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Posted: May 5, 2011
Team Titleist spent Monday through Wednesday of last week at the South Georgia Classic in Valdosta, Ga., hanging out with Titleist's Nationwide Tour team, an action-packed and educational experience as always.Titleist's Bill Hughes (Senior Manager, Golf Club Promotions) and J.J. Van Wezenbeeck (Nationwide Tour Rep) were happy to show Team Titleist what happens behind-the-scenes in the Nationwide Tour Van about 25 weeks a year.
They were also gracious to take some time out of their busy schedules to answer questions submitted last week by Team Titleist members. (J.J. also e-mailed us a couple answers to some of the questions we couldn't get on video.)
You can find out all of the great info and insight in the videos below. Thanks Bill and J.J.!
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Tony C. asks: Being a tour rep, what do the players
request you do for them the most? Would it be changing their grips,
adjusting loft and lie on their irons or even reshafting a driver?David S. asks: Do the pros spend a lot of time in tour van?
Dylan H. asks: This may be an easy question, but I'm
unsure. How do I know what flex of shaft to have in my wedges? I play X-100 on irons and X-Stiff on woods. I am devoting a lot of time this
summer to getting better at wedges. What shaft flex should I have? Right
now I just have a 56º and 60º Vokey Design Spin Milled with the stock steel
shaft in them.
Owen P. asks: How often do the guys on tour replace or alter their wedges?
Ryan K. asks: Do players change their wedges bounce depending on course conditions from week-to-week?
Aman M. asks: Is the equipment that tour players use a little different from what we use?
Ben M. asks: I am going to be getting irons soon, and
as a junior golfer I am looking for forgiveness but also want a good
amount of workability. Would I notice a difference in workability or
forgiveness in the CBs from the AP2s?
Otis T. asks: What is your feedback on flighted
irons? I am trying to achieve a higher flight and longer carry for my
4-6 irons; is this the way to go? I just ordered a set of AP2 irons with Project X flighted shafts. Any suggestions would be greatly
William P. asks: It seems to me – and to others that I talk to – that hybrid clubs are very easy to hook too much. Is there anything you do for tour players to adjust their hybrid clubs to lessen the tendency for these clubs to hook?
J.J. writes: "William, historically if a player was having issues with a Titleist hybrid we would spend a lot of time with his club in our Tour Van bending molds or reshafting (often to heavier or stiffer shafts) to take the left out it. With the SureFit Tour hosel, this has become a much faster process. Now we can click in a new shaft in seconds, and often moving the club to a flatter position from standard. For example, moving to the B•1 (standard loft, -.75º flat) setting can make all the difference in the world."From Rob K.: What driver and fairway woods seem most popular on the tour: 910D2 or D3? 910F or Fd? How has the feedback been from the guys on the Sure Fit Tour Hosel?J.J. writes: "Rob, as you can see on the Golf Channel's coverage of the Nationwide Tour, there are a lot of unique swings, setups and styles of play. Having the option of the 910D2 or 910D3, 910F or 910Fd, as well as 16 Surefit Tour hosel positions, gives us a lot of options to get the perfect trajectories and directions for these players."The majority of our players on the Nationwide Tour play the 910D3, mostly due to the lower spin characteristics of the D3 head as well as the increased workability. Many players out here are very high ball speed players and fight too much spin (See: Titleist Brand Ambassador Luke List, who is averaging 311 yards off the tee with his 910D3 driver). Having the option between the two heads allows our players to lock in ideal launch and spin while selecting their preferred head shape.
"On a tour-caliber golf course you also need your 3-wood to do a lot of different things – find fairways off the tee, hit high cuts into par-5s, and provide that extra gear on longer shots when necessary. This makes it a very unique and difficult club to fit perfectly. Many players like the versatility of the 910F, others enjoy the very low spin option in the 910Fd. Either way, the SureFit Tour hosel allows us to dial in the 3-wood head and setting to the player's wants and needs."
They're off and golfing at the Wells Fargo Championship, and we're excited to be sending a couple Team Titleist members to the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., this week to watch all the action unfold.Team Titleist members Christopher W. and Kyle S. won tickets to the event courtesy of the Wells Fargo Championship and Team Titleist.
They'll be on hand as many of the PGA Tour's best take their swings at "The Green Mile," Quail Hollow's infamous final stretch of holes from Nos. 16-18.Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson, who finished runner-up to Pro V1x loyalist Bubba Watson at last week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans, recently moved to the Charlotte area and considers Quail Hollow as one his favorite courses."It's probably my favorite event of the year," said Simpson, who has already recorded three top-10s and seven top-25 finishes this season.Hear more about Webb's week in the Titleist Tour Report video below:watch?v=dsk2MiYxc4sTV coverage of the tournament is as follows (all times EST):
• Thursday, May 5: 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
• Friday, May 6: 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
• Saturday, May 7: 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
• Sunday, May 8: 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.wellsfargochampionship.com.
