Team Titleist is looking forward to a couple action-packed days in the Peach State at the Nationwide Tour's South Georgia Classic, where we're catching up with many of our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists.

Also on the docket this week at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club: Some quality time with our Nationwide Tour Reps, who will be answering equipment questions submitted from members of Team Titleist.

This is a great opportunity to pick the brains of Titleist technical experts that spend each week helping the pros get dialed in to their Titleist golf balls and equipment.

The guys will try to get to as many questions as possible, so be sure to reply to this post with your best question and check back later in the week to see if yours was picked.

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There's still plenty of time to take advantage of Titleist's popular free personalization custom golf ball promotion, making it easier than ever to give the golfer in your life a gift you know he or she will enjoy.

Until June 30, 2011, personalization charges will be waived on all Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x, NXT Tour, NXT and DT Solo golf ball orders of just one dozen or more.

Customers may create their unique message imprinted on the golf ball in up to three lines of block text in black, blue, green or red ink colors.

See below for further information:

2011 Titleist Mother's Day & Father's Day Promotion Details:
• Offer: Free personalization
• Products: All Titleist golf ball models
• Imprint: Black, Blue, Red or Green ink
• 1 color per personalization
• Maximum 17 characters per line, up to 3 lines of personalization
• Minimum: 1 dozen (packaged in standard dozens)
• Dates: An order must be placed between April 1 - June 30, 2011
• 

Orders placed by April 14 are guaranteed to arrive by Mother's Day*
• Orders placed by June 1 are guaranteed to arrive by Father's Day
• Lead-Time: 1 week

*Expedited shipping for Mother's Day delivery may be available for orders placed before May 3

Orders can be placed by visiting any authorized Titleist golf ball retailer. To locate an authorized dealer in your area, please visit our golf shop locator at: http://www.titleist.com/locator.aspx.

Pro V1x loyalist Lee Westwood's 38th birthday celebration was highlighted by a 3-under 69 and three-shot victory Sunday at the Asian Tour's inaugural Indonesian Masters.

It all added up to the 33rd international win of his career, not to mention a boisterous rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song from the gallery behind the 18th green at Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

“This will definitely be the most memorable birthday for me,” said Westwood, who finished at 19-under 269 and was the only player to shoot all four rounds in the 60s (68-66-66-69).

Westwood pulled away with three birdies on the back nine, including a 15-footer with three feet of break on the 11th green, "the hardest putt I had all day."

He rolled his Pro V1x golf ball in from 4 feet on 18 for the win, then spent the rest of the day watching the congratulatory Tweets (@WestwoodLee) roll in.

With the victory, Westwood also reclaimed his position atop the Official World Golf Rankings.

"It was quite a day, really. I knew it wasn't going to be easy with a five-shot lead," he told the Associated Press. "I'm experienced enough to know that patience is the key."

Westwood was one of 103 players at the Indonesian Masters that trusted a Titleist golf ball, including six of the top 8 finishers, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.

Westwood's win was also one of two on the weekend for Titleist golf ball players, as Pro V1x loyalist Nicolas Colsaerts cruised to a four-shot victory at the European Tour's Volvo China Open.

In total, Titleist golf ball players have won 38 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2011, nearly five times the nearest competitor with eight and more than all competitors combined.

• EUROPEAN TOUR: Colsaerts' victory at the Volvo China Open was nearly flawless, as he closed with a bogey-free 6-under 66 for a 24-under 264 total and four-shot victory, the first of his European Tour career and only second for Belgian-born players.

For the week, Colsaerts totaled 24 birdies, one eagle and just two bogeys at Luxehills International Country Club, showing off an impressive combination of both length and precision while setting the tournament scoring record by five shots.

Colsaerts, 28, led the field in Driving Distance (316.3 yards) and finished sixth in Greens in Regulation (86.1 percent).

“I’m enjoying every second of it,” said Colsaerts. “I’m dizzy – my head is going all over the place.

'I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time and I think I did it in the best of manners so I’m really delighted."

