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Bridgestone becomes official licensee of collegiate teams logo golf balls
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 10:36 a.m.
Last week, we asked PGA.com Facebook Nation to offer up some of the best locales across the country to take in golf and a college football game in the same day.
If you missed it, check it out here. There's certainly a lot of school pride whenever you're talking college athletics. With Bridgestone, you can now take your school pride a step further... to the golf course.
Here's the release from Bridgestone this morning announcing it is now the official licensee of collegiate teams logo golf balls:
COVINGTON, Ga. -- Just in time for football season, Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf, announced today that on September 10, it will kickoff a college team logo golf ball program. Bridgestone has entered into an agreement with 19 major colleges and universities to produce officially licensed team logo golf balls. Under the agreements, Bridgestone has been granted the right to manufacture and sell golf balls and golf ball packaging bearing the official team logos. Financial terms and length of the agreements are undisclosed at this time.
Bridgestone’s collegiate team logo offering will feature Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Louisiana State, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, West Virginia and Washington. The team logos will be available on any model of Bridgestone Golf’s robust golf ball lineup through its Custom Logo department. Also, a Special Edition Custom Team Package of Bridgestone’s award-winning e6 ball will be available at retail locations around the U.S.
“College football brings out passion in people like few other things, so we’re excited to offer golfers the ability to show that team pride on the golf course this fall,” said Corey Consuegra, Golf Ball Marketing Manager - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “With more than 190 million college sports fans across the country, we believe our college offering will be a great addition to Bridgestone’s already successful collection of industry-leading golf products.”
For information on Bridgestone Golf’s entire portfolio of award-winning golf balls, that will now be available with collegiate team logos, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.