Loeffler Wins the Senior PGA Professional National Championship With Victoria II Belly Putter
DENVER, October 30, 2007 – Bill Loeffler, owner and director of golf at Highlands Ranch in Colo., used the soon-to-be-released Victoria II belly putter to win the Callaway Senior PGA Professional National Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Loeffler fired a final round even-par 72 for a four-day total of 12-under par 276 to win by one shot and take home the first-place check of $20,000.
"We are very happy for Bill winning on the national stage," said Francis Ricci, President and CEO YES! Golf. "He has been a loyal supporter and a great friend of YES! Golf. He came over to the office prior to leaving for Florida and was custom fit for a Victoria II belly which will be available in December."
The Victoria II belly is a face-balanced mallet putter with a double bend steel shaft. The large 304 stainless steel head weighs 400 grams. It features two alignment aids: a ball-width sight alignment aid on the top rail and a single line in the cavity. The putter will be available December 15 in belly and long in the right-handed models.
This is YES! Golf’s second senior win with a long putter within the month. Champions Tour player Mark Wiebe won the SAS Championship using the Natalie long putter.
Loeffler’s win comes with several perks. He has qualified for the 2008 Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hills in Rochester, N.Y., and is exempt into the Champions Tour National Finals at TPC Eagle Trace. He is also exempt into the 2008 Callaway Senior PGA Professional Championship.
YES! C-Groove putters continue to gain popularity on the professional tours and in the golf shops. YES! putters are currently used by more than 200 tour professionals worldwide and have recorded 26 tour wins this year. YES! Golf’s success has also carried over to the golf shop as its market share continues to show steady growth. YES! Golf has 19 models of putters to choose from including four popular models available in pink.
YES! Golf, based in Denver, Colorado, is the proven leader in grooved putter technology.