DeChambeau and Bridgestone Come Up Aces in Vegas!

DeChambeau and Bridgestone Come Up Aces in Vegas!

 “The Golf Scientist” Relies on Bridgestone TOUR B X Ball in Dazzling Victory at

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf Tour star Bryson DeChambeau opened his new season in much the same fashion he closed out the last, with a scintillating one-shot victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.  The win in the desert gives DeChambeau his fifth for his career (all with Bridgestone balls), and an astonishing three wins in his last five PGA TOUR starts.

Relying on Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X ball, the young star exhibited pinpoint iron play and impressive driving performance in his march to victory. In fact, DeChambeau ranked among the top 10 in driving accuracy, greens-in-regulation, birdies, eagles and strokes gained: total. The win moved him to No.5 in the Official World Golf Rankings propelling him to the highest ranking of his career to date.

In a city infamous for the ups-and-downs of its visitors, DeChambeau bucked that trend, proving to be a model of consistency in firing rounds of 66-65-66-66 for a tournament total 21-under par.   Not that his performance wasn’t without gambles, including a tournament-clinching 58-foot eagle on the 16th hole of Sunday’s final round to give him the lead for good.

“After the way I finished the 2018 season, I couldn’t wait to get back out here and continue the momentum I had,” said DeChambeau. “The TOUR B X continues to be a golf ball I can count on in the biggest of moments. I can’t overstate how important it is for my confidence down-the-stretch to have a ball in play that I have previously relied on in the heat of the battle.”

DeChambeau switched to the TOUR B X in late 2017 after extensive experimentation revealed a significant impact on his driving, iron play, short game and putting.  He also wears Bridgestone’s new TOUR B FIT Glove featuring high-end Cabretta leather with FIT technology to ensure a soft feel, consistent grip and excellent durability.

“Bryson continues to wow golf fans worldwide with his intelligent and exciting play,” said Dan Murphy, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “He is primed for a great year ahead and we are proud to be the ball brand he is trusting in his quest to take his game to the next level of excellence.”

The TOUR B Series golf balls represent Bridgestone’s most technologically advanced models to date. During development, company engineers used data from nearly 350,000 in-person ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each type of swing characteristics identified.

For more information on Bridgestone Golf’s award-winning Tour B family of golf balls and the entire Tour team that relies upon them, visitwww.bridgestonegolf.com.

About Bridgestone Golf

Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more golf ball design patents than any other company. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer’s ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted over 2.1 million fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its B-FIT App.  The consumer data gathered from ball-fitting continues to inspire Bridgestone’s innovative new golf ball designs, yielding industry-leading performance products for the entire range of players, from recreational golfers to the best in the world. Bridgestone Golf is proudly represented on international professional tours by icons such as Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf Launches e6 SOFT Lady Edition

Bridgestone Golf Launches e6 SOFT Lady Edition

Available Nationwide in time for Mother’s Day

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – unveils the e6 SOFT Lady Edition, featuring a pearl white finish and pink Bridgestone marking, side stamp and packaging. The new model is available now at www.bridgestonegolf.com and select retailers nationwide.

The e6 SOFT is among the most popular models in the company’s extensive catalog. It is designed as a high-performance ball with soft feel that produces incredibly straight distance by lowering side spin in drivers and long irons. Control and touch around the green are excellent thanks to advanced mantle and cover properties, while distance and accuracy are further enhanced because Delta Dimple Technology minimizes air resistance.

“Female buying power has increased almost three-fold since we launched the e6 Series and we wanted to make sure we are providing options that meet the preferences of a wide variety of golfers,” says Elliot Mellow, Golf Ball Marketing. “Unlike competitors, we don’t advocate that most recreational golfers play a Tour level ball, rather we engineered the e6 series to benefit players looking to hit more fairways thanks to a more forgiving golf ball.”

The e6 series, consisting of the e6 SOFT and e6 SPEED, is designed to help players find the fairway more frequently in order to set up scoring opportunities. They are ideal for mid-level golfers seeking outstanding performance in a variety of areas. While both are engineered to provide accuracy by reducing side spin, the e6 SOFT caters to players seeking a specific feel, while the e6 SPEED is built for distance.

