Amesbury, MA. January 16, 2024 - The sport's premier league and the leader in golf ball innovation partner to deliver top performance and payout for 2024 tour players.
World League FlingGolf is excited to announce OnCore Golf as the "Official Golf Ball" of WLF's 2024 New Swarm Tour. OnCore is one of the fastest growing brands in the golf ball space, one that is not only dedicated to pushing the envelope of golf ball technology, but also committed to providing golf and FlingGolf players of all levels with a variety of options that fit each of their games.
In partnership with OnCore, WLF will raise the purses for each tournament over 2023 levels, providing incentive and reward for the league's veteran players and 2024 rookies alike to compete at the top level. OnCore has also offered a $500 bonus per tournament for any player (Men's and Women's Divisions) that wins while playing an OnCore ball.
WLF's Commissioner John Pruellage remarked on the new sponsorship. "This is an exciting development for our players and we are pleased to be able to use OnCore's commitment to the league and the sport to help attract even more skilled players to our tournaments in 2024 and reward those that take the sport to the next level."
WLF has a strong history with OnCore, starting when Krysta "Birdie of Prey" Smith, who recently won the 2023 Women's Point Championship, played with OnCore's VERO X1 ball to win several WLF Tournaments. She credits the ball with giving her a better feel on the green than other balls she's tried. "The OnCore is the ideal FlingGolf ball for me as well as my partner, Jamie 'Flyin' Rhino" Braley. We are both long throwers and this ball flies!. We logo'd ours directly from OnCore with our WLF Team "Flyin Birides" logo. They are a great brand to work with."
Krysta Smith after winning the 2023 Women's San Diego Open with her OnCore
Other players have picked up on Krysta's lead and have started playing with OnCores themselves, including the Men's #1 Player, Austin "Showtime" Ebersole who plays the Yellow OnCore ELIXR. "This ball is perfect because it has a hard enough shell to help fly out of the FlingStick at a higher spin rate for more yardage, while still having a soft core to absorb into the green at impact to help with reggies."
Austin Ebersole with his favorite OnCore ELIXR
Keith Blakely, OnCore's CEO acknowledged FlingGolf's growth as a key part of their sponsorship. "We have been watching the evolution of FlingGolf for a while and have been very impressed by the growth of the WLF Tour over the last 2 years. It’s exciting to see the traction that this sport and this league is getting and we’re delighted to be able to participate as a cheerleader and sponsor! Watching Krysta win several tournaments with an OnCore golf ball was inspiring to all of us. With the wide selection of balls that OnCore offers, we are confident that we can find the right ball for any FlingGolf player, whether competing at the highest level on the tour or just out on the course for a casual round. We are very much looking forward to this partnership and finding even more ways to improve the enjoyment and experience of participants in this innovative sport and its growing community."
"We couldn't ask for a better golf ball partner for the New Swarm Tour than OnCore. They understand innovation and pushing the limits of a traditional pursuit, just as we do at New Swarm and WLF", said Alex Van Alen, CEO of New Swarm and Chairman of WLF. "We couldn't be happier than to welcome them as we continue our growth in competitive play on the Tour and casual FlingGolf play on courses around the globe in 2024. We look forward to a long partnership with this innovative brand."
About World League FlingGolf: World League FlingGolf is the official governing body of FlingGolf®, establishing rules, certifying professionals and courses, and promoting events and leagues of all skill levels, including the New Swarm Tour. Our mission is to make FlingGolf the most widely played sport on golf courses across the globe. In May of 2021, we appeared on ABC's Shark Tank and in August of 2022 the World League FlingGolf made its national TV debut on ESPN2 and made its second ESPN appearance in August of 2023.
About OnCore Golf: One of the most disruptive golf technology companies of the past decade, OnCore delivers breakthrough products and technologies that improve the on-course performance of golfers worldwide. Anchored by the company’s proprietary perimeter-weighting and high moment of inertia technology, its AVANT 55, ELIXR, VERO X1 and VERO X2 golf balls have captivated communities of golfers from beginners to elite to professional players. OnCore is pioneering the leading artificial intelligence-based swing analysis and golf instruction app – Golf Boost AI – as well as introducing the world’s first truly smart ball – the GENiUS ball – early in 2024. 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.
About New Swarm/FlingGolf: New Swarm created and promotes FlingGolf through local, regional play and the World League FlingGolf's New Swarm Tour, and designed and sells the patented FlingStick. FlingGolf is an action sport for golf courses that combines athleticism, strength and touch, using just one FlingStick to hurl a golf ball and shape every shot from tee to hole. New Swarm promotes FlingGolf to players looking for a fun and athletic way to enjoy a golf course, and for golf courses to gain significant incremental revenue by filling empty tee times with new players.