Click on the video below to hear from Padraig and then click on COMMENTS if you would like to welcome him to FootJoy. For more on the new SYNR-G shoes, and a chance to win a pair of your own, visit the microsite
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 debuts January 1. 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 young golfer is brought up wearing, and I was no different," said Harrington. “The belief should be that you are using the very best shoes available, which will give 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 ascension up the world golf rankings to his current position as the #4 ranked player. His climb to elite player status escalated rapidly after he captured the Volvo Order of Merit as the top player in Europe in 2006. He validated that title by winning his national open at the 2007 Irish Open and then capturing his first major weeks later at the 2007 British Open Championship at Carnoustie. Harrington doubled his pleasure 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 C.C just weeks later. Throughout his career, Harrington has amassed 16 International victories, 5 PGA Tour victories including 3 major championships and he’s been selected to 5 European Ryder Cup teams.
“We are thrilled to welcome Padraig Harrington to Team FJ,” said Rob Kelley, Director of Brand Marketing for FootJoy. “Padraig not only brings an unparalleled record of worldwide success but also an intimate knowledge of the research and technology behind footwear development.”
I have worn dry joys for many years.I wear size 13m, living here in germany I have a rather hard time buying shoes, are the footjoy street shoes size 13m mDE TO THE SAME FIT AS THE GOLF SHOES,
No wonder you were not so worried about the President-elect wearing FootJoys when you had Padraig about to announce his FootJoy-ness!
Well done to FJ for this coup - lots to update on the golf-shoes-blog now!
No velcro options in the line, but you do make shoes with no laces that have an adjustble knob to tighten until snug, which is just as easy - the ReelFit.
I've was just about to post a good video on my blog which illustrates this. Maybe Tom would like to vist to see this.
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