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Posted: April 5, 2011
It's time for a special Masters edition of Team Titleist Trivia!
Our host today is Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark, whose record at Augusta National features four top-13s including a runner-up finish in 2006.
The grand prize? A new Titleist Pro V1 golf ball signed by Tim (pictured below) and one dozen Limited Edition Team Titleist golf balls.
To see today's question, please watch the following video:
To enter the contest, log in to your Team Titleist account and then reply to this blog post with the correct answer to Tim's question by 4:15 p.m. EST today (Wednesday, April 6). Please note: You must be a Team Titleist member to enter. Only one entry per person. We
will randomly draw the grand prize winner from all approved entries with the
correct answer; Two (2) runners-up will each receive a Limited Edition Team Titleist golf towel (pictured below).
(Sorry U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why are Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?) Sweepstakes Rules and Community Policy
**UPDATE: Thanks everyone for playing. For the correct answer, check out the following video:
Congratulations to our grand prize winner (Team Titleist golf balls and Tim Clark-signed Pro V1):
• Chris M
Congrats to our two runner-ups (Team Titleist towels):
• Brandon A• Cole W
To our winners: Please make sure the address in your Team
Titleist profile is up to date, as we will be shipping your prize to that
Thanks everyone for playing! And thanks to Tim for hosting!
We really enjoyed catching up with Team Titleist member John L. in this latest edition of our Team Titleist Member Spotlight, where we get the chance to learn even more about the passionate and knowledgeable members of Team Titleist and their unique connections to the game.John grew up in Georgia but is currently stationed in Japan as a member of the United States Air Force. We were thankful to hear from John recently on the Team Titleist discussion boards, where he let everyone know that "myself and my extended family are fine" in the aftermath of the Japan tsunami.While John has been busy aiding in the recovery actions in Japan, he is hoping to tee up his Titleist Pro V1x again at Gosser Memorial GC on the Misawa Air Base by mid-April and start getting his game back in shape. We're sure he's also looking forward to grabbing that hamburger – "the best burger I have ever had" – at the turn…TEAM TITLEIST: How did you get started in golf? Who introduced you to the game? JOHN L.: Going with my Father and Uncle Jack to the golf course every year when my uncle visited. I couldn't tell you how old I was – but I was young. I was mostly the ball finder, but they would let me hit one every once in a while.TT: How often are you thinking about your golf game and getting better? What are you currently working on? JL: According to my wife, "too much." She says I have "a golf sickness." She told me I should see a doctor. So I told her that my regular foursome includes three doctors, and asked her which one she recommends.I always want to get better. The greatest part of golf is you can never beat the game but you can change the location. Tempo and mental strength! TT: What's your best score and where did you shoot it? JL: 120 at Misawa Gosser Memorial GC! It was a challenge day tournament and I played horrible. When I finished, the course pro said “You did a great job, you finished the tournament and didn’t give up." OK, so it’s not my best score, but it felt good to know finishing is better than walking off. Sometimes humility is better than glory.
TT: What's the most special moment you've ever had on the golf course? JL: I played a small course in Wisconsin with my uncle Jack, father and cousin Frank, when I was a teenager. I had always wanted to play with them when I was growing up. I lived in Georgia and my uncle and cousin lived in Wisconsin.TT: How do you mark your Titleist golf ball? Does it have any special significance? JL: Nowadays I write "Simba" in red opposite the AIM line of the Pro V1x. It's what everyone calls me.TT: What's your favorite Titleist club in the bag? JL: My 2009 Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1.5! It has a great feel and the first time I hit it I knew it was the putter for me. TT: If you had to play one golf course every day for the rest of your life, which one would it be? JL: Gosser Memorial GC. It’s a great course, has some holes that can be difficult, some that can be easy. You can walk it if you like, and the 18th has a great view of snow capped mountains in the spring.
It has a small, but great staff, and they seem to know everyone’s name. It just feels right when you play there.TT: How did you hear about Team Titleist? What are some of your favorite features of the community and what kind of things would you like to see in the future? JL: I was just surfing the Titleist Web site one day and saw the forum and signed up. It’s a great community of golfers that share a passion for the game and you get to see lots of different perspectives about the game. I'd like to see a Titleist Van tracker, you know a little map showing where the van is now and where it’s going next. Maybe a photo of the Van and its people working with customers or something. Just a thought.TT: Do you consider yourself a tinkerer? How often do you change equipment? JL: Tinkerer no, junkie maybe! I change about every two years with the irons. Wedges as they wear out. I change drivers too much, but I’m looking to curb that. TT: Favorite golf movie? JL: I think you can’t go wrong with "Caddyshack." Everyone quotes the movie on the course.TT: Favorite golf book? JL: "Play Better Golf: The Short Game and Scoring" by Jack Nicklaus. I found a copy in my dad’s golf bag as a kid. It’s the first golf book I ever read.TT: Favorite 19th hole meal? JL: A hamburger at Misawa Gosser Memorial GC! They make the best burger I have ever had. Every one I know gets them at the turn – it’s like a ritual or something.
