Golf News for Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Equipment

Fourteen Golf's Chad Collins ties for third at Utah Championship

IRVINE, Calif. -- Fourteen Golf, a global leader in the development of golf equipment design, announced that company spokesperson and Web.com Golf Professional Chad Collins played four outstanding rounds of golf at the Utah Championship which included a second round 60 which took him into the lead.

According to Fourteen Golf COO Marcy Kamoda, "We congratulate Chad for his impressive play. He had an eagle and nine birdies on the first 12 holes of the second round - that is unbelievable. It was great to see him play our RM Series Wedges which set up those birdie putts."

Collins shot a 66, 60, 68, and 69 for a 21-under par total. His second round 60 tied the nine-hole Web.com Tour scoring record with a front-nine 27. He tied for third place and missed winning the Utah Championship by one stroke. Collins played four RM-Series Wedges; 48.06, 50.08, 56.12 and 60.

"The Fourteen Golf RM-12 Wedges allow me to have the confidence to execute any shot from any lie. Along with conforming grooves that produce more than enough spin at just the right times. I rely on my Fourteen Golf wedges during every condition out on tour," said Chad Collins.

Fourteen Golf knows the importance of the short game. The company has garnered a reputation throughout the world as being the preeminent wedge designer and the Golf Digest "Hot List" ranked RM-12 Wedge verifies it. This tour inspired, high performance wedge features the same large trapezoidal grooves as its predecessor, the RM 11-Wedge. These expanded grooves impart exceptional spin and rotational speed as the RM acronym implies - "Revolution per Minute."

These uniquely shaped trapezoidal grooves have been enlarged by 15% as compared to other Fourteen Golf wedges. This increase in overall groove volume enhances spin retention particularly on partial shots. In addition, these high quality grooves perform well in both dry and wet conditions.

The RM-12 Wedge and its sole design differ greatly from the original RM-11 Wedge.
Tour players like to create different shots using the same wedge so the engineers rounded the toe and heel area on the H-Sole available on the 48-degree to 58-degree models and actually removed the back portion of the sole. These modifications allow golfers to open and close the face, promoting a variety of shots.

For the 60-degree RM-12 Wedge, the design team implemented a T-Sole, also known as a Twin Sole. A distinct ridge in the middle portion of the sole allows the club to get through any type of lie easily as the leading edge is able to slide under the club effortlessly. Additionally, when the club face is open, the back portion of the sole encourages the ball to pop up with the perfect amount of spin.

The leading edge on the RM-12 Wedge appears relatively straight, but it is slightly rounded. This modest curve was implemented for visual purposes. Golfers can see how to get under the ball or chip it easily. Fourteen Golf used a forged nickel chrome molybdenum bronze on the RM-12 head because of its durability and resistance to wear. This highly specialized material allows the high quality, high performance trapezoidal grooves to stay in perfect condition which ensures optimum performance.

Touring Professionals appreciated the company's original "reverse taper design" so the engineers used it as a platform but increased the weight distribution on the upper blade to create a "reverse muscle design." In effect, the weight is perfectly proportioned on the blade and club head which creates stability through impact. Now golfers have better control from any lie. No more missing greens

The RM-12 Wedge not only is a high performance, tour inspired wedge but it is aesthetically stunning. The combination of its curves, classic styling and nickel chrome non-plated half matte finish make it one of the most beautiful wedges on the market. This special finish also prevents glare or distractions from the sun.

Fourteen Golf understands the importance of the short game, this significant portion of the game has created an unprecedented demand on most tours for their signature series of wedges. The company prides itself on the 59 titles won and Top-10 finishes achieved using their short game weapons.

In addition to the vast amount of professional golfers playing Fourteen Golf equipment, the company has a professional Fourteen Golf staff team which includes PGA Professionals John Mallinger, Arjun Atwal, Ryuji Imada and Chad Collins. Images and Bios of these players can be furnished upon request or seen at the company website www.fourteengolf.com.

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