Jacob, Shorewood, Minnesota Bridgestone Golf Fan Mail. Hello Bridgestone! My name is Jacob Pedersen and i am 14 years old. on tuesday, April 23, i hit my first hole in one using the yellow e6 ball (which is now my favorite ball). And the hole right after that I drove the green! your golf balls gave me great confidence and i want to thank you guys. My coach was there to witness it and it will be going in the Minnetonka Star tribune. I just wanted to inform the great news and how good your balls are. Thank you so much and i hope there are more to come using Bridgestone balls.
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Amon, Los Angeles, CA Bridgestone Golf Fan Mail. I was fortunate to receive a trial set of the Bridgestone B330-S balls from The Hackers Paradise & Bridgestone for testing. I have played some of the best golf I never thought I was capable of with the combination of this ball and my clubs. My best shot came on a par 5 575 yard hole where I hit a 362 yard drive. Carried maybe 346 and rolled out the rest of the way. Then on another par 3, I hit a solid drive on the green and saw the ball roll back better than I had ever thought was capable of. Amazing Ball!
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bridgestonegolf RT@JFrickeGolf: Got some of the new BSG putters yesterday. Look, feel & roll it incredible! One of the best looking putters I've seen lately
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originalgolfblog Congrats to Matt Kuchar on his 7th career @pgatour win! #rbcheritage #golf #pgatour #mattkuchar #rbc #pga #kuch #bridgestone #winner #champ
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bridgestonegolf @weymouthharrier We'd love for #e6 to be a part of your game! Chat here with our BFIT team about best ball for you: http://t.co/6UiShfs9Zc
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Bobby, Portsmouth, OH Bridgestone Golf Fan Mail. I am a recreational player who loves to play the Bridgestone e6 ball. I am absolutely ecstatic that the product is made right here in the USA. Thank you Bridgestone for making our nation better and for making such great golf products!!!
product 2 days ago  (published: 04/21 10:42 AM EDT)
bridgestonegolf Kuchar's B330-S ball was made at our GA factory, just 251 miles from where he holed out the winning shot yesterday! http://t.co/ktHDPzsz2Q
Twitter 2 days ago  (published: 04/21 10:36 AM EDT)
bridgestonegolf RT@aneelb: Congrats Kuchar on winning the @RBCHeritage! Proud to have him as @Workday ambassador. Cc @PGATOUR @bridgestonegolf @GreyGoose
Twitter 3 days ago  (published: 04/20 06:52 PM EDT)
bridgestonegolf RT@RBC_Heritage: Matt Kuchar, it's time for the Tartan Jacket! Kuchar is the 2014 #RBCHeritage Champion.
Twitter 3 days ago  (published: 04/20 05:52 PM EDT)
bridgestonegolf Congratulations to Matt Kuchar, winner of the 2014 @RBC_Heritage! #Kuuuuuuuch #BoomIt
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January 27, 2005

Bridgestone Brand Brings Precision Engineering to United States Golf Market in '05

Equipment Innovations Address Needs of Discerning Top-Tier Golfers

Covington, Ga. — In 2005, Bridgestone Golf, Inc. (formerly known as Bridgestone Sports, USA) with a 33-year heritage of clubmaking craftsmanship and the number one ball market share in Japan, will bring one of world's most venerable brands into the North American golf market. Bridgestone Golf will make its entrance into the United States' premium equipment segment with an array of inventive new equipment, utilizing proprietary elastomer precision engineering.

The new Bridgestone Golf line, developed in collaboration with PGA TOUR pros, will feature two complete sets of premium forged irons, a set of fairway woods, utility clubs, premium forged wedges, a driver and a new seamless cover technology multilayer urethane ball.

"The new Bridgestone equipment is the product of years of refinement of the science of golf," said Sadahiro Yoda, President, Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "Our team of PGA TOUR Pros were brought into the design process very early on and their valuable input has helped to fine-tune our engineering concepts into features that will benefit skilled golfers. You may say our formula for success has been 'Bridgestone Science' + 'Art of our Pro's' = premium, high-quality products."

The Bridgestone Golf brand will utilize its parent company's expertise of elastomer and polymer materials to create golf products optimized for adding distance and accuracy to low to mid-handicappers' games. Going forward Bridgestone Golf, Inc. will employ a two-brand structure, which will designate Bridgestone as the premium brand for skilled players, while Precept will continue its current trend of becoming a more moderate-priced brand geared towards competitive game improvers.

"The Bridgestone brand has long been a global success and those of our Tour players who have already put the new Bridgestone equipment in their bags are unequivocally impressed with the results," said Shigeru Nakayama, Vice President – Marketing, Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "Stay tuned, we are only beginning to reveal our portfolio of golf equipment innovations in the US market."

Bridgestone will receive a fully integrated marketing support effort in the United States with a star-studded PGA TOUR presence, a brand new ad campaign that is set to break in the first quarter of 2005 and a comprehensive public relations campaign aimed at building awareness for the new brand.

Bridgestone to Have Powerful Tour Presence

Joining Shigeki Maruyama as part of the Bridgestone family, longtime Precept stars Nick Price and Stuart Appleby will begin playing the new equipment in competition almost immediately. In addition, PGA TOUR driving distance leader Scott Hend, and crowd favorite Matt Kuchar will also join the Bridgestone Golf PGA TOUR player stable in 2005. News of the new ball and clubs has leaked out around the tour and created quite a buzz. Players have contacted Bridgestone seeking endorsement deals for 2005 and the company expects to add several new players to the Bridgestone Tour Team before the start of the season.

The first SKUs of Bridgestone branded equipment will begin shipping in January of 2005, with the entire line introduction expected to hit shelves around early spring. Bridgestone Golf equipment will be available at green grass retailers and golf specialty stores nationwide.

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Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including
Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Nick Price, Brandt Snedeker, Karrie Webb and Paula Creamer. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is proud to be the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf as the industry leader in live launch monitor fittings. Bridgestone provides three ways for golfers to find the ball that best fits their game: live fittings through the Bridgestone Ball Fitting Challenge, live online chats with ball fitting experts through its B-FIT service, and an easily accessible Online Ball Selection Guide. For more information on ball fitting, including a complete schedule of Ball Fitting Challenge events, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.