Christine Song Wins with Volvik VIBE for 5th Symetra Tour Victory
Christine Song Wins with Volvik VIBE for 5th Career Symetra Tour Victory
Volvik staff player Christine Song won the Symetra Tour's Garden City Charity Classic playing Volvik’s new VIBE golf ball.
The victory is Song’s 5th Symetra Tour win, three of which have been with a Volvik golf ball. She recently switched to the 65-compression VIBE, a Urethane 3-piece construction tour ball for every swing speed due to its soft compression and low driver spin/pro level greenside spin.
This is the first professional victory for the VIBE after making its LPGA Tour debut in May at the Volvik Championship and its Symetra Tour debut in August.
Song made a 35-footer for birdie on hole 17 to seal the Garden City Charity Classic on Saturday at Buffalo Dunes. Song posted a 3-under, 69 and finished the three-day event at 13-under, 203 to win by two shots.
“It feels awesome,” said Song. “I feel really blessed and I feel that I had some golf still in me.”
Song picks up her fifth career Symetra Tour victory and earned a first-place check of $15,000. Song, who has played in 16 LPGA Tour events this season and only four Symetra Tour tournaments, moves up from 103rd to 37th on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. She has now earned $20,124 in 2016.
"I recently switched to Volvik's new VIBE golf ball and I'm really glad I did!" said Song. "It's got the perfect soft Urethane feel and a lower compression that helped me gain distance off the tee. I felt so comfortable due to its amazingly soft feel off the putter. It really gave me a lot confidence on longer putts, which was key today. I'm definitely feeling the VIBE!"
The VIBE won Golf Digest's Golf Ball HOT LIST GOLD AWARD this year due to it being a Tour quality Urethane golf ball for every skill level and swing speed. Extremely low compression mixed with high-grade Urethane makes this 3-piece ball the perfect “soft” option for tour players, advanced golfers and beginners alike.
“The VIBE is the same 3-piece construction as our S3 tour ball that features a larger core and double Urethane cover, but it has 30 units less compression,” said National Director of Sales and Marketing Jon Claffey. “This makes it the softest ball we have ever made, while still being the perfect tour ball for anyone in the 85 MPH-105 MPH driver swing speed as it has maintained the market-leading low driver spin and low dispersion of the S3, as well as the stellar control and spin around the greens that the S3 has.”
In the last three Symetra Tour seasons, over 45 different Symetra Tour professionals played Volvik golf balls in tournament play, leading the golf ball manufacturer to three LPGA Tour cards, five Symetra Tour victories and more than 50 Top 10 finishes.
Volvik is the official golf ball of the Symetra Tour, providing range balls at every event on the tournament schedule and is the title sponsor of the Volvik Race for the Card. They are the only manufacturer to support every player who has status the Symetra Tour with free golf balls, which now includes their VIBE golf ball.
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