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Putting championship will have seniors busy, Larry Bohanon, Desert Sun, Dec 31, 2002
Cool McGinley putts his way into history By James Mossop  (Filed: 22/12/2002)
How to size up those greens Gulf Daily News, Bahrain, 24 Dec 2002
Purdy soars high with eagle shot OKINAWA, 21 Dec 2002
PGA.com - Drills make putting practice more fun December 7, 2002 [Martin Hall teaching "meat and potatoes" putting drills at PGA Teachers Conference]
Canucks red-hot in Cup - Ian Leggat's putting steals the show from Mickelson and Toms - Toronto Star, Canada, 13 Dec 2002
Callaway appoints new European chief - Neil Howie - PGA.com - 11 Dec 2002
Stadlers beat Irwins in playoff - Craig holes 30-foot birdie putt for win
Odd-looking Railgun design features 'rectilinear' shape - San Antonio Express News, TX

Ping adds putter customization to site - PGA.com - 09 Dec 2002

The Wire: PING Introduces Web Site For Golfers To Create Their Own Specify Putter Contact Bob Cantin 602-687-5480 or Pete Samuels 602-687-5487 PHOENIX, Ariz. (December 9, 2002)
The Courier Mail: Aaron could sink them with his eyes closed Bernie Pramberg at Coolum, golf 30nov02
PalmBeachPost.com: Stuart man accuses firm of purloining putter By Pat Moore, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Saturday, November 30, 2002
AP Wire | 11/29/2002 | Daly Disqualified in Australia - Flings putter into pond
PGA Tour of Australasia - TOUR NEWS - Baddeley's green touch Story By: Brendan O'Brien
Scott Verplank, Straight Shooter - Scratch Golfer Magazine, Nov 2002
Melbourne Herald Sun: Badds putts pressure on Moseley By BERNIE PRAMBERG 30nov02 -- just 22 putts for a 65
Melbourne Herald Sun: Scott looks for break after long season - struggling to adjust to bermuda greens, 30 Nov 2002
Sarasota heraldtribune.com: Golfer banned from courses after threats, 28 Nov 2002 The Associated Press
dailyrecord - GOLF: LATE SERG JUST NOT ENOUGH - Garcia laments many short misses on front 9 - Nov 25 2002, Dale Rankin
Adam Scott searches for sound putting stroike technique, theage.com.au, November 28 2002 By Martin Blake Coolum
Els, Garcia predict play-off - Nick Price's putter change in May rejuvenates game, 27 Nov 2002
The Courier Mail: Jarrod Moseley smashes a mate's bag with his putter by mistake, and learns something about himself, 28 Nov 2002
The News-Star Online Edition - Monroe, La. - Not golfing ifs, ands or buts ... I just hate to putt Keith Prince / General Assignment Posted on November 28, 2002
GolfDigest.com - Simply fantastic - Chris DiMarco - by Tim Rostaforte, Golf World, 29 Nov 2002
GolfDigest.com - Table Talk - USGA going after long putters?, 28 Nov 2002
TCPalm: Indian River County - Jack Ferenz, a good putting instructor - Vero beach Press-Journal, 25 Nov 2002
Achenbach: R&A rules no Futura for Titleist putter James Achenbach on golfweek.com on the decision of the R&A to deem non-conforming a putter already in use and approved by the USGA.
Scotty Cameron - Futura
GolfDigest.com | Custom-Fitted For Your Game
Golf putter head (USD275214)
Mickelson debuts Futura putter at Buick Challenge, 24 Oct 2002
Titleist News - 05 Nov 2002
Notes: Bjorn misses a 5 inch Putt but still cards a 66; Tiger misses a 4 footer and fades.
Ice cold putter baffles Tiger, 23 Nov 2002
Putting puzzles Woods, 23 Nov 2002
FOX SPORTS | Golf | Putter cost Baddeley hat-trick News Interactive, Australia, 25 Nov 2002
PalmBeachPost.com: Annika putters along Palm Beach Post, FL - 22 Nov 2002
PGA Tour of Australasia - Steve Allan finds his touch - by Brendan O'Brien - 23 Nov 2002
Posted on Sat, Nov. 23, 2002 Woods Makes No Ground on Leader Yokoo at Dunlop BY ALASTAIR HIMMER Reuters MIYAZAKI, Japan
CNNSI.com - Wayward Woods World No. 1 off-target at Dunlop Phoenix Posted: Saturday November 23, 2002 8:20 AM - Miyazaki, Japan (AP)
Yokoo continues to lead; Woods' putter still off Nov. 23, 2002 GolfWeb Wire Services
The Golf Channel - Tiger's Help Not Helpful to Clarke - Andrew Both's Dunlop Phoenix notes on thegolfchannel.com - 21 Nov 2002
Tiger rues missed putts Posted Fri, 22 Nov 2002
Qualifying dismay for Walton after error at last - 3-jack spoils card bid
The Wire: Jim McLean Signs Deal With Mirage Putting Greens Contact Judith Janofsky 770-998-7800 MIAMI (November 19, 2002)

Golf: Eagle putt seals the day for Singh, Mon Nov 5, 2002

Palmer's big putt sparks comeback as U.S. takes one-point lead into Sunday

The Japan Times Online - Nakajima benefits as Tanaka takes a gamble on 18th hole GOTEMBA, Shizuoka Pref. (Kyodo)


Euro Q-School rnd 3, grounded putter, ball moved, called 1-stroke penalty on self. Currently in 60th place.

