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“FOOTJOY, THE #1 SHOE AND GLOVE IN GOLF AND THE LEADER IN ON-COURSE APPAREL”

FootJoy is synonymous with style, quality, elegance and durability.

FootJoy comes under the umbrella of Acushnet Holdings Company, which also owns Titleist and Scotty Cameron. Acushnet acquired FootJoy in 1985.

FootJoy is a golf clothing company based in Massachusetts and founded in 1857. Acushnet Company’s primary brands are FootJoy, Scotty CameronTitleist and Vokey. Not only is Acushnet steeped in history, their product lines are packed with technology.

Acushnet employs roughly 3000 people in Massachusetts, making it one of the largest employers in the region. It is headquartered in Fairhaven, Massachusetts alongside its Packing and Distribution Center about three miles (five kilometers) south of its original location.

They also have two golf ball manufacturing plants and an R&D Technology Center located in the New Bedford Industrial Park, as well as a Custom Golf Ball plant located in New Bedford.

FootJoy products include athletic shoes, golf gloves, clothing (shirtsshortspantssockssweaters, jacketshoodies,), and accessories (bagsglovescapsumbrellas).

 

Professional golfers such as – Justin Thomas, Adam Scott, WebbSimpson, Bernd Wiesberger, Jason Dufner, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Ian Poulter, Max Homa, and countless others around the world have trusted FootJoy for many years with good reason. Many pros forego sponsorship/ contracts with other companies to wear FJ apparel.

FootJoy knocked the ball out of the park when 2003 they introduced a customization platform for their golf shoes called MyJoys. MyJoys are still one of the most popular and comfortable shoes available. FootJoy’s Pro|SL and FLEX are amongst the most popular FootJoy shoes offered. FootJoy continues to be the #1 golf shoe in Golf.

Starting from the ground up, these are the products we tested and highly recommend:

HyperFlex BOA Golf Shoe

These awesome looking, modern golf shoes are designed to be waterproof and enjoy a 2-year waterproof guarantee. The breathable mesh is lined with a waterproof membrane barrier for complete protection and breathability in any weather condition.

A precision fit is provided by the asymmetric WRAPID configuration which creates a highly flexible and stable shoe, delivering an unparalleled precision fit with a reduction in pressure on the top of the foot. The super-soft ribbed knit cuff delivers a snug, no-slip fit.

Limited to just 3 colors and even less laces than most of FootJoy’s shoe line, these “Avant Garde” shoes perform extremely well and are so marvelously comfortable. Currently available only in men’s sizes. Extra wide is available.

Lastly, the HyperFlex Boa is designed to absorb shock for max walking comfort and also maximizes energy return to reduce walking fatigue. The HyperFlex is also available without the BOA system. ($149.99)

$179.99

Premiere Series – Packard BOA

Using premium full grain Pittards leather, full leather linings and the BOA System, the Packard BOA also features the VersaTrax+ outsole.

The VersaTrax+ outsole is engineered with traction elements to create an outsole that is perfect for on course performance with wear-to-the-course versatility. Translucent rubber traction elements offer a high end look and feel while maximizing traction with each step you take. The unique anti-channeling traction pattern is designed for grip from any lie or angle.

The Packard offers unparalleled beauty, fit, and resistance to stretching. Calfskin leather detailing delivers an iconic look for players with a discerning sense of style.

 

 

 

 

As for the type of cleat used in the shoe, the Fast Twist 3.0 cleat system with Pulsar LP cleats is the insert system of choice. The Fast Twist system was the first ever 3-click insert system on the market. The locking post design secures each cleat with consistent torque for balanced performance.

Multiple durometers of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) in the Softspikes Pulsar cleats provide traction characteristics targeting different types of surfaces. Harder TPU elements are for ultimate on-course grip, and softer TPU for traction on harder surfaces.

The Packard’s advanced materials and custom in-shoe technology deliver a next-gen performance golf shoe. A firmer density cup around the heel provides perimeter heel support and stability through the swing. And the latest OrthoLite EcoPlush FitBed is a custom cushioning system designed to limit walking fatigue for all-day comfort and performance.

Sizes range from 7-15 and is available in extra wide.

$229.99

  

FJ ProDry Lightweight Crew Socks

OMG! These are without doubt the most comfortable socks I have ever worn! Use every day for ultimate comfortability – golf, or no golf!.  Made with 46% Acrylic, 36% Polyester, 12% Nylon and 6% Spandex. Care tip – toe nails need to be trimmed both for comfort and to avoid holes!

The cushioning on these socks make you feel you are walking on air. There is a double-layered durability in the heel and the Comfort Seam Toe Enclosure makes for a cozy, smooth fit.

On the golf course, the ProDry golf socks with DrySof Technology wicks moisture off your skin, allowing for a drier, more enjoyable sock.

Available in sizes 7-12.   $11.99

You should also try the FJ TechSof Tour socks. Made with 46% Acrylic, 36% Polyester, and 12% Nylon, and 6% Spandex. This sock has many of the advantages of the ProDry but also includes a Complete Arch Support that conforms to your foot and has target cushioning in both the ball and the heel for added comfort. TechSof Tour golf socks offer anatomically shaped foot-beds which provide enhanced cushioning in targeted areas of high impact.

These socks are made from 36% Polyester, 33% Acrylic, 26% Nylon, and 5% Spandex. They will fit slightly tighter than the ProDry socks.

I really like the fact that each sock is marked “Left” and “Right”. Most socks do not offer this labelling. A classy touch.

