RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt® Tour Staff Professional, Jim Furyk,fired a final round of 66 on Sunday afternoon at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course to capture a 7th Place Finish at the Valspar Championship.
Furyk fired rounds of 70, 73, 69 and 66 to finish at -6 for the tournament. This was only his third start of the 2018 PGA TOUR season and this 7th Place Finish earned him a paycheck for $217,750.00 and 90 FedEx Cup Points.
Jim Furyk etched his name in the record books when he shot 58, the lowest round ever recorded in the history of the PGA TOUR, at the Travelers Championship in 2016. Furyk has won 17 times on the PGA TOUR since he earned his Tour card in 1994 including the 2003 U.S. Open and The Tour Championship in 2010.
“We’d like to congratulate Jim on his 7th Place Finish at the Valspar Championship,” said Eddie Rowland, Co-Owner of Nexbelt. “He’s an incredibly talented player and I think it’s just a matter of time before he wins again on the PGA TOUR!”
With over 40 players now wearing Nexbelt on the PGA TOUR, it’s considered “The Fastest Growing Belt in Golf”. Its team of Staff Professionals for 2018 includes Tour Players Jim Furyk, Kevin Na, William McGirt, Jason Bohn, Greg Chalmers and many more.
Nexbelt is known for its innovative technology and providing golfers with the maximum comfort and minimal adjusting. The unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit allows the wearer to adjust the belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the golfer with the best fit, feel, and fashion available.
Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available.
Nexbelt’s DRIVE Vision….
Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.
Retain the Human touch
Invest in Good People generously.
Value our Customers Unconditionally.
Embrace Change with Innovation.
Company Founders, Tom Hunsucker, and Eddie and Francis Rowland started Nexbelt in 2010 with a vision to reinvent the way Americans buy, sell and wear their belts. Tired of the old outdated pin/buckle system, they set their sights on creating a belt that would be both adjustable and highly fashionable at the same time. Out of this passion, Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” was born.
Nexbelt®, Precise FitTM and “The Belt With No Holes”® are registered trademarks.
Generally speaking, I don’t really care what other publications or websites have to say about golf products. This is for one major reason. I like to form my own observations and conclusions. Period.
Bloodline Golf is a brand of putters that until recently is a new name to me. Admittedly, I have no familiarity with the brand and that’s a wonderful thing. I always love to learn about new potential game-changing products. Bloodline Golf features two putters in their line-up. They have a blade model called the R1-J Blade and the RG-1 Mallet. Both putters feature a stand-alone design allowing for better alignment and graphite shafts.
The brand has been in the news on a few fronts as of late. Canada’s Adam Svensson (a Titleist Staff Player) recently won on the Web.com Tour. World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and multiple Major winner Ernie Els not only became a Brand Ambassador for Bloodline Golf but also invested in the brand. Last but not least bloodline Golf as described in the press release below (as shared by Tracey Nackel of TEN Marketing and PR) was named to the Golf Digest Hot List. Please read below.
Bloodline Golf Putter Named to Golf Digest’s 2018 Hot List
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., February 13, 2018 — Bloodline Golf is pleased to announce that Golf Digest has awarded its RG-1 Mallet putter with a 2018 Hot List award. The Bloodline putter was released less than a year ago and has already been adopted by top players – most recently, the winner of the Abaco Classic on the Web.com Tour.
The Golf Digest Hot List awards for Equipment appears in the magazine’s March issue. The Hot List is an intense evaluation and testing of equipment gathered from three independent panels consisting of scientists, retailers and players during a two-week annual Hot List Summit. A product’s score is based on its weighted average in four criteria, including Performance, Innovation, Look/Sound/Feel, and Demand, with the first three largely determining the total score.
“We are extremely proud to have made the Hot List in such a competitive category with our very first product,” said Brad Adams, Bloodline co-founder. “Our goal in designing this putter was to create a breakthrough technology that players would choose to play regardless of whether it stands up on its own or not. We went through numerous iterations and have included a combination of proprietary design features that are critical to the performance, look and feel of our putter.”