Beyond the e6, Bridgestone Golf designs a diverse portfolio of golf balls to meet the needs of all players, including the TOUR B X, TOUR B XS, TOUR B RX, TOUR B RXS, Extra Soft and Lady. More information on the company’s ball, club and accessories offerings are available at www.bridgestonegolf.com.

In order to help customers find the perfect ball for their games, Bridgestone offers two quick, easy and comprehensive fitting options:

  • BFIT Golf Ball Fitting App – Free to download, the app turns the iPhone into a mobile launch monitor by utilizing the camera to analyze the user’s swing and recommend the best Bridgestone ball for his or her game.
  • New Online Fitting Tool – Available at www.bridgestonegolf.com, it accommodates the full spectrum of players. The “Quick Fit” option easily determines the best ball for novices while the in-depth “I Know My Game” presents detailed questions to assist experienced golfers to find the perfect fit. The “I’ve Been Measured” path allows users to input launch monitor data, ensuring the most accurate recommendation possible.

Bridgestone Golf’s professional staff includes 14-time Major Championship winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, rising stars Bryson DeChambeau and LPGA stars Lexi Thompson and Cheyenne Woods.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X and XS Golf Balls Now Available in Yellow

 

Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X and XS Golf Balls Now Available in Yellow

New Models Meet Growing Demand Among Low-Handicap Players Seeking Colored Options

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – announces its popular TOUR B X and XS golf balls are now available in yellow and can be purchased exclusively through www.bridgestonegolf.com.

The original white versions were at center stage during the thrilling conclusion of yesterday’s Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, as Bridgestone Golf staff players and TOUR B users Tiger Woods (XS) and Brandt Snedeker (X) vied for the title. In only his fifth official PGA TOUR start since switching to Bridgestone golf balls, the 42-year-old Woods recorded a runner-up finish, his best showing since 2013.

This limited rollout is part of a trial program for the U.S. market that follows growing consumer demand. Sharing identical performance characteristics with the white versions, the yellow X and XS golf ball are designed to meet the performance needs of low-handicap players. Both provide excellent spin and greenside control due to a soft urethane cover formulation, while increased distance comes from enhanced aerodynamics and an improved 330 Dual Dimple design.

Among Bridgestone Golf’s best-selling models, the TOUR B X appeals to players seeking reduced driver spin for increased accuracy off the tee and the XS provides added friction for enhanced feel and control thanks to a softer cover and lower compression.

“Our market research indicates colored golf ball sales in the U.S. now represent over 20% of total ball sales,” says Elliot Mellow, Marketing Manager at Bridgestone Golf. “However, there is a void of colored options for low handicap golfers. Our TOUR B models outperform anything on the market and we want to ensure that avid players who have specific aesthetic and optical preferences can experience the superior performance of Bridgestone golf balls.”

Beyond the TOUR B X and XS models, Bridgestone currently offers colored variants in its TOUR B RX, e6 SPEED & SOFT, Extra Soft, and Lady golf balls.

The TOUR B Series represents Bridgestone’s most technologically advanced golf balls to date. During development, company engineers used data from more than 3 million in-person and online ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify the needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each of the golfer personas identified.

Four models make up the TOUR B line – X, XS, RX and RXS (each $44.99) – which provide unmatched feel, accuracy and distance. In order to help customers find the perfect ball for their games, Bridgestone offers two quick, easy and comprehensive fitting options:

  • BFIT Golf Ball Fitting App – Free to download, the app turns iPhones into a mobile launch monitor by utilizing the camera to analyze the user’s swing and recommend the best Bridgestone ball for their game.
  • New Online Fitting Tool – Available at www.bridgestonegolf.com, it accommodates the full spectrum of players. The “Quick Fit” option easily determines the best ball for novices, while the in-depth “I Know My Game” offers detailed set of questions to aid experienced golfers in finding the perfect fit. Finally, the “I’ve Been Measured” path allows users to input launch monitor data, ensuring the most accurate recommendation possible.

