Posted: May 20, 2010
We caught up with Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler after his Tuesday practice round at the HP Byron Nelson Championship to ask him some questions submitted through the Team Titleist Forum. Following are the questions that were picked along with video responses from Rickie. Thanks to Rickie for taking the time to help us out, best wishes for a great week at the Nelson!
From Chris: When you start off and have a great round going (e.g., -3 after 5 holes), what do you do to keep that going and not get ahead of yourself mentally?
From Barry: Hey Rickie, I wanted to know if you are still using the same shaft in your driver that you used at the Walker Cup and what is it?
From Josh: How do you decide which of your Camerons will be in play?
From Bill: What's your most vivid memory on the golf course? Was it a particular shot that you made? Was it a particular golf course that you loved? Was it the foursome that you were with?
#1 BALL, IRON, WEDGE and PUTTER: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the HP Byron Nelson Championship with 108 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also first in IRON SETS with 48; SAND, LOB and APPROACH WEDGES with 130; and PUTTERS with 67.
Posted: May 19, 2010
This week’s LPGA Tour event is the inaugural Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, NJ. This event runs from May 20 through May 23 and will be played at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club. This new event will invite 64 of the top LPGA Tour pros to compete in a bracket-style format. Team Titleist members J. Lyle, B. Abramson, J. Liu, T. Kalan, K. DiGiacobbe, R. Bressler, T. Moreland, G. Stebbins, R. McCormick, and C. Farrell won tickets for this event through TEAM TITLEIST and will be attending this week's event courtesy of the LPGA. TV coverage of the tournament is as follows:May 20 – 1:00-3:00 PM ET - Golf ChannelMay 21 – 1:00-3:00 AM ET - Golf ChannelMay 22 – 2:00-5:00 PM ET - Golf ChannelMay 23 – 2:00-5:00 PM ET - Golf ChannelAccording to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the inaugural, limited-field Sybase Match Play Championship with 47 players, more than nine times the nearest competitor with 5.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit www.sybasematchplaychampionship.com
This week the PGA Tour is at the HP Byron Nelson Championship taking place in Irving, Texas. The event runs from May 17 to May 23 and will be played at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas. Team Titleist members K. Hair, N. Lawrence, M. McCord, A. Sessions, D. Asher, D. Thompson and M. Morgan won tickets to this event through TEAM TITLEIST and will be attending the event courtesy of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. TV Coverage of the tournament is as follows:May 20 - 2:00-5:00 PM CDT - Golf ChannelMay 21 - 2:00-5:00 PM CDT - Golf ChannelMay 22 - 2:00-5:00 PM CDT - CBSMay 23 - 2:00-5:00 PM CDT - CBSFor more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.hpbnc.org/byronnelson/
Posted: May 13, 2010
Team Titleist partnered with the LPGA Tour this week, conducting a sweepstakes in which Team Titleist members could win sets of tickets to this week's Bell Micro LPGA Classic. Titleist's Tour representative on the LPGA Tour, Ann Cain, is in Mobile, Alabama for the event. Ann has some fond memories of the event, including Pro V1 loyalist Angela Stanford's victory last year. Ann sent us the following photographs of some players who will be trusting a Titleist golf ball this week. Click below to view the image gallery:
This week the Titleist Tour Van is on site at the Valero Texas open in San Antonio, which afforded us an opportunity to invite two avid Titleist Players Staff members on-board for an up-close look at the latest equipment offerings and fitting techniques employed by the magicians on the Titleist Tour Van staff. Ryan Crysler and Spencer Reynolds are both certified club fitters at Austin Golf Club and are each passionate teachers of the game. They have co-created MyGolfPerformance.com, a network of websites through which serious players can work with Ryan and Spencer to refine their games from "tee to green, driver to putter and fitness in between". They are also the co-hosts of "Inside the Studio", a show in which Ryan and Spencer preview the latest in golf equipment, interview industry leaders and explore the latest trends in golf technology, fitting and instruction. For these two golf equipment "gear-heads", a trip to the Titleist Tour Van was like a visit for two kids to Santa's workshop. Check out some photos from Ryan and Spencer's visit below.
Ryan is a Titleist Performance Institute-Certified Level III Golf Instructor and a Titleist Top 100 Club Fitter. He has been personally influenced by several great teachers including Claude Harmon III, Butch Harmon, Dave Phillips, Greg Rose, Jim Hardy, Hank Haney, and Buck Mayers. Ryan is inspired by the work of several TPI Advisory Staff members including Gray Cook, Ramsay McMaster, and Tom House and noted authors Tim Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk. Ryan's philosophy is that golf is a sport and players should practice, train, and play in an athletic mindset.
Spencer is a dedicated Scotty Cameron enthusiast. Through this hobby Spencer has gotten to know a tight-knit group of collectors that share in his passion and are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the Scotty Cameron world. Spencer’s primary goal is to outfit players with the best equipment to fit their game, especially in the area of putting. Spencer believes that the short game area is where a player truly shows his or her individuality and is one of the main areas of the game in which fundamentals are highly accompanied by feel.
Both Ryan and Spencer offer on-line instruction. For more information, please visit http://www.playerstaff.com/
Posted: May 12, 2010
This week's LPGA Tour is at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic in Mobile, Alabama. This event runs from May 13 through May 16 and will be played at the RTJ Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings. Team Titleist members M. Wyatt, F. Hall and M. Hodgens won tickets for this event through TEAM TITLEIST and will be attending this week's event courtesy of the LPGA. TV coverage of the tournament is as follows:
May 13 - 6:30-8:30 PM ET - Golf Channel
May 14 - 12:00-2:00 AM ET - Golf Channel
May 15 - 4:00-6:00 PM ET - Golf Channel
May 16 - 4:00-6:00 PM ET - Golf Channel
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.bellmicrolpgaclassic.com.
#1 BALL: According to the Darrell Survey, Titleist was the overwhelming GOLF BALL of choice at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic with 107 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18.