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    Introducing DryJoys Tour LTS

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    FootJoy®, the #1 outerwear brand in golf, announces the launch of the all-new DryJoys Tour L.T.S. The LTS features a completely new construction and fabric to reduce weight and improve mobility while still remaining 100% waterproof in all playing conditions.

    L.T.S. stands for lightweight construction, temperature regulation and stretch fabrication.

    Lightweight Construction

    Where other jackets can have as many as 24 panels and 27 or more seams, the new LTS jacket has only five panels and six seams. Fewer panels and seams reduces weight and bulk while improving mobility and eliminating places for water to gather.

    Temperature Regulation

    Partnering with ThermoLite® to create a specially developed ThermoLite bonded liner using hollow core fibers made this possible. When conditions are cool, the hollow core fibers trap body heat inside the core and when conditions are warm, the fibers wick moisture and expel heat for optimum temperature regulation.

    Stretch Fabrication

    FJ focuses solely on the game of golf so in selecting a fabric for a new rain jacket required a material that was soft, quiet, flexible and waterproof. Most notably, with the golf swing in mind, FJ has developed a 3-Layer Bonded Fabric, which boasts soft, comfortable and quiet attributes, as well as excellent 4-way stretch that moves with your through the golf swing. 

    The new Tour LTS jacket has been validated on Tour by some of the top players in the world, including Jimmy Walker, and further tested in the harshest conditions of a remote golf destination where players were challenged with cold, windy and wet weather. “It gives me full range of motion and it's completely waterproof. Just what I want” said Jimmy Walker.

    PJ Skurla, Senior Apparel Designer here at FootJoy stated, “We really challenged ourselves with LTS. We wanted to see just how few panels and how few seams we could incorporate into the jacket to create less restriction and increase mobility. By reducing the amount of seams and panels, it really took a lot of the bulk out of the jacket.”

     Some additional features of the jacket include:

    • StaDry® Collar
    • 4-Way stretch fabric for maximum comfort and mobility throughout the golf swing
    • The jacket features only 5 panels and 6 seams
    • Temperature regulation with ThermoLite® fibers to hold heat in during cool conditions and expel heat out in warmer conditions
    • Storm flap seam under zipper
    • Adjustability band on bottom of jacket

     Visit http://www.footjoy.com/make-every-day-playable.html to learn more and be sure to join the conversation on social media with #TourLTS. 

    FootJoy Introduces an All New RainGrip® Golf Glove

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    Quick-Drying – Better Fitting – New Summer Color

    FootJoy®, the #1 Glove in Golf and the #1 Rain Glove in Golf, announces the launch of the new FJ RainGrip® golf glove. Featuring unmatched grip and control, improved breathability and comfort, and a precision fit, the new FJ RainGrip is essential equipment in the wettest playing conditions and ideal for hot and humid temperatures.

    Bringing together the finest attributes of FJ’s innovative engineering process, the Tour-Proven RainGrip glove has been designed to deliver maximum grip and control in the palm and fingers when the weather is at its worst. However, not just for inclement weather, RainGrip also performs extremely well when temperatures and humidity are elevated. Moisture management where you need it the most for a secure connection to the club, as well as improved breathability across the back of the hands, make these gloves a great option for summer rounds.

    “FJ RainGrip has been the standard for wet playing conditions since it was introduced over 20 years ago.  Since its inception, RainGrip has provided unmatched all weather performance so golfers can play at their highest level even in all climate conditions,” commented Maria Bonzagni, Senior Director of Golf Gloves and FJ Gear.

    “However, we have also noticed players on the global tours, and amateur players alike, opting to use the RainGrip golf glove as their everyday glove, especially in muggy, humid climates,” added Bonzagni.  “The new RainGrip was developed with these players in mind, while still providing all of the performance enhancements of the standard RainGrip.”