Each TOUR B Series golf ball features the proven characteristics that have made Bridgestone Golf among the most respected names in the industry. The benefits of these features include:

  • Accuracy – Gradational core provides optimal energy transfer to create low side-spin and high ball velocity for incredible distance and accuracy gains
  • Consistency – Seamless cover design utilizes injection molding technology to stabilize ball flight on all shots
  • Distance – Aerodynamically superior dimple profiles provide different player types with vastly enhanced length and control
  • Feel – SlipRes cover technology increases friction by creating more stability between the ball and club for enhanced control with irons and wedges
  • Bridgestone Golf’s professional staff includes 14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, rising stars Bryson DeChambeau, Lexi Thompson and more.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf Releases Patriotic Themed Hats, Bags and Headcovers

Bridgestone Golf Releases Patriotic Themed Hats, Bags and Headcovers

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is celebrating the season’s second major championship with the release of limited edition, USA-themed hats, bags and headcovers.

Each piece is specially designed in a red, white and blue color scheme and available at select retailers or through Bridgestone Golf’s website at www.bridgestonegolf.com. Details on the new lines include:

  • “USA Collection” Headwear – Structured performance polyester cap with bold base color in either navy blue or red with decorative stars and stripes and Bridgestone’s logo embroidered on the front ($24)
  • Bags – Three models:
    • Staff Bag – Replica of what Bridgestone staff players will use during the U.S. Open ($450
    • Stand Bag – High-quality craftsmanship; red, white, blue coloring ($299)
    • Lightweight TourB Stand Bag – Just 4.2 pounds, perfect for walking ($159)
    • Headcovers – Exact replicas of what Bridgestone Staff players will be using at Erin Hills, available in sets of three to accommodate a driver, fairway wood and hybrid ($99).

“We wanted to do something really special for our customers to commemorate the national championship,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Bridgestone Golf Clubs and Accessories Marketing Coordinator. “These special edition products capture the excitement and tradition associated with this event and allow our Tour Staff and fans to display their patriotism in a fun and fashionable way.”

Additional information on all Bridgestone Golf accessories can be found at https://bridgestonegolf.com/en-us/style.

Bridgestone’s professional staff features FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price and rising stars Bryson DeChambeau and Hudson Swafford.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf TourB Series Clubs Now Available Through Nationwide Fitting Network

Bridgestone Golf TourB Series Clubs Now Available Through Nationwide Fitting Network

 (COVINGTON, GA)Bridgestone Golf – Innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – officially releases its ultra-premium TourB Series of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons, now available in limited quantities through select fitting partners around the United States.

Locations offering the high-end, Japanese-crafted clubs can be found through the company’s website athttps://bridgestonegolf.com/en-us/where-to-buy/find-a-golf-retailer#/TourB. These Bridgestone Golf authorized fitters work closely with customers to determine the best clubhead / shaft combinations to ensure clubs are built to the exact specifications that will most benefit the user. A variety of the highest-quality components are incorporated into the fitting process, including exotic premium shafts from Mitsubishi Diamana, Fujikura, UST Mamiya and Aldila (estimated added value of more than $300).

“Our TourB Series was created for players who want the absolute highest quality materials and components in a package that looks amazing and delivers unmatched performance,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing. “Through our expert fitting locations, golfers will receive the highest attention to detail and can rest assured that their clubs properly match their game.”

Driver, fairway wood and hybrid innovations include: 

  • FAST Crown – through Flex Action Speed Technology, the crown flexes at impact creating incredible ball speed off the face
  • Power Ribs – When paired with the FAST design, power ribs ensure the sole of the club remains stable, allowing the crown to flex even more at impact
  • Power Milling Technology – Stabilizes the ball at impact to increase quality compression time


TourB Series drivers are offered in three unique models, the
XD-3, XD-5 and XD-7, featuring a matte finish and adjustable hosel that allows eight face-angle / lie configurations. All come with interchangeable weights (2g, 4g, 6g, 8g, 10g, 12g) to dial-in preferred trajectory and shot shape. Designed with the compact shape preferred by better players, XD-F fairway woods are available in 15* and 18* lofts and the XD-H hybrids are available in 18*, 21* and 24* options.

