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Golf News – February 28, 2024

PUMA Golf Reimagines Classics Infused With a Modern Edge for the Traditional but Modern Golfer

CARLSBAD, CA – PUMA GOLF reimagines classics by introducing the new AVANT, which serves the sophisticated yet modern golfer. The shoe comes in both wingtip and saddle shoe models. Designed to offer the ultimate combination of classic styling and modern performance, the new Avant raises the level of fit and comfort while honoring the tradition of the game.

 “The saddle and wingtip styles were a lot of fun to design,” said Andrew Lawson, Senior PLM, Golf Footwear at Puma Golf. “We are entering the classics space. A traditional style is a first for us and we are super thrilled to be part of the action. We want to serve the golfer; we have been listening and are excited to deliver this trend to our golf consumer.”

The Avant Collection is comprised of two models, the Avant, a classic saddle shoe with modern touches and the Avant Wingtip. All models feature premium materials and modern technologies, making them as functional as they are classic. Most notably, all Avant shoes are built with a PREMIUM FULL GRAIN LEATHER UPPER with one-year waterproof protection, lending an ultra-premium look and feel in all conditions.

The AVANT style features full-length PROFOAM EVA MIDSOLES, providing exceptional cushioning and all-day comfort. RADIAL TRACTION TECHNOLOGY for spikeless performance utilizes strategically placed ridges and lugs to grip any surface players might encounter. In addition, a PROCLIP TPU HEEL COUNTER AND PERFORMANCE TPU WELT provides a secure fit and 360-degree stability around the foot. Other features include a COMFORT COLLAR LINING for improved step in feel and elevated details like the metal cat badge and brogue details.

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SuperStroke Congratulates PGA TOUR Rookie Jake Knapp on Two-Stroke Victory at the Mexico Open at Vidant

WIXOM, MI – SuperStroke, the No. 1 Putter Grip in golf and the leader in innovative Tour-proven golf grip technology, congratulates 29-year-old PGA TOUR rookie Jake Knapp on his gritty two-stroke victory at the Mexico Open at Vidanta. Clutch putting down the final stretch helped the Korn Ferry Tour graduate and former UCLA Bruin hold on to his lead and secure his first career win on the PGA TOUR. With rounds of 67-64-63-71, Knapp earned $1.458 million in prize money, Fully Exempt status on the PGA TOUR through the 2026 season, 500 FedExCup Points, and entry into all remaining Signature Events on the 2024 PGA Tour Schedule as well as THE PLAYERS, The Masters, The PGA Championship and the 2025 Sentry.

Using a SuperStroke 1.0PT putter grip, Knapp made holed a succession of key putts during a final round in which he became to the first player since 1993 to hit only two fairways and hold on to win on the PGA TOUR. He led the field for the week in Strokes Gained: Total, Strokes Gained: Approach to the Hole, Sand Saves, and Birdies Made (with 25).

“Jake Knapp is an extremely deserving winner on the PGA TOUR and an exciting, athletic young player to watch,” says SuperStroke CEO Dean Dingman. “Congratulations to Jake on winning the Mexico Open at Vidanta in heroic fashion and with the SuperStroke Zenergy 1.0PT grip in hand. We look forward to following Jake’s game and successes for years to come.”

The 1.0PT putter grip Knapp used is today’s twist on a classic design used by PGA TOUR players for decades. These putter grips have a smaller overall pistol-style profile with a more pronounced arc under the top hand that extends into the butt area of the grip. The 1.0PT combines a player design with SuperStroke’s No Taper Technology to help golfers maintain even grip pressure and boost the consistency in starting the ball on-line.

Part of SuperStroke’s successful Zenergy line, the 1.0PT features:

  • Enhanced SPYNE™ Technology – The new SPYNE™ Technology has an improved, embossed ridge along the underside of the grip, engineered to make it easier to square the face at impact.
  • New Multi-Zone Texturing – Strategically placed textured in high-sensory areas designed to optimize feedback and comfort from the incredibly soft polyurethane outer layer.
  • No Taper Technology – Our patented No Taper minimizes grip pressure with an advanced parallel design that enables golfers to quiet their hands and add consistency to their stroke.

SuperStroke grips are trusted by hundreds of top professional golfers. In 2023, SuperStroke users won 72 tournaments on golf’s major professional tours, totaling more than $47.5 million in first-place prize money in those events.

SuperStroke’s putter grip line is a product of relentless innovation, fueled by feedback from more than 600 tour pros. From signature shapes and sizes to cutting-edge materials, SuperStroke delivers unprecedented features into every putter grip while connecting golfer and putter like no other product on the market.

Visit SuperStroke Golf HERE

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