From Bill Haas' Tour Championship-FedEx Cup double to Kenneth Ferrie's playoff success at the Austrian Open, Titleist Pro V1x players dominated golf headlines over the weekend, combining for six wins around the world.

Titleist golf ball players have now won 129 times across the worldwide pro tours in 2011, 108 more than the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.

 Like Haas' heroics Sunday on the PGA Tour, Ferrie's victory came down to the wire. He won the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, sticking his approach to 6 feet and rolling his Pro V1x in the bottom of the cup to capture his third European Tour title.

“I feel amazing right now...,” said Ferrie, who trusted a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment – including new Prototype CB (712 Series) irons, which he used to hit 79.2 percent of his greens in regulation.

“It means the world to me. I have been working very hard and doing all the right things but I just haven’t had the results to back it up. So to win here, under the pressure of a play-off, is amazing and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

Ferrie topped a leader board that included eight Titleist golf ball players in the top 10.

Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event  with 94 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.

Here's a closer look at Kenneth Ferrie's Titleist equipment:

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D2 9.5º, C•1 SureFit Tour Setting (Mitsubishi Fubuki 63)
3-wood: Titleist 910F 13.5º, A•3 Setting (Project X 7B3)
Hybrids: Titleist 910H 19º, A•1 Setting (Aldila NV 85 Hybrid)
Irons: Titleist CB (712 Series) 3-9 (Project X Rifle)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 248•06º, 255•10º, 60•P (Project X Rifle)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport

• NATIONWIDE TOUR: In an all-Titleist playoff at the Soboba Golf Classic, Pro V1x loyalist Ted Potter Jr. birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to outlast Pro V1 loyalist Andres Gonzales and Pro V1x loyalist Miguel Angel Carballo for his second victory of the season.

 The victory moved Potter to No. 3 on the Nationwide Tour money list with only five events remaining in 2011, guaranteeing him a PGA Tour card for the 2012 season.

 Potter fired a final-round 5-under 66, including a birdie on the 72nd hole to equal Gonzales and Carballo at 14-under 270.  He then birdied both playoff holes, topping Carballo on the first and Gonzales on the second.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 110 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16.   Of the ten players who finished in the Top 10, eight relied on a Titleist golf ball for their success.  Titleist also was first in iron sets (43);  sand, lob and approach wedges (138); and putters (60).

• SOUTH AFRICA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jean Hugo claimed his third title of the year by winning the Vodacom Origins of Golf Final at Legend Golf & Safari Estate.

Hugo fired a final round 6-under 66 en route to an 8-under par 208 victory total, two clear of two players, including fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Louis de Jager (Pro V1x).

It's the second consecutive year Hugo has won three times on the South African Sunshine Tour.

I want to do better this year than I did last year,” Hugo said. “And it’s nice for me that I have won three of the Vodacom Origins series – the courses they are played on just seem to suit me.
   
CHINA TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Hsu Mong captured the China PGA Champions Tour Xiamen event, marking his first-ever win on the China Tour.

Hsu posted a 2-under par 286 victory total, five clear of Titleist Brand Ambassador Wu Wei Huang (Pro V1x) and Pro V1x loyalist Tsai Chi Huang.

In fact, nine of the top 10 finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the event with 103 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also was first in fairway metals (51), hybrids (56), iron sets (40), sand, lob and approach wedges (146), and putters (44).

 • KOREAN TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Soon Sang Hong (Pro V1x) relied on solid iron shots and formidable putting to top Titleist Brand Ambassador DoGyu Park (Pro V1xr), 4 and 3, in the final of the Munsingwear Championship.

With the victory, his first match-play title, Hong climbs from No. 3 to No. 1 in the KPGA money Ranking.

Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 20 of the 32 players in the event, five times more than the nearest competitor with four and more than all other golf balls combined.

• LPGA: Europe regained control of The Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 with 15-13 victory over USA at Killeen Castle in Ireland.

