Volvik Announces Hiring Of 25 Territory Managers
The Volvik sales team comprises of: Ned Abernathy in Southern Ohio, Robert Beam in North Carolina/South Carolina, Tom Brown in Georgia/Alabama/Florida panhandle, Jeff Castine in Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia, Steve Cisco for Tennessee, Dave Clinkhammer in New York, Mark Danton in Southern Texas, Dave Denoyer in Wisconsin, Gary Domagalski in Michigan, Al Fiscus in Arkansas/Louisiana/Mississippi/West Tennessee, Rick Fitzgerald in Northern Florida, Greg Gersen in Oregon/Washington/Idaho, Jeff Haiskenen in North Dakota/South Dakota, Billy Higgins in New England, Bruce Hollowell in Missouri/Kansas, Tip Kockentiet for Indiana/Kentucky, Mark Larson for Southern Florida, Mike Lazoran in Northern Ohio, Kregg Moyer in Metropolitan New York, Jim Quinn for North Texas/Oklahoma, Dave Trueman for Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming/Utah, Bill Welch in Illinois/Iowa, Ken Wilson in Maryland/Delaware/Virginia/Washington D.C., Mark Whritner in Southern California and Matt Zarilla in Northern California.
"We have been getting things ready for our official launch for the past year, which include sponsorships with the LPGA Tour, the Symetra Tour and with the Golf Channel," said Volvik USA President Don Shin. "The PGA Show is our official launch, but we have been hard at work marketing our brand and getting the our sales team ready to go. We feel with the addition of so many respected and experienced territory managers that we are going to be the biggest new golf manufacturer for 2013."
Volvik USA recently opened up its headquarters in Orlando, Fla. and hired golf industry veteran Jon Claffey to run Volvik's sales and marketing. Claffey is an 11-year golf industry sales and marketing specialist who led startups Sonartec, Nickent and SuperStroke to exponential growth and increased brand awareness and visibility.
"Our first step was to put together a team of some of the most experienced names in the business," said Claffey. "The next step is to launch the brand at the PGA Show and then introduce our high performance golf balls to the golfing public through seeding, marketing, merchandising and our growing account base. It's a very exciting time."
From Thursday, Jan. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 26, Volvik will exhibit at the 60th PGA Merchandise Show at Booth #1751. Volvik is the Official Golf Ball of the Equipment Testing Center at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show and will showcase 10,000 of its innovative and colorful golf balls at the ETC for anyone in attendance to demo. Volvik is also the Official Golf Ball of the PGA Magazine Pro-Pro Series being held at Reunion Resort, Harmony Golf Preserve and Timucuan Jan. 22-24 for 600 PGA professionals.
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 160 of its color golf balls in play on the 2012 LPGA Tour. Players using Volvik's high quality color golf balls earned over $2 million on the LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour in 2012 with 28 Top 10 finishes. Volvik experienced 3 victories worldwide in 2012, including wins by Victoria Elizabeth and Mi Hyang Lee on the Symetra Tour and a win by Pornanong Phatlum on the LAGT . The Volvik 2012 LPGA staff professionals include: Chella Choi, Victoria Elizabeth, Meena Lee, Pornanong Phatlum, Ilhee Lee, Jeong Jang, Jin Young Pak, Mi Hyang Lee, Jee Young Lee, Christine Song, Kyeong Bae, Allison Duncan, Brittany Johnston, Min Seo Kwak, Victoria Park, Yoo Kyeong Kim, Stephanie Kim, Laura Jansen and Birdie Kim.
Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer golf balls that feature patented dimple technology for optimal performance that satisfies the needs of golfers of every skill level. In over 30 years of golf ball production, Volvik has developed a reputation based on perfect quality control and innovative development, quickly becoming one of the most significant and trusted golf ball manufacturers in the world. The company produces over 1 million golf balls a year.