Golf News for Thursday, March 22, 2007 | People

Mike Dobbyn joins Zero Friction Performance professional staff

ITASCA, Ill. -- Excel Golf Products, formerly Excel Golf Tee, manufacturer of the “Winningest” high performance golf tee with 27 professional tour victories and over 165 top-10 finishes announced that the company has entered into a formal agreement with Professional Long Driver, Mike Dobbyn.

Zero Friction Performance Golf Tees are known as the “Official” Golf Tee of the Long Drivers of America Association (LDA) for the past two consecutive years. During this brief time period, over five champions have used a Zero Friction Performance Golf Tee to capture the coveted RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. This type of success has attracted some of the best Long Drivers to Zero Friction Performance Golf Tees Professional Staff; the Legendary Sean “the Beast” Fister and now, three time World Long Drive Finalist, Mike Dobbyn.

“Mike is such a tremendous addition to our professional staff. He not only brings his long drive abilities but his enthusiasm is infectious. A lot of sponsorship agreements basically include the athlete wearing the company logo and using the product, Mike is different. As an Advisory Staff Member, Mike will help us expand our ever growing presence on the LDA Tour. Mike has a world of potential and we expect huge things from him in the near future,” states Mike Herron, Business Development Manager at Excel Golf Products, Inc.

In 2004 Dobbyn was 2004 Long Drive Champion and Long Drive Rookie of the Year. In 2006, he reached the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship finals with a drive of 372 yards. He has earned an exemption to the 2007 WLDC.

Dobbyn’s large personality is perfectly suited with his larger than life presence. The former collegiate baseball and basketball player is 6’8 and weighs 300 pounds. His 23 inch biceps make him appear more “professional wrestler” than traditional golfer. Mike is a new breed of athlete perfectly molded for the sport of long drive.

In addition to playing the 4-inch Zero Friction Performance Golf Tee in all competitions, he will use the new Vibration Dampening Tocare Grips. Both logos will be worn on his golf shirt.
The LDA produces the highly acclaimed RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship where Zero Friction Performance Golf Tees are extremely visible as are staff members Sean “the beast” Fister and Dobbyn.

The Zero Friction Performance Golf Tees provide LDA golfers and everyday golfers less resistance between the golf ball and the golf tee for longer, straighter drives. Its reduced spin rate fights dispersion, thereby keeping the ball on line and in the fairway.

Zero Friction Performance Golf Tees are environmentally safe and are made with Biodegradable materials. They are manufactured by Excel Golf Products, Inc. of Itasca, IL, a full-service distributor of wooden golf tees serving the golf industry. For more information, visit the company web site at or call the company directly at 800-915-5115 or 630-775-9300.

For media information on Excel's entire line of products, including the Zero Friction Performance Golf Tees please contact Vanessa Price with Read The Greens, at 714 544-6515 or at Images can be found and downloaded on the Zero Friction Golf Tee web site at