eight under par 62 to take the early clubhouse lead; but with much work still left to do, he added a pair of 67's over the next two days to remain in contention.
Now on the final day, two strokes behind 54 hole leader Garrigus, Piercy (FJ ICON and StaSof) rattled off four birdies through the first five holes to leap into contention. Piercy cooled towards the middle of his round before adding a chip in birdie at the 15 hole to reach 17 under par. Parring in, Piercy had to wait and watch his competitors try to match his 17 under total.
No player could catch the total, making Piercy the 2012 RBC Canadian Open Champion. This is Piercy's second career win and the victory moves him to 13th on the FedEx Cup leaderboard.Link to this entry!!!!
Johnson Wins the John Deere in an All FJ Playoff
Zach Johnson is no stranger to winning on the PGA Tour and this weekend the former Master's Champion added another to his victory total with a win at the John Deere Classic.
Johnson, in DryJoys Tour and StaSof, fired a final round six under par 65 to jump in front of 54 hole leader Troy Matteson. Now two strokes back with two to play, Matteson (DryJoys Tour) jarred a 60 foot eagle putt to tie the Johnson's clubhouse lead at 20 under par. Making par on the last, the two players would head back on the course for a sudden death playoff.
On the first playoff hole both players exchanged head scratching double bogeys and headed back to the 18th tee for the third time today. This time Johnson rifled his 190 yard fairway bunker approach to within a foot of the cup. Matteson needed more late day heroics to have any chance to extend the playoff but missed his birdie bid giving Zach a tap in for the victory. Johnson converted the tap in making him the 2012 John Deer Classic Champion.
Zach later stated of his clutch playoff approach shot, “I think we’re stating the obvious...That was my shot of the week.”
This is Zach's ninth win on the PGA Tour and second of the season. The win also moves Zach to second in the FedEx Cup standings.Link to this entry!!!!
Three Win Weekend for FJ
On the PGA Tour, Ted Potter Jr. won the Greenbrier Classic in a three hole playoff over fellow FJ staffer Troy Kelly (DryJoys Tour). Potter, three off the lead with two holes to play, eagled the 600 plus yard par five seventeenth to get within one of the leader. The PGA Tour rookie, in FJ Icon, added another birdie on the par three finishing hole to take the clubhouse lead at 16 under par. Opting to watch the action unfold instead of staying loose on the range, Potter watched Kelly par his final two holes to tie him in the clubhouse.
With the playoff set, they headed to the par three 18th where both players exchanged pars. Moving to the seventeenth, Potter narrowly missed a short birdie putt that would of sealed the deal on Kelly's chances, but Potter calmly tapped in his par and they headed to the par three last for the third time today. This time Potter stuck one into a few feet and made the birdie putt for the win. This is Ted Potter Jr's first PGA Tour win.
Now, moving to Paris for the European Tour's Alstom Open De France, where Marcel Siem put together a final round five under par 67 to outlast the field by one. Siem, in FJ Icon MyJoys and StaSof, started his day with a drive into a hazard but the German showed some grit, fighting back to save his par despite the errant opening shot. Marcel added five birdies and a single bogey to close out the field and win the Championship.
This is Siem's first victory since the 2004 Dunhill Championship, stating post round, "It means so much to me to win after that long stretch. It's all about winning in the end and it puts so much pressure every time you don't win and people start talking, you will never win again and stuff like that, so it's very important for me."
On the LPGA Tour, Na Yeon Choi battled the long and tough Blackwolf Run U.S. Women's Open venue to win by four shots over fellow FJ player Amy Yang. Choi, in Women's DryJoys, was around the top of the leaderboard all week but a third round 65, the fifth lowest round in U.S. Women's Open history, catapulted her to the top field by six strokes. Shooting even par on the front nine, Choi tripled the tenth hole to give the other players an outside chance of catching her. She bounced back with birdies at 11, 15, and 16 to promptly slam the door on her competition and win the championship.
This is Choi's first major triumph and the win will moves her to second on the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings.Link to this entry!!!!
Leishman takes home the Travelers
Marc Leishman shot a flawless, bogey free 62 to win the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. The big Aussie began the day six strokes of the 54 hole lead and needed a big round to give himself a chance.
Leishman, in FJ ICON and StaSof, fired off 5 birdies on the front nine to race up the leaderboard. Then Leishman added three more birdies on the back nine to take the clubhouse lead at 14 under par. With many players still on the course, Leishman's lead was very much in doubt and he had to wait over two hours to see if the total would be enough.
Adding post round, "I didn't think it was going to be enough," continuing, "Golf is a funny game, a really funny game." His total held up giving Leishman his first PGA Tour win. The victory moves him to 23rd in the race for the FedEx Cup and his final round 62 is the lowest final round score by a champion this season.Link to this entry!!!!
Webb Simpson battles to Win the U.S. Open
Wake Forest product, Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open Championship at San Francisco's Olympic Club with masterful play over the weekend to win by one stroke over fellow FJ staffer Michael Thompson.
Simpson was five over par after the first two rounds and fired a two under par 68 on Saturday to claw back up the leaderboard. Sitting four strokes off of the 54 hole lead, Simpson would have to put together another great round on the brutal U.S. Open track to have any chance of winning.
