Heavy Putter, Troy Matteson Roll to Strong Finish at PGA TOUR's John Deere Classic
07.16.07(RIDGEFIELD, CT) - Brandishing his trusted Heavy Putter, PGA TOUR player Troy Matteson ranked sixth in putts per round en route to a third-place finish yesterday at the John Deere Classic in Moline, Illinois.
Matteson started the day tied for ninth place, but he and his Heavy Putter were hot, needing only 25 putts during a five-under-par final round. No stranger to the Heavy Putter, Matteson has primarily used the A-1 model - a blade-style head with a center-mounted shaft - the past three seasons which included a Frys.com Open win and five consecutive Top-10 finishes on last year's PGA TOUR.
But at the John Deere Classic, Matteson put a Heavy Putter prototype into play. This new model is being tested by PGA TOUR players and is expected to come to market late this year.
"The Heavy Putter has been with me every step of the way," says Matteson, who eclipsed the $1 million mark in 2007 earnings at the John Deere Classic. "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."
"We're thrilled for Troy and his continued success," says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf, maker of the Heavy Putter. "His clutch Sunday performance further demonstrates the competitive advantages of the Heavy Putter for the world's best golfers - and amateurs."
The achievements of the Heavy Putter are not limited to the U.S. professional circuits, which included a Nationwide TOUR win early this year. The Heavy Putter contributed to two professional tour victories in Europe by Adrien Mork (including his record-breaking round of 59 in Morocco) and one by Josh Habig in Canada.
Introduced in early 2005, the Heavy Putter is now carried in all 50 states and 29 overseas markets. It is found in many of the finest off-course shops and most prestigious golf courses, country clubs and resorts worldwide.
The Heavy Putter's global popularity is because it's the first and only putter that automatically improves the consistency of golfers' strokes. Its unprecedented counter-balance theory of a heavier mass head and weighted grip causes greater stroke stability, consistent swing paths, uniform pace, precise distance and directional control, and tightens the end-over-end golf ball roll.
The pioneering weight technology features a 450- to 550-gram head (conventional heads are 330 to 350 grams). The Heavy Putter's unique Weight Management System, a 250-gram weight installed in the grip end, produces a balance point 75 percent higher than conventional putters.
Golfers instinctively activate their larger, more stable muscles, preventing wrist breakdown and creating greater stability and consistency throughout the stroke.
Adjustable tip weights fine tune the balance point of the putter to match golfers' unique release characteristics.
The new Heavy Putter Matte Series retails for $199, including the adjustable tip-weight kit. Three blade and three mallet models come in standard, mid and long-putter lengths for men and women with different shaft configurations. Some models are available for left-handed golfers.
Contact: 888.PUTTER.4, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.heavyputter.com, www.boccierigolf.com.
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