Posted: June 30, 2010
Player testing of the new 910 drivers is in full swing at the AT&T National.
We caught up with Brendan deJonge, who summed up his first impression of the new 910 driver in a few words: “This is good. Really good.”
As Brendan continued to put the driver through its paces he was able to make a few quick tweaks to optimize his ball flight and get everything dialed-in on the range before heading out on the course.
Check out the video below to see more of Brendan’s feedback.
We also spoke with Greg Chalmers, who has found the new 910 "easier to launch." Hear his early review of the new 910 in the video below.
Be sure to check back with us soon as we’ll be releasing more
exclusive content on the new 910 drivers that you can only find here on Team
Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson spoke with Team Titleist
yesterday at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic, not yet 48 hours removed from his breakthrough victory at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship, where he beat Scott Verplank on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Watson said his first Tour victory still hasn't sunk in because of a nonstop schedule that included the CVS tourney and his 5th Annual Bubba Watson Junior Classic Championship, which began Wednesday at the Golf Course of High Point (N.C.) Country Club.
(We also asked him about his laser tag battle with Rickie Fowler and Aaron Baddeley the night before his big victory.)
Check out the video below for the full interview.
Posted: June 29, 2010
Team Titleist was on the ground at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic today at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I., where five Titleist Brand Ambassadors are gaming the new Titleist 910 drivers for the first time: Rickie Fowler, Davis Love III, Brett Quigley, Bill Haas and tournament co-host Brad Faxon.
Like all high performance Titleist-branded golf clubs, the new 910 drivers will not be introduced to the marketplace until they have been thoroughly player tested at Titleist's state-of-the art Oceanside Test Facility. Further, they must be successfully seeded and performance-validated with the world’s most discerning and influential golfers – a process that began this week at the AT&T National on the PGA Tour and here at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic. (After today's final round, Fowler, Love and Quigley were heading to the AT&T.)
Most of the fans hanging out behind the driving range this morning at the CVS gathered behind Fowler as he practiced with his new 910 (see the video below), which yesterday he used to fly the green at the 363-yard downhill par-4 4th hole.
After the round, Fowler told Team Titleist the 910 was "in the bag" for AT&T.
Click the image below to take a closer look at Rickie's new 910.
Video: Fowler practices with his new 910 on the driving range.
It's been awhile since I updated my blog so I finally have the time tonight before I fly to Paris in the morning. I was disappointed to miss the cut at the U.S. Open and it makes it even harder when you miss it by 1. The USGA gave Pebble Beach a facelift and the course was challenging. The weather was dry so the greens and fairways got firmer by the hour. Oh yeah, and the USGA added this high stringy grass up on the edges of the bunkers. That was interesting when your ball landed in the 2 feet rough! Your short game had to be spot on and obviously mine wasn't the best it needed to be. I just couldn't get putts to fall and it cost me the opportunity to play through the weekend. It was a great venue, it really doesn't get any better than Pebble Beach!
I was able to catch some of the final round on Sunday and I'm glad I had the chance to see Tom Watson walk up 18 for probably the last time at Pebble Beach in a major. Tom Watson is truly one of the greats and still is amazing to watch play. It was pretty cool to see him toss his golf ball into the ocean like he did in 1982. I have a feeling he has a lot of golf left and watch out at St. Andrews.
It's unfortunate I missed the cut again last week at the Travelers Championship. It was my first time playing TPC River Highlands and the course was in good shape. The greens were a lot softer than at Pebble so at the start of the week I was looking forward to making some putts and gain some confidence. I usually play well on TPC courses but just couldn't get it going in Cromwell. I'm working on my wedge play and three quarter shots and hopefully can get it going this week in Paris.
I'll write more from Ireland next week. I'm playing in the JP McManus Pro-Am on Monday and Tuesday. It's a very special event and a lot of guys from the TOUR are playing in it this year so should be a good time for a great charity. You can also check out my facebook and twitter pages for more up-to-date information before next week.
Until next time, take care.-Adam
Adam Scott in action at the U.S. Open.
Posted: June 28, 2010
One of the more exciting (and emotional) weeks of the year in golf ended with a number of Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls in winner's circles around the United States and Europe. Here's a little Monday math to kick-start your brain for the week:
12 – Number of shots by which Pro V1 loyalist Cristie Kerr won the LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans, her second major title (2007 U.S. Women's Open).
"I put up a dream performance...," Kerr said. "You can ask
anybody else, they had a real tough time with the course, and I just
had a dream performance."