Simpson, in FJ ICON and Pure Touch Limited, rattled off three consecutive birdies on the front nine to shoot up the leaderboard. Adding another birdie at the 10th hole moved Webb to plus one, one stroke behind the leader. Webb continued to plug away making pars on each of his last eight holes to get into the clubhouse with the lead. Simpson now had to watch the players still on the golf course try and catch him, no one could, making Webb Simpson the winner of the 112th U.S. Open Championship.
Webb went on to comment on his play on the final day, ”I knew it was a tough golf course,” continuing, “I had to go out and do as well as I could. I probably prayed more the last three holes than I’ve ever done in my life. It helped me stay calm and get in with 2 under.”
This is Webb Simpson's first major victory in only his fifth major championship appearance.Link to this entry!!!!
Zach Johnson wins at Colonial
Zach Johnson held off fellow FJ staffer, Jason Dufner to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, TX. Dufner, coming off two wins in the past month, had the upper hand beginning the round with a one stroke lead over Johnson.
Johnson in DryJoys Tour MyJoys and StaSof, struck first birdieing the second hole to Dufner's bogey. Dufner (FJ Apparel and FJ ICON) fought back with birdies at five and six to retake the lead. Johnson remained steady and both players headed to the back nine tied.
On the par five 11th Johnson birdied to Dufner's bogey creating a two shot lead for the Iowa native. Johnson extended the lead on the 15th hole to three shots. Johnson would not relinquish his lead eventually winning by one stroke over Dufner.
“In some respects, I kind of feel like I took down a lion,” Johnson said of Dufner post round, adding, "He’s been at the top of his game.”
This is Johnson's eighth PGA Tour victory and first since winning the Crown Plaza Invitational in 2010. The win also moves Johnson to third in the FedEx Cup race while Dufner remains at the top.Link to this entry!!!!
FootJoy showed again why it’s the #1 Shoe in Golf by sweeping wins across 3 of the Major Tours. Nicolas Colsaerts (FJ ICON & StaSof) at the Volvo World Matchplay Championship. Jason Dufner (XPS-1 & FJ Performance Golf Apparel) dramtically taking the HP Byron Nelson and Azahara Munoz (Womens FJ Sport) securing her maiden win at the Sybase Match Play Championship.
Nicolas Colsaerts (FJ ICON & StaSof) beat his fellow competitor on the final green to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship.
In blustery conditions at Finca Cortesin, the Belgian bomber continued his remarkable record in Volvo-sponsored events. Since winning his maiden European Tour title at the Volvo China Open in 2011 he has finished third at last year’s Volvo World Match Play, fourth at the Volvo Golf Champions and second at the 2012 Volvo China Open.
His seventh win as a professional.takes him into the Official World Golf Ranking's top 50 for the first time and lifts him into an automatic qualifying place for The Ryder Cup.
The 29 year old from Brussels, whose 316 yard average off the tee is longer than that of America's number one bomber Bubba Watson, Moves to €1,130,111 in The Race to Dubai. This is the second consecutive season and second time in his career he has won more than €1 million in a single season. It is also his highest single-season earnings, beating the €1,091,504 he amassed in 2011.
A month ago, Jason Dufner (XPS-1 & FJ Performance Golf Apparel) was a single man still in search of his first PGA TOUR victory.
Life has certainly changed for the 35-year-old Dufner who last summer at the PGA Championship blew a four-stroke lead with four holes to play and lost in a playoff.
With a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the HP Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday, Dufner closed out a one-stroke victory over his nearest competitor to win for the second time in four weeks.
"You probably couldn't dream it any better than what's been going on here," Dufner said. "The wedding has been in the works for close to a year, so we know that's been coming around the corner. And there's been a lot of good golf since then, but to win two events and get married in the span of 22 days, pretty remarkable."
Dufner got his first victory April 29 in New Orleans, then got married the following week. Now he has already won again, this time making $1.17 million and taking over the top spot in the FedExCup standings.His closing birdie wrapped up a 3-under 67 round for an 11-under 269 and take the HP Byron Nelson Championship trophy.
Azahara Munoz (Women’s Sport) held off her competitor to win 2&1 in the final match of the 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship and become a Rolex First-Time Winner on the LPGA Tour. Munoz clinched her first LPGA victory after she halved the 17th hole. Despite playing with a heavy heart this week after the passing of her grandmother last Sunday, Munoz managed to win six matches to capture the title and the $375,000 first-place prize. It feels amazing," said Munoz of her victory. "You know, I've been close a few tim
es, but I just never knew if I was good enough to win. Finally having got it, it feels really good."Link to this entry!!!!
Jason Dufner Claims First PGA Tour Victory in Louisiana
Jason Dufner has been on the cusp of winning several tournaments in the past two years and today he fulfilled his potential by claiming the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Through the first three rounds of play, Dufner shot rounds of 67-65-67 to sit atop the leaderboard at 17-under par, two clear of his competition heading into Sunday's final round.