Posted: May 2, 2011
Here at Titleist, we spend a lot of time in the field working with golfers of all skill levels, helping them lower
their scores by fitting them with the best golf ball for their games. After all, golf is about shooting lower
scores.While we are in the field, we also hear a lot of
misinformation from golfers about golf ball performance and ball fitting.
Some of the most
common misconceptions we’ve heard include:• “My swing speed is too slow to play a tour-level golf ball”;
• “I play whatever I find in my bag”; and
• “I’m not a skilled enough player for
the golf ball to make a difference.”And so we’ve asked our friends in Titleist Golf Ball R&D
to help us “bust” a few of these myths via a Live Webcast this
Wednesday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.Bill Morgan, Senior Vice President of Golf Ball R&D, and
Mary Lou Bohn, Vice President of Golf Ball Marketing and Titleist
Communications, will be sitting down with Team Titleist to discuss the facts surrounding golf ball performance and fitting and share their expertise and insight.Bookmark this page and we hope to see you on Wednesday!
WEBCAST DETAILS:The Facts About Golf Ball Performance and FittingWednesday, May 41:30-2:00 pmwww.titleist.com/webcast
Two of the game's most consistent performers, Pro V1x loyalists Bubba Watson and Lee Westwood each celebrated momentum-building victories Sunday while contributing to a four-win week for Titleist golf ball players around the world.
Watson's victory was his second of the 2011 PGA Tour season (and third
and 10 months); Westwood's victory was his second in the last two weeks.
Adding to the week's overwhelming theme of consistency: Pro V1 loyalist Maria Hjorth, who won the Avnet LPGA Classic to earn her second victory in her last six starts on the LPGA.
Titleist golf ball players have now won 42 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2011, more than five times the nearest competitor with eight and more than all competitors combined.In total, 5,430 players have played Titleist golf balls in competition across the worldwide professional tours this season, more than six times the nearest competitor with 894 and more than all competitors combined.• PGA TOUR: Watson sealed his victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans by rolling his Pro V1x golf ball in for birdie from 3 feet on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson.Watson and Simpson, who also played a Pro V1x golf ball, both shot 3-under 69s in the final round at TPC Louisiana to tie at 15-under 273 in regulation, two shots ahead of three players including Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner and Pro V1 loyalist K.J. Choi.
Watson made a 12-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th to force the second playoff hole; Simpson narrowly missed a birdie putt from a similar position the next time around that would have extended the playoff."A year ago I was a good player who never won, and now I've got three under my belt," said Watson. "So it's crazy."For Watson it was again a story of length and precision, as he led the field in both Driving Distance (331.4 yards) and Greens in Regulation (80.6 percent), just as he did earlier in the season during his victory at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.For Simpson, it was just another showcase of consistency. Already this season, Simpson has recorded two runner-ups, three top-10s and seven top-25 finishes, already as many as he had last season."I think we've given ourselves this year three different chances to win," said Simpson, who was forced to take a penalty stroke during his final round after his ball moved as he was addressing a routine tap-in for par. "You try to improve, and the goal is to win. I'm certainly a lot closer now than I ever have been to winning."Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 104 players, more than five times the nearest competitor with 18. Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (44); and Putters (61).
For more on Watson's victory, check out the Titleist Tour Report in the video below:
• EUROPEAN TOUR: Lee Westwood solidified his World No. 1 ranking by following up last week's winning performance at the Indonesian Open with another victory at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea.Westwood fired a final round 5-under 67 on a windy day at Blackstone GC Course to finish at 12-under 276, coming back from three shots behind at the start of the round to earn a one-shot victory.“I'm delighted. Professional golf is all about winning and it’s great to do it back-to-back two weeks in a row," said Westwood, who now has 35 total victories worldwide."It was nice to come back from last week and get it all together.”Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 88 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 25. Titleist also was first in Hybrids (40), including 24 new 910H models; Iron Sets (42): and Sand, Lob and Approach wedges (135).
• LPGA: Maria Hjorth rolled her Pro V1 golf ball in for 12 birdies and an eagle over the weekend at the Avnet LPGA Classic, shooting consecutive 5-under 67s to earn her fifth LPGA title.Hjorth finished the four days at RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove's Crossings Course at 10-under 278, two strokes ahead of Pro V1 loyalist Song-Hee Kim. She donated $20,000 of her winnings toward the American Red Cross tornado relief efforts in Alabama."It's always great to be a winner – you work very hard for it," said Hjorth, also a winner at the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship in November. "When it happens, especially with a field like this where we have the best players in the world playing, teeing it up on Thursday, it's even a better feeling to know you can be out there and play and play against the best.
Pro V1x loyalist Na Yeon Choi tied for third (8-under 280), while Kraft Nabisco champion and Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis finished alone in fifth (6-under 282).
Of the 12 players who finished tied for 9th place or better in Mobile, Ala., nine trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.In total, 107 players in the field trusted Titleist golf balls, nearly nine times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined.• NATIONWIDE TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the South Georgia Classic with 106 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16.The winner of the event played a New Pro V1x golf ball.Of the 12 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties, 11 trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.Titleist also was first in Iron Sets (45); Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (138); and Putters (63).