Queensland, Australia native and Titleist Brand Ambassador Andrew Dodt relied on his Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment to capture the Queensland Open. The win was very special for the man who grew up dreaming of winning his State Open.

"It's one of the proudest days of my career...To win your state open is pretty cool. I saw all the famous names on the trophy and thought how great it would be to have mine on it alongside them."

Congratulations on your great play, Andrew!

What's in Andrew's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D3 (9.5º) with Graphite Design DI 6 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting B•2
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 F (13.5º) with PX graphite Tour Issue shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting B•2
Irons: 714 CB (2-9) with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM5 46, 54.11 and 60.07 with Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype


It was a memorable Sunday for Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley as he captured his first career professional victory and secured his PGA Tour card for the 2014-2015 season.  

Bud discussed just how much the victory meant to him in his post-round interview, "I’ve dreamt of winning golf tournaments on Tour... It was a lot of fun today. Winning is what we aspire to do."

Let's take a look inside the bag at the Titleist equipment Bud trusted en route to his victory this weekend...

What's in Bud's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D2 (7.5) with Graphite Design DI 6 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting B•1 
Fairway Wood: Titleist 910 Fd (13.5º) with UST V2 86 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting A•4
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 Fd (18º) with Fujikura Motore TS 8.2 (X) shaft, and SureFit Tour Hosel Setting D•4
Irons: AP2 714 (3 iron) 714 MB (4-9) with Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM5 48.08, 56.14 and 60.11
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Prototype

Congratulations, Bud!


The second event of the FedEx Playoffs is underway and the top 100 players in the race will be looking to go low in order to capture the Deutsche Bank Championship. The 7,241, par-72 TPC Boston layout in Norton, Massachusetts is designed with wide fairways and many risk-reward holes, forcing the players to stay aggressive in hopes of keeping pace with the leaders. 

"If you're in position out here, you can be aggressive...everybody knows you're going to have to go out and make birdies" said former champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman, who ranks 33rd on the FedEx Cup points list.

"You've got to get to 20-something under. There are guys shooting 60, 61, 62, every year out here"

Points leader and Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan realizes that while there are many opportunities to be make birdies, players still need to properly plan and execute.

"The wind blowing right now should dry out the course quite a bit and dry out the greens. We'll really have to think about our approach shots and how we want to come into the greens, and angles become very important"

In order to shoot low scores, golfers need complete control and confidence in their equipment, especially their golf ball.


 This week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball choice with 54 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That’s more than four times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (25) and approach, sand and lob wedge (84) categories.


 The #1 Ball on the TPC Boston practice green.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman gets in some early work on the TPC Boston practice range.

 The Titleist Tour Van arrived early on Monday ready to address any and all player equipment needs.

 Vokey Tour Representative Aaron Dill (left) and Titleist Tour Technical Representative Dave Southworth share a laugh on board the van.

 Bob Vokey was on site earlier this week to help players get their wedges playoff ready.

Join the Folds of Honor mission this Labor Day weekend, August 29th - September 1st, by playing a round of golf to support Patriot Golf Day and honor our military heroes.

You can make your round this weekend matter by adding an extra $1 to your green fees at participating golf courses and your donation will help fund Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships. In the last seven years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in over 7,500 scholarships in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

We’re proud to support this great cause and we hope you’ll join the mission this weekend. Find a course near you.

About Patriot Golf Day
Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.

A long par-3 always presents a challenge for every golfer, but if you're armed with the right game plan and technique, it can become a scoring opportunity. 

And to help us improve our approach, Titleist Staff Professional Mark Blackburn is back to discuss the importance of choosing a conservative target and making an aggressive swing.

Mark's advice is to focus on hitting a high, soft shot in order to maximize control. To do this, he explains how a long, shallow swing will help launch the ball higher and create a steeper angle of decent.

Watch the video above to learn how to add this shot to your game and click on the image below to check out the entire 18 Shots series of tips.



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