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    Justin Thomas Continues To Roll in Oahu!

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    Fresh off a victory at the SBS Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas continued his otherworldly play and opened the Sony Open in Hawaii with a record setting 59.  Thomas became the 7th player in PGA Tour history to break 60 and the youngest player in PGA Tour history to do so.

    Thomas continued his onslaught across the Hawaiian Islands in the second round with a six under par 64.  His two day total of 123 is the lowest in PGA Tour history.  In the third round Thomas shot a bogey free five under par 65 to take a seven stroke lead into the final round.  Thomas cruised to the finish line with a four under par round to win by seven. 

    This is JT's third victory in his last five starts!  

    Thomas relies on the classic styling and structured performance of FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes as well as the FJ Pure Touch Limited golf glove week in and week out on the PGA Tour.  

    Justin averaged 314.5 yards off the tee this week.  In the following video, PGA Teaching Professional Mark Blackburn and Biomechanics expert Dr. Sasho Mackenzie dissect the young bombers footwork to better understand how he generates such blistering speed in his golf swing.

    Justin Thomas Wins The SBS Tournament of Champions!

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    Justin Thomas won the SBS Tournament of Champions with a final round 69 to win by three over his closest pursuant.  The round was highlighted by a brilliant birdie on 17th that extended his lead to three strokes.  

    Justin stated post round, "I felt like a proved a lot, it's a great start to the new year and hopefully a sign of good things to come."  Justin also touched on his beloved alma mater, the Alabama Crimson Tide and their national title game tomorrow, stating simply, "halfway there..."

    This is Justin's second win of the 2016-2017 PGA Tour season and third PGA Tour victory overall. The win also moves Justin to the twelfth spot on the Official World Golf Rankings, his highest position to date.  

    Justin relies on the structured performance of FJ ICON MyJoys to harness his prodigious power.  Justin also puts his trust in the Pure Touch Limited golf glove. 

    At our recent TV Shoot Justin took part in the FJ Stock Cart Challenge, enjoy! 

    FJ Delivers Comfort That Never Quits with All-New ContourFIT Golf Shoes

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    - Inspired by Contour, the best selling golf shoe category of all time -

    From FJ, the #1 Shoe in Golf, comes a radical upgrade to the iconic Contour Series line of golf shoes. Recognized as the best selling shoe franchise of all time, Contour was created with the singular focus on comfort, and that dedication continues with the latest innovation, ContourFIT

    Building on the successful heritage of the Contour Series franchise, FJ reimagined the entire category from a blank sheet of paper. From the last to the laces, ContourFIT was born from an obsession with comfort so the golfer could experience Comfort That Never Quits. 

    Loyal Contour customers will still experience the same consistent fit and reliability they expect from the Contour franchise, greatly enhanced by significant and noticeable upgrades from top to bottom that result in a lighter, more flexible and more comfortable shoe. 

    Starting from the ground, the new DynaFlex outsole – engineered with TPU- has been designed to flex naturally with the foot. Each flex groove is strategically placed to provide maximum flexibility and mobility. 

    Next is the FTF 3.0 midsole - our softest and lightest midsole compound - for underfoot comfort and cushioning while still ensuring the golfer has appropriate lateral support and stability. 

    Cradling the foot is a newly designed FitBed that is thick, soft and breathable to ensure all day comfort. 

    The top of the shoe features a new U-throat design to give the player a more generous fit and a new integrated Achilles heel pad that delivers support and comfort while also working with the connected comfort tongue to lock the foot into the shoe for a precise fit. 

    Finally, the entire package is wrapped in a contemporary take on a ‘contourian’ upper design utilizing soft, full grain waterproof leather in the vamp and performance synthetic material in the saddle and quarter that FJ warrants will be 100% waterproof in normal use for two years. 

    As with all FJ shoes, the customer should expect out-of-the-box comfort with ContourFIT. When properly fit, FJ shoes should never require a “break-in” period and should be enjoyed from the first wear to the last. 

    “With a very successful category like Contour, the tendency is to implement minor enhancements over the life of the product, but that’s not something we subscribe to at FootJoy,” said Doug Robinson. “From the moment a product is created, we start looking for ways to enhance absolutely every detail - from the overall design and materials, to every stitch and groove, to the laces and cleats.”

