Nickent Golf is blowing out the candles much earlier than expected this week. In the last three seasons, Nickent has been on a feverish pace, collecting 20 wins on the PGA and Nationwide Tours in the bags of non-endorsed players. Their pace is indicative of just how fast this company is growing.
This week's win marked Nickent's 6th championship on the exclusive PGA Tour, their 3rd of 2007. In June, the winner of the 2007 US Open used a Nickent hybrid, giving the young company their first taste of a major championship.
The win at the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship jumped the winner from 70th on the money list to 25th. It was the left-hander's second PGA Tour victory of the year with a 3DX DC Ironwood.
"Eight weeks ago, I was fighting to keep my job out here," said the winner, who also earned a spot in the US Open next year as a multiple winner. "I wasn't playing great, missing a lot of cuts by a shot. And when I did make a cut, I was shooting even par on the weekend. You're just waving guys by when that happens."
The Turning Stone winner had missed the cut in half of the first 20 events he entered this year before changing his golf ball, his iron shafts and switching to a Nickent hybrid.
"It's funny. This game is all confidence," said the champion. "One little spark can turn your year around, turn your game around."
It was his career fourth victory on the PGA Tour. Despite not endorsing players with club contracts, many of the best players in the world choose to play Nickent clubs based on their performance. Other winners for Nickent include the # 3 and #19 players in the world. Over the last 3 seasons, 22 of the current Top 125 money leaders on the PGA Tour have chosen Nickent hybrids and six of the Top 25 Nationwide Tour players poised to graduate to the PGA Tour currently play Nickent products.
In 2007, Nickent's 4DX Driver became the newest driver to win on tour, winning twice on the Nationwide Tour. Star staff player Jeff Quinney and another player put 4DX Drivers into play at the Turning Stone Championship, and they finished #1 and #2 in driving accuracy at the event, respectively.