PIPE Dreams Do Come True; LPGA Player Wins First Event of the Season with Nickent’s PIPE Putter

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LPGA Player Joo Mi Kim wins the SBS Open at Turtle bay in Hawaii using the PIPE Putter by Nickent.

I just got this new putter from Nickent at the PGA Show

Joo Mi Kim’s dream of being a champion on the LPGA Tour was realized Saturday, besting a fellow Korean player on the second playoff hole of the SBS Open at Turtle Bay in Hawaii.

In the first LPGA event of the season and Kim’s first event using the PIPE Putter, she led the field in putting with a 26.33 putts per round average. Kim sank a 14-foot putt on the first playoff hole for birdie to push the playoff hole. She then stuck a wedge to two feet and used her brand new PP-001 double-bend PIPE Putter to seal the victory.

“I just got this new putter from Nickent at the PGA Show,” said Kim. “It is very easy to use and to line up because it is three-dimensional putter. It was a big reason for my first LPGA win.”

Joo Mi needed only 79 putts over 54 holes, with 31 putts in the first round, 23 in the second and 25 in the final round. Her amazing 23-putt performance in the second round helped her shoot a course record 65.

Kim, who found victory in only her 23rd career LPGA event, was doused with champagne on the green with the PIPE Putter at her feet, but when asked how she would celebrate she responded, “Beer. Hite beer!”

“I'm very happy and excited,” said Kim, who earned $150,000 with her win. “It seems like I am dreaming.”

It seems with the PIPE Putter, all sorts of dreams can come true.

For more information on the PIPE Putter, please visit Nickent Golf at http://www.nickentgolf.com/.

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