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  • Bettinardi Signs Veteran PGA Tour Player Jason Kokrak

    Bettinardi Signs Veteran PGA Tour Player Jason Kokrak

     

    Today Bettinardi Golf announced that PGA TOUR veteran Jason Kokrak will join their rapidly growing Tour staff. Kokrak will play his custom Tour Department DASS (Double-Aged Stainless Steel) BB8 Triplane putter with their patented F.I.T. Face Milling.

    Since Kokrak put his Bettinardi putter in play at the Honda Classic this season, he has not missed a cut and climbed from 109th to 65th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Jason has also moved up 30 spots in Strokes Gained in Putting (Official PGA Tour stat).

    “Since switching to a Bettinardi putter earlier this year, I have been so impressed with the quality, touch, and feel of the putter.” said Jason Kokrak. “Bettinardi has the ability to craft anything I want from a solid block of metal, all milled in the USA. This was a big confidence boost to my putting and I look forward to a great partnership.”

    “We’re thrilled to welcome Jason as our newest member to join Bettinardi’s Tour staff,” said Robert Bettinardi, President and Founder of Bettinardi Golf. “Jason is number one on the PGA TOUR with 22 straight cuts made, and it’s only a matter of time before he converts and wins on the PGA TOUR. “

    Kokrak, who is currently 29th in the FedExCup Rank, up 23 spots from 2018, is set to play next    at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Course after finishing T23 at the PGA Championship.

    Since the brand was established in 1998, Bettinardi putters have secured more than 80 victories around the world across all professional Tours. Off to a hot start in the 2018-2019 season with four wins, two by long-time brand advocate Matt Kuchar, as well as two on the Web.com Tour, and multiple top 10 finishes from Tour Staffers including Eddie Pepperell and Haotong Li. Bettinardi precision mills all their putters in-house, including the 2018-19 BB-Series, 2019-2020 award winning Studio Stock and Queen B series, which includes their eye-catching Queen B #6 putter, used to win the LPGA Season Finale in 2018. For more details on the Bettinardi putters & wedges visit www.bettinardi.com.

    About Bettinardi Golf

    All Bettinardi putters are designed and crafted under the discerning eye of founder and President Robert J. Bettinardi and Sam Bettinardi outside of Chicago, Illinois at their state of the art manufacturing center in Tinley Park. With over 80 worldwide Tour victories and counting, Bettinardi putters have been precision milled for 20 years. For more information please visit www.Bettinardi.com

  • Molinari becomes Champion Golfer with Bettinardi putter

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    -World-class putting performance lands Italy’s first Major golf title-

     

    Francesco Molinari withstood a final round challenge from playing partner Tiger Woods to win his first Major title at the 147th Open Championship with another world-class putting performance using his Bettinardi BBZero Tour putter.

    The new Champion Golfer of the Year and the most consistent player in the world in recent months, birdied the formidable 18th hole for a final bogey-free round of 69 and a two-shot victory at Carnoustie, where his putts per GIR amounted to 1.770. Starting three shots back from the leaders, including defending champion Jordan Spieth, he became the fifth golfer to hold the lead during a captivating day, as his last putt secured Italy’s first Major title four years before the country hosts The Ryder Cup.

    The popular Italian signed with Bettinardi at the start of the year and switched to his current Double Aged Stainless Steel (DASS) BBZero Tour putter before the Players Championship in May, ahead of winning the BMW PGA Championship and achieving his first PGA Tour title at the Quicken Loans National earlier this month with a resounding eight-shot victory.

    Armed with the confidence gained from his trusted Bettinardi putter, Francesco has now achieved a remarkable sequence of three wins and two runner-up spots in his last six starts. At the toughest of the British Open venues, he played 37 holes without dropping a shot and managed an unrivalled bogey-free weekend on the wind-swept links course. Always known as one of the straightest hitters on Tour, it was once believed that putting under pressure was his Achilles heel. Not any longer, as he now ranks at No.6 in the world.

