2018 LPGA Volvik Championship Continues Tradition of Excellence
Sally J. Sportsman
ORLANDO, Florida (April 24, 2018) – Volvik USA (volvik.com), a rapidly-growing, premium high-performance golf ball company, continues as title sponsor again this year of the LPGA Volvik Championship. Now in its third year, the tournament, which annually draws a strong field and produces some stellar play, will be competed May 24-27, 2018, at Travis Pointe Country Club, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“Volvik is proud to sponsor this fine LPGA Tour event,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “With a world-class field of players and an outstanding venue, we know this year’s tournament will be a memorable one.”
The defending champion of the LPGA Volvik Championship is Shanshan Feng, who set a new 72-hole Tournament scoring record last year at 20-under par, winning by two strokes ahead of Minjee Lee and Sung Hyun Park. The purse at this year’s event is $1,300,000.
“The Ann Arbor tournament has gotten stronger every year, and is quickly becoming a fantastic hometown stop on the LPGA Tour,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. “We’re excited to return and we very much appreciate the hospitality and support of Travis Pointe, the fans of Michigan and the title sponsorship support of Volvik.
“After a long, cold spring, perhaps the LPGA Volvik Championship will be a fantastic kick-off to the golfing season in the area!”
The 2018 LPGA Volvik Championship tournament week will begin with the inaugural University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center LPGA Pro-Am on Monday, May 21, at Travis Pointe Country Club.
For tournament information, pro-am playing spots or to purchase tickets, please visit www.volviklpga.com or call 734.707.0789.
With over 38 years of golf ball production, Volvik has led the way with unparalleled innovation, rapidly becoming one of the most significant and trusted golf ball manufacturers in the world. Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer high performance golf balls for players of every skill set, featuring 58 worldwide patents. Volvik’s patented SF matte coating has led to the development of Vivid, the world’s first matte finish golf ball.
Volvik's product line portfolio has been in use on the world's professional tours since 2012. Players using Volvik golf balls have earned millions of dollars in prize money on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, Ladies European Tour, LAGT and Symetra Tour, with multiple victories. The Volvik Vivid XT is the official golf ball of the World Long Drive tour, and Volvik is the title sponsor of the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. The Vivid XT provides high visibility from Volvik’s patented SF matte coating, and explosive distance and power from its patented dual core technology.
For more information, see volvik.com.
About the LPGA Volvik Championship
More than 30,000 spectators are anticipated to attend the third annual LPGA Volvik Championship, May 21-27 at Ann Arbor’s Travis Pointe Country Club. The 72-hole championship tournament will attract the best female golfers in the world. The LPGA tour players represent over 30 countries with international television exposure in 170 different countries and this tournament will create a $20 million economic impact for southeast Michigan. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.volviklpga.com or call 734.707.0789.