Titleist Brand Ambassadors Matteo Manassero, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, Greg Chalmers, Peter O'Malley, Alistair Presnell and Matt Griffin are joined by golf ball loyalists Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Terry Pilkadaris, Tony Carolan and Luke Donald to send a short Christmas message to all the Team Titleist Australia - New Zealand fans.

On behalf of everyone at Team Titleist ANZ we'd like to wish you all the very best for the Festive season and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you again in 2012. It's been a fantastic first few months for Team Titleist Australia New Zealand since our launch in September and we promise to keep it rolling in the 2012.



Most dominant golfer of the year? No argument there: It's Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng.

Quite fittingly, Yani won 11 times around the world in 2011, including a pair of major wins at the Wegmans LPGA Championship and Ricoh Women's British Open, and an extra-special victory at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship in front of her family and home crowd.

 If there is a post-season award out there without the 22-year-old's name on it, we haven't seen it.

Her goal for 2012?

"Win 12 or 13  I guess," Yani said, smiling. "I just want to keep working hard and trying to get better."

Playing a Pro V1x golf ball, Yani led the LPGA this season in several statistical categories, including Scoring Average (69.66), Birdies (4.65/round) and Driving Distance (269.2 yards). She also finished second in Greens in Regulation at 74.3 percent.

Of her 77 rounds on the LPGA, 54 were under par and 41 of them were in the 60s.

"My ball and I… we are a team," Yani told Team Titleist. "I'm a very feel player so the ball is very important to me. I don't have to worry about (my Pro V1x golf ball). I just play my game, and the ball is always there with me."

Team Titleist recently caught up with Yani to talk about the importance of being able to trust her golf ball, which you can watch in the above video.

Which Titleist golf ball model is the best for your game? Try our online Titleist Golf Ball Selection Tool by clicking here.

While one could argue that an offseason no longer exists in professional golf, most players do take at least a few weeks off around this time of year.

Some put their clubs away for weeks, others for days, many of them at one point or another sneaking in some quality practice to get ready for the new season.

We recently caught up with several of our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists to see what they'll be working on during those practice sessions, which you can watch in the above video.

What are you working on this offseason? Let us know by leaving a comment below.



Pro V1x loyalists Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter both closed out their 2011 golf seasons Sunday in the same place: The winner's circle.

 Westwood cruised to a seven-shot victory at the inaugural Thailand Golf Championship in Bankok, while Poulter stormed to a three-shot win at the JBWere Australian Masters in Melbourne, capping another season of overwhelming success for Titleist golf ball players.

In 2011, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players combined for 175 wins across the worldwide professional tours, nearly 150 more than the nearest competitor with 27 and more than all competitors combined.

A total of 21,533 players teed up Titleist golf balls in worldwide pro events this season, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,485 and more than all other golf balls combined.

(Stay tuned later this week for Team Titleist's look back at all of the season's highlights.)

• ASIAN TOUR: Lee Westwood's victory was his fourth of the season, as well as his second in three weeks (Nedbank Golf Challenge).

 He opened with a bogey-free 12-under 60 in Round 1, rolling his Pro V1x golf ball in for 11 birdies and one eagle to set the course record at Amata Spring CC.

Fifteen birdies and three rounds later, Westwood's name sat atop the leader board at 22-under 266, seven shots clear of the field.

Westwood, who also set a course record during his Nedback Golf Challenge victory with a 10-under 62 in Round 3, moved back to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

"It means a lot, any win does…," said Westwood.

"The fact that I led wire to wire… There was pressure involved."

Westwood was one of 79 players in the field that trusted Titleist golf balls, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.

Pro V1x loyalist Juvic Pagunsan finished as the Asian Tour's Order of Merit champion with nearly $800,000 in earnings.

• AUSTRALIA: Ian Poulter started the final round of the JBWere Australian Masters two shots behind the leader. He quickly erased that deficit by dropping in his Pro V1x golf ball from 15 feet for eagle on the first hole – and he never trailed again.

 Poulter added birdies at Nos. 7 and 9 to take a two-shot lead into the back nine at a windy Victoria Golf Club, and finished with a 4-under 67 for a 15-under 269 total and three-shot triumph.

Poulter, also a winner this season at the Volvo World Match Play Championship, topped a leader board that included nine Titleist golf ball players in the top 11, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy (Pro V1), who finished third.

A total of 94 players relied on Titleist golf balls for their success in the event, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with  nine and more than all other golf balls combined.

"To come down here the week before Christmas and to win this tournament is very special," Poulter said.

"After the first couple of days when there wasn't much wind people may have thought the Victoria Golf Club was easy, but they were mistaken. It certainly showed its teeth today."

The #1 Ball in Golf - 2011 Worldwide Wins

 

Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. In fact, to date in 2011, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 169 victories around the world, compared to 27 for the nearest competitor. Since the introduction of the Pro V1 in 2000, the golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 1,700 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2011.