Adding to Bridgestone Golf’s celebrated line of forged irons for low handicappers is the cavity-backed X-CB and traditional X-Blade. Both feature high-quality 1020 forging, 15 premium shaft options and minimal offset for a clean address and excellent workability. Additionally, the two have a forged mass strategically placed behind the impact zone for incredibly solid feel and response. The X-CB is engineered with a wider sole to prevent digging and encourage smooth turf interaction, while the X-Blade has a narrow sole, preferred by many Tour players, to help shape shots of all varieties.

Drivers will be priced at $699, while fairway woods and hybrids are listed at $399 and $249, respectively. Both the X-CB and X-Blade will be $1200 (4-PW).

Bridgestone’s professional staff features 14-time major championship winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, Bryson DeChambeau, Hudson Swafford and LPGA Tour star Karrie Webb.

About Bridgestone Golf

Headquartered in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. The pioneer of ball fitting since 2007, Bridgestone has conducted more than 300,000 in-person sessions using launch monitors and one million-plus online. The data informs continuous innovation and advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information:  www.bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf Named IMG Academy’s Official Golf Ball Provider

Bridgestone Golf Named IMG Academy’s Official Golf Ball Provider

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – Innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is joining forces with the acclaimed IMG Academy to assist in the development of numerous young golfers who attend the school and partake in its popular camps. The new relationship will designate Bridgestone as the Official Golf Ball provider of the Academy.

Bridgestone will support IMG’s talented youth by providing award-winning golf balls as well as donating a variety of high-quality clubs and accessories for use by general student and camping populations. The relationship ensures that IMG athletes have access to the best available equipment, while Bridgestone can build brand loyalty by introducing its products to potential long term golfers, many of whom will go on to play at the collegiate and professional levels.

IMG Academy has an outstanding reputation for helping young athletes achieve their full potential in a variety of sports, including alumnus Paula Creamer, an LPGA Superstar and Bridgestone Golf ambassador. This announcement marks the latest prominent organization to select Bridgestone as their preferred equipment provider, joining the University of Oklahoma and Vanderbilt University among others.

“We want our athletes and campers to have access to first-class equipment and are supremely confident in Bridgestone’s ability to deliver it,” said IMG Academy Director of Golf Neil Coulson. “We are proud to align with such an outstanding company who is so well respected in the industry.”

As part of the agreement, Bridgestone receives prominent branding throughout select IMG facilities, including the golf instruction and performance center.

“IMG Academy has established itself as one of the premier facilities in the world for junior athletes and routinely cultivates outstanding talent,” says Heather Arnold of Bridgestone Golf. “The programs are top-notch and we look forward to helping the next generation of IMG students and campers achieve and surpass their golfing goals.”

Separating Bridgestone from all other ball manufacturers is the company’s unique and proven approach to new product development. It introduced a proprietary Ball Fitting System in 2007 and uses the data gathered to drive research and development. This real-world understanding of player needs has led to numerous technological breakthroughs. More information on the company’s ball, club and accessories offerings are available at www.bridgestonegolf.com.

The company’s professional staff features 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, recent PGA Tour winner Hudson Swafford, Bryson DeChambeau, and LPGA Tour stars, Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

About IMG Academy

IMG Academy is one of the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational institutions. IMG Academy helps countless youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes reach their full potential in and out of sport by providing world-class teaching and coaching, tailored programs and professional facilities. Based in Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academy also serves as a training and competition venue for amateur and professional teams, a host site for a variety of events, and a hub for sports performance research and innovation.

More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf Named Official Golf Ball Sponsor of Southeastern Junior Golf Tour

Bridgestone Golf Named Official Golf Ball Sponsor of Southeastern Junior Golf Tour

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – Innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – has been named the official golf ball sponsor of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT) and will provide players in every tournament with a dozen golf balls or their choice, including the Tour B330, B330-S, B330-RX and B330-RXS models.