Dufner, wearing XPS-1 and FJ Apparel, started off the day with five straight pars before a bogey on the sixth hole that dropped him from the lead. He rebounded quickly with back-to-back birdies on seven and eight to retake the top spot. Dufner added another birdie at 10 to retain his lead. Then after several gutsy back nine par saves, Dufner's drive on the par four 16th found a hazard. With an alligator lurking nearby, Dufner wisely took a drop and hit his ball to the right side of the green. Now looking at 40-plus feet for par to stay tied for the lead, Dufner calmly rolled in the improbable putt to keep his momentum. After grinding out two more pars on 17 and 18, Dufner was headed to a sudden death playoff.
Both players exchanged pars on the opening playoff hole and they headed back to the 18th tee for the third time today. This time Dufner seized the moment, hitting the par five 18th in two shots and making a routine two putts for birdie and the victory. This is Dufner's first PGA Tour win. Post round Dufner stated of his winning performance, "I am really, really excited and to get the monkey off my back is a great feeling".
Luke Donald (FJ ICON MyJoys) also put on an impressive performance, shooting a final round 67 to finish solo third and retaking the number one spot on the Official World Golf Rankings.Link to this entry!!!!
Curtis returns to winner's circle in Texas
Former British Open Champion, Ben Curtis captured an emotional victory in San Antonio this week at the Valero Texas Open. Curtis in head to toe FJ performance apparel, opened the week with back to back 67's, racing up the leaderboard with the 10-under par total. Blustery winds made scoring difficult on Saturday as Curtis shot a one over par 73, despite the over par score Curtis retained the lead heading into the final round.
The tough scoring conditions from Saturday carried over to the final round, but Curtis (DryJoys Tour and StaSof) kept his head down and grinded out a front nine 35 to remain ahead of his challengers. Then Curtis made early bogey's on the back nine to drop into a tie for the lead. He fought back, making a string of pars before holing an unlikely 23-footer on the 17th hole to remain one ahead of his competition. On the final hole, Curtis's challengers failed to make birdie giving Curtis two putts for the win. He would finish the tournament out in style, holing the 12-footer for birdie and a two stroke victory.
This is Curtis's fourth PGA Tour win and first in the last six years adding post round, "It's been a tough couple of years just fighting through it." The win moves Curtis to the 28th spot on the FedEx Cup rankings.Link to this entry!!!!
Bubba Watson Wins 2012 Masters
The big hitting lefty from Bagdad, Florida, Bubba Watson is now a Masters Champion. Bubba wearing a new FJ ICON pattern and SPIDR2 glove, shot under par in each of the first three rounds of the tournament to sit at six under par after the first three days of competition. For the final round Bubba was paired with fellow FJ Staffer Louis Oosthuizen. Louis was one stroke in front of Bubba as they stepped onto the first tee of the final day.
Oosthuizen (DryJoys Tour and SciFlex) struck first, on the downhill par five second hole Louis blistered a four iron from over 250 yards at the open-center of the green. The shot landed just short and took a hard break right towards the hole on the back of the green, the ball continued to roll and roll until hitting the flag and dropping into the cup for a double eagle. This was only the forth double eagle in Masters history and first double eagle on the 2nd hole. The albatross moved Louis to the top of the leaderboard - four strokes in front of Bubba Watson.
Bubba fought back with a birdie on the 5th hole to draw a shot closer to the leader Oosthuizen.
Watson kept the pressure on Oosthuizen converting a two putt birdie on the par five 13th hole. He then added birdies on 14, 15, and 16 to draw even with the former British Open Champion. Both players parred the final two holes, setting up a sudden death playoff.
Teeing off the eighteenth hole for the fifth time this week, both players hit drives straight up the narrow fairway. They then exchanged brilliant approach shots, setting up potential birdies. They both narrowly missed their birdie putts, halved pars, and headed to the steeply downhill tenth hole.
Bubba's tee shot missed the fairway well right of his intended target, landing behind the galleries lining the fairway. With Bubba seemingly in some trouble, Oosthuizen laid back with a fairway metal only to miss the green short on his approach. Now Bubba sized up his shot from the pine straw right of the fairway, it called for a 30+ yard hook from a dodgy lie with a short iron to hit the green. The lefty pulled the shot off perfectly giving him a birdie look for the win. With Oostuizen failing to get up and down, Bubba would need two putts for the win. Watson calmly lagged the putt to the hole and tapped in to claim the green jacket.Link to this entry!!!!
Luke Donald reclaims world number one ranking
Two weeks ago Luke Donald lost the world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after holding it for 40 consecutive weeks. This week, Englishman Luke Donald, wearing custom FJ ICON MyJoys, emerged from a four man playoff to win the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook Golf Resort to reclaim the world number one ranking.
Beginning the day three strokes off of the 54-hole lead, Donald shot a flawless bogey free, five under par 66 to tie Robert Garrigus (FJ SPORT) and two other competitors for a sudden death playoff.
Donald, teeing off last in the playoff, narrowly missed his tee shot to the right rough. Hitting his approach shot first, Donald took dead aim striking a mid iron to within five feet of the hole. His playing competitors could not muster similar brilliance on their approaches and fell outside of Donald. With all of his playing competitors missing their birdie bids, Donald had the five footer for the win and the world number one ranking. Luke stroked the putt and watched it curl into the left side of the cup for the victory.