TOUR (wins)
TOURNAMENT PLAYER BALL MODEL
 

 

PGA TOUR (33) Hyundai Tournament of Champions Jonathan Byrd Pro V1
  Sony Open in Hawaii Mark Wilson Pro V1x
Farmers Insurance Open Bubba Watson New Pro V1x
Waste Management Phoenix Open Mark Wilson Pro V1x
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am D.A. Points Pro V1x
Northern Trust Open Aaron Baddeley Pro V1x
WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
Mayakoba Golf Classic Johnson Wagner Pro V1x
WGC - Cadillac Championship Nick Watney Pro V1x
Puerto Rico Open Michael Bradley Pro V1x
Transitions Championship Gary Woodland Pro V1
Arnold Palmer Invitational Martin Laird Pro V1x
Valero Texas Open Brendan Steele Pro V1x
Zurich Classic of New Orleans Bubba Watson New Pro V1x
The PLAYERS Championship K.J. Choi New Pro V1
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial David Toms Pro V1
Memorial Tournament Steve Stricker New Pro V1x
FedEx St. Jude Classic Harrison Frazar New Pro V1x
The U.S. Open Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
AT&T National Nick Watney Pro V1x
John Deere Classic Steve Stricker New Pro V1x
Viking Classic Chris Kirk Pro V1x
Greenbrier Classic Scott Stallings New Pro V1x
WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Adam Scott New Pro V1
Reno-Tahoe Open Scott Piercy Pro V1
Wyndham Championship Webb Simpson New Pro V1x
Deutsche Bank Championship Webb Simpson New Pro V1x
The TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola Bill Haas Pro V1x
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Kevin Na Pro V1x
Frys.com Open Bryce Molder New Pro V1x
McGladrey Classic Ben Crane New Pro V1x
Children's Miracle Network Classic Luke Donald Pro V1x
CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Bo Van Pelt Pro V1
 

EUROPEAN (20)  Africa Open Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Avantha Masters S S P Chowrasia Pro V1x
  Open de Andalucía Paul Lawrie Pro V1x
  Trophée Hassan II David Horsey New Pro V1x
  Maybank Malaysian Open Matteo Manassero Pro V1x
  Volvo China Open Nicolas Colsaerts Pro V1x
  Ballantine's Championship Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  Open de Espana Thomas Aiken Pro V1x
  Volvo World Match Play Championship Ian Poulter New Pro V1x
  Madeira Islands Open Michael Hoey New Pro V1x
  BMW PGA Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
  BMW Italian Open Robert Rock Pro V1x
  St. Omer Open Matthew Zions New Pro V1
  BMW International Open Pablo Larrazabal New Pro V1x
  Alstom Open de France Thomas Levet New Pro V1x
  Barclays Scottish Open Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Austrian GolfOpen Kenneth Ferrie New Pro V1x
  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Michael Hoey New Pro V1x
  Bankia Madrid Masters Lee Slattery New Pro V1x
  Portugal Masters Tom Lewis New Pro V1x
       

LPGA (15) Honda LPGA Classic Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  Kraft Nabisco Championship Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Avnet LPGA Classic Maria Hjorth New Pro V1
  Shoprite LPGA Classic Brittany Lincicome Pro V1x
  LPGA State Farm Classic Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  Wegmans LPGA Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  U.S. Women's Open So Yeon Ryu New Pro V1
  Ricoh Women's British Open Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  CN Canadian Women's Open Brittany Lincicome Pro V1x
  Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  Hana Bank Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Na Yeon Choi New Pro V1x
  Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Yani Tseng New Pro V1x
  Lorena Ochoa Invitational Catriona Matthew Pro V1x
  CME Group Titleholders Hee Young Park New Pro V1
       

CHAMPIONS (15) Allianz Championship Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Ace Group Classic Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Regions Tradition Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Senior PGA Championship Tom Watson New Pro V1
  Principal Charity Clasic Bob Gilder Pro V1
  Greater Hickory Classic Mark Wiebe Pro V1
  Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Jeff Sluman Pro V1
  Senior Open Championship Russ Cochran Pro V1
  3M Championship Jay Haas New Pro V1
  Boeing Classic Mark Calcavecchia Pro V1x
  Songdo IBD Championship Jay Don Blake Pro V1x
  SAS Championship Kenny Perry Pro V1x
  Insperity Classic Brad Faxon New Pro V1
  Charles Schwab Cup Championship Jay Don Blake Pro V1x
       

NATIONWIDE (16) Panama Claro Championship Matthew Goggin New Pro V1x
  Pacific Rubiales Bogotá Open Brendan Pappas New Pro V1
  Chitimacha Louisiana Open Brett Wetterich New Pro V1x
  Fresh Express Classic Daniel Chopra New Pro V1x
  South Georgia Classic Ted Potter, Jr. New Pro V1x
  Melwood Prince George's County Open Steve Wheatcroft Pro V1x
  Rex Hospital Open Kyle Thompson New Pro V1x
  Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open Matthew Goggin New Pro V1x
  Mexico Open Erik Compton New Pro V1x
  Children's Hospital Invitational Winner (Amateur) Pro V1x
  Price Cutter Charity Championship Steve Friesen New Pro V1x
  Midwest Classic James Nitties New Pro V1x
  Soboba Golf Classic Ted Potter, Jr. New Pro V1x
  Children's Hospital Classic Miguel Carballo Pro V1x
  Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open Gavin Coles New Pro V1x
  Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island Ken Duke New Pro V1
       

