Bridgestone Balls Do The Talking
Bridgestone Asean Amateur Open Series 2018 - Sembawang Country Club
This year’s Bridgestone Asean Amateur Open series of tournaments features 17 regional qualifiers held across Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Brunei, with 3 additional host countries Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia adding events to the calendar. Ayanex Golf, the authorized distributor of Bridgestone Golf equipment in Singapore, held the Singapore qualifier for a second time at the Sembawang Golf and Country Club.
Bridgestone Golf was the highlight of the event, with all participants required to play with Bridgestone balls during the tournament. Mr Thangarajan Subramaniam, Owner and Managing Director of Ayanex Golf who has been in the golf business for 25 years shared, “We are very confident with the quality of Bridgestone products, hence we wanted participants to get to know the technical aspects of the Bridgestone balls. What better way than to get them to try the golf balls out on the course and under tournament conditions no less.”
In spite of the wet weather, players returned admirable scores with Rawi Shangar shooting a gross 79 to win the Best Gross trophy, while Pradeep Thiagaraj secured the Best Nett title with a nett 67. The best gross and best nett winners of each tournament will
secure an automatic play and stay entry to the 2-day grand final to be held in Kuala Lumpur later this year. The best golfer in the field, 49-year old Shangar, who plays off a 9 handicap shared his experience of playing with Bridgestone balls, “Previously, I used a different brand of balls, but now I play with the Bridgestone Tour B RX balls. They give me better distance and spin control.”
Bridgestone Golf gained popularity across the golfing world when 14-time major winner Tiger Woods famously signed a multi-year contract to play Bridgestone balls back in 2016. This year, the balls did the talking with its tour ambassadors soaring into the headlines for all the right reasons. Brandt Snedeker made history when he carded a 59 at the 2018 Wyndham Championship, while Bryson Dechambeau secured back-to-back victories at the 2018 Fedex Cup Playoffs. Both Snedeker and Dechambeau play with Bridgestone Tour B X balls, while Tiger plays with the Tour B XS model of golf balls.
The Tour B series of balls that replaced its B330 predecessors are engineered to provide increased feel, accuracy and distance. The Tour B X and Tour B XS are designed for lower handicap golfers looking for exceptional feel, while the Tour B RX and Tour B RXS are for mid-to-low handicappers seeking more distance and optimized ball trajectory. In addition to the Tour B series, Bridgestone Golf’s ball portfolio also includes the e6 series, Extra Soft and the Lady Precept range of balls, catering to the needs of every player’s performance characteristics.