We caught up with Jim while in Pinehurst, NC for the FootJoy summer Sales Meeting. Check out the video below for Jim's thoughts on the meeting, the new 2008-2009 product line and playing Pinehurst #2, among other topics.
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Duncan McCarthy is a FootJoy employee in the UK. However, this week he is also a competitor at Local Final Qualifying trying to earn a spot in next week's Open Championship. Qualifying takes place in the UK today and tomorrow over four courses with the top four finishers from each course getting a spot in The Open.
Click on the video below to hear how Duncan put himself in this enviable position, what a spot in next week's Open would mean, and what FootJoy and Titleist products he has in the bag.
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Ross Fisher capped off a terrific week by winning The European Open in emphatic style Sunday at The London Golf Club. Just days after going through qualifying to earn a spot in The Open Championship, the 27 year old Englishman, who began the tournament with a course-record 63, completed a majestic seven stroke win by holing a bunker shot on the last to close with a 4-under 68. Beginning the final round with a three shot lead, Fisher all but put the tournament out of reach with a 50 foot eagle putt on the fifth hole and finished the week with a 20-under 268 total.
As outlined in our European "Tour Insider," below, Fisher played 36 holes Monday to qualify for The Open Championship in two weeks. He considered pulling out of this week's tournament due to exhaustion but can rest peacefully now knowing he defeated many former, and possibly future, Ryder Cup veterans en route to victory...something he may add to his resume later this year after moving from 21st to 11th in the Ryder Cup points standings.
Fisher relied on Clasics Tour style #51315 shoes, FootJoy Performance Outerwear and ProDry Extreme Crew socks to overcome adverse weather conditions and a world-class field en route to his second European Tour victory.
“They say the second win is harder. I might have made it look easy, but it certainly wasn’t.”
Glorious sunshine this week at The London Club, where tired players and caddies arrived on Tuesday following 36 holes at Sunningdale for International Final Qualifying the previous day. We saw Ross Fisher (RIGHT), fresh from qualifying for this years Open, practicing in his Classics Tour early in the week.
Alejandro Canizares, who usually wears only Contour, collected a new pair of DryJoys Tech style #53502.
Peter O'Malley picked up two new pairs of ReelFit, style #53832 and #53859.
Alex Noren is trying a new pair of Classics Tour, style #51315. Up until now he has always worn Classics Dry Premiere, however heading into the summer season in Europe he is looking for a shoe which offers him the same support, but a bit lighter with some additional cushioning, to help with the firmer fairways.
Danny Willett, the former World #1 Amateur, visted the truck to pick up some FootJoy ProDry socks, and was proudly displaying his FJ alliegance with an FJ on his collar
Spikeless MyJoys are proving to be a popular choice of footwear amongst the caddies on the European Tour (See images below).
MyJoys now offers even more exciting and unique ways to customize your FootJoy shoes with the introduction of six limited edition calfskin leathers. While supplies last, you can customize the #1 shoe in golf using black gator, blue lizard, brown ostrich, and red, blue and lime patent leather prints.
These six new "exotic" leathers, are joined in the line by five other new leathers - grey smooth 437 (a nice mid-tone grey), blue smooth 436 (blue with purple hue), blue smooth 654 (blue with grey hue) and two new reds that are slightly brighter than the current red smooth 400 and popular in our licensed products - red smooth 187 and red smooth 200.
** Please note, calfskin is a print as opposed to the genuine leathers offered through our Exotic Custom Classics program.
Go to MyJoys.com to see the full range of color and customization options!
EXOTIC CALFSKIN LEATHERS: