- FOURTEEN GOLF Immediate Release - 09 April, 2013
IRVINE, CA - April 9, 2013 - FOURTEEN GOLF, a global leader in the development of golf equipment, announced today that the winner of the Asian Tour's inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand played a Fourteen Golf 54-degree wedge.
According to Fourteen Golf COO Marcy Kamoda, "Fourteen Golf clubs are played by elite players on every professional Tour in the world. While the irons and woods have become more popular in recent years, our wedges have been used by professionals for many years. These talented golfers recognize the benefits of using our classically designed, tour inspired wedges for accuracy and consistency around the green. We congratulate the winner of the Chiangmai Classic on winning his third Asian Tour title."
A Fourteen Golf wedge that continues to gain awareness both on and off the tours is the 2013 Golf Digest "Hot List" award winning RM-12 Wedge. The uniquely shaped trapezoidal grooves on the RM-12 Wedges 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 2013 Golf Digest "Hot List" award winning 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.
FOURTEEN GOLF is a burgeoning golf equipment company that takes great pride in their tour program. The company proudly announced the addition of PGA Professional John Mallinger to the FOURTEEN GOLF Professional Staff in January of 2013. He will play the RM Series Wedges as well as wear a FOURTEEN GOLF cap. His staff bag, head covers, umbrella and towel will all display the FOURTEEN GOLF logo.
Last year, FOURTEEN GOLF officially signed PGA Professional Ryuji Imada to a three year endorsement deal which includes a staff bag, head covers, hat, umbrella and wedges. He joins FOURTEEN GOLF team members PGA Professionals Chad Collins and Arjun Atwal. "I love the FOURTEEN GOLF RM-12 Wedges. The workability of these wedges are unbelievable," said Atwal.