PalmBeachPost.com: Sorenstam finds success, but not yet satisfaction By Craig Dolch, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sunday, November 17, 2002

She's first on the LPGA Tour in greens hit in regulation (79.7 percent), fourth in driving accuracy (80.8), fifth in driving average (265.6 yards) and 38th in putting (29.64).

IOL : Magnificent Michiel gifted SA PGA title

Mark Murless, runner up, suffers 1-stroke penalty when ball moves after grounding putter.

Golf: Montgomerie and Langer share Volvo Masters title

TV viewer called in to report that it looked like Montgomerie's putterhead touched a rolling ball on 10th green, but referee ruled no 2-stroke penalty had been incurred.

Guardian Unlimited Sport | Golf | Faldo finds annoying key to success David Davies in Versailles Friday October 11, 2002 The Guardian

Putting like a dream in the Lancome Trophy.

Journeyman Price has one of those magic days By Peter Stone November 8 2002

Tapes a line down his two-ball putter; talks binocular vs peripheral vision.

The Wire: Never Compromise Extends Its TDP Putter Line With The Introduction Of The New Tdp 5.3 Putter Contact Tracy Nackel Never Compromise 760-734-4242 tnackel@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (November 12, 2002)

Bob Cullen, The Man Who Can Putt Like a Boy, T&L Golf Magazine (Nov. 2002) [Brad Faxon].
Townsville Bulletin, Northern Australia: Poor eyesight can't stop Terry Price, Nov 10, 2002
Terry Price prevails in spite of putting woes Nov. 11, 2002 By Brendan Moloney
Price prevails in spite of putting woes
Big putts at East Lake
Sandy Lyle at Volvo Masters has best final round 69 with only 22 putts
Pebble Beach's bumpy poa greens not Tiger's cup of tea
Harrington and Goosen both play poorly despite good putting, Nov 8, 2002
PGA.com - Harrington's money title hopes fading - Struggles with a two-putt mindset, Nov 8, 2002

The Wire: Bettinardi Staff Player Luke Donald Records 1st PGA Tour Victory At The 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic Contact Joe Wieczorek The Media Group, Inc. 630-627-9400 joe@themediagroupinc.com
Ladies European Tour - Isabella Marconi wins Q-School with a 30-foot eagle putt on the last hole (Nov 2, 2002)
Man hopes plucky putter goes 'fore!' By Randall Higgins, Chattanooga Times-Free Press November 7, 2002
Pro-am aid rewarded - Dint Putter donates 22-carat putter as Craig Parry Trophy at Sanctuary lakes
GOLF: Showdown for Harrington and Goosen
Tiger Woods and Nike Golf Have Something to Offer Every Golfer in the Family this Holiday Season - including a Junior Putter
Senior golfers still haven't lost their drive to play the game - San Antonio Women's GA Super Senior Maggie Noe putts one-hamded with an old Otey Crisman and also studies ballet and in-line skating
Rose-colored glasses change golf champion's outlook on the world - Scottish golfer Claire McNeil goes low despite lack of depth perception
Men's golf claims 4th at Landfall Tradition - Duke's Mike Castleforte complains of streaky putting woes
Poulter's borrowed putter gives glimpse of magic 59 - Uses Justin Rose's TaylorMade Rossa James Mack in Rome Friday November 1, 2002 The Guardian
Scott Dunlap "Bags" his Putter and has to finish from 13 on with a 2-iron
Scott Dunlap played the final six holes Thursday without his putter. The shaft dented when he threw it in his bag leaving No. 12. He putted with his 2-iron the rest of the day and made two birdies including a 10-footer on No. 18 to finish at 2-over 74.
Steady works for Howell - New putting technique like Seve (pointing index down the shaft) helps him hole 10 or 16 putts under 10 feet

Garcia's Mid-season Putting Slump Keeps him out of Top-10 Money
Pasadena's Doug Garwood gets a Timely Putter Fitting for Q-School
Loren Roberts had a Weird Season with his Putter
Montgomerie: Long putters should be banned
Soft market hinders golf auction
Ping adds to vast putter lineup
Sarah Bennett at Ladies Euro Tour Q-School uses old Bulls-Eye Putter and Takes Just 28 Putts
My Shot: Tommy Bolt - The Putter Flies the Farthest!
The Man with Almost Everything (Phil Mickelson profile) - Dave Pelz "Puzzled" by Phil's Short-putt Troubles
Latest in Odyssey line popular, helps alignment problems
Bobby Steiner - When putting , it's all about going forward
Mark Sanders has a Tough Day with Putter and Misses Challenge Tour Top-15 for Euro Tour Exemption
PGA Tour rookie Luke Donald does well, but he needs to patch the hole in his putting (164th on Tour)

Stolz makes key putts to capture Australian title Oct. 28, 2002 E-mail this story to a friend By Brendan Moloney GolfWeb Correspondent
On-Site Insight: Hatalsky finishes successful rookie season Oct. 27, 2002
Stolz makes key putts to capture Australian title
Andre the giant
Mickelson at Buick Challenge Sports a New Putter
Huston Dominates on Bermuda, Mickelson, Struggling on the Greens at Buick Challenge, relies upon Caddy Jim MacKay's Reads - MacKay Grew up in Columbus GA on Bermuda Greens
Notebook - Huston's Putter Gets Hot at Buick Challenge
Notebook - Parry's Putter Pushes Him to a 64 at Buick Challenge
PARRY ON COURSE IN GEORGIA - Mickelson sports a new weighted putter
Herron fires 63, leads Buick by two
Herron Just Wants a Win at Buick

