Doha Golf Club is the venue for the Qatar Masters, not many options really as it is the only golf course in Qatar!
High winds are predicted for the first two days of the tournament which could cause the organisers some issues. The problem with high winds in the desert is the risk of sand storms. We had a small taste of it on Wednesday when everyone was covered in a film of dust. A shower was very much needed at the end of the day.
We continued to work with Alejandro Canizares and his golf shoes. He is beginning to feel comfortable in his new XPS-1, and getting used to the different feel the shoe gives him from the Contours he is used to wearing. A couple more tweaks and we will have another happy customer.
Matteo Manassero has his game face on this week. Hot off a Top 10 finish, he is looking for another good week. Matteo also sat down and placed an order for a few pairs of his favourite FJ Sport shoe in a variety of colour ways.
The new FJ apparel is already creating a buzz on the range with more and more people beginning to notice the clothing worn by our staff players. Who could fail to notice how good it looks when you have someone like Rafa Cabrera Bello modelling the styles on the fairways.
FJ ambassador George Coetzee managed to pack a wrong sized pair of shoes on his journey over from South Africa, so the FootJoy team came to the rescue and sourced him a correctly fitting pair. George is now much happier.