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NOVEMBER 08, 2012

Winn introduces DuraTech for 2013

 

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Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                              

714/373-6271

Huntington Beach, CA, November 8, 2012—Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated, announced their new product line for 2013.

 

DuraTech

The DuraTech hybrid grip uniquely fuses two complimentary performance materials in strategic locations of the grip. A durable, responsive rubber in the upper hand provides long-lasting, non-slip control. In the lower hand, the slightly softer, more comfortable polymer flourishes in wet conditions while providing a tacky yet responsive feel. Each material enhances the other to create a highly durable, slip-resistant, all-weather performance grip.

Dri-Tac™ Additions

For 2013 we have added a new gray and pink ladies grip and a new junior blue to the  Dri-Tac™ Series. Our WinnDry™polymer material combines a cushioned, comfortable feel with exceptional non-slip performance in all weather conditions. Rain or shine, the Dri-Tac™ delivers.

 

New Putters

Winn’s 2013 putter grips utilize our enhanced diamond pattern for added texture and tackiness. The comfortable tacky feel instills confidence for a more consistent putting stroke. Our new models offer Pro Pistol, Medallist Pistol and Midsize Pistol shapes with a variety of color options.

 

For Winn’s entire grip line, visit: www.winngrips.com. 

NOVEMBER 03, 2011

Winn introduces WinnDry™ Grip Technology for 2012

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Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                              

714/373-6271

Huntington Beach, CA, November 3, 2011—Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated, announced their new product line for 2012.

 Dri-Tac™ Wrap Lite

The new Dri-Tac™ Wrap Lite grips represent the ultimate in Winn Technology. The new WinnDry™ polymer material coupled with WinnLite underlisting delivers tacky, all-weather playability while the contoured spiral wrap design provides a glove-like fit for added stability. WinnLite™ Technology removes over half of the grip weight to improve clubhead feel and add distance. 

Dri-Tac

The new Dri-Tac™ Series is our tackiest ever. Our new WinnDry™ polymer material combines a cushioned, comfortable feel with exceptional non-slip performance in all weather conditions. Rain or shine, the Dri-Tac™ delivers.

Winn Pro Wrap

The new WinnPro Wrap is designed for serious players who demand tackiness, responsiveness and all-weather playability from their grips. Its new WinnDry™ polycord material has a firm, textured feel and remains tacky in wet, humid or dry conditions. The contoured spiral wrap design allows the fingers to meld into the subtle ridges for a perfect fit.

Putters

Winn’s 2012 putter grips exemplify great feel and vibrancy. The Excel polymer material provides a comfortable, tacky touch while the colorful designs and unique tread pattern give these grips a stylish edge as well.

To view Winn’s entire grip line, visit: www.winngrips.com. 

FEBRUARY 09, 2011

Winn Inc. Names Mark Christensen as Brand Manager

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For more information, please contact:

Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                

714/373-6271

                                   

Huntington Beach, CA, February 9, 2011—Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated, announced that the company has tapped industry veteran Mark Christensen as Brand Manager.

Prior to joining Winn, Mark worked for Cleveland Golf for 6 years.  There he distinguished himself as a Senior Marketing Manager and more recently as Business Unit Manager of the Woods & Hybrids Division.  Before his stint at Cleveland Golf, Mark actually began his career in the golf industry at Winn for 2 years as Sales Manager.  He also received his MBA degree at USC in 2002 and played on the UC Irvine golf team, graduating in 1996.

“It is great to have Mark back on the Winn team,” stated Huang. “He brings key industry and brand marketing experience that will inspire greater growth for Winn.”

Based in Huntington Beach, California, Winn Incorporated is a premier quality sports grip company. To learn more about Winn, visit the company’s website at www.winngrips.com

 

 

NOVEMBER 03, 2010

Winn: Still Making a Difference in 2011

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Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                

714/373-6271

 

Huntington Beach, CA, November 3, 2010—Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated, announced their new product line for 2011.

Winn HeroTM Grips.  In deference to our brave men and women in uniform, Winn’s camouflage green/khaki Hero grips combine high performance with a worthy cause.  Available in firm and soft for woods and irons, these grips harness WinnLite grip technology to lighten club weight for faster swings and farther distance.  The Hero line also offers putter grips in Medallist and Midsize pistol models.  A portion of all Winn HeroTM grip sales proceeds will go to the Troops First Foundation to recognize, honor, and support our U.S. soldiers who have risked life and limb for this nation. 

Winn’s ongoing support for breast cancer research takes the form of three new grips featuring the familiar pink ribbon symbol-WinnLiteSoft white, WinnLiteSoft black, and Medallist Pistol black.  A portion of sales proceeds from these grips will go toward finding a cure for this devastating disease.