Putts are Worth a Lot More in the Fall - And the pros Do the Math
Lumpy on a Roll -- Herron takes Just 23 Putts to secure Lead at Buick Challenge
Fuzzy Zoeller and His World-Famous Putting Peg
Donna Andrews shoots 3rd round 62, including a stroke penalty for double hitting a putt, but loses the Williams Challenge by 1 stroke
Woods Charge in Vain as Burns Wins Disney Classic -- Burns' putter stays hot with many long birdies, while Tiger and Chris DiMarco have not-so-good days with short putts
Instructors from Dave Pelz Clinics to visit Gaillardia
Callaway Golf to roll out new woods, irons and putters October 20, 2002 y2002, m10 By Steve Pike, PGA.com
Both Els and Garcia have putter troubles in match

Sunday, October 20, 2002 Tiger cards a 69 and is eight shots off the lead LAKE BUENA VISTA (Florida): Whether it's with a putter or Hula Hoop, the key to Chris DiMarco's success is rhythm. 
DiMarco maintains magic at Walt Disney World Claw master leads by 2 over Kendall, Hoch, Burns BY DOUG FERGUSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
(Grasshopper vs. Shaolin Master? ... Not!)

Poor putting dooms Funk in match against Montgomerie, Oct 17, 2002
Chi Chi's Diary: Oak Hills is great, but watch last hole (Chi Chi's hat dance and sword dance on the green)   San Antonio Express-News, Web Posted : 10/18/2002 12:00 AM
Ken Rodriguez: Oak Hills memorable for Watson Web Posted : 10/18/2002 12:00 AM
Gary Player comments on Bobby Locke's putting
Inside the Numbers: Putting Key for DiMarco
21 putts, 1.333 putts per GIR.
DiMarco claws his way into lead Patented putting grip helps golfer card 63 at Disney
Winnipeg Sun - Saturday, October 19, 2002 DiMarco rides putter to lead Sets 36-hole record at Disney World Classic
UF alum DiMarco has luck of the (UM) ibis
NY Times - DiMarco Putts His Way Into Lead By CLIFTON BROWN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 18
OrlandoSentinel.com: DiMarco is the man By Steve Elling | Sentinel Staff Writer Posted October 19, 2002
Davis Love III blames poor Ryder Cup putting by Americans on slowed greens
Aaron Baddeley secures PGA Tour card with 15-foot birdie putt on Gila River's 72nd hole - now 10th on Buy.com money list
Crenshaw can't keep up with Kite
Hedden Proves He Can Do It - Switch to two-ball putter rejuvenated career

Taylor Made Rossa introduces 8 new Models, McGinley & Roberts claim wins
The Wire: The Winner Of The LPGA Tournament Of Champions Came From Behind And Defended Her Title Using A Never Compromise Sub 30 A2 Putter This is her 4th win this year using a Never Compromise putter Contact Tracy Nackel Never Compromise
Howell focuses on putting as key to winning
OrlandoSentinel.com - Howell's 1st win not tasty By Steve Elling | Sentinel Staff Writer Posted October 16, 2002
Mizuno debuts Mills putters
Three new Ping Putters
Bradshaw credits Gila River win to putter
Scottish Team takes extra loft on putters for Malaysia's bermuda greens
Dudley Hart, looking at eagle, four-jacks the 16th for bogey
Player to sell blade putter he bought in Japan in 1961 and used to win over 100 tournaments
Golf: Catherine Cartwright must rally to gain Tour card - hopes new putter will sharpen up her putting

Geoff Ogilvy signals big things to come - a great putter to watch

Putting - Making Proper Contact (Dime on ground) Mike Wilson Director of Golf Instruction
The Wire: Sorenstam, Howell Win With Hot New Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver; Three More Worldwide Tour Victories for Callaway Golf Balls Contact Larry Dorman/Mike Galeski/Millie Speirs Callaway Golf Company 760-931-1771 CARLSBAD, Calif. (October 7, 2002)
Janzen Blames Inability to Win Since 1998 on His Putting
Steve Jones trades in 20-year Bullseye Putter for Two-Ball and starts weaning himself off beta-blockers, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga., Oct. 11, 2002
Augusta State pacing field at Ping/Golfweek Preview - Karsten Creek greens stimp at 23!
Kite holds on to win Napa Valley title despite hiccupping putter
Notebook: Short game, caddie help Howell win by Jim Wilson, Golf Press Association
Independent Sport - Harrington's superb putt secures victory in play-off By Andy Farrell at St Andrews 07 October 2002
Women's Golf: Gustafson's big finish - Mhairi McKay's Sputtering Putter Fails Her By Claire Middleton  (Filed: 07/10/2002)
His first shall be the last (Charles Howell) BY ARTHUR UTLEY TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Oct 07, 2002