Luke Donald still has his eyes on this seasons first major stating, "I feel like I've achieved a lot in my career but this is perfect preparation. I've got two weeks off now and can look forward to Augusta."
Rory McIlroy also chimed via twitter on the Englishman supplanting him as the top ranked golfer, "Well I enjoyed it while it lasted! Congrats @LukeDonald! Impressive performance!"Link to this entry!!!!
Fj Apparel on the PGA Tour
With the launch of our new FJ Apparel line we are often asked, "Who is contracted to wear the new FJ apparel on the PGA Tour?"
The answer is simple, "Steve Stricker."
That of course only tells a part of the story as several players like Jason Dufner, Brendon DeJonge, Jason Bohn, and Kris Blanks among many others choose to wear the apparel. Forgoing a formal contract, these players decidedly wear FJ apparel because they believe the performance benefits beat the competition.Link to this entry!!!!
Kyle Stanley find redemption in Scottsdale
Last Sunday, Kyle Stanley lost a heartbreaking playoff at Torrey Pines, and some wondered if and when he would recover. As a former Clemson University standout and Hogan award winner, Stanley knew he had all the tools to become a PGA Tour winner.
This Sunday, he proved his metal coming back from eight shots down at the beginning of the day to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open by one shot over fellow FJ Ambassador Ben Crane. Stanley, playing in FJ ICON and StaSof, made six birdies and no bogeys on his way to a 65 and the victory.
Playing partner Ben Crane tweeted this post-round about Stanley's win, "As a fan of sports you have to love what @kylestanleygolf did this week. CONGRATS, Kyle you earned this. The whole golf world is proud"
The win moves Stanley to the number one spot on the FedEx Cup leaderboard and earns him exempt status on the PGA Tour through 2014.Link to this entry!!!!
Wilson's Early Season Magic Continues
On his third start to the 2012 PGA Tour season, Mark Wilson, with memories of his two wins early last year, wrapped up a two stroke victory by holding off a slew of contenders at the Humana Challenge.
Wilson, at 21 under par, began the final round with a three stroke lead over fellow FJ Ambassadors Zach Johnson, Robert Garrigus and Ben Crane. Garrigus gave Wilson the biggest challenge on Sunday as Garrigus took the lead from Wilson on the par four tenth hole with a birdie.
Wilson wearing FJ ICON and SciFlex, responded with an up-and-down birdie from over the green on the par five eleventh hole to regain a share of the lead at the top of the leaderboard. On the next, Wilson hit his approach shot into a greenside bunker, only to hole out the 49 foot bunker shot for another birdie to retake the lead. He added two more birdies on his way in, including a birdie on the last to seal the deal on the victory.
This is Wilson's fifth career PGA Tour victory.Link to this entry!!!!
Wagner Wins at Waialae
This weekend Johnson Wagner emerged from a crowded leaderboard to win the Sony Open in Hawaii. Wagner wearing FJ ICON and SciFlex, started the day two strokes off of the 54 hole lead and with many players in the hunt, Wagner would need to play steady - level headed golf to give himself a chance for the win. Playing his last 12 holes in four under par, Wagner closed with a three under 67 to finish the tournament at 13 under par. The 13 under par total gave him a two shot victory over fellow FJ player Harrison Frazar.
Despite playing the front nine in one over par for the week, Johnson relied heavily on his back nine play to carry himself to victory. Wagner did not make a single bogey on the back nine over the four rounds. He also made two eagles the par-5 18th to contribute to his 14-under par back nine total.
This is Wagner's third PGA Tour victory and the win also earned him an invitation to the 2012 Masters.Link to this entry!!!!
FootJoy Announces Launch of Full Line Performance Apparel
FootJoy, the #1 shoe, glove, sock and outerwear brand in golf, announces its plan to enter the full line golf apparel business. With shipments beginning in January, 2012, FootJoy will feature a complete range of men’s golf apparel comprised of performance fabrics to complement the existing line of advanced outerwear.
The line will begin with a core range of essential performance offerings that will be in-stock from season to season. This assortment will be supplemented by multiple colour story collections for the Spring and Fall that feature contemporary colours and patterns in a variety of styles and performance fabrics. The design focus will be on one sport – golf, which is FootJoy’s sole passion.
“Following our success in the outerwear category, including the recently launched and highly popular layering system, the time has come for FootJoy to enter the full line men’s golf apparel business,” said Andy Jones, Vice President, Gloves/Accessories/Apparel, Worldwide. “This strategic initiative has been carefully considered for several years and is supported by an extremely sophisticated and comprehensive study of the golf apparel category.”
FootJoy entered the golf outerwear category in 1997 with the launch of DryJoys rain wear. Through constant innovation in construction and material science, the range set the standard for performance in inclement conditions and now leads the category in the United States. Introduced last year, the layering system was developed to meet the specific needs of golfers who demand comfortable performance apparel that regulates body temperature and adapts to changing weather conditions. Comprised of garments designed for wet, windy, cold and warm conditions, the system allows players to ‘Layer Up’, consistent with FootJoy’s mantra: Make Every Day Playable.