1 – Kerr's position in the world rankings following her victory.
5 – Distance (in feet) from the cup that Kerr's Pro V1 landed on the 18th hole Sunday at Locust Hill Country Club, setting up a record-breaking victory. Kerr made the birdie putt to finish 12 shots ahead of Song-Hee Kim (Pro V1), edging Betsy King's 11-shot victory at the 1992 LPGA Championship. (Louise Suggs won the 1949 U.S. Women's Open by 14 shots, a major championship record.)
0 – Number of bets Kerr, who closed with a 6-under 66, lost with her caddie Jason Giloyed Sunday: "(If) it was 2- or 3-under, he bought the groceries for the week of the (U.S. Women's) Open," Kerr, 37, said. "If it was 4 (under) or better, he bought the groceries and the (wine). So he's got to do that. He's got to buy the wine and the groceries for the Open now."
502 – Approximate number of personal thank-you Tweets Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson returned to his fans on Twitter after winning the Travelers Championship for his first PGA Tour victory, including this one: "All my Twitter friends- WE DID IT!!! Thanks for all the support, y'all are the best fans!!"
• George Lopez said "Congrats Homeboy!!" and asked him when he was coming on his show.
• Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin: "A HUGE congrats to @bubbawatson!!!!!
• Random fan: "@bubbawatson u just made my mom cry. Awesome win!
Bubba Watson won his first PGA Tour title Sunday with a Pro V1x golf ball.
396 – Distance (in yards) that Watson's Pro V1x traveled from the 18th tee Sunday on the 72nd hole of the Travelers, setting up the birdie that got him into the playoff with Pavin (Pro V1, Titleist Bullseye putter) and Scott Verplank (Pro V1, Vokey Design Spin Milled sand and lob wedges). For the record, he had some help from a cart path.
2 - Distance (in inches) from the cup that Watson left his approach shot on the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). Watson's ball landed a few feet from the hole and shimmied right, burning the edge of the cup. (Verplank made a 6-footer for birdie to extend the playoff.)
3 – Distance (in feet) of Watson's par putt to beat Verplank on the second playoff hole (par-3 16th).
0 – Amount of feeling Watson had in his arms while standing over the final putt. "That's the dead-honest truth," Watson, 31, said. "I couldn't feel my arms, I was so nervous."
30 – Amount of heartfelt words an emotional Watson said immediately following his victory: "I want to thank my dad and mom because without them I would be nothing. My dad is battling cancer now. Dad I am praying for you. I love you."
Said Watson, later in his post-victory press conference: "I'm a very emotional guy. I cry all the time. When I go to church on Sundays, I'm crying at church. I couldn't get the 'yes' or the 'I do' out on my wedding day. And the pastor said, you gotta say it. You can't just nod."
20 – Number of total strokes under par Pro V1x loyalist David Horsey thought it would take to win the European Tour's BMW International Open in Munich, Germany. "I thought... I would have to go really deep," the Englishman said.
David Horsey won his first European Tour title Sunday with a Pro V1x golf ball.
18 – Number of total strokes under par it actually took Horsey to win. Horsey, 25, rolled in his Pro V1x for birdies on two of the final three holes to close with a 5-under 67 and finish one shot better than Titleist Brand Ambassador Ross Fisher (Pro V1x, 909 D3 driver, 909 F2 fairway, 695MB irons, Vokey Spin Milled Wedges, Scotty Cameron putter).
"Yeah, unbelievable," said Horsey, who started Sunday five shots back in a tie for fifth. "Never really in my wildest dreams did I think I would win this tournament."
30 – Number of shots it took Pro V1 loyalist Loren Roberts to play his final nine holes at the Champions Tour's Dick's Sports Goods Open, which he won by a shot over Fred Funk.
5 – Number of shots Roberts trailed Funk with eight holes to play at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y.
Roberts, 54, holed his Pro V1 for eagle on the par-5 12th, then followed with birdies at Nos. 13, 14, 16 and 18, where he hit a pitching wedge to 6 feet and made the putt, erasing his bogey at No. 17.
"It was a thrilling day to say the least," said Roberts, of his 12th Champions Tour victory. "I don't know what to tell you."
131 – The number of players relying upon a Titleist golf ball at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. It was an all-Titleist golf ball championship match, where the winner, an incoming freshman at Arkansas, relied upon the Pro V1x en route to a 3 and 2 victory over her Pro V1-playing opponent.13 – Times more players who trusted Titleist golf balls at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links than the nearest competitor with 10.