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    Coming Soon to MyJoys! Pt.1

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    Arriving on 9/9/14 are 10 new leathers to the MyJoys Custom Golf Shoe Program!

    Following the success of the "Pearl Lizard" currently in MyJoys, we are adding a Brown Lizard and a Black Lizard print to accompany it.  Also, to add a little something different, we are rolling in a "Pearl Snake" to give another option in this über popular color! 

    Red Small Gator and Yellow Small Gator will add a bright pop of color in a print never before released by FJ. A Navy Shark print, another first, rounds out our new printed options for the line.

    New patent leathers are also being released to match current and future apparel color stories!  Lastly, a dark grey smooth option will be added.

    We have more exciting announcements in the coming days, so sit tight!

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    FJ Launches GolfGloveGuide.com!

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    FootJoy, the #1 Glove in Golf, debuts golfgloveguide.com, a new microsite dedicated to educating players about the importance of a proper-fitting golf glove and providing insight as to how a glove can enhance a player’s game.  The site includes instructional and experiential content, outlining the five most important topics pertaining to a golf glove: equipment, grip, fit, durability and care.

    “All of the feel in your golf game comes through your hands. You must wear a glove with the best feel,” says professional golfer Adam Scott. “It is so important that I have a good feel through my glove, as my hands are connected to the club, which is doing all of the work.”

    FootJoy estimates that over 50% of players are wearing the wrong sized glove, often dismissing the glove’s importance as a piece of equipment and the improvement a glove can provide to an individual’s game.

    “The make and fit of a golf glove can affect a player’s swing more than most realize. At FootJoy we’re dedicated to making the best golf gloves in the world. The care we take in their creation reflects a long-held philosophy that the right glove can mean as much to your game as the right ball or right club,” says Maria Bonzagni, Senior Director of Marketing, FootJoy Gloves & Accessories, Acushnet Company. “The glove is not just an accessory but an essential part of every player’s game.”

    A proper fitting can improve a player’s performance and provide valuable insight to adjustments the player should make to their grip and hand positioning on the club. This information is readily accessible to consumers on golfgloveguide.com. From the make and fit of a glove to its care and durability, these items are essential to consider when purchasing a golf glove and utilizing the glove to improve one’s game.  

    “We need our hands so much in this game and we need to take care of them. I need a combination of protection and feel in my glove and I trust FootJoy gloves to provide both of these qualities,” says professional golfer Hunter Mahan.

    FJ. The #1 Glove in Golf.

    Hunter Mahan Wins The Barclays

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    Hunter Mahan shot a final round six under par round of 65 to win The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club.  Beginning the day one stroke off the 54-hole lead, Mahan birdied the first hole to tie the leaders. He added another at the fifth and made the turn in two-under par 33. 

    On the back nine Mahan birdied five holes in a seven hole stretch to race to the top of the leaderboard.  On the 18th Mahan dropped his only stroke of the day, but had enough of a cushion to win by two.

    Mahan relied on D.N.A. golf shoes and the SciFlex golf glove en route to the victory.

    This is Hunter Mahan's sixth PGA Tour victory.  He moves to the top of the Fedex Cup ranking with the win and continues his streak as the only player to play in every Fedex Cup playoff event since it's inception.

    - The Barclays Shoe Count -

    FJ - 54%

    Nearest Competitor - 16%

    - Glove Count -

    FJ - 34%

    Nearest Competitor - 12%

    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of D.N.A. golf shoes and a SciFlex golf glove!

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01AM ET on 8/24/2014 and end 8/28/2014 at 11:59PM ET.

    Ogilvy Wins the Barracuda Championship

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    Geoff Ogilvy captured his eighth PGA Tour victory with a win at the Barracuda Championship.  The Barracuda Championship  is a modified stableford event where players earn points based on their score.  (Eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.)

    The 37 year old Australian accumulated 14 points in the first round, 16 in the second, and 7 in the third to sit at the top of the leaderboard through 54 holes.  In the final round Ogilvy made one bogey, five birdies, and an eagle totaling 14 points.  Ogilvy's 49 points placed him five in front of his closest pursuant earning him the victory.

    Ogilvy relied on DryJoys Casual golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove en route to the victory.

    This is Ogilvy's first win since 2010 and the win earns him a spot in next week's PGA Championship.

    - Barracuda Championship Shoe Count -

    FJ - 58%

    Nearest Competitor - 21%

    - Glove Count -

    FJ - 40%

    Nearest Competitor - 11%

    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of DryJoys Casual 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 8/4/2014 and end 8/7/2014 at 11:59PM ET.

    Tim Clark Rallies to Win the Canadian Open

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    South African Tim Clark began the day three strokes of the 54 hole lead and an even par front nine still left the finale very much in doubt. 

    On the back nine, Clark made consecutive birdies on 11 and 12 to inch closer to the lead.  He followed those with another pair of birdies on 14 and 15 to take the outright lead by one.  Clark added another birdie on the 17th to remain the leader by one. 

    On the 466-yard final hole, Clark laid back with a three wood and his following approach came to rest 45 feet from the hole.  Needing a two putt for the win Clark left his birdie bid six feet short of the hole.  Clark steadied himself and rolled in the par putt for the victory.

    Clark relied on FJ ICON throughout his winning performance.

    - RBC Canadian Open Shoe Count -

    FJ - 52%

    Nearest Competitor - 24%

    - Glove Count -

    FJ - 37%

    Nearest Competitor - 13%

    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of FJ ICON golf shoes!

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01AM ET on 7/28/2014 and end 7/31//2014 at 11:59PM ET.