Sweet 60 for Cabrera Bello

2009-09-21

 FootJoy wearer Rafael Cabrera Bello, shot an impressive final round 11- under par 60, to win the Austrian Open in Vienna. The win was the Spaniard’s maiden European Tour Title which moved him into the elite field of 13 players to ever shoot 60. Going into the final round, the 25-year-old sat eight shots off the lead but managed to make up the deficit with a sensational burst that saw him hole a hat trick of birdies from the third and then four in succession from the eighth. Further impressive iron shots at the 13th and 14th saw the birdie train continue, moving the SciFlex wearer into the outright lead for the first time. A fine approach at the last set up an eagle opportunity which would have made Cabrera Bello the first player on the European Tour to shoot 59, but unfortunately his putt came up short. The Spaniard managed to hole out for birdie, earning him the first place prize of £145,507 with a final score of 20- under par.

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Nya FJ Icon™. Simply the best of the best.

2009-09-21

 Entusiasmen hos tourspelarna var äkta när de testade FootJoys nya golfsko. När FootJoy, som har en 100 årig historia inom golf bakom sig, bestämde sig för att lansera sin bästa golfsko någonsin tog man fram det bästa skräddarsydda mönsterna, det bästa skinnet, högpresterande sulor och näst intill obegränsade möjligheter till att skapa sin egen design på nya FJ ICON. Golf tourernas bästa kritiker blev omedelbart imponerade.  

David Toms beskrev sin reaktion på FJ ICON. “First of all, great looks. And then when I put them on my feet, they were extremely comfortable. This shoe is second to none, really. I couldn’t wait to get on the golf course and walk a round. And after playing in them, my feet felt great.”

Exklusivt garvat ovanläder ger en mjuk känsla med god andningsförmåga. En upplevelse innom komfort som även har skinnfoder samt dual density PU FitBed. Memory Foam, en fantastisk egenskap som är hämtat från den exklusiva FootJoy SYNR-G skon, är inlagt för att ge en fantastisk passform till golfskon.  

Allt detta är uppbyggt på en Tri-density TPU yttersula med dual OptiFlex™ för att generera en stabil plattform att stå på men med den flexibilitet som golfspelar kräver. En perforeradalloy Icon Torque Bar finns för att ge extra stöd och kraftfullhet. Stinger™ spikar från CHAMP® ger det perfekta motståndet mot marken.

“Making golf shoes is our sole passion,” säger Jack Erickson, FootJoy’s Vice President of Golf Footwear. “It’s what we are and what we do every day. Never before have we developed a category of shoes that integrates the very best features from our other categories until now. FJ Icon truly is the best of the best.”

Nya FootJoy ICON kommer att finnas hos FootJoys återförsäljare i början av nästa år. Men de Comfort Zone läsare som har blivit inspirerade och vill vara en av de första som får uppleva FJ ICON kan beställa deras personligt designade skor via MyJoys programmet på www.myjoys.co.uk från och med början av oktober. Medd 44 olika basfärger, 79 saddle färger, 54 accent valmöjligheter och tre olikafärger på skosnören är valmöjligheterna näst intill oändliga. Designa skorna, skriv ut eller e-maila summeringen till din närmaste återförsäljare så tar de hand om resten!

De sista ordet lämnar vi över till Ian Poulter, som har ett stort intresse för design. “We’re all excited to get to create and design our own FJ Icon shoe from start to finish. It’s a very exciting time for the shoe to evolve and take us to the next generation.”

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Stricker Leads the Way.

2009-09-08

 Following a disappointing finish at The Barclays where he missed a putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, Steve Stricker (SYNR-G, PureTouch) rebounded in a huge way on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. With fellow FootJoy players Jason Dufner (New 2010 FJ Shoe) and Scott Verplank (ReelFit) waiting on the tee for a possible playoff, Stricker drained a 15-footer for birdie on the 17th hole then slammed the door with a clutch up-and-down for birdie from just off the 18th green to win by one. The victory was Stricker's third of the season, moved him up to a career-high No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking and gave him sole possession of the lead in the FedExCup standings heading to Chicago for the third of four playoff events.

To hear Steve Stricker's post round interview click here.

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2009 Omega European Masters

2009-09-07

Tour Update - 2009 Omega European Masters
04/09/2009

 The bandwagon for the new FJ shoe continued to roll at the Omega European Masters in the Swiss Alps (pictured right) this week!! Many players are falling for its lightweight stability and traditional yet fashionable appearance. Many players continue to place orders and are asking questions about the MyJoys options. Watch out for some exciting and visible styles to appear in the coming weeks.

One player who is contracted to wear other shoes approached us this week to order some of the new shoes. He is getting no stability from the shoes he is wearing and will be stepping out in FJ’s at the Austrian Open.

Rory McIlroy (pictured right) returned to action in Europe after successful forays to the US last month and wore a new pair of white shield-tips for the pro-am on Wednesday. He is looking to go one better at Crans-sur-Sierre after his disappointment of a year ago.

Rory's not the only teenage superstar in the field this week. Seung-Yul Noh (pictured bottom left) is making a rare appearance on this side of the world, given the opportunity by the Omega European Masters being co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour. Already a winner on the Asian Tour at just 17, SY is looking to make an impression in Europe.

A European teenager was proudly wearing the shoes he collected at Turnberry on his way to becoming the amateur medalist at The Open. It has been an impressive summer for this young Italian who has shown maturity beyond his years to lift the Amateur Championship and lead the way in scoring at the European Men's Team Championship as well as his success at Turnberry. He has also made a fast start to this week's event in Switzerland.

3rd place finisher at The Open, Chris Wood, commented this week that the new shoe is the most comfortable golf shoe he has ever worn!! Chris has a very narrow foot and the N width options have been perfect for him so far. He has ordered more pairs for the rest of the season.

2007 champion Brett Rumford (pictured bottom right) seemed confident on his return to Crans-sur-Sierre. He spent lots of time working on his short game, as always, on the practice days and certainly made a very fast start to this year's tournament leading the way after an opening 62.

Open de Portugal champion, Michael Hoey (pictured bottom centre), chooses SYNRG and wore a new white pair on Tuesday's practice day.

Looking ahead to the Dunhill Links Championship at the end of the month, we have placed more new shoe orders for a big European Tour launch and also a few MyJoys orders for some recognisable players including a star from Hollywood and from the world of sport. Watch out for those in Scotland in a few weeks.


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