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GEL is Number One Groove Putter in Asia

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, Hong Kong; GEL Golf has firmly established itself as the number one groove putter on Tour in Asia with GEL putters dominating the statistics on the Asian and China Tours over the last couple of months and consolidating its position at last week's Tour events.

At the Indian Open on the Asian Tour which finished on Sunday (October 12), a total of 21 players had GEL putters in their bags in New Delhi ahead of groove putter rival Yes, who had 16 players in the field using their putters.

Whilst at the Omega Championship, the season-ending Tour Championship on the China Tour, GEL putters completely overshadowed all other putter brands with 27 players - over 25% of the field - choosing to use a GEL putter.

The news completes a breakthrough year for GEL Golf which has already celebrated three Tour victories around the world in the last 12 months; Bryan Saltus of the United States won the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open on the Asian Tour last December with his GEL Topaz putter, Taiwanese Hsu Mong-nam secured victory in the Omega China Tour's Shanghai Championship in May with a GEL Jade putter and in early September American Tom Stankowski captured the Canadian Tour Championship in Ontario using a GEL Emerald putter.

"Considering GEL Golf was only launched at the start of 2007, we are immensely proud of the incredible progress we have made with GEL Putters in the ultra-competitive golf market," commented Alec Pettigrew, CEO of Hong Kong-based GEL Golf.

"With so many professionals now using GEL Putters on Tour, it proves that we have developed a good quality product that quite simply helps hole putts more often. Whilst we are 100% confident that groove and insert technology creates instant forward roll on the golf ball, thus reducing the unwelcome effects of skidding and giving a straighter, truer roll, the pros are now discovering this for themselves and relying on GEL Putters to improve their performance on tour. There is no greater endorsement for our product that this."

One of golf's most innovative technology manufacturers, GEL Golf uses horizontal precision-cut, aluminium inserts for a more responsive feel and enhanced sweet spot.  Following feedback from Tour pros, GEL has made their putters larger, heavier and more balanced heads, encouraging an even smoother and more rhythmical putting stroke.

The original GEL Putter range launched in January 2007 at the PGA Golf Show in Orlando comprises of six models, namely the Emerald, Diamond, Topaz, Jade, Opal and Ruby whilst the latest range, the GEL Paul Hurrion Signature Range boasts four models; the Rego, Scindo, Sedo and Sedo II.

Dr Paul Hurrion, a leading sports biomechanists and a renown putting coach to a host of top European and Ryder Cup stars, combined over 10 years of research and development in biomechanics and putting with GEL's groove and insert technology, to create the distinctive GEL Paul Hurrion Signature Range.

To look at, GEL Putters are easily distinguishable using bright yellow and blue grips for men, and pink and blue grips for women, and electric blue and pink face inserts.

'Putters in Play' Statistics in Asia

Hero Honda Indian Open, New Delhi, October 9 - 12, on Asian Tour

•  Odyssey - 43

•  Ping - 24

•  GEL - 21

•  Titleist - 18

•  Yes - 16

•  TaylorMade - 9

•  Hogan - 2

•  Others - 9

Omega Championship, Beijing. October 9 - 12, on Omega China Tour

•  GEL - 27

•  Titleist - 13

•  Yes - 12

•  Odyssey - 12

•  TaylorMade - 6

•  Honma - 5

•  Mizuno - 5

•  Others - 20


October 16, 2008

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