Golf News for Monday, January 28, 2013 | Equipment

STX Golf announces release of more forgiving Pitch Black 4 Putter

BALTIMORE -- STX Golf, known for producing classically inspired putters with a modern style, announced today that the company is introducing a putter designed for golfers with a significantly arching stroke - the Pitch Black 4 Putter.

The new, black and bold Pitch Black 4 Putter is the last putter model introduction from the distinguishing Pitch Black Series. What differentiates the Pitch Black 4 Putter from the other putters in the series is its putter head. It resembles a blade but is the size of a small mallet. Most blades are harder to control due to their size but the Pitch Black 4 is both forgiving and easy to align.

Each putter in the Pitch Black Series is exclusively designed for a particular putting stroke; the Pitch Black 4 is ideal for those golfers who have substantial arching throughout their stroke. Additional weight on the toe combined with a flared neck hosel provides more toe hang to optimize the rotation. To elevate the center of gravity which promotes a forward roll, the Pitch Black 4 Putter features the signature STX Roll Pocket. This hallowed out portion of the head also produces a larger sweetspot for better forgiveness and less twisting at impact.

According to STX Golf Marketing Manager Jason Dengler, "The Pitch Black 4 Putter will appeal to golfers who prefer a traditional type head but need and appreciate its high performance features."

Every Pitch Black Putter features a brightly colored electric yellow, soft insert that optically jumps off the black head. This Soft Insert Technology is called "F.E.E.L." - Friction Enhancing Elastomer Layer. This patented STX technology dramatically increases the coefficient of friction to put a greater amount of forward roll on the ball which starts your putts on line. The Soft Face Insert keeps the ball in contact with the putter longer to also provide superior directional control, decreased ball skid and reduced ball deformation.

"In addition to an innovative head and revolutionary soft face insert, the Pitch Black 4 Putter offers a strikingly dark finish on the shaft and head which gives the entire putter a seamless appearance. We have coupled that with a brightly contrasting sight line and the result is supreme visual confidence. In fact, in our field studies and testing showed that golfers are more accurate because of this outstanding visual set up," adds Dengler.

The new Pitch Black Series will be available in stores for the 2013 spring season. Suggested retail is $149.99. For more information on the Pitch Black Series, visit the company website at or to learn how to win a new Pitch Black Putter visit the STX Golf Facebook page.

About STX:
The STX journey to produce world class, technically superior equipment began in 1970. Our mission is to offer products and choices that go beyond industry standards and conventional thinking. Our quest is to always pursue unprecedented feel and performance in each and every detail. When you choose STX, you can trust that we believe in your passion for the game just as much as we believe in the equipment with which you play. So join us on this journey… The Time is Now.

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