Posted: January 27, 2011
Team Titleist is headed to Orlando, Fla., this week for the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show, and we are especially excited about the opportunity to spend some time with Titleist Advisory Staff Member Michael Breed – the Head PGA Professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., host of Golf Channel's popular golf instructional show, "The Golf Fix," and one of golf's leading instructors.Michael, a longtime Titleist Advisory Staff member who has been instrumental in Titleist's Golf Ball Education, Selection and Fitting initiative, traveled to China recently to share his ideas and teaching philosophy with 60 of the country's top golf instructors and coaches at the first-ever Titleist Golf Coaches Forum in China.On Friday, he will take some time out from his busy schedule at the PGA Merchandise Show to answer questions submitted exclusively from members of Team Titleist.Michael will be selecting his favorite questions to answer, so reply to this post with your best question and check back later this weekend to see if yours was picked. Thanks!
Posted: January 26, 2011
Team Titleist caught up with Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan Monday afternoon at the Oceanside (Calif.) Test Facility, where Hunter put in some work prior to this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
Hunter also took some time to answer a few questions submitted from Team Titleist members on the discussion boards and offer his thoughts on the New Pro V1x golf ball, which he has put into play.
Check out Hunter's answers in the videos below:
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asks: My question is about ball selection.
A lot of the discussion on this Web site is about amateurs choosing the right golf ball for their games. Maybe some advice from a pro such as yourself will better help us with this understanding.
Deno asks: What is the significance of the marking on your ball. Is it an inverted V or a lucky symbol?
Ben M. asks: How did playing at such an elite college, Oklahoma State, help your
game grow and become really strong? Also, how would you go about
getting yourself noticed by colleges for golf?
Todd L. asks: Can you tell us how the New Pro V1x plays for you compared to the last
Pro V1x version?
Posted: January 24, 2011
As the PGA Tour rolls into town, Team Titleist is heading to the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) today to catch up with several players to see what they've been working on during the offseason.We'll also be sitting down with Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane and Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan later today to ask them questions submitted from Team Titleist members.
• Click here to send in your question to Ben Crane;
• Click here if you have a question for Hunter Mahan.And make them good, as they'll be selecting a few of their favorites to answer.
Posted: January 21, 2011
Now that we're two weeks into 2011, isn't it time to start planning this year's golf vacation?
Listen up, Team Titleist: Here's your chance to go on an exclusive golf getaway to PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., during the PGA Tour's 2011 Honda Classic this March.
We've teamed up with PGA National on an exclusive Honda Classic Package Promotion that includes luxury accommodations, golf, upgraded tournament tickets and some surprises from Team Titleist. (All of the package details can be found below.)To celebrate this special promotion, Team Titleist members will also have the chance at winning a similar vacation package (plus airfare) in a Team Titleist-only sweepstakes. (Runner-up winners will receive a Team Titleist prize pack.)
To book your Honda Classic Package Promotion, please call PGA National at 1-877-553-4672. For a closer look at PGA National Resort & Spa, please visit their Web site at www.pgaresort.com.Special Team Titleist rates includes:• 3 nights luxury accommodations at PGA National Resort & Spa (Friday, Saturday and Sunday of tournament week - March 4th, 5th and 6th)• Tickets Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 4 - 6) to The Honda Classic• Upgraded Tickets one day to The Bear Trap hospitality area with cash bar and food options• 1 round of golf per person per day of stay on The Palmer, Haig, Squire or Estates courses • Team Titleist Gift Bag• Team Titleist private reception Friday evening, March 4 (Venue TBD)* Rate does not include tax, resort fees, or gratuity.
Team Titleist & PGA National Sweepstakes Grand Prize (One winner)*:• Airfare for winner and 1 guest• 3 nights luxury accommodations at PGA National Resort & Spa (One room with double occupancy, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of tournament week - March 4th, 5th and 6th)• Tickets Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 4-6) to The Honda Classic• Two rounds of golf (one round per person) Saturday or Sunday on The Palmer, Haig, Squire or Estates courses • Team Titleist Gift Bags (for winner and one guest)• Team Titleist private reception Friday evening, March 4* Out of pocket expenses are responsibility of winner and guest.
Two (2) Runner-up winners will receive a Team Titleist prize pack, including a limited edition Team Titleist T-shirt, hat and golf balls.
Posted: January 20, 2011
The third event of the PGA Tour season is underway at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., where birdies are always expected in bunches. And we're sending three lucky Team Titleist members to the event this year to watch all those putts fall.Team Titleist members T. Quealy, E. Buxton and L. Wahlert won tickets to this event through Team Titleist and will be on-hand as Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas looks to make it back-to-back victories in the desert.Haas earned his first PGA Tour victory at last year's Hope with five consecutive rounds of 68 or better, rolling in his Pro V1x golf ball for a final-round 8-under 64 and 30-under 330 total, one shot better than a group of three players including Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark and Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson."I'm excited to be back, excited to have all the feelings of winning last year…," said Haas, who also won the Viking Classic last October. He was featured in this week's Titleist Tour Report on Golf Channel, which you can watch below.
"A lot of people don't understand how hard it is to win out here and just winning once was a goal of mine – and goal achieved."This week, Haas is one of 88 players in the field at the Bob Hope Classic trusting a Titleist golf ball for their success, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other competitors combined. Thirty-four players are playing new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x prototype golf balls.Titleist is also first in Iron Sets (35); Hybrids (29), including 19 new Titleist 910H hybrids; Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (105); and Putters (51).TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times ET):• Wednesday, Jan. 19: 3-6 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 20: 3-6 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 21: 3-6 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 22: 3-7 p.m.
• Sunday, Jan. 23: 3-7 p.m.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.bobhopeclassic.com/
To hear more from defending champion Bill Haas, check out the Titleist Tour Report below:
Posted: January 19, 2011
To start the 2011 season, Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark stepped to the first tee at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii with a new Titleist Pro V1 prototype golf ball in his hand and a set of new Titleist golf clubs in his bag.One of the newest Titleist Brand Ambassadors, Clark would post 68 or better in six of his next eight rounds, including a final-round 64 at last week's Sony Open that left him one shot back of the winner, Pro V1x loyalist Mark Wilson."I feel like I've worked into (the new equipment) really quickly," Tim Clark told Golf Channel on a recent Titleist Tour Report (which you can watch below). "In two weeks I feel very comfortable with the product, and the control with the golf ball has been great these last two weeks in the wind."Check out the Titleist Tour Report in the video below to hear more from Tim – and be sure to check out the Video section on Titleist.com for more Titleist Tour Reports, Fitters' Forums and Tips from the Tour.
Here's a closer look at Clark's Titleist equipment:Ball: New Titleist Pro V1 PrototypeDriver: 910D3 10.5, C•1 SFT setting (Mitsubishi 'ahina 60X)Fairway: 910F 15.0 A•1 SFT setting (Grafalloy Prolite 35X)
Irons (4-9): CB (Rifle 6.0)Wedges (48.06, 54.10, 60.08): Vokey Design Spin Milled (True Temper Dynamic Gold)