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Training Club Exceeds Sales Projections
February 1, 2011. Tour Striker, golf's top-selling line of training golf clubs, experienced overwhelming success at last week's PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. The company exceeded sales projections for the event and drew widespread attention from industry influencers and the media.
"We had an amazing time in Orlando," said Martin Chuck, creator of the Tour Striker, and director of golf at Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Oregon. "Our booth was constantly packed as just about every teaching pro who didn't own a Tour Striker had to come by to check it out and order clubs right there for themselves and their students. It doesn't matter the teaching method or level of golfer, the Tour Striker helps everyone develop a more effective and more powerful impact position very easily. I am truly humbled by the response we continue to receive."
The original Tour Striker 8 iron, Tour Striker Pro 7 iron, Tour Striker Pro X 7 iron, Tour Striker Pro 5 iron and Tour Striker 56-degree wedge training clubs feature distinctive designs that have little clubface below the "sweet spot". The clubs have been designed so golfers intuitively teach themselves how to deliver the "sweet spot" of the club to the ball like an expert ball striker.
"I found myself teaching so many golfers who were trying to scoop the ball at the bottom of the swing," said Chuck. "That was how they tried to get the ball in the air. I wanted to create a club that would teach them to hit down on the ball with forward shaft lean and word has quickly spread throughout the golf industry that the product works."
Throughout the PGA Merchandise Show and the preceding Demo Day, Tour Striker officials were giving interviews to Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Links magazine, Golfweek and to local and regional radio and online outlets. When not speaking with the media, they were selling clubs to pros from Congressional Country Club, Winged Foot Golf Club and Baltusrol Golf Club among many others.
Many experts agree that practicing with the Tour Striker will automatically change a golfer's swing and ball striking, and they will quickly learn to apply forward shaft lean, which will increase lag, add club head speed and improve their impact position naturally.
The Original Tour Striker is targeted for mid-to-high handicap golfers and those with slower swing speeds (under 90 mph with driver), while the Tour Striker Pro is geared for dedicated players with higher swing speeds and a handicap of 10 or less. Also available is a Tour Striker for women and younger players who wish to improve their game. The ladies/junior model is slightly shorter than the regular Tour Striker (35 inches vs. 36 inches) and has a graphite shaft appropriate for women and juniors.
Tour Striker training clubs are cast of 433 stainless steel. The vibration dampening logo affixed within the back cavity helps reduce shock on miss-hit shots while developing ball striking skills. The lie angle and shaft length may be customized for a nominal additional fee.
The Tour Striker commercials and instructional videos are produced by acclaimed golf production and marketing company, The Golf Agency.
The Tour Striker and Tour Striker Pro training clubs are available starting at $99.99. For more information and to order clubs, visit www.tourstriker.com.