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.
What a Legend Aussie...good luck at Augusta GO
wrote on March 23, 2010
Curious that Geoff mentioned possibly adding bounce to his wedges at Augusta for the tight, thin lies. I thought players generally went with less bounce so they don't skip the leading edge into the belly of the ball. Does he use a different technique that might explain this? Thanks!
wrote on March 24, 2010
Rick V - when i talked to Bob Vokey at PGA Merch Show 2010, we discussed bounce and the new grooves. Adding bounce is a 2010 trend with the rule changes to the club face grooves. Using the bounce more is just one of the techniques to navigate the less groovy faces.
wrote on March 25, 2010
Rick V - joe n is correct. The changes in grooves have resulted in better players seeing the golf ball climb the grooves of the club rather than being grabbed by the lower scoring lines. By adding bounce you can combat the ball rolling up the face.
wrote on April 4, 2010