According to Golf Digest, “Alignment aids are practically universal in today’s putters, but Bloodline takes it to the extreme with a club that can (literally) stand on its own: You set the club behind the ball and walk behind it to ensure you’re on target. It does all this without sacrificing feel. The machined aluminum face, body and hosel are bonded to a stainless-steel soleplate for a sharp, crisp touch at impact.”
“Once we designed the premium putter head, we matched it with a high-performance carbon fiber shaft,” added Larry Bischmann Bloodline co-founder. “With this combination, we were able to take advantage of stand-up features for alignment without sacrificing anything when it comes to feel at impact, distance control, and precise ball striking. We are excited that the Golf Digest Hot List panel of testers gave our young company a chance to be evaluated on an equal playing field with the more established club brands.”
Comments from testers include:
“When I first picked it up, I thought the shaft was crazy. But after trying it, I got it. The shaft transfers no vibrations when I hit the ball.” ~ Low Handicapper
“Constantly good on short and long putts alike.” ~ Mid Handicapper
“Sets really square. It takes the variable of aligning the putter out of it. It almost hits it for you.” ~ High Handicapper
Bloodline has developed a premium putter line of CNC-milled heads which include a high-performance graphite shaft that contributes to the putter’s unique capability to stand up by itself on the green. The company recently announced that Hall-of-Famer Ernie Els has become the first high-profile investor in Bloodline and he will also be a brand ambassador over the coming years. Els was the first player to use Bloodline in a major championship when he played it in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
Bloodline’s RG-1 and R1-J putters are available both on line at http://www.bloodline.golf and in an exclusive retail network.
About Bloodline Golf
Bloodline Golf designs putters that have set a new standard in performance thanks to an innovative carbon fiber shaft/grip combination that enables the putters to stand alone on the green. This pioneering technology was introduced in the spring of 2017 and was used in tournament play soon after by players who have won multiple majors on the PGA TOUR.
The Bloodline brand is rooted in three generations of golf industry excellence and is committed to making a lasting impact on the game of golf. The company’s name pays tribute to a golf “bloodline” that includes Vale Adams, an extremely well-respected club professional from Illinois, his son Gary Adams, the founder of Taylor Made Golf, and his grandson Brad Adams, one of the founding members of Odyssey Golf. The legacy continues with Larry Bischmann, who built the team and strategy that launched the super-premium driver shaft, Diamana, which became the winningest driver shaft on the PGA TOUR. Adams and Bischmann joined forces to create the ultimate fusion of design, function, performance and heritage: Bloodline Golf.
I had the pleasure of reviewing both the Srixon Golf Z-Star XV golf ball and the Cleveland Golf RTX-3 wedges last year. Congratulations to Ted Potter Jr on clinching his victory at the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The victory was well-deserved.
Thanks to Srixon and Cleveland Golf Marketing and Communications Specialist Noelle Zavaleta for sharing the press release.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – February 11, 2018 – Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Ted Potter, Jr. stared down the world’s best on his way to a three-shot victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, CA. He followed Saturday’s brilliant 62 with a near-flawless final round to capture his second career PGA Tour victory.
Entering the final-round tied for the lead, Potter bogeyed the opening hole to drop one behind the lead. That would prove to be the only blemish on the card for Potter on Sunday, as he reclaimed the lead by the fifth hole, and never relinquished it. Potter knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. After his first PGA Tour victory in 2012, he would suffer a devastating ankle injury that took years to recover from. This win is a true testament to Ted and his fight back to the top.
“It’s definitely pleasing, it was a struggle there, when you break your ankle and you don’t know what’s going to happen with your golf swing,” Potter said. “To come back from that, I mean, it’s just unbelievable right now.”
Potter’s Z-STAR XV golf ball and Cleveland RTX-3 wedges helped him to a flawless short-game performance all week which also earned him the number one spot for most birdies in the field (24) and jumped up 102 spots in the FedEx Cup Rankings. On the day, Potter was perfect around the greens, converting every up and down opportunity he faced.
In Ted Potter’s Bag:
Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball
Cleveland RTX-3 wedges (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Golf Tour Issue S400 shafts