Billy Mayfair: Better iron play leads to better putting by ASAP Sports MICHELOB CHAMPIONSHIP AT KINGSMILL Williamsburg, Virginia October 4, 2002
Notebook: 'Boss of the Moss' Roberts regains putting touch by Alex Miceli, Golf Press Association WILLIAMSBURG, Va.
Loren Roberts: Putting a problem all year for him by ASAP Sports MICHELOB CHAMPIONSHIP AT KINGSMILL Williamsburg, Virginia October 4, 2002
Hot putter gives Romero lead Posted Fri, 04 Oct 2002
Meet the world's match-play champ - Kevin Sutherland on how a hot putter elevates any of the top 100 players to victory
Harrington in Control After Second 66 in a Row
BRITS BID TO STAY IN TOUCH - Nicola Moult chases Alfredsson with her broomstick putter in Biarritz
Roestoff wins Vodacom Golf Classic
"I putted really badly today (on Saturday). It was one of those days when the putter felt like a sledgehammer. But at least it came through for me when it mattered most." -- Ashley Roestoff, Sunshine Tour
Picking a Putter

Loren Roberts: Play improved with change of putters by ASAP Sports MICHELOB CHAMPIONSHIP AT KINGSMILL Williamsburg, Virginia October 3, 2002
Jonathan Byrd: Didn't make many putts by ASAP Sports MICHELOB CHAMPIONSHIP AT KINGSMILL Williamsburg, Va. October 3, 2002
Redman Leads Sorenstam at Samsung - Redman takes 25 putts with new 2-ball putter
SIUC Honors Albert Kern, former Never Compromise CEO
McGinley still floating on cloud nine - describes his 10-footer to win the Ryder Cup
What a Day for Kristian (Day) - Changes putters to win - Suffolk Evening Star, 10-1-02

Notes: Willis sets course record at LaCantera Sept. 27, 2002 By Joel Schuchmann PGA TOUR staff
"Willis needed only 25 putts on Friday [to score 61] in jumping 77 spots from a tie for 85th to a tie for eighth, and has used only 47 putts through the first two rounds [22 putts on Thursday, to score 71]."
Guardian Unlimited Sport - Westwood putting the US lights out England's former order of merit winner rediscovers his lost form with Sergio Garcia to prove Europe's most successful pairing Mike Selvey at the Belfry Saturday September 28, 2002
Match Report: Missed putts prove costly to Woods, Calcavecchia by Alex Miceli SUTTON COLDFIELD, England, 9-28-02
Putt that cost Europe the 1991 Cup etched in Langer's memory
Langer remembers missed putt in '91
Golf: Putting greens have Knox on roll By DAVE BROUGHTON, Staff Writer
Golf notes   San Antonio Express-News   Web Posted : 09/25/2002 12:00 AM
The Exponent - Purdue to construct vast indoor golf facility, 9-25-02
East County Observer - Sarasota, Florida - Bradenton PTO $10,000 putting contest and a free clinic to be held before the tournament with a Leadbetter certified instructor
The Scotsman - Sport - When putting becomes a cat-and-mouse game SLICE OF LIFE Ian Wood
IOL: Harrington on form with his putting 23/09/2002 By Charlie Mulqueen
BBC SPORT | Golf | Monty rues bad putting, Thursday, 19 September, 2002
Picking a Putter Equipment Golf For Women Magazine
Wed, Sep. 25, 2002 Wisc. man gets a grip on Ryder Cup By GARY D'AMATO Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Boston.com - Thorpe's new putter helps him to 64 By David Droschak, Associated Press, 9/21/2002 03:37 CARY, N.C. (AP)
GOLFmagic - Putter to commemorate September 11 victim By Bob Warters, 9-13-02
Thursday, September 19, 2002 Anonymous hacker three-jacks the day away at Woodhaven GC OUT OF BOUNDS — AREA GOLF COURSE REVIEW BY ROB CENTORANI WEST ONEONTA
Jacksonville.com: Fun with a K - Fred Funk's New-found Game, 09/11/02
The Sault Star - Hot putter helps Kucher hold off Sharp to take Sault Club tourney By PETER RUICCI Tuesday, September 03, 2002 - 09:00
SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -Morris Hatalsky has overcome obstacles in hot rookie season on the Senior Tour By Tod Leonard UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER September 17, 2002
PGA.com - TaylorMade, Callaway continue to shuffle their management teams September 13, 2002 y2002, m9 By Steve Pike, PGA.com
PGA.com - Business Insider: STX STRENGTH September 9, 2002 y2002, m9 By Steve Pike, PGA.com
The Sun News - Sat., Sep. 21, 2002 Big man has a soft touch as minigolfer There's nothing miniature about miniature golfer Karl Lakos.
Shore Life! - delmarvanow.com - Burt Craven has invented a new putter, Tues., Sep. 10, 2002
WayMoreSports.com - Smooth putts on silky greens give Weir a boost Sep. 20, 2002. 01:00 AM Dave Perkins Advertisement: THOMASTOWN, Ireland
eastsidejournal.com - THE PUTT MUST GO ON, 9-20-02
PGA.com - New additions to 2-Ball putters September 4, 2002 y2002, m9 By PGA.com news services

Fayetteville Online - Published on: 2002-09-15 These gadgets don't come cheap By Michael Clinebell
United Turf Industries Announces 400 Percent Increase in the Number of SofTrak Backyard Putting Greens Dealerships Established this Year Contact Dan Shepherd Buffalo Communications 703-761-1444 dshepherd@billycaspergolf.com WICHITA, Kan. (September 25, 2002)
New Golf Product: Fold Out Indoor Putting/Chipping Green Contact Darrel Howell PuttingFun@cs.com www.puttingfun.com BELLEVUE, Wash. (September 25, 2002)
GOLF TIPS Magazine Presents The GT 2002 Technology Awards For Innovative Design In Golf Equipment Contact Shannon Rouisse 310-820-1500 srouisse@wernerpublishing.com LOS ANGELES (September 12, 2002)

