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Kasco to Sell Golf Balls with Jointly Developed Eucommia Elastomer Covers

Golf equipment maker Kasco Corp. has announced that it will next April release a new golf ball made using eucommia elastomer. The ball, branded the Biospin, will be a high-end product with a suggested retail price of 1,000 yen ($8.88) per ball. The cover material is made with trans-1,4-polyisoprene, an inedible biomass produced by the Eucommia ulmoides tree – also...

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Dunlop Sports to Shift Golf Ball Sales Focus to Overseas Markets

As the number of people playing golf is on a downward trend globally, the golf market is expected to continue experiencing harsh conditions for some time. Looking at the Japanese market, sales prices dropped due to intensified competition resulting from a market contraction that took place leading up through 2014 and 2015. However, sales prices stopped declining in 2016 and...

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Bridgestone Sports Eyes 15% Share of US Golfball Market: CEO Ken Nishimura

Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), has persevered in a challenging domestic market for the golf products business in Japan during 2016. As a result, the company projects that year-on-year golf ball sales will be up 5 percent. While cutting back on selling bargain goods, Bridgestone Sports has increased sales of authentic products by more than...

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Dunlop Releases Special Good Luck Golf Balls to Commemorate Year of the Rooster

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 will be the year of the rooster. To celebrate, Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. (TYO:7825), a maker of golf and tennis equipment in the Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) group of companies, is releasing a limited edition golf ball. The XXIO 2017 Eto Ball, a special version of the XXIO Premium line of golf balls,...

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