When it comes to driving, the best players in the world know that distance is only half of the equation. The other half - accuracy.

This is why the PGA Tour’s “Overall Driving” statistic combines both of these elements when factoring the rankings. And outside of making that perfect swing, having the right strategy off the tee and selecting the right club for the shot that lies ahead can make all of the difference when it comes to finding the fairway.

Enter Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy with a little advice on how you can get more comfortable and gain some confidence with your 3-wood.

“You’ll get a lot better with your 3-wood if maybe you can take a few weeks off with your driver, or even just a few rounds,” Geoff advises in the video above.

As Geoff explained to us, the shorter shaft and added loft of a fairway metal creates a tighter pattern of dispersion than a driver.  So the misses are better.  Another added benefit of this little break… you’ll be on your way to dialing-in another go-to shot from the tee.

Give this a try and here's to finding more fairways!

#TeamTitleist

Winning for the first time on Tour requires confidence, patience and a lot of hard work. It also takes unwavering trust in your golf ball, something that Rashid Khan and Dimi Papadatos both exhibited on Sunday as they each won for the first time on their respective tours.

Relying on his Pro V1x golf ball, Khan captured his first career Asian Tour title, winning the season-opening Sail SBI Open in New Delhi, India, with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Papadatos also relied on a Pro V1x as he earned his first-career win as a professional with a four-shot victory at the Australasian Tour’s New Zealand Open.

With two more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 26 – more than four times the nearest competitor with 6 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 3,381 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 509 and more than all competitors combined.

Check out the Team Titleist Tour Recap below for some quick highlights from this past weekend’s action.

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PGA TOUR: Honda Classic

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice at the Honda Classic, with 84 players in the 144-player field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitors with 20 and more than all competitors combined.

Pro V1x loyalist Ryan Palmer shot four rounds in the 60s at PGA National, posting an 8-under 272 total that earned him a place in a four-player playoff and an eventual T-2 finish. Palmer also finished runner-up at this year’s Humana Challenge in January.

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EUROPEAN TOUR: Tshwane Open

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice at the event, with 109 players in the 156-player field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Michael Hoey and Danie van Tonder each trusted a Pro V1x golf ball and full bags of Titleist golf clubs as they posted final scores of 17-under 271, good for a share of second place.

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ASIAN TOUR/Sail SBI Open:

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice at the event, with 124 players in the 150-player field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.

The 23-year old Rashid Khan, a native of India, opened with a first round 11-under par 61 en route to an 18-under 270 total at his home course.

Khan won on the first playoff hole after hitting what he described as one of the best shots of his life. Lying in the middle of the fairway on the par-5 18th hole at Delhi Golf Club, Khan hit a 269-yard 3-metal that landed pin high and settled on the fringe. His bold play was rewarded when he converted the two-putt for birdie.

"I had to be aggressive. I had to go for it,” Khan explained after the victory. "Awesome. Winning here on my home course is always special and it was really important to get this. It means a lot."

Khan topped a leaderboard that included eight Titleist golf ball loyalists among the 11 players who finished in the Top 10 and ties.

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AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: New Zealand Open:

Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice at the New Zealand Open, with 108 players in the 136-player field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Dimi Papadatos (Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913F.d fairway metal, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter), who held the overnight lead by one shot at 12-under-par, made the turn in 1-under before making five birdies on the back nine to post a final round of 6-under 66.

He finished at 18-under-par 270, four strokes clear of his closest pursuer.

“I didn’t really think at the start of the week I would have had my name on the trophy,” Papadatos said after the victory, “but as the week started to progress, I thought there was a good chance so I’m pretty happy. I kept believing in myself and telling myself I could do it, the whole way round.”

With the win, Papadatos earned 16 World Rankings points, status on the PGA Tour of Australasia until 2016 and three starts on the Japan Tour.


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The PGA Tour begins its Florida swing this week and Team Titleist was on site as players prepared for the 2014 Honda Classic at PGA National.

And as was the case throughout the Tour’s west coast swing, here in Palm Beach Gardens Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls with 84 players in the field of 144 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20.

Titleist was also the favorite in the sand, lob and approach wedge (123) category.

Check out the slideshow above and see what #TeamTitleist was up to this week.

FAST FACT:  Titleist Golf Ball loyalist Michael Thompson captured his first career PGA Tour victory at last year’s Honda Classic, trusting his Pro V1x golf ball to a two-stroke victory.  Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy was runner-up.


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The PGA Tour heads back east this week for the first leg of the Florida swing. Team Cameron has been hard at work at the Honda Classic as players prepare for the Bermuda greens they’ll be putting on for the next several weeks.

Take a tour with us as we visit the practice green at PGA National and check out some of the Scotty Cameron Circle T beauties (slideshow courtesy of the Scotty Cameron Tour Reps) that players will be relying on this week.

And make sure to check out ScottyCameron.com for more information on the new Select, GoLo and Futura X models that appear in this week's gallery.

Here’s to true rolls for all the players this week!

