Two Mallets, Two Blades, A Hybrid and A Sight Alignment System
DENVER, February 4, 2008 – YES! Golf has rolled out six new C-Groove models for 2008. The models include two new blades, Nicky and Gina; two mallets, Sandy and Athena; a new 2-piece hybrid called Donna; and a putter with a high MOI and a totally-new patented alignment system called GrooveTube™.
“We are very excited about our new 2008 C-Groove putter line,” YES! Golf’s CEO Francis Ricci said. “Over the past several months our R&D team has worked very hard testing new putter head materials, design concepts and shaft options. The six new putters range from traditional to radically different looks. We have been testing these models with tour players and consumers and have received very positive feedback. Our line of C-Groove putters is very deep now and can accommodate most golfers based on personal preference.
New 2008 Models:
Nicky – A putter where tradition meets technology. This classic blade is a pronounced toe down putter with a fully-chromed head made from 304 stainless steel and a head weight of 350 grams. The putter has a heel-shafted hosel farrell and two scoring lines on the top rail for aid in alignment. The suggested retail is $190 (U.S.) and will be available in right and left hand.
Gina – This blade is a toe down weighted putter with a slightly offset hosel over the shaft design. Gina is made of chromed-plated 304 stainless steel and a head weight of 355 grams. A single line in the cavity serves as an alignment aid. The putter is available in right and left hand for a suggested retail of $190 (U.S.).
Sandy – A face-balanced, double-bend shaft features a high MOI with most of the mass distributed behind the face for stability at impact. The putter is constructed of chrome-plated 304 stainless steel and has a head weight of 355 grams. A ball width single sight line is found in the cavity for ease in alignment. The putter has a suggested retail of $190 (U.S.) and comes in right and left hand models.
Athena – Named after the Goddess of the War, this putter outperforms competitors on the greens. Athena has the highest MOI in the entire YES! C-Groove putter line. Its hollow head allows for extreme back weighting. The putter is comprised of 431 stainless steel with carbon plating and has a head weight of 350 grams. The back cavity features a ball width design for an alignment aid. Available in right and left hand, the Athena has a suggested retail of $190.
Donna – This hybrid putter is composed of two different materials. The face is made of aviation-grade aluminum and the body is made of 304 stainless steel with a head weight of 350 grams. The combination of a light face and heavy back generates a high MOI. The design of the putter is a combination of a mallet and cavity-back blade design. The heel toe balance makes it a very forgiving putter. The full offset shaft features a double bend and the cavity of the putter head has a single alignment line. The putter is available in right and left hand for a suggested retail of $300.
Sight Alignment System
GrooveTube™ – This putter has a radical new design that combines form and function. The putter incorporates 3D visual alignment technology to guarantee perfect address and setup over every putt. By looking through the alignment window and using the centering line at the bottom of the tube, the golfer will see one seamless three-dimensional alignment line that indicates the sightline is correctly positioned over the putter. The GrooveTube’s deep weight distribution and near equator COG work together to reduce twisting on off center hits and create more immediate roll off the YES! C-Grooves. The putter is available in right and left hand for a suggested retail of $300.
YES! putters are currently used by more than 200 tour professionals worldwide and had 28 worldwide tour wins in 2007, including wins on the PGA, LPGA, Champions and European Tours. The C-Grooves on the YES! putters are specifically engineered to enhance and maximize the over- rolling motion of the ball. The C-Groove putters roll the ball sooner and truer resulting in more control, accuracy and consistency. There are currently 26 models of YES C-Groove putters available.