First PGA Tour Victory for Herman and iNOVAi Technology
(TINLEY PARK, Il) – Bettinardi Golf – makers of the world’s finest golf products – announces Jim Herman used a Bettinardi iNOVAi putter en route to winning the 2016 Shell Houston Open.
A member of the company’s professional Tour Staff, Herman recorded four consecutive rounds in the 60’s to capture his first PGA Tour victory at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. The 38-year-old ousted a world class field with his custom Bettnardi iNOVAi 1.0 putter leading the tournament in total strokes gained, placing top-five in strokes gained putting and only recording one three putt over 72 holes.
“It doesn’t matter if you are a casual player or compete on Tour, great putting is the key to great golf,” says Jim Herman, PGA Tour winner. “The expert team at Bettinardi has put me in a position to excel week in and week out on the greens and this win would simply not have been possible without their incredible product.”
Herman officially put a Bettinardi putter into play in late 2014 resulting in his most successful seasons as a professional. Consistently regarded as one of the best putters in golf, he joins the likes of other PGA Tour winners Matt Kuchar, Darren Clarke and Brian Gay in trusting Bettinardi fine milled putters.
“When Jim joined our team, there was no doubt in my mind that he was bound to be very successful on the PGA Tour,” says Robert Bettinardi, President and CEO of Bettinardi Golf. “With iNOVAi technology in the bag and winning momentum on his side, we wish Jim the best at his first Masters this week.”
Designed by Robert Bettinardi and an elite team of engineers, all putters are milled and assembled in the USA at Bettinardi Golf’s 40,000 square foot, state of the art manufacturing facility outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Beyond an ever-growing Tour Staff, Bettinardi Golf introduced a number of new designs for 2016. Expanded and updated models include an entirely revamped BB Series, the introduction of a high M.O.I. iNOVAi 3.0 design and the Studio Stock 6, a timeless silhouette associated with the greatest putters of all time. Holding over from the previous season include the popular and tour-validated Kuchar Models and Queen B Series.
Bettinardi products are available at Bettinardi.com and found at premium retailers around the world.
About Bettinardi Golf
With decades of experience milling highly technical parts for the defense and medical industries, Robert Bettinardi began an engineering passion for crafting the world’s finest putters in 1991. After creating his own prototypes, Bettinardi designed and produced putters for the next seven years alongside some of the industry’s best and was in demand by golf’s top OEMs.
Bettinardi Golf was born in 1998 and a milestone arrived that next year when a prominent PGA Tour professional set a tournament record at the Greater Greensboro Open using the company’s putter. The seasons that followed would find Bettinardi products trusted for numerous professional victories on all the major global tours, including a U.S. Open and PGA Championship.
Today, Bettinardi Golf – comprising of more than 50 employees – remains committed to designing, crafting, and fitting One-Piece putters, wedges and accessories for players around the world.
The Bettinardi PGA Tour Staff includes Darren Clarke, Matt Kuchar, Brian Gay and Jim Herman.