Troy Matteson Wins PGA TOUR's Open Using The Heavy Putter

(RIDGEFIELD, CT) - Troy Matteson used The Heavy Putter A-1 model to rank sixth in putts per greens in regulation en route to his first PGA TOUR victory at the Open yesterday in Las Vegas.

It also represents the first time the Heavy Putter was used in a PGA TOUR win, although the Heavy Putter contributed in professional tour victories in Europe and Canada this year.

With a high level of confidence in his putter, Matteson birdied two of the final four holes for a tournament-high 27 birdies to top his nearest competitor by one stroke.

"I started putting with one (more than two years ago) and thought, man, this thing is awesome," says Matteson. "The biggest thing anyone who tries the Heavy Putter will find is that it improves your speed. And any time you can improve your speed, you're going to make more putts."
Says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf, maker of the Heavy Putter:

"We're thrilled for Troy, and his victory with the Heavy Putter is icing on the cake. Troy's win further demonstrates the competitive advantages of the Heavy Putter for the world's best golfers and amateurs alike."

Matteson's win follows his tie for sixth place at last week's Chrysler Classic of Greensboro and a tie for eighth the previous week at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in Jackson, Mississippi.

A three-time All-American at Georgia Tech and the 2002 NCAA champion, Matteson used the Heavy Putter to win twice last year on the Nationwide Tour and broke that tour's money record with $495,009.

Matteson and his Heavy Putter join Frenchman Adrien Mork who won two European Challenge Tour events in 2006 with the Heavy Putter, the first one scoring a record-breaking 59 during the second round of the Tikida Hotels Agadir Moroccan Classic in June. Also, Heavy Putter-devotee Josh Habig won the Canadian Tour's MTS Classic in Winnipeg this summer, and the Heavy Putter has been used by more than 100 TOUR players, including Major winners.

The Heavy Putter burst onto the golf scene in January 2005 and has become the rage ever since, as golfers are realizing instant results from the first time they pick it up. Its unprecedented counter-balance theory of a heavier mass head and the weighted grip causes greater stability in the putting stroke and tightens the end-over-end roll of the golf ball.

The innovative weight technology features an increased head mass (450 to 550 grams compared to conventional putter heads at roughly 330 to 350 grams). Furthermore, the Heavy Putter's unique Weight Management System (WMS), a 250-gram weight installed in the grip end of the putter, produces a balance point 75 percent higher than conventional putters.

With the Heavy Putter, the golfer's body instinctively activates its larger, more stable muscles during the putting stoke. This prevents wrist breakdown and creates greater stability and consistency throughout the stroke. The Heavy Putter comes with adjustable tip weights for the golfer to fine tune the balance point of the putter to match his/her unique release characteristics.

The combination of the heavier mass head, the Weight Management System and the adjustable tip weights permits the golfer to have a more consistent swing path, uniform pace and precise distance and directional control, making the Heavy Putter the first and only putter that automatically improves the consistency of the golfer's stroke.

Boccieri Golf recently unveiled its new Heavy Putter Matte Series putters. Featuring the same, revolutionary weighting technology as the original Heavy Putter, the new Matte Series head is finished in sleek, dark gray and is combined with a satin colored shaft and Winn mid-size grip.

In addition to the difference in appearance, the Heavy Putter Matte Series carries a lower price than the Heavy Putter Original Series. This is due to the Heavy Putter's dramatic rise in popularity, resulting in production efficiencies and cost savings passed along to retailers and consumers. The new Matte Series is $199, including the adjustable tip-weight kit, and available models include:

A1-M - blade-style head with a center-mounted shaft
A2-M - blade-style head with a heel-mounted, full-offset plumber's neck hosel
A3-M - blade-style head with a heel-mounted, double-bend shaft
B1-M - mallet-style head with a center-mounted shaft
B2-M - mallet-style head with a heel-mounted, full-offset plumber's neck hosel
B3-M - mallet-style head with a heel-mounted, double-bend shaft

The Heavy Putter Original Series, with a shinier finish, is available in the same models.
Various standard, mid and long-putter lengths are available for men and women, some in both right- and left-handed models.

More About the Heavy Putter by Boccieri Golf
In addition to its revolutionary and scientific weight theory, the Heavy Putter boasts the highest-quality, advanced-design principles in putters:

CNC milled from 303 Stainless Steel (304 in Matte Series), a very soft metal that creates a soft putting feel

Perimeter heel-to-toe weighting, creating a high Moment of Inertia (resistance to twisting) for better distance control, and straighter and more accurate putts

Face-balanced heads that make it easier to square the putter head 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

The celebrated roster of Heavy Putter endorsers also includes Champions TOUR player and The Golf Channel analyst Mark Lye, renowned instructors Eddie Merrins and Mitchell Spearman and LPGA TOUR Hall of Fame member Carol Mann.

Contact: 888.PUTTER.4,,,

Rich Katz
Buffalo Communications