Golf News for Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | Events

PING City Putting Challenge at Edwin Watts Golf Shop in Miami

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- On the heels of the inaugural PING City Putting Challenge in Palm Beach, Fla., Edwin Watts Golf and PING are teaming up to find the best amateur putter in the Miami area. In conjunction with the Company's popular TGIF TOURâ„¢, Edwin Watts Golf Shops, LLC, (EWGS), one of the world's largest specialty golf retailers, will be featuring the PING City Putting Challenge as the main attraction of the week-long schedule of activities Tuesday through Sunday, March 5 - March 10, at the Miami store, located at 8484 NW 36th St. PGA TOUR Star and PING Staff Player Louis Oosthuizen will be on-site Tuesday at 5 p.m. to meet and greet customers, showcase his putting accuracy and kick-off the search for the area's best putter.

Amateur golfers of all ages are invited to the Miami store to test their putting skills against other amateur golfers in the area, and see how their stroke compares with Mr. Oosthuizen's.

Qualifying times for the PING City Putting Challenge will take place Tuesday, March 5, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., and Wednesday, March 6 - Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The finals will take place Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. The first 115 participants will receive an iPING Cradle; 10 finalists will receive an iPING Cradle, PING Towel and a signed Louis Oosthuizen photo; and the winner of the PING City Putting Challenge at Edwin Watts Golf will win a custom PING Scottsdale TR Putter, and be crowned Miami's "Best Putter!"

Each participant will have five putts at a target using the new Scottsdale TR Putter and the iPING app. The app will analyze the putts and provide a consistency handicap score based on three criteria (stroke type, impact angle, tempo). The top 10 qualifiers, according to the consistency score, will advance to the finals on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. The finalist who makes the most consecutive putts will be the winner.

"Our Miami-Doral store has International appeal, and it's exciting that South African superstar Louis Oosthuizen will be on-site to tee off the PING City Putting Challenge and support our search for the best putter in the Miami area," said John Watson, CEO, Edwin Watts Golf Shops.

Additionally, throughout the TGIF Tour event, representatives from Adams, Nike, Mizuno, Tour Edge, TaylorMade, Cobra, FootJoy and Callaway will be on-site. Golfers will also have the opportunity to demo new products, experience custom fittings and earn up to $50 in rewards cards with select purchases.

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About Edwin Watts Golf
Edwin Watts Golf Shops, LLC (an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.), headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is one of the world's premier specialty golf retailers. The company operates as an integrated, multi-channel retailer, offering the freshest assortment of brand name golf equipment, apparel, and accessories through its 90 domestic Retail Locations, eCommerce Internet site ( and Telephone/Catalog/Direct Mail sales (1.800.874.0146). Edwin Watts Golf touts a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable sales associates who can assist customers of all skill levels with lessons, performance fitting, special orders and repair services. The combination of the highest level of customer service, price match guarantee and reputation as the most trusted retailer in golf for over 45 years has earned the organization the right to be known as America's Golf Club.

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