Golf News – October 3, 2014

Golf News – October 3, 2014



FootJoy Introduces Completely Redesigned Contour Series™ category

Golf’s most comfortable shoe just got even more comfortable with the introduction of the all-new Contour Series™ from FootJoy®, the #1 Shoe in Golf.

Since its launch in 2001, Contour Series has enjoyed tremendous success as the #1 selling shoe in golf. The straight-from-the-box comfort fit construction, soft supple leather, consistent fit and unrivaled number of sizes and widths propelled Contour Series to the top of the footwear leaderboard with more than 6 million pairs sold and counting.

With this major overhaul, golf’s #1 shoe is now even lighter, more flexible and more comfortable while still delivering the fit and feel that keeps players coming back to Contour year after year.

“The success of Contour really begins with the consistent fit and unparalleled comfort players experience when they wear it, so we made sure we delivered on those expectations first and foremost with the latest version,” said Doug Robinson, VP of Golf Footwear Worldwide. “After that, however, we reconsidered every material and construction element to ultimately deliver our best Contour yet.”


· Developed specifically for this shoe, a new premium UltraSof ThinSpec full grain leather is softer and thinner while still providing superior durability, breathability, and a two year waterproof warranty.
· New ergonomic contoured Fit-Bed provides superb underfoot cushioning and support while accommodating over a thousand different feet shapes.
· Redesigned SporTongue is lighter, more comfortable and more breathable.
· A SofCollar has been incorporated into the shoe, providing a custom fit and enhanced comfort around the ankle.
· Fine-Tuned Foam midsole is lighter and softer for out-of-the-box comfort that doesn’t compress or harden over time.


· Redesigned TPU Stability Bridge provides midfoot stability and arch support on any terrain.
· Three individually crafted Duramax™ rubber outsole pieces in the OptiFlex™ forefoot footzone allow the new Contour Series to be noticeably lighter and more flexible.
· Replaceable Fast Twist™ Zarma® cleats by CHAMP® soften impact while walking and reduce spike pressure without compromising turf grip or durability.

The new FJ Contour Series will be available in 10 colors:

· White + Orange + Grey
· White + Taupe + Black
· White + Grey + Black
· White + Lt Grey + Grey
· White + Red + Grey
· White + Lime + Navy
· All over Black
· All over Brown
· Charcoal + Black (BOA Lacing System)
· White + Brown (BOA Lacing System)

Sizes (includes whole and half sizes):
Narrow: 9 – 13
Medium: 7 – 15
Wide: 7 – 14
Extra Wide – 7 – 13

Available: All styles available October 15, 2014



HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – October 1, 2014 – XXIO®, makers of the world’s finest golf equipment, is pleased to announce today’s grand opening of the new V.I.P. Custom Fitting Boutique at the Srixon® / Cleveland® Golf / XXIO corporate headquarters located in Huntington Beach, CA. XXIO, a luxury golf brand famous throughout the world for industry leading technology and performance, is now available in the United States.

Equipped with the latest fitting technology and staffed by highly trained fitting professionals, XXIO’s new V.I.P. Custom Fitting Boutique will enable golfers to be custom fit in order to receive the optimum results from the latest XXIO products. The XXIO V.I.P. Custom Fitting Boutique is the ideal place to be fit for XXIO woods and irons, including steel or graphite shaft options and flexes to complement your swing. Utilizing the newest launch monitor technologies, XXIO’s technical representatives analyze and collect all necessary data to make the correct fit for each player’s game. By reading such results as ball speed, launch angle, spin rate and effective loft, our staff can determine the exact combination of head, loft and flex to provide the optimum results for any golfer’s overall game.

All consumers seeking a XXIO custom fitting should make an appointment through an authorized XXIO retailer. For more information on authorized XXIO retailers in your area, please visit or e-mail the XXIO corporate headquarters at

For more information on XXIO, Srixon, and Cleveland Golf products or custom fittings, please visit,, and


Mizuno’s MP-H5 Reinvents The Players Iron With “Hollow Construction” Concept

Norcross, Ga. (October 1, 2014) – Mizuno, the industry leader in iron technology and development, has released the highly anticipated MP-H5 players irons. The most forgiving and playable MP irons to date for Mizuno, the MP-H5 incorporates a Hollow Construction concept to deliver a seamless blend of high launching full- hollow long and mid irons (1-6) with Grain Flow Forged half-hollow scoring irons (7-PW).

The new MP-H5 was designed in response to the modern course layout, delivering a higher, controllable ball flight with a steeper, soft landing to offer more confidence to attack those tough pin positions. The irons were developed with a futuristic hybrid design to provide a specific level of launch forgiveness, ball speed and landing angle for each club in the set, creating optimal shot-making ability from one iron to the next.

“The MP-H5 will suit players who have grown up on traditional irons, but don’t want to be left behind on distance and technology,” said Chuck Couch, VP of Product Management, Mizuno USA, Inc. “Launch forgiveness is one of the hottest trends on professional tours, and now golfers can add it to their bag.”

A full hollow design combined with a 1770 maraging steel faceplate welded to a stainless body in the one- through six-iron giving them an extreme COR that provides an easy launch and long, consistent distance all players are looking for. The half-hollow, 1025E Grain Flow Forged constructed short irons provide golfers with a soft, solid, consistent feel that golfers crave. The entire set was reengineered by Mizuno’s R&D team to deliver a preferred look at address with maximum forgiveness to make the MP-H5’s an ideal player’s iron.

Scientifically designed to optimize sound and feel at impact, the MP-H5’s infuse Mizuno’s Harmonic Impact Technology (H.I.T.) paired with Modal Analysis software to deliver the Mizuno feel. Additionally, the MP-H5 is aesthetically designed with an elegant and sophisticated two-tone satin and blasted nickel chrome plated finish.

The MP-H5 is available at golf shops nationwide. Watch Luke Donald’s reaction to the new iron and an in-depth product overview from Mizuno R&D. More information about the MP-H5 and 2015 products is available at

Connect with Mizuno on Facebook and Twitter @Golf_Mizuno to keep up with product news, Tour updates and custom content and fitting tools.

Right Hand Only
Shaft: 1-PW KBS C Taper Lite Stiff
Grip: Golf Pride M-31 360 58 Round
Other Options available through Mizuno’s Custom Department
Suggested Retail Price: $999.99

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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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