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Srixon to become official ball sponsor of Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Orlando, FL., Sept. 12, 2023 – The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is thrilled to announce  their new partnership with SRIXON®, a global leader in golf equipment innovation, as  the Official Golf Ball Sponsor beginning Nov. 30, 2023, at the prestigious year-end  National Championships held in Orlando, Florida.  

Under the ownership of SRI Sports Limited, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries  Ltd. (SRI), Srixon, along with Cleveland Golf, XXIO and Dunlop, are part of the Dunlop  Sports Americas umbrella, coming together to manufacture and produce a full range of premiere golf and racket sport equipment for athletes around the world.  

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“We’re thrilled to become the Official Golf Ball Sponsor of the Hurricane Junior Golf  Tour. “We felt this was a great opportunity to help support this next generation of  aspiring junior golfers,” said Brian Shielke, General Manager at Srixon. “HJGT does a  great job with their events and gives these young athletes a chance to grow and  develop their skills. We’re happy to be joining the team.” 

As part of this new partnership, Srixon will provide their premium Z-STAR golf ball to all  participants at each HJGT event, starting at the National Championships weekend  through the 2024 season.  

Founded in 2007, the HJGT administers over 300 events across the country for young  men and women looking to compete on the highest junior level. Currently, the HJGT  hosts more two-day nationally ranked events than any other junior tour in the country.  Membership is available for both boys and girls, ages 8-18, spread across six divisions.  With recent expansion in China and Canada, and further global expansion on the  horizon, the HJGT is committed to making each event memorable and fostering habits  that will benefit these individuals throughout their lives.  


“Bringing a premium golf ball like Srixon to the Hurricane Tour is exciting for our players  and junior golf families,” said Rex Grayner, HJGT Vice President of Business  Development. “Srixon’s remarkable history and reputation for delivering exceptional  products to the golf world, coupled with their dedication to growing the game and  supporting young men and women, make the Srixon sponsorship invaluable to us. We  are ecstatic about this relationship, particularly the positive impact it will have on our  players and how Srixon's involvement will enhance our annual HJGT National  Championship experience."

Srixon's sponsorship of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is a major milestone for both  organizations, as they come together to elevate the junior golf landscape and nurture  the future generation of golfers. 

ABOUT Dunlop Sports Americas

Based in Huntington Beach, CA and Greenville, SC, Dunlop Sports Americas (DSA) is  the North American subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. We manufacture  and sell premium golf and racket sports equipment to players of all skill levels under a  portfolio of brands: Dunlop, Srixon, Cleveland Golf, and XXIO. DSA is also a licensed  exclusive distributor of ASICS golf footwear. Our unique global sales network and  infrastructure in R&D, manufacturing, and material science elevates our brands onto a  global stage where we encourage players from around the world to experience our  incredible products. For more information, please contact Noelle Zavaleta  at