February 22, 2012
Bridgestone Adds LPGA Legend Karrie Webb to its Impressive Tour Team
World Golf Hall of Famer to Play New B330-RX on LPGA Tour in 2012
COVINGTON, GA — Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, announced
today that it is bolstering its world-class Tour Team with the addition of the LPGA
star Karrie Webb. Webb, a seven-time LPGA Major Champion that was inducted into
the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005, will join fellow Bridgestone Golf LPGA stars
Paula Creamer, Sophie Gustafson and Ai Miyazato in teeing it up at this week's HSBC
Women's Champions 2012 event, where she is the defending champion.
In her title defense in Singapore, Webb will rely on Bridgestone Golf's new
TOUR B330-RX golf ball and Bridgestone's
Tour Glove. Bridgestone's new TOUR
B330-RX ball features the company's proprietary Dual Dimple Technology cover for
optimized aerodynamic performance. The cover's smaller inner dimples increase thrust
power at launch for greater distance while the larger outer dimples promote a shallow
angle of descent for increased roll out on landing. The result of the improved performance
at both takeoff and landing is greater overall distance performance and a more consistent
wind-cheating ball flight.
"I am delighted to have joined the Bridgestone Golf tour team, as I have been hearing
great things about the B330-RX on Tour
since Paula's debut with it," said Webb. "After going through a full ball fitting,
I realized what an advantage the softer compression provides me off the tee without
sacrificing any performance greenside. As an added benefit, the ball performs very
well in the wind, and that is something that will come in very handy here at the
In her illustrious career, Webb has amassed 38 LPGA victories, 7 major championships
and 10 international victories, as well. She is one of only six women to have achieved
the LPGA's Career Grand Slam (winning all four professional majors), being the youngest
to do so. In addition to the ball and glove, the deal with Bridgestone will also
see Webb using a Bridgestone Golf umbrella in all professional events. The terms
of the deal were not disclosed.
Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf's entire 2012 Tour Team and
to view the complete lineup of new products.
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Editor's Note: High-Res images of all Tour Staff and all new Bridgestone equipment are available upon request.
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
Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar,
Brandt Snedeker, Davis Love III,
Paula Creamer, Nick Price,
and Lee Trevino.
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd.,
whose headquarters are in Tokyo.
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.