Professional Golfers Anna Nordqvist & Katherine Kirk Added to PXG’s 2018 Tour Player Lineup
PXG Determines Best Fit by Ability Not Gender
Scottsdale, Arizona – PXG, the ground-breaking golf equipment company widely recognized for inciting a step change in the golf industry, has signed two LPGA Tour champions, Anna Nordqvist and Katherine Kirk, to its 2018 tour roster. The move highlights PXG’s ongoing efforts to emphasize the exceptional talent on the LPGA Tour and the importance of women in golf. Prior to being under contract with PXG, Kirk and Nordqvist both had wins on the LPGA Tour with custom fit PXG clubs in the bag. Wins included Nordqvist’s major victory at the 2017 Evian Championship. “I’ve worked incredibly hard and am really proud of where I stand today,” Anna Nordqvist shared. “To have the full support of PXG as I move into the new season and continue to play my game is something I am very thankful for. PXG’s team is great to work with and the clubs are outstanding.” Kirk added similar sentiment stating, “To say I’m a PXG believer is an understatement! I’ve won with PXG clubs in my bag.” In early 2017, PXG made a statement by announcing only new LPGA Tour players to its roster, including two-time major champion Lydia Ko. Shortly thereafter, the company unveiled its university program, which includes top student-athletes and coaches at six NCAA D1 universities. The program emphatically calls for equal support for both the men’s and women’s golf teams, something many college programs don’t currently enjoy. “As global interest in women’s golf continues to increase, we are seeing more and more women take up the sport, which is fantastic for the game,” said PXG founder and well-known American entrepreneur Bob Parsons. “However, if a woman has any game at all, it’s huge disservice to imagine that clubs sold off the shelf are going to be a good fit.” Clubs sold off the shelf assume all women use one flex – a beginner’s ultra-whippy flex that gets the ball in the air and not much else. Even off the shelf clubs intended for men come in various shaft flexes to accommodate different swing speeds. In both cases, it is far better to provide the golfer, whether male or female, with clubs that are custom fit for their skill and physical characteristics. Parsons added, “PXG makes golf clubs for golfers. Period. What we care about is each golfer’s unique swing and building exceptional, custom fit clubs that maximize his or her abilities. It’s no secret, it’s fun to play your best. Enabling that for women and men of all ages is what PXG is all about.” What’s in Anna Nordqvist’s bag? • PXG 0811X Driver, 9° Fuji Platinum 5; 45” • PXG 0341X 3-Wood, 15°, Fuji Platinum 6; 43” • PXG 0317X Hybrid, 19°, GD Di 75; 41” • PXG 0311X 4-Driving Iron, GD Di 75 • PXG 0311 5-Iron, KBS Tour 90 R • PXG 0311T Irons 6-PW, KBS Tour 90 R • PXG Sugar Daddy Milled Wedges 50°, 54°& 58°, KBS 610
What’s in Katherine Kirk’s Bag? • PXG 0811X Driver, 9° GD BB6 Stiff, +1/2” • PXG 0341X 3-Wood & 5-Wood, GD Di7, STD • PXG 0317X Hybrid 22°, GD Di 75, STD • PXG 0311 Irons 5-PW, Accra 60i Stiff, STD • PXG 0311 Wedges 50°, 54° & 58°, Nippon 105
Nordqvist and Kirk will join current #PXGTroops James Hahn, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore, Pat Perez, Charl Schwartzel, Lydia Ko, Brittany Lang, Austin Ernst, Christina Kim, Alison Lee, Ryann O’Toole, and Gerina Piller. To learn more about PXG’s stance on women’s golf, watch Episode 2 of the PXG Files. Episode 2 covers why PXG determines best fit by ability not gender, new LPGA Tour professionals and PXG’s policy in supporting women’s university golf. To learn more about PXG’s tour professionals and equipment, visit www.pxg.com.
ABOUT PARSONS XTREME GOLF – PXG, A YAM WORLDWIDE COMPANY Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company was founded by GoDaddy founder, businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 2014. Leveraging breakthrough technology and sophisticated manufacturing processes that integrate high-performance alloys, PXG produces the finest golf clubs in the world. The company has more than 150 global patents issued for its proprietary designs.
PXG's professional staff includes PGA TOUR champions James Hahn, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore, Pat Perez, and Charl Schwartzel. The roster also includes two-time major champions Lydia Ko and Anna Nordqvist, U.S. Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang, and LPGA Tour players Austin Ernst, Christina Kim, Katherine Kirk, Alison Lee, Ryann O’Toole, and Gerina Piller.