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OnCore Golf has success launching new collegiate program

Signing HBCU Kentucky State University and Johnson & Wales University golf programs

 (BUFFALO, N.Y.) - OnCore Golf congratulates the Kentucky State University (NCAA DII) golf program on its outstanding 2022 season. The Thorobreds received golf balls, apparel and exclusive team discounts as part of their OnCore Golf partnership. 

Kentucky State University had three impressive finishes while playing OnCore’s Tour-caliber, four-piece VERO X1 The Thorobreds won the Alice Lloyd Fall Invitational, finished second at the HBCU Invitational and had three members finish in the top 10 at the Heritage Hill Fall Collegiate.

“Since the Thorobreds have partnered with OnCore Golf, we’ve experienced success in all facets of the game,” said Mike Grugin, head coach. “From individual to team play, our golfers have seen improvement in distance and feel throughout the golf bag, which has led to exciting finishes throughout the 2022 season.”

Additionally, OnCore Golf will add Johnson & Wales University Charlotte (DIII) for the 2023 golf season. In 2022, Johnson & Wales men’s team claimed its first-ever men’s national championship. Details of OnCore Golf’s partnership with Johnson & Wales golf program include becoming the exclusive program ball sponsor and equipment provider. OnCore will also offer an exclusive team discount for the entire 2023 season for additional purchases to support the Wildcats golf program. 

“Although our collegiate partnership program is fairly new, we could not be more excited for our partner teams,” said Keith Blakely, CEO. “We will continue to seek out these opportunities with any collegiate golf program that wants the edge on the competition.” 

Having a suite of four high performing perimeter-weighted golf balls, OnCore Golf has the ability to ball fit and pair any golfer with the optimal, award-winning golf ball for increased performance including the highly sought-after VERO X1 and VERO X2. Both VERO balls deliver low driver spin and a high, wind-penetrating trajectory for even greater distance and accuracy. This same combination brings an optimized spin profile with irons and a trajectory engineered for stopping power on firm greens.

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About OnCore Golf

One of the most disruptive golf technology companies of the past decade, OnCore Golf Technology delivers breakthrough products that help improve the on-course performance of golfers worldwide. Anchored by proprietary perimeter-weighting and high moment of inertia technology, its AVANT 55, ELIXR, VERO X1 and VERO X2 balls have captivated communities of golfers from beginners to elite players. OnCore Golf is also pioneering the leading artificial intelligence-based golf instruction app – Golf Boost AI - as well as introducing innovative designs for futuristic golf entertainment centers. The company’s management team includes executives who’ve led several of the highest-profile global golf brands in R&D, operations, manufacturing and marketing roles.

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