Golf News – March 10, 2023

FootJoy Releases Limited Edition Shoes for THE PLAYERS Championship

FAIRHAVEN, MA – FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf, will be dropping two new limited edition releases during THE PLAYERS Championship, created in partnership with West Coast street-fashion icon Jon Buscemi.

Touted as “The Player’s Shoe for 2023,” the Limited Edition Premiere Series Field and Limited Edition Premiere Series Wilcox will each feature exquisite craftsmanship and luxurious touches, guided by Buscemi’s masterful sense of style.

“The Field and Wilcox offer two totally different canvases in terms of their esthetics, so I was really up for the challenge creating something unique for each one,” said Jon Buscemi. “I loved getting the opportunity to add to the energy and vibe of the current Premiere Series collection.”

The Premiere Series Field is already one of the most popular profiles on Tour, while Wilcox is an exciting new Premiere Series model for 2023. The exclusive FJ by Jon Buscemi editions will debut on the feet of numerous FJ players competing in THE PLAYERS Championship beginning March 9, including FJ Ambassadors Justin Thomas, Max Homa and Will Zalatoris.

The FJ by Jon Buscemi collection represents a merging of the proven world class performance of the Premiere Series, the shoe chosen by more Tour players than any other, and the elevated style of one of the world’s most influential masters of luxury street style.

The signature gold accents added to the modern classic profiles of both models serve as a nod to the iconic THE PLAYERS Championship trophy, while the internal technology is among the most innovative in golf – including the VersaTrax+ outsole and Ortholite® EcoPlush FitBed®. Inside and out, they are shoes made to deliver excellence.

The FJ by Jon Buscemi collection is available beginning March 9 on footjoy.com, while supplies last.

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PING Adds Three New Models to PLD Milled Putter Line

PHOENIX, AZ – PING has expanded its precision-milled putter series with the addition of three new PLD Milled models, PING CEO & President John K. Solheim announced today. The PLD Milled Anser D, Oslo 4 and Anser 2 (matte black) are available at PING authorized retailers committed to selling premium, custom-fit putters.

“After establishing the PLD name several years ago as an extension of the PING Putting Lab, we officially announced the Putting Lab Design (PLD) program one year ago this week. A key part of the program is the PLD Milled series, which offers golfers premium, precision-milled putters inspired by tour players,” Solheim said. “We’ve been very pleased with the results and feedback across the entire program. It allows us to bring golfers more of what we do best – design and build the highest-performing putters in the game. In the case of the PLD Milled line, we’re continuing to add tour-inspired models to bring golfers the latest in score-lowering performance on the green.”

Tour Proven Performance

The three new PLD Milled models join four tour-validated models introduced last year, which represent a combination of standard-setting favorites like the Anser and newer, tour-inspired models like the DS72, the choice of multiple-time winner Viktor Hovland. The Anser D and Oslo 4 are entirely new, high-MOI designs, developed in collaboration with PING pros Bubba Watson and Tyrrell Hatton, respectively. The new Anser 2 is distinguished by its matte-black finish and retains all the technology and performance of the satin-finish version introduced last year.

All seven designs in the family are fully machined from forged, 303 stainless steel. Each model features Deep AMP (Aggressive Milling Pattern) face technology, precisely milled for tour-preferred sound, feel and speed. More than four hours of milling time are required for every model, precisely shaping every surface and radius to achieve the high quality and premium look expected in a precision-milled putter.

Anser D (Matte-black finish)
A fresh take on the enduring Anser, the winningest putter of all time. Designed with tour pro input as a hybrid between the classic blade and a mid-mallet with its added forgiveness, single white alignment line contrasting against the matte-black head, and a deeper (“D”) profile. More mass in the head helps stabilize the stroke and assists in delivering more consistency.

Anser 2 (Matte-black finish)
The matte-black head contrasts against the short, single white alignment line to draw the eye forward, eliminate distractions and make aiming easier. Differs from the classic Anser with its longer, slimmer profile that appeals to the eye and inspires confidence at address. Shares the Anser’s heel-toe weighting to provide stability and forgiveness.

Oslo 4 (Matte-black finish)
A favored mallet shape of tour pros, the highly forgiving Oslo is equipped with an Anser 4-style hosel to make it a good fit for strong-arc stroke types. The full-length alignment line contrasts with the matte-black head to form an appealing address profile and draw the eye forward. Contoured ballasting cascades to a cavity floor with subtle etched lines that assist in confident aiming.

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