“I continue to be impressed with the quality, fit, comfort and overall performance of FootJoy apparel,” said PGA Tour player Steve Stricker. “The layering system is absolutely terrific, allowing me to regulate my body temperature based upon changing conditions. In addition, the new performance lisle shirts that I have been wearing all year are superb.”
Jim Connor, President of FootJoy, commented: “We’re excited about the opportunity to move into an adjacent business and believe the timing is right. We’ve talked to golfers and our trade partners, who enthusiastically support the plans and offerings; and we have the right people and support in place to be as successful in performance golf apparel as we are in our golf footwear, glove and sock categories. This represents an important step forward in FootJoy’s mission to enhance enjoyment of the game for golfers everywhere.”
The Khaki Crusader on FJ Sport and Street
There has been buzz brewing over the past year on the PGA Tour and throughout the golf world about the FJ Sport and Street. The Khaki Crusader is a golf fashion writer who noticed many top tour players wearing the Sport and he wanted to test them himself to see what they wear all about. Furthermore, in what some consider a departure from classic FootJoy styling; the FJ Street has been building buzz over the past several months for it's trendy looks and maximum comfort. The Khaki Crusander couldn't help but sink his feet into these shoes and here are his observations. The Khaki Crusader : Focus on FootJoyLink to this entry!!!!
Ian Poulter Unveils New FJ ICON at Augusta
Ian Poulter is wearing an all-new FJ ICON pattern this week at the Masters that will be available in the coming months. Ian was integral in bringing this style to market and is the first player to wear these new performance shoes in competition.
This new "wave" pattern is sharp, sophisticated, full of interesting detail and is beautiful in a monochrome color pattern or with a variety of available patent leather accent colors.
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FJ Catalog Tour Shoot at Doral
The second half of the '10 - '11 FJ catalog shoot took place in Miami at the CA Championship. The CA Championship takes place on the Blue Course (aka "The Blue Monster") at the famous Doral Resort and Spa. The FJ team had its work cut out with a packed schedule of 17 players over two days. In addition to still photography, we took the opportunity to get tons of content for the FJ Community! The course and constantly changing south Florida weather provided many different backdrops for our talented catalog and photography teams. Overall, we had great weather; much better than what is expected for the four tournament rounds.
On the set for our first day of shooting were Ben Crane, Michael Sim, Zach Johnson, Camilo Villegas, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Rory McIlroy, Hunter Mahan and Padraig Harrington.
The highlights from Day 1 included 4 new shoe product reveals. Hunter and Rory got a look at a sweet new FJ ICON pattern, Zach Johnson slipped on a super high-tech new SYNR-G and Padraig got a peek at our latest FJ Sport designs. All the guys are very happy to get an inside look at what will be showing up in their lockers later this summer.
Also on Day 1 came the highly anticipated unavailing of our newest FJ outerwear collection. Zach Johnson and Michael Sim had a chance to trial these totally redesigned pieces and show them off in front of the camera.
The final day of shooting consisted of Nick Watney, Ross Fisher, Lee Westwood, new dad Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker and Bill Haas.
Aside from Strick, all Day 2 players were FJ ICON wearers. Some players choose more conservative styles like Watney, Fisher and Westwood while others like Donald and Poulter take advantage of MyJoys to add a more personal custom touch.
As far as product reveals, Ian and Lee both got a look at the new FJ ICON pattern, which they both loved. We are pushing to get Ian something to debut at a very notable event in early April =)
The day wrapped with two of our FJ Outerwear players, Steve Stricker and Billy Haas, swinging for the camera in some beautiful and contemporary new rainwear and layering pieces.
Other notable happenings over the two days included players raving about their various FJ gloves. Lee Westwood (Pure Touch) put it well when he said that consistency and fit of his glove are key because it's the only piece of equipment between you and the club. It's also very surprising to us that not everyone (including PGA players) had heard about our revolutionary TechSof socks. Very much like a glove, the socks provides the only connection between your foot and the performance technologies inside our shoes. They provide a solid base for platform stability and in-shoe temperature regulation that last throughout the entire round. The players were immediately grasping this concept and took samples to try during the upcoming weeks.
All in all, a busy trip that should deliver some wonderful imagery for our upcoming '10 - '11 FJ catalog. Stay tuned ... it hits golf shops near you in July.
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Sensational Start for Ogilvy
First event of 2010, first event since joining team FJ, and first win of the season for Geoff Ogilvy at the SBS Championship. Geoff fired a near flawless final round 6-under 67 on Sunday that featured just one missed green to come from two shots back with 10 holes to play and win at Kapalua for the second consecutive year. Geoff has now fired eight consecutive rounds in the 60's on the Plantation Course, including the four this week (69-66-68-67). He finished the week with a 22-under 270 total for a one shot victory, the seventh of his career on the PGA TOUR.
It was announced this week that Geoff had joined team FJ and he has been wearing a StaSof glove and FJ ICON golf shoes all week en route to his title defense. On Sunday he wore the all-black FJ ICON Sport saddle, style #52088.