Fourteen of the 24 players who competed for this year's United States and European Solheim Cup teams are Titleist golf ball players, nearly five times the nearest competitor with three.

The winning European side features six Titleist golf ball players: Christel Boeljon, Caroline Hedwall, Maria Hjorth and Azahara Muñoz play Pro V1, while Catriona Matthew and Karen Stupples play Pro V1x.  For the United States, eight of the 12 team members rely on Titleist golf balls, including Pro V1 loyalists Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Juli Inkster and Ryann O'Toole Christina Kim, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lincicome play Pro V1x.

JAPAN TOUR: Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open with 70 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 23. Titleist also was first in hybrids (40); irons sets (32); and wedges (111).  

Team Titleist hit the ground at East Lake in Atlanta earlier this week, excited to catch up with all of the Titleist players that qualified for this week's Tour Championship, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (pictured below).

Twenty of the 30 players in this week's field are relying on Titleist golf balls for their success, five times the nearest competitor with four and more than all competitors combined. Titleist is also first this week in iron sets (9); sand, lob and approach wedges (24); and putters (12).

In total, Titleist golf ball players have won 27 times this season on the PGA Tour, more than six times the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined. Of the six players who have notched two wins in 2011, five trust Titleist Pro V1x golf balls, including Simpson, Nick Watney, Steve Stricker, Mark Wilson and Bubba Watson.

Simpson, the current leader in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, is also one of six players making their debut this week in the FedEx Cup finale.

"You know, my goal starting the FedExCup Playoffs was to be in the top 5 coming in here...," said Simpson. "And to come in here being No. 1 is great. It's what we worked for all year, and it's just exciting."

Check out all of Team Titleist's pictures from the Tour Championship by clicking on the image below.

Marris Golf Marathon for Medical Research

Titleist Loyalist and PGA Golf Professional Josh Marris is aiming to play 10 rounds of golf in 24 hours at Victoria Park Golf Complex on Friday 23 September in aid of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research

QIMR is a charity Josh holds very dear to his heart. Josh tells us his aim is to raise as much community awareness as possible for cancer research.

"My mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at age 48 and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The news of her diagnosis came just weeks after an aunt of mine completed her chemotherapy treatment also for breast cancer, and now my step-father's father has taken a turn for the worse with his battle against lung cancer."

Josh Marris Josh's 10 Rounds in 24 Hours at Victoria Park Complex, located in the heart of Brisbane, is open to the public and it is hoped as many locals can get behind Josh and support this very worthwhile initiative. First tee off will be at 6:00am and each round approximately every 3 hours thereafter. Josh plans to play all through the night in a marathon effort to raise money for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

In addition to Josh's efforts on the golf course, Victoria Park will keep its 72 bay driving range and 18-hole Putt Putt course open for 24 hours with half the proceeds of the night going to QIMR.

You can help show your support for Josh's 10 Rounds in 24 Hours Marathon for QIMR by playing with Josh on the day or donating directly to the event. For more information on the event click here to visit Josh's website, or to make a donation click here to visit Josh's page at Everyday Hero. We also welcome your comments of support in the spaces below.

Good luck Josh from all at Team Titleist Australia - New Zealand. 

It was a weekend of breakthrough victories for Titleist golf ball players, highlighting another surge of momentum for Titleist in 2011.

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Matt Griffin and Oliver Bekker each trusted Pro V1x golf balls to first-career victories, leading a four-win week for Titleist golf ball players around the globe.

 So far this season, 123 players have won on the worldwide professional tours playing Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than 100 more than the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.

A total of 15,873 players have teed up Titleist golf balls on the worldwide pro tours in 2011.

That's more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,436 and nearly two times all other golf balls put into play.

AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Matt Griffin won the inaugural South Pacific Golf Open Championship at Tina Golf Club in New Caledonia,  leading a 1-through-8 finish for Titleist golf ball players.

Trusting a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment, including a 910D3 driver and new Prototype AP1 and AP2 (712 Series) irons, Griffin outlasted Pro V1 loyalist Terry Pilkadaris in a sudden-death playoff to earn the first win of his professional career.

