July 16th Posted by Alex in EUROPEAN TOUR, PGA, THE LATEST, TOUR on July 16, 2015 at 12:15 am

It’s that time of year again where players from around the world aim to hoist the coveted Claret Jug. This year, The Open heads to the Home of Golf, The Old Course at St. Andrews. We’ve highlighted all fourteen of our staffers teeing it up this week with what’s in their bag and some special news and notes.

Keegan Bradley

News & Notes

  • #3 in Total Driving with the Z 545 Driver.
  • Added an 18* Z U45 driving iron for this week.

Graeme McDowell

News & Notes

  • Top 10 finishes in 2 of the last 3 Open Championships
  • His iron set features Z U45, Z 545 and Z 745 irons.

J.B. Holmes

News & Notes

  • Won the 2015 Shell Houston Open in April.
  • Finished T14 in 2010 Open at St. Andrews
  • Top 10 in Driving Distance, Birdie Average, Putting Average & Money in 2015.

Hideki Matsuyama

  • Z 945 Irons
  • Z U45 Utility

News & Notes

  • #14 in Official World Golf Rankings
  • Eight Top 10 finishes in 2015
  • Top 5 in Total Driving, Ball Striking, All-Around Ranking and Strokes Gained T2G.

Shane Lowry

News & Notes

  • 4th Open Championship start. 3 for 3 in cuts made with a Top 10 in 2014.
  • Carries only one wood in his bag with two Z U45 Utility Irons.

Miguel Angel Jimenez

  • Z-STAR
  • Z-STAR Glove

News & Notes

  • 23rd Open Championship start.
  • Seven Worldwide wins since switching to the Z-STAR golf ball.

Anirban Lahiri

  • Z U45 23*
  • Z 745 Irons
  • Z-STAR Glove

News & Notes

  • 18 professional wins.
  • Two wins on the European Tour this season.

Russell Knox

  • Z-STAR
  • Tour Cap
  • Z 745 Irons

News & Notes

  • Native of Scotland. Got into the championship as the 1st Alternate.
  • Since switching to the Z 745 irons, he ranks Top 10 in Greens in Regulation and Proximity.

Soren Kjeldsen

  • Z-STAR Glove

News & Notes

  • Winner of the 2015 Irish Open.
  • Risen 268 spots in the Official World Golf Rankings since switching to the new Z-STAR XV.

Jaco Van Zyl

  • Z-STAR XV (Shop)
  • Z-STAR Glove (Shop)

News & Notes

  • Qualified for The Open with a Top 5 finish at the Alstom Open de France.

Rod Pampling

  • o Z-STAR XV
  • o Z-STAR Glove
  • o Performance Tour Cap

News & Notes

  • Won the 2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am

Rikard Karlberg

  • Z 745 Irons
  • Z-STAR Glove

News & Notes

  • Qualified with a Top 10 finish last week at the Scottish Open.

Ryan Fox

  • Z 745/945 Irons
  • Tour Cap
  • Z-STAR Glove

Koumei Oda

  • Z-STAR

Hiroshi Iwata

  • Z-STAR

Tadahiro Takayama

February 24th Posted by Alex in EUROPEAN TOUR, THE LATEST, TOUR on February 24, 2015 at 4:31 pm

A huge congrats is in order for staffer Anirban Lahiri who earned a victory on Sunday at the 2015 Hero Indian Open, held at the Delhi Club in New Delhi, India. The victory was Lahiri’s second European Tour victory in the last three weeks and comes just three months after his successful completion of Qualifying School for the European Tour. Lahiri, a 27-year-old native of India, began Sunday’s final round seven shots off the lead, but his final round score of 69 forced extra holes, where he able to clinch victory with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

“Hopefully I’ll have more days like this in my career, but for now I’m just going to enjoy the moment,” said Lahiri. “Every Indian golfer puts winning the Indian Open on their bucket list, but not many get the chance to actually tick it off. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.”

At only 27 years of age, Lahiri has already earned an astonishing fourteen (14?!) professional victories and, with Sunday’s win at the Hero Indian Open, coupled with his victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open, has moved him all the way to Number 31 in the Official World Golf Rankings. This win also vaulted Lahiri to #2 in the European Tour “Race to Dubai” and has effectively secured his Masters debut in April.

Lahiri currently plays the new 4th generation Z STAR XV golf ball with Spin Skin technology, Srixon Z Series irons, a Cleveland 588® Tour Action® wedge (53°), and a Cleveland 588 RTX™ 2.0 CB wedge (60°). Lahiri also wears a Srixon glove and carries a Srixon bag.

For more information on Anirban Lahiri and his Journey to Better, please visit: http://www.anirbanlahiri.com/

February 3rd Posted by Alex in PGA, THE LATEST, TOUR on February 3, 2014 at 7:14 pm

On Sunday, Kevin Stadler shot a final round 68 to close out a victory at the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open. In his 239th career start on the PGA Tour, Stadler came back from a two-shot deficit on Sunday to finish at 16-under par and capture his 1st PGA Tour victory, a mere five miles from his Scottsdale home. Not only did Kevin earn a victory at TPC Scottsdale, it will allow him to make history.

