Hi Five for FJ!


 FootJoy wearers were at the head of the field at the end of play on Sunday at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, as the top 5 finishers all chose to put their trust in FootJoy golf shoes.

Henrik Stenson underlined his love for the Gulf Swing with another outstanding performance, including two rounds of 66, but was left ruing a level par 72 on Friday. Tied for second with Stenson was South African Louis Oosthuizen, who continued his fine run of form over the past few weeks to finish on a very impressive 16 under par.

While Stenson and Oosthuizen opted for FootJoy Classics®, Irishman Damien McGrane stormed through the field sporting a pair of the new SYNR-G™. By his own admission Damien's swing involves a degree of lateral movement in his lower body, and the unparalelled stability of SYNR-G has given him a firm base to hit from, something he clearly enjoyed in Qatar. And completing the top 5 was Dutchman Maarten Lafeber whose strong finish has helped him climb up the Race to Dubai standings and given him entry into this week's tournament in Dubai.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2009 Commercialbank Qatar Masters


 FootJoy - 54%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 24%

Totalt 2009 till dags datum - 65%

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Aloha Means Victory for Johnson


 Zach Johnson (new DryJoys, StaSof glove) didn’t have to wait long to see his offseason work payoff, winning his second start of the year at the 2009 Sony Open. Following a month off during which he went “back to basics” and made some equipment changes, Johnson followed up a T6 at the Mercedes Championship with his fifth career win on Sunday at the first full field event of the season. Johnson finished with a 5-under 65 for a 15-under 265 total and a two shot win over fellow FootJoy players Adam Scott (Classics) and David Toms (DryJoys Traditional) who tied for second at 13-under.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2009 Abu Dhabi Championship


 FootJoy - 55%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 24%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 66%

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Great Dane


 Anders Hansen held his nerve on the final hole of the Joburg Open to claim a birdie and win the title from Andrew McLardy.

The Dane was level with McLardy at 14 under going to the par five 18th hole, and gave himself every chance of winning by leaving his second shot 25 feet from the hole.

He missed the eagle chance, but made birdie from three feet to finish with a 15 under 269 total and see off South African McLardy, who had chances to pick up shots over the closing holes.

Hansen’s final round five under 66 was enough to claim the €174,350 prize on his way to a third European Tour title.

He said: “I think it means a lot to win obviously – because that’s of course what we’re here for. Especially after the first day, where the first two holes I started double bogey-bogey and think ‘what is this?’ But I turned that round around and got off to a flying start the second day. I couldn’t keep it going, but that sort of helped me put things into perspective thinking about the next day.

I thought 15 under was going to be the winning score, so I was right.”

The 38 year old’s biggest move came on the front nine where he claimed five birdies, including four in four holes to make the turn in 31. But a bogey on the par three 12th hole saw him slip back before he hit back on the final hole.

“(On the last) I was focussed on just hitting a good drive and I did that. I hit a great second shot and the two putt was enough, so it’s great.”

There was FJ success thorughout the top 10, as 9 of the top 10 and ties chose to put their trust, and their feet, in FootJoy shoes. Many of them also chose the tired and tested performance of a FootJoy glove, including the winner Hansen, runner-up McLardy and star of the future Danny Willett.

Englishman Willett, who began his round with a bogey before finishing birdie-birdie for a round of 68 said: “Yeah, it was a good finish. I turned in one over and not really playing very good and then tried to get it going on the back nine. I had a really good finish then down 17 and 18, so yeah, I’m quite happy.

“A top five this week gets me into next week at Abu Dhabi, which I wouldn’t have got in otherwise. I’m just trying to play well this year, keep plodding along and hopefully keep my card, so we’ll see what happens.”

Hansen put his trust in the renowned FootJoy Classics®, McLardy opted for the supreme comfort of Contour Series™, and Englishmen Davd Drysdale and Danny Willett chose DryJoys® featuring PODS™ technology.

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Golfsko Statistik på 2009 Joburg Open


 FootJoy - 70%

Närmaste Konkurrent - 15%

Totalt 2008 till dags datum - 68%

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Welcome Padraig Harrington


 FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf and #1 Shoe on every Tour Worldwide, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Padraig Harrington. Following a historic 2008 season in which he captured two major championships, was named PGA Tour Player of the Year and The European Tour Golfer of the Year, Harrington will add yet another “#1” to his resume when he laces up the #1 Shoe in Golf in 2009. 

Harrington will wear the new SYNR-G shoe, which will be available from 1st February. A perfect combination of comfort and stability, SYNR-G is engineered for players such as Harrington who possess higher swing speeds and demand additional support and motion control in their golf shoes. Padraig will be featured in new FootJoy television advertisements as well as print and online creative throughout the year. For more on SYNR-G, visit the microsite at www.footjoy.com/synrg.  

"FootJoy is a brand that just about every golfer is brought up wearing, and I'm no different," said Harrington.  “The belief is, and you’ve got to have this, that you are playing the very best shoes you can get, and that gives you an edge over the field.  The new SYNR-G shoes from FootJoy are fantastic.  They support the foot well throughout the golf swing, which is so important to hitting solid, powerful shots.”

Long considered one of Europe's most talented and popular athletes, Padraig has enjoyed a steady climb up the world golf rankings to his current position as the #4 ranked player. After capturing the Volvo Order of Merit as the top player in Europe in 2006, he validated that title by winning his native country's championship at the 2007 Irish Open and then capturing his first major weeks later at the 2007 British Open Championship at Carnoustie. Harrington continued his fine form last year, winning two majors. He first defended his crown at the British Open at Royal Birkdale in July and then won the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills just weeks later. Throughout his career, Harrington has amassed 16 International victories, 5 PGA Tour victories, 3 major championships and he’s been selected to 5 European Ryder Cup teams.  

“We are hugely excited to welcome Padraig Harrington to Team FJ,” said Richard Fryer, European Marketing Manager for FootJoy.  “Padraig not only brings an outstanding record of worldwide success but also an intimate knowledge of the research and technology behind footwear development.”

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