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    Perry Wins in a Playoff at John Deere

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    SciFlex loyalist Kenny Perry emerged victorious from a three-man playoff Sunday to win the John Deere Classic and escape with his third victory in five starts. Perry finished regulation tied for the lead with a 16-under 268 total and returned to the 18th tee for the first extra hole. After both his competitors hit their approach shots into the pond, Perry tapped in from 16 inches for par and the win. He picked the ball out of the cup and raised both arms, an ear-to-ear grin crossing his face...and for good reason. He's enjoying the best stretch of his career, collected $756,000 with his 12th career victory, moved into second place in the FedEx Cup Standings and second on the season's Money List. He's also all but guaranteed himself a spot on the Ryder Cup Team, something that has been top priority all season with the chance to play for the U.S. team in front of his home fans in Kentucky. Perry lost a playoff at the AT&T Classic in May and won the Memorial two weeks later. He tied for sixth at the Travelers Championship and closed out June with another win at the Buick Open, giving him four top-six finishes in six starts. FootJoy was the most worn glove and shoe at the John Deere Classic with twice as many gloves and more than three times as many shoes as the nearest competitor.

    Duncan McCarthy Qualifier Update

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    Check out this video to find out whether FootJoy Product Assistant Duncan McCarthy made it through Local Final Qualifying for the Open Championship. Hear all the details about the difficult course and weather conditions at West Lancashire where only one player finished under par, what equipment changes he made for the week and who he picks to win the Open. Click here to view Part I recorded before the qualifier.

    Click the image of Duncan to start the video.

    Zach Johnson Puts Heart Into Flood Relief...and Game

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    Zach Johnson Flood ReliefAs the Midwest continues to recover from massive flooding that hit the area in June, residents and volunteers across the country are pulling together to raise funds that will help rebuild the communities. Cedar Rapids, Iowa resident Zach Johnson, whose family lives and owns businesses in the areas that were severely damaged, has worked with the PGA Tour and other players, including fellow FootJoy player Jeffy Kelly, to establish the PGA Tour Flood Relief Fund which will assist people and businesses in the area. Click here to read the full story on pgatour.com. To view the PGA Tour Public Service Announcement, make donations, or get more information about the PGA TOUR Flood Relief Fund, visit pgatour.com/floodrelief.

    Enter to Win the New FJ SuperLites

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    You can now enter to win a pair of the new FJ SuperLites - FootJoy's lightest shoe ever! Available as part of the new 2008-2009 line, FJ SuperLites were specifically developed to offer lightweight, comfortable golf shoes in two distinct looks: Hybrid and Traditional. Click HERE to enter the sweepstakes and click HERE to see the styles. SuperLites sweeps What makes these shoes so light? Read on...

    The outsole is constructed using EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Ascetate) which is softer and lighter than PU (polyurethane) or thicker full TPU (thermoplastic urethane) outsoles. However, you still get the added traction and durability of the TPU outsole via TPU strips that have been strategically placed in the high-abrasion areas of the outsole. The Hybrid models (58007, 58015, 58023, 58031) were engineered utilizing the 'competition last' which provides a fuller fore-foot fit and the toe design was inspired by the very successful LT Series line of shoes. The traditional saddle styles (58049, 58055, 58064) were built on the Austin last, so those of you who have worn eComfort for years, can expect the exact same fit in the new lighter, more comfortable Traditional FJ SuperLites.

    FJ President Jim Connor at Pinehurst

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    We caught up with Jim while in Pinehurst, NC for the FootJoy summer Sales Meeting. Check out the video below for Jim's thoughts on the meeting, the new 2008-2009 product line and playing Pinehurst #2, among other topics. Click here to see the new SYNR-G shoes available in January. Click here to see the new DryJoys styles and click here to visit the website for the Pinehurst Resort.

     

    Click on the picture above to hear the latest interview with Jim.