    “I think it will take a long time for this to sink in,” said Francesco after accepting the Claret Jug. “To go bogey-free at the weekend around a track like this, it’s very good. I was as calm as you can be in the final round in The Open. I felt like I was ready for it,” added the 35-year-old, who recently visit the Bettinardi plant in Chicago where his putter was crafted.

    “We’re so proud to see Francesco winning his first Major title and become the hottest player in the world right now with a Bettinardi putter that we created for him,” said company President Robert Bettinardi. “Francesco’s magnificent achievement tops off a remarkable run of performances with a putter that clearly gives him enormous confidence every time he plays and our brand with an Italian heritage could not have a better playing ambassador,” he added.

  • Molinari claims first PGA Tour title with putting masterclass

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    - Italian’s Bettinardi putter proves red hot on way to an 8-shot victory-

     

    Francesco Molinari produced a masterclass on the greens with his latest Bettinardi putter, holing more than 120 feet of putts during the final round to win his maiden PGA Tour title with an eight-shot victory at the Quicken Loans National.

    Using a Bettinardi Double Aged Stainless Steel (DASS) BBZero Tour model, with FIT Face Milling and a sight dot on the top, the world number 17 carded a bogey-free course record, eight under 62, to finish on a tournament record 21 under par.

    The popular Italian gave an imperious performance in leading the event, which included a back-nine of 29. He was six-under through holes 10-14 at TPC Potomac, Maryland and his round featured seven single putts, including a 50-foot eagle putt on the 10th hole.

    Molinari signed with Bettinardi at the start of the year and has worked closely with famed putter maker Robert Bettinardi to create the best model for his game. He switched to his current putter before the Players Championship in May ahead of winning the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth a few weeks later.

    “Francesco has put his trust in Bettinardi because of our ability to make any small adjustments at short notice, while retaining the premium quality of the putter” said Sam Bettinardi, Head of Sales and Marketing. “He’s proud to be working with a company that has Italian heritage and superior craftsmanship. If he calls us, we can move quickly to get his putter built and with Robert’s office 15 feet away from the shop floor, he can oversee everything and gives Francesco great confidence in the final product.

    “Together we have created the perfect putter for him and he has enormous confidence in the BBZero Tour model, which he’s shown with two impressive victories in the last five weeks,” added Sam.

    Tournament host, Tiger Woods, described Molinari’s performance as ‘phenomenal’ and Sky Sports pundit and Francesco’s coach, Denis Pugh mentioned on air, that confidence with his putter is at an all-time high.

    “Everyone knows Francesco is a straight driver and he’s always had a laser-like iron game, but now he’s found inspiration with his putter and he’s not wasting shots on the greens anymore,” said Pugh.

    Molinari only had two bogeys all week as he posted four rounds in the 60’s (67-65-65-62) and finished 1st in the putting statistics (GIR) with 105 on 62.

    The victory lifted him to 42nd in the FedEx Cup ranking and puts him on course to qualify for the Tour Championship, which he narrowly missed last year. He also cemented his position in the European Points List for automatic qualification for the Ryder Cup in September.

    The 35-year-old, who has former US Ryder Cup captain Dave Stockton as his putting coach, has had an impressive season playing on both sides of the Atlantic. He followed up the comprehensive victory at Wentworth with a runners-up spot at his home event, the Italian Open and a top-25 finish at the US Open.

    Molinari has amassed nearly $30 million in prize money with six career victories, following wins at the WGC HSBC Champions in 2010 and two wins at the Italian Open a decade apart in 2006 and 2016. He also won the Open de España in 2012.

    Having turned pro in 2004, he has represented Europe twice at the Ryder Cup - winning in both 2010 at Celtic Manor and in 2012 at Medinah. He also won the Omega Mission Hills World Cup for Italy in 2009, playing alongside his brother Edoardo.

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