FootJoy remains golfers' favourite

Majority of the field at US Open and Amateur Championship trust FootJoy Shoes and Gloves over competitors

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014
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FOOTJOY has reasserted its dominance as the favoured footwear brand at all levels of the game, heading the counts at The US Open and The Amateur Championship.

At the year’s second Major Championship, the vast majority of competitors seeking to make history over North Carolina’s Pinehurst No.2 trusted the superior performance of FJ shoes and gloves.

FJ footwear was preferred by 58% of one of 2014’s most distinguished fields, which was well in excess of three times that of the nearest competitor. In the glove category, meanwhile, over a third of players (37%) put their faith in FJ.

Among those choosing products from the market-leading brand was the world’s top-ranked golfer, Adam Scott, who strode to his sixth top-10 of the season with a T9 finish while wearing FJ’s advanced D.N.A. shoe and its highly-technical StaSof glove.

The Australian was bettered by fellow FJ Brand Ambassador, Henrik Stenson, as the Swede continued his own charge towards the summit of the Official World Golf Ranking. The current World No.2, selecting the classic style of FJ ICON shoes and Pure Touch glove, showed the form that has earned him a reputation as one of the world’s most consistent performers to place fourth.

The performance of the tournament, however, was delivered by America’s Erik Compton, whose inspirational display drew acclaim from the public, media and his fellow professionals, alike.

Having been diagnosed with life-threatening viral cardiomyopathy aged nine, Compton (D.N.A. shoes and SciFlex glove), a survivor of two heart transplants, continued to upset the odds to tie for second place, earning a spot at next year’s Masters Tournament.

“We’re delighted that the shoe and glove counts at the US Open Championship served to validate our favoured position as the No.1 Shoe and Glove brand on both the PGA and European Tours,” said FootJoy Marketing Manager Russell Lawes.

“Each of our ambassadors deserves great credit for the commitment they show to the game of golf, but a special mention has to go to Erik Compton, whose incredible story has served as great inspiration for everyone at FJ and, of course, countless others worldwide.”

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On the other side of the Atlantic, FJ reaffirmed its status as the brand of choice among the leading lights of the non-paid ranks at The Amateur Championship, one of golf’s oldest and most coveted titles.

Of an international field of 288 golfers at Royal Portrush, an impressive total of 196 (68%) took to the Northern Irish links sporting an array of FJ footwear, proving the global appeal of the brand’s unrivalled range.

Recognising the importance of this endorsement, Lawes added: “The fact that an overwhelming majority of the next generation of golfing superstars made the decision to trust FootJoy Shoes in one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments speaks volumes.

“Our products deliver when it matters most and this is something recognised the world over among golfers of all abilities. Regardless of whether it is the professional or amateur game, FJ remains the out-and-out #1 choice when it comes to shoes and gloves.”

Whether it is the superior comfort and performance of its advanced footwear family, the advanced feel and fit of its market-leading golf gloves or the contemporary styling of its Performance Apparel Collection, FootJoy remains the overwhelming favourite among golfers of all abilities around the world.

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