Golf News – August 26, 2014

Golf News – August 26, 2014

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Fujikura Is #1 Wood Shaft Brand At The Barclays And Winner Used Speeder 757

The Darrell Survey company reported Fujikura golf shafts as the #1 Wood Shaft Brand in play by PGA Tour professionals at The Barclays.

The Barclays winner, playing a Fujikura Speeder757 in his 3 wood, pulled away with three straight birdies, sealing the victory with a 20-foot putt down the slope on the par-5 17th. That allowed him a bogey from the trees on the final hole for a 6-under 65 and a two-shot victory in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event.

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SuperStroke 15-inch Mid Slim 2.0 Grip/Odyssey Putter Combination Wins In Oregon

WIXOM, Mich. – Playing SuperStroke’s Mid Slim 2.0 grip and Odyssey putter combination, the winner at the men’s professional golf tournament in North Plains, Oregon picked up his third win of the season. With the three wins and six top 10 finishes on the season, he will be one of the top 25 professional golfers who earn their tour cards and play alongside veterans Jason Dufner and Jordan Spieth next season.

He is currently ranked eighth on the tour in Overall Putting Average with a 1.090 average through 52 rounds. At the Oregon tournament, he was tied for 13th place in Putts Per Greens in Regulation. The second place finisher at the Oregon event played a SuperStroke grip Odyssey putter combination and finished ranked 6th in Putts Per GIR.

“SuperStroke worked with Odyssey to design a 15-inch grip that has an adjustable weight plug in the butt end of the grip,” said Jon Luna, SuperStroke USA Marketing Director. “The adjustable weight option allows golfers to add five grams, 15 grams or 30 grams to the grip, depending on the player’s stroke and weight preferences. The combination has proven to be a lethal one as it has helped capture several tour wins this season.”

At the men’s event in Oregon and the men’s professional tour event at the Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey, a total of 10 players using SuperStroke grips finished in the Top 25. A second place finisher at the season’s first leg of the playoffs in New Jersey played SuperStroke’s Flatso Mid putter grip and finished first in Strokes Gained-Putting with a 2.436 total putts gained compared to the tour’s average of -.0001.

Using SuperStroke’s Flatso Ultra, Jordan Spieth finished the New Jersey tournament in a tie for 22nd place. He was fifth in Putts Per GIR for the tournament with an average of 1.628. He is currently ranked second overall on the tour for the season in Overall Putting Average with a 1.548 through 90 rounds. He ranks second in Putts Per Round with a 27.87 average and second in Putting Average with a 1.719 average through 90 rounds.

The Flatso line has three sizes: Flatso Standard, which measures 1.70 inches in diameter; Flatso Mid, which measures 1.40 inches; and Flatso Ultra, which measures 1.10 inches. Each grip features SuperStroke’s patented parallel design technology and a new patent pending pentagonal shape and flat top design. The unique parallel shape allows for even pressure in both hands, while eliminating added tension in the wrist and forearms. This helps the golfer’s arms swing more freely, which further enhances a pendulum-putting stroke.

SuperStroke (superstrokeusa.com) grips are long lasting and extremely shock absorbent. They are designed with a high-tech polyurethane material featuring cross traction technology that improves feel and tackiness. Combined with SuperStroke’s patented parallel technology further increases consistency and lowers scores for every level of golfer, even professionals.

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FJ Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of WeatherSof®

FootJoy®, the #1 Glove in Golf, has revolutionized the comfort and
performance of the world’s most popular glove, WeatherSof, by combining
improved breathability and flexibility function while providing maximum
durability and superior grip performance for all-climate play.

Through FJ’s unwavering commitment to innovation-driven performance,
WeatherSof has excelled as the world’s best-selling glove since launching
25 years ago. More than 90 million WeatherSof gloves have helped golfers to
perform at their peak in all weather conditions, establishing this
technologically-advanced model as the preferred choice of one in every five
golfers in the United States according to Golf Datatech LLC.

Following extensive research and development by FJ’s industry-leading
design team, a host of new technologies have been engineered into the 2015
iteration of the WeatherSof glove to enhance its already outstanding
combination of features and benefits.

The exclusive incorporation of sophisticated FiberSof™ microfiber material
on the back of the hand allows the glove to better conform to the shape of
the hand and fingers, providing a consistent fit for all wearers.

Taction2® Advanced Performance Cabretta Leather™ has been strategically
placed on the palm and thumb to benefit performance in these key stress
areas. This not only improves control during the swing as a result of
advancements in grip and feel, but also increases the longevity of the
glove through superior durability.

By extending the coverage of the PowerNet™ material featured across the
knuckles and back of the fingers, this allows golfers to gain better
breathability, flexibility and ultimately a more comfortable golf glove. A
ball marker on all WeatherSof gloves adds value and convenience.

“As the world’s best-selling and most trusted golf glove for the past 25
years, WeatherSof is an integral member of the FootJoy glove family and I
am delighted that we are able to mark such an important anniversary by
introducing this new and improved model to golfers worldwide,” said Maria
Bonzagni, Senior Director of Marketing, FJ Gloves and Accessories.

“Our unwavering commitment to product and performance excellence has
installed the WeatherSof glove as the undisputed leader in comfort,
durability and value since 1990. When you combine these attributes with a
great value price point, it’s easy to see how WeatherSof has earned its
position as the industry’s most popular glove.”

“With marked improvements in comfort, feel, fit and durability, we have no
doubt it will continue to be the ‘go-to’ glove for millions of golfers
worldwide and continue its longstanding leadership position as the world’s
#1 Selling Glove for years to come.”

The new WeatherSof is available in an impressive 48 size options, ensuring
an all-encompassing provision of Men’s Left, Cadet, Right and Women’s Left,
Right and Pair sizes. In addition, WeatherSof is available in all white,
all black and six fashion colors for both men and women to give even more
standout appeal to this iconic product.

Whether it is the #1 Cabretta leather glove in golf, StaSof®, the vibrant
colors of FJ Spectrum®, the customized cool fit of StaCool®, the powerful
grip and moisture resistance of SciFlex®, the precision fit of GTxtreme®,
the long-lasting properties of WeatherSof or the advanced wet-weather
capabilities of RainGrip® and WinterSof ®, FJ remains the overwhelming
favorite for golfers of all abilities around the world.

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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