Bridgestone Golf Named Official Golf Ball Provider of University of Oklahoma Men's Team

February 21, 2017

Bridgestone Golf – Innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is now the official golf ball provider of the University of Oklahoma Men's Golf Team, which is currently the 4th ranked program in the nation.

The company is providing the Golf Program with custom-logoed versions of its popular Tour B330 and B330-S golf balls to ensure that the best product possible is available for preparation and competition. Each member of the Sooners has undergone Bridgestone's industry leading ball-fitting analysis to identify the model that maximizes their on-course potential.

"When competing for national titles, it is important to know that our Golf Program has the best product available," says Ryan Hybl, Oklahoma's Men's Golf Head Coach. "This relationship with Bridgestone provides me with full confidence that we are preparing and competing with the best golf balls on the market."

"Oklahoma Golf has established itself as one of the most competitive teams in the nation," says Darrell Moy, Sr. Manager of Tour Operations. "It is an honor to work with such a well-respected program and we look forward to watching them compete throughout the season."

Bridgestone introduced the Tour B330 and B330-S in early 2016 after more than four years of research and development. The catalyst for distance and accuracy gains over leading competitors is the patented TOURcore. Now six percent larger than the prior model, it produces even faster speed and less spin off the driver via Bridgestone's gradational core formulation. For increased greenside control, both balls wear the breakthrough SlipRes cover, which increases stopping power without the usual negative effects of added driver spin.

In addition to Oklahoma, Bridgestone supplies product in an official and unofficial capacity to a variety of elite college golf programs in every major Division I conference. Bridgestone's professional staff features 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price, recent PGA Tour winner Hudson Swafford, Bryson DeChambeau, and LPGA Tour stars, Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world's largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

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