HAMMER SIGNS FLORIDA’S NEWELL TO PBA TOUR STAFF
Hammer bowling has signed PBA member Scott Newell of Deland, Fla., to its 2013-2014 PBA staff, joining four-time PBA Tour titlist Bill O’Neill.
Newell has one PBA Tour title and four PBA Regional titles to his name, and is known as one of the top prospects on the PBA Tour since joining in 2008. He was also named as the 2011-2012 PBA South Region Player of the Year.
“I’m looking forward to the chance to bowl for Hammer,” said Newell. “The most exciting part for me is to be part of a great team and represent an awesome brand while winning some tournaments. Hopefully I can brand myself in the process with the toughest company out there, and connect with other bowlers along the way.”
Bowling isn’t Newell’s only passion. A self-professed lover of anything with horsepower and speed, as a kid Newell wanted to either race cars or bowl, and bowling won out.
“I still have a passion for all racing, but mostly I follow NASCAR and NHRA,” explained Newell. “I’m a sucker for four-wheeling though.”
Joining the team has some challenges, but Newell has already been throwing the equipment and is pleased with his new arsenal.
“So far, I really like the First Blood,” said Newell. “It’s a great ball – it looks cool and strikes a lot!”
Newell has a busy summer planned already.
“Since I’m adding some new tools to my arsenal, I’m working on some changes to my game,” he said. “Lots of practice in my future, and I’m already planning to bowl the Summer Swing, the US Open, and the Southern Shootout here in Florida. I’ll be at a few trade shows and Junior Gold, too.”
Newell will be a great fit for the Hammer brand.
“Scott and I have bowled together in the past, and we get along really well,” said Jeff Ussery, Hammer Brand Manager. “He’s got a great attitude and a strong future.”
Newell is equally glad of the partnership with Ussery.
“I would like to thank Jeff for giving me a chance to bowl for the Hammer team. I’m looking forward to a fun and successful relationship.”
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