Posted: September 30, 2011
Jonathan spoke with Team Titleist recently about his historic Vegas ace, which you can check out in the video at the top of this post.A replay of the shot is available in the video below (courtesy PGATour.com).For more information about the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and the Byrd display, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Posted: September 29, 2011
Titleist Brand Ambassador and reigning FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas certainly has a solid swing. TPI Co-Founder Dave Phillips recently sat down to take a closer look at his action throughout the swing and provide some expert analysis. Check out the video above and don't forget to visit www.mytpi.com for even more great tips on golf-specific fitness, golf health, and golf swing biomechanics.
Posted: September 27, 2011
Welcome to this week's Team Titleist Trivia contest, brought to you in honor of Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas and his Tour Championship/FedEx Cup double victory.Up for grabs this week is a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball and Titleist golf glove, both autographed by Bill (pictured below). One winner will receive the Pro V1x, one winner will receive the glove.
Here's the question: How many birdies did Bill Haas make in regulation at the 2011 Tour Championship? (Hint: He led the field.)
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 the above question by Friday, Sept. 30, 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. (The first person drawn will receive the autographed glove; the second person drawn will receive the autographed golf ball.)
(Sorry U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why are Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?)
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**UPDATE: Thanks everyone for playing! The correct answer is: 22 birdies.
Congratulations to our winners:
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!
Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet for the PGA Tour this week at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and we're thrilled to be sending Team Titleist members to watch some five-star golf.Robert K., Brian B., Jonathan D., and Richard M. won tickets to the tournaments through Team Titleist and will be on the ground at TPC Summerlin along with many of the PGA Tour's best – including Titleist Brand Amabassador (and Las Vegas resident) Nick Watney and Titleist golf ball loyalist Jonathan Byrd, last year's big winner.Byrd concluded the 2010 event with a hole-in-one at the 203-yard par-3 17th hole. He became the first player to close out a PGA Tour event with an ace, celebrating his jackpot on the 17th tee as dusk settled in on the desert.Only in Vegas.If you'd like to join the Team Titleist members and Tour players this week at TPC Summerlin, there are still tickets available at http://www.jtshrinersopen.com.TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times EST):
• Thursday, Sept. 29: 4-7 p.m. • Friday, Sept. 30: 4-7 p.m. • Saturday, Oct. 1: 4-7 p.m. • Sunday, Oct. 2: 4-7 p.m.
The Champions Tour is North Carolina, this week for the SAS Championship the first of the a final four-event stretch to end the 2011 season.Ben H., Brenton L. and Kiho K. won tickets to the event through Team Titleist and will be on the ground at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., as the race heats up for the Charles Schwab Cup.Titleist golf ball players currently occupy the top three positions in the Charles Schwab Cup Points standings, with Pro V1 loyalist Tom Lehman leading the way.Pro V1x loyalist Mark Calcavecchia is in second, with Pro V1 loyalist Peter Senior sticking close in third.TV coverage of the tournament on Golf Channel is as follows (all times EST):
• Friday, Sept. 30: 7:30-9:30 p.m. • Saturday, Oct. 1: 7:30-9:30 p.m.• Sunday, Oct. 2: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://saschampionship.com.
Posted: September 26, 2011
The second Titleist Brand Ambassador Bill Haas saw he could get a
club on the ball, he was already pulling one of his Titleist Vokey
Design Spin Milled wedges from the bag.
His Pro V1x sat on edge of the water, two-thirds above the mucky surface and five feet below the elevated green.
Both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup Playoffs titles were on the line.
Faced with perhaps the most difficult up-and-down of the 2011 PGA Tour
season, there was only one thing on Bill's mind: "Play it like a bunker
"If there's a little bit of water, if you don't mind getting your feet dirty, then (just) blast it out of there," Bill said.
Without hesitation, Haas propelled the wedge into the water behind his
Pro V1x and watched the golf ball pop into the air, land 3 feet past the hole, and
spin to a stop.
Bill's wedge of choice to pull of this heroic shot: His Vokey Design Spin Milled 60º•E (E-grind), bent to 59º with 7º of bounce.
60º•E features the same grind and profile as the Vokey Design Spin
Milled 60•07º wedge currently available through Titleist authorized
retailers. The E-Grind features a medium sole with full bounce surface
and straight relief along the trailing edge. Slight heel camber allows
the blade to be easily opened for shot-making versatility.
"The full sole of the Vokey 60º•E helped Bill pull off the shot," Master Craftsman Bob Vokey explained. "He was able to open up the
face and still have enough bounce to play it like a bunker shot. The
grooves of the wedge along with a descending blow allowed him to spin the
ball, even out of the shallow water.
"It was an amazing shot, one of
the best I've seen in all my years of watching Tour players."
Check out Bill's historic shot in the video below.