Publinks Trophy
The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship Trophy (photo courtesy of USGA)
Titleist was well represented in the 36-hole championship match of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at the 7,289-yard, par-71 Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, OK.  The 22-year-old winner relied upon the Pro V1x golf ball, 909D3 (9.5-degree) driver, 909F (15.0-degree) 3-wood, 909H (19.0-degree) hybrid, 695CB (4-P) irons, Vokey Design approach (52-degree) wedge, Spin Milled sand (56-degree) and lob (60-degree) wedges and a Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Select putter, while the runner-up also trusted the Pro V1x golf ball, as well as a Titleist 907D2 driver, 906F2 3-wood and a Scotty Cameron Newport Studio Select putter.   The winner, who hails from Rockford, Illinois, led 4-up after 18 holes in the scheduled 36-hole final. He closed out the match 7 and 6 by hitting his tee shot at the 164-yard par-3 12th hole to within 8 inches of the hole. The story was very similar for Titliest at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, which was contested in Devens, MA at the 6,267-yard, par-72 Red Tail Golf Club. Both the winner and the runner-up relied on the Pro V1 golf ball for their success. The winner also trusted a Titliest 906F4 fairway metal and a Scotty Cameron Newport Slant Neck Teryllium-10 putter in her 7 and 6 victory. As the country's top public-course amateur men competed for the national championship, 126 players, or 81 percent of the field of 156, made Titleist their overwhelming #1 golf ball choice, compared to just 13 players for the nearest competitor.  On the women's side, 130 players, or 83 percent of the field of 156, made Titleist their #1 golf ball choice, compared to just 10 players for the nearest competitor. The U.S. Amateur Pulic Links Championship and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship continue the golf ball momentum Titleist has enjoyed on the 2009 PGA Tour and across all of the worldwide professional tours, the PGA Professional National Championship, and at every level of competitive amateur golf. At the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, Titleist was the tee-to-green favorite among more players across every major golf club category, including drivers, fairway metals, utility metals, iron sets, wedges and putters. Below are the Titleist equipment counts and percentage of players versus the nearest competitor at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Publinks:
EQUIPMENT CATEGORY
TITLEIST
NEAREST COMPETITOR
GOLF BALLS:
126 (81%)
13
DRIVERS:
60 (39%)
30
FAIRWAY METALS:
62(37%)
25
HYBRIDS:
49 (39%)
20
IRON SETS:
60 (39%)
25
WEDGES:
219 (54%)
54
PUTTERS:
67 (43%)
27


In addition to being the top choice in golf balls at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge (125) and putter (56) categories.