Horsey wins the BMW international

2010-06-28

Englishman David Horsey wins his maiden European Tour victory at the BMW International in Munich. After consistent rounds of 69, 67, 67, 67 Horsey claimed a narrow victory ahead of fellow FJ wearer Ross Fisher who eagled the 72nd hole. He headed a leaderboard littered with FJ wearers, with all of the top 6 finishers sporting FJ golf shoes.

Exciting Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal had a chance to win when he got to -19 but slipped up on the 16th hole to drop two shots, and the week saw an excellent finish for Kenneth Ferrie who moved significantly up the Race to Dubai rankings.

But the day belonged to Horsey, who can now look forward to an exemption on the European Tour for this year and also for 2011.

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Westwood Emerges from All FootJoy Playoff to Win in Memphis

2010-06-14

 Lee Westwood (FJ ICON, SciFlex glove) defeated fellow FJ player Robert Karlsson (FJ ICON MyJoys, StaSof glove), on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff to win the St. Jude Classic Sunday. 

Westwood and Karlsson went par-par-bogey until they returned to No. 18 once again. Westwood stuck his approach 6 feet from the pin on No. 18. Karlsson left his birdie putt from 43 feet away to extend the playoff about a foot short leaving Westwood to roll in his six-footer for the win. Robert Garrigus (FJ ICON BOA) came to the final hole in regulation with a three shot lead but struggled to the finish and forced the three-way playoff. He was eliminated following a bogey on the first extra hole.

Westwood came in having played well, not missing a cut in his 10 starts on TOUR this year with four top 10s. He had gone 122 starts on the TOUR since winning the 1998 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He finished with a 2-under 68 on Sunday and a 10-under 270 total for the week.

Karlsson, who won his ninth European Tour victory at Qatar earlier this year, still is looking for his first PGA TOUR title. He shot a final round 69.

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RainGrip, Att spela i regn är inga bekymmer

2010-06-08

Att spela i regn är inga bekymmer. RainGrip® hjälper dig.

 No matter how well prepared you are, playing in the rain eventually impacts on your gloves and grips. Unless of course you’re fortunate enough to have the services of a caddy and an endless supply of fresh dry towels. For most of us, the best way to maintain a grip on the club is to dig out the hood from the depths of the golf bag, drape a towel inside the umbrella and hope to keep dry for as long as possible. However, help is at hand in the form of the RainGrip® Extreme glove from FootJoy.

When grips are getting damp (not to mention soaked) and you have to step out from under your umbrella on to the tee and into the elements, RainGrip enables you to hang-on tight through impact again and again. It’s FibreSof™ Microfiber palm working overtime to help keep you focussed on your game and not whether you can hold onto the club.

RainGrip Extreme is available in left hand sizes for the right handed payer and right for lefties or for those who wish to get a grip on their wet-weather golf game with both hands, it comes in pairs.

If there’s one thing worse than lack of grip in the wet, it’s lack of grip and feel in the cold. Once again, FootJoy have it covered. The Golf Mitt is a great option between shots (and FJ Winter Mitts are as good as they come) but for keeping the circulation going when the temperature is dropping, the best option is the WinterSof® glove. Sold in pairs, they’re so thermally effective, that they often become a favourite both on and off the course.

FootJoy retailers will know all about both gloves and should have plenty on display ready for whatever the winter season is going to throw at us. If in doubt, check RainGrip and WinterSof out at footjoy.co.uk and ask your Pro to point you in the right direction.

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Luke Donald won the Madrid Masters

2010-06-02

Luke Donald bounced back from his Wentworth disappointment to take the Madrid Masters by a single stroke from rising Welsh star Rhys Davies. Donald, who missed out on the BMW PGA Championship by a shot, hit a 252 yard fairway wood to 12 feet on the long 16th and with his third eagle of the week - "it's because I'm a big-hitter" he joked.

The victory lifts Donald to ninth in the Official World Golf Rankings, and makes it four English players in the top ten, alongside fellow FJ wearers Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.

Donald won with a closing 67 to Davies' 68 and with a 21 under par total of 267. It earned him €250,000 but he said: "The money is secondary. It's been a while since I won and to put last week behind me makes me very proud."

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Zach won the Crowne Plaza Invitational

2010-06-02

Zach Johnson clinched his seventh PGA Tour victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational with a winning score of 21 under par across the four rounds. Zach wore the new FJ SPORT shoe, offering outstanding stability properties combined with unashamedly youthful styling. He also relied on the tried and tested performance of the StaSof glove to fire a superb final round of 64 to take the title by 3 clear shots.

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