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    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.

    Corey Fisk Recognized as 2013 FJ Sales Representative of the Year

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    Corey FiskFootJoy proudly announces the selection of Corey Fisk as its 2013 Sales Representative of the year. The official presentation to recognize Corey for this distinguished award took place recently at the FJ National Sales Meeting in Orlando.

    A graduate of the Methodist College PGM program, Corey has been a valuable contributor to the Acushnet Company since 1999.  He started on Acushnet Customer Service Team before breaking into sales as an associate Sales Rep in Arizona in 2003.  From there he accepted the challenge of  running his own territory in Louisianna gaining valuable experience that prepared him for his return to Arizona to follow his mentor and Arizona golf sales legend Terry LeFevre in 2009.

    Over the last three years, Corey has grown his territory by 18%, 21% and 8%, respectively. He has won 7 FootJoy Gold Circle awards during his 13 year sales tenure.

    “Corey works as hard as anyone in the company. His relationships run long and deep, he is driven to succeed in his professional life, and equally driven to succeed in the critical roles of father and husband. “ said Jim Morrison, Vice President, FootJoy U.S. Sales. “We congratulate Corey on this well-deserved and distinguished achievement and are proud to have him as part of the FJ sales team.”

    Corey and his family reside in Chandler, Arizona.

    Chesson Hadley Takes the Puerto Rico Open

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    PGA Tour Rookie, Chesson Hadley won the Puerto Rico Open in only his 13th PGA Tour start.  The Georgia Tech standout captured the lead thanks for a third round 66.  Stating post round, "You got to stay aggressive out here. I've learned that. For me, if I kind of take the foot off the pedal a little bit, I'll kind of lose focus and I won't be as sharp as I would like to be, so I plan on being really aggressive."

    Hadley's plan for Sunday's final round was a good one, making birdies on three of his first five holes to maintain control of the tournament.  Making the turn in 33, Hadley played mistake free golf the rest of the way.  Adding birdies at 17 and 18 to post a four day total of 21 under par, two clear of his closest competitors.

    Hadley looked to his Web.com experience the previous year to pull through on Sunday, "The two wins last year, that helps a lot because you're there, you've learned how to win, you learn how not to choke, and there's a lot going on."

    The win gives Hadley a two-year tour exemption on the PGA Tour and spots in The Players Championship, PGA Championship and 2015 Tournament of Champions.

    Hadley relied on the most stable shoe in the FJ line, Custom XPS-1 MyJoys golf shoes and the FJ StaSof golf glove.

    Puerto Rico Open Shoe Count

    FJ - 57%

    Nearest Competitor - 21%

    Glove Count

    FJ - 39%

    Nearest Competitor - 12%

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

    XPS-1 will not be featured on the entry form, once a winner is chosen they will be notified to customize a pair via our MyJoys site.

    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.

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    A few weeks ago at Riviera the FJ team met with Hadley and discussed how to properly celebrate out on tour.

    Enjoy!