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The Heavy Putter Helps Josh Habig to Dramatic, Come-From-Behind Win on Canadian Tour

Golfers Switching to the Heavy Putter Worldwide

(RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut) – Using the popular Heavy Putter, Josh Habig overcame a five-stroke deficit at the start of the final round of the Canadian Tour’s MTS Classic to win by two strokes yesterday in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Habig (Heavy Putter B-2 model) joins PGA TOUR player Troy Matteson (A-1 model) and European TOUR players Adrien Mork (B-3 model) and Oliver Wilson (B-3 model) as tournament winners with the Heavy Putter. Last month, Mork joined an elite class of golfers by scoring a record-breaking 59 in professional competition, making almost every putt en route to victory at the Tikida Hotels Agadir Moroccan Classic.

The 29-year-old Habig was introduced to the Heavy Putter about 1-1/2 years ago, immediately realizing “it helps me maintain a good, smooth tempo and, because the Heavy Putter swings itself, I don’t worry about the stroke, and it’s hard to get jabby.”

Crediting the Heavy Putter in large part for his final-round 63, Habig says: “I felt relaxed, and trusted myself with the Heavy Putter. Even strokes on the heel or toe were on line because of the Heavy Putter’s stability.”

“We extremely happy for Josh Habig, and it’s a bonus the Heavy Putter played an integral role in his win,” says Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf, maker of the Heavy Putter. “It’s further validation the Heavy Putter helps golfers dramatically improve their scores, and this competitive advantage has caught on worldwide”

Habig’s win furthers Boccieri Golf’s success overseas, where the Heavy Putter in great consumer demand and selling quickly at retail in Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Europe and roughly 15 other international territories. To support these markets, Boccieri Golf recently launched a seven-figure infomercial and print-advertising campaign to explain the revolutionary technology.

Since Boccieri Golf’s much-talked-about launch in January 2005, golfers are pronouncing the Heavy Putter Original and Matte Series as the first putter innovation in decades that’s changing how the sport is played – much like the paradigm shifts that occurred with the advent of metal woods, oversized tennis rackets and parabolic skis.

The Heavy Putter’s radical shift in putter concept, design and revolutionary technology automatically works with the physiology of golfers’ bodies to cure putting ills by virtually ensuring proper, stable, and consistent pendulum strokes for instant, significantly improved results.
An unprecedented counter-balance theory of a heavier mass head mass and heavier grip causes greater stability in the putting stroke and tightens the end-over-end roll of the golf ball. In addition to 450- to 550-gram head mass (conventional putter heads are roughly 330 to 350 grams), a 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.

The Heavy Putter triggers golfers’ bodies to instinctively activate their 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 golfers to fine tune the balance point of their putters to match their unique release characteristics.
The combination of the heavier mass head, the WMS and the adjustable tip weights permits golfers to have a more consistent swing path, uniform pace and precise distance and directional control.

Boccieri Golf’s new Heavy Putter Matte Series putters feature the same, revolutionary weighting technology as the original Heavy Putter, but the 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, info@heavyputter.com, www.heavyputter.com, www.boccierigolf.com.

Rich Katz
Buffalo Communications