Remember back in the old MASH TV series how Radar O’Riley was shipping a jeep home, one part at a time? I’m doing something similar, putting together FootJoy golf shoes one part at a time. Each of the last four weeks a “mystery box” has arrived containing one small part of a new breakthrough shoe. Come to think of it, I’m assembling one shoe… Oh well.
This week’s mystery box contained an “Xtra-Thick FTF FitBed,” pictured above. Yes that was going to be my guess for the name.
“FTF” is short for Fine Tuned Foam. This foam makes up the cushion bed inside the shoe. The bed provides stability but is still soft and comfortable.
Thanks to FJ for this trivia. FootJoy has been the most worn show on the PGA Tour since shoe counts were first taken in 1945.
Even more entertaining is that I now know that shoe counts on the PGA Tour began in 1945.