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Hammer, bowling’s toughest brand, is proud to announce the expansion of its national pro staff.

Hammer, bowling’s toughest brand, is proud to announce the expansion of its national pro staff.

Joining Bill O’Neill are PBA champions Mike Wolfe and Tom Daugherty. On the PWBA side, Shannon Pluhowsky has signed with Hammer and will join a talented staff including PWBA rookie-of-the-year Stefanie Johnson.

Mike Wolfe said Hammer, and the brands of Ebonite International, have always been an industry leader in performance and products for every bowler.

“Staying on the cutting edge of technology is at an all time premium,” Wolfe said. “Hammer and the EBI brands have made the biggest strides in performance over the last 3 years and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.”

“A never settling attitude draws attention from the best bowlers in the world,” he said. “Dedication to every product and the desire to make every product better is the company I want to be a part of.”

Tom Daugherty echoed the sense of team and a performance-driven attitude saying he has been impressed with the performance of EBI’s equipment and that he looks forward to representing Hammer.

Shannon Pluhowsky shared the same level of excitement and looks forward to repre- senting Hammer on the PWBA tour.

“I am excited to be a part of Hammer and the EBI family,” Pluhowsky said. “It is a great opportunity for myself and my family going into the next summer of the PWBA tour and I look forward to throwing all the great products.”

Rob Gotchall, manager of players, events and promotions for Hammer, feels the addition of these players, and the team spirit they will further bring, will create opportunities to further showcase the talent these bowler’s possess while increasing Hammer’s exposure.

“Teamwork is something we talk about a lot at Hammer,” Gotchall said. “Both internally in the offices and externally in the field it is vital to our success. Having players of this cali- ber join the Hammer team and be ready and willing to contribute on day one only in- creases our exposure and boosts our image in the eye of the bowling public.”