Industry News 9/16/2015

B$Z:SuperStroke Golf Signs Multi-Year Equipment Deal with Sergio Garcia, Launches Ambassador Program

SuperStroke, the leader in oversized grip technology and the most popular oversized putter grips on the PGA Tour, today announced a multi-year equipment deal with Sergio Garcia, the No. 10 ranked golfer in the world. As part of the partnership, Garcia will play a SuperStroke Ultra Slim 1.0 grip on his putter and SuperStroke TX1 club grips on his irons, wedges and woods.

"Sergio has consistently been one of the most exciting players on tour, and we're thrilled to welcome him to the SuperStroke family," said Dean Dingman, President of SuperStroke Golf. "SuperStroke remains committed to bringing innovation and technology to its grips. Any type of golfer, amateur or professional, can benefit from playing our grips."

While Garcia has been working with SuperStroke to test its comprehensive grip lineup for several months, he officially made the switch to SuperStroke's TX1 club grips on Tour prior to the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews in July, where he finished in a tie for sixth place. Garcia has consistently been playing a SuperStroke grip on his putter since 2013.

"There's nothing more important than feel when it comes to selecting a golf grip," said Garcia. "SuperStroke gives me confidence in every shot and putt I take. I look forward to seeing how this latest enhancement to my game will help me achieve even more success."

During his professional career, Garcia has recorded 24 professional career wins, including eight PGA Tour and 11 European Tour victories. He has appeared in seven Ryder Cups, where he boasts an impressive 18-9-5 cumulative record. Other career accolades include being recognized as the 1999 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year, 2008 Vardon Trophy winner and 2008 Byron Nelson Award winner.

Garcia joins current Masters and U.S. Open Champion Jordan Spieth on the Team SuperStroke athlete roster, which also includes Jason Dufner, Victor Dubuisson, as well as PGA legend and pre-eminent putting instructor Dave Stockton. Beyond its well-known, high-performing roster of brand ambassadors, SuperStroke has been helping the best players in the world post better scores and improve their putting and ball striking. More than 125 professional golfers have used SuperStroke grips on their respected tours and this number continues to grow. In most weeks on the PGA Tour, approximately 30 players use a SuperStroke putter grip.

SuperStroke Staff Ambassador Program

To further expand its reach to inform and educate golfers about how the right equipment can help them "Play Better" and improve their overall golf game, SuperStroke announces the grip company's newly created SuperStroke Staff Ambassador program consisting of some of the top PGA Professionals and instructors at the most prestigious courses in the U.S.

SuperStroke has already recruited more than 30 PGA Professionals and instructors, including Bob Ford of Seminole Golf Club and Oakmont Country Club, site of the 2016 U.S. Open. Other notable SuperStroke Staff Ambassadors include Rich Tock of Erin HIlls Golf Course, Derek Brody of Inverness Club, Cary Cozby of Southern Hills, Dave Henson of Flint Hills National Golf Club and Brian Manzella of Brian Manzella Golf Academy, to name a few. The full roster of SuperStroke Staff Ambassadors, which continues to grow weekly, will soon be featured on the brand's website at www.superstrokeusa.com with a dedicated webpage for each member.

"We are honored to have such a talented and respected team of professionals representing SuperStroke," said Dean Dingman, President of SuperStroke Golf. "Golfers are always looking for a competitive edge, whether that's a new piece of equipment that can deliver immediate results or advice from a trusted expert. This program is designed to deliver both."

As part of their exclusive membership in the program, SuperStroke Staff Ambassadors will be fully outfitted with SuperStroke putter grips and SuperStroke TX1 club grips for their irons, wedges and woods. In addition, SuperStroke will utilize this knowledgeable group of golf experts in an advisory role in the development, testing and creation of future product.

SuperStroke Putter Grips

SuperStroke’s patented parallel technology design allows for even pressure in both hands, eliminating wrist movement in the putting stroke. This helps the golfer swing the putter more freely, making it easier to use the big muscles in the arms and shoulders, and minimizes one hand dominating the other. SuperStroke grips are long lasting and extremely shock absorbent. They are designed with a high-tech polyurethane material featuring cross traction technology that improves feel and tackiness. Combined with SuperStroke’s patented parallel technology further increases consistency.

SuperStroke TX1 Club Grips

SuperStroke TX1 Club Grips are comprised of two premium rubber compounds, proprietary to SuperStroke Golf. The specific compounds emerged after testing 90+ formulations during the prototyping process, gathering and implementing feedback from Professional Golfers, and an extensive testing protocol. SuperStroke TX1 Club Grips are covered with our signature Cross-Traction surface texture, which is molded into the grip during the production process. The quantity and placement of the texture was designed to provide excellent moisture wicking with the comfort and security golfers desire.

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