FootJoy European Tour Diary - New Feature
The European Tour is well into its now traditional early season programme on its international schedule. At the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Leopard Creek South Africa, a few players including Sven Struver had their golf bags delayed in transit, presenting the FootJoy Tour team with a problem to solve. They were able to find Sven a pair of white ReelFit in his specification and he ended up wearing them for the whole tournament – even after he was reunited with his luggage.
This is the time of year where FootJoy collect shoe orders from all the players for the coming season. The most popular choices were plain white and plain black Classics. But almost every player has asked to try new DryJoys with the Stability PODS™ outsole and these will have high visibility on the Tour. Marcus Brier has ordered his favourite ReelFit shoes, alongside Ricardo Gonzalez, another player who’ll be benefiting from ReelFit technology.
Many players have taken advantage of the opportunity to create personalised MyJoys. Q-school winner Martin Wiegele has ordered some in his football team’s colours (A.S. Roma) and young Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal has opted for his national flag on his shoes as has Florian Preagant of Austria. Philip Archer was delighted with his MyJoys in Manchester United colours he received recently although he did not bring them to the latest Tour stop in Abu Dhabi. He said he is “saving them for the good weather in the spring!”.
More luggage issues in Dubai. Paul Sheehan's bag got lost en route, Mardan Mamat packed one white shoe and one black shoe and even better, Martin Kaymer packed two left shoes! FootJoy were able to furnish all with pairs of DryJoys for the week. The change of footwear clearly didn’t inhibit Martin as he cruised away to a wire-to-wire maiden European Tour win.
We are also very proud to announce that FootJoy is now the official Footwear supplier to the European Tour, a deal that will run to 2010 and will see the European Tour Staff, many of whom rack up just as many miles as the players, wearing FootJoy shoes to help them in their roles.
Look out for more FootJoy Tour news as the Tour heads closer to home.
FootJoy golf shoes for 2008. Another outstanding collection from golf’s shoe specialist
The new year festivities are a distant memory and like most golfers across northern Europe we at The Comfort Zone are counting the days and weeks until the winter season gives way to spring and more temperate golfing days.
FootJoy retailers are already receiving their first shipments of shoes from the 2008 collection, including the much-anticipated new DryJoys range. There are also new ReelFit styles with their distinctive Boa laceless technology, new AQL’s, the ever-popular all-weather shoe, new lightweight Contour Series styles, an all-new Golf Athletics shoe for the golfer who likes a sportier style and for the true FootJoy connoisseur, some stunning Classics.
In short, a collection of over 50 different shoes for men, women and junior golfers that only a true golf specialist like FootJoy could produce. An unequalled variety of styles encompassing an awesome array of technologies to ensure FootJoy continue to set the standard for golf shoe comfort and performance.
Over the season at The Comfort Zone, we’ll take you through the highlights of the new year’s collection as we look forward to another vintage golfing year.
J B Holmes wins Phoenix Open for second time… Big hitting J B Holmes, sealed his second PGA Tour victory in the event he won as a rookie two years ago. The 23 year old, who lead by four overnight, fought hard all day but managed to stay within one shot of the clubhouse leader. Holmes managed to keep his nerve on the last, sinking a 10-foot birdie putt to force a playoff. With no previous sudden-death experience, Holmes showed no nerves producing a huge 359 yards tee shot, setting up a pitch to eight foot which the Kentucky-born Holmes holed for victory. With this victory, During the week, J B put his faith in a pair of the new White Titanium FootJoy DryJoys PODS golf shoes. To complete his attire, Holmes opted for a FootJoy golf glove which enabled him to get a firm grip on the trophy. The weekend also proved to a great success for many FootJoy players on the European Tour in the Dubai Desert Classic. Seven of the top 10 players put their faith in a pair of FootJoy golf shoes.
Australia’s Adam Scott shot an impressive 11-under par 61 final round to win the Commercialbank Qatar Masters. The Australian began the day three shots adrift of the overnight leader Johan Edfors, but with five birdies on the first five holes, Scott started to make his move on the field. Out in 30, Scott picked up a further three birdies immediately after the turn to move clear of his closest rival, fellow FootJoy wearer Henrik Stenson. With further birdies at the fifteenth and seventeenth, Scott finished with an impressive course record 11-under-par 61 to finish three ahead of Stenson. The win secured a record in Qatar for Scott of played twice, won twice, more importantly moving him up the world ranking by three places to become World No5.
Wearing a pair of FootJoy Classics golf shoes, Scott strode clear of the field to capture his sixth European Tour Title.
1-2-3 for FootJoy
Kaymer wins in Abu Dhabi
Martin Kaymer, the European Tour rookie of the year for 2007, held his nerve to win his maiden European Tour title at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. The 23-year-old started the day six shots clear on 17-under, and the biggest threat came from fellow FootJoy ambassadors, Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson. By the turn his lead was halved as a result of consecutive bogeys at the fourth, fifth and six. The German steadied himself on the back nine, carding a final round two-over-par 74, which saw him clear of the field by four shots.
Just as Westwood and Stenson, Kaymer laced up a pair of Classics Dry Premiere to stride to his maiden tour victory, taking him to 35th place in the world rankings. In all, 7 of the top ten finishers put their trust in FootJoy golf shoes. Due to a mishap at the beginning of the week, Kaymer was without his usual pair of FootJoy shoes but the Tour team managed to furnished him with a pair of white Classics which carried him across the finish line in style.