Golf News – August 27th, 2013

Golf News for August 27th, 2013


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John Riegger Captures Victory At The Boeing Classic With A Rife Iconic Putter

Sanford, FL – RIFE continued its success on the Champions Tour this past weekend with a victory by John Riegger at The Boeing Classic, held at the TPC Snowqualmie Ridge golf course in Snowqualmie, WA.

The 50-year-old Riegger birdied three of the final four holes on Sunday and sank a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 4-under par 68 and a two-stroke victory over John Cook. Riegger finished the tournament at 15-under 201.

Riegger, who made his fifth start on the Champions Tour at The Boeing Classic first met with RIFE’s V.P. of Tour Operations, Jim Barfield, the week after his T-23rd Place Finish at the 2013 U.S. Senior Open. “John approached me on the putting green and said that while he was rather pleased with his finish at the U.S. Senior Open he wasn’t very pleased at all with the way he was putting,” said Barfield. “He finished T-62nd in Putting Average in a field of 64 players that week. I worked with John for a while and he instantly took to our new ICONIC putter. Based on his finish this week, I’d say it worked out pretty well for him. He finished 1st in Putting Average this week (with a 1.575 average) and collected a paycheck for $300,000.00 and some pretty nice hardware for his trophy shelf at home.”

John Riegger is just one of the many non-endorsed Professional Tour Players who choose to play a RIFE putter even though they’re not paid to play it. “The Tour Players play our putter because it helps them earn a bigger paycheck on Sunday,” said Jim Barfield, V.P. of Tour Operations for RIFE Golf, “and we’re very proud of that. Our RollGroove Technology grips and lifts the ball into an instant forward roll and gets it on line and headed towards the cup quicker than any other putter in the industry. If it’s good enough for the best golfers in the world, you can bet it’s going to help you sink more putts as well.”

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Being Chicagoans, hockey fans, and lovers of Bettinardi, this just had to make the News.  And even if you’re not any of those three things (sorry for you), you have to admit that this is probably one of the best looking headcovers anyone has made in a while.  Contact Jimmy at to get one before they’re gone.


Silly me, I thought Adam Scott won…

KBS Wins The Barclays with a Bogey Free Final Round

This Marks the 19th Win for KBS in 2013

BOULDER, Colo. (August 26th, 2013). KBS Shafts continues its banner year on professional tours by winning The Barclays in come from behind fashion. This victory marks the 19th win on worldwide tours in 2013 for the brand, and now three players in the top five FedEx Cup Playoffs trust KBS shafts.

The Barclays champion played KBS Tour shafts in X flex for his second win in 2013 and seventh win since switching into KBS in 2009. He is now the No. 2 ranked player in the world- his highest ever ranking. The KBS team congratulates this champion for a terrific year that puts him in contention for the player of the year award. 17 players trusted KBS shafts at the tournament.
Also this past weekend, KBS shafts clinched an exciting win on the Champions Tour at the 2013 Boeing Classic. The winner is a two-time champion on the Tour and trusts KBS shafts in his irons and wedges. On the Tour there were 35 players in the field playing KBS shafts at the Cox Classic. In 2013, KBS has hit record levels of players switching into their shafts based purely on performance and feel.
“This is a big weekend for KBS. We now have three players in the Top 5 going into the second week of the FedEx Cup. We congratulate the winner of the Barclays. Winning a FedEx Cup event and The Masters in 2013 is a season most would dream to have,” said Kim Braly, Director of R&D and Tour Operations at KBS.
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Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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  1. I’m not going to lie at all, I can’t stop looking at that Blackhawks headcover and can’t wait to have one in hand!

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