PGA Tour Winner Lee Elder Endorses Q-Roll(TM) Golf Contact Ken Rudin CEO/President, Q-Roll Golf, Inc. 561-994-0760 kfr@qroll.com www.qroll.com BOCA RATON, Fla. (September 20, 2002)

Putters from Q-Roll Golf
Japan's Most Popular Putter Receives US Patent Protection Contact Gauge Design Golf 858-794-4634 www.gaugedesigngolf.com SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (September 18, 2002)
QLink Technology: It Ain't Brain Surgery... Or Is It? Contact Mary Deatrick Deatrick Public Relations 407-332-5212 mdeatrick@cfl.rr.com SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (August 22, 2002)
Q-Link Golf - Golf Equipment for the Mental Game

LPGA - Tour - Sorenstam goes left-hand-low to fix aiming left problem
The Wire: Putting Greens Direct Signs Joe Durant Contact Gary Poole Putting Greens Direct 407-877-4460 gary@puttinggreensdirect.com www.puttinggreensdirect.com ORLANDO (September 5, 2002)
Credentials or not, Miller starting over
Andy Miller, BYU golfer and son of Johnny Miller, DQ'd himself out of Q-School for hitting his putter against his foot after a miss and then tapping in the miss, only to notice he had bent the putter a little and thus rendered it "nonconforming."
The Wire: ROLO PUTTER(R) -- A Unique Revolutionary Putter Re-designed Contact Rolo Golf www.rologolf.com PENSACOLA, Fla.
The Wire: Professional Putting Course Tests Golfers' Mettle Contact Paul Huxley Huxley Golf Tel: 01962 733222 info@huxleygolf.co.uk www.huxleygolf.co.uk (August 30, 2002)
Huxley Golf
GOLFmagic - 10 / 05 / 02  Red Hot Rossa putter By Bob Warters TaylorMade Rossa Sport 3 putter
Putter put the 'odd' in Odyssey 3 / 5 / 2002 White Hot 2-ball putter on test
Yes! C-Groove putter 12 / 4 / 2002 We test the club with which Goosen won the US Open
Why putting needs bottle! 30 / 4 / 2002 Glenlivet Office event goes under the table
Belly putters could catch on 15 / 4 / 2002 But it's only a gut feeling!
Hoch: Honest man of golf 15 / 3 / 2002 Scott still remembers THAT putt
How not to choke 19 / 2 / 2002 Don't even think about that short putt
GOLFmagic - 30 / 08 / 02  Facelift for Ping's putters By Bob Warters
GOLFmagic - 29 / 05 / 02  Ping's colour-coded putters By Bob Warters
The Wire: New PING Putters Permit Golfers To 'Specify' Putter Feel, Custom-Fitting Contact Bob Cantin 602-687-5480 or Pete Samuels 602-687-5487 PHOENIX (August 26, 2002)
The Wire: PING JAS Putters Go To "Extremes" For Optimum Putting Contact Bob Cantin 602-687-5480 or Pete Samuels 602-687-5487 PHOENIX (August 26, 2002)
The Wire: PING's Winning Putters Featured In New G2 Series Contact Bob Cantin 602-687-5480 or Pete Samuels 602-687-5487 PHOENIX (August 26, 2002)
The Wire: The Winner Of The First Union Betsy King Classic Had A Record-Breaking Performance Using a Never Compromise Sub 30 A2 Putter Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (August 26, 2002)
The Wire: Callaway Golf's New Prototype Great Big Bertha II Titanium Driver Claims First PGA Tour Victory Contact Larry Dorman/Mike Galeski/Millie Speirs Callaway Golf Company 760-931-1771 CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 26, 2002)
The Wire: Mizuno Introduces A New Putter Line

The Wire: New Golf Company, Q-Roll Golf, Inc., Unveils Q-Roll(TM) Putters Q-Roll(TM) Putters Enhance Golfer's Game with Improved Control and Accuracy Contact Ken Rudin CEO/President, Q-Roll Golf, Inc. 561-994-0760 kfr@qroll.com www.qroll.com

CNNSI.com - SI Online - Gary Van Sickle - Howell is slowly moving toward the elite Posted: Monday August 19, 2002 1:08 PM

Putters from Q-Roll Golf

Bob Charles Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Fri 16-Aug-2002 10:48 (GMT)

Frustrated Norman will take time off - Shark hopes he can regain confidence in his putting Aug. 20

Tiger's Putter Deserts Him

Funk credits improved putting for first-round 68

Mickelson, Duval Slump at PGA
Reuters Wire | 08/05/2002 | Posted on Mon, Aug. 05, 2002 Faldo Hoping for Improved Putting at Hazeltine BY MARK LAMPORT-STOKES Reuters WELWYN, England

