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    FJ Grasps 'Super Fiber' Technology to Create Golf's Most Powerful Grip in the Heat

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    • The #1 Glove in Golf unveils the FJ StaCool™ featuring grip enhancing “super fiber” NanoFront™ technology
    • A unique partnership between FJ & Teijin Ltd  takes golf glove grip performance to new found levels 
    • State-of-the-art technology founded on the FJ strategic and Teijin Ltd alliance provides unparalleled grip in hot and humid conditions.

     FootJoy®, the #1 Glove in Golf®, has introduced ground breaking fabric technology to its latest golf glove category, the innovative StaCool™ glove. Part of the highly anticipated FJ 2014 product lineup, the StaCool glove has been specifically designed to counter the challenges of playing in hot and humid conditions. The new glove, inspired by the FJ brand’s unwavering commitment to enhancing performance, regardless of the weather, includes state-of-the-art proprietary NanoFront™ fiber technology. The advancement comes courtesy of renowned Japanese fabric innovators Teijin, who have worked with the FJ design engineers on combining the industry revered design, fit, feel and performance synonymous with FJ into a reassuringly strong gripping golf glove. Using what many experts are referring to as the first ‘Super Fiber,’ the StaCool powerful grip stems from an island of Nano-fiber surfaces that is able to increase friction, resulting in a more comprehensive grip.

    “The Men’s StaCool glove showcases our latest advancement in delivering a product aimed at golfers who frequently play in humid conditions and suffer from the negative grip impacts such conditions can have,” commented Maria Bonzagni, Senior Director of Marketing, FJ Gloves and Accessories.  “As we have seen previously with product lines such as RainGrip® & WinterSof® we pride ourselves on identifying real issues golfers face that impact performance. It is our approach, expertise and commitment to presenting solutions is the heart of FJ ethos and these facets are represented perfectly in StaCool glove.”

    In addition, the all-new StaCool glove enhances absorption, and increases slip resistance as well as maximizing total performance. In humid conditions, perspiration can present real difficulties in executing the desired swing via poor grip or movement of the club. This is where StaCool glove comes in to its own by combating the climactic challenges to give golfers a far better chance of producing better shots, despite the weather.  

    “Perspiration in humid conditions can dramatically affect the ability to grip the club,” added Bonzagni. “The excellent absorption and diffusion of moisture characteristics manage perspiration and reduce any negative impact on grip. StaCool breathability adds to the gloves ability to deflect the reduction in grip perspiration can have.”

    Designed to perfectly maximize grip and durability, this performance-infused glove has been precision engineered and constructed from the very best materials to deliver an optimum benefit to the golfer. The StaCool glove characteristics are classically FJ, uncompromising on look, comfort and feel; high-performance FiberSof™ material and NanoLock™ Fiber on the back of the hand sets new standards in a more breathable and comfortable, consistent fit. A new hotmelt process has also been strategically positioned across the knuckles for a more tailored fit and additional comfort.

    With over half of the world’s golfers choosing from the FJ brand’s diverse range of golf gloves, it comes as no surprise that FJ is once again behind the latest advancement in golf glove technology.   Whether it’s the #1 Cabretta leather glove in golf, StaSof®, the outstanding feel and performance offered by the Pure Touch® Limited, the science of comfort in SciFlex™, the maximum durability of the GTxtreme™, the long-lasting properties of the WeatherSof®, or the advanced wet and cool weather capabilities of the RainGrip® and WinterSof® microbrand gloves,  FJ remains the overwhelming favorite for golfers of all abilities around the world.

    Launch date:    May 15, 2014

    FJ. The #1 Glove in Golf®



    Matt Jones Closes Out the Shell Houston Open in Dramatic Fashion

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    Matt Jones began Sunday's dreary final round in the Shell Houston Open six shots back of the leader and needed nothing short of a heroic round to have any shot at the title.  Opening his final round with a bogey, the 33 year old Australian, Jones made four birdies on his front nine making the turn in three under par 33. 

    Still chasing the lead the entire back nine Jones birdies three of the first seven holes on the back nine to get within one of the lead. Jones made an untimely bogey at the 17th that would seem to seal his fate.  Jones would not let the bogey become his undoing and proceeded to roll in a forty foot plus birdie putt on the 72nd hole of regulation to get within one of the leader back on the tee. 

    As luck would have it, a bogey from the leader led to a playoff. The players headed back to the 18th tee.

    Jones' approach into the first playoff hole came up well short of the green leaving himself a 42 yard pitch shot to the hole.   Stepping into the shot, Jones hit a low runner that tracked right at the hole and fell to the bottom of the cup for birdie.  Jones' playing competitor couldn't match the birdie giving Jones the victory!

