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    Sluman's First Win is REEL

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    Jeff SlumanJeff Sluman captured his first Champions Tour event on Sunday at the Bank of America Championship in Concord, MA. Slu closed in dramatic fashion by making birdies on three of the last four holes. He birdied the 15th to break a tie with Loren Roberts, then made putts of more than 30 feet on the 17th and 18th to secure the two-stroke win. Sluman, who joined the senior circuit last September, shot an 8-under 64 and finished at 17-under 199. Jeff was decked out in FJ products for his inaugural over 50 circuit victory. He dialed in a pair of brown and white ReelFit shoes along with a slick orange and white SciFlex glove on Sunday. FootJoy was the clear leader in shoe and glove count at this week's event Shoe Count : FJ - 71%, nearest competitor 14% Glove Count : FJ - 39%, nearest competitor 24% (Titleist)

    Win the SciFlex "USA" Glove!

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    In response to the overwhelming number of comments we received, you can enter a sweepstakes this week to win one of a limited number of "USA" SciFlex gloves! These prototype gloves, made exclusively for PGA Tour players at the 2008 U.S. Open, are truly unique products and are a great addition to any collection or a fantastic way to show your style and patriotism this 4th of July. CLICK HERE to enter. Good luck!

    PGA Tour's Jerry Kelly Dons Caddie Bib for 16-Year-Old

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    Jerry Kelly caddieTeam DryJoys member and SciFlex fan Jerry Kelly is notorious for his highly competitive spirit and outward display of emotion on the golf course. Add "man of his word" to that description as well. After promising Kristina Merkle that he would caddie for her if she qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, the 2-time PGA Tour winner fulfilled his obligation earlier this week, making the short drive to Erin Hills Golf Course from his home in Madison, Wis. Kelly donned the caddie bib for Merckle during her final practice round Sunday and first competitive round Monday before heading off to compete at this week's Travelers Championship in Connecticut. When asked how many shots Kelly saved her, Merkle responded: “A lot. A hundred. He’s an awesome caddie. He kept me laughing, he kept me calm and focused on the golf course.” Check out this story for more.

    Tour Insider: St. Omer Open (European Tour)

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    [We received this Tour update last week from our friends on the European Tour...] A couple of glorious sunny days in Northern France at AA St Omer Golf Club, where we had the opportunity to work with some of the up an coming young talent on the European Tour and European Challenge Tour. This is one of the few events where we get to see a large number of Challenge Tour players at a European Tour event, so there was plenty of action on the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle this week, with players placing shoe orders, changing spikes and checking glove and shoe sizes to see them through to the end of the season.

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    Plenty of positive comments from players regarding the comfort and style of the new DryJoys. They are looking forward to putting them to the test around the undulating terrain at AA St Omer. This was accentuated by Chris Gane who came to the Acushnet European headquarters earlier in the year for a shoe fitting. This is the first time we have see him since and he is delighted with his new size and fit of DryJoys. So much so, he has spread the word to his playing colleagues who would also like to benefit from this service. John E Morgan and John Mellor both made visits to the FootJoy Tour reps for shoe fittings this week, for advice on shoe sizing and styles. Paul Waring & Pablo Larrazabal (custom Black with White Classics Tour butterfly design) both collected new shoes for the event. Pablo also wanted to know if the shoes knew how to win! ........ FJ #1 shoe in golf ...... enough said!

    U.S. Open Slideshow - Sunday

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    Wow. Just when you thought you had seen it all, we've got a Monday playoff at the U.S. Open to add to an already unbelievable week. The tournament came down to both players in the final pairing staring down birdie putts within 15 feet on the 18th green to try and force a playoff with the leader already in the clubhouse. When one made it, you can bet a lot of afternoon meetings were cancelled and "doctor's appointments" scheduled because it's not often you get this type of drama on a Monday afternoon.

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