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    Thank you for visiting FootJoyblog.com. We are excited to offer our readers the latest information on FootJoy's core categories of shoes, gloves, socks, and outerwear. We'll also provide an insider's look at usage of our products on the worldwide professional tours.

    Blog Contributors : Maria Bonzagni

    MARIA BONZAGNI [Sr. Director FootJoy Gloves and Accessories]  Maria joined the Acushnet Company in 1990 as a FJ Customer Service Rep. She has held almost every job for the FootJoy brand, Product Manager of Footwear, Sr Marketing Manager of Titleist/FootJoy Gloves, Director of Marketing for FJ Gloves, Socks and Outerwear and now currently Sr.Director of FootJoy Gloves and Accessories. She wakes up everyday passionate of the FJ brand. More importantly, she is extremely enthusiastic in creating new ideas/concepts for golf gloves and accessories to improve golfers overall performance, feel and look of their game!

    In the Bag: Driver: Titleist 907D2 Irons: Titleist AP2 Putter: Cameron Custom M.B. Putter Shoes: New DryJoys with Boa Lacing System (among another 35 pair in the closet) Glove: StaSof, SciFlex among many prototypes for 2009x


    Jim ConnorJIM CONNOR [President, FootJoy] Jim brought more than 14 years experience in merchandising and marketing to FootJoy when he joined the company in 1987. Jim began as the Director of Athletic Footwear and quickly ascended through the ranks to the role of Vice President, FootJoy Operations in 1989. Following several additional promotions, he was appointed to his current position of President in 1999 where he is responsible for ensuring the brand continues to build upon it's position as a leader and innovator in the golf industry. A graduate of Ohio University, Jim is an avid runner and Porsche enthusiast. 

    In the Bag: Driver: King Cobra L4V driver Hybrid: Cobra Baffler 20.0, 23.0 Irons: King Cobra UPi (Korea prototype of UFi, Vokey 56 Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport2 Ball: Pro V1 Shoes: ReelFit Glove: FJ StaSof


    KENNY DEALMEIDA [Web Content Coordinator, FootJoy] Kenny DeAlmeidaKenny joined Team FJ in 2000 after graduating High School. He began his FJ career as a warehouse specialist before his transition to FJ's customer service team in 2004. Having recently moved into his current position as Web Content Coordinator, on FootJoy.com, Kenny works closely with the interactive marketing team to produce appealing content for FootJoy’s global websites and interactive advertising campaigns.

    In the Bag: Driver: Cobra S9-1 Fairway: Cobra Speed LDF 15.5 Hybrid: Titleist 909H Irons: Titleist AP1, Vokey 54, 60 Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio - Newport II Ball: Pro V1 Shoes: ReelFit Glove: FJ SciFlex


    MIKE FOLEY [Director, FootJoy Marketing] Mike FoleyMike joined Team FJ in 2001 after spending 3 years at Converse and 2 years at Dorna, Inc (Sports Marketing). He began his FJ career as Associate Marketing Manager on the Glove Team before transitioning to the shoe category in 2003 as Product Manager. Having recently moved into his current position as Director, Footwear Marketing, Mike works closely with the Product Development team to produce FootJoy's global footwear line and oversees shoe category-specific product launch strategies and marketing efforts.

    In the Bag: Driver: Titleist D2 8.5 degrees/Speeder shaft 3 Wood: Cobra Speed LDF 15.5 Hybrid: Cobra Baffler 18.0 Irons: Titleist AP1, Vokey54, Vokey 60 Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio - Newport II Ball: Pro V1x Shoes: DryJoys, ReelFit, Classics Dry Premiere (Shield Tips), SYNR-G prototypes Glove: FJ StaSoff


    CHRIS GARRETT [Online Marketing Editor] Chris Garrett Chris joined the Acushnet Company in 2005 as a member of the Titleist Marketing department before joining the FootJoy squad in 2008. He scours golf websites and blogs on a daily basis for news that's interesting and educational and brings that information to the blog readers. In addition to general golf news and insight, Chris contributes to the FootJoy Blog in all areas, from "inside the ropes" slideshows and interviews to Tour updates and video clips.

    In the Bag: Driver: King Cobra L4V F/Speed driver Hybrid: Cobra Baffler 20.0 Irons: King Cobra FP irons, Vokey 52, Vokey SM 58 Putter: Scotty Cameron Detour (at the moment...) Ball: Pro V1x (high numbers) Shoes: DryJoys Tech MyJoys (Red Sox logo), DryJoys Tech MyJoys (the "CG" shoe), ReelFit Glove: FJ SciFlex


    ROB KELLEY [Director of Brand Marketing, FootJoy] Rob KelleyRob serves as FJ's Director of Brand Marketing. He joined Team FJ in 2000 as the Director of Footwear Marketing after several years in the footwear/golf industry. Rob currently leads the brand's communication efforts, whether it be TV, Print, Point of Sale, or consumer-direct dialogue.

    In the Bag: Driver: Titleist 905R Irons: Titleist AP2, Vokey 54, Vokey SM 60 Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Ball: Pro V1x Shoes: Several...Classics, ReelFit, DryJoys, MyJoys. Glove: FJ StaSof


    MICHAEL LOWE [Sr. Interactive Marketing Manager] Mike Lowe Mike is a FootJoy "lifer". He joined the Acushnet Company in 1997 straight out of college (Providence College...go FRIARS) and held jobs as a Customer Service Rep, Associate Sales Rep and Footwear Product Manager before moving to the his current position as Sr. Interactive Marketing Manager in 2002. Mike's responsibilities include managing FJ's global brand websites, online advertising and MyJoys custom shoe program.

    In the Bag: Driver: Titleist 907 D2 Fairway: Titleist 906 F4 Hybrid: Baffler Pro 20.0 Irons: Titleist AP2, Vokey Wedges Putter: Cobra Optica SL-03 Ball: Pro V1x Shoes: FJ MyJoys (any style) Glove: FJ StaSof


     

     

     

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