SJGT operates between 35-40 events annually and estimates a membership of more than 1,000 junior golfers between the ages of 12-19. Beyond golf balls, Bridgestone will provide prizes for a variety of tournaments in the form of clubs and accessories, as well as work with the players in one-on-one golf ball fitting sessions to help them identify the model that maximizes their on-course potential.

“The Southeastern Junior Golf Tour is very excited and fortunate to announce Bridgestone Golf as its Official Golf Ball. This allows us to provide the next generation of golfers an outstanding product they can use to better their game,” says Todd Thompson, Executive Director of the SJGT. “We pride ourselves on scheduling events on quality golf courses, running affordable events and now putting Bridgestone products in the players’ hands. We see Bridgestone as a quality company that will grow with our great game and look forward to a long time relationship.”

“Bridgestone brand ambassador and PGA Tour winner Hudson Swafford is a product of the SJGT, which speaks to the incredible talent the tour has cultivated since its inception,” says Heather Arnold, Bridgestone Golf’s Tour Division Coordinator. “These young players will be the next generation of great collegiate and professional stars and we’re happy to help them progress by providing the best golf balls on the market.”

In addition to the SJGT, Bridgestone supplies product in an official and unofficial capacity to a variety of elite college golf programs in every major Division I conference. Bridgestone’s professional staff features 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, recent PGA Tour winner Swafford, Bryson DeChambeau, and LPGA Tour stars, Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb.

About Southeastern Junior Golf Tour

The Southeastern Junior Golf Tour was founded on the principle of giving junior golfers a chance to play competitive golf while building their resume for a potential collegiate golf career. In 1994 the SJGT held its inaugural event in Atlanta, Georgia and during that first year conducted six events for 60 members. In 2017 the SJGT will celebrate its 23rd season with between 35-40 events and a projected membership of more than 1,000 junior golfers. Over the last 23 years the SJGT has not only expanded in the number of events and membership, but has also extended the areas in which it administers tournaments. SJGT events can now be found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

More information: sjgt.com

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands.  The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products.  Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf Named Official Golf Ball Provider of University of Oklahoma Men’s Team

Bridgestone Golf Named Official Golf Ball Provider of University of Oklahoma Men’s Team

(COVINGTON, GA) –
Bridgestone Golf – Innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is now the official golf ball provider of the University of Oklahoma Men’s Golf Team, which is currently the 4th ranked program in the nation.

The company is providing the Golf Program with custom-logoed versions of its popular Tour B330 and B330-S golf balls to ensure that the best product possible is available for preparation and competition. Each member of the Sooners has undergone Bridgestone’s industry leading ball-fitting analysis to identify the model that maximizes their on-course potential.

“When competing for national titles, it is important to know that our Golf Program has the best product available,” says Ryan Hybl, Oklahoma’s Men’s Golf Head Coach. “This relationship with Bridgestone provides me with full confidence that we are preparing and competing with the best golf balls on the market.”

“Oklahoma Golf has established itself as one of the most competitive teams in the nation,” says Darrell Moy, Sr. Manager of Tour Operations. “It is an honor to work with such a well-respected program and we look forward to watching them compete throughout the season.”

Bridgestone introduced the Tour B330 and B330-S in early 2016 after more than four years of research and development. The catalyst for distance and accuracy gains over leading competitors is the patented TOURcore. Now six percent larger than the prior model, it produces even faster speed and less spin off the driver via Bridgestone’s gradational core formulation. For increased greenside control, both balls wear the breakthrough SlipRes cover, which increases stopping power without the usual negative effects of added driver spin.

In addition to Oklahoma, Bridgestone supplies product in an official and unofficial capacity to a variety of elite college golf programs in every major Division I conference. Bridgestone’s professional staff features 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, recent PGA Tour winner Hudson Swafford, Bryson DeChambeau, and LPGA Tour stars, Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands.  The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products.  Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.