On the second playoff hole, Griffin hit his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedge from about 80 yards and watched his Pro V1x stop 3 feet from the hole, setting up the winning birdie.

Griffin shot a final-round 5-under 67 for a 15-under 273 total. Pilkadaris closed in 69.

• SUNSHINE TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Oliver Bekker ran away with his first-career win at the Northern Cape Open on the South African Sunshine Tour.

Bekker, gaming a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment, shot a final-round 3-under 68 for a 15-under 198 total at Kimberly Golf Club, five shots clear of the field.

"It feels great to get the first one, and I hope it's the first of a few more," he told Golf365.com.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 67 players, more than 71 percent of the field.

 • CHAMPIONS TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist Jay Don Blake earned his first Champions Tour title by winning a four-way playoff at the Songdo IBD Championship in Inchon, South Korea.

Blake, who took five years off after playing the PGA Tour to rehab from injuries, won on the fifth playoff hole, rolling his Pro V1x in from 10 feet for birdie.

"It's a big relief to win and feel like I can compete again and get it done," said Blake, who shot a final-round 68 to finish as 13-under 203, tied with Pro V1x loyalist Mark O’Meara and Pro V1 loyalist Peter Senior.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Songdo IBD Championship with 44 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with seven.

Titleist also was first in hybrids (21), iron sets (14); and sand, lob and approach wedges (37).   

 • JAPAN TOUR: Pro V1 loyalist Kurt Barnes captured his first-career Japan Golf Tour event with a one-shot win at the ANA Open.

It was his second worldwide victory this year after winning the OneAsia Tour's SK Telekom Open on Cheju Island in May.

Barnes closed with a 1-under par 71 to finish with a 13-under 275 victory total. He birdied Nos. 12 and 16 down the stretch at Sapporo Golf Club in Hokkaido to help secure the win.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the ANA Open with 60 players. Titleist also was first in hybrids (34); and sand, lob and approach wedges (105). 
  
• PGA TOUR: Of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at the BMW Championship, nine trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success – including runner-up John Senden (Pro V1) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy (Pro V1), who finished third.

With their high finishes, both Senden and Ogilvy earned places among the top 30 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings, qualifying them for this week's Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

Ogilvy's performance also sealed his spot on the International squad for the upcoming Presidents Cup matches.

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 44 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 10. 

Titleist also tied for first in drivers (24); iron sets (26);  sand, lob and approach wedges (64); and putters (30).

• LPGA: Four of the top five finishers at the LPGA Navistar Classic trusted Titleist golf balls for their success, including runner-up Tiffany Joh (Pro V1x) and third-place finisher Angela Stanford (Pro V1). Pro V1x loyalists Brittany Lang and Karen Stupples tied for fourth.

Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the LPGA Navistar Classic with 106 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 14.

• NATIONWIDE TOUR: Eight of the ten players who finished in the top-10 at the Albertson's Boise Open trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.

In total, 110 players in the field teed up Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with 17 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist also was first in iron sets (37); sand, lob and approach wedges (147); and putters (56). 

• ASIAN TOUR: At the Macau Open, 94 of the 144 players in the field relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist also was first in iron sets (35) and sand, lob and approach wedges (48).

While they say success comes in many forms, it can also come with putters of various lengths, as seen this season on the PGA Tour.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott, for example, won the World Golf Championships event at Firestone gaming a Scotty Cameron Kombi-S Long putter that he first put into play earlier in the season at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

With all the buzz surrounding putters in 2011, our friends at the Titleist Performance Institute thought it was be a great time to revisit the above video, in which TPI co-founder Dave Phillips breaks down the three types of putters (standard, belly and long) and putting styles.

(He also offers a few quick tips for getting your stroke ready before a round.)

Which putter length is right for you?

Check out the video above and don't forget to visit www.mytpi.com for even more great tips on golf-specific fitness, golf health, and golf swing biomechanics.


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