Posted: March 22, 2010
The LPGA Tour will be in the back yard of Titleist's West Coast operations this week as the players compete in the Kia Classic presented by J Golf at the famed La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad. This inaugural event boasts a stellar field that includes seventeen of the top twenty players in the Rolex Rankings as well as the winner of the first two events of the season on tour. In all, 144 players will be competing for $1.7 million in prize money over 72 holes on the 6,646 yard par-72 layout.
Team Titleist will be on hand this week at La Costa to provide updates and notes on the event and the Titleist loyalists in the field. Tickets are still available for the event, so be sure to pick some up and let us know if you're heading out to La Costa. Hope to see you there!
Posted: March 19, 2010
Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy recently visited Augusta National for a quick practice round in preparation for this year's Masters Tournament. Accompanying Ogilvy on the trip were fellow Aussies and Titleist Brand Ambassadors Michael Sim and Marc Leishman, who will both be competing in their first Masters. This will be Ogilvy's fifth start in the Masters, with his best finish (T-15) coming last year. Be sure to check out the video below to hear what Ogilvy had to say about his visit and the opportunity to take two Masters rookies around Augusta National for the first time.
Team Titleist caught up with Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers
earlier this week at the Transitions Championship to find out what
Titleist equipment he has in his bag. Check out the video below to see
what the left-hander from Australia had to say about his gear.
Equipment in Greg Chalmers' Bag:Golf Balls: Pro V1xDriver: 909D3 - 9.5, Aldila RIP 80X,
45"Fairway: 909F2 - 13.5, Aldila VS
Proto 80X, 43"Hybrid: 909H - 17, Fujikura Speeder
904HBX, 41"Irons: CB - 3-P, True Temper Dynamic
Gold SL X100, +1"Wedge: Vokey Design Spin
Milled C-C 54-11 - True Temper Dynamic GoldWedge: Vokey Design Spin
Milled C-C 60-07 - True Temper Dynamic
GoldGrips: Golf Pride V-55 - .580" round, 1 extra wrap
Posted: March 15, 2010
World Golf Championships - WGC-CA ChampionshipAccording to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the GOLF BALL of choice at the WGC-CA Championship with 36 players, four times the nearest competitor with 9. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 18 players; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 47; and PUTTERS with 20 in play. Titleist was also second in the DRIVER (17), FAIRWAY METALS (21) and HYBRIDS (12) categories.
PGA Tour - Puerto Rico OpenAccording to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the Puerto Rico Open with 83 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 20. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 35 players; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 99; and PUTTERS with 54 in play. Titleist was also second in the DRIVER (25) category.
Ladies European Tour - Handa Australian OpenPro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng won the Ladies Australian Open, birdieing seven of the last 12 holes for a bogey-free 7-under 66 and a three-stroke victory. Two-thirds of the field (101 players at the event) relied upon Titleist as their ball of choice, including 7 of the top 10 finishers.
Posted: March 12, 2010
Titleist Brand Ambassador Alistair Presnell is making his PGA Tour debut this week on an unlikely stage - the WGC-CA Championship being contested at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral. Presnell qualified for the event by finishing second to fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Sim on the 2009 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit. Presnell has been playing most of his golf on the Nationwide Tour courtesy of his victory at the 2009 Moonah Classic, an event co-sanctioned by the Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia. He'll be looking to improve on his 28th place finish on the 2009 Nationwide Tour money list to secure a full-time spot on the PGA Tour in 2011. For more on Alistair and his debut this week at Doral, be sure to read Jim McCabe's blog post on Golfweek.com.
Alistair Presnell has his sights on reaching the PGA Tour full-time.
Posted: March 8, 2010
PGA Tour - The Honda ClassicAccording to the Darrell
Survey, Titleist was the GOLF BALL of choice at the Honda Classic
with 89 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 17.
Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 37 players; SAND,
LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 102; and PUTTERS with 54 in
play. Titleist was also second in the DRIVER (30) and FAIRWAY
METALS (33) categories.The victory by Titleist Pro V1
loyalist Camilo Villegas is the 8th for Titleist golf ball players
through the first 10 events on the 2010 PGA TOUR. Villegas also
finished among the Top 12 in three key statistical categories, including
Putts Per Green in Regulation (1.660) with his Scotty Cameron putter,
as well as Greens in Regulation (73.6). He also finished T12 in Putts
Per Round (28.3).
PGA European Tour - Maybank Malaysian OpenAccording to
Sports Marketing Surveys, Titleist was the GOLF BALL of choice at
the Maybank Malaysian Open with 102 players, more than four times the
nearest competitor with 23. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS
with 39 players; and SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 120.