There haven’t been many changes in golf ball design, especially when it comes to USGA approval. While clubs have undergone significant changes over the last four decades, the rules governing characteristics of golf ball technology have gone relatively unchanged for the last 35 years. That all changed last month with the USGA ruling on OnCore’s Evo golf ball, which was tested and found to be conforming to the Rules of Golf.07
“We are thrilled with the USGA’s determination that rigid cores such as the OnCore hollow metal-core will be permissible in designing the golf balls of the future. We have had an enthusiastic reaction to our ball from players of all skill levels. Our objective has always been to help golfers have a better experience and get more enjoyment from the game,” stated Bret Blakely, OnCore’s President. “We expect that OnCore’s products and technology which are exclusively secured by three U.S. patents will soon become the trendsetters in the industry.”
Industry thought-leaders have described the introduction of a hollow metal core as “… a milestone in the history of golf and for the golf ball in particular.” OnCore’s company president says that “The golf ball community now has the ability to consider and incorporate an entirely new approach to golf ball construction leading to a wider variety of golf balls that can be tailored for players of all skill levels while remaining true to the Rules of Golf.”
OnCore Golf was developed by Blakely and partner Steve Coulton, who serves as the company’s vice president. “One of our dreams is to have young, up and coming tour players using our equipment,” says Coulton. “With the USGA approval, this dream can become reality, which is really exciting for us.”
The company, headquartered in Buffalo, NY, is dedicated to improving the lives, scores, and enjoyment of golfers of all skill levels by offering exciting products that live up to the company’s tagline: “You Just Became a Better Golfer.”
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.