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(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – Innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – has been named the official golf ball sponsor of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT) and will provide players in every tournament with a dozen golf balls or their choice, including the Tour B330, B330-S, B330-RX and B330-RXS models.
SJGT operates between 35-40 events annually and estimates a membership of more than 1,000 junior golfers between the ages of 12-19. Beyond golf balls, Bridgestone will provide prizes for a variety of tournaments in the form of clubs and accessories, as well as work with the players in one-on-one golf ball fitting sessions to help them identify the model that maximizes their on-course potential.
“The Southeastern Junior Golf Tour is very excited and fortunate to announce Bridgestone Golf as its Official Golf Ball. This allows us to provide the next generation of golfers an outstanding product they can use to better their game,” says Todd Thompson, Executive Director of the SJGT. “We pride ourselves on scheduling events on quality golf courses, running affordable events and now putting Bridgestone products in the players’ hands. We see Bridgestone as a quality company that will grow with our great game and look forward to a long time relationship.”
“Bridgestone brand ambassador and PGA Tour winner Hudson Swafford is a product of the SJGT, which speaks to the incredible talent the tour has cultivated since its inception,” says Heather Arnold, Bridgestone Golf’s Tour Division Coordinator. “These young players will be the next generation of great collegiate and professional stars and we’re happy to help them progress by providing the best golf balls on the market.”
In addition to the SJGT, 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 Swafford, Bryson DeChambeau, and LPGA Tour stars, Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb.
About Southeastern Junior Golf Tour
The Southeastern Junior Golf Tour was founded on the principle of giving junior golfers a chance to play competitive golf while building their resume for a potential collegiate golf career. In 1994 the SJGT held its inaugural event in Atlanta, Georgia and during that first year conducted six events for 60 members. In 2017 the SJGT will celebrate its 23rd season with between 35-40 events and a projected membership of more than 1,000 junior golfers. Over the last 23 years the SJGT has not only expanded in the number of events and membership, but has also extended the areas in which it administers tournaments. SJGT events can now be found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
More information: sjgt.com
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.
More information: bridgestonegolf.com