Our stylish white theme continues to figure prominently in our new Pro Pistol, Midsize Pistol, and our ever popular Jumbo Lite putter grips.

 

For the entire Winn grip line, visit:  winngrips.com

 

NOVEMBER 10, 2009

Winn introduces WinnLite™ Grip Technology for 2010

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For more information, please contact:

Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                

714/373-6271

Huntington Beach, CA, November 10, 2009—Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated, announced their new product line for 2010.

Winn is proud to introduce WinnLite™ Grip Technology, an advanced injection molding process that significantly reduces grip weight to increase club swing speed and generate greater distance and accuracy.  A typical rubber grip weighs around 50 grams. WinnLite™ Grip Technology produces a grip that weighs as little as 25 grams -- about half the weight of a conventional grip.  By lightening the grip, you will be able to feel the increased swing weight immediately.

WinnLite™ grips are available in WinnLiteFirm™ (featuring Winn V17®-PolyCord material), WinnLiteMedium™ (featuring V17® material), and WinnLiteSoft™ (featuring V17®-Soft material). With a wide array of choices, golfers can personalize and improve their feel for the game in the size that’s right for them.

WinnLite™ Grip Technology opens a new frontier in club design in the golf equipment industry. OEM’s can now design clubs in concert with WinnLite™ grips to obtain maximum multiplication effect (not just addition) in performance.

WinnLite™ Grip Technology also emerges in Winn’s highly popular Jumbo pistol putter series. A mere 62 grams, the new Winn JumboLite™ putter grip enhances putter head feel while providing the trusted stability of an oversize grip.  Outfitted with PCi Triple Line® material and pattern for great texture and feel, Winn JumboLite™ will help golfers find the right touch and rhythm on the greens.

To view Winn’s entire grip line, visit: www.winngrips.com. 

 

 

 

JULY 12, 2009

Winn Grips to Be Preferred Grip of Junior All-Star Series

 

BRASELTON, Ga. — Winn Grips, a golf industry leader in high-performance golf grip technology, will be the Preferred Grip of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series, the American Junior Golf Association announced Friday. As the Preferred Grip of the series, Winn Grips will be present at Junior All-Star events to provide complimentary grip fitting and replacement service for all players.  In addition, Winn will also provide equipment services to players at select Open and Invitational tournaments, including the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods and the Heather Farr Classic. 

 

 

“Winn looks forward to our new partnership with the AJGA,” said Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated.  "As longtime proponents of junior golf, we recognize the vital role that the AJGA plays.  We believe that junior golfers represent the promise of the sport’s future and that our innovative technology will enhance their performance and potential from the start.  We are thrilled to provide our new PCi Triple Line high performance grip to this exciting young generation of the country’s top AJGA players in our enthusiastic support of junior golf.”

The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series is a collection of 10 events specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12–15 and presents opportunities for younger members to develop their skills at the national level and earn entry into Open tournaments. The series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers over the course of the year.

“We are thrilled with Winn Grips’ decision to support junior golf, and are pleased to be associated with such a quality company,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA Executive Vice President of Corporate Partnerships.  “It will be a great benefit to our members to have Winn at tournaments providing equipment services in 2009.” 

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

 

NOVEMBER 08, 2008

Winn Continues it Quest to Build The Ideal Grip For Every Golfer

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For more information, please contact:

Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                

714/373-6271

Huntington Beach,CA,November 1, 2008—Winn continues its quest to build the ideal grip for every golfer. They continue to offer the complete spectrum of grips from Firm, Medium to Soft.

Dr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated announced their new product line for 2009.

PCi Triple Line- Designed with the tour player in mind while improving play for golfers at any level. The grip’s innovative Triple Line embossing pattern and firm yet comfortable feel particularly favors players with high swing speeds while offering unmatched response and control for all shotmakers. This durable grip performs in all weather conditions.

 Giant Putter Grip-Our largest putter offering. This colossal grip helps stabilize your stroke by eliminating wrist movement while promoting a smooth tempo. The soft, tacky Excel polymer delivers comfort and feel for greater confidence on the greens.

Wedge Grip-Featuring Excel Soft material, our new wedge grip provides the ultimate in comfort, tackiness, and shock absorption. The added grip length gives players more options to fine-tune their hand position according to the distance and difficulty of each shot. 

Junior Grips-Excel Soft material delivers ultimate feel and comfort for junior golfers. Bright stylish color options allow junior golfers to express themselves on the course and have more fun. The 0.550" core works well on both 0.500" and 0.560" shafts.

