Posted: February 15, 2011
We've got Georgia on our mind and for those Team Titleist members in the greater Atlanta area, here's your chance to get fit for the best golf ball for your game.
Our East Coast Mobile Fitting Van is headed to the Peach State for the next two weeks, and this is a great opportunity for you to meet with a Titleist Golf Ball Fitting expert, learn more about Titleist's green-to-tee methodology and begin the fitting process.Reserve your spot by calling ahead, or just head over to one of the locations at the days/times listed below.(For those Team Titleist members in other parts of the country, we will post more dates as they become available.)
Thursday, Feb. 17 (11 a.m - 6 p.m.)Edwin Watts10070 Medlock Bridge Rd.John's Creek, GA.(770) 622-5040
Friday, Feb. 18 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)Edwin Watts3150 PiedmontAtlanta, GA.(404) 816-2166
Wednesday, Feb. 23 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Edwin Watts1581 Cobb Pkwy.Marietta, GA.(770) 955-9500
Thursday, Feb. 24 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Bridge Mill G.C.1190 Bridge Mill Rd.Canton, GA.(770)345-5500
Saturday, Feb. 26 (9 a.m - 2:30 p.m.)Stone Mountain G.C.1140 Stonewall Jackson Dr.Stone Mountain, GA.(770) 465-3278
To begin the Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting process now, click here.
Posted: February 14, 2011
With the recent release of the Titleist 910F, 910Fd and 910H, serious golfers everywhere are experiencing the Total Performance and Precision Fit of the complete line of 910 metals as we take long game performance and fitting to a new level. The revolutionary 910 fairway metals and hybrids feature the fastest, most stable head designs Titleist has ever created, as well as the new SureFit Tour (SFT) dual-angle hosel. SFT is innovative, patented technology that allows the loft and lie to be independently adjusted and set to provide golfers an unrivalled level of fitting precision previously available only on the major professional tours.We will be sitting down with the team of product experts at our golf club facility in Carlsbad, California later this week to pick their brains about these revolutionary new clubs and ask them a few questions from Team Titleist members. Send in your questions by submitting a comment below and make it a good one. The club team will be selecting a few of their favorites to answer, so check back soon to see if your question is answered.
Here's the final installment of Titleist Advisory Staff Member Michael Breed's answers to questions submitted recently by members of Team Titleist, filmed during the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.
In total, Michael – the Head PGA Professional at Sunningdale
Country Club in Scarsdale,
N.Y., and host of Golf Channel's popular golf instructional show, "The
Fix" – received over 600 questions from Team Titleist, so we'll be sure to check back in with him sooner than later.
Check out more Michael's tips and insight in the videos below. If you missed Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.
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Greg R. asks: Hey Michael, What part of your game needs the most attention and what is currently "in your bag?" Thanks Big Guy!
Robert R. asks: Michael, should the downswing begin with a move of the left shoulder or with a movement of the left leg or hip?
John L. asks: Mr. Breed, I catch your show over here on Golf
Channel Japan. You're full of great info. I was wondering what helped
you make your selection to use AP2 Irons? Thanks for your time and good
luck on continuing your great show.
Pete W. asks: What is the best visual aid to make the initial move for the downswing correctly? I'm a 12 handicap hoping to get into single digits this season and need to become more consistent in my ball striking. Thanks!
Steve B. asks: What is the best way to find the right shaft for your driver?
Pro V1x loyalist D.A. Points won the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am this weekend, leading a top-8 sweep for Titleist golf ball loyalists on the Monterey Peninsula.
Points holed out for eagle on Pebble Beach's infamous par-5 14th during his final-round 5-under 67, adding style points to his two-shot victory.He tapped in for par on 18, celebrating his first PGA Tour title with pro-am partner, comedian and fellow Illinois native Bill Murray, who despite the close finish helped turn this one into a laugher.Titleist golf ball players have now won five out of the PGA Tour's first six events of the season, following victories by Pro V1x loyalist Mark Wilson (Sony Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open), Pro V1 loyalist Jonathan Byrd (Hyundai Tournament of Champions) and New Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson (Farmers Insurance Open)."It will take me a really long time to truly grasp what I was able to accomplish with Bill this week. But it's really exciting and it's a dream come true," said Points, who finished at 15-under 271 after opening with a 7-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club.
New Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan finished runner-up after closing in 6-under 66, the best round of the day. Titleist Brand Ambassador Tom Gillis (Pro V1) finished solo third (275), while New Pro V1x loyalists Steve Marino and Spencer Levin tied for fourth (276). Titleist Brand Ambassadors Nick Watney (Pro V1x) and Bryce Molder (New Pro V1x) and Pro V1x loyalist Aaron Baddeley tied for sixth (277).Twelve of the top 13 finishers at Pebble Beach were Titleist golf ball players.
