With the U.S. Open having been contested at Torrey Pines Golf Course in nearby San Diego, many of our Titleist ambassadors utilized our test facility in Oceanside to get ready for the championship. Practicing at the test facility allowed the players to work with both our Tour reps and the club fitters at Oceanside to ensure that all of their clubs were dialed in. Besides that, it was also a nice place to get away from all of the activity that takes place on the range at a major championship. We also had some of the players test prototype drivers that we have in development. No word yet on when these clubs will be available in golf shops. Be sure to check out the photo gallery featuring players at the test facility.

Titleist ambassador Zach Johnson discusses Titleist drivers with Larry Bobka from the Titleist Tour Promotions team.

There's an interesting story floating around the wire about U.S Open first round co-leader Justin Hicks. It seems he isn't the only Justin Hicks to tee it up at a professional event at Torrey Pines this year. Justin Hicks, the Nationwide Tour player from Royal Palm Beach, Florida, is currently leading the U.S. Open after an opening round 3-under 68. And then there's Justin Hicks, the teaching professional from Stadium Golf Center in San Diego who received an exemption to play in the Buick Invitational this past January. Both players are Titleist staff professionals. Read more about both Justins on the dailypress.com.

U.S. Open first round co-leader Justin Hicks, who's playing this week with the Pro V1x golf ball, 695CB irons (4-P), Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges (54° & 60°), and Scotty Cameron putter.

U.S. Open Practice Days

With Titleist Golf Clubs operations headquartered in nearby Carlsbad, we have plenty of people both on site at Torrey Pines and at the Titleist Test Facility in Oceanside to help the players get ready for the U.S. Open. Check out this photo gallery highlighting some of the action early this week at Torrey Pines. We'll have another post soon with a behind-the-scenes look at the activity taking place at the Test Facility.

Welcome to the 108th United States Open Championship.

Titleist at the 2008 U.S. Open

Titleist is well represented at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines with 20 full-line ambassadors in the field. In addition, three Titleist Staff Members from the PGA Club Professional ranks (Jeffrey Bors, Robert Gaus, Mike Gilmore) gained entry through the grueling qualifying process. Click on each full-line player’s photo below to see what Titleist equipment they’re carrying in their bags as they compete in the year’s second major.