Team Titleist awoke bright and early last Tuesday, ready to spend the day with many of the LPGA's biggest stars at our Titleist TV shoot at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., also the site of last week's LPGA Tour Championship.
Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng brought that three-time major championship smile of hers when she arrived to the set just after 7 o'clock, setting the tone for what turned out to be a fantastic day. She met with wardrobe, took a seat in the makeup chair, then headed out to the course (and the set).
After filming her action sequences, Yani returned to production headquarters to shoot a couple interviews. She signed a couple Titleist hats for Team Titleist contests, then headed to the range to put in some work for the big weekend ahead. (On Sunday, Yani clinched the LPGA's 2010 Player of the Year award.)
Several more of the top-ranked players in the world followed a similar schedule throughout the day, including: Pro V1 loyalists Cristie Kerr, Jiyai Shin and Angela Stanford; and Pro V1x loyalists Katherine Hull, Brittany Lincicome and Na Yeon Choi (pictured, above), who finished tied for third last week to secure the LPGA money title ($1,871,166) and Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average (69.87).
During one of her takes, Shin, who finished the year at No. 1 in the Rolex World Rankings, hit a pitch shot that checked up slightly, and fell into the cup. (Such shots actually don't often make it to the big screen, because viewers tend to assume they were staged.)
Said one player while sitting in front of the camera – and under the big, bright lights: "I'm more nervous now than when I'm standing over a 4-foot putt."
For more behind-the-scenes photos from the day, check out the slideshow below.