Blogging from Barrington

We're at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic today in Barrington, Rhode Island, hosted by Titleist ambassador Brad Faxon and Titleist golf ball loyalist Billy Andrade. This marks the ninth year of the event which has raised more than $8.6 million in charitable grants to organizations in and around New England. The field consists of 20 PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour players paired into 10 two-player teams in a two-day, 36-hole best-ball event. In addition to Brad and Billy, other participants in the world-class field include Masters champion Zach Johnson, David Toms, Chris DiMarco, Camilo Villegas, Jesper Parnevik, as well as Peter Jacobsen and Rhode Island natives Brett and Dana Quigley, who have participated in the previous eight tournaments.

We caught up with Titleist ambassadors Brad Faxon and Zach Johnson as they headed off to the first tee.

The overnight co-leaders fired a first round 11-under par 60.

Fax tees off on the first hole Tuesday morning.

Camilo Villegas hits some putts on the practice green. He and fellow Florida Gator Chris DiMarco were one shot back heading into the final round.

Titleist ambassador Brett Quigley and his Uncle Dana, the ironman of the Champions Tour, have been fixtures at this event since the beginning. Check out the matching outfits.

On the next all-new episode of Golf Fitness Academy, co-hosts Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips are joined by PGA Tour professional Jonathan Byrd and Randy Myers, Director of Fitness at the Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, Georgia. Randy guides Jonathan through one of his normal workout routines, focusing on power and weight training, to show viewers how they can properly workout in the gym before a round without harming their golf game. Jonathan began working out in high school but didn’t focus on golf-specific exercises until encountering problems when he was at Clemson. His muscles were tight and didn’t have the flexibility necessary for playing a lot of golf which resulted in injuries which still occur today. This workout routine from Randy Myers demonstrates the importance of working together with fitness instructors and swing coaches to develop a program that builds muscle strength, endurance and flexibility but focuses on getting the body ready to play golf. The episode begins with a segment on Power, followed by Weight Training and, finally, a demonstration of the Power Plate machine. Jonathan ByrdEpisode 9: Jonathan Byrd
Wednesday, June 20*
10:30 p.m. EDT
The Golf Channel

*This episode will re-air June 21 at 2 a.m., June 23 at 6:00 a.m., June 25 at 6:30 p.m., and June 26 at 5:30 a.m. (All times EDT)

Prototype Staff Bag

Scotty Cameron was at Oakmont Country Club early this week in preparation for the U.S. Open. Be sure to check out the slideshow at for some great pictures.

Titleist at the U.S. Open

Titleist will be well represented at this year's U.S. Open by 14 full-line ambassadors. Check out what Titleist equipment they'll be carrying in their bags at Oakmont Country Club as they compete in the year's second major.

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