Volvik Signs LPGA Tour Player Victoria Elizabeth To 2-Year Deal
The 20-year-old Elizabeth finished 3rd on the final Symetra Tour money list with $46,565, securing her 2013 LPGA Tour card. She used a Volvik 4-piece Vista golf ball all season and ended the season with two runner-up positions and five Top 10 finishes. After two years on the Symetra Tour finishing 42nd in 2011 and 69th in 2010, Elizabeth propelled to the No. 3 position and her best ever stats after making the switch to the Volvik golf ball.
"My whole life I've dreamt of playing on the LPGA Tour," said Elizabeth. "To have finally made it after three years of being a professional is a truly incredible feeling. I am so grateful for the opportunity I've had of playing on the Symetra Tour, growing my game, and earning my LPGA Tour card. I am really looking forward to everything the LPGA and 2013 has to bring."
The Dayton, Ohio native spent a total of 12 weeks inside the Volvik Race for the Card Top 10 and held the No. 2 and No. 3 spots for a total of eight weeks on the 2012 Symetra Tour. Elizabeth finished in the Top 10 on the Symetra Tour in five statistical categories including fifth in GIR (Greens In Regulation) (73%), seventh in rounds under par, eighth in scoring average (72.35), and tenth in driving accuracy (81%) and birdies . Previous to her Symetra Tour career, Elizabeth earned four victories on the AJGA, won seven times on the Future Collegians World Tour and was the FCWT Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
"I am so excited to have made it onto the LPGA and I can't wait to start my rookie year in 2013," Elizabeth said. "Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamt of being on the LPGA. Words cannot express how amazing it feels to have reached the highest level of women's golf and play with the best players in the world."
Volvik is the official golf ball of the Symetra Tour and the title sponsor of the LPGA's Race for the Card. 2013 marks the first year since the Volvik Race for the Card was implemented in 1999 that 15 players receive fully exempt LPGA Tour cards. A total of 20 players played Volvik color balls on the Symetra Tour in 2012.
"You could not ask for a better spokesperson, or even a better person for that matter, than Victoria," said Volvik USA President Don Shin. "She's a wonderful young talent and one of the best people you could find to represent your company. We are extremely proud to have her on the Volvik team."
Elizabeth will be at Volvik's Booth signing autographs at 3:30 pm January 25 at Booth #1751 at the PGA Merchandise Show, where Volvik is making their official launch to the US market. 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 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 the win by Elizabeth, a victory by 2012 Symetra Tour Rookie of the Year Mi Hyang Lee and a win by Pornanong Phatlum at the India Open on the LAGT.
The Volvik 2012 LPGA staff professionals include: Elizabeth, Chella Choi, 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.