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Mike Small Captures 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship Trusting Titleist.

Titleist is the Top Choice of Experience across Every Major Equipment Category

Mike Small
CPC Winner
Fairhaven, MA (June 28, 2005) - As the country's top PGA club professionals gathered for their 38th national championship at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, SC, the momentum and unmatched success of Titleist across every major equipment category was evident once again. From golf balls to drivers, irons, wedges and putters, more players made Titleist their top choice in equipment at the 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship than any other.

Not only were more players relying upon Titleist equipment with overwhelming success at the showcase event for PGA professionals, Mike Small was winning with it. The head golf coach at the University of Illinois, Small shot a final round 3-under 69 to finish at 1-over 289, three strokes clear of runner-up Travis Long, an assistant pro at Southshore Golf Club in Henderson, Nev., and four shots better than Scott Spence, the head professional at Burl Oaks GC in Minnestrista, Minn.

Travis Long
All three players are Titleist Staff Members, relying upon a full complement of Titleist equipment for their success. Small plays the Pro V1 golf ball, Titleist Titanium 983K driver, Pro Trajectory 904F fairway metal, 504.H prototype utility iron, Forged 690MB irons, Vokey Design gap wedge, and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist Laguna putter. Long and Spence favor the new Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, and count the recently introduced Titleist Pro Titanium 905T driver, 904F fairway metal and Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges among their equipment choices. Both players also rely upon Titleist irons and Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters.

The trio will lead the top 25 finishers from PGA Club Professional Championship into the final major of the season, the 87th PGA Championship to be contested at Baltusrol GC in Springfield, N.J., in August. Among the 25 players who earned invitations, 20 played either the Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. In addition, 21 of the top 25 carried at least one Vokey Design wedge, 20 trusted Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters, and 19 played Titleist drivers and Titleist irons.

Scott Spence
It is in venues such as the National PGA Club Professional Championship and 41 Sectional events where Titleist receives serious player affirmation that its equipment objectives of quality and high performance across every category are met and exceeded. Club professionals devote their careers to helping golfers improve and enjoy the game of golf. So when it comes to choosing the highest performing equipment for their own games, just look in their bags. Below is a breakdown of Titleist equipment success at the 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship by category:

GOLF BALLS: Titleist continued its success story of being the #1 golf ball at every PGA Club Professional Championship since its inception in 1968 – 38 consecutive years. The overwhelming choice at the event once again, 111 players, 71 percent of the field, trusted the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, giving Titleist more than four times as many players as the nearest competitor with 26.

DRIVERS: For the 8th consecutive year, Titleist was the driver choice of more players at the PGA CPC with 70 – that’s 45 percent of the field – and 31 more than the nearest competitor. Led by the new Titleist Pro Titanium 905T and 905S models, club professionals made Titleist the clear choice in high performance drivers.

IRONS: For the 13th consecutive year, Titleist achieved the distinction of being the #1 iron at the National CPC, with more PGA club professionals relying upon the solid feel and consistent performance of Titleist’s family of forged irons. With 64 players, 41 percent of the field trusted Titleist irons compared to a total of 34 players for the nearest competitor.

UTILITY IRONS: Led by the 503.H model, Titleist was the overwhelming choice in utility irons with 44 compared to 3 for the nearest competitor. Mike Small, the winner of the 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship, carried a Titleist utility iron, as did runner-up Travis Long.

SAND, LOB AND APPROACH WEDGES: Bolstered by the tour-proven success and momentum of the new Vokey Design Spin Milled series, Titleist was the sand, lob and approach wedge choice of more players at the PGA CPC for the 7th consecutive year. Titleist accounted for 149 wedges – over 44 percent of the field – more than twice the nearest competitor with 72. With the Black Nickel, Oil Can and new Tour Chrome families, Titleist offers players a wide selection of profile, loft, bounce and finish options from which to choose.

: Just as it is on the PGA Tour, Titleist continues to be the most played putter at the CPC, fueled by the new Studio Style, and Futura Phantom and Phantom mallet models, as well as the Red X and Red X2 and Studio Design lines. A total of 66 players placed their confidence in the feel and precision of Scotty Cameron by Titleist putters at the National CPC, 20 more than the nearest competitor.

This week’s success is further proof that at every level of competitive golf, whether it is on the PGA Tour, PGA Club Professional Championship, U.S. Amateur, NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Championships, or major junior events, Titleist is committed to providing serious golfers with superior performance and quality golf equipment.

Titleist, FootJoy and Cobra comprise the major golf brands of the Acushnet Company, an operating company of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE - FO). Titleist, Cobra, FootJoy, Pro V1, Pro V1x, Titleist Pro Titanium 905, Titleist Titanium 983, Titleist Pro Trajectory 904F, Vokey Design, Scotty Cameron by Titleist Studio Style, Futura, Futura Phantom, Red X and Studio Design are trademarks owned or licensed by Acushnet Company. For more information, please visit us online at, or contact Joe Gomes, Director of Communications (508.979.3211).

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