Shell Houston Open update

Posted: March 28, 2007

It has been a pretty busy week here at the Shell Houston Open where we have 31 full-line staff players in the field. These are guys we call "Titleist ambassadors" and carry anywhere from 10-14 Titleist clubs in their bags, including the driver, wear Titleist on their cap, carry the Titleist bag, wear either a Titleist or FootJoy glove and FootJoy shoes. World No. 5 Adam Scott is the highest-ranked player in the field this week and has been a Titleist ambassador since he turned professional in 2000. Charley Hoffman is another Titleist ambassador who won his first PGA Tour victory earlier this year in a playoff at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Check out the photo below where Charley was fooling around on the range today hitting left-handed drivers. After today its home for a couple of days and then off to Augusta where we'll be reporting each day from the Masters. Keep the questions and comments coming. -- Steven Felix Mata


Charley Hoffman having some fun on the range with a lefty 907D2.


Charley and his caddie Miguel.


A closer look at what's in Charley's bag.


Charley practicing a little more conventionally last week at the WGC-CA Championship.

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Odle


I saw some new prototype irons on a web page the other day. The picture was taken at Redstone. They looked like the 755 without the insert. Can you comment? Love the site.

Thanks, Nate

Odle


Titleist develops many prototype products for performance-validation testing on Tour. Some of these products are never released to the consumer market. Please check <a href="http://www.titleist.com/" rel="nofollow">Titleist.com</a> often for the most up-to-date product information.

Odle


Why won't Titleist release the black badge 755s with the chrome finish? Many of us prefer the look of the chrome vs. satin.

Odle


Adam Scott was using a Red X putter in the practice rounds, was this a permanent move or just messing round? What were the specs of the Red X? Great blog, much appreciated.

Odle


Rick Nelson and I made him a Black X to practice with because of his friend Charley Hoffman! By Tuesday afternoon, his Newport Mid-Slant looked great again!!

-- Jim Curran

Odle


The <a href="www.titleist.com/.../755.asp" rel="nofollow">755</a> Chrome irons with the black vibration chip were tested on Tour along with the satin finish version with the red chip.  The latter was preferred so that is what we launched to market.

Odle


Will the chrome 755s ever go to market?

Odle


Titleist develops many prototype products, like the chrome <a href="www.titleist.com/.../755.asp" rel="nofollow">755</a> irons, for performance-validation testing on Tour. Some of these products are never released to the consumer market. Please check <a href="http://www.titleist.com/" rel="nofollow">Titleist.com</a> often for the most up-to-date product information.

Odle


Please <a href="www.titleist.com/.../pros_play.asp" rel="nofollow">click here</a> to be re-directed to Titleist.com for more information on which drivers our Titleist Ambassadors are playing. Thanks.

Odle


Who all still plays the 905R?