Posted: September 16, 2010
Ten loyal Team Titleist members stood in the lobby of Titleist Ball Plant 3 earlier this month wearing Titleist hats and eager grins, unsure of their schedule for the day, but certain it was going to be a great one.A couple weeks earlier, e-mails notifying them of their invitation to an "Exclusive Team Titleist Member Event" hit their in-boxes. A few of the members said "it sounded too good to be true."
It turned out to be "unbelievable," according to Team Titleist Member Kevin Yalmokas.
"It was superb. Unbelievable," he said. "It was an unbelievable day."
The experience started with a behind-the-scenes tour of Titleist Golf Ball Plant 3 in New Bedford, Mass., where the Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x and NXT Tour golf balls are produced. The tour of of the facility, which is not offered to the general public, featured a step-by-step view into the making of the #1 ball in golf and showcased the technological advances that Titleist has made in golf ball design and development."It's incredible how they put all that technology into it and then you see the finished the product," said Team Titleist member Don Daniels. "It's just, wow."
From there, the Team Titleist members hopped on a shuttle to Titleist's Manchester Lane Test Facility, where Titleist conducts golf ball research, development and testing. After touring the facility (which included a look at the robotic golf ball hitting machine in action), the members went through a Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting at Manchester Lane's short game area and participated in a closest-to-the-pin competition for some unique Titleist prizes including a custom "Team Titleist" stamped WedgeWorks Exclusives wedge.
The final couple of hours were spent on Manchester Lane's driving range, where each member was able to test the new Titleist 910 prototype drivers, which are currently only available to professional golfers on the worldwide tours as part of Titleist's performance-validation process.Check out the video and slideshow below for an inside look at the entire day.
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So we know you're probably asking, "How do I get invited to an event like this?"
Well, the more you participate and the more engaged you are with Team
Titleist, from posting in the forums and adding blog comments to
completing your profile, the better your chances are at potentially opening the doors to Team Titleist rewards, including the opportunity to
participate in product testing panels, take part in exclusive
sweepstakes and attend one-of-a-kind events.We're excited to
offer more of these Team Titleist perks in the future to our most
dedicated members and want to know what other opportunities you would
like to see.
Posted: September 15, 2010
Titleist Brand Ambassador Brad Faxon stopped by the Titleist Tour Van recently to put in an order for some new Vokey wedges. Team Titleist was on hand to watch Vokey Tour Representative Aaron Dill work his magic, including stamping "BF" on the back of the wedges.
Check out the video below to watch Dill in action.
You can create your own personalized Vokey wedges at WedgeWorks on Vokey.com. Check out all of the customization options by clicking here.
Posted: September 14, 2010
Ladies and gentleman, it's snowing in Bob Vokey's workshop!
Snow Effect Stamping on your personalized, one-of-a-kind Tour Vokey Design wedge is now available through WedgeWorks.
What is snow stamping? As you can see in these pictures, it's a flurry of initials, letters or numbers (or even dots) stamped around the back of your wedge, already popular choice among tour players including Titleist Brand Ambassadors Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner and Kevin Na.
Straight Stamping and Freestyle Stamping are also available, as well as your choice of paintfill color, toe engraving, shaft, shaft band and grip, all on a TVD wedge built to your specifications.
Click here to design your one-of-a-kind Vokey wedge.
Posted: September 13, 2010
Last Wednesday at the BMW Championship, Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott, Brendon de Jonge and Jason Dufner took their clubs across the street from Cog Hill to play the Three-Hole Sunshine Course.
Scott, de Jonge and Dufner teed it up with several golfers from Chicagoland special recreation associations as part of the Sunshine Golf Foundation's "Play with a Pro" day.
The Sunshine Through Golf Foundation is the charitable arm of the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA), which brings the benefits and resources of the game of golf into the lives of beginners, juniors, individuals with disabilities, minorities and the economically disadvantaged throughout the Chicago area.The Sunshine Course, which features three par-3 holes, a chipping and putting green and the handicap-accessible I*Mag*Jen Charities Clubhouse, was built in May of 2002 on eight acres of land donated by the Jemsek family, the owners of Cog Hill.Over 1,000 individuals with special needs in the Chicago area are benefited by the Foundation, its camps and the Sunshine Course.For more information on the Sunshine Through Golf Foundation, visit their Web site at www.sunshinethroughgolf.org.
Pro V1 loyalist Yani Tseng's comeback victory at the LPGA's P&G NW Arkansas Championship highlighted a four-win weekend for Titleist golf ball players.
In 2010, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 99 total victories, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 20.Tseng made five birdies on the back nine Sunday at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., to close in 6-under 65 for a one-shot victory. Tseng, who two-putted for birdie from the fringe on 18, started the day three shots back of the leader.
She has come from behind to earn four of her five LPGA victories, including two of her three major championships."I really enjoy it out there and I always think what I'm doing right now, like really play one shot at a time," said Tseng. "I don't think behind, I don't think ahead."Tseng was one of 102 players in the P&G NW Arkansas Championship field that trusted Titleist golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13. • Pro V1 loyalist Russ Cochran earned his first Champions Tour title Sunday at the inaugural New Songdo City Championship in South Korea with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.Cochran was one of 41 players in the field that trusted a Titleist golf ball, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with four. Titleist was also first Iron Sets (20); and Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (37).• Pro V1 loyalist Peter Karmis opened with consecutive 63s and went wire-to-wire in winning his first Asian Tour event at the inaugural 2010 Handa Singapore Classic at Orchid Country Club.Karmis was one of 102 players in the field in Singapore that trusted Titleist golf balls, six times the nearest competitor with 17.• On the South African Sunshine Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyrone Ferreira (Pro V1x, 909D3 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges) carded a final round 5-under 67 at Randpark Golf Club to capture the SAA Pro-Am Invitational tournament by one shot. It was Ferreira's second Sunshine Tour title.Ferreira was one of 95 players in the SAA Pro-Am field that trusted Titleist golf balls, more than two times the nearest competitor with 41.• Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship with 41 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 8. Titleist was also first in Drivers (23), including 15 new 910 prototype drivers; Hybrids (19), including 3 new 910 prototype hybrids; Iron Sets (23); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (65); and Putters (26).• And at the European Tour's KLM Open, 93 players trusted Titleist golf balls, three times the nearest competitor with 31.
Posted: September 11, 2010
At this point in the PGA Tour season, most players are locked and loaded, ready with their trusty gamers. But that doesn't mean we're closed for business.
Our Scotty Cameron reps are on the scene, tuning and tweaking, adjusting loft and lie, gripping and listening, taking new putter orders and servicing the best players in the world with the finest milled putters on the planet. Check out the action from this week's BMW Championship.