Hello Everybody,

I just realized I haven't posted anything since Doral.  I've spent the last couple of days working hard with my trainer, David.  We've gone through a lot of work in the past several months getting ready for this part of the season and I'm feeling strong.  It's an interesting part of the year and it seems like no matter how much you plan it arrives before you know it.  I haven't had the best start for 2010 but I'm hitting the ball well and feeling confident with my swing so I think I'm only a round away from putting it all together.  I'm spending the rest of this week practicing and training in the West Palm Beach area and then will fly over to Houston early next week to get ready for the Shell Houston Open.

I wanted to remind everyone that our newly redesigned newsletter will be released on April 1st.  Be sure and sign up in the clubhouse section on my website if you haven't already to receive the bimonthly issues.

I couldn't end this blog without saying Congratulations to Ernie for his big win at Doral!  The following day I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Els for Autism Foundation Day and it was a remarkable day.  I know events like that aren't possible without all the volunteers and people that support the cause so just wanted to say thanks to everyone that was a part of the day.

I'll write more from Houston next week.
Until then, take care.


LPGA Tour Heads to Carlsbad

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!

Geoff Ogilvy Visits Augusta National

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.


Greg Chalmers - What's in the Bag

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.


Titleist Equipment in Greg Chalmers' Bag:
Golf Balls
: Pro V1x
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 Gold
Wedge: Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C 60-07 - True Temper Dynamic Gold
Grips: Golf Pride V-55 - .580" round, 1 extra wrap

World Golf Championships - WGC-CA Championship
According 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 Open
According 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 Open
Pro 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.