Available in 4 colors    $13.99

  

FJ Solid Lisle Soft Color shirt

A classic golf shirt if there ever was one. You know when you see a FootJoy shirt. They are that discernible. ProDry® Performance men’s golf shirts from FJ are the ultimate high-tech performance garment to wear on the course. Key elements of PRODRY technology are a four-way stretch, anti-microbial, UV protection with moisture wicking fabric that is breathable.

These shirts are 88% Polyester and 12% Spandex. They feel so good!

Offering contemporary styling with UV sun protection and easy care fabric, these golf shirts for men wick moisture away from the body and regulate body temperature keeping you cool and dry.

Even after numerous washings, the shirt still looks brand new.

Available in 15 colors.

$65.00

FJ Performance Golf Slacks aka Trousers or Pants

If you are always looking for great long golf pants that make you look good, are so comfortable, and last more than a season, then FootJoy’s 5-Pocket Pants are the ones for you.

This is the best $95 you will spend for a pair of pants! They ensure a comfortable fit, superior movement, and breathability.

FJ pants feature flat front styling and two side pockets with generous depth for golf use. And the Jean style pockets are located on the front and back to provide easy access, comfort and warmth for your hands.

The fabric composition, like the aforementioned shirt, is 88% Polyester and 12% Spandex.  This allows for extreme comfort, and the four-way stretch of this performance fabric allows a complete range of motion during the swing, or when bending down to putt or pick up the ball.

These slacks come in eight colors and offer an easy to care for fabric that avoids wrinkling, fading or shrinkage.

$95.00

 

FootJoy Full Zip Knit Vest

This machine washable, antimicrobial based technology filled vest is a real “classy” and great looking product.

The vest features FootJoy’s exclusive ProDry fabrication which provides superior moisture control that quickly wicks away moisture, keeping you dry and comfortable.

The Double Stitched Seams offer added durability, while the lock stitched hem provides reinforced construction with a tailored look.

The vest is finished with an embroidered FJ logo on the back neck and is made from 86% Polyester and 14% Spandex.

Available in 4 colors to match any of your outfits, this vest is ideal for March/April climates in Southern California particularly. It is a warm layering piece perfect for early season wear .The fit is true to size, athletic looking, and the fabric has some give to it, allowing for ease of play.

Sizes are available from Small to 2XL.

$95.00

FootJoy Customer Support

Dealing with many customer support operations, whether it is golf related or any other category whatsoever, FootJoy is an absolute “joy” to work with. They go more than the extra mile, they go an extra 5 miles! With competent staff like Jason Connors, I want to buy more products from Acushnet.

www.footjoy.com

Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers”, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf” which is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s bestseller list. His latest book,” The Right Mind for Golf is now in its 10th printing. He currently works with 14 Tour Players on mental coaching and scoring techniques.
He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com  or   drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

 

  1. Bloodline Golf Vale Putter – www.bloodlinegolf.com
  2. Callaway Epic Max Star Driver and Apex UW Utility Wood – www.callawaygolf.com
  3. Cleveland CBX ZipCore Wedges – www.clevelandgolf.com
  4. FootJoy Thermal Performance Full Zip Vest – www.footjoy.com
  5. Graphite Design’s Tour AD IZ shafts -   www.prochoicegolfshafts.com
  6. JumboMax Golf Grips - JumboMax.com
  7. Odyssey 2-Ball Ten, Triple Track Ten – www.odysseygolf.com
  8. Sacks Parente Series 18 Cavity Back Flange Blade Putter - www.sacksparente.com
  9. Sqairz Golf Shoes – www.sqairz.com
  10. Tour Edge Exotics Pro 721 Drivers & C721 Fairway Woods – www.touredgegolf.com

 

Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

Whisker Shoe Laces

Really? Yes indeed.


 
Whiskers Enters U.S. Golf Market with Array of Color Pops, Cool Patterns on Shoelaces
 
Whiskers has launched men’s and women’s premium golf-specific shoelaces in nearly 20 color pops and unique patterns, expanding beyond its immensely popular bespoke laces for sneakers, casual and dress shoes, and boots.
The Made-in-the-USA golf laces coordinate in style and color with famous golf footwear and apparel brands as well as palettes of college and professional sports teams.  Made of ultra-durable poly-nylon tech weave with high-grade aglets, they are available in classic and athletic profiles, flat and oval shapes, and 30- to 45-inch lengths.  Best sellers include navy and light blue, orange and white, berry and black, green and blue, and purple and pink.  A pair is $15 and a set of five is $60.
The company’s entry into the $84B golf economy is timely and massive.  Through August 2021, golf rounds are up 11.3% over 2020, with millennials – who especially relish self-expression – representing one of the fastest growing golf segments.  Sales of golf equipment, apparel and accessories rose 37% over the same 12-month period.
Golf style trends also align with the company’s mission to create a Whiskers “movement” and its vision to become the world’s most iconic, inspirational, aspirational and ubiquitous premium golf lace and accent brand.  Golfers are paying more attention to how they look, supported by a new crop of young, causal Tour players and influencers injecting tremendous fashion energy into the golf landscape.  Easing of traditional dress codes at country clubs also contributes to Whiskers’ market opportunity. $39.99 as shown.

In addition to a robust e-commerce business, programs underway include a seamless ordering portal for golf shops; special edition socks around major tournaments and other events; presence on the feet of PGA and LPGA Tour players; and collaborations with golf footwear and apparel brands.
The brand is uber-popular as evidenced by rave reviews from major fashion and lifestyle media, as well as customer testimonials.  Widely recognized as a “here-to-stay trend,” Whiskers’ laces are becoming collectors’ items and are available on scores of websites, select specialty shops and at www.whiskerslaces.com.

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

 

If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

www.rovos.com

Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA

 

Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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This area of golfindustryonline.com is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

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