A short Par-4 is one of the most exciting holes in golf. And if you're armed with the right strategy, it can provide a great scoring opportunity to keep a low round going.

In the latest episode of our exclusive 18 Shots series we've tapped the expertise of Claude Harmon III, director of instruction at The Floridian, to help us build the right game plan and provide some advice on how to attack a short Par-4.

In this tip, Claude shows us three different options for getting off the tee that don't involve hitting driver and illustrates how hitting a fairway wood, hybrid or long iron can help put you in prime position.

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Ask just about any golfer and they'll most likely agree that downhill chip shots around the green are some of the hardest shots in the game. And your ability to successfully execute these shots is usually the difference between saving par and making bogey.

In this edition of Tips from the Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Chesson Hadley explains how the proper setup and technique can help golfers get up and down from these awkward lies.

Fast Facts: Chesson won his first PGA Tour event at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open. It was the 11th start of his rookie season on tour and he shot all four rounds in the 60's (68-65-67-67).

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As we head into the holiday weekend, we’ve teamed up with our good friends and partners at the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide Team Titleist with another exciting opportunity to win some exclusive gear.

We’ve assembled a very special prize pack featuring limited edition items from this year’s annual Patriot Cup event played over Memorial Day weekend at the Patriot Golf Club in Tulsa, OK.

The prize pack includes:

>> One (1) commemorative collection of Pro V1 golf balls created for Folds of Honor supporters

>> One (1) dozen Team Titleist logoed Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls

>> One (1) autographed Titleist performance fabric hat signed by Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jay Haas and Bill Has along with Pro V1x loyalists Rickie Fowler and Bo Van Pelt, among others

>> One (1) commemorative Patriot Golf Day coin

In the spirit of the Folds of Honor and to make this sweeps a little more fun, we want the lucky winner to be able to share the prize pack with a wingman. That’s right, we’re giving away one prize pack for the winner and one for a friend.

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: To enter the contest, add a comment to this blog post (see below) with your golf ball model of choice (Pro V1 or Pro V1x) and the name of the friend you would like to share the prize with by Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT.

SAMPLE ENTRY: Pro V1 and my wingman is my best friend John Smith.

Yes, it's that easy. And feel free to share a story about why you selected your friend to be your wingman (not required).

MORE IMPORTANT DETAILS: 

>> We’ll randomly select one (1) winner from all approved entries that are submitted by Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT.

>> Only one entry per person. If you send in multiple replies, you'll be disqualified from the contest. Don't forget to include all of the details outlined above or your entry will not be considered eligible.

>> Keep in mind, all comments are moderated and it may take some time for your comment to appear. We'll do our best to approve comments quickly but if you enter more than one reply, we have to disqualify you from the drawing (sorry to repeat this but we want to make sure it's clear).

U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why are Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?

No purchase necessary. View complete rules here:http://www.titleist.com/company/Community-Policy.aspx#sweepstakes

Good luck and happy 4th of July!

About the Folds of Honor Foundation
The Folds of Honor Foundation is rallying a nation to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, Folds of Honor gives back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country.

The foundation provides healing, hope and an opportunity for dreams to be realized with the support of people like you. This is the Folds of Honor mission.

Click here to learn more about the Folds of Honor Foundation and find out how you can become a Wingman.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Danie van Tonder closed with a 2-under 70 en route to a 12-under-par 204 victory total at the Vodacom Origins of Golf on the Sunshine Tour. 

Let's take a closer look at the Titleist equipment Danie trusted en route to his victory this weekend...

What's in Danie's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913 D3 (7.5º) with Project X 8A4 shaft, SureFit Hosel Setting A•1
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 F (13.5º) Graphite Design Tour AD DJ 8 (X),  SureFit Hosel Setting A•1
Fairway Wood: Titleist 913 F (17º) Graphite Design Tour AD BB 8 (X),  SureFit Hosel Setting A•1 
Irons: Titleist 714 CB (3-PW) with Project X 7.0 shafts 
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM5 50.08 F, SM5 58.08 M, SM5 62.08 (bent 2º weak)

Congratulations, Danie!

Titleist Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Fabrizio Zanotti earned his first career European Tour title at the BMW International Open in Germany on Sunday, prevailing on the fifth hole of a four-man, all-Titleist golf ball playoff.  Zanotti fired consecutive 7-under-par 65s on the weekend to post a score of 19-under-par 269, forcing extra holes with Titleist Brand Ambassador Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Pro V1x loyalists Henrik Stenson and Gregory Havret.

On the LPGA Tour, Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Stacy Lewis converted a 7-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to complete a 6-under-par 65 and capture the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Stacy, an alumna of the nearby University of Arkansas, had the hometown crowd cheering her to a 12-under-par 201 total that was one shot clear of Pro V1 golf ball loyalists Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford.

At the Senior Players Championship on the Champions Tour, Pro V1 loyalist Bernhard Langer converted a birdie putt on the second playoff hole to edge fellow Pro V1 loyalist Jeff Sluman. The victory marked Langer’s third win of the year and is his third career Champions Tour major title.

Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Greg Owen posted a final round 5-under-par 67 at the United Leasing Championship to earn his first career Web.com Tour win. Owen’s four-round total of 9-under-par 279 was good enough for a one shot victory over Titleist Brand Ambassador Mark Hubbard.

On the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, Titleist Brand Ambassador Danie van Tonder closed with a 2-under-par 70 en route to a 12-under-par 204 total at the Vodacom Origins of Golf - Euphoria Golf Estate and Hydro. This is the second win of the year for van Tonder on the Sunshine Tour.

And rounding out the weekend of success, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Heung-Chol Joo claimed a two-shot victory at the GunSan CC Open on the Korean Tour. Joo closed with a final round 2-under-par 70 to capture the win and post a 13-under-par 275 total.

With six more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 87. That's more than four times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all competitors combined.

In total, 12,339 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 1,982 and more than all competitors combined.

 THE TITLEIST LEADERBOARD  |  WEEK ENDING June 29, 2014

TourEventTitleist Golf Ball PlayersNearest Competitor
PGA Tour Quicken Loans National 71 17
European Tour BMW International Open 103 23
LPGA Tour Walmart NW Arkansas Championship 104 11
Champions Tour Constellation Senior Players Championship 62 7
Web.com Tour United Leasing Championship 101 22
South Africa Tour Vodacom Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro 50 17
Korean Tour GunSan CC Open 123 16
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