HUNTSVILLE, ALA. (September 15, 2005) – A former PGA Player used a Balance-Certified Golf, Inc. (BCG) equipped MacGregor putter to add a Nationwide Tour title to his resume last Sunday with a one-stroke victory at the Envirocare Utah Classic. In gathering this win, he moved himself into position to return to the PGA next year. His performance moved him up nearly 50 places to 24th place on the Nationwide money list. His putting average improved by nearly a stroke per round during this important tournament.
"I woke up at six o’clock this morning as bright-eyed as a kid on Christmas Day," said the former first-team All-American at East Tennessee State University. "I couldn’t wait to get started because I knew if I played well I could get back to the PGA Tour."
BCG’s President Jeff Lindner said, "This win on the Nationwide Tour was especially nice for Balance-Certified because as everyone knows, a strong finish to a year’s efforts on the Nationwide can catapult a player up to play with the big boys on the PGA. It is even more special when you get to play a part in helping a player ‘return’ to the PGA."
This engineering based company started the trend to move weight around in a club back in 1999 with their award winning Pro-Balanceâ?¢ shaft weighting system. Since then, their systems have been in use and gaining acceptance on every major Tour. In fact, their technology is stocked in several Tour support vans and is carried on the Tour bags of such companies as MacGregor’s Bobby Grace, Big Oak Putters/Dave Curry Designs, SeeMore Putters, and Ray Cook Golf. VP of Sales John Cranston said, "We really can’t keep track of just how many players each week are using our system since so many different companies are installing our products on Tour. It is safe to say, we have the widest use at all levels of professional play of any new (under 5 years old) company in the industry. Balance-Certified is THE standard on all Tours."
Cranston has fitted over 140 Tour players in putters, drivers, and other clubs. Moving outside the big show, many more mini-tour players, teaching professionals and club professionals can all attest that the balancing system created by Balance-Certified Golf, Inc. has a real impact on players’ touch, feel and swings. "A couple of strokes per tournament, or a couple of strokes per round can make a huge difference to the professional golfer," said Cranston. "All I can say is this: I have made a lot of friends out here with our products. If you can help a guy make more putts, it means money in his pocket."
BCG’s Pro-Balanceâ?¢ line introduces strategically located weights that can be used to adjust a golf club’s vibration and response characteristics and can be installed in any brand of golf equipment. "We are the first and only company to take golf club dynamics to a scientific level, making ‘feel’ a definable and tunable parameter," said Lindner. BCG’s approach goes far beyond simply bolting a weight to a golf club. BCG designs have been optimized through a proprietary parametric modal analysis technique to modulate the actual shape that the club deforms into when it vibrates. "Simply bolting a weight on a golf club with dumb luck does not achieve the same results," noted Lindner.
In fact, BCG’s technologies were significant enough to earn them top honors at this year’s PGA Merchandising Show. On January 29, 2005, BCG was awarded the International Network of Golf’s (ING’s) Industry Honors Awards in the Product Ingenuity – Emerging Company category at the Show in Orlando, Florida. Balance-Certified joined industry giants like Nike Golf and TaylorMade who won in other categories.
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