Heavy Putter, Troy Matteson Start Season Strong at Sony Open

(RIDGEFIELD, CT) - Boccieri Golf announces that Troy Matteson used the Heavy Putter en route to a T8 finish during his first tournament of the 2008 season, which was also the first full-field event of the year, at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii this past weekend.

Matteson carded three consecutive rounds in the 60s, including a stellar 26-putt, five-under-par 65 on Saturday that positioned him near the top of the leaderboard.

"I rely on my Heavy Putter to give me a consistent stroke every week," 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."

"We're very happy to see Troy get off to a great start in 2008," says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf, maker of the Heavy Putter. "His performance in Hawaii further demonstrates the competitive advantages of the Heavy Putter for the world's best professionals and amateurs alike."

Matteson has had great success with the Heavy Putter since his break-out rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2006, where he recorded a victory at the Open and five consecutive top-10 finishes. In 2007, he put the company's new "Deep Face" series into play and joined the elite group of 60 in the semi-final FedEx Cup round after recording three more top-10 finishes.

The achievements of the Heavy Putter are not limited to the U.S. professional circuits, but include 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.

The new Heavy Putter Deep Face Series retails for $169, and is available in two blade and three mallet models. Each can be custom ordered in standard, mid and long-putter lengths for men and women, and some models are available for left-handed golfers.

Contact: 888.PUTTER.4,,,

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Rich Katz
Buffalo Communications

Bill Feidler
Buffalo Communications