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Posted: October 28, 2009
Posted: October 23, 2009
Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler capitalized on his sponsor's exemption into last week's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by finishing tied for seventh after shooting four rounds in the 60s at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. That top ten finish earned him a spot into this week's Frys.com Open at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he is again in the hunt after rounds of 5-under 65 and 6-under 64 have given him a share of the 36-hole lead. Another top ten finish this week will allow him to continue competing on the PGA Tour at next week's Viking Classic, and the high finishes and subsequent prize money have Rickie on a potential path straight to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament finals.
With PGA Tour special temporary member status, if Rickie's official earnings for the season are equal to or greater than the 150th place finisher on the Official PGA Tour Money List, he will be exempt into the final stage of qualifying from December 2-7 at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Otherwise, he'll be competing in first stage qualifying starting next week at Lantana Golf Club in Texas.
We caught up with Rickie this week as he prepared to compete in the Frys.com Open and got a close-up look at what's in his bag. As you can see from the images in the photo gallery, Rickie's bleeds OSU orange in tribute to his former college golf team. That's what we call custom paint!
Here are the specifics on Rickie's Titleist equipment:
909D2 (7.5°) - Mitsubishi Diamana White 73X
585.H (17°) - UST Mamiya Proforce V2 Hybrid 104X
MB (4-9) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright, 4-iron loft 2° strong, 5-iron loft 1° strong, other lofts standard)
Vokey Design 248-06 (bent to 47°) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright)
Vokey Design 254-10 (bent to 53°) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright)
Vokey Design Spin Milled 60-L (bent to 59°) - True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (standard length, lie angle 1° upright)
Scotty Cameron Circle-T Prototype
Golf Pride Tour Velvet cord - 1+1, logo underneath
Rickie Fowler lines up his tee shot on the ninth hole during round one of the Frys.com Open.
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Titleist Brand Ambassador Paul Waring spent time with Titleist Tour Representative Phil Dimmock working with his 909F3 fairway metals using the Trackman fitting system. Click here to read about the results.
I hope this blog entry finds everyone well.
I have had a really good week at home. It's nice to sleep in your own bed for a change! I've been practicing a lot and getting ready for Singapore next week. The weather has been great on the Gold Coast.
I wanted to remind everyone that applications for the Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship will close on November 27th so anyone interested be sure to download the application on my website. We offer the scholarship once a year. The scholarship provides an opportunity for a young underprivileged person to attend Griffith University and earn a Bachelors degree in Business Sports Management with the option to join the PGA International Golf Institute. For more information please visit the Foundation section of my website.
I have a couple of media commitments today for Sunday Magazine and a local journalist and then the weekend is here! Looking forward to spending some time with friends this weekend and getting ready to head over to Singapore early next week. I'll write more from Singapore.
Until next time, take care.
Adam Scott is a former Barclays Singapore Open champion, having won in both 2005 and 2006.
Posted: October 20, 2009
Jack Barber in the Golf Shop at Meridian Hills Country Club.
Titleist would like to congratulate three members of its PGA Professional Staff who have earned national honors from the PGA of America. Jack Barber, PGA head professional at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind., whose leadership efforts for more than three decades have been a study in inspiring youth and aspiring PGA Professionals, has been named the 56th recipient of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award. In addition, Dennis Satyshur, the PGA director of golf at Caves Valley Golf Club in Ownings Mills, Md., has been named recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award for distinguished efforts in mentoring other PGA professionals and supporting them in both employment and through community service, while Andy Weissinger, PGA head professional at The Pines Golf Course at Fort Eustis, Va., has been named the recipient of the Patriot Award.
Barber and Satyshur will be recognized at The PGA of America Awards, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, during the 57th PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Weissinger will be honored in November at the 93rd PGA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Barber is a 33-year member of The PGA of America and a longtime Titleist Staff Member, including the past 24 years at Meridian Hills. The PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award was established in 1955 to honor the working PGA Professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. It is the highest annual honor bestowed by The PGA of America on a PGA Professional.
“Jack Barber has earned his reputation as a leader among his peers and his membership,” said Wally Uihlein, Chairman and CEO, Acushnet Company. “Whether performing his duties as president of the Indiana PGA Section, servicing the members at Meridian Hills, or assisting other PGA Members and Apprentices, Jack leads by example through his work ethic, integrity, people skills, and honesty. The enthusiasm he has for his position is contagious, and the influence on others that have worked for him, and on those with whom he has worked, is unmatched. He epitomizes the type of golf professional that we at Titleist and the Acushnet Company seek as an ambassador for our brands, and we congratulate him on this well deserved honor.”
Dennis Satyshur is a 30-year member of The PGA of America and another longtime Titleist Staff Member. The award is especially meaningful to Satyshur who worked for Strausbaugh at Columbia (Md.) Country Club as an assistant.
“It is fitting that Dennis receive this award given his relationship with and respect for the late Bill Strausbaugh,” said Uihlein. “Bill set a high standard for other Middle Atlantic PGA Professionals, and Dennis has established his own benchmarks over the past three decades. His reputation as one of the premier mentors of future golf professionals is well deserved and evident by the 29 former assistants under his direction who have gone on to work as either PGA head professionals or PGA directors of instruction.”
The Patriot Award originated in 2008 following the inspiration of Patriot Golf Day founder Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional from Broken Arrow, Okla. It is presented by The PGA of America to the PGA Professional who personifies and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.
Weissinger was elected to PGA membership in 2001 was cited by the Middle Atlantic PGA for his contributions in player development at The Pines. In 2007, his success was recognized by the U.S. Army, which selected him to coach its men’s and women’s golf teams.
He has implemented several innovative programs at Fort Eustis incorporating enlisted soldiers and their families.
“Andy is in a unique situation at The Pines and Fort Eustis, and is the ideal PGA Professional to succeed at his position,” said Uihlein. “He has the ability to help everybody find a way to enjoy the game, whether they are young or old, newcomers or low handicappers. The wide-ranging programs that he has implemented at The Pines allows our military and their families to spend more quality and enjoyable time together.”
For view the Titleist Press Release in it entirety, please visit: http://www.titleist.com/news/newsdetail.asp?id=743&category=media_center