#TeamTitleist

The winning performance of Titleist golf balls and golf clubs continued this week across the worldwide professional tours, as three Titleist Brand Ambassadors stepped into the winners' circle.

On the Australasian Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matt Griffin trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist clubs to win in his home state, capturing the Oates Victorian Open with a birdie on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.

In South Africa, it was all Titleist atop of the Dimension Data Pro-Am leaderboard as Titleist Brand Ambassador Estanislao Goya fired a final round 4-under par 68 to rally for a one-shot win and his first South African Tour title.

And at the LatinoAmerica Tour's season opener, Titleist Brand Ambassador David Vanegas captured his maiden victory in his native Colombia, winning the 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open by three shots after closing with a 2-under-par 68.

With three more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 24 - four times the nearest competitor with 6 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 3,003 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 477 and more than all competitors combined.

Check out the Team Titleist Tour Recap below for some quick highlights from this past weekend’s action.

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WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls at the WGC-Accenture Match Play with 33 players in the limited-field event, three times more than the nearest competitor with 11.

Among the 33 Titleist golf ball loyalists, nearly half were full product line brand ambassadors as Titleist also led the field in iron sets (17) and wedges (53).

Titleist Brand Ambassador Victor Dubuisson advanced to the WGC-Accenture Match Play final before dropping a dramatic decision to a birdie on the 23rd hole.

Dubuisson was down by as many as three holes through 12 before rallying to tie in what will go down as one of the most memorable matches in World Golf Championships history. The 23-year old, who finished 6th in last year’s Race to Dubai and recorded a victory at the Turkish Airlines Open, made two consecutive highlight reel up-and-downs on the 19th and 20th holes to extend the match.

Dubisson, who relies upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and all 14 Titleist golf clubs, put a new 913H (21°) in his bag this week to complement his 913D2 (9.5°) driver and 913Fd (15°) fairway metal. He won five matches en route to the final, winning his last three leading to the championship by the score of 1-up.

What's in Victor Dubuisson's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 913D2 (9.5º) driver
Fairway: 913F.d (15º) fairway metal
Hybrid: 913H (21°) hybrid
Irons: AP2 (714) irons (3-9)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48º), SM4 TVD gap (54º) and TVD K-grind lob (60º) wedges
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Notchback putter

Titleist Brand Ambassador George Coetzee, who eliminated fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker in the first round and won another match before losing to the eventual champion, put three new Vokey Design SM5 (52°, 56°, 60°) wedges in the bag this week.

Titleist golf ball loyalist Rickie Fowler relied upon the Pro V1x golf ball to win the third place match on the 19th hole

Titleist Brand Ambassador Jordan Spieth (Pro V1x, 910D2 driver, 913Hd hybrid, AP2 714 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron 009 putter) and golf ball loyalist Louis Oosthuizen (Pro V1x) also reached the quarterfinals, as half the players in the final eight relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

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AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: Oates Victorian Open

Titleist was the top choice in golf balls with 113 players in the field of 132, compared to 13 for the nearest competitor. In addition, 11 of the 14 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at the event trusted a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.

Griffin's win at the Oates Victorian Open marks his second on the Australasian Tour, but his first on Australian soil. He also won the 2012 Charity High 1 Open and 2013 SK Telecom Open, both ONEAsia Tour events.

Griffin (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 712U utility iron, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) fired back-to-back 4-under-par 68s on the weekend, posting a 7-under 281 total that forced extra holes. He secured the win with a six-foot birdie putt on the third hole of sudden death.

“It’s just great to win at home," Griffin said after the win, "and I’ve been close before and it’s nice to get over the line. To win your state open is huge, aside from that the Australian Open is next."

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SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR: Dimension Data Pro-Am

Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the event with 125 players in the field of 168, more than four times the nearest competitor with 24.

Estanislao Goya (Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron GoLo putter) fired a final round 4-under par 68 to rally for a one-shot win over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassadors Lucas Bjerregaard (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype Concept 1 putter) and Jean Hugo (Pro V1x, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 wedges), as well as Titleist golf ball loyalist Keith Horne (Pro V1x).

The final round for the 25-year-old Goya was highlighted by a 31 on the back nine that led to his winning total of 14-under 275.

Goya, who won the European Tour's 2009 Madeira Islands Open, earned an exemption into next week’s Tshwane Open. He also earned an invitation to the World Golf Championships Invitational at Firestone in July.

“It’s my goal to one day play Word Golf Championship events and the majors," the Argentinian said after his victory. "I am very happy to about the opportunity. I’ve never played at Firestone Country Club and now I can’t wait to get there.”

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LATINOAMERICA TOUR: 67th Arturo Calle Colombian Open

Titleist was the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at the event with 114 players in the field of 144, more than six times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.

David Vanegas (Pro V1 golf ball, 913D3 driver, 712U utility 3-iron, MB irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) posted a 17-under-par 263 victory total. His performance included a 9-under 61 on Saturday.

Pro V1x loyalist Andres Echavarria fired a 7-under 63 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 2nd at 14-under 266.

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