Ashleigh Korzack is the fashion guru for Golfweek and she does a great job finding and disecting trends in the golf world, both on Tour and at retail. She regularly posts updates on her Fashion Blog and also does a regular video feature called "The Look." This week she talks about Ian Poulter's victory last week in Singapore, the video we recently shot form his house, and a great review of the MyJoys program. Check out "The Look" for more and be sure to bookmark her blog.Link to this entry!!!!
Tour Players Design Custom MyJoys
We've been meeting with some of our Tour players over the past several months to take them through the more than 2 million custom combinations available in FootJoy's MyJoys program. Watch the video to hear what they think of the program and to see what custom combinations they chose! Click on COMMENTS to let us know which pair were your favorite.
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Inspiration Behind FJ SPORT
O.K. so this obviously isn't your father's FootJoy. Actually it can be, but it’s not the traditional brown/white saddle that’s been a staple in golf for so many years. This is FJ SPORT. It’s young, fast, colorful, and best of all it features all the performance and quality you’ve come to expect from FootJoy.
Around 18 months ago we started working on FJ Olympian (the working name for this group of shoes) with several goals in mind:
#1. It needed to look different and it needed to look cool.
#2. It needed to be a performance shoe that offered great platform stability, waterpoof protection and comfort from tee to green.
#3. Lastly, it needed to be reasonably priced so that everyone had an opportunity to give it a test drive!
Hopefully you agree goal #1 was achieved. The uppers are athletic-inspired, while maintaining a look that’s acceptable on the golf course. There are cool molding details throughout and colorful RF weldings in the heel area. The full TPU outsole is molded, then painstakingly painted in matching colors and metallics giving it a high tech appearance. Our designers research color trends throughout the year to determine what trends will be visible in the upcoming months and years. The orange, yellow and blue that we chose are spot on. What’s also cool about these styles is that we’ve matched the cleat color to the upper color tying it all together.
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One thing we won’t compromise at FootJoy is performance and quality. As mentioned above, the outsole is full TPU (which provides exceptional stability) and the design of the traction elements offers excellent grip during the swing. At the same time, it;s lightweight and flexible - further enhancing the performance benefits. The uppers are a combination of waterproof leather and a full membrane providing optimal waterproofing. Each style is built on the Laser last which gives the user the best fit and comfort on the market. MacNeil Stinger III cleats round out the features by adding Tour proven traction and performance.
The development team worked closely with all it’s vendors to offer the best materials and features at a reasonable cost. In the end we were able to offer the FJ SPORT at a competitive price in the hopes that they will appeal to a wide range of golfers.
On a side note, we’ve been testing all the FJ SPORT models on a number of European Tour players for the past several months. The feedback has been phenomenal and they are all thrilled with the performance and fast-forward appearance of these styles. Hopefully, you will agree that FootJoy has hit a homerun with this new category. Give ‘em a try!
How the FJ ICON Came About: Interview with FJ’s Jack Erickson
This summer, FootJoy will set a new standard for luxurious golf footwear with the introduction of FJ ICON. Created with design inspiration from FootJoy’s deep heritage in the game while integrating proven technological advancements such as memory foam and a perforated alloy stability bridge, FJ ICON delivers beautiful, traditional style, a comfortable fit and tremendous stability.
We recently spoke with FootJoy’s Vice President of Golf Footwear, Jack Erickson, about the research and development of FJ ICON. Jack is responsible for FootJoy’s global footwear development process- from initial concept through final production.Link to this entry!!!!
See the Full Range of FJ ICON Styles
FJ ICON is here. Click on the image below to see the 19 stock styles.
If you can’t find the exact style to suit your unique personality, use your imagination to visualize more than 2.5 million style combinations available through the MyJoys program! Coming late summer 2009.
Click here to read an interview with FootJoy’s Vice President of Golf Footwear, Jack Erickson about the new FJ ICON. Click here to see some of the players who put the new FJ ICON in play during THE PLAYERS Championship.
*** Please note, the actual cleats in the new FJ ICON line will be Stinger III by Champ, shown in image #20. ***
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FJ Classics Update
Last week we had to make one of the toughest decisions in FootJoy’s 152-year history; the decision to close our Classics manufacturing facility in Brockton, MA.Link to this entry!!!!
FJ Classics Update from Jim Connor
Last week we had to make one of the toughest decisions in FootJoy’s 152-year history; the decision to close our Classics manufacturing facility in Brockton, MA. As a result of the plant’s closure, the company will eliminate 103 manufacturing and support positions over the coming weeks. We informed our trade partners last week and have been listening to the trade, consumer and industry feedback ever since. I hope that the following information will help you better understand why we were forced to make the decision, as well as our plans for the FootJoy brand going forward.
To understand how we got to this point, one must look back. As the FootJoy brand grew in the rapidly expanding golf footwear category during the ’60’s,’70’s and early ’80’s, the factory and company prospered as well. Even as late as 1985, the Brockton plant was turning out nearly 400,000 pairs of leather soled, welted shoes and employed over 260 workers. It supplied a substantial portion of FootJoy’s worldwide sales.
In the late ’80’s and early 1990’s, new construction techniques were perfected in Asia that produced lightweight, flexible, and most importantly, highly waterproof golf footwear—- and the market rapidly moved in this direction. Major competitors launched similar new categories in golf footwear and FootJoy was in a struggle for supremacy in this new competitive realm.
