(BUFFALO, N.Y.) – Fore Athletes, connecting professional athletes to the game of golf, announces the selection of OnCore Golf (OnCore) as its official golf ball partner. Both OnCore and Fore Athletes boast professional athlete ownership, creating a synergistic golf industry partnership providing premium golf balls to the Fore Athletes community, and supporting our mission to connect professional athletes to golf.
“It’s exciting partnering with a golf company that shares our passion for connecting professional athletes to golf,” said Fore Athletes Cofounder Joshua Dobbs. “Being a professional athlete, I know that having the right equipment is crucial to sports. That’s why this partnership will help our athletes be prepared to take on the game of golf.”
Allen Chaney, Joshua’s partner and Cofounder added, “With OnCore and Fore Athletes both having professional athlete ownership makes this partnership extremely unique in the golf industry.”
OnCore will not only be the official ball of Fore Athletes but will aim to leverage its products with Fore Athletes’ mission and brand to create something unique including exclusive memberships and other offerings. The Buffalo-based brand has been a rapidly rising name in the world of golf, succeeding by focusing on disruptive innovation in the golf ball space. Partnering with several professional and amateur tours and organizations over the last several years, OnCore continues to increase its footprint with these collaborations.
“It started with meeting Allen and Joshua at a hotel bar in Orlando during the PGA Show and has led to an exciting partnership between our brands,” said OnCore Cofounder Bret Blakely. “After learning more about their vision, I knew it was something OnCore needed to be a part of. And once Allen experienced the performance of OnCore golf balls and raved about them in a text message, I knew this would be the beginning of a wonderful relationship.”
About Fore Athletes
Fore Athletes was founded by NFL QB, Joshua Dobbs and former collegiate golfer, Allen Chaney in 2022. Dobbs and Chaney developed their relationship through golf and identified the value the game brought to professional athletes. Fore Athletes connects professional athletes to golf at all skill levels to provide brand elevation, high-level connections, and competition during and after their playing careers. Fore Athletes strives to be the premier entry point and connector of professional athletes to the game of golf.
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.
Bret Blakely, OnCore Co-Founder
Director of Branding and Marketing