Very unique situation on the Nationwide Tour this week at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Not only are the pros joined by a large number of stars from sports and entertainment, but the tournament is actually played in two states - North and South Carolina. While Thornblade Club (Greer, SC) is the base of activity, the contestants also play at The Carolina Country Club (Spartanburg, SC) and Bright's Creek Golf Club in Mill Springs, NC. Onsite this week we had Drew Morris in the locker room and Bill Hughes, Lee Oyer and Greg Shaw in the Tour Van. Julian Taylor, the local Titleist/FootJoy Sales Rep, was also onsite to lend a hand. Click here for a list of celebrities playing in the event and click on the slideshow below to see some shots from behind-the-scenes.
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This is the second installment of our interview with FootJoy President, Jim Connor. In addition to discussing innovations consumers may begin to see in FootJoy's four key business categories (golf shoes, gloves, outerwear and socks), Jim talks about white Classics saddles and StaSof gloves, Porsche, four-putts and more.
CLICK HERE for Part 1 of Jim's interview.
Click on the picture above to hear part 2 of Jim's interview.
We caught up with Paul Goydos Sunday shortly after he finished one of the greatest weeks of his career at THE PLAYERS Championship. Around the top of the leaderboard all week following a first round 68, Goydos hung tough over the weekend, even when wind gusts picked up Sunday and were blowing golf balls all over the course. Goydos was steady in closing with a 2-over 74 to enter a sudden death playoff where he came just short of capturing his third career PGA Tour victory. Goydos wore a pair of custom Classics Dry Premiere "wave" pattern shoes and a SciFlex glove during Sunday's final round.
Watch this interview to hear some of the highlights from his final round and the week overall.
Click on the picture above to hear Paul's post round interview.
FootJoy player Colt Knost, the 2007 U.S. Amateur champion, captured his first victory as a professional with a blazing final round 5-under par 65 to win the Fort Smith Classic. Knost overcame a 6-shot deficit to edge fellow FootJoy loyalist Darron Stiles by one shot. Needing just 23 putts during the final round, Colt finished the week fourth in Putts per GIR and tied for seventh in Greens Hit in Regulation.
Knost, who started the day in 41st place, finished at 12-under 268 and then had to wait for over an hour before his victory was sealed. Despite the runner-up finish, Stiles' effort vaulted him from sixth to first on the Nationwide money list.
Click here for the full story on pgatour.com.
Boo Weekley followed up his first round 2-under 70 with a 1-under 71 and sits in a tie for eighth entering the weekend. Watch this interview to find out, among other things, what aspect of his game had Boo running to a phone to call his coach for some assistance.
Click on the picture above to hear Boo's post round interview.