The Wire: Scott Hoch Teams Up With Former Rocket Scientists Launching 'Golf Technology for the Future' PGA Superstar Joins Balance-Certified Golf, Inc. as Chief Technology Advisor Contact Audrey D'Onofrio SFX Sports Group for Balance-Certified Golf
Balance-Certified Golf
The Wire: Bettinardi Records Back-to-Back Victories On The Japan Golf Tour Contact Michael Crockett Bettinardi Golf 708-802-7400 mcrockett@bettinardi.com TINLEY PARK, Ill. (August 5, 2002)

The Wire: Bettinardi Continues To Dominate Japan Golf Tour With Another Impressive Victory at NST Niigata Open Contact Mike Crockett Bettinardi Golf 708-802-7400
The Wire: Young Korean Wins The Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented By Golf Magazine Using A Never Compromise Sub 30 B1 Putter Playoff appearance is the first for young champion, but not a new experience for her putter of choice
Inside the Numbers: Hayes stays hot with the blade
McDowell to keep Clarke's lucky putter
The Wire: Celebrity Samuel L. Jackson Makes $20,000 Winning Putt Using A Never Compromise TDP Putter At The Espy Celebrity Golf Classic Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (July 23, 2002)
Nelson goes for third straight title But Senior PGA golfer searching for new putter at bad time, July 25, 2002
Robert Gamez: Confident with belly putter
Seniors Golf: Putting hinders Watson By William Johnson (Filed: 27/07/2002)

Darren Clarke: Spent a lot of time on putting green, July 19, 2002

Golf: Harrington's Open fear - works with Harold Swash and Dr Paul Hurrion to stabilize his base for putting - Brian Keogh - Irish Sun, 14 Jul 2002

Never Compromise Introduces A New TDP Mid-Length Putter Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (July 11, 2002)

TOUR Insider: TOUR Insider: Putting will be key to victory at GMO July 8, 2002 By Dave Shedloski
Clinton's golf game also retired
CNNSI.com - GOLFONLINE - Clinton's putter betrays him (8 three-jacks)
Times Online - Inkster putt starts surge, July 9, 2002

The Wire: PGA TOUR STOP Hosts 2002 First Coast Putting Championship Tournament Promises to Challenge Golfers of All Ages Contact Christina Loznicka World Golf Village and World Golf Hall of Fame 904-940-4043 CLoznicka@wgvhq.com www.wgv.com ST. AUGUSTINE July 9, 2002

Watson laments missed putts - US Senior Open by DAVID GINSBURG, Associated Press, June 30, 2002
Pooley sets U.S. Senior Open record June 29, 2002 GolfWeb Wire Services
Sports.com - Estes benefits from putting change, Reuters, June 27, 2002

Sports.com - Kaye laments missed opportunities Reuters 25 June 2002 - Missed putts over last 5 holes doom his first clear run at victory
Travel Golf: TaylorMade and Adidas Golf Roar onto the Putter Scene with Rossa By Shane Sharp,
Players taking shots in the gut with new belly putters
Ping Introduces Colour Codes to Help Golfers Putt Better

The Wire: Never Compromise Is The Official Putter For The Chicago Short Game Challenge Approximately 5,000 golfers are expected to participate Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com VISTA, Calif. (June 20, 2002)


The Wire: Fuzzy Zoeller Launches Revolutionary Putting Aid On Heels Of Senior PGA Championship Victory Contact Dave Lobeck Fuzzy Zoeller Productions, Inc. 812-246-8200 dave@fuz.com

Putt Out at the Westchester Corral

Beacon Journal | 06/10/2002 | Putting leaves Irwin feeling green, empty He knew what he needed to do to win but his short game did him in, leaving him tied for second place By Brian Windhorst Beacon Journal staff writer
Gulbis can drive ball like Tiger, putt like Langer, Nashville Tennessean, Sun., 5-12-02

Hatalsky's pure stroke, timing pay off May 29, 2002 By Steve Hershey PGATOUR.COM Contributor
Roberts leads Buick Classic by one shot - PGA.. top putter

The Wire: Round Putter On A Roll--The ROLO PUTTER(R) Contact Bernie Mohan rott09@aol.com www.rologolf.com PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 4, 2002)
Zach Johnson's 3-putt from 3.5 feet at bellsouth Costs Him Dearly, May 31, 2002, Brian Salgado, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kirk Currie Introduces New Long Putter and Stroke Trainer Contact Rick Wright 800-578-4732 RWright821@aol.com
The Wire: Ray Cook Golf Acquires Acclaimed Putting Teaching Aid Tela-MagicMirrors to become part of Ray Cook Product Offerings Contact Jack Lynch 512-751-4388 jlynch@raycookgolf.com DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (May 20, 2002)
Woods struggles, but stays in hunt Tiger's putting woes have him 10 strokes behind at Memorial, MSNBC 5-24-02

Woods keeps afloat despite putting woes May 24, 2002 GolfWeb Wire Services

Woods struggles with his putter By Andrew Both in Columbus, Ohio (Filed: 24/05/2002)
Furyk's Inner Ear Balance / Vertigo Problem
Furyk's Inner Ear Balance / Vertigo Problem (pt 2)

Furyk's Inner Ear Balance / Vertigo Problem (pt 3)
Brian Davis DQ'd for Straddle-style Putt at Deutsche Bank Open
Philadelphia Inquirer -- Mike Brown and the Professional Putters Association Tour
Davies sinks 80ft putt as new stroke works wonders By Paul Evans 18 May 2002 - Independent Sport
Former NASA Astronaut Duffy Is Part of Space and Golf History - Uses Special Putter to Sink 4-footer at 5 miles per second (20-mile putt) By Michael Buteau

