World Number 7 Now Playing with Srixon’s Highest Volume Driver with Impact Power Body Construction
ATLANTA—February 8, 2006 Srixon announces that Staff Professional Jim Furyk is now playing with Srixon’s W-506 driver in addition to Srixon’s Z-UR prototype golf ball and Srixon forged wedges currently in his bag.
"Switching to a new driver is a big step for me," said Furyk. "I’ve never been one to tinker. In fact, I have played with my previous driver for the last several years and obviously have a high degree of comfort with it. However, this Srixon W-506 gives me everything my previous driver did but rolls out an additional 8 to 10 yards. It looks great at address, feels great at impact and is extremely forgiving. Combined with the extra yards it’s given me off the tee, the decision was quite easy to make," added Furyk.
The 450cc W-506 is the world’s first high volume driver to feature Srixon’s proprietary Impact Power Body construction where the face, sole and backwall all work together which allows the entire clubhead to deform at impact. This optimum deformation allows the ball to stay on the clubface fractionally longer helping prolong the spin reducing momentum, so the golf ball launches high with low spin. This phenomenon, known as "Recoil Theory", was systematized by the technical staff at Srixon and applied into the technology of the W-506.
Furyk is currently ranked 7th in the world and has top-10 finishes in both of his starts this year.
About SRI Sports (Kobe, Hyogo, Japan)
SRIXON Sports USA, Inc., based in Lawrenceville, Ga., has been distributing premium golf balls and equipment in the U.S. since 1997 and is a subsidiary of SRI Sports Limited. SRI Sports Limited is the number one golf club manufacturer in the world’s second largest market, Japan, and is one of the world’s leading patent holders in golf ball technology. SRIXON golf balls earned 31 tournament victories on multiple professional tours around the world in 2005. For more information about SRIXON please visit www.srixon.com.
Heidi B. Sheehan
Mike Pai, Srixon Sports USA, Inc.