21-inch round- Popular on tour for many years, Winn’s 21-inch round belly grip is now available to everyone. Made with our V17 PolyCord material in a traditional wrap style, this specialty grip perfectly suits golfers who use the belly putter method.

Also look for several new Ladies’ grips along with a unique new putter design available in three different sizes. 

To view our entire grip line, visit our updated website: www.winngrips.com. 

 

 

JULY 30, 2007

Natalie Gulbis has a Breakthrough Performance

             

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Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                      714-373-6271

HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA—July 30, 2007–Winn Incorporated is proud to announce that Natalie Gulbis broke through at the Evian Masters winning her first LPGA Tour event.

“We are very excited for Natalie and proud to have been the grips of choice for her equipment that she used to win the tournament” stated Dr. Ben Huang, President of Winn Incorporated.  Starting the final round four shots off the lead, Natalie found herself tied after birdies on the 1st, 6th, & 9th holes. Natalie went on to win in dramatic fashion reaching the first sudden death playoff hole, the par five 18th in two, using her driver and hybrid clubs, both equipped with the Red and Black colored Xi7 grips from Winn. After just missing her 25 foot eagle putt, Natalie tapped in for birdie and her first victory with her putter that featured a 21” USA Winn Putter grip. Natalie relied on the performance and comfort of Winn’s grips throughout her set of clubs.

In Natalie’s Bag:

Driver, 3 Wood, Hybrid 13º, 16º & 19º, Irons 5-P, Wedge 54º & 60º all with Winn Xi7 (red/black) men’s standard size grips. Putter used Winn 21” USA Putter Grip.

From soft, ultra-comfort to firm, highly textured or something in between, we have you covered. All Winn grips will deliver the ultimate in slip-resistance, shock absorption, all-weather performance and style.

www.winngrips.com

 

SEPTEMBER 01, 2006

Winn Grips Taps Natalie Gulbis As LPGA Player Advisor

                   

 

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Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                      714-373-6271

HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA—September 1, 2006–Winn Incorporated announced today that the company has retained Natalie Gulbis as LPGA Player Advisor.

“We are thrilled to have Natalie on our team,” statedDr. Ben Huang, founder and CEO of Winn Incorporated.  “She is one of the most exciting young players on the LPGA Tour and commands great respect in the golf world.”  According to Huang, Gulbis will use Winn’s G8 line on all her woods and irons and Winn’s Excel 21” putter for all her public appearances and tournaments.

Gulbis had been playing with Winn grips for several months prior to signing with Winn.  Playing with the Winn G8 grips on all her clubs, she placed an impressive second, narrowly losing a playoff, in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.

 “The tackiness and feel of Winn grips cannot be matched,” Gulbis declared.  “I particularly like the way they hold up in rainy conditions.  They are the best grips I have ever played.”

 For more about Gulbis and Winn, visit www.winngrips.com

 

JUNE 01, 2006

Winn Steps Up Its Support of Breast Cancer Research

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For more information, please contact:

Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                

714/373-6271

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—June 1, 2006 –Winn now offers a new black/pink men’s G8 grip in addition to its already successful black/pink Excel putter and women’s AI product line.

“The response to our current black/pink grip has been overwhelming,” stated Winn President and CEO, Dr. Ben Huang.  “So many men have asked for a way to join the cause.  Now we have an answer.  It is important to understand that breast cancer does not just affect women—it affects us all.”

The new black/pink G8 grip for men is available in standard size and features our latest Advanced Integration technology.  AI precisely positions the ideal levels of tackiness and feel in critical grip areas where they are most needed.  Tackier, firmer, and more durable than ever, the grip also features V17 all-weather playability.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all our black/pink grips will be donated to breast cancer research.

For more information, please visit:  winngrips.com

 

 

OCTOBER 02, 2002

WINN INC. ANNOUNCES MAJOR DONATION TO

                     

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Jeff Shepherd, Marketing Manager                                                                  714/373-6271

                                                  

Huntington Beach,CA  October 2, 2002— Ben  Huang, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Winn, Inc. announced today that Winn Incorporated has donated $100,000.00 to the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund.  This organization helps provide educational scholarship assistance to the children and spouses of those killed or permanently disabled by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on theUnited States.

The tragedy of September 11th prompted Winn Inc. to introduce a Red/White/Blue USA putter grip in recognition of this country’s solidarity.  A percentage of the proceeds was then earmarked for a September 11th fund.  Winn chose to donate to Families of Freedom because of the organization’s efforts to rebuild dreams and restore hope for the family members devastated by 9/11.

Winn thanks all distributors, retailers, and consumers who purchased theUSAputter grip.  Their support made theUSAputter grip one of the most successful product launches in the company’s history and enabled Winn to make this significant donation.