Bryce Molder's Nice Recovery after 4-Putt

Bryce Molder 4-putts from 15 feet in New Orleans

The Wire: SeeMore Putter Wins On Hooters Tour Contact Bruce Hutch National Sales Manager, SeeMore 352-694-2283/408-730-5388 nbhutch@atlantic.net (May 1, 2002)
Watson anxious to get grip on putting game Cross-handed technique may be the answer Tom Watson is looking for in start of Bruno's tournament 05/03/02 By GARETH CLARY Sports Reporter

The Wire: Gauge Design Golf Has Signed Shingo Katayama To A Multi-Year Contract To Play The Alu-Inser Putter Contact Gauge Design cpusa@connectnet.com www.gaugedesigngolf.com (May 1, 2002)

Montgomerie hoping to regain putting touch (May 1, 2002)

Montgomerie pins hopes on improved putting (May 1, 2002)
New Putter Working Well for Montgomerie May 01, 2002 11:47 AM ET By Norman Dabell VERSAILLES (Reuters)

New putter working for Monty by Norman Dabell - Versailles (May 1, 2002)


Top equipment companies unveil 'belly putters' May 1, 2002 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist
Sal Johnson's GGCC Stats Wrapup - Calc's Record-tying 93 putts not enough for Mediate's GIRs (May 1, 2002)

Hot putting - John Jacobs at the Countrywide Senior PGA event (April 29, 2002)
Putting key to victory in New Orleans April 29, 2002 By Dave Shedloski PGATOUR.COM Contributor
The Wire: Roberts Signs With TaylorMade To Play Rossa; Deal Teams 'Boss Of The Moss' With Els, PGA Tour's Top Overall Putter Contact Zack Smith zack_smith@taylormade-golf.com

Brother Mark has a Hunch: Stop Hunching over your Putts, Davis
Work on Putting Setup Helps Love Shoot Opening 62 at Harbour Town
NOTES: Few Putts Needed at Harbour Town

Sonartec, Bald Eagle thrive with innovation April 17, 2002 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist

Great Putters Love Harbour Town Greens
UCSD College Student Sinks 275 in a row from 6 feet with a Farrar Putter, San Diego Union Tribune, April 2, 2002
Mickelson shoots 72 as putter fails Golfer still looking for first major falls six shots back
Augusta Greens Get Much Needed Rain
Mastering His Putter Tiger's Biggest Problem - New York Daily News Online | Sports

Putting, patience will be key at Augusta
Related Stories - Video: On PGA TOUR, anything goes in putting (3+ minute RealPlayer video, mostly on "The Claw")
The Masters: Leadbetter puts focus on short game By Lewine Mair in Augusta  (Filed: 09/04/2002)

Montgomerie Hopes Putter Can Boost Challenge April 09, 2002 04:12 PM ET

Wilson True - Website devoted to the Putting Ball from Wilson

Saltwater testing shows your golf ball's balance... nj.com
Balancing act... St. Pettersburg Times
Aim Is True... nypost.com
Wilson True ball lives up to its name... silive.com

Which ball will you play in 2002?... bettergolf.net
Wilson ball straight and true... Chicago Tribune
Wilson steals the spotlight at PGA Merchandise Show... Golf Web
Wilson Staff True adds buzz to PGA Merchandise Show... PGATour.com
Wilson launches True golf balls, claims other balls imbalanced... Golfweek
Wilson True - True Balance Technology

The Winner of The LPGA Office Depot Championship Used a Never Compromise Z|I Sigma Putter to Capture Her 1st 2002 Title Contact Yolanda Barraza Never Compromise 760-734-4242 ybarraza@nevercompromise.com

Green Prep for the Buy.com Louisiana Stop - Lafayette Daily Advertiser
It's Truesday - Wilson launches new ball 9 April 2002
Masters greens, not longer holes, have field worried Hard and fast putting surfaces could be a problem in tourney By Leonard Shapiro THE WASHINGTON POST April 9, 2002
Monty has stomach for challenge , Mike Aitken, Scotsman.com, April 9, 2002
Notes: Augusta's greens already playing fast April 8, 2002 GolfWeb Wire Services
Horsing Around on the Green CHRIS RUSSELL, The Herald, April 9, 2002

BellSouth Classic Goosen Overtakes Poor-Putting Mickelson AP, Sun., Apr. 7, 2002, Washington Post, page D13

Goosen backs into BellSouth lead Golfer takes lead over Mickelson despite struggles
PGA Tour Putter Dooms Mickelson by Leonard Shapiro, Washington Post, Sun., Mar. 24, 2002, Page D02 Quadruple-Bogey 8 Damaging; Paulson Leads at TPC

[ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 4-6-02 ] Putting, confidence keeps Goosen going By MICHELLE HISKEY Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer

Monty putts the wrongs right - Couples teaches him the belly putter By Andy Farrell in Duluth, Georgia 07 April 2002

Goosen backs into BellSouth lead Golfer takes lead over Mickelson despite struggles (another 4-putt by Phil)

CNNSI.com - GOLFONLINE - 1 News & Tours - Crenshaw, Jacklin, Hagge elected to Hall of Fame

Crenshaw elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

Shell Houston Open 2002 Stats Recap (Singh's best putting to date)

eGolfWeekly Names Pixl 'Putter of the Year - GPA Wire

eGolf Weekly Golf Club Reviews--2001 Putter of the Year Posted: 3/29/2002 (Pixl Putter)

