Volvik Staffer Maurice Allen Crowned LDET Long Drive Champ
Volvik Long Drive Staff Player Maurice Allen Crowned European Long Drive Champion
Volvik Staffer and Professional Long Drive Athlete Maurice Allen won the Volvik Long Drive European Tour championship at the end of November with a 3rd place finish at the season-ending Volvik Cup in Tarragona, Spain. Allen hit the longest drive of the event with a 414 yard drive with a Pink Vista iV 4-piece golf ball by Volvik.
Allen finished 1st in the LDET final standings by a whopping 1600 points. He finished with three victories at the Sweden LDET Championship, the Belgium LDET Championship and the Italy LDET Championship. He also had two 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes, giving him 6100 total points to capture the 2015 championship. Allen set a new record in LDET history this season with a drive of 423 yards with a Pink Volvik Vista iV 4-piece golf ball.
“This was a big win for me and a big win for Volvik,” said Allen. “It was nice to finally live up to the promise of what I expected from myself when I first joined up with Volvik in 2012 and set the Guinness World Record for fastest driver ball speed with a Vista iV golf ball. I think after what’s happened this year, it’s time to break the Guinness World Record again.”
The LDET has been sponsored by Volvik the past two years and Volvik became the title sponsor in 2015. At every event, different color Volvik Vista iV golf balls are used by the long drivers.
“To be able to use a Volvik golf ball in tournament play, the ball I play by choice, brought everything home for me,” said Allen. “To be able to play a top-tier, tour-quality golf ball in different colors really made a difference for the LDET the past two seasons. Distances have gone way up and seeing the ball in the air is much easier not due to the color, so judging the distances is now 100% accurate. The Vista iV provides a lower ball flight that penetrates into the wind and it’s a 4-piece ball that has a low driver spin. It’s the perfect ball for long drive”
The Vista iV is the only 4-piece ball in the world manufactured in Orange, Green and Pink. The four-piece ball has proven itself as a player’s ball with optimal distance. The ball is being used by a handful of touring pros, including former Masters champion Craig Stadler. The Vista iV features a Dual Core with a soft outer layer and hard inner core, which creates more energy transfer from the club face to the ball. A unique metal called bismuth is used to create elasticity and explosiveness in the core. The cover features Zirconium, an extremely strong metal, which Volvik says adds durability without sacrificing spin control. The Vista iV has 392 dimples and a 95 compression and is available in Orange, Green, Pink, Yellow, White and in an assorted dozen.
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball on Tour with over 75 professionals using Volvik's ultra high-performance color golf balls on the world's professional tours. Since 2012, players using Volvik golf balls have earned over $8.5 million in prize money on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour,Web.com Tour, Ladies European Tour, LAGT and Symetra Tour with 14 victories and over 100 Top 10 finishes.
Volvik has experienced more color golf balls in play on the world's professional tours than any other manufacturer in the history of golf.
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