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STX used to top 10 finish in the M2M Russian Open




BALTIMORE, MD. – July 28, 2013 – STX Golf, known for as an industry pioneer in putter innovation with its patented Soft Face Insert Technology and for producing classically inspired putters with a modern style, announced today that a STX Pitch Black 1 Putter was played at the Russian Open Golf Championship to finish with a Top-Five.


According to STX Golf Marketing Manager Jason Dengler, “Earlier this month we announced our commitment to our international tour program which includes most major golf tours. This month STX Golf was credited with a Top-10 finish on the Asian Tour and this week, a Top-Five finish on the European Tour at the Russian Open. These finishes prove that our decision to support STX Golf globally is succeeding.”


The Russian Open Golf Championship is a golf tournament on the European Tour and is the only event played behind the former Iron Curtain. It is governed by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Players from all over the world compete for the $2 million dollar purse. One Asian Tour Professional fought hard for a portion of the purse and used a Pitch Black 1 Putter in his pursuit. He thrived and finished with a Top-Five finish.


The stealth-like, Pitch Black 1 Putter is a compact, perimeter weighted blade using both modern and classic design elements. The Black, slightly off-center shaft provides a tour inspired visual setup while ensuring 30 degrees of toe hang for the vast majority of players’ strokes.  Its STX signature Roll Pocket on the sole elevates the center of gravity which promotes a quicker forward roll. This model weights approximately 345 grams and is complimented with a black players grip.




“The entire line of Pitch Black Putters is being played globally but the clear favorite is the Pitch Black 1 Putter. The traditional head is visually appealing at address and the soft face insert ensures most putts stay on line,” added Dengler.


The Pitch Black 1 Putter features a brightly colored electric yellow, soft insert that literally jumps off the black head. This Soft Insert Technology is called “F.E.E.L.” – Friction Enhancing Elastomer Layer This patented STX technology dramatically increases the coefficient of friction to put a greater amount of forward spin on the ball and keep your putts on line. The Soft Face Insert keeps the ball in contact with the putter longer to also provide superior directional control, decreased ball skid and reduced ball deformation.


STX Golf Putters have been used on the PGA Tour and European Tour for decades and have been used to capture 12 PGA Tour events but is relatively new on the Japan Tour, Asian Tour and OneAsia Tour. Surprisingly, the company has already been credited with several Top-10 finishes including the JGT Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup 2013 Top-10.


About STX:


The STX journey to produce world class, technically superior equipment began in 1970.  Our mission is to offer products and choices that go beyond industry standards and conventional thinking.  Our quest is to always pursue unprecedented feel and performance in each and every detail.  When you choose STX, you can trust that we believe in your passion for the game just as much as we believe in the equipment with which you play. So join us on this journey…  The Time is Now.