Volvik's Chairman Moon Wins Eloise Trainor Award
Volvik's Chairman Moon Honored by LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour for Helping to Grow Women's Golf
The Symetra Tour, the Futures Tour for the LPGA Tour, announced it has awarded longstanding partner Kyung Ahn Moon, Chairman of Volvik INC, with the 2013 Eloise Trainor Award.
The Symetra Tour established the Trainor Award in 1999, in honor of its founder and former president, Eloise Trainor, who retired in 1999. In the spirit of Trainor, who operated the tour for 20 years, the annual Trainor Award is presented to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to women’s golf.
“Since Volvik has signed-on to partner with both the LPGA and Symetra Tours, they have been committed to raising the profile of women’s golf around the world,” said Chief Business Officer of the Symetra Tour, Mike Nichols. “Here on the Symetra Tour, as the official golf ball, title sponsor of our penultimate event, and sponsor of our season long Volvik Race for the Card, they have paved the way for women to chase their dreams of playing on the LPGA Tour.”
Volvik is known as the number one colored golf ball on Tour and since 2012, its players combined to record 45 top-10 finishes and five victories on the LPGA and Symetra Tour.
"I humbly accept the Eloise Trainor Award for helping to grow women's golf," said Chairman of Volvik INC Kyung Ahn Moon. "Being the first South Korean born winner of this award is such a great honor and should let people know just how much women's golf has been an inspiration to our country and our company. As the chairman of Volvik, we gear our products to accommodate women golfers who are seeking a combination of fun and performance in their game. We need the game to be more accessible to women in order to expand and I am excited to be a part of this movement."
Volvik is the official golf ball of the Symetra Tour and is also the sponsor of the Volvik Race for the Card, where the Top 10 players on the Symetra Tour money list earn their LPGA Tour cards for the following season. At every Symetra Tour event, the driving range is covered in Volvik's colorful high-performance 3-piece and 4-piece golf balls for all Symetra Tour players to practice with. Over 20 players are using Volvik colored golf balls on the 2013 Symetra Tour. Volvik players earned two Victories, eight Top 10 finishes and 20 Top 25 finishes in 2013.
Volvik on the LPGA Tour
In the last 20 LPGA Tour events, players using Volvik colored golf balls have earned one Victory, 17 Top 10 finishes (including nine Top 5's) and 34 total Top 25 finishes.
There are currently four Volvik staff players in the Top 40 on the 2013 LPGA money list and nine Volvik players in the Top 100 on the LPGA money list: #23 Chella Choi (Orange), #26 Pornanong Phatlum (Pink), #28 Ilhee Lee (Yellow), #38 Meena Lee (Yellow),# 67 Jee Young Lee (Orange), #70 Thidapa Suwannapura and #77 Lindsey Wright (Orange), #91 Jeong Jang (Pink) and #92 Mi Hyang Lee (Pink).
Volvik has 172 total instances of professionals using their Vista golf balls in tournament play on the 2013 LPGA Tour (71 Orange, 62 Yellow, 36 Pink and 3 Green).
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 312 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 five victories and 47 Top 10 finishes.
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.
About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA, is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and is in its 33rd competitive season in 2013. With the support of its umbrella partner, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. 2013 marks the second season that the top-10 money winners will receive full, equal status for the following season on the LPGA Tour. With more than 500 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 371 LPGA titles, including 40 major championships.