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    Enter to Win the New FJ SuperLites

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    You can now enter to win a pair of the new FJ SuperLites - FootJoy's lightest shoe ever! Available as part of the new 2008-2009 line, FJ SuperLites were specifically developed to offer lightweight, comfortable golf shoes in two distinct looks: Hybrid and Traditional. Click HERE to enter the sweepstakes and click HERE to see the styles. SuperLites sweeps What makes these shoes so light? Read on...

    The outsole is constructed using EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Ascetate) which is softer and lighter than PU (polyurethane) or thicker full TPU (thermoplastic urethane) outsoles. However, you still get the added traction and durability of the TPU outsole via TPU strips that have been strategically placed in the high-abrasion areas of the outsole. The Hybrid models (58007, 58015, 58023, 58031) were engineered utilizing the 'competition last' which provides a fuller fore-foot fit and the toe design was inspired by the very successful LT Series line of shoes. The traditional saddle styles (58049, 58055, 58064) were built on the Austin last, so those of you who have worn eComfort for years, can expect the exact same fit in the new lighter, more comfortable Traditional FJ SuperLites.

    FJ President Jim Connor at Pinehurst

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    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. Click here to see the new SYNR-G shoes available in January. Click here to see the new DryJoys styles and click here to visit the website for the Pinehurst Resort.

     

    Click on the picture above to hear the latest interview with Jim.

    FJ Employee Duncan McCarthy Vying for Spot in The Open Championship

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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.

    Click the image of Duncan to start the video.

    Fantastic Fisher

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    Ross Fisher Euro Open TrophyRoss 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.”

    Tour Insider: European Open

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    Ross Fisher Euro OpenGlorious 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).

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