    FJ RAINGRIP KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

    • Quick-Dry™ II Knit Material – This knit material on the back of the fingers dries quicker while providing a more conformed fit.  It optimizes breathability, flexibility and quick drying comfort.
    • Sure-Grip™ Autosuede™ Knit Palm – Improves fit and grip in any rainy conditions.  It conforms to your hand and the club providing maximum control and an unbeatable wet weather grip.
    • ComforTab™ Closure – The angled closure is strategically positioned for a precise fit and stress-free comfort.
    • Easy access Tee holder and  FJ ball marker

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    Introducing the All-New D.N.A. Helix from FJ

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    - Built for performance; Shaped by experience; Wrapped in innovation -

    The latest version of the very successful D.N.A. (DryJoys Next Advancement) franchise launches today with the introduction of the all-new D.N.A. Helix. Featuring a wider platform and a structured, lightweight construction to create power from the ground up, DNA Helix is available on footjoy.com and wherever FJ golf shoes are sold.

    Originally launched in 2014, the DNA category has been widely adopted at every level of play, including on the worldwide professional Tours.

    Inspired by that heritage of success, DNA Helix was developed from the ground up based on specific feedback from the world’s best players who value the combination of flexibility and comfort but requested more platform stability, particularly in the heel area of the shoe.

    “I’ve worn every version of DNA and this is by far the best for me,”said Scott Stallings. “The additional support they built in, especially laterally as I move back and through the ball, is fantastic."

    The new NitroThinTM 3.0 TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) outsole foundation in DNA Helix was developed to deliver the additional stability requested by Tour players. In fact, DNA Helix is 38% more stable than its predecessor. This was achieved by increasing the width between the cleat receptacles in the heel by 13% for more surface coverage underfoot. In addition, a new fit-bed was developed with more lateral stability and the integration of a 3D FoamCollar also helps to lock the player’s foot in place.

    The new outsole also features strategically placed cut-outs in the TPU to expose more of the softer midsole which contributes to this outsole being 23% lighter than the previous version as well as being more flexible.

    “While it was certainly a challenge to improve upon a shoe as successful as D.N.A., the continued dialog we have with our Tour staff revealed there was an opportunity to improve the overall performance of the category,”said Keith Duffy, Senior Product Manager, Footwear. “But this isn’t just an update for us. D.N.A. Helix is a completely new golf shoe built from the ground up to deliver Tour-level performance and lightweight comfort for all players.”

    In addition to a wider platform, several new performance and comfort enhancements were integrated, including:

    • New NitroThin™ 3.0 TPU Outsole that is lighter and wider than our highly successful DNA shoe for Tour-caliber stability
    • New FTF (Fine Tuned Foam) midsole provides a soft ride
    • New Xtra-Thick FTF Fitbed® (Fine Tuned Foam) for incredible underfoot comfort
    • New TourSpec Stretch™ Tongue for comfort across the top of the foot
    • New 3D FoamCollar 2.0 to comfortably lock the foot in place
    • Premium Chromoskin™ leather by Pittards® of England
    • Low Profile Pulsar® Cleats by SoftSpikes®

    Jason Dufner Closes Out the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

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    Jason Dufner returned to the winners circle this Sunday at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.  On a blustery Sunday, Dufner shot even par on the front nine to remain in the hunt of the title.  On the closing nine, Dufner carded four birdies including a clutch par save on the final hole to win by two strokes.

    Dufner stated post round, "I played really well today, I stuck in there.  I felt really confident going into the back nine. I kinda got through the front nine and I felt like I have a chance to win this, let's be aggressive and I was proud I was able to do that."

    Dufner relied on FJ ICON MyJoys golf shoes en route to the victory.  This is Dufner's fifth PGA Tour victory. 

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    The Memorial Tournament presented by NationwideShoe Count:

    FJ - 55%

    Nearest Comp - 15%

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    Kisner Closes the Deal at the Dean & Deluca Invitational!

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    Kevin Kisner shot a final round 4-under par 66 to reach 10-under par for the tournament.  On the final hole of regulation, Kisner made a clutch up and down from over the green to seal the victory at the Dean and Deluca Invitational. 

    Kisner relied on the structured performance of DryJoys Tour MyJoys and the ultimate performance and feel of the StaSof golf glove en route to victory.

    This is Kisner's second career PGA Tour victory.

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    Dean and Deluca Invitational 

    Shoe Count:

    FJ - 59%

    Nearest Comp - 17%

    Glove Count: 

    FJ - 34%

    Nearest Comp - 24%

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