Golf News for Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | Equipment

STX Golf earns top-10 finish at Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup

BALTIMORE -- STX Golf, known for producing classically inspired putters with a modern style and as an industry pioneer in putter innovation with its patented Soft Face Insert Technology, announced that its global golf tour program continues to grow on the Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour and OneAsia Tour. This past weekend at the JGT Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup 2013 a STX Pitch Black 1 Putter was played to shoot three solid rounds in the sixties which secured this international professional a Top-10 finish.

According to STX Golf Marketing Manager Jason Dengler, "STX Golf made a strategic decision to support the growing tours in Asia. Golf has evolved into a global sport and STX Golf decided to position its brand, its putters and its tour program accordingly."

STX Golf Putters have been used on the PGA Tour for decades and have been used to capture 12 PGA Tour events but is relatively new on the Japan Tour, Asian Tour and OneAsia Tour. Surprisingly, the company has already been credited with several Top-10 finishes including the JGT Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup 2013 Top-10.

Collectively, the Pitch Black 1 Putter appears to the favorite on the Japan Golf Tour. "We believe the JGT Professionals use the Pitch Black 1 because it has a traditional appearance at address yet the dynamic contrast of cosmetics make it unique," added Dengler.

The stealth-like, Pitch Black 1 Putter is a compact, perimeter weighted blade using both modern and classic design elements.

The Black, slightly off-center shaft provides a tour inspired visual setup while ensuring 30 degrees of toe hang for the vast majority of players' strokes. Its STX signature Roll Pocket on the sole elevates the center of gravity which promotes a quicker forward roll. This model weights approximately 345 grams and is complimented with a black players grip.

The Pitch Black 1 Putter features a brightly colored electric yellow, soft insert that literally 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 spin on the ball and keep 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.

The new STX Pitch Black Series is available in stores. Visit the STX Golf website at to find a STX Golf dealer near you. Suggested retail is $149.99.

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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