Video: Webb Simpson's Shot of the Year (What's Yours?)

Posted: November 8, 2011



To say it's been a breakout season for Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson is probably an understatement.

Webb started the season 213th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Ten months, two wins, 12 top-10s and over $8 million later, Webb is now ranked 10th and gearing up to play in his first Presidents Cup.

Accordingly, Webb has hit his fair share of great shots over that period with his Pro V1x golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment.

Perhaps most memorable were his last few swings Labor Day weekend at TPC Boston on his way to victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

But if you ask Webb, his shot of the year actually came several months prior at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a tournament he didn't win. Webb explains why in the above video.

After watching, be sure head over to the Team Titleist discussion boards to tell us about your Shot of the Year.

And stay tuned throughout the week as more Titleist players discuss their shots of the year with Team Titleist...

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Brian D


My Greatest shot of the year came early this spring while playing in spring 4 ball at Pawtucket Country Club with my Dad.  We were on the 18th hole, 1 down and one of our opponents hit his 2nd shot within 3 feet of the pin to secure the win...or so we thought.  

I was about 135 yards from the green in the 1st cut.  I selected my Vokey 52degree wedge and holed out to push the round to a draw.  This was in front of a larger than normal crowd and the fact that my Dad came over and hugged me, made my day and is something I will not forget.  To share a moment like that especially with "my best friend and father" has made my year.

thomas m


this is great comment on the thought process and what it takes to progress the game, build a mental model, and the need for trust and confidence.  I don't know what I would put as my shot but one that sticks in my mind as I make lots of changes and try to refind my game (thanks to my TPI team for great progress so far) was an 8 iron from 145 after going dead left off the tee to a spot I could only pitch back to fairway, the 8 iron ended up 2" out of the cup and I saved par which was a solid shot in general but more because I put the bad shot behind, played smart and for a moment, stayed in the moment.

Tony C


My greatest shot of the year would have to be reaching the 18th green at Whistling Straits Irish course and two putting to advance our team to the State tournament in 60 mph gale force winds.

Roger D


My shot of the year was my 3 wood shot from 225 on a par 5.  It ended up 10 feet from the pin and I made the put for my 1st eagle of my life!

Alan D


Par 4 ushed my tee shot a little right in the first cut. Approach shot upcoming about 165 out the first cut was kinda hairy . Hit a five Iron stiff about 3 feet.

Wayne S


For me I was just excited to play with Mike Weir's dad Rich as I was the new member of their Wednesday best ball group. I was extremely nervous but he made me feel at ease very quickly. I was playing very steady that day and was even par coming into 18 at our local course. I had not done that for a while. Coming up to my third shot the guys asked what yardage I had to a back tucked pin. My skycaddie said 145 yds. to the pin with a tiny breeze into my face. They asked what i was going to hit. I said an 8 iron since I fly it 144-146. I then stepped up, and I remember feeling very comfortable, because I trusted my Pro V1, and my AP2 club to provide me an accurate golf shot. I picked my taget and fired one of the most beautiful iron shots I ever hit. It flew 3 yards out to the right of the pin, then started a nice tiny draw, landed 1 yard past the pin and sucked back 6 feet and settled giving me a 3 footer  for birdie. I made the putt for a 71, one under par. What a thrilling finish for me. But the best part that I will never forget in my lifetime was Mr. Rich Weir coming over and shaking my hand and saying "Great game, that was pretty to watch". I thought to myself are you kidding me, you have watched many many pro's make much better shots than that. But when all is said and done, I will never forget that day, that score, that shot. Thanks to my Titleist equipment.

David L


My shot of the year came at the par 4 16th hole of Blue Hills Golf Club. I holed out from 155 yards with a six iron for an eagle 2...

Bill H


I would never try to one-up Wade Simpson's four-iron shot, but I'll give it a shot anyhow. I have been playing Titleist balls since 1945 when at age 9 I ruined three of my older brother's Titleists. I became a caddie and then assistant to the caddiemaster at Red Run C.C. in Royal Oak, Michigan and then mowed greens, manned the pro shop and gave lessons at Sylvan Glen G.C. in Troy, Michigan. I went to the University of Michigan on an Evans Scholarship 1954-58. In 1966 I built a golf course called The Boondocks in Grass Lake, Michigan. Everywhere I was I used Titleist golf balls. Until October 15, although I had dozens of shots within inches,  I had never made an ace with one. Then, on October 15, at Sanctuary Lake G.C. in Troy, Michigan, in 50 degree overcast wet weather, I laced a four-iron into the wind on the 157-yard 15th hole, purely struck and into the cup. That's the last time I will hit that particular ProV... but surely not the last time I'll tee up a Titleist. One more thing: I stuck my approach within a foot of the cup on #18 and that birdie gave me a 74, just one digit under my current age.

Thanks, Titleist, and my lifelong friends at Acushnet.

Bill Haney

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David Browning


Nice story. That was indeed a very beautiful shot. My best shot of the year, well...lets see...probably a 60* out of a high bunker, that trickled down the fringe (as planned) and right in to the cup. I couldn't have done it without a Vokey and a Pro V1.

artybabe


While playing into a par 5 from about 185 yds. out with my third shot . With my 4 hybrid. I stuck the shot 4ft from the pin,dropping it for birdie. While having an audience of some low handicappers on the tee just right of the green. Thanks for the NXT's.