Golf News for Friday, May 18, 2007 | Products

GreenFix Ball Mark Elimination System used at over 100 courses

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale, Arizona-based GreenFix Golf announced that more than 100 golf courses nationwide are now utilizing the GreenFix Ball Mark Elimination System, a proven solution to the ever growing problem of ball marks infecting golf greens, which is recognized as the most common complaint at public, private and resort courses nationwide. In some cases, golf facilities are starting to mandate that members and guests utilize the patented GreenFix tool, similar to the mandate of Softspikes over metal spikes back in the mid-90s.

In fact, the GreenFix Tool, combined with the Ball Mark Elimination System, has been so effective that prestigious golf clubs such as Medinah Country Club (site of the 2006 PGA Championship), Southern Hills Country Club (site of the 2007 PGA Championship) and Bulle Rock Golf Club (site of the 2007 McDonald's LPGA Championship) have adopted the system in an effort to solve this ball mark epidemic. Leading the nationwide campaign to address the issue of un-repaired ball marks is Danny Edwards, a 5-Time PGA TOUR winner, and current Champions TOUR golfer, who founded GreenFix Golf.

"The tools that have been used for years are not effective, and the education and training that courses have been providing members and players with, simply doesn't work," said Danny Edwards, CEO, GreenFix Golf. "The evidence is the fact that the ball mark problem still exists at virtually all courses. We must have a change in the type of tool and the method of use if we are going to make an impact and solve this problem. It's not the golfer that is the problem, it is the tool that has been given to the golfer for the last 50+ years."

According to a recent GCSAA survey, ball marks are the most common complaint at golf clubs nationwide, and extensive research has proven that while most golfers take the time to fix ball marks, they use a traditional ball mark repair tool and unintentionally do it wrong. In fact, by using a traditional tool and fixing a mark, golfers are actually lifting the grass and killing the roots under the mark, resulting in dead grass and brown spots, which extends the healing process and dramatically impacts a smooth putting surface for golfers.

The GreenFix tool is a simple, yet effective product that has been developed to dramatically improve golf greens by providing players and maintenance crews with the correct tool to properly repair ball marks. Equipped with the patented GreenFix Wizard, a "depth limiting" short-tonged ball mark repair tool, golfers use a simple "push" technique to repair ball marks quickly and properly. The patented design of the tool prevents the tongs from damaging the roots.

With the patented GreenFix Wizard, a golfer simply holds the tool at a 45 degree angle and "pushes" around the outside edges of the crater from the North, South, East, and West. Next, the golfer taps down the mark firmly with a putter head, and the ball mark is repaired properly, and in seconds. Based on the patented design of the GreenFix Wizard, the prongs are too short for players to jab, lift, and twist, preventing golfers from damaging the root system on the ever so fragile greens. The "push" technique ultimately protects the roots, and expedites the healing process of the mark.

For more information on GreenFix Golf, and the GreenFix Ball Mark Elimination System, please visit www.greenfixgolf.com or call 866-443-4222.

Media Contact:
Ari Edelman (aedelman@mastrocomm.com)
Michele Kruchkowski (mkruchkowski@mastrocomm.com
Mastro Communications, Inc.
(732) 469-5700



 
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