Team Titleist had a great time hanging out with Titleist Staff Professional Darin Stinson Wednesday afternoon at the PGA Championship.

Darin, the Head PGA Professional at Atlanta Athletic Club, gave us a lot of great insight into this week's major venue and the types of shots you need to be able to hit to succeed here, which you can watch in the above video.

One of 11 PGA Professionals at Atlanta Athletic Club, Darin also spoke about what it means to be the host PGA Professional at a PGA Championship, the PGA's flagship event. This year, 20 PGA Professionals are taking on Atlanta Athletic Club, having qualified via their finishes in the PGA Professional National Championship. Titleist Staff Professional David Hutsell, the PGA Director of Instruction at the Elkridge Club in Baltimore, won the event.

In total, there were eight Titleist PGA Staff Professionals in this week's field:

David Hutsell (Elkridge Club, Baltimore)
Faber Jameson (Falling River CC, Appomattox, Va.)
Danny Balin (Burning Tree CC, Greenwich, Conn.)
Rob Moss (Pepper Pike Club, Pepper Pike, Ohio)
Craig Stevens (Steel Canyon GC, Sandy Spring, Ga.)
Todd Camplin (Pinehurst Resort & CC, Pinehurst, N.C.)
Stuart Smith (Somersett CC, Reno, Nev.)
Dan Olsen (Walnut Hills CC, East Lansing, Mich.)

You can follow Darin on Twitter at @DarinStinsonPGA.

From the PGA Championship to the U.S. Women's Amateur, Titleist continues to be the overwhelming favorite of more competitive players than all other golf balls combined at golf's major professional and amateur championships:

 • At this week's PGA Championship, 94 players are relying on Titleist golf balls for their success at Atlanta Athletic Club, more than four times the nearest competitor with 25 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist also leads the field in iron sets (50), sand, lob and approach wedges (141) and putters (54).

• At the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, 137 players in the field of 156 gathered at Rhode Island Country Club are trusting Titleist golf balls, more than 19 times the nearest competitor with seven.



Titleist is also the favorite of more players than any other brand in iron sets (46), sand, lob and approach wedges (190) and putters (57).

Titleist Staff Professional Rob Moss, the Head PGA Professional at Pepper Pike Club outside Cleveland, Ohio, is back at the PGA Championship for a third time this week at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Team Titleist caught up with Rob, a three-time Ohio Open champion, on the putting green Wednesday afternoon to talk about his strategy for taking on this major championship venue and his overall experience this week, which you can watch in the above video.

Team Titleist caught up with Titleist PGA Staff Professional Danny Balin at the Titleist Tour Van earlier this week at Atlanta Athletic Club to talk about his PGA Championship experience, which you can watch in the above video.

Balin, a PGA assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., is playing in second PGA Championship, after also qualifying for last year's PGA at Whistling Straits.

To get into this year's event, Balin shot a course-record 8-under 63 in the final round of the PGA Professional National Championship at Hershey Country Club's East Course, vaulting him 30 spots up the leaderboard and into this year's final major championship.

This week's winning formula at Atlanta Athletic Club: Hitting drives down the middle, and (lengthy) approach shots as high and soft as possible. In other words, beware the long rough and firm greens.

(Of course, solid putting will also help.)

Check out our slideshow from Tuesday at the PGA Championship to see how our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and Titleist Staff Professionals are dialing in their games for the year's final major.

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