Aside from a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour, this win secured a spot for Stadler in the 2014 Masters Tournament this April. For the first time, he will get to join his father, 13-time PGA Tour winner and 1982 Champion, Craig Stadler, at Augusta National. This marks a special moment in golf history as the Stadler’s will become the first father-son duo to play together in The Masters.

When asked if he had thought about joining his dad at Augusta, he replied, “That was in the forefront of my mind when I was out there”. The elder Stadler kept it very simple when asked about his sons 1st win, “It’s awesome”.

While this year will mark Kevin’s first appearance at Augusta, it will also be the last for the man who was affectionately nicknamed “The Walrus”. “It’s going to great for me because it’s really my last one. I kept saying, you know, when he gets in, that’s my last (Masters).”

In his victory, Kevin used the Z-STAR XV with SpinSkin, a Z-STAR Premium Cabretta glove, and a Performance Tour cap.

January 8th Posted by Alex in PGA, THE LATEST, TOUR on January 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

We are excited to announce that K.J. Choi has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract to join its professional tour staff. Considered one of Asia’s most successful golfers, Choi has won 21 tournaments worldwide since turning professional in 1994. He started his career on the Korean Tour, picking up his first win at the 1995 14th Phantom Open. In 1999, Choi earned two victories on the Japan Golf Tour – later that year, he became the first Korean to gain a PGA Tour card. He counts the 2011 Players Championship among his eight PGA Tour victories.

“Having Mr. Choi as a member of our Srixon staff gives us a great sense of pride,” said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland Golf/Srixon – U.S.A. “Mr. Choi’s contributions to the game of golf have been significant throughout his career, but his deep commitment to numerous charitable causes have made him the type of brand ambassador that any organization would be honored to have as a member of their team.”

Choi’s contract includes playing a Z-STAR golf ball and wearing a Srixon glove, while maintaining a Srixon logo on his apparel and golf bag.

“I am very excited to be part of the Srixon team,” said Choi. “The Srixon ball is a top quality ball and I feel very comfortable playing it.”

In 2007, he founded the K.J. Choi Foundation with a focus on educational opportunities and better lives for children all over the world. The Foundation has donated over $1 million and extended its reach through scholarships and aid for victims of natural disasters. Choi was recently named the recipient of the 2013 Golf Writers Association of America’s Charlie Bartlett Award, awarded to a professional golfer for his unselfish contributions for the betterment of society.

December 20th Posted by Alex in LPGA, THE LATEST, TOUR on December 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

We are pleased to announce that Inbee Park has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension to remain a member of their professional tour staff. The 25-year-old South Korean is currently ranked No.1 on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings and also the reigning LPGA Player of the Year. A nine-time LPGA Tour winner, Park had six victories in 2013, including three straight majors.

“We are thrilled that Ms. Park has decided to remain a member of Srixon’s tour staff,” said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland Golf/Srixon – U.S.A. “Ms. Park’s outstanding 2013 season has not only validated her as the most dominant women’s player, but it has also cemented her legacy as one of the premier golfers in the history of the game. Her decision to remain part of the Srixon family says a lot to us regarding how she feels about our products and our company.”

Park’s contract extension includes a Srixon Z-STAR golf ball and Srixon golf clubs, as well as Cleveland wedges. She will continue to wear a Srixon glove, carry a Srixon bag while also maintaining a Srixon logo on the side of her headwear.

“I am very excited to extend my relationship with Srixon. They have provided me the best clubs, balls and other products,” said Inbee Park. “I thank the Srixon team for all their support and I look forward to playing Srixon products on tour.”

October 29th Posted by Alex in THE LATEST, TOUR on October 29, 2013 at 12:10 am

Srixon congratulates staffer Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño for winning the European Tour’s 2013 BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China, over the weekend. The 33-year-old Spaniard shot a 4-under-par 68 in the final round for an 11-under 277 total and a one-shot victory, the seventh of his career.

It was an impressive all-around performance for Fernandez-Castaño, who trusted his Cleveland Golf/Srixon equipment to rank second in greens in regulation, third in driving accuracy and sixth in scrambling.

Not only was the win worth €851,346, it secured Fernandez-Castaño a spot in next week’s World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and propelled him to No. 32 in the Official World Golf Rankings. He also jumped to No. 4 in the Race to Dubai and rose to the top of the 2014 Ryder Cup European Team standings.

“It’s perfect timing… Doesn’t get any better than this,” said Fernandez-Castaño.
Fernandez-Castaño currently plays a Srixon Z525 driver (9.5°), a Srixon I-701 2-iron (17°), Cleveland CG1 Tour irons (3-PW), Cleveland 588™ Forged wedges (52°, 58°) and a Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball with SpinSkin technology. Fernandez-Castano also wears a Cleveland visor, a Srixon glove and carries a Cleveland Golf bag.

