Check out one of the newest additions to the World Golf Hall of Fame: The Titleist Pro V1x golf ball that Jonathan Byrd used to make his playoff-winning hole-in-one during the 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas.

 The shot came on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff at TPC Summerlin's 203-yard par-3 17th. Jonathan teed up a Titleist Pro V1x #2 golf ball, which he marked with an orange dot above the number. (He's a Clemson alum.)

The ball sailed through the wind, straight at the flagstick, took three shorts hops and rolled into the cup.

"I'm flattered. I'm 33 and still in the beginning of my PGA Tour career in a sense, so for the Hall of Fame to call me for something is special," Jonathan said. "I was happy to donate my club and ball."

TPC Summerlin also embedded a plaque in the ground at the 17th tee to commemorate the feat.

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.

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.


Titleist Introduces New 712 MB and CB Irons

TITLEIST INTRODUCES NEW MB AND CB IRONS FOR SKILLED GOLFERS
Updates the Classic Looks, Feel and Performance of Tour-Proven
Muscle Back and Cavity Back Blades.

Fairhaven, MA (September 29, 2011) - Staying true to its heritage of crafting high performance clubs for serious golfers, Titleist introduces new MB and CB forged irons (712 Series) featuring improved looks, feel and performance.  Both models build upon the tour-proven classic designs of their 710 series predecessors.  Brought to market in 2009, the 710 MB and CB irons confirmed Titleist as the leader in traditional forged iron design.  In fact, since their initial launch, the Titleist MB has been the most-played iron model on the PGA TOUR.  In combination with the CB, AP1 and AP2 models, Titleist irons have consistently been a leading choice of players across the worldwide professional tours.

“When we started formulating plans for the new MB and CB designs, we knew that the project would be a reinterpretation, not a complete reinvention,” said Steve Pelisek, General Manager, Titleist Golf Clubs.  “The original MB and CB models were so well received on Tour, as well as in the marketplace, that we knew we had succeeded in delivering the core design fundamentals that resonate with the traditional blade player.  We did identify through our work with the world's best players, however, some areas where we could make improvements, which we incorporated in the new models.  The new MB and CB still embody those key design elements that made the first generation so well accepted."

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Team Titleist Trivia: Bill Haas Edition**



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?)

Sweepstakes Rules and Community Policy



**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!

Sweepstakes Rules and Community Policy

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.

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