In total, 107 players in the field trusted Titleist golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 14 and more than all other competitors combined. Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (42); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (137); and Putters (63). The shot of the tournament came Sunday at the par-5 14th, where Points stood in the fairway faced with a 107-yard shot downwind to a dangerously small target, faced with what Points said is "one of the hardest wedge shots us pros have to hit all year." His Pro V1x golf ball sailed over the front left bunker, landed in the first cut of rough, bounced slightly left and rolled into the cup for eagle and a one-shot lead.(You can watch the shot in the video below.)"We are trying to get as much spin on it so we can hold it up there (on 14)," Points said. "It's just a treacherous shot. There's not much green and when it's firm and there's a little wind and it's so uphill and the lip on that bunker makes it just kind of a scary shot."He extended his lead to two shots with a bending 30-footer for birdie on the 15th green, his tournament-leading twenty-third birdie of the week. Points also led the field in putts per green in regulation (1.6)."I grew up on the 17th hole of a local country club in Illinois and both of my parents played and taught me the game, and to win on the PGA Tour, and especially at Pebble Beach and especially with Bill Murray, gosh, I mean, I don't think I could even dream it up," Points said. "I don't think I could even dream it that well."
• LPGA: Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng took over the top spot in the Rolex World Ranking after winning the Australian Ladies Masters for her second victory in two weeks.Tseng shot a final-round 4-under 68 for a 24-under 264 total and four-shot victory at Royal Pines Resort in Benowa. Tseng won last week's Australian Open at Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne by seven shots.“It is so soon,” Tseng said of her No. 1 ranking. “I wasn’t expecting it as quickly as this. I still have another 10 months to go. I just need to be very patient and keep working hard. I still have a lot of things to learn too.”The 2011 LPGA season begins this week at the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club in Chonburi.• CHAMPIONS TOUR: It was a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist players at the Allianz Championship, where Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman sank a 6-footer for birdie on 18 to edge fellow Pro V1 loyalists Jeff Sluman and Rod Spittle for his third career Champions Tour title.
“It was a good day, it was a fun day,” Lehman, who closed with a 3-under-par 69 for a 13-under 203 total, told the Associated Press. “It was pretty nip-and-tuck all the way. No one could really get a separation. I played a pretty steady round of golf and was fortunate to get the victory.”
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 53 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 11. Of the 10 players who finished tied for 9th place or better at the Allianz Championship, 7 trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.
Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (24); and Putters (T-20).• EUROPEAN TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with 84 players, four times the nearest competitor with 21.
Posted: February 11, 2011
In our third installment of The Titleist Experience with Michael Breed from the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show, Michael spends five minutes taking a glimpse into the mind of Scotty Cameron, whose putters have been the choice of more players and more champions on the PGA Tour for 12 years.Topics of discussion include:• Sound vs. feel;• Tour player testing;• Coming up with new ideas; and• Scotty's putters of choice.
Check out the video below to learn more. For more on Scotty and all of his works, visit www.scottycameron.com.
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The Titleist Experience with Michael Breed• Episode 1: New Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls• Episode 2: Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting• Episode 3: Scotty Cameron• Epidode 4: Coming soon!
Here are five more of Titleist Advisory Staff Member Michael Breed's answers to questions submitted by members of Team Titleist.
We caught up with Michael – the Head PGA Professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale,
N.Y., and host of Golf Channel's popular golf instructional show, "The Golf
Fix" – during the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., where he was equipped with plenty of great tips and insight as usual.
Check out his answers in the videos below. If you missed Part 1, click here. (Part 3 will be posted soon). Thanks again, Michael!
William B. asks: For a low handicapper struggling to choose a ball, which ball do you think is a better option to give a try as far as the Pro V1 and Pro V1x and why?
Bruce H. asks: As for chipping around the green with a lower lofted club (i.e. 7 or 8 iron) where do you position the ball and what type of swing (putting, steep angle, etc) should you use? Also what are some good drills for this shot?
Mike D. asks: Michael... Love the "Fix," never miss a show. My question is about ball compression and lag. Can you please describe some drills that we can use to help the mid- and higher-handicap players achieve a better position at impact so that we have our hands and the grip end of the club in a better position, ahead of the ball? "Let's Do This!"
Rob B. asks: Love your show Michael. How can I determine an easy way to read the greens to determine if I'm putting with, or against, the grain?
Woody C. asks:
Hi Michael, congratulations on your marriage. I've been playing now for 4 years and have taken a number of lessons. I've been told to hit down on the ball and have been getting better at it. Sometimes, though, I take a big divot. I played last year with a guy who told me to try to sweep through the ball and that I shouldn't be taking any divots and that I lose control of the ball when I hit down on it because I make it go too high, and that I should be just brushing the grass. I tried it and it really threw my game off. Is this something I should stick with and will get better at with practice or should I go back to hitting down and taking a divot?