Homa relies on his Premiere Series golf shoes, Pure Touch glove and full-line FootJoy apparel to win ‘Africa’s major’

Max Homa produced a brilliant final round of 66 leaving the rest of the field astray at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, to claim his first professional victory outside the United States.

The American began the final round with a one-shot lead at the Gary Player Country Club and despite being caught early on, an eagle at the par 5 ninth hole, put the six-time PGA Tour winner back in control, to where he never looked back.

Contributing to his success were his FootJoy golf shoes which as Homa states, have played a massive part in his golfing career, even from when he was a child.

“I feel like I have been wearing FootJoy forever,” Homa said.

“Everyone knows with FootJoy, even when we were kids, that the FJ Classics were the most strived for golf shoe. To be able to keep that up for at least as long as I have been alive is amazing, I can’t imagine another 70 years on top of that. It is impressive but it is a testament to a lot of hard work and a lot of great work too.

“I wear the Premiere Series Field shoes because I can honestly say they’re the most comfortable golf shoe I’ve ever worn. I care most for how it feels when I am walking, because we walk a lot, and about performance too, being that bit lighter and also stable, as that is first and foremost to playing good golf.

“I like the rounded toe, looking down on them I think is great. They also feel quite flat to the ground and as I like to use aimpoint, makes reading the greens feel very easy.

“They’re light, they look cool, they’re simple but they’re traditional. I think if you could keep these Field golf shoes going for another 100 years, if I were to live another 100, I would definitely wear these for 100 more years.

“I hope FootJoy continue doing what they do best, slight little changes, slight little transitions, keeping the performance where it is at which is as good as it can be. I wouldn’t change these shoes for the world.”

Premiere Series are trusted by more players than any other model on the DP World Tour. The combination of timeless aesthetics and golf-specific performance technology make them the shoe of choice for some of the world’s best golfers.

Homa was also wearing an FJ Pure Touch glove, designed with precise placement of moisture-wicking elastics to improve fit consistency and overall comfort. He was also sporting full-line FootJoy apparel too on his way to victory in Sun City.

Elsewhere on the worldwide tours, Steven Alker trusted in his Premiere Series Packard golf shoes to emerge victorious at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona.

Last year’s overall money winner on the PGA Tour Champions, started the final round with a four-shot lead and despite the lead getting reduced coming down the stretch, Alker held on to claim his seventh victory on the over- 50’s circuit.

On the LPGA, starting the final round three-shots behind the leader, Lilia Vu relied on the stability and comfort of her Premiere Series Boa golf shoes as she blew away the field shooting a 4-under 66, to win by three strokes.

The Premiere Series BOA golf shoes offer a truly timeless styling linking generations of players seeking to wear iconic, classic golf footwear. The premium full grain leather offers unparalleled beauty and resistance to stretching, whilst the VersaTrax+ outsole is engineered with traction elements to create an outsole perfect for on course performance.

This is Vu’s fourth win of the season wearing the Premiere Series Boa shoes, which includes two major championships. The win in Florida means Vu regains status as the World number one and has also given her a 27-point advantage over fellow FootJoy player, Celine Boutier, in the race to become the 2023 LPGA player of the year with just one event remaining in the schedule.

In Florida, 40% of the field chose to put their trust in the #1ShoeinGolf, with the nearest competitor coming in at 26%. It was not just shoes which topped the equipment counts for the week however, with 39% of the field opting to wear the #1GloveinGolf.

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As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.