Volvik Announces Title Sponsorship of Georgia Women's Open
"Volvik is very excited to be a sponsor the Georgia PGA section and to be the sponsor of the Georgia Women's Open," said Volvik USA President Don Shin. "We feel we have the perfect golf ball to sponsor this event and we are very eager to introduce our ultra-high performance golf balls to not only the players in the event, but to all Georgian golfers. Once golfers try our golf balls, there is a snow ball effect that takes place because we are doing things differently than anyone has done in terms of combining color, innovation and performance."
The winner of the Volvik Georgia Women's Open will receive an exemption into the Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge in July 2014. The Judson Collegiate Challenge is a four day event that will feature 60 of the top collegiate women and 30 of the top LPGA Legends Tour Players. The first two days will feature Legends Tour Players, College Players and amateurs competing alongside each other with the final two days being a stroke play competition between the college players.
"With the Georgia Women's Open entering its 19th year, we are looking forward to having one of the best years to date," said Mike Paull, Executive Director of the GAPGA Section. "The tournament is on its way to returning as one of the most prestigious Women's Open Tournament throughout the country. We feel we have found the perfect match with Volvik as the title sponsor."
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 257 of its color golf balls in play on the 2012 and 2013 LPGA Tour. Since 2012, players using Volvik's ultra high-performance color golf balls earned over $4 million on the LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour with four victories and 43 Top 10 finishes. In the last 13 LPGA Tour events, players using Volvik colored golf balls have earned one Victory, 11 Top 10 finishes (including eight Top 5's) and 23 total Top 25 finishes. Volvik is also in play on the Web.com Tour men's professional tour.
Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer golf balls that feature 37 worldwide patents. In over 30 years of golf ball production, Volvik has developed a reputation based on highly innovative development, quickly becoming one of the most significant and trusted golf ball manufacturers in the world. For more information, visit, www.volvik.com.
About the Volvik Georgia PGA Women's Open and the Georgia PGA Section
1995 marked a new era in Women's Golf in the State of Georgia. With the debut of the Georgia Women's Open there was new excitement around the state among professional and amateur women golfers. For 11 years, the Chick-Fil-A was the title sponsor of the Atlanta-area LPGA tournament and gave an exemption to the Georgia Women's Open Champion.
The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes nearly 850 PGA professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 20 Georgia PGA members compete on one of the PGA Tours. In keeping with the fundamental objectives laid down by its founders, one of the Georgia PGA's primary goals is promoting the game of golf through clinics, junior and minority golf programs, consumer programs, and print, radio, and television media