Bridgestone adds LPGA legend Karrie Webb to tour team

Inside Golf | March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

World Golf Hall of Famer to Play New B330-RX On LPGA TOUR in 2012

Karrie Webb

Bridgestone Golf announced 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 HSBC.”

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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