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ORLANDO, Florida (April 19, 2019) – Volvik USA (, a rapidly-growing, premium high-performance golf ball company, was fully on display at the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun, the opening televised event of the 2019 World Long Drive season. Volvik World Long Drive Hitters Phillis Meti, of Auckland, New Zealand, setting a new world record, and Tim Burke, of Orlando, Fla., won their respective divisions outside Phoenix, Ariz., using the Volvik Vivid XT, the official ball of the World Long Drive.

“Phillis Meti and Tim Burke excelled in a dramatic way at the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “We extend our congratulations and gratitude to these incredibly talented athletes.”

Meti set a new world distance record for women, crushing a 413-yard drive, surpassing her previous record of 406 yards. Tim Burke won with a 474-yard drive, beating fellow Volvik World Long Drive Hitter Kyle Berkshire by 10 yards.

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 Volvik VIVID XT, the official golf ball of the World Long Drive, delivers explosive power and distance. The four-piece high performance ball features five color options that enhances focus. Its unique SF matte coating provides superior consistency and penetrating trajectory.

With an ever-increasing number of both professional and amateur players finding success with Volvik, the company continues to extend its recognition and presence throughout the golf industry.

About Volvik

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, 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.

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