Volvik Staff Player Erik Flores 4th in Driving Distance on Web.com Tour
Volvik Staff Player Erik Flores 4th in Driving Distance on Web.com Tour, Gained 10 Yards from 2012
Volvik staff player Erik Flores had the 11th longest drive of the Web.com Tour event this week with a 358 yard drive with his Orange Volvik Vista 4-piece golf ball. Flores averaged 326 yards for the event and now ranks 4th on the Web.com Tour in 2013 with a 315.9 average, gaining 10.7 yards over his 2012 average.
Two players played Volvik this week on the Web.com Tour at the Albertsons Boise Open. Both players made the cut and finished in Top 50 at -12 and -13.
"We have been seeing distance gains like what Erik has been experiencing with a lot of the players who have tested our golf balls," said National Director of Sales and Marketing Jon Claffey. "Don't the color fool you, these balls can be significantly longer for faster swing speed players looking for added distance. Our solid inner core is really giving us a greater energy transfer and some very good players are seeing up to 20 yards in distance gain in some cases."
Flores also ranks 12th in Eagles Per Hole and 6th in scoring average before cut on the Web.com Tour in 2013.
Flores, a three time NCAA All-American at UCLA, played his first fully exempt season on the Web.com Tour in 2012 and finished the season with one Top 10, two Top 25 finishes and a 5th place finish at the News Sentinel Open. This year, Flores earned his way back on the Web.com Tour via the reshuffle process with his solid play and long drives. In eight events he has made four cuts and has a Top 25 finish.
"I did extensive testing with the golf ball and I found it to be an extremely high performance golf ball that does everything I need it to do," said Flores." I enjoy the strong flight of the ball and the heavier feel off the club face due to the solid core of the ball, as opposed to the soft core of other golf balls. This also adds more control to my approach shots."
"I am excited to be a part a company that is bold in their use of new materials and is not afraid to break the paradigm of the white golf ball," said Flores. "Finally a golf ball that contributes to my game and my style."
Flores was a four-time 1st Team All Pac-10 recipient, the first UCLA Bruin to accomplish this feat, and was also the 2006 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a member of 2008 NCAA Championship team. His junior golf career included two- AJGA All-American, FCWT All-American nominations and he was a five time AJGA and FCWT Tournament Champion.
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 286 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, Web.com Tour and Symetra Tour with four victories and 43 Top 10 finishes.
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