FootJoy’s staff on the Tour have been clocking up the air miles in support of the pro’s as they tee up on the European Tour’s International schedule from New Delhi to Madeira. As ever, the players are more than happy to be taking delivery of their new FootJoy shoes and gloves for the season ahead.
Ian Poulter was at his sartorial best at the Johnnie Walker Classic sporting black and gold FootJoy Classics to match his attire. The finishing touch was a sequinned FJ logo on his shirt which he claimed he’d ironed on himself!
At the Malaysian Open the humidity was very high and many of the players went up a glove size as a result. David Lynn requested FootJoy’s RainGrip glove for the week, prompting enquiries from other players who could see how the glove was perfect for the conditions. Aussie Tony Carolan collected a pair of Golf Athletics and found them so comfortable, they immediately went into play in the first round.
On to Jeju and the Ballantine’s Championship where Jeev Milkha Singh picked-up two pairs of Classics to go with his DryJoys PODS that he has been sporting the past few weeks. His choice was the all black and was more than impressed with the comfort support and stability of the new shoe.
Final stop, Madeira where the FootJoy team were the recipients of many ‘thank-you’s’ as over the past couple of weeks, fully-exempt European Tour players have received the shoes they selected for the season. All were very complimentary, especially Peter Gustafsson who had requested styles that were striking and ‘different’. Apparently his white and red Classics really fitted the bill.
There’ll be more from the Tour in the next issue of The Comfort Zone. In the meantime check out the new FootJoy Tour Blog at www.footjoyblog.com where you’ll find some sneak pics of some Masters ‘specials’ in production. While there’s no guarantee that the pros will wear them in competition, look out for FootJoy players sporting custom FootJoy golf shoes in the seasons first major.