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    Bill Haas Captures the Humana Challenge!

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    Bill Haas captured the 2015 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation thanks to a final round of five under par 67 to win by one stroke.  In a five way tie for the lead on the 16th hole, Haas holed a 20 footer for birdie to jump into the top spot.  Two pars on the final holes slammed the door on his competitors making Haas a two time Humana Challenge winner.

    Haas relied of the FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes en route to the victory. 

    This is the sixth career PGA Tour victory for Haas.  

    2015 Humana Challenge Shoe Count

    FJ - 64%

    Nearest Competitor - 17%

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    Jimmy Walker Wins By Nine in Hawaii!

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    Jimmy Walker successfully defended his 2014 Sony Open win by lapping the field at Waialae Country Club.  Walker shot rounds of 66, 66, 62 and 63 to reach 23-under par, nine shots clear of his closest competitor!  His under par total for the weekend trumped the four round total of every player in the field. 

    Walker relied on a full range of FJ Performance Apparel, FJ ICON golf shoes, and the StaSof golf glove

    This is Walker's fourth PGA Tour victory in the past two seasons.  

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    Sony Open Shoe Count 

    FJ - 58% 

    Nearest Competitor - 19%

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    Gary Stal Wins in Abu Dhabi

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    European Tour rookie, Gary Stal overcame an eight shot deficit to capture his maiden European Tour victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. 

    Frenchman Stal shot a seven under par final round to reach 19-under par, one clear of his nearest competitor. 

    Stal relied on FJ Performance Apparel and FJ ICON MyJoys en route to the victory. 

    “It's really crazy and I’m very happy to win this tournament," said Stal post round. 

    Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Shoe Count

    FJ - 66%

    17%

    HyperFlex - Step Into the Next Big Thing

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    FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf, introduces HYPERFLEX, the most distinctive footwear category in its history. Featuring innovative materials like the new FlexGrid™ exoskeleton, HYPERFLEX delivers lightweight support and cushioning so you can play at your highest level.

    The most striking feature of the new HYPERFLEX golf shoe is the upper. Most athletic shoes are constructed with soft, mesh upper materials that are ideal for running and activities that don't require a lot of lateral movement. However, for FJ’s research & development team, the key was to keep those comfort qualities in place but also deliver the support, stability and waterproof characteristics required for golf. Through extensive testing, this balance was achieved utilizing an engineered material never before used in golf shoes, called FlexGrid.

    The very distinct FlexGrid upper was inspired by the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts. When viewing this type of cable-stayed bridge at different angles, the cables create a grid offering tremendous strength and support, all while maintaining a sleek, lightweight and technical appearance – similar to FlexGrid.

    The FlexGrid exoskeleton is strong enough to keep the foot from rolling laterally during the golf swing but also conforms to the foot and allows it to flex. The base layer that supports the exoskeleton consists of a tight-knit, lightweight, soft, flexible, waterproof mesh, which allows for maximum comfort, breathability, flexibility and airflow. The combined layers produce a golf shoe that wraps the foot in the comfort you expect from an athletic shoe with the additional support of a high-performance golf shoe.

    “Our designers have carried out research in civil engineering and construction to create the distinguishing aesthetics of HYPERFLEX which are also fundamental to its performance,” said Doug Robinson, FootJoy Vice President of Design and Development Worldwide. “Every area of this shoe has been carefully considered, incorporating exceptional craftsmanship and innovative componentry to create an incredibly flexible and lightweight, yet stable, platform from which to swing.”

    “I’ve been a big fan of the HYPERFLEX ever since I put them on before the Ryder Cup,” said PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan. “The comfort I get when I’m on the golf course all day combined with the stability as I swing the club is fantastic. I really enjoy wearing this shoe and also really like the progressive, edgy styling of it.”

    KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • FlexGrid™ 2.0 exoskeleton upper – The high-performance upper material defines the aesthetics of HYPERFLEX but also has a highly functional purpose. The soft and comfortable material helps to control the foot during the swing and retain its shape over time. Incorporates a breathable membrane that is guaranteed waterproof for two years.
    • FineTunedFoam™ 2.0 – The inclusion of FTF 2.0 provides the exceptional comfort of HYPERFLEX. The next-generation midsole, constructed of a softer and lighter EVA blend, delivers supercharged cushioning.
    • O.P.S. ™ - Visible at the rear of the shoe, the Optimized Performance Stabilizer provides support and motion control towards the heel.
    • N.E.O.™ - Next Evolutionary Outsole, equipped with ‘Tornado’ Cleats by SoftSpikes, has been specifically engineered with thin TPU that provides flexible-yet-durable underfoot traction elements that utilize the Fast-Twist® insert system.

     

    Introducing FlexGrid 2.0 from FJ

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    Most athletic shoes are constructed with soft, mesh upper materials that are ideal for running and activities that don't require a lot of lateral movement. However, for FJ’s research & development team, the key was to keep those comfort qualities in place but also deliver the support, stability and waterproof characteristics required for golf. Through extensive testing, this balance was achieved utilizing an engineered material never before used in golf shoes, called FlexGrid 2.0.