January 31, 2024 - February 1, 2024
Mr. Jerry Austry is hosting a fundraiser on behalf of the Myocarditis Foundation. He will be selling an autographed hardback copy of his book, The Hogan Edge, for $31.95 with $11.95 per book being donated to the Myocarditis Foundation. In addition, he will be selling his new putter – The Stroke Balanced Edge putter. Each putter can be customized with any university, college, or professional team logo. The purchase price for the customized putters is $600. For each putter purchased a donation of $150.00 will be sent to the Myocarditis Foundation.
About the Author and Putter Designer:
I have dedicated my book (The Hogan Edge) and my new putter (The Stroke Balanced Edge) to my son Mark Stanley Austry who died of Myocarditis on March 14, 2010 at the age of 32. Mark loved the game of golf from the time he was a toddler until his death. After college Mark took up the game seriously and set a goal for himself of becoming a top amateur player and qualifying to play in the Masters and British open tournaments. He became a very accomplished golfer and set the course record at his home course (LANTANA Country Club). Winning the club championship 7 times in a row. We had played golf so many times together in every type of weather, that I had a very difficult time going back to the golf course without him. After his death I was devastated, there was a hole in my heart and my pain on some days was crippling, I was searching for a way to handle the grief from his loss, that is when I started my imaginary golf match with Mark. that lasted 8 years compiling a score to match his record round of 63. Every time I played golf, I would take his memory with me and this helped soothe the pain of his loss. Now every time I remove the putter cover that his brother designed with angel wings, the number 9 and Mark’s initials I feel his loving presence beside me.
About the Book:
The Hogan Edge is a book about the inception and creation of an iconic golf company and the success that was achieved by the Ben Hogan Company for over twenty-five years. This was followed by the turmoil the company went through, following a corporate raid, and by reorganizing the management team and how by featuring Ben Hogan in an ad campaign at the Riviera Country Club pole-vaulted the company to become the leader once again in golf club manufacturing. Then how by working with Ben Hogan to develop the Edge, the first cavity back club ever produced, elevated the company to the highest revenue levels in the history of the company. Finally, the book covers Hogan’s downward spiral after a Japanese company purchased them and how they systematically unraveled Hogan’s previous astounding success.
About the Putter:
The Stroke Balanced Edge putter is a brand-new technology that no other golf company is offering today. He will set aside 25 completely personalized clubs under a special price of $600.00 with a $150.00 donation per club to going back to support the Myocarditis Foundation. The Stroke Balanced Edge putter offers the golfer, the following benefits.
- Precision Machined Center Shafted
- Hozeless Construction
- Zero Toe or Heal Twisting at Impact
- Perfectly Balanced Pendulum Stroke
- Cerakote colors to match grip selection
- Personalized university or professional team colors with matching grip
- Customer initials stamped into the product
- Special: Head cover in memory of my son Mark