The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour is pleased to announce a new long-term partnership with Seed Golf as its official golf ball.
The Seed SD-01 costs 50% less than the comparable market leader without compromising performance. Seed are obsessed with performance and make every effort to provide the best possible value for their customers, within an advanced design concept.
Rather than offering ten different golf ball models, Seed focus on the best model for each performance category and sell direct-to-consumer via seedgolf.com for around half the normal price . This leads to significant cost savings in development as well as in the distribution process.
Seed’s design process is focused heavily around aerodynamic performance (fluid dynamics more specifically) particularly Magnus Effect and aerodynamic force and the subsequent impact on lift and drag co-effecients. For a golfer, this is translated into three important performance criteria – launch angle/ball speed, total distance and spin/feel. To achieve their performance aims Seed worked within four key design elements – Core, Mantle, Cover and Dimple Pattern.
Dean Klatt, Managing Director of Seed said: “Developing a tour grade golf ball is really difficult, particularly one that competes with the big boys.
“We partnered with the Department of Aerospace at the Institute of Technology Carlow to help evaluate and develop our initial designs, and having access to aerospace engineers and a wind tunnel on campus at Carlow IT proved invaluable and has really pushed the performance of the SD-01 to the maximum limits.
“We we’re also keen to work with professionals to validate the real-world performance of the SD-01, and being selected as official ball by PGA EuroPro Tour is really beyond our wildest expectations. It just goes to show, our balls are great! ”
Daniel Godding, Chief Executive at the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour said: “I am delighted to have Seed join the tour as our official ball partner and look forward to a long and successful partnership.
“The Seed golf balls are exceptional quality and I know from experience that as soon as you start using them, there is no going back!
“They have exceptional control and impressive length from the tee. I absolutely love them and have replaced my current ball with the Seed ball in my golf bag.”
The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour is Europe’s leading development tour, and the European Tour’s satellite in the UK and Ireland.
Offering direct access to the Challenge Tour through the final Order of Merit, HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour players will compete for over £800,000 of prize money in 2017, with the top five golfers at the end of the season awarded a category on the 2018 Challenge Tour.
Providing vital experience of life on tour, players will compete in 15 main events at some of the UK and Ireland’s premier golfing venues, including Close House, Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa and Machynys Peninsula.
The season concludes with the Tour’s top 60 players contending the Tour Championship. Players qualify to play on the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour either through a two-stage Qualifying School in the spring, or thanks to their 2016 achievements.
The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour provides Europe’s best up-and-coming golfers the chance to gain necessary experience of life on tour, and in particular in front of the TV cameras.
Seed Golf is based in Co. Carlow, Ireland and delivers tour grade golf equipment direct to golfers for a fraction of the cost of comparable brands. Seed’s products are available via seedgolf.com