Golf News for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | Marketing

PING City Putting Challenge at Edwin Watts in Palm Harbor, Florida

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- With the Florida Swing moving to the west coast of the state, Edwin Watts Golf and PING are teaming up in search of the best amateur putter in the Tampa/Palm Harbor area. Edwin Watts Golf Shops, LLC, (EWGS), one of the world's largest specialty golf retailers, will be hosting the PING City Putting Challenge, Tuesday through Saturday, March 12 - March 16, at the Palm Harbor store located at 32257 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL. Fresh off his PGA TOUR Victory, PING Staff Player Michael Thompson will be on site Tuesday at 5:30 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 Palm Harbor store to test their putting skills against other amateur golfers in the area, and see how their stroke compares with Mr. Thompson's.

Qualifying times for the PING City Putting Challenge will take place Tuesday, March 12, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., and Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The finals will take place Saturday, March 16, 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 Michael Thompson 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 Tampa'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 16, at 11 a.m. The finalist who makes the most consecutive putts will be the winner.

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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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