Notes: Howell is working hard to improve putting game March 26, 2002 By Dave Shedloski GolfWeb Wire Services

icWales - Paulson putts his way to the top Mar 24 2002 By Mark Garrod

PGA.com - Runyan shocked Snead, and the world, with historic win in 1938 PGA March 19, 2002

Odyssey Putters Roll to Three Worldwide Tournament Wins; Callaway Golf's CTU 30 Ball Claims Another Tour Victory CARLSBAD, Calif., Mar 25, 2002 (BW SportsWire)

Wilson ball a greens keeper Balanced True will hold line on putts By GARY D'AMATO of the Journal Sentinel staff Last Updated: March 16, 2002

Callaway going long with putters, 3-22-02.

PGA Merchandise Show Jan. 2002 - Putter exhibitors

Fast greens slow golfers at Sawgrass March 24, 2002 By Dave Shedloski
PGATOUR.COM Contributor

Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/24/2002 | Mickelson melts down with 5-putt on 10th By Joe Logan Inquirer Staff Writer

Mickelson dumbfounded March 24, 2002 The Associated Press

More woes for Mickelson: 5-putt Disastrous 10th hole, 75 leave golfer 7 shots off lead

Guardian Unlimited Sport | Golf | Faldo rides a rollercoaster David Davies at Sawgrass Saturday March 23, 2002 The Guardian

PGA.com - Reese defends Wilson's TV spots March 4, 2002

Putting drives golfers to wild techniques By JOE LOGAN Philadelphia Inquirer

PGA.com - Wilson's True finds the proper balance January 26, 2002

PGA.com - Wilson's ball TV spots debut February 25, 2002

PGA.com - Spalding sues Wilson over ads for new Staff True balls February 26, 2002

PGA.com - Rossa putters a cornerstone of new era at TaylorMade January 25, 2002

Callaway Golf Adds New Long and Mid Putter Models to World Renowned Family of Odyssey White Hot Putters CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BW SportsWire)--Jan. 24, 2002

Kuchar at Honda Classic - Bettinardi Records First PGA Tour Victory of the 2002 Season at The Honda Classic Amazing Putting Display by the Winner Helps Seal His First Tour Victory at Eagle Trace

Spalding Asks Court To Immediately Stop Wilson's Advertising Test Show Wilson True Ball Claims are False Contact Jackie Beck Spalding Sports Worldwide 413-322-2087 jbeck@spalding.com - The GPA Wire

Spalding Sues Wilson For False Advertising Manufacturer of STRATA(R) TOUR ULTIMATE(R) Claims Wilson Used Flawed Test Contact Jackie Beck Spalding Sports Worldwide 413-322-2087 jbeck@spalding.com - GPA Wire

LPGA Hall Of Famer Amy Alcott And La Lakers Star Rick Fox Dedicate First Medical Center Putting Green New Putting Green To Provide A Vital Form Of Recreational Therapy For City Of Hope Cancer Patients Contact Ann Victor The Robbins Group 818-776-1244

United Turf Industries Announces New SofTrak Putting Greens Dealership Established in Wilmington, N.C. Contact Dan Shepherd Buffalo Communications 703-761-1444 dshepherd@billycaspergolf.com - The GPA Wire

Former PGA champion Runyan dies

Runyan Dies 3-17-02

CNNSI.com - GOLFONLINE - Runyan Obituary

PGA.com - Runyan, legendary PGA Professional, dies at age 93 March 17, 2002 by John Holmes

PGA.com - An instructor always, Runyan taught right up until the end March 18, 2002 by Bob Denney

OrlandoSentinel.com: Golf - More pros 'Claw' way to success By Steve Elling | Sentinel Staff Writer Posted March 20, 2002

ChicagoSports | Wilson ball straight and true

Baddeley's caddie misses the cut - putter woes in Tucson drops him from 9th to 55th in final round

Putterville USA takes a classic approach March 20, 2002 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist

Wilson steals the spotlight at PGA Merchandise Show Jan. 25, 2002 By Chuck Stogel GolfWeb Columnist

PGA Champion Paul Runyan Dies Aged 93

Alcott dedicates unique green March 11, 2002 y2002, m3 By PGA.com news services

Practice Putting Comes to Back Yards By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer 12-25-01

FOXSports.com | Another victory for The Claw

Woods and Mickelson Putt Poorly in Match Play

Woods Cold With Putter in 1st Round - 01/10/2002 Sports results - PARAPARAUMU BEACH, New Zealand (AP) -- Tiger Woods opened the New Zealand Open with a 1-under-par 70 Thursday to fall six strokes behind Australia's Scott Gardiner. AP Online (newswire)

McCarron's Putting Fails Him, Twice

Whiting, Hurrion, Swash & the EGTF

Dr Putt - Yips and Choking are not the same

GolfOnline.com - Scientists study LPGA golfers

ABC News - Dr. John Milton and LPGA Brain Study

Myrtle Beach Access - Dr. John Milton and LPGA Brain Study (more)

Mayo Clinic - Yips Study

Mayo Clinic - Yips Clinical Tournament for 2002

David Adam - Nature Science Update - Putt it out of Your Mind (Yips)

BrainCoach - Inside the Golfers Mind (recent EEG research on putting)
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