S.AFRICAN (15) Africom Zimbabwe Open Theunis Spangenberg Pro V1x
  Telkom PGA Championship George Coetzee Pro V1x
  Royal Swazi Sun Open Justin Walters Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Gauteng Jean Hugo Pro V1x
  Lombard Insurance Classic Justin Harding Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Western Cape Chris Swanepoel Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Eastern Cape Jean Hugo Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Wild Coast CC Darren Fichardt Pro V1x
  Northern Cape Open Oliver Bekker Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Final Jean Hugo Pro V1x
  KCM Zambia Open Doug McGuigan New Pro V1x
  Suncoast Classic Darren Fichardt Pro V1x
  BMG Classic James Kamte Pro V1x
  Nashua Masters Shaun Norris New Pro V1x
  Nedbank Affinity Cup Warren Abery Pro V1x
       

ASIAN (11) SAIL Open Kiradech Aphibarnrat New Pro V1x
  Indonesian Masters Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  ICTSI Phillipine Open Barry Henson New Pro V1x
  Queen's Cup Chawalit Plaphol New Pro V1x
  Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters Joonas Granberg New Pro V1x
  Handa Singapore Classic Himmat Singh Rai Pro V1x
  Yeangder Tournament Players Championship Lu Wei-chih New Pro V1x
  Hero Indian Open David Gleeson New Pro V1x
  CJ Invitational Hosted by K.J. Choi K.J. Choi New Pro V1
  Mercuries Taiwan Masters Lu Wei Chih New Pro V1x
  Iskandar Johor Open Joost Luiten Pro V1
       

ONEAsia (7) Indonesia PGA Championship Andre Stolz New Pro V1x
  GS Caltex Maekyung Open Kyung Tae Kim New Pro V1x
  SK Telecom Open Kurt Barnes New Pro V1x
  Indonesia Open Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  Thailand Open Andre Stolz New Pro V1x
  Korea Open Rickie Fowler Pro V1x
  Australian PGA Championship Greg Chalmers Pro V1x
       

JAPAN (9) Totoumi Hamamatsu Open Masanori Kobayashi New Pro V1x
  Japan Golf Tour Championship J. B. Park Pro V1x
  Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Jung-Gon Hwang New Pro V1x
  Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Kyung-Tae Kim Pro V1x
  Toshin Golf Tournament Dong-Hwan Lee New Pro V1x
  ANA Open Kurt Barnes New Pro V1
  Canon Open Kenichi Kuboya New Pro V1x
  Bridgestone Open Toru Taniguchi Pro V1x
  Mynavi ABC Championship Koichiro Kawano New Pro V1x
       

AUSTRALASIAN (10) Victorian Open Paul Sheehan Pro V1x
  Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship James Nitties New Pro V1x
Queensland PGA Championship Gareth Paddison New Pro V1
South Pacific Golf Open Championship Matt Griffin Pro V1x
Western Australian PGA Championship Michael Wright New Pro V1x
Western Australian Open Rohan Blizard Pro V1x
Australian Open Greg Chalmers Pro V1x
NSW Open Championship Adam Crawford Pro V1x
Australian PGA Championship Greg Chalmers Pro V1x
Australian Masters Ian Poulter Pro V1x
     

KOREAN (7) Lake Hills Open HoSung Choi New Pro V1
  Suburu Classic SoonSang Hong Pro V1x
  Dongbu Promi Open KyunNam Kang New Pro V1x
  Johnnie Walker Open DoKyu Park Pro V1x
  The 54th KPGA Championship Byung-Jun Kim New Pro V1x
  Munsingwear Championship SoonSang Hong New Pro V1x
  Meritz Solmoro Open Kyung-nam Kang New Pro V1
       

CANADIAN (9) Pacific Colombia Tour Baranquilla Open Cody Slover Pro V1x
  Pacific Colombia Tour Championship Adam Hadwin Pro V1x
  Mexican PGA Championship Jose de Jesus Rodriguez New Pro V1x
  Times Colonist Open Jose de Jesus Rodriguez New Pro V1x
  The Western Championship Roger Sloan Pro V1x
  Syncrude Boreal Open Danny Sahl Pro V1
  Canadian Tour Players Cup Tom Hoge Pro V1x
  Seaforth Country Classic Brian Unk Pro V1x
  Desert Dunes Classic Byron Smith Pro V1x
       

CHINA (4) Champions Tour Shenzhen Thitiphan Chuayprakong New Pro V1x
  Tangshan Event Rory Hie Pro V1x
Unicom Cup Pro-Am Zhang Xin Jun New Pro V1x
Champions Tour Xiamen Hsu Mong Nan New Pro V1x
     
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