(RIDGEFIELD, CT) – Troy Matteson used The Heavy Putter A-1 model to finish in second place yesterday at the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, a week after his first PGA TOUR victory at the Frys.com Open in Las Vegas, placing him second to Tiger Woods by roughly 10 points in the current Fall Finish standings.
Yesterday’s finish was the fourth consecutive Top 8 for Matteson, one of the frontrunners for the 2006 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year award. In 2005, he used the Heavy Putter to win twice on the Nationwide TOUR, breaking that tour’s money record with $495,009.
“The Heavy Putter has been with me every step of the way,” says Matteson about the A-1 model, a blade-style head with a center-mounted shaft. “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.”
Matteson’s field-leading, 27-birdie performance in Las Vegas represented the first time the Heavy Putter was used in a PGA TOUR win, despite being part of roughly $3 million in players’ 2006 TOUR earnings.
This summer, 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 revolutionary and popular Heavy Putter is 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 innovative weight technology features a 450-550 gram head (conventional heads are 330-350 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 is $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.
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