TT: What is your favorite golf destination? JL: The 18th green of any course! It usually means I had a great day playing golf.TT: Do you have any on-course superstitions? (I.e. always mark your ball with a heads-up quarter) It’s a new superstition. I have a ball mark from the 5th RS Recon Squadron. I point it to where Oscar is facing the cup. He's a recon cat so I’m hoping he'll give me a good read.
Posted: April 4, 2011
Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis made the splash everyone was waiting for Sunday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, making her first LPGA victory a major championship while leading a 1-2 finish for Titleist Pro V1x golf ball players.Lewis, who overcame scoliosis and major corrective surgery as a teenager and finished T-5 at the 2007 Kraft as an amateur, closed with a 3-under 69 for a three shot victory at the Dinah Shore course at Mission Hills Country Club.
Her final round included four birdies, just one bogey and a clutch 20-foot par putt from the fringe on No. 17 that will register as one of the event's lasting images.It marked the 33rd victory for Titleist golf ball loyalists across the worldwide professional tours in 2011, more than five times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.Of course, Lewis celebrated by taking the traditional plunge into Poppie's Pond, surely an unsurprising scene to anyone that has followed her career.
"It doesn't even feel real yet. I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out if I actually won, but I played so good today," said Lewis, 26, a former star golfer at the University of Arkansas who won the LPGA's Q-School in 2008.
"I was just proud of the way I hung in there and made some key putts, especially on 17... I was shocked it went in... It was a putt you had to hit on
the perfect line with the perfect speed for it to go in."
Lewis finished the four rounds at 13-under 275, three shots ahead of three-time major champion fellow Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng, her main challenger over the final two days."It's huge. I mean I know I can play with the best players in the world now," Lewis said.Lewis and Tseng were two of 81 players at the Kraft Nabsico Championship that trusted Titleist golf balls, nine times the nearest competitor with nine. In total, 3,981 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition across the worldwide professional tours in 2011, more than six times the nearest competitor with 637 and more than all competitors combined.• EUROPEAN TOUR: Pro V1x loyalist David Horsey became the first player to win on the European Tour playing the new Pro V1x golf ball, making a hole-in-one early in his round and then sinking a 3-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff to capture the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco."I'm relieved more than anything," said Horsey of surviving the three-man playoff that also included Pro V1 loyalist Rhys Davies. All three players finished at 13-under 274."I made hard work of that coming down the last," said Horsey.His final-round 3-under 69 also included an ace at the 220-yard par-3 second hole.“It is not very often that you get off to a start like that on the last day of a tournament – especially when you are in a position to win," said Horsey, who also made an ace earlier this season at the Joburg Open."Obviously there is a certain amount of luck involved in a hole in one but it really set me up for the rest of the day.”Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 70 players, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 18 and more than all competitors combined.• CHAMPIONS TOUR: Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman fired a final round 3-under 69 to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his second Champions Tour title of 2011 and fourth of his career.Lehman's 16-under 200 total was good enough for a four-shot victory. His second-round 8-under 64, which featured seven back-nine birdies, set the course record at Fallen Oak."It was hard-earned," Lehman told PGATour.com. "As nice as yesterday was, today was rugged with the wind the way it was blowing. I thought some of the holes, especially on the front nine against the wind were really difficult."Lehman was one of 52 players at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic that played a Titleist golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 12. Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (23); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (T-52); and Putters (20). • PGA TOUR: Nine Titleist golf ball players finished in the Top 10 and ties at the Shell Houston Open. In total, 95 players trusted Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with 14 and more than all competitors combined.Titleist was also first in Hybrids (34), including 21 new 910H models; Iron Sets (42): Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (121); and Putters (55).
Posted: April 1, 2011
We have another great weekend of golf ahead and several Team Titleist members will be on the scene in California and Texas taking in all the action.
Team Titleist members P. Bucy, M. Mitchell, R. Sweet, C. Shining and B. Williams won tickets to the Kraft Nabisco Championship through Team Titleist and will be on hand at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., as the LPGA's best compete for the first major championship of the year.
Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Kraft Nabisco Championship with 81 players (including Pro V1 loyalist Alena Sharp, picture above), more than eight times the nearest competitor with 10 and more than all competitors combined.
TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times EST):• Thursday, March 31: 12-3 & 6:30-9 p.m.• Friday, April 1: 12-3 & 6:30-9 p.m.
• Saturday, April 2: 4:30-8:30 p.m.• Sunday, April 3: 4:30-8:30 p.m.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.kncgolf.com/.• • •
Team Titleist members J. Brown and G. Brunson won tickets to the Shell Houston Open through Team Titleist and will be at Redstone GC in
Texas, watching many of the PGA Tour's get their game in major championship shape. Meanwhile, those not already in the Masters field are fighting for the last available ticket to Augusta National.
Ninety-five players are trusting Titleist golf balls this week at the Shell Houston Open, more than six times the nearest competitor with 14 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist is also first in Iron Sets (42); Hybrids (34); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (121); and Putters (55).
TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel and NBC is as follows (all times EST):• Thursday, March 31: 3-6 p.m.• Friday, April 1: 3-6 p.m.
• Saturday, April 2: 3-6 p.m.• Sunday, April 3:3-6 p.m.For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.shellhoustonopen.com/.