The shoes produced in this factory were, by their very construction and use of materials, at a considerable disadvantage in weight, water resistance, and cost. We began what became a twenty-year struggle to maintain and then slow the demise of this unique, but fading product called FootJoy Classics. We tried just about everything:
1. We heavily subsidized the cost of the Brockton products to the trade and consumer.
2. We attempted new lightweight soles and waterproof techniques.
3. We offered an abundance of styles and colors and kept heavy inventories in attempt to keep the factory busy.
4. In 2004, we even invested over $1 million in capital equipment/refurbishing in a last ditch effort to make the factory more efficient with smaller volumes.
Unfortunately, none of these efforts and investments could slow the declining demand for this old method of shoe making—- our production volumes would have dropped well below 50,000 pair this year, making it impossible to support even the 100 workers that we had left.
I made this decision. I have been with FootJoy since 1987 and have led it since 1990. I know most of the workers who will lose their jobs over the next six weeks and know how difficult their futures will be in this economy. We do not take this decision lightly —- it is the most difficult a manager can make, and it has taken us almost twenty years to arrive at this point of no return. We did all we could to save this craft shop (which is a much better definition of the facility than a “factory”). These men and women were true crafts people that took great pride in every pair of Classics they made. FootJoy is concluding, painfully, an era of shoe production that does not have sustainable demand in today’s market.
Rest assured, we are in no way sacrificing our position as the #1 Shoe in golf, nor are we abandoning the premium performance footwear segment or the highly stylized patterns and colors that FootJoy Classics have come to represent.. Our product development team has been working diligently for the past few years with the understanding that this day may come and we must be prepared. As you read this, Tour players around the world are being fit into our new Flagship product. It will provide features and benefits that embody “The best of FJ”:
1. Finely tailored upper designs that include traditional and contemporary patterns
2. The most premium performance materials
3. Fashionable calfskin leather detailing
4. Performance-infused spiked and spikeless outsoles
5. Customization that allows for a seemingly endless amount of design and size options.
The FootJoy golf footwear business will continue to lead the industry in almost every market around the world; at every price point and construction; and serve every golfer, regardless of skill or style preference. It’s in our DNA.
While the closing of our Brockton factory after fifty years of operation is a painful closing of a long and important chapter in our 150 year history, we are compelled to move on. The FootJoy brand was founded on the principle of being the best product with unsurpassed quality and performance and its sole purpose is to enhance enjoyment of the game. This hasn’t been compromised or altered now, nor will it be in the future.
It is who we are.
President - FootJoy
Performance Golf Socks
TechSof was specifically engineered with the golfer in mind. This new high performance sock has been anatomically designed so that the left and right socks have specific cushioned zones in the areas of your foot that receive the highest impact while providing premium support and comfort.
The new TechSof provides comfort in every step while keeping your foot cool and dry throughout the round. This high performance golf sock, was designed specifically to provide golfers with a high performance golf sock featuring advanced comfort and fit.
TechSof golf socks feature Dri-Lex moisture control technology. This technology coupled with mesh construction positioned in key areas, boosts ventilation and enhances breathability creating a more comfortable quick drying sock.
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Hoops with the President
See what Parker had to say about his experience of a lifetime with President Obama! Then hear his thoughts on the new SYNR-G golf shoes!Link to this entry!!!!
A Perfect SYNR-G!
OntGolf.ca Reviews MyJoys
Highly respected Canadian golf writer Robert Thompson provides a full gear review on the FJ MyJoys program.
View the full article on OntGolf.ca.
Score Recognizes MyJoys
Product of the Year:
Winner: FootJoy MyJoys
Outstanding FootJoy form and function with the unique aspect of personalization to the tune of 72,000 possible combinations (**now over 250,000 combinations). When seeking out a product of the year winner I’m searching for points of difference. The MyJoys concept is all about points of difference.Link to this entry!!!!
Make Every Day Playable
Visit link below and explore the new FJ outerwear Tour Collection.
Socks Fit For The Game
FootJoy offers golf socks that perform both on and off the course. Visit the link below and learn more...Explore FootJoy socks .: Link to this entry!!!!
Comfort In Every Step
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Jim Connor at Pinehurst
We caught up with Jim while in Pinehurst, NC for the FootJoy summer Sales Meeting. Click here for Jim’s thoughts on the meeting, the new 2008-2009 product line and playing Pinehurst #2, among other topics.Link to this entry!!!!
FJ Superlites™ Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win a pair of the NEW FJ Superlites...
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Intended for play in Canada only. Must be 18 years or older to participate. This Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01a.m. ET on June 2, 2008 and end June 29, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. ET, 2008.
New FJ SuperLites
A fresh new shoe category designed and developed to offer contemporary hybrid styles...
Click here to check out the New FJ SuperLites featuring a Competition Last, Ultra-Lightweight EVA Outsoles with TPU Inserts, Super Soft Leather Uppers & PU Linings, along with a 1 Year Limited Waterproof Waranty.Link to this entry!!!!
