ORLANDO, Florida – Volvik USA, a rapidly-growing, premium high-performance golf ball company, will be the presenting sponsor of the LPGA Drive On Championship to be played at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, in Ocala, Fla., from March 4-7.
“We look forward to sponsoring this fine LPGA Tour event,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA, “where many of the best players in the world will compete.”
The LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala will feature a $1.5 million purse and 500 points for the winner toward the Race to CME Globe season standings. A 120-player field is set to compete in a 72-hole stroke play format with tournament coverage live on Golf Channel all four days (times to be announced).
The LPGA Drive On Championship is a series of events the LPGA Tour created last year in response to the cancellation of international tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each event uses the Tour’s “Drive On” branding to showcase the resilience of the Tour as a whole, especially its players.
Last August, Danielle Kang won the first LPGA Drive On Championship at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, the first LPGA Tour event in its return to play from the coronavirus hiatus. Meanwhile, the second LPGA Drive On Championship was contested last October at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia and Ally Ewing (McDonald) took home the title. Both players are currently in the field for the event in Marion County next month.
ABOUT GOLDEN OCALA GOLF & EQUESTRIAN CLUB
Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, in Central Florida, is situated on more than 1,200 acres of rolling hills. Golf, tennis, a world-class equestrian center, a majestic clubhouse and luxury living are part of this one-of-a-kind gated community.
With over 40 years of golf ball production, Volvik has led the way with unparalleled innovation. 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 continues to expand its product line with the 2020 introductions of recent Golf Digest Gold Hot List Winner Vivid XT Soft, SOLICE and the next generation of Vivid. Volvik’s product line portfolio includes multi-layer urethane and ionomer cover products in glossy and matte finishes. In addition, the Tour S3 and S4 urethane products have been in use on the world’s professional tours since 2012. Players using Volvik golf balls have earned millions of dollars in prize money with multiple victories.
For information, see volvik.com.
ABOUT THE LPGA TOUR
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.
The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental, humanitarian and golf community initiatives, including LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the LPGA Women’s Network and the LPGA Amateur Golf Associations
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Sally J. Sportsman