    "I walked up there and told my caddy I was going to chip it in," Jones said. " You don't know if it's going to lip out, low or high, but when I saw it disappear it's probably the happiest I've been on the golf course."

    The win earns Jones the last invitation to next week's Masters Tournament.

    Jones relied on FJ Icon and SciFlex during Sunday's rainy final round.

    FJ Shoe Count

    FJ - 57%

    Nearest Competitor - 18%

    FJ Glove Count

    FJ - 38%

    Nearest Competitor - 13%

    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of FJ ICON golf shoes and a SciFlex golf glove!

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01AM ET on 03/17/2014 and end 03/20/2014 at 11:59PM ET.


    Steven Bowditch Locks Up the Valero Texas Open

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    Steven Bowditch battled through blustery conditions on a difficult TPC San Antonio golf course to win the Valero Texas Open.

    The 30 year old Australian began Sunday's final round with a three stroke lead thanks to three rounds in the sixties that placed him at 12 under par.  Bowditch dropped a few shots early, but remained atop the leaderboard as his chasers also fell victim to the difficult, windy conditions.  On the back nine, a birdie on the par 5 - 14th hole helped pad his lead. Heading to the final hole with a two stroke advantage, Bowditch made a bogey but it would be enough to take home his first PGA Tour win.

    Bowditch relied on on XPS-1 golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove all week in Texas.

    The win punches Bowditch's ticket to the Masters, the Players and the PGA Championship. 

    FJ Shoe Count

    FJ - 58%

    Nearest Competitor - 19%

    FJ Glove Count

    FJ - 40%

    Nearest Competitor - 10%

    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of XPS-1 golf shoes and a StaSof golf glove! 

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01AM ET on 03/10/2014 and end 03/13/2014 at 11:59PM ET.

    FootJoy Unveils Stylish FJ City Shoe Collection

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    Fashion meets function and performance in new line of street style golf shoes, available April 15'

    FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (March 18, 2014) -- FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf, announced today the debut of FJ City, a new shoe collection offering men a stylish and functional option on the golf course. FJ City is inspired by popular street styles and features trendy designs made of high-quality, full-grain waterproof leather uppers and a durable, cleated outsole. The line offers six styles and a variety of eye-catching two-tone color options. Five of the styles are also available with a spikeless outsole through the FJ Professional line for wear on and off the course.

    “The new FJ City line gives fashion-conscious  players seeking the latest in footwear trends an alternative shoe option that not only delivers the performance features to play well, but stylish designs to look their best on the course and in the clubhouse,”said Doug Robinson, Vice President of Design and Development Worldwide at FootJoy. “FJ City was inspired by modern trends and is a sophisticated balance between performance and style. Each design element, material and color combination was carefully selected in order to deliver a polished, well-crafted shoe.”

    KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

    • Full Grain Leather Uppers provide a soft, supple feel and tailored fashion appeal.
    • Fashion Forward Designs enhance a player’s style without sacrificing performance and function.
    • Color Pop EVA Cushioned Midsole offers two-tone color accents in a variety of pairings for a sleek and eye-catching appearance.
    • DuraMax™ Rubber Outsole delivers comfortable and flexible feel while offering stability and traction underfoot.
    • Two-Year Waterproof Warranty
    • MSRP: $180

    John Senden Wins at the Copperhead Course

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    John Senden took home the Valspar Championship with a final round one under par 70 to win by one stroke over fellow FJ Staffer, Kevin Na.  Senden shot up the leaderboard thanks to a third round 64 that left him two shy of the 54 hole lead.

    Senden's Sunday chase  began with a birdie on the opening hole. Conditions, then, toughened as the winds picked up making scoring even more difficult across the brutal Copperhead course. But out in one under par 34, Senden had a chance to take home the title.  To heighten his chances at victory, he birdied two of the three difficult holes that make up the course's "Snake Pit". Adding a long two putt for par at the last gave Senden the lead in the clubhouse that sustained despite the players still on the course. 

    No player could match the seven under par total giving John Senden his first PGA Tour Victory since 2006.   

    "If I could just stay in the moment, I knew I was swinging well enough to give it a shake," Senden said of his chances to win.

    The Australian relied on FJ Icon golf shoes and the Pure Touch Limited glove en route to victory.

    Valspar Championship Shoe Count

    FJ - 57%

    Nearest Competitor - 20%

    Glove Count

    FJ - 35%

    Nearest Competitor - 14%

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    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of FJ ICON golf shoes and a Pure Touch Limited golf glove!

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01AM ET on 03/17/2014 and end 03/20/2014 at 11:59PM ET.