It was the morning of January 7th and David Conyers was teeing up at TPC Sawgrass for his first US Am Tour major of the year. Competing against 190 players from around the United States, Conyers was determined to outperform the competition at the two-day tournament, featuring round 1 at TPC Sawgrass and round 2 at Jacksonville Beach GC. One element of Conyer’s bag set him apart from the competition; he was playing the Sugar Golf G1 ball.
David Conyers (Henryville, IN), is an avid golfer who plays competitively in approximately 30-50 tournaments each year. For the last 3 months, he has been playing the Sugar Golf G1 ball – putting it through his own evaluation and performance testing. Setting other benefits aside, it was ultimately the performance and consistency of the ball that convinced Conyers to tee it up in tournament play.
Conyers competed in the ‘Senior Palmer’ flight, which consists of players who are 50+ years of age with a handicap range of 12.0-15.9. Playing TPC on the first day, the obvious concern for the field was the treacherous layout of holes 17 & 18, knowing that any miss would rapidly rack up a big number.
Conyers, remaining calm and collected, trusted his swing and his equipment to card a respectable birdie and par on those two holes – keeping him 6 strokes back from the leader and tied for 4th place heading into Day 2. He knew he would need a special round on Sunday to surpass his competition. By the end of Day 2, Conyers had carded a career US AmTour low of 75 to take the top of the US AmTour|Golf Digest leaderboard and secure the win.
Conyers shared that “going into Sawgrass, I had 100% confidence in the Sugar Golf ball with no concerns about consistency, durability, or playability.”