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    John Senden Wins at the Copperhead Course

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    John Senden took home the Valspar Championship with a final round one under par 70 to win by one stroke over fellow FJ Staffer, Kevin Na.  Senden shot up the leaderboard thanks to a third round 64 that left him two shy of the 54 hole lead.

    Senden's Sunday chase  began with a birdie on the opening hole. Conditions, then, toughened as the winds picked up making scoring even more difficult across the brutal Copperhead course. But out in one under par 34, Senden had a chance to take home the title.  To heighten his chances at victory, he birdied two of the three difficult holes that make up the course's "Snake Pit". Adding a long two putt for par at the last gave Senden the lead in the clubhouse that sustained despite the players still on the course. 

    No player could match the seven under par total giving John Senden his first PGA Tour Victory since 2006.   

    "If I could just stay in the moment, I knew I was swinging well enough to give it a shake," Senden said of his chances to win.

    The Australian relied on FJ Icon golf shoes and the Pure Touch Limited glove en route to victory.

    Valspar Championship Shoe Count

    FJ - 57%

    Nearest Competitor - 20%

    Glove Count

    FJ - 35%

    Nearest Competitor - 14%

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

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01AM ET on 03/17/2014 and end 03/20/2014 at 11:59PM ET.

    Corey Fisk Recognized as 2013 FJ Sales Representative of the Year

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    Corey FiskFootJoy proudly announces the selection of Corey Fisk as its 2013 Sales Representative of the year. The official presentation to recognize Corey for this distinguished award took place recently at the FJ National Sales Meeting in Orlando.

    A graduate of the Methodist College PGM program, Corey has been a valuable contributor to the Acushnet Company since 1999.  He started on Acushnet Customer Service Team before breaking into sales as an associate Sales Rep in Arizona in 2003.  From there he accepted the challenge of  running his own territory in Louisianna gaining valuable experience that prepared him for his return to Arizona to follow his mentor and Arizona golf sales legend Terry LeFevre in 2009.

    Over the last three years, Corey has grown his territory by 18%, 21% and 8%, respectively. He has won 7 FootJoy Gold Circle awards during his 13 year sales tenure.

    “Corey works as hard as anyone in the company. His relationships run long and deep, he is driven to succeed in his professional life, and equally driven to succeed in the critical roles of father and husband. “ said Jim Morrison, Vice President, FootJoy U.S. Sales. “We congratulate Corey on this well-deserved and distinguished achievement and are proud to have him as part of the FJ sales team.”

    Corey and his family reside in Chandler, Arizona.

    Chesson Hadley Takes the Puerto Rico Open

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    PGA Tour Rookie, Chesson Hadley won the Puerto Rico Open in only his 13th PGA Tour start.  The Georgia Tech standout captured the lead thanks for a third round 66.  Stating post round, "You got to stay aggressive out here. I've learned that. For me, if I kind of take the foot off the pedal a little bit, I'll kind of lose focus and I won't be as sharp as I would like to be, so I plan on being really aggressive."

    Hadley's plan for Sunday's final round was a good one, making birdies on three of his first five holes to maintain control of the tournament.  Making the turn in 33, Hadley played mistake free golf the rest of the way.  Adding birdies at 17 and 18 to post a four day total of 21 under par, two clear of his closest competitors.

    Hadley looked to his Web.com experience the previous year to pull through on Sunday, "The two wins last year, that helps a lot because you're there, you've learned how to win, you learn how not to choke, and there's a lot going on."

    The win gives Hadley a two-year tour exemption on the PGA Tour and spots in The Players Championship, PGA Championship and 2015 Tournament of Champions.

    Hadley relied on the most stable shoe in the FJ line, Custom XPS-1 MyJoys golf shoes and the FJ StaSof golf glove.

    Puerto Rico Open Shoe Count

    FJ - 57%

    Nearest Competitor - 21%

    Glove Count

    FJ - 39%

    Nearest Competitor - 12%

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    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of XPS-1 golf shoes and a StaSof golf glove!

    XPS-1 will not be featured on the entry form, once a winner is chosen they will be notified to customize a pair via our MyJoys site.

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years or older. Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01AM ET on 03/10/2014 and end 03/13/2014 at 11:59PM ET.

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    A few weeks ago at Riviera the FJ team met with Hadley and discussed how to properly celebrate out on tour.

    Enjoy!



    Two Weekend Wins for FJ!

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    Jimmy Walker held off his pursuants to take home the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this weekend on a cold, wet, and windy day on the Monterey Peninsula.  

    Carrying a six stroke lead into the final round, Walker made it his tournament to win.  He proceeded to card a front nine one-under par 35 to keep the big lead.  On the back, Walker dropped a few shots but still got the job done by holing a par putt on the famous 18th at Pebble securing tory. 

    Walker relied on FJ Icon and StaSof during all four days of the inclement weather-plagued tournament.

    This is Walker's third victory of the still infantile 2014 PGA Season. The win also increases his lead in the season long 2014 Fedex Cup points race. 

    AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Shoe Count 

    FJ - 59%

    Nearest Competitor - 21% 

    Glove Count

    FJ - 35%

    Nearest Competitor - 12%

    FJ Wins, You Win - Click here for your chance to win a pair of FJ ICON 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 02/10/2014 and end 02/13/2014 at 11:59PM ET.

    On the European Tour, George Coetzee broke through in Johannesburg for his first Euro Tour victory.  Several shots out of the lead to start the final round, Coetzee pieced together a brilliant six-under par round of 66 to win by three in his home country of South Africa.  

    Coetzee trusted DryJoys Casual, StaSof, and FJ Performance Apparel en route to the ground breaking victory.  He is the first player on a major professional tour to win in the DryJoys Casual, the latest performance spikeless golf shoe from FJ.  

    Coetzee, who has recorded 24 top 25 finishes on the European tour, added post round, “I’ve been waiting a while and I started doubting, so I’m very happy...I got to share this with my family and my friends. It was my mum’s birthday yesterday and I wanted to do it for her as I forgot to buy her a present!” 

    Joburg Open Shoe Count 

    FJ - 73%

    Nearest Competitor - 13% 

    Glove Count 

    FJ - 47%

    Nearest Competitor - 11%

    FJ Tour Insider - AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

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    Each year at Pebble Beach we supply our FJ Tour players with the latest and greatest outerwear from FootJoy.  Our FJ Tour Staff was kind enough to send us some behind the scenes images of the goings on this year.   We even had a surprise guest...

    Enjoy!

    First up was Brendan Steele making sure the fit of the new outerwear was to his liking.

    PGA Tour nice guy, Jason Bohn opted for the DryJoys Tour XP #34437 as well.

    Charley Hoffman chatting with our outerwear designer PJ.

    Our guest?  You know who he is so he needs no introduction! Seen here with FJ Tour Rep Todd H. and Outerwear Designer PJ S.