United States Captain Jim Furyk and European Captain Thomas Bjørn don't agree on much. One thing they do agree on - Power Tee is the ultimate practice tool. Both Ryder Cup Captains endorse Power Tee, and PGA golfers and professionals worldwide use it to better their swing, fine-tune their muscle movements, and keep themselves at the top of their game.
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“Le Golf National, the future home of the Ryder Cup, wanted to attract new clients to the driving range and having experienced Power Tee before, I knew what it brings, but I have to say that the results are astounding!” said Paul Armitage, the Director of Le Golf National. Customer Service Manager Philippe Pilato added, “Having worked here for 20-years I have not seen the range so busy.”
Whether you are Team United States or Team Europe, everyone can agree that Power Tee is the ultimate practice tool for golfers of all ages, skill levels, and abilities.
Both 2018 Ryder Cup Captains endorse Power Tee for practice, warmups, perfecting your swing, or just knocking the ball around after work.
Additionally, Le Golf National, the host of the 2018 Ryder Cup, has Power Tees installed at its practice range.
One of the PGA TOUR’s most recognizable and talented golfers, Jim Furyk was born on May 12, 1970 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It seems like Furyk was born to play golf; his father Mike as an assistant pro at Edgmont Country club, and young Jim was raised into the game. Jim Furyk’s only golf instruction came from his father; and many note that might account for his unusual—yet effective—swing. In addition to Edgmont Country Club, Mike Furyk also served as head pro at Uniontown Country Club.
Jim Furyk took that homegrown golf talent to play at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, where he was an All-American twice. He also led the Wildcats to their first (and thus far only) NCAA title in 1992. That same year, Furyk turned professional and the rest, as they say, is history. He joined the PGA TOUR in 1994 and has won at least one tournament each year between 1998 and 2003.
His streak took a little bit of a hit in 2004 when Furyk missed three months due to surgery to repair cartilage damage in his wrist. He soon came back into top form finishing a career-high second on the money list in 2006. Furyk truly hit his stride in 2010, winning a career-best three tournaments on the PGA TOUR that year. The most notable victory was the season-ending Tour Championship. That victory earned him the 2010 FedEx Cup. His stellar performance in 2010 won him both the PGA Player of the Year and PGA TOUR Player of the year.
Jim Furyk’s trademark looping golf swing and his deliberate approach to the game have earned him nicknames like “The Grinder” and “The Businessman.” His father Mike Furyk encouraged his son’s unusual swing; he didn’t want to change what felt natural and comfortable. History has gone to show that Furyk’s swing has been a great asset to his success on the PGA TOUR.
16-Time PGA TOUR Champion, Including:
Thomas started playing golf when he was 6 years old but memories of clinging on to his dad’s golf bag and being carted around the course probably date back even further! As a child he was mostly found in his parents’ garden, chipping golf balls into a birdbath over and over again – not being able to leave until all the balls were safely inside! (this birdbath now sits proudly in Silkeborg golf club, Thomas’ home course). Thomas turned pro in 1993.
With 15 wins and 94 top ten finishes on the European Tour, Thomas is Denmark’s most successful golfer. He captured his biggest pay-cheque by winning his 15th title at the Nedbank golf challenge at the start of 2014.
That win, along with an eighth-place finish at the masters tournament and third spot at the BMW PGA championship, secured a return to Europe's Ryder Cup team; his third appearance in golf’s most famous competition. (he made his debut in the Ryder Cup in 1997, becoming the first ever Danish Ryder Cup player, and also featured in the 2002 team). In the winter of 2016, Thomas was announced as the 2018 Ryder Cup captain, as the first Scandinavian to hold this position it is one that he is incredibly honored and excited to do.
In 2013, Thomas won the Omega European Masters for the second time in his career, carding a final round 65. He enjoyed a prolific season in 2011, winning the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and the Omega European Masters. The Gleneagles triumph was all the more impressive given that he emerged victorious from a five-man, five-hole play-off. He won the next week in Crans-sur-Sierre.
In 2007, he was appointed chairman of the European Tour’s tournament committee, a role he held for 10 years. His leadership skills have been used to good effect in the Seve Trophy, in which he captained Continental Europe in 2009, and in the 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2016 Ryder Cups, where he was vice captain to winning captains Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and José María Olazábal as well as great friend Darren Clarke.
15-Time European Tour Champion, Including: