Posted: February 15, 2008
We had a chance to head up to Los Angeles this week to work with some of our players during the practice rounds for the Northern Trust Open at historic Riviera Country Club. Titleist ambassador and world number five Adam Scott is making his 2008 PGA Tour debut at Riviera. He'll be looking to build on the momentum he generated with his win a few weeks ago at the European Tour Commercialbank Qatar Masters using the new Titleist AP2 irons. Titleist ambassadors Davis Love III, Nick Watney, and Troy Matteson also put the new AP2 irons in play for the first time this week. Click here to view photos from Tuesday and Wednesday practice rounds at Riviera.
Titleist ambassador Adam Scott hits an approach shot on thepar-5 11th hole during Tuesday's practice round.
<a href="www.titleist.com/.../playersequipment.asp rel="nofollow">Strick</a> had his old putter re-gripped in LA.
wrote on February 25, 2008
What is Adam's wedge combination? Did I see a 50° in the bag?
wrote on February 26, 2008
Adam has a 50° that is bent to 49°, a 56° that is bent to 55°, and a 60°.
For the AP2, is a 3-PW set available for purchase or is there only the 4-GW?
wrote on February 29, 2008
I saw on a few pictures on the Titleist Tour Blog some orange-white striped plastic sticks in the bags. I further saw them used as swing helpers. My question: Any idea which company sells these? Are they available for amateurs?
wrote on March 3, 2008
What is the swingweight of the 905R driver with the UST Proforce V2 75 shaft?
wrote on March 3, 2008
The swingweight on a standard length (45") <a href="www.titleist.com/.../905R.asp" rel="nofollow">905R</a> driver with the UST Proforce V2 75 shaft is approximately D2.
wrote on March 4, 2008
The new <a href="www.titleist.com/.../" rel="nofollow">Titleist irons</a> can be custom-ordered in a variety of set compositions. Be sure to visit your <a href="www.fittingworks.com/FindaFitter.aspx" rel="nofollow">Authorized Titleist FittingWorks Partner</a> to get fit for your ideal set of new Titleist irons.
These are actually fiberglass driveway reflector poles that have been re-purposed as training aids. You can likely find them at your local hardware or automotive store.
I went to a demo day event last weekend and tried the new Titleist AP2 and Z Blend irons. I'm a 9 handicap (but it would be lower if my short game were as good as my long game) who has been playing another company's blended iron set. I found the Z Blends to be very, very pure - with much better feel, sound, and flight than my current irons. I ordered the Z Blends and by the end of this month they should be in my bag. They were the purest feeling iron I've ever hit.
wrote on March 4, 2008
Thanks Rob...enjoy your new <a href="www.titleist.com/.../zb.asp" rel="nofollow">Titleist Z Blend Forged</a> irons.
wrote on March 6, 2008
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 current product information.
wrote on March 18, 2008
I have been hearing about a new prototype driver coming around, do you guys have any comment on the driver people are calling the 909 series?
Is there some reason I could not get Carolina blue grips on my Z Blends? The rep said I could only get red. I score much lower with light blue grips! (ok... so I made that up) I'm also surprised more of the blade Tour players are not going to the Z Blends rather than the AP2s. Are any of them using Z Blends? I'm beginning to wonder if I didn't detect something during my tryout of both the AP2 and Z Blends. But judging from the way I hit them, I'm sticking with my decision. Better yet, they should be in and ready for me to pick up this week! Unfortunately, we are still in the 30s here in Michigan, but thank goodness for Carl's Golfland heated tees!
wrote on March 25, 2008
In order to minimize the amount of inventory we keep on hand, we try to limit our stock of components to the most popular choices. We will, however, gladly ship most club orders without grips installed if you desire a grip model that we do not offer.<br /><br />On Tour, <a href="www.titleist.com/.../playersequipment.asp rel="nofollow">Greg Kraft</a> won the Puerto Rico Open last weekend with the new <a href="www.titleist.com/.../zb.asp" rel="nofollow">Titleist Z Blend Forged</a> irons. Other players using the Z•Bs include <a href="www.titleist.com/.../playersequipment.asp rel="nofollow">Jason Bohn</a> and <a href="www.titleist.com/.../playersequipment.asp rel="nofollow">Johnson Wagner</a>.
wrote on March 26, 2008
Just want to ask, what are the bounces on Adam's wedges?
wrote on April 5, 2008
I finally got my new Z Blend irons with Project X Flighted shafts. It was quite windy here today, but I hit a big bucket anyway. I'm a fairly accomplished iron player, and I must say these are the most marvelous feeling irons I have ever hit. I was easily able to hit fades to hold it against the wind, as well as draws and knock-downs. These clubs behaved like a well-trained dog, but it's the feel that really set these apart. The ball just rockets off the club face. I played another manufacturer's similar forged blended set, but they never behaved like the Z•Bs do (fades were always difficult with the other clubs). Anyway, hats off to your designers, I can tell I'm going to have some super rounds with these irons. One other note, I found that with these shafts, the ball flight was higher than I expected, so I may have them de-lofted a bit after I get a few rounds in with them. Thanks again for a marvelous set of clubs, or should I say more appropriately, well-behaved instruments.
wrote on April 8, 2008
I have been a club golf professional for 15 years, and have the opportunity to hit everything under the sun. For the last 4 years I have been a staff player with another manufacturer. Then I saw the Z-Blends. I am confident in saying these are the greatest iron I've ever hit. Kudos Titleist! Now I use Titleist everything, and am waiting for the 909 to come out!
wrote on September 11, 2008