Meet PGA Professional Gordon Johnson

 

 Since 1999, Gordon Johnson has served as the Head Golf Professional at Houston Country Club. An accomplished player, respected teacher, mentor and inventive merchandiser, Gordon personifies the image of the golf professional that wears many hats. His tireless dedication to learning every day and sharing his knowledge with others has made him a valuable asset to the PGA of America, the membership he serves and his community as a whole.

Gordon was recently featured in the July edition of PGA Magazine as well as the June 24th issue of Golfweek, in which he was the focus of a Titleist print ad celebrating his distinguished career.

To learn more about Gordon and his career, please watch the video at the top of the page.

For a closer look at Gordon's TItleist print ad, click here.

Golf's oldest championship celebrates its 140th birthday this week with Titleist, the #1 ball in golf, once again at the forefront.

Of the 156 elite professionals and amateurs worldwide competing at The Open Championship at Royal St. George's Golf Club, 99 players are relying on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist is also first in iron sets (45); hybrids (23); and sand, lob and approach wedges (141).

Through the year's first three major championships of 2011, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball of choice with 248 players, nearly 200 more than the nearest competitor with 49.

 That includes Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy, who won last month's U.S. Open in record-breaking fashion playing a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

Titleist also continues to outperform all other golf balls on the 2011 PGA Tour with 21 victories through the first 29 events of the season.

In total, Titleist golf ball players have combined for 89 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other golf balls combined.

The Open Championship marks the latest of the major professional and amateur championships this year where the trust and confidence in the superior performance and consistency of Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls is unquestionable.

From the Masters and U.S. Open, to the NCAA Division I and U.S. Amateur Public Links championships, Titleist continues to be the overwhelming favorite of more competitive players in the golf's most important events than all other golf balls combined.

Welcome to a very exciting Open Championship edition of Team Titleist Trivia!

Please welcome our host Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Curtis, winner of the 2003 Open Championship at Royal St. George's.

The grand prize: A Titleist Pro V1x golf ball signed by Ben, as well as the winner's choice of a Limited Edition Team Titleist T-shirt (Charcoal or Red) and Hat (White or Red), all pictured below.

Five runner-ups will also receive a Limited Edition Team Titleist T-shirt and Hat.

For today's question, please watch the following video:

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: To enter the contest, log in to your Team Titleist account and then reply to this blog post with the correct answer to Ben's question – as well as your preferred T-shirt size and color (M, L or XL; Charcoal or Red) and Hat color (White or Red) – by tomorrow (Thursday, July 14) at 10 a.m. EST.

 Note: You must be a Team Titleist member to enter. Only one entry per person. We will randomly draw the winners from all approved entries with the correct answer.

(Sorry U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why are Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?)

Sweepstakes Rules and Community Policy

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**UPDATE: Thanks everyone for playing! Check out the video below for the answer.

Congratulations to our grand prize winner (Ben Curtis-signed Pro V1s, Team Titleist T-shirt and hat):

Gabe B

Congrats to our five runner-ups (Team Titleist T-shirt and hat):

Eddie M
Ashley R
Mark L
Junior L
Steve S

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 address. Thanks!

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Here's a look at the prizes:

For a closer look at the Limited Edition Team Titleist hats, please click here.

 

When all was said and done (and swung) at the 2003 Open Championship at Royal St. George's, one player sat atop the leader board with a red-numbered total: Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Curtis, 1-under 283.

 Curtis, then 26 and playing in his first major, posted a final-round 2-under 69 that Sunday to win the world's oldest golf championship by one shot.

Earlier that week, just about eight years ago today, Curtis was in the short-game area at Royal St. George's having a chat with Master Craftsman Bob Vokey.

They were talking wedges (of course).

Ben, who had arrived to Royal St. George's the previous Saturday, told Bob that his wedges had been digging a bit too much in St. George's hardened turf.

The Voke took Ben's Vokey Design Spin Milled 54•10º and 60•08º wedges to the Titleist Tour Trailer – and then Ben took them to the winner's circle, along with his Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of TItleist equipment.

Bob told this story to Team Titleist earlier this year during our Vokey Wedges Live Webcast, and with The Open returning to St. George's this week we figured it was a good time to listen to it again.

We also caught up Ben recently (in British Open-type conditions) at the Travelers Championship to talk about his work with the Voke during that historic week in 2003.

Check out the above video to hear from both Ben and Bob.

PERFORMANCE IN THE CLUTCH
Stricker, Donald, Ryu All Trust Titleist in Dramatic Victories

Fairhaven, MA (July 11, 2011) - Global success continued for Titleist across the world’s professional tours this week as Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker trusted the Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment to capture the John Deere Classic for a record third consecutive time. He was joined in the Titleist winners’ circle by Luke Donald, who extended his World No. 1 ranking at the Barclays Scottish Open with his third victory of the year. In addition, So Yeon Ryu topped fellow South Korean Hee Kyung Seo in a three-hole playoff to make her first career LPGA Tour win a major at the U.S. Women’s Open. Jeff Sluman won the First Tee Open for the third time in four years on the Champions Tour.

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