Sally J. Sportsman
ORLANDO, Florida (February 14, 2020) – Volvik (volvik.com), known the world over for the outstanding performance characteristics and vibrant color options of its golf balls, announces its title sponsorship of the 2020 Volvik Founders Cup, to be played March 19-22 at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, in Phoenix.
“We are proud to participate as the title sponsor of this event that honors the founders of the LPGA and does so much to grow the game we all love through the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “Volvik plays a vital role in growing the game by offering high-quality, attractive golf balls for players of every skill level, and by bringing a wide array of colors and a unique matte finish into the golf ball market.”
The 10th annual Founders Cup, which will be a full-field, four-day event featuring a $1.5 million purse, will be televised on Golf Channel. Jin Young Ko is the defending champion.
The Founders Cup was established in 2011 as a tribute to the 13 original founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and to help continue the growth of the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program, which has received over $3 million from tournament proceeds.
In 1950, the dreams and visions of 13 courageous women who wanted to play professional golf became a reality with the founding of the LPGA. The 13 LPGA founders are: Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs and Babe Zaharias.
Volvik and the LPGA
Through the years Volvik has played an active role in supporting the LPGA on multiple levels, with a marketing partnership in place since 2011. For three years Volvik was the title sponsor of the LPGA Volvik Championship. Volvik has been the official marketing partner of the LPGA, as well as the official golf ball of the Symetra Tour and the Volvik Race for the Card. Volvik currently has eight staff players on the LPGA Tour, including Tour winner Chella Choi, Mi Hyang Lee and Pornanong Phatlum.
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 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.