Recently, we had the good fortune to spend some time with a highly regarded member of the Titleist family. Jim Gormley is the Head Golf Professional at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, CA. Jim is also a member of the Titleist Advisory Staff, a group of leading PGA golf professionals that provides us with insight into the golf industry as well as invaluable strategic guidance and product development feedback. We met with Jim at Palos Verdes GC, a beautiful eucalyptis-lined course situated in the dramatic coastal hills of the Palos Verdes peninsula (about 25 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles). To play on the steep terrain of Palos Verdes you need to know how to hit shots from all kinds of different lies. Jim was kind enough to share his expertise in this area, filming two golf tips for titleist.com, which you can view by clicking on the video players below.

Jim Gormley Sand Shots 0427.flv

Jim's Tip on Different Lies in the Bunker

Jim Gormley Uphill Lie 0427.flv

Jim's Tip on Hitting from an Uphill Lie

To view other videos on titleist.com, please click here.

Some new features have been added to Vokey.com in the past few days. The first is a guide to the grinds that Voke has developed through his work over the past decade on the PGA Tour and that have shaped the sole profiles in the new line of Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges as well as the Vokey Wedge Works limited release wedges. The Vokey Grind Guide can be found at:

Vokey Grind Guide at Vokey.com

Also, we currently have a very limited number (200 each) of 60° wedges with the E and L Grinds available in Vokey Wedge Works. These wedges feature a special black QPQ finish, and are available for delivery to U.S. addresses only.

Last but not least, we have added a video that provides background on the new line of Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, including insights from Voke on the specific grinds that influenced this line as well as his thoughts on the Spin Milled process. The video can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

We hope you enjoy, be sure to check out Vokey.com for more.

09 spinmilled v7.flv

Sometimes it's helpful to remember that golf is just a game, even if you're a three-time Major winner. Recently, reigning PGA and British Open champion Padraig Harrington revealed his lighter side when he visited the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, CA to film a segment for the Fox Sports Net show Sport Science. Padraig was asked to put a bit of golf pop culture to the test. You see, Padraig has developed a unique talent for driving the golf ball using a momentum-building, running approach made famous by Adam Sandler in the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore. As reported by Michael Walker, Jr. in the Press Tent blog section of Golf.com, Sport Science producers were curious to find out if the technique could produce more powerful drives. To find out for yourself, click on the video player below.

Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Padraig Harrington mid-Gilmore

To access a high-definition version of the segment on YouTube.com, click here. You can also check out Michael Walker, Jr.'s article on Golf.com by clicking here.

The Scotty Cameron Studio Select Kombi putters have generated a significant amount of buzz across the worldwide professional tours since being introduced earlier this year. At the recent Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour, eight Kombi putters were put into play leading to three top 25 finishes. At the Nationwide Tour South Georgia Classic, four Kombi putters were put into play, again yielding three top 25 finishes. Titleist Brand Ambassador Jon Mills has recorded two top 25 finishes in his two events since switching to the Studio Select Kombi putter, including a season-best T-6 at the South Georgia Classic.

Overall, Scotty Cameron putters are again the most played putter brand on the 2009 PGA Tour, averaging 38% of the putter count per event according to Darrell Survey.

The Scotty Cameron Studio Select Kombi putters will be available in golf shops beginning in May. For more information, please visit Titleist.com or ScottyCameron.com.


Titleist Brand Ambassador Brett Quigley works with his Studio Select Kombi putters
on the practice green at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Adam Scott has agreed to an expanded multi-year equipment deal with Acushnet Company. Adam has represented Acushnet as an ambassador for the Titleist and FootJoy brands since turning professional in June 2000. The agreement provides for Scott to continue playing Titleist golf balls and golf clubs, carry a Titleist bag, and wear Titleist headwear and golf glove, and FootJoy shoes.

“I am extremely proud of my association with the Acushnet Company, both professionally and personally,” said Scott. “We have developed a close personal relationship through the years of mutual respect and friendship. From R&D and manufacturing, to tour leadership and the Titleist Performance Institute, no other golf company can match the service and staff of Titleist and FootJoy.”

“Adam Scott is a proven performer and one of the most talented players in the game,” said Wally Uihlein, Chairman and CEO, Acushnet Company. “He is a world class ambassador for the sport, and we are proud to have him represent our brands for many years to come. We look forward to playing a part in helping him reach his future goals.”

Adam currently plays the New 2009 Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, 909D2 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, 909H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand and lob wedges and a Scotty Cameron by Titleist putter.

For more information on Adam Scott, visit his website at www.adamscott.com.au.

To learn a little more about six-time winner Adam Scott, click on the video below, where we ask Adam about his partnership with Titleist, his favorite TOUR stops, his goals for 2009 and more.

GTKAdamScott.flv

1
2