BUFFALO, NY – OnCore Golf – the industry leader in performance-based golf ball innovation – has established a long-term partnership with 11-year-old junior golf phenom Xavier “Xeve” Perez, winner of over 250 tournaments over the last eight years of his budding career.

Often dubbed “the next Tiger Woods,” Perez continues to hit junior golf tours playing exclusively OnCore golf balls and donning the OnCore logo on his apparel. He currently prefers OnCore’s four-piece VERO X1 ball, which exploded in popularity after beating Titleist Pro V1® and Pro V1x® in independent Golf EQ tests last year.

OnCore represents Perez’s first official partnership, and he is one of the youngest golfers in history to sign with a major golf brand before reaching his teens.

“Xeve’s dedication to the game of golf, his inspiring personality and his tournament winning talent against older age groups, is beyond impressive,” said Keith Blakely, CEO of OnCore Golf. “It’s a story of mutual love and respect that began five years ago when we were first introduced to this amazing young man.”

OnCore Golf co-founders Bret Blakely and Steve Coulton met Perez and his parents, Christine and Miguel Perez, at his golf course, Belle Meade Country Club, in Thompson, Georgia, just 30 minutes from famed Augusta National Golf Club. At age six, Perez was already a rising star in Georgia’s hyper-competitive junior golf ranks, and by age nine was ranked No. 1 in the 13-15 age bracket. Perez was a big fan of OnCore’s perimeter weight golf balls, preferring the three-piece ELIXR then, and posted an endearing and commendable video on the company’s Facebook page.

“The OnCore team is a family and we admire, respect and trust its employees who look out for Xeve’s best interests throughout his junior golf career and beyond,” said Miguel Perez. “Xeve also relies on OnCore golf balls and its technological advancements to win tournaments, and he wouldn’t be where he is today without the company’s guidance and encouragement.”

OnCore’s leadership was at hand when in 2021, when Perez, at age 11, became the youngest golfer to ever compete in the International Junior Masters at East Aurora Country Club near Buffalo, NY He s advanced to the semi-finals after beating two highly ranked juniors, ages 17 and 18, and finished in third place.

“Xeve exemplifies everything we look for in an OnCore Ambassador and he now joins a team that includes Josh Allen, Ezekiel Elliott, Erik Compton, Charles Schwab, Tania Tare and many more,” says Bret Blakely. “His performance in highly competitive junior events against much older children is astonishing at first sight; when you know this young gentleman, you see that he is capable of great things.

Nicknamed “X Man”, he was recently featured on NBC Today’s showby Steve Harvey and on The Kelly Clarkson Show where he gave virtual golf lessons to Kelly and guest Jane Lynch.

As one of the nation’s top up-and-coming junior golfers, Perez’s accomplishments include:

  • 2020 Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, Georgia Junior Open Division Champion 11-13 (at age 10)
  • 2020 GSGA (Georgia State) Division 12-14 Player of the Year (As 10)
  • 2020 All Georgia junior team selection, winning nine of 10 tournaments in the 12–14 division (at age 10)
  • 2021 VGA Georgia State Champion

“I’m so excited to be part of the OnCore team,” says Xeve Perez. “As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved every one of OnCore’s golf balls, starting with the CALIBER, then the AVANT 55 and ELIXR, and now the VERO X1. But even more, I loved the people at OnCore who always supported me and treated me like family.

About OnCore Golf

Dedicated to delivering breakthrough technology and innovation, OnCore Golf’s mission is to inspire golfers to achieve peak performance and enjoyment. Since its inception in 2011, the Buffalo, NY-based company has leveraged its proprietary perimeter weighting technology to deliver superior spin, control and feel. This is evidenced by its massive and loyal clientele. OnCore’s outstanding three-ball lineup includes the ultra-soft, low-compression AVANT 55; the award-winning three-piece ELIXR ball and, more recently, the four-piece VERO X1 touring ball that beat Titleist Pro V1® and Pro V1x® in independent Golf EQ tests.

More information: www.oncoregolf.com.

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