Several LPGA players made good use of their proximity to Titleist's West
Coast operations this week with visits to the Scotty Cameron Putter
Studio and Titleist Test Facility in Oceanside. Pro V1 loyalist Meaghan Francella made stops at both locations, working with master wedge craftsman Bob Vokey at the Test Facility on some new wedges and with Scotty and crew at the Putter Studio to customize her putter. Here's what she had to say about her visits:
I had a 52, 56, and 60 degree wedge set to start. Now I have a 50, 54, and 60. I was struggling with control. I could land the ball where I wanted to, but it just didn't grab and I wasn't as close to the hole as I expected to be. I play graphite shafts in my irons, but Voke's not a big fan of graphite shafts in the wedges. With the steel shafts, he adjusted the overall weight by taking some off the trailing edge as well as a little off the leading edge. They're still a little heavier than my old wedges, but they are really good. We chose the TVD grind, and once we established what I needed, he took my wedges, and he did the grinding himself. I was like, "I have to play these, they are just going to be so good now." I was nervous to put new wedges in the bag the week of a tournament, but they are great. I practiced a little late Monday, and played with them Tuesday and I am really happy.
I also went to the Putter Studio and worked with Paul on Monday morning. I like the Del Mar putter from the California series, and they hooked me up with this custom one. It was an amazing experience that few people get to have, I am incredibly fortunate.
Pro V1x loyalists Heather Bowie-Young and Christina Kim also made trips to the Putter Studio early in the week. Heather games a Tour Del Mar 3.5 that is shorter than standard, so the Studio crew added some very custom tungsten weights during her visit. Christina's visit was a follow-up to one she made in February, and she and Scotty had some fun with the collectibles Scotty displays around the Studio. Click on the image below to get an inside look at some of the gear.
Titleist Pro V1 loyalist Meaghan Francella also plays AP2 irons and Vokey Design wedges. Click here to view the slideshow.