ORLANDO, Florida (September 7, 2018) – In an exciting conclusion to the 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship – the ultimate power golf spectacle, featuring the Volvik VIVID XT golf ball – Maurice Allen, Phillis Meti and Eddie Fernandez emerged victorious. Contested at the WinStar World Casino & Resort, in Thackerville, Okla., the competition, televised live on Golf Channel Sept. 4 and 5, starred the world’s longest hitters in golf. Volvik was the title sponsor of this singular event for the second consecutive year.
“It was a riveting competition from start to finish,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “Volvik takes pride in serving as the title sponsor of this sensational event.
“We are extremely proud of our Volvik Long Drive Team Staffers Phillis Meti and Maurice Allen for winning the Women’s and Men’s titles as World Long Drive Champion. Golfers of every playing ability all over the world are discovering the exceptional performance quality of Volvik golf balls, showcased at the 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship.”
Allen, a Team Volvik staff member, captured his first Volvik World Long Drive Championship, defeating Justin Moose with an explosive 393-yard blast. It was Allen’s first time to make it past the quarterfinals in the event. On the women’s side, Meti, won her third World Long Drive Champion title, defeating Chloe Garner with a 313-yard smash. Fernandez claimed his championship belt by winning the Masters Division with a 373-yard drive.
The Volvik World Long Drive Championship is the ultimate power golf spectacle and draws not only the best long drive hitters but also avid spectators from around the globe.
The 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship provided great excitement with seven Team Volvik Staff Members in the field, including: World #1-ranked Justin James, #3 Maurice Allen, #6 Kyle Berkshire and #7 Tim Burke; in the Women’s Division, Phillis Meti and Troy Mullins; and in the Master’s Division, Jeff Crittenden.
The Volvik VIVID XT ball is the official ball of the World Long Drive. The Volvik VIVID XT golf ball delivers explosive power and distance. The four-piece premium ball features a matte finish in five color options that enhances focus. Its unique SF matte coating provides superior consistency and higher trajectory.
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 recently expanded its best-selling Vivid matte finish golf ball product line with two new golf balls. Vivid Soft and Vivid Lite have been added to Vivid and Vivid XT, making the Vivid product line the largest selection of matte finish golf balls, with the ability to fit every type of player.
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 Association 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.