Colsaerts was one of 109 players that played a Titleist golf ball at the Volvo China Open that, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (55): and Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (155).

• PGA TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at The Heritage with 83 players, nearly six times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist also was first in iron sets (37): sand, lob and approach wedges (122); and putters (48).

• JAPAN TOUR: A total of 65 players at the Tsuruya Open trusted Titleist golf balls, more than double the nearest competitor with 30. Titleist also was first in Hybrids (41), including 25 new 910H models; and Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (112).

• CHAMPIONS TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf with 45 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 11. Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (19).



To fully appreciate Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendan Steele's success story last week at the Valero Texas Open, you should probably be aware of his lob story, too.

Earlier this season at the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles, Brendan dedicated a large chunk of his practice time to testing new lob wedges.

Brendan eventually decided on a Vokey Design Spin Milled TVD60º wedge bent to 62º (resulting in about 10º of bounce) that he felt would be beneficial for the soft conditions at Riviera Country Club.

Runner-up was a Vokey Design Spin Milled 60L wedge (also bent to 62º, resulting in about 6º of bounce), which Brendan planned on returning to Bob Vokey and the Vokey Tour team on his next trip to the Titleist Tour Van, parked just off the 11th fairway at Riviera.

But they wouldn't take it back, suggesting Brendan would find the lower bounce useful for upcoming events in Arizona and Texas.

"Hang on to it," Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill said.

A couple months later, Brendan was in his garage looking through his clubs, packing up for his trip to the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio, when the 60L wedge caught his eye. He threw it in his bag.

"And it's a good thing I did," Brendan said Tuesday during a practice round at Harbour Town, about 48 hours after winning the Valero Texas Open for his first PGA Tour victory. "Because that club saved me a bunch of times last week!"

Brendan began the week at Valero working with his 60L wedge only around the greens. It didn't take long for him to realize the wedge could also work wonders from TPC San Antonio's hard and tight fairways.

"I found myself laying up to the 62º a bunch," he said.

On the 604-yard par-5 8th hole, for example, Brendan laid up to 75 yards on Thursday and Saturday and made two birdies.

"The pin was up on a shelf in the back, and everything slopes away behind it," he said. "I landed it on the shelf with the right amount of zip to hold it and sank the putts."

On Sunday at the 591-yard par-5 18th, Brendan stood in the middle of the fairway with a one-shot lead, faced with a second shot of about 250 yards over water to the middle of the green. He decided to lay up to about 75 yards and take water out of play.

"If I were to hit in the water or something stupid that would be an even bigger mistake than hitting it up there and having a wedge and being able to hit it close," Brendan told the media after his round.

On Friday, Brendan hit his third shot with his 60L into the 18th green and watched his Pro V1x golf ball hit the slope and spin back to 5 feet. "I missed the birdie putt, but I did what I had to do on my third," he said.

Of course, Sunday's shot came under a bit different conditions, with his name at the top of the leaderboard.

"I didn't count I was going to juice my wedge over the green and kind of get it up there and ride the wind," he said. "I still think that was a pretty good decision for us."

From behind the green, Brendan used his Vokey Design Spin Milled TVD58º wedge to pitch to about 8 feet from the pin. He made the par putt, celebrating his breakthrough with a few furious fist pumps.

"I was just amped up and flew the green," he said, smiling. "It all worked out, though."

Just in case you missed them, here are a couple of exciting hole-outs from the Valero Texas Open that earned "Shot of the Day" honors from PGATour.com.

First up, Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendan Steele's chip-in for birdie on the par-9th hole at TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course during the first round of the Valero Texas Open. Steele, who carries three Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges (52º, TVD58º and 60º), went on to win the tournament three days later, getting up-and-down from behind the 18th green to close in 1-under 71 for a one-shot victory.

Next: A pitch-in from Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman, who made one of Sunday's biggest charges to finish tied for second. Hoffman, who carries three Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges (248•06º, 255•13º and 60M), holed out for eagle on the par-5 8th hole on his way to a 4-under 68.

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