Jamie Lovemark, who signed with Nike Golf in 2009, captured his first career victory on the Nationwide Tour at this week’s Mexico Open Bicentenary. Lovemark won on the first hole of a sudden death playoff by making an eagle to seal his win. This marks his first professional title since turning pro in 2009.
Using his Nike VR Tour driver and his Nike VR Blade irons, Lovemark exhibited confidence in the final round. On the first playoff hole he hit his Nike VR Tour driver off the tee and his VR Blade 6-iron for his second shot to land him three feet left of the hole.
“It was definitely the best shot I’ve hit in a really long time,” said Lovemark. “My caddy and I figured the ball would go twelve percent farther due to elevation and another eight percent because of adrenaline. I hit a perfect six-iron from 235-yards. I think it was half luck, half skill.”
With the help of his Nike VR Tour driver, Lovemark currently is ranked sixth in driving distance on the Nationwide Tour with an average of 315-yards. Rounding out Lovemark’s arsenal of Nike Golf equipment is his Nike SQ Dymo 15-degree 3-wood, Nike VR 18-degree hybrid, Nike VR Blade irons 4-PW, Nike VR 52, 56 and 60-degree wedges and his Nike ONE Tour golf ball.
Lovemark is now third in all-around ranking and is second on the Nationwide Tour money list, putting him in a good position to earn a spot on the PGA Tour in 2011.
Lovemark’s Nike Arsenal
Driver: Nike VR Tour 10.5-degree
Fairway Wood: Nike SQ DYMO 15-degree #3
Hybrid: Nike VR 18-degree
Irons: Nike VR Blades (4-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR 52, 56 and 60-degree
Ball: Nike ONE Tour
Glove: Nike Dri-Fit Tour
Apparel: Nike Golf Tour & Nike Golf Tiger Woods Collection
Footwear: Nike Tour Premium
Nike Golf’s 2010 PGA Tour Victories
Anthony Kim – Shell Houston Open
Nike Golf’s 2010 International Victories
James Morrison – Madeira Islands Open BPI (PGA European Tour)
Charl Schwartzel – Joburg Open (PGA European Tour)
Charl Schwartzel – Africa Open (PGA European Tour)
Pablo Martin – Alfred Dunhill Championship (PGA European Tour)
Editor’s Note: The post above is from a press release from Nike Golf.