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    A FJ bag tag could be music to your ears

     If your golf pro or FootJoy retailer has passed a FootJoy bag tag in your direction, then carrying the FJ initials on your golf bag could be the first step on the way to winning a great prize this summer in the FootJoy ‘Tagged by FJ’ promotion.

    Tags have been distributed from over 1,000 FootJoy stockists and will become a familiar sight at courses up and down the land between May and July. Over this period FootJoy representatives will be on the look-out, ready to hand ‘spotted’ cards to golfers displaying a tag.

    If you receive a card, all you have to do is fill-in your details and send the card back to FootJoy to be included in a monthly prize draw. Each monthly winner will pick-up a pair of new DryJoys along with an iPod music player (in honour of the PODS outsole!). Runners-up will receive new DryJoys and third place winners, FootJoy Trion Z bracelets.

    And that’s not all. At the end of the promotion, all entries will go into a draw for a place at the FootJoy Staff Player Day. A true ‘money can’t buy’ prize to play golf at a day hosted by some of FootJoy’s European Tour Professionals at a leading UK venue.

    So, if you have a tag, it’s well worth sporting it over the next three months. If you haven’t, then have quick word with your Pro. He may have one or two left!

    For full terms and conditions click here

    European Tour Tales. FootJoy Diary, the next installment

     Just like in golf clubs across Europe, the word is spreading on the European Tour as to just how well the new DryJoys PODS shoe performs. After the rain in Beijing, a number of players were singing the praises of their FootJoy shoes and DryJoys in particular. Louis Oosthuizen heard enough comments during the weekend to persuade him to order two pairs to try in the coming weeks.

    At the Open de Espana, Ignacio Garrido wore DryJoys for the first time in practice and then wore them every day en route to a thrilling finale in the playoff. Paul Waring was also wearing the new shoe and looks set to become a regular user. He particularly likes the sporty look of the DryJoys ‘Tech’ pattern combined with the FootJoy comfort and support. Jeev Milkha Singh has also decided to wear FootJoy’s newest shoe on an exclusive basis joining Ross McGowan and José-Filipe Lima as fully paid-up members of ‘Team DryJoys’.

    Following a conversation about shoe fitting in China, Martin Kaymer dropped by at the Irish Open to express delight with his new size of FootJoy shoes. He has dropped a half size and one width (to C) in the Grant last and is testing a B width in the Laser last. He is enjoying the superior support from the snug fit.

    David Griffiths has also benefited from a new size – solving serious foot problems he experienced last year. For him dropping to a B width has been the key enabling him to achieve better support across the forefoot.

    The last word from the BMW PGA Championship. Gregory Havret who won at Loch Lomond last year came to Wentworth straight from Ireland and discovered that he’d not packed any dress shoes for the Gala Dinner. The only suitable pair in Gregory’s size belonged to FootJoy’s Tour Representative who kindly lent him a pair of Spikeless Classics for the evening.

    Service above and beyond the call of duty we’re sure you’ll agree. For more Tour news on a regular basis log-on to the FootJoy Tour Blog.

    One of golf's best-kept secrets. The FootJoy Golf Shirt

     Synonymous with shoes. Great for gloves. Outstanding for outerwear. Even, spectacular for socks! You know what makes FootJoy, FootJoy. High performance golf products that exude an understanding of the game - and with more than a dash of style thrown-in.

    But have you ever thought about FootJoy golf shirts?You’d be forgiven if you haven’t. Which, when all is said and done you might consider a shame, because in the experience of The Comfort Zone, golfers who have the chance to wear the Red Label ProDry or the Performance ProDry Superlite Short Sleeve Collared Golf Shirt become big fans very quickly.

    As the names suggest, both feature the exclusive ProDry Superlite fabric which provides SPF 60 UV protection and moisture wicking properties to keep you cool in the summer. The Red Label shirt favours an asymmetric design with contrast colour side and arm panels and a new shorter sleeve fashion cut. By contrast the Performance shirt comes in two spread collar designs, one with Raglan sleeves and three buttons, the second with traditional round short sleeves and a fourth button.

    Whichever shirt design captures your imagination, as demand grows, the challenge remains just where to lay your hands on one. If in doubt, as with any FootJoy product or accessory, simply ask your FootJoy retailer. If they don’t have any on the rack, it’s a moment’s work to place an order and you can then find out first hand that FootJoy are also ‘sensational for shirts’.

    Win one of five FootJoy golf shirts!

     Having told you just how good FootJoy golf shirts are, the least we could do was to secure some sample shirts for Comfort Zone readers to try for yourselves.

    To have the chance to win one of our shirts put the answer to the following question in an email and send it to competition@thecomfortzone.info

    Which FootJoy loyalist won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship recently? This stylish Aussie walked to victory in a pair of new DryJoys Traditional style.

    Five winners will be drawn from all the correct entries received by the closing date of Friday June 20th 2008. Good luck!

    For Full Terms and Conditions click here

    FJ team up with Pelle at the Irish Open

     The Irish Open returned to Adare Manor in May and to celebrate FootJoy’s status as ‘Official Shoe of the European Tour’, the FootJoy Sales Team in Ireland gathered to form a team in the pro-am preceding the event.

    Partnered with Swedish Tour professional Pelle Edberg, a distinctive figure in his coloured headband and white FootJoy Classics, were Adrian Hawe, Keith Bardon and Stuart Paul. Pelle was a charming host, pleased to have good golfers on his team and interested in the latest news from the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf.

    With three low handicap amateur players the ‘better ball net score’ format did not favour the team, but some sterling play, not least an outrageous 40 foot putt on the last from Keith helped the team to a score of 66 and mid-field respectability.

    More importantly, the day was about getting an ‘inside the ropes’ view of a European Tour event and catching-up with as many FootJoy players as possible at the tournament (a mere 69% of the field).

    And the day must have benefited Pelle, who then shot a season-best 64 at the Austrian Open at Fontana GC to take the lead after day one!

    More details of a memorable day on a magnificent golf course can be found on the FootJoy Tour Blog.