Heavy Putter™ On A Roll with Second TOUR Win
08.19.05Troy Matteson Averages Nearly Five Birdies Per Round at The Mark Christopher Charity Classic
(RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut) - The new Heavy Putter - featuring a revolutionary weighting system that produces a consistent swing path and precise distance control - recorded its second professional victory yesterday as Troy Matteson used the Heavy Putter A-1 center-shaft blade model to win the Nationwide TOUR's Mark Christopher Charity Classic.
This was Matteson's second win on the Nationwide TOUR, and it comes during his first full season since switching exclusively to the Heavy Putter.
Matteson racked up five birdies per round in the first three rounds of the tournament and began the final round with four birdies on the front nine to take the lead. On the back nine, Matteson hit fewer greens in regulation but relied on his Heavy Putter kept him in front of the field.
"I struggled on the back nine," he said. "I hit a few shots that went over some greens and I just didn't chip a lot close. Four, 5 and 8-footers, those are the ones you have to make to stay in there and fortunately we were able to make them all."
Matteson went bogey-free in the final round and averaged an impressive 28 putts per round for the entire tournament.
"We congratulate Troy on his second win and are proud that the Heavy Putter helped him make so many important putts," said Stephen Boccieri, inventor of the Heavy Putter and a golf-equipment veteran who previously profiled shafts for PGA TOUR players. "In short, Heavy Putter technology helps you get the ball closer to or in the hole far more than conventional putters, resulting in fewer putts per round."
Patented Heavy Putter heads weigh between 450 and 550 grams. Conventional putter heads weigh roughly 330 to 350 grams. This heavier head weight is counterbalanced using a Weight Management System (WMS), consisting of a 250-gram, grip-section insert and interchangeable tip weights, relocating the balance point 75 percent higher up the shaft.
A low balance point exacerbates the putter head's release causing wrist breakdown through impact, making the putter head uncontrollable and causing putts to veer off line. The extra weight in grip end of the Heavy Putter and the adjustable tip weights keep the golfer's wrists from breaking down throughout the stroke, therefore starting and keeping putts on their intended line more consistently.
The heavier weight and perfect balance point of the Heavy Putter also allows the golfer to disengage the small muscles in the hands while engaging the larger upper body muscles, resulting in a smoother, more consistent putting stroke. The head design has created one of the most forgiving and highest moment-of-inertia (resistance to twisting) putters on the market.
More About Heavy Putter
Heavy Putter, LLC, based in Ridgefield, Conn., has been the industry's buzz since it launched its revolutionary putters less than a year ago and has received attention for its innovation from representatives of Sports Illustrated, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Robb Report, Popular Science, The Golf Channel, all major, national golf magazines, regional golf media and Top 25 daily newspapers. In addition to the Nationwide TOUR, the Heavy Putter has achieved immediate acceptance on the PGA and Champions circuits.
The Heavy Putter represents a radical shift in putter concept, design and technology, and is touted by professional golfers, industry executives and media as the first new putter in decades that can revolutionize golf. They liken it to the paradigm shift that occurred with the advent of electric golf carts, metal woods, graphite tennis rackets and parabolic skis - innovations that changed how a sport is played.
In addition to the Weight Management System, Heavy Putters incorporate the highest-quality, advanced-design principles in putters:
Made with 303 Stainless Steel, a very soft metal that creates a soft putting feel
Perimeter heel-to-toe weighting, creating a high Moment of Inertia (resistance to twisting) producing straighter, more accurate putts that reach the hole
Face-balanced heads that square themselves at impact
Diamond-cut, patterned faces that optimize the golf ball's roll and impart a soft feel at impact
"Surround Sight" semi-circle alignment aids - exclusive to the Heavy Putter - located behind the face promote on-center hits and a tighter deviation of sweet spot impact versus lines or dots
Heavy Putter models include:
A1 - blade-style head with a center-mounted shaft
A2 - blade-style head with a heel-mounted, full-offset plumber's neck hosel
A3 - blade-style head with a heel-mounted, double-bend shaft
B1 - mallet-style head with a center-mounted shaft
B2 - mallet-style head with a heel-mounted, full-offset plumber's neck hosel
B3 - mallet-style head with a heel-mounted, double-bend shaft
Various standard, mid and long-putter lengths are available for men and women in both right- and left-handed models. MSRP is from $259 USD.
Contact: 888-PUTTER-4, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.heavyputter.com.
Craig Better / Rich Katz
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