U.S. Amateur Trophy
The U.S. Amateur Championship Trophy (photo courtesy of USGA)
As the country's top amateurs gather at Southern Hills in Tulsa, OK, and compete for the coveted national championship, 264 players, or 85 percent of the field of 312, made Titleist their overwhelming #1 golf ball choice. That is compared to just 23 players, or more than 11 times, the nearest competitor. The U.S. Amateur continued the golf ball momentum Titleist has enjoyed on the 2009 PGA Tour and across all of the worldwide professional tours, to the the PGA Professional National Championship, and at every level of competitive amateur golf. In addition to being the top choice in golf balls at the U.S. Amateur, Titleist was the tee-to-green favorite across every major golf club category. From drivers, fairway metals and hybrids, to iron sets, wedges and putters, no less than 40 percent of the field in any major equipment category placed their trust in the superior performance and consistency of Titleist equipment at one of the most prestigious individual events in amateur golf. Below are the Titleist equipment counts and percentage of players versus the nearest competitor at the 2009 U.S. Amateur:
EQUIPMENT CATEGORY
TITLEIST
NEAREST COMPETITOR
GOLF BALLS:
264 (85%)
23
DRIVERS:
147 (47%)
61
FAIRWAY METALS:
152 (45%)
67
HYBRIDS:
105 (40%)
44
IRON SETS:
155 (50%)
44
WEDGES:
419 (58%)
78
PUTTERS:
144 (46%)
55
  The U.S. Amateur marks the latest in several high profile amateur championships this year where the trust and confidence in Titleist golf equipment has never been stronger.  Below are the Titleist golf ball counts versus the nearest competitor at several of the major national amateur events this year:
EVENT
TITLEIST
NEAREST COMPETITOR
U.S. AMATEUR :
264 (85%)
23
U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR :
130 (83%)
10
U.S. AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS:
126 (81%)
13
U.S. WOMEN’S AM PUBLIC LINKS:
129 (83%)
7
U.S. JUNIOR:
126 (81%)
17
U.S. GIRLS’ JUNIOR:
126 (81%)
10
NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S:
124 (80%)
16
NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S:
118 (94%)
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