Posted: December 27, 2011
How best to describe Webb Simpson's 2011 PGA Tour season?Let's just call it an all-around great year. Literally.While most people will remember Webb's season for his pair of victories (Wyndham Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship) and his first Presidents Cup appearance, Team Titleist was even more impressed by his consistency.Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag of Titleist equipment, Webb finished the season No. 1 in the PGA Tour's All-Around Ranking statistic, which totals a player's rank in eight statistical categories (Greens in Regulation, Sand Saves, Driving Distance, Driving Accuracy, Scoring Leaders, Putting Leaders, Eagle Leaders and Birdie Leaders).All of that also added up to 21 top-25 finishes in 26 starts, including a pair of wins and three runner-up finishes, as well as a monumental jump to No. 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking.Recently, Webb spoke with Team Titleist about his practice routines and how amateur golfers should best use their practice time, which you can watch in the above video.And remember, you can keep track of your scores and key golf stats in Team Titleist's 'My Game' section, accessible via the left hand navigation bar on this page.
Posted: December 20, 2011
Here's a New Year's resolution you can count on from Master Craftsman Bob Vokey: In 2012, Vokey Design TVD SM4 Wedges, featuring Titleist's new SM4 groove technology, are coming to WedgeWorks.The Vokey Team will begin taking orders on Vokey.com beginning Jan. 11, 2012 – to be exact.Vokey SM4 grooves feature entirely re-engineered scorelines up to the limit of the new USGA groove rule. With 17 scorelines and tighter spacing, the new TVD SM4 wedges will produce a lower launch with more backspin. TVD SM4 wedges also feature a localized heat treatment in the impact area for longer lasting spin retention. And every groove is 100-percent inspected.Like all offerings through WedgeWorks, Vokey TVD SM4 wedges will be completely customizable to match your personality and game – from toe engraving, personalized stamping, paintfill, grips, shafts, ferrules and shaftbands. Strong or weak, upright or flat, short or long – the choice is yours.
The TVD SM4 wedges will be immediately available in five lofts (52•08º, 54•10º, 56•12, 58•08º and 60•08º) and two finishes (Bright Brushed Chrome and Black Oxide).
In Spring 2012, a 50•08º model will be added to mix. This
versatile gap wedge features the crescent shaped TVD sole and can be
used to hit a variety of full, pitch, and chip shots.
Additional custom options available in 2012 include the BV Clover Toe Engraving (pictured below) and several new grips in a variety of colors, including the Vokey VDR grip from Golf Pride.
Laser Etching and Weight Porting will also be available as options on
all new WedgeWorks wedges, including the Vokey Design 200 Series wedges
in C-C groