Posted: May 21, 2013
Fresh off his victory this past weekend at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, Titleist Brand Ambassador and Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Mark Anderson shares his strategy for striking his AP2 iron shots into the wind.Check out the video above for a quick tip and let us know if you prefer playing your Titleist golf ball: into the wind, with a cross-wind, or with the wind at your back?
Posted: May 20, 2013
Around the globe Sunday, four players relying on a Titleist golf ball were victorious on three continents, proving once again that performance is the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x.
In Portugal, Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open with a final round 4-under par 68 to earn his first career European Tour title. In the U.S., Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Anderson and his tournament record-breaking 27-under 259 total captured the BMW Charity Pro-Am on the Web.Com Tour. The third player in the winner's circle, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin posted a 54-hole total of 13-under par 203 to win the weather-shortened SK Telecom Open on the OneAsia Tour in Korea. And in Mexico, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernández-Valdés became the youngest winner in the history of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica with an 11-under par 277 victory total at the Mundo Maya Open.
With four more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x loyalists have now won 58 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other competitors combined.
This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…
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EUROPEAN: Madeira Islands Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein
Uihlein, the 23-year-old American, relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to tally four consecutive birdies on the back nine to vault him to the top of the leaderboard, two shots clear of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassadors and Pro V1x loyalists Morten Orum Madsen and Mark Tullo, who tied for second place. The victory grants Uihlein a European Tour exemption through 2014 and marks the first time an American has won the Madeira Islands Open.
“I’m just thrilled,” said Uihlein in an interview. “To do it playing well on the back nine, coming down the stretch, is sweet. I know Morten played a heck of a round and Mark played really well so it was nice to come out on top."
Of the 156-player field, 116 relied upon a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all other competitors combined.
The final round fireworks began at the the 201-yard par 3 fourth hole where Uihlein's birdie was bested by Tullo's ace. The lead would change hands a few times before Uihlein's string of four birdies culminated on the 14th hole, leaving him atop the leaderboard. A late charge from Madsen wasn't enough and Uihlein hoisted his first trophy.
What’s in Peter Uihlein’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913Fd fairway metal (13.5º), 712U utility iron (3), 680 irons (4-P), Vokey Design SM4 250.08 (49º), TVD56 (55º), and 60-L (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter.
WEB.COM: BMW Charity Pro-Am
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Anderson
Anderson posted a 5-shot victory over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Hoge. Mark's 27-under 259 total broke the tournament record by four shots and matches third best in Web.com history.
Of the 168-player field, 113 relied upon Titleist golf balls, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all other competitors combined.
What’s in Mark Anderson’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913Fd fairway metal (13.5º), 913H hybrid (19º), AP2 irons (4-P), Vokey Design SM4 52.08 (52º), 58.12 (58º) and 62.07 (62º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi putter.
ONEASIA/KOREAN: SK Telecom Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin
Titleist Brand Ambassador Matthew Griffin won his second career OneAsia/Korean Tour title in less than a year, topping a leaderboard that included 14 Titleist players among the 15 who finished in the top 10 and ties.
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 103 of the 153-player field, over six times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all other competitors combined.
What’s in Matthew Griffin’s Bag?: Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5º), 913F fairway metal (15º), 712U utility irons (3-4), CB irons (5-P), Vokey Design 252.12 (52º), 56.11 (56º) and 60.07 (60º) wedges, Scotty Cameron Tour Rat Putter.
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: Mundo Maya Open
Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Jorge Fernández-Valdés
Leading by two shots at the start of the final round on Sunday, the 20 years, 9 months and 13 days-old Fernandez-Valdes shot a 1-over par 73 for an 11-under par 277 total for the week. With the win, the young Argentine climbed from eighth to second in the Order of Merit on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 103 of the 131-player field, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other competitors combined.
Posted: May 17, 2013
TPC Four Seasons Resort in Dallas plays host to the HP Byron Nelson Championship this week on the PGA Tour.
An event that was first contested in 1944, the Byron Nelson traditionally draws a deep field of talent, and this week 100 players in the field of 156 will trust a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 22 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist is also first in the sand, lob and approach wedge (138) and putter (55) categories.
Team Titleist was in "Big D" for the action earlier in the week, and canvassed the range with the Titleist Tour support team to check in with Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists as they made their final preparations.