FootJoy is the #1 glove for golfers at all levels of competitive golf, including the PGA Tour. In fact, FootJoy has been the #1 glove at every full-field event this year on the Tour. A wide variety of our gloves are represented on Tour, led by StaSof , the #1 Cabretta leather glove in the world, which combines a traditional look with the most technologically innovative leather ever developed. Developed exclusively for the StaSof, Taction APL Cabretta Leather offers a powerful grip, exceptional moisture resistance and finest feel that's engineered to stay softer longer. Daniel Chopra relied on StaSof during the final round of his heated playoff win against Steve Stricker at the Mercedes-Benz Championship.
SciFlex is also a popular choice featuring the latest in performance technology. James Kingston wore the SciFlex glove during his maiden victory at the European Tour's South African Airways Open and Ian Poulter also donned the SciFlex on his way to victory at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan. And regardless of the forecast, you can always see J.B. Holmes sporting a RainGrip glove, something he's done since his days at the University of Kentucky for it's unsurpassed moisture-wicking technology. Holmes captured this year's FBR Open in a playoff over the #2 ranked player in the World Golf Rankings, the second time he's won the FBR in the last three years.
High-pressure tournament or friendly weekend round with friends, rain or shine....no matter what conditions you face this Spring, you can be confident the FootJoy glove you trust has already been tested by the world's best players under some of the most trying conditions.
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The Women's LoPro combines style, quality, and comfort with a variety of colours and patterns.
FootJoy's famous LoPro brand continues to be embraced by Women across the world. From local golf clubs to LPGA Tour events, FootJoy wearers remain excited over LoPro's continuation into 2008.
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The #1 Cabretta Leather glove in the world features the most technologically innovative leather ever developed for the ultimate in grip performance.
New, exclusively tanned Taction™ APL™ cabretta leather, by Pittards® of England, offers a powerful grip, exceptional moisture resistance and the finest feel that's engineered to stay softer longer.
A Coolmax Lycra knuckle insert is positioned across the knuckles to provide a comfortable fit as the hand flexes.
The angled ComforTab closure is strategically positioned for a precision fit and stress-free comfort.
New, exclusively tanned Taction™ APL™ cabretta leather, by Pittards® of England, offers a powerful grip, exceptional moisture resistance and the finest feel that's engineered to stay softer longer.
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FLEXTABILITY - FOOTJOY DRYJOYS
Introducing the most comfortable, high-performance DryJoys ever. Seven strategically-placed Stability PODS™ work in harmony with ultra-flexible, enhanced OptiFlex™ zones to deliver maximum Flextability™ and ground contact throughout the swing.
Several players on the PGA Tour have joined TEAM DRYJOYS and will be wearing this great new innovative product out on Tour. Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Troy Matteson, Nick Watney, Charley Hoffman and Ben Crane represent the expanding list of elite players who are already wearing the shoes in competition.
Learn more about these revolutionary shoes at FJ's dedicated DryJoys microsite.
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FootJoy Introduces the New DryJoys
FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf and the #1 Shoe on every tour Worldwide, announced today the introduction of the most comfortable, high performance DryJoys ever. The New DryJoys shoes feature Stability PODSä outsole technology. These new DryJoys deliver FLEXTABILITYä - stability achieved through maximum flexibility. The new DryJoys outsole showcases seven strategically placed TPU Stability PODS and the enhancement of the OptiFlexä zone has resulted in ultimate comfort and a stable platform. The outsole has been developed so more of the shoe stays in contact with the ground throughout the golf swing.
"The new precision-engineered DryJoys PODS outsole delivers the utmost in golf-specific technology. The individual pods work in harmony with the expanded OptiFlex zones to create a stable hitting platform through maximum ground contact”, said Jack Erickson, Vice President of Golf Footwear Worldwide. The DryJoys category will offer a range of styling in the super-category of twelve shoes. The uppers will have the ECLä Leather system by Pittardsâ of England, full leather linings and the Comfort Plus PU Fit-Bedâ.
Several players on the PGA Tour have joined TEAM DRYJOYS and will be wearing this great new innovative product out on Tour. Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson, Luke Donald, Henrik Stenson, Troy Matteson, Nick Watney, Charley Hoffman and Ben Crane represent the expanding list of elite players who are already wearing the shoes and are part of TEAM DRYJOYS.
"The new DryJoys have been completely remastered and the broad range of 12 styles will be well represented out on Tour. Our Team DryJoys guys led by Zach, Chris and Luke have been wearing them in competition for weeks and the response has been phenomenal. The players are amazed by the stability these shoes offer while still providing unparalleled comfort and flexibility”, said Mike Foley, Product Manager Golf Shoes.
The new DryJoys shoes will be available in Canada August 1st. Learn more:Link to this entry!!!!
New Women's ReelFit
The latest breakthrough in golf shoe technology is now available for Women. ReelFit provides the most precise and consistent fit by using the BOA lacing system instead of traditional laces.
One of the many benefits of the system is ease-of-use: just turn the dial on the back of the shoes to tighten, and pull out the dial for quick release and removal of shoes. The new Women’s ReelFit are available in two colours: white with black/white stripes, (93803 ) and white with taupe nubuc (93811 ).
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