BALTIMORE, MD. – September 6, 2012 – STX Golf, world-renowned as an industry pioneer in putter innovation, and for its patented Soft Face Insert Technology, proudly announced today that the company’s recently released Xform 1 and Xform 2 Putters received Golfing Magazine’s highest honors – The 2012 Players Award.
The 2012 Players Award is an annual equipment review that is conducted and directed by the Golfing Magazine’s editorial staff but all the testing is done by the magazine’s readers. According to STX Director of Golf Steve Henneman, “This award means a lot to me and the company. Having the readers, not professional writers, but true amateur golfers do the testing makes this an authentic review based on their own personal preferences. These testers represent our potential consumers and we’re thrilled with the results.”
The Xform 1 and Xform 2 Putters perfectly represent the new and contemporary Xform Series, a group of putters that combine modern shapes with state-of-the-art face technology.
The Xform 1 Putter received the 2012 Players Award for “Best Feel” amongst the blades reviewed. One of the testers commented, “One of the softest feeling stainless steel putters that definitely feels closer to a carbon steel than a 304 stainless. The lime green sight dot puts you on the sweet spot and the square face and top line point you in the right direction.” The modern Xform blade received four and half stars for “Forgiveness” and “Overall” performance.
All Xform Putters are 100% machine milled from 304 Stainless Steel. The Xform 1 Putter features a modern shaped head with traditional weighting and tour inspired topline. A swooping profile seamlessly transitions the topline to the flange. The full offset plumber’s neck positions the golfer’s hands forward at address. The soft satin finish and distinctive milling lines produce an extremely elegant and glare free look. It weighs 350 grams with a loft of 3-degrees and lie of 71-degrees. The Xform 1 Putter is available with the newly engineered thermoset insert or the Deep Diamond milled stainless steel face.
Within the mallet category, the Xform 2 Putter was honored with a 2012 Players Award for “Best Impact Feel” and “Best Overall Performance.” An enthusiastic reader and tester shared this comment, “Excellent mid mallet putter, with an old school look. You will not be disappointed with this if you want more forgiveness than a blade but don’t like the bulk of a big mallet.” This cutting-edge mallet putter received a perfect score with five gold stars for “Impact Feel.”
The Xform 2 Putter is a contemporary blade milled from 304 Stainless Steel. A tour inspired top line accents the sweeping profile and caters to the golfer who is looking for a modern blade. A half offset flare neck positions the golfer’s hands slightly ahead at address. The specifications are similar to the Xform 1 Putter with a 3-degree loft, 71-degree lie and weighs 350 grams. The Xform 2 Putter is available with the newly engineered thermoset insert or the Deep Diamond milled stainless steel face.
Both Xform Putters included in the 2012 Players Award testing featured a 100% stainless steel face featuring a Deep Diamond mill pattern that increases friction while producing the soft feel desired by the best players in the game. For golfers who prefer a softer feel, STX developed a highly engineered thermoset insert for the Xform Series that promotes the highest coefficient of friction in the game to maximize forward spin and provide unparalleled feel.