Check out the video above to go inside the ropes at TPC Four Seasons Resort with Team Titleist and see what Jason Dufner, Morgan Hoffmann, Ben Crane, Jason Bohn, Robert Streb, Martin Flores, and DJ Trahan (among others) were up to this week.
Posted: May 14, 2013
Christian J. is currently focusing on his short game and putting, he loves a slice of pizza and a soda after his round, and he loves when his family joins him on the golf course.
Sounds like a lot of us, doesn't it?
Christian is one of the many passionate, serious, and unique golfers here at Team Titleist. But, when you look at his story, you may see some of yourself.
So, let's get to know Christian in our latest Team Titleist Member Spotlight...
Team Titleist (TT): How did you get started in golf? Who introduced you to the game?
Christian J. (CJ): I was looking for a sport to participate in during the spring, so I thought golf would be something fun to try. I guess you could say my parents introduced me to it, because it was their idea and said I could use it the rest of my life. They do not golf though, but I’m trying to get them to start.
TT: As a golfer, what is "performance"?
CJ: As a golfer I would say, Performance is being able to rely on all of my shots given the circumstance.
TT: How do you mark your Titleist?
TT: How often are you thinking about your golf game and getting better? What are you currently working on?
CJ: Constantly! As you can tell, I’m always on this site at school commenting on discussions and blogs. Then at work I’m always thinking about what I could do different with my swing and ways to improve it. Right now I’m focusing on my short game and putting which always can use improvement.
TT: What's your best score and where did you shoot it?
CJ: My best for 9 holes is 39 (+3) at my home course in Avoca, Iowa. It’s a small 9-hole golf course, but is one of the best around this area. I also shot an 82 there once with two 41’s.
TT: Can you recall the best golf shot you've ever hit?
CJ: It was during a high school meet, and I was having a horrible day. I had about 90 yards to the flagstick and ended up hitting the stick, then I watched it roll down the pole into the hole. I could not believe it!
TT: What's the most special moment you've ever had on the golf course?
CJ: I don’t really have a favorite memory, but I do enjoy when my little sister tags along and pretends to be my caddie. She’s only seven, but loves to go with me. Also spending most of my summer days with my cousin Erik golfing. We’re really close and both love this game.
TT: What's the best piece of golf advice you have ever received?
CJ: Golf is just a game.
TT: What's your favorite Titleist club in the bag?
TT: If you had to play one golf course every day for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
CJ: Augusta National. I love the history involved with the course.
TT: Do you consider yourself a tinkerer? How often do you change equipment?
CJ: Definitely! Just ask my friends, I’m changing clubs up all the time. My parents generally get a bit irked when I get a package.
TT: How did you hear about Team Titleist?
CJ: I believe it was on Facebook. I saw a competition last year, and decided to join so I could be in the sweepstakes.
TT: Favorite golf movie?
CJ: Easily Caddyshack, it’s my favorite movie in general!
TT: What is your favorite 19th hole meal?
CJ: Anything that I don’t have to pay for! Not the healthiest, but my favorite is pizza and Mountain Dew!
TT: Favorite golf destination?
CJ: I’m still in high school so I haven’t gone on many golfing destinations, but I would love to visit St. Andrews along with Augusta National. Though, I guess as long as I can golf, anywhere would be fine with me.
TT: Do you have any on-course superstitions?
CJ: A bit ridiculous, but I feel awkward when I don’t wear one of my Titleist hats and my sunglasses. Also I have to be wearing golf shoes, tennis shoes don’t cut it!
Posted: May 10, 2013
It’s a home game this week for the PGA Tour as The Players Championship gets underway on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
The Players Championship features one of the strongest fields in golf and this year 89 players in the field of 145 will trust a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist is also first in the sand, lob and approach wedge (130) and putter (46) categories.
Earlier in the week, Team Titleist was on-site to capture the action inside the ropes and on the range as Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists made their final preparations.
Check out the video above to take a walk with Team Titleist around TPC Sawgrass and see what Adam Scott, Bud Cauley, Rickie Fowler, Steve Stricker, Jimmy Walker, Charley Hoffman, Zach Johnson, Scott Stallings and Ben Crane (among others) were up to this week.