    “ContourFIT, while inspired by the Contour Series family of shoes, is dramatically improved over the prior generations and we believe will excite not only the lifetime Contour wearer, but also any comfort-seeker who tries it on for the first time."

    FEATURES and BENEFITS

    • Soft, Full Grain Waterproof Leather Vamp, performance synthetic saddle and quarter.
      • FootJoy warrants that this golf shoe will be 100% waterproof in normal use for two years (U.S. Warranty).

    • FTF 3.0 – Softest, Lightest Midsole Compound
      • Fine-Tuned Foam 3.0 provides underfoot comfort and soft cushioning without compromising lateral support and stability.Achilles Pad – Soft, Comfortable Fit.
    • The Achilles pad featured in Contour Fit provides additional support and comfort in the heel counter.
    • U-Throat Pattern – Broad Fitting
      • FootJoy’s U-Throat lacing system provides a comfortable and forgiving feel in the instep.
    • New Contour Plus Last, Extra Thick Fitbed
      • Contour Plus Last full rounded toe character, full across the forefoot, standard instep and heel. The last bottom is contoured to more closely match the shape of the foot. Extra depth last is also incorporated to accommodate a thicker fitbed for enhanced cushioning.
    • TPU Dynaflex Outsole – Flexible, Durable
      • The Dynaflex outsole was designed and developed with strategically placed flex grooves to provide the player with tremendous flexibility while walking and throughout the golf swing.
    • Green-Friendly Cleats – Low profile Pulsar® cleats by SoftSpikes® 
      • Fast Twist II™ System. The Pulsar cleats feature dynamic cushioning and green-friendly traction.

    Importance of Golf Shoe Fitting

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    Chances are pretty good that your golf shoes are not properly fit.  It's nothing personal.....it's just the facts! Through thousands of fittings we've conducted across the United States, Europe and Asia, we have found that 70% of golfers we fit are in the wrong size golf shoe. For most, the shoes are too big, and almost always, too wide. Do you regularly experience blisters on your feet? Are you able to slide your shoes off without untying the laces? Do you feel your feet sliding around inside of your shoes? Are the top two eyelets of your shoes very close together, or even touching? These are just a few signs that your shoes may be too large. 

    I can personally attest to this. When I first started at FJ I thought blisters were a part of the game and needed to be endured when breaking in a pair of shoes.  Throughout my High School and College golf careers most players carried bandages and tape in their bags for the inevitability of a blister.  One of my first days on the job, I was quickly informed my shoes were the wrong size!  Sitting with one of our fitters for a few minutes it was readily apparent that I didn't know the size of my own feet! Within minutes, I moved from an 10 Wide to a 10.5 Narrow and my feet have never been happier.  I have been blister and pain free for 5 years and counting. 

    A properly fit golf shoe is essential for you to play and feel your best on the golf course.  If your feet are moving around inside of the shoe you will not be able to maximize your energy into the golf ball.  Your feet and body will fatigue faster than someone who has a properly fit golf shoe.  It is a small simple change that can improve your game, your well being, and your overall enjoyment out on the course! 

    Feet do change over time and just because you have been wearing the same size for the past several years doesn't mean they are the right size golf shoes for you! It's worth checking, just to be sure. 

    The next time you visit the course, or your local golf shop, ask your shop associate about getting fit for your next pair of FJ golf shoes.

    Hughes Emerges from Playoff to Win RSM Classic!

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    PGA Tour Rookie, Mackenzie Hughes emerged from a five man playoff to take home the RSM Classic at Sea Island Golf Club.  Hughes shot an opening round of 9-under par 61 to take the early lead and never looked back. He held the lead or share of the lead after each round of competition.  

    When the final putt dropped on Sunday five players were tied a top the leaderboard. In the fading light of day they headed to a sudden death playoff.  They could only squeeze in two holes and a winner was not determined. The four players that were left headed to the par 3 17th hole on Monday morning to determine the champion.  Hughes holed an 18 foot par save on and no one could match making Hughes the winner. 

    This is the young Canadians first PGA Tour victory.

    Hughes relied on the Pro/SL golf shoe throughout the week in Sea Island. 

    The win earns Hughes an invite into the 2017 Tournament of Champions and the 2017 Masters Tournament.