Ben Crane visits TPI

Posted: August 13, 2007

Titleist ambassador Ben Crane made a visit to our test facility in Oceanside, California last week to work with Voke as well as Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips from the Titleist Performance Institute. Ben has been sidelined with a back injury for most of the season, and was scheduled to be back in action this week at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. He stopped by TPI for a final tune-up and to make sure his equipment was dialed-in before heading back out on Tour. After further consultation with Greg and Dave while at TPI, Ben decided not to compete at the Wyndham Championship this week since he's not yet 100%. No return date has been specified. Be sure to view the photos from Ben's visit...


Voke and Titleist ambassador Ben Crane (with some of his Vokey wedges).

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Odle


Is this kind of fitting available to the public?

Odle


TPI does have programs available to the public. You can learn more about the <a href="www.mytpi.com/tpiexperience.asp" rel="nofollow">TPI Experience at MyTPI.com</a>.

Odle


Great stuff guys!   We are all pulling for Ben to do well!  Does his medical exemption extend to the 2008 season?  I'd love to see him play his way into the top 144 though and continue to make it all the way through the playoffs.

Odle


Are weighted clubs part of the TPI recommendations for an improved golf swing?

Odle


Several exercises recommended by the staff of the Titleist Performance Institute include the use of weighted clubs.  For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.mytpi.com/" rel="nofollow">MyTPI.com</a>.

Odle


The first time I picked up a Titleist, I was 10 years old. I'm now 20, and haven't touched any other club. Vokey wedges are the best wedges in the game, your drivers give me more confidence than Tiger and your irons have superior feel and looks. Titleist clubs have turned me into a scratch golfer and I wouldn't play anything else, even if you paid me. Keep up the great work.

p.s. I have a 115mph swing speed, and I hit the ball ridiculously high. I've been hitting your 905S driver with an X-stiff shaft, and it's great, but you guys would make the hard hitters out there extremely happy if you developed a driver that was 460cc and that had 60-70% of the weight on top of the club, like the 905S. Please come up with a maximum-sized driver that keeps it low! Thank you.

Odle


I fully agree. I switched completely to Titleist starting with wedges (Vokey 48° bent to 47° and 52° bent to 53° as well as Vokey SM 56° with 14° bounce), then fariway metals (906F2 13° and 18°), then driver (905R 8.5° with Mitsubishi Diamana stiff), then irons (695CB), and finally the putter (Newport 2.5). All awesome Titleist stuff, I probably will never change and will stick with Titleist. I agree with your comment as I have a tendency for higher trajectory as well with 120mph to 125mph swing speed.

Best regards,

Stefan from Frankfurt / Germany

Odle


I hear Ben Crane has a 60° with hardly any bounce and it's milled to get maximum spin. Where can I get one of those? I don't care how much it costs.

Odle


Ben's 60° wedge, as shown in the photo gallery, incorporates one of Voke's Tour prototype grinds that is not currently available in golf shops.