Founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi, Bridgestone has always been guided by the philosophy of their founder to “Serve Society with Superior Quality.” Over the years, the pursuit of superior quality has resulted in Bridgestone becoming the global market leader in the rubber industry and in polymer science technologies. Today Bridgestone continues to push the performance capabilities for all our products with an unmatched commitment to Research and Development. Today Bridgestone shares the same passion for the game of golf as their founder. Mr. Ishibashi converted his golf passion into a commercial success when Bridgestone first produced golf balls in 1935. Along with technical developments in tire technology came breakthroughs in golf ball technology that have led Bridgestone to be the number one golf ball producer in Japan. Design and production of golf clubs followed in 1972 with the same passion for excellence propelling Bridgestone to a leadership position in the current marketplace.