Saginaw, TX, February 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Feel Golf Company and the International Players Tour (IPT) have joined forces for the 2008 Tour Season. The partnership features Feel Golf’s designation as “The Official Wedge Partner" of the IPT, and unique access to Feel’s technology for the IPT membership. “I'm extremely excited about our partnership with Feel Golf and the tremendous benefits from this association,” stated Ron Beaman, Founder and President of the IPT. “Our players now have unique access to the premier wedge technology in the world from Feel Golf. The partnership also brings many new 'Added-Value" benefits to our members, especially Feel’s sponsorship of cash bonuses to our players. The cash bonuses will be awarded to category winners as part of our overall player incentive program, the first in our industry.”
Bill Conwell, SVP-Business Development of the IPT, stated: “The strategic partnership with Feel Golf has tremendous benefits for both organizations. We are certainly honored to be the first major “avid golfer” tour to fully endorse Feel Golf’s leading edge wedge technology. Their award-winning wedge sets, including the revolutionary 73 degree, are clearly leading the next era of innovative design.”
“We are very pleased to participate as a key sponsor on the IPT,” stated Lee Miller, CEO of Feel Golf and PGA Member. “While we already have a presence on the PGA, LPGA and other professional Tours, our association with the IPT allows us access to the avid golfer – golfers with handicaps ranging from +2 to 26, and includes professionals as well. These are the golfers who enjoy competitive golf, and play golf with a passion. As a golf club and golf grip OEM, access to these important golfers is an excellent avenue to building brand awareness and garnering new customers.”
Greg Cottingham, PGA Professional and General Manager of Feel Golf stated: “Many of our existing customers include serious recreational amateurs and/or scratch players that enjoy a competitive round of golf with fellow golfers with similar handicaps. The IPT is a way for us to showcase our excellent line of premium golf products to our target market and we see the IPT growing its already strong base of these competitive golfers.”
About Feel Golf
Feel Golf Company, whose product line was actually born on the PGA & LPGA Tours, is well known for its PGA performance designed golf clubs including its superior line of award winning wedges. The Company is a full-line, premium golf club manufacturer with club assembly in the USA whose products are designed, built and backed by PGA Professionals. For over the past 18 years, Feel Golf’s proprietary technology golf clubs have been played by Tour Professionals worldwide - including the PGA, LPGA, European, Asian, Champions and Nationwide Tours, US Amateur champions, as well as by All-American Collegiate Players.
Feel Golf is also the innovator of “The Reverse-Taper, Full Release™ Performance grip. This leading, sports science technology golf grip has multiple patents in grip design & utility. This grip can and will increase distance, improve accuracy, and provide golfers of all skill levels with a better touch and feel – the trademark of the Company.
The Full Release™ Performance grip is the “Official Golf Grip” of the United States Schools of Golf, has received numerous industry testimonials and awards including:
• "The Greatest change to Golf in the Last 100 Years!" by the Equipment Editor of Publinks Golfer Magazine.
• > 4 out of 5 golfers validated better performance: Greater Distance with more control and accuracy and overall satisfaction over traditional golf grips as independently measured by PGA Tour Partners.
• “Top Discovery” – International PGA Show
The Company continues to win industry awards for its many innovations year after year. The Company’s innovative clubs and grips are sold on 5 continents in 35 countries and are available online and/or in many major US golf and sporting goods retail stores.
Feel Golf is based in Monterey County, California, home of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links. For more information about the Feel Golf Company and their great lineup of products, visit their website at www.feelgolf.net or call: 1-877-934-7387.
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About International Players Tour (IPT)
International Players Tour (operated by prior management of Champions Golf Tour (CGT) and American Challenge Golf Tour) was launched in January 2008. The Champions Golf Tour was founded by Ron Beaman in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in April 2002.
Ron developed a business model that would provide avid recreational golfers a chance to play in an environment similar to major tour events – “inside the ropes” for significant prize money – utilizing a proprietary handicap system. After conducting its first event in June, 2002, CGT followed with 17 tournaments in 2002 and awarded nearly $60,000 in prize money. Significant and sustained growth has occurred in subsequent years in player participation, number of events, and prize money.
With over 1000 players in their system, IPT management conducted over 150 events in 2007 within ten states and twelve metropolitan city areas, and the payouts exceeded the $500,000 barrier. In 2008, the IPT will conduct 200+ events in fifteen different metro areas, culminating in the Tour Championship at the Horseshoe Bay Marriott Resort in Texas, with the winner taking home $20,000.
“The Model that Works” is now being adopted effectively and implemented successfully in multiple cities, with projected expansion into 5-10 new markets each year – including international locations - through a unique licensing rights program.
In addition, IPT has expanded its 2008 Senior Tour Division schedule to include 10-12 new 54 hole events across the USA. The Senior Tour Division provides playing opportunities for seniors with competitive aspirations on the PGA Champions Tour or maintaining their level of competition for significant purses.
See www.ipgtour.com for details.