September 25th Posted by Alex in PGA, THE LATEST, TOUR on September 25, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Graeme McDowell has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with Srixon to remain a member of our PGA TOUR staff. McDowell, winner of the 2010 U.S. Open and 2013 RBC Heritage, is also a nine-time winner on the European Tour. G-Mac will continue to play Srixon irons and the Z-STAR XV in Pure White. He’ll wear a Srixon hat and glove and carry a Srixon bag.

Todd Harman, President of Cleveland Golf/Srixon USA, stated, “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Graeme has decided to remain a member of Srixon’s PGA Tour staff. Graeme is one of those unique individuals who brings so much to the game of golf. His passion for competition, combined with his love for the game and respect for the fans, has made him the type of ambassador that any company would be honored to have on their staff. The fact that Graeme has chosen to remain in the Srixon family says an awful lot in regards to how he feels about our products, as well as our company.”

McDowell was a member of Team Europe during the 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cup, where he contributed significantly toward his team’s dramatic victories over the United States. G-Mac was voted 2010 Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America and joint 2010 Player of the Year on the European Tour.

“I’m thrilled to remain a member of the Srixon family, one I’ve been part of since my college days” said McDowell. “I couldn’t be happier with my current bag and I’m playing some of the best golf of my career. Much of that has to do with their exceptional equipment, coupled with the tremendous support they’ve continually given me. I’m now looking to taking things forward again and accomplishing many of my professional goals over the coming years.”

In addition to G-Mac’s golf accomplishments, he has given back to his communities through the G-Mac Foundation, which works to support children’s medical research in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States.

September 17th Posted by Alex in PGA, THE LATEST, TOUR on September 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

This morning, Srixon staff member Peter Jacobsen was named the 2013 Payne Stewart Award winner by the PGA Tour. The award, which began in 2000 after Payne Stewart’s tragic death, is given each year to a professional golfer who best exemplifies the values of character, charity and sportsmanship. Peter and his marketing firm, Peter Jacobsen Sports, have supported non-profit organizations ranging from The First Tee to the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as contributing over $40 Million to a multitude of major charities. Jacobsen, 59, is the 16th player to be given the award, but, for Peter, it is just a bit more special.

Peter and Payne were the closest of friends on and off the golf course. When asked about Stewart during his press conference, Peter stated, “Payne and I did so many things together. I’ve watched the progression of that award over the years and I have always admired guys who won it and obviously admired Payne so much. We all did. He was like a brother, such a good guy.” Away from golf, Peter and Payne were band members in “Jake Trout and the Flounders“; the group recorded two albums together in the 80′s and 90′s.

With golf, music or anything he does in life, Peter always has fun and brings joy to those around him. “Payne was a competitor; I’m a competitor. We’re all competitors. We all want to win every time we tee it up but that’s not feasible. But, you can always have fun.” We are excited for Peter and are proud to have him represent our brand.

July 29th Posted by Alex in PRODUCTS, THE LATEST on July 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

With the release of the new Z-STAR series less than two weeks away, many members of the golf community have taken notice. They have fallen head over heels for the new SpinSkin technology and cannot wait for the August 8th release. Of course, we are a bit biased but, don’t just take our word for it. We’ve compiled a few 3rd party reviews for your reading pleasure. Also, you can see what fellow golfers are saying about the new Z-STAR series on our Z-STAR “microsite”.

Without any further ado…

- Golf Digest Stix
- Golf Digest
- PGA Tour Equipment Report
- Golf.com’s “The Shop” blog
- South Florida Golf Mag
- The Hackers Paradise
- National Club Golfer
- GolfALot.com

July 26th Posted by Alex in THE LATEST, TOUR, Web.Com on July 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Deja Vu? No, you are seeing it right, another staff member shot 59 on the Web.Com Tour!

Congratulations to staffer Russell Knox for shooting a 59 in Friday’s second round at the Albertsons Boise Open in Idaho. It’s the second time in less than two weeks that a staff member has posted the magical number, as Will Wilcox also shot 59 in the final round of the Utah Championship just 12 days ago!

Knox, a 28-year-old native of Inverness, Scotland, carded two eagles, eight birdies and eight pars for a 12-under-par total on the par-71 layout at Hillcrest Country Club. He is the fifth player ever to shoot a 59 on the Web.Com Tour.

These rounds from Knox and Wilcox continue to build excitement for the upcoming launch of the new Z-STAR series, scheduled for August 8th. Both play the new Z-STAR with SpinSkin, with Wilcox gaming a Tour Yellow ball and Knox a Pure White ball.

These rounds continue an impressive year on the Web.com Tour. Staffer Michael Putnam has two wins and leads the circuit with $390,384 in earnings, more than $100,000 ahead of his nearest competitor. The 27-year-old Wilcox, a native of Birmingham, Ala., is sixth on the money list and in comfortable position to finish among The 25 and earn a PGA Tour card. Also among The 25 is 29-year-old Jim Renner of Boston, Mass., who currently stands 12th in money.

We are incredibly proud of our staffers for their achievements!