Not all chip shots are created equal and whether you need to escape some deep rough or navigate a tricky lie, it’s important to always give yourself some options on how to play the shot at hand and what club to use.

And as Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Bohn explains… reaching for your wedge isn’t always the play, especially when you’re just off the green and your ball is resting on a tightly-mown strip of fairway.

“I see a lot of amateurs and even a lot of tour pros choose a wedge,” Jason told us. “And a lot of the times when they’re hitting this shot they kind of hit it a little chunky and a little bit behind the ball.”

Plan B… give your hybrid a try.

“The hybrid is a great shot for this because it’s really simple… it’s a very simple motion, very similar to your putting,” added Jason.

Watch the video above and see how having this extra shot in the bag can help shave some strokes off your score.

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This past weekend marked the Champions Tour debut of Jeff Maggert, and the three-time PGA Tour winner joined the senior circuit in style, trusting his Pro V1x golf ball to fire three consecutive rounds in the 60s en route to winning the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. 

Maggert was joined in this week's winners’ circle by fellow Pro V1x players Carlos Ortiz and Marcelo Rozo. Ortiz fired a final round 64 to charge to his first career Web.com victory at the Panama Claro Championship, while Rozo holed a dramatic 13-footer for eagle on the second hole of a playoff to claim his second LatinoAmerica Tour title at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open.


TITLEIST LEADERBOARD...

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 32 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2014, more than five times the nearest competitor with 6 and more than all other competitors combined.

To date, 4,444 players have trusted a Titleist golf ball across the worldwide professional tours in 2014, more than six times the nearest competitor with 694 and more than all other competitors combined.


TEAM TITLEIST WEEKEND RECAP...

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic with 54 players in the field of 81 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, six times more than the nearest competitor with 9.

Maggert, who turned 50 years old in February, became the 17th player in Champions Tour history to win in his debut in capturing the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic title. He was the only player to fire three consecutive rounds in the 60’s (68-69-68) en route to an 11-under par, 205 victory total.

Maggert rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole of the final round that vaulted him into the lead and led to his first victory since the 2006 St. Jude Classic on the PGA TOUR.

“Everything just kind of came together," Maggert said after the win. "It was one of the best tournaments, as far as ball striking, that I've had in a few years in any event. That really carried me through."

Titleist Brand Ambassador Jay Haas (Pro V1, 913D2 driver, 913F fairway metal, 910H hybrid, 909H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter) and early season Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer (Pro V1) tied for third place, three shots behind Maggert.

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WEB.COM TOUR: Panama Claro Championship

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Panama Claro Championship with 95 players in the field of 144 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18.

Ortiz, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Texas, teed off on Sunday one shot behind the leader. With his final round 6-under par 64, the 22-year-old rookie finished with a 12-under 268, good for a four-shot margin of victory.

Coupled with his third-place finish at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship to begin the season, Ortiz now moves to No. 2 on the Web.com Tour money list and is sitting in prime position to earn a spot among the top-25 on the money list. The top-25 finishers at the end of the 21-event regular season will earn their cards for the 2015 PGA TOUR season.

“That’s always been a lifetime dream for me,” he said, regarding graduation to the PGA TOUR. “It’s what we all work so hard for.”

Ortiz topped a leaderboard that featured eight Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top 10 finishers, including runner-up Jason Gore, as well as Titleist Brand Ambassador Aron Price, who tied for third with fellow Pro V1x loyalists Daniel Berger and Derek Fathauer.

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LATINOAMERICA TOUR: TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open with 115 players in the field of 144 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 13.

After a final round 2-under 69 at Las Lomas Club de Golf in Guadalajara, Mexico, Rozo found himself tied with seven other players at 17-under 267.

On the second playoff hole, the Colombian holed a 13-footer for eagle to capture his second LatinoAmerica Tour title.

Rozo’s first victory came at last year’s Argentine Open.

 


The PGA Tour makes its way to central Florida this week, stopping in Orlando for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

 And as players sharpen their games with one eye towards the first major tournament of the season, Titleist is the overwhelming top choice in golf balls at Bay Hill with 67 players in the field of 120 relying upon a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 15.

Titleist was also the favorite in the sand, lob and approach wedge (104) category.

Check out the video above as we bring you inside the ropes to see some action from earlier this week.

Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist!


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The journey across the Sunshine State rolls on as the PGA Tour pulls into Orlando this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. And with the season's first major only a few week's away, players are working hard to get their putting stroke grooved and their putters dialed-in.

The Scotty Cameron team was buzzing around the practice green to lend a helping hand, provide some guidance and share their expertise. They also took a few minutes to snap some shots to bring us all closer to the action.

So check out the slideshow above and enjoy an inside-the-ropes tour of the practice green.

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It's been an exciting journey for the new Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 (SM5) wedges and the buzz continues to build as they landed in golf shops last week. Master Craftsman Bob Vokey and his team have been hard at work and the new line-up is impressive.

Precisely designed and manufactured using proprietary Spin Milled technology coupled with new, deeper TX3 grooves, tour-driven shapes and the industry’s most extensive range of bounce and grind options - the SM5 wedges are bringing short game performance to the next level.

 Check out the video above to learn more about the new SM5 wedges and see how they'll help deliver more spin and more types of shots, providing golfers with more ways to hit it close and shoot lower scores.

And don't forget to visit the all new Vokey.com for even more details and the exclusive Wedge Selection Guide.

Fast Fact: Since 2004, Vokey Design wedges have been the #1 wedge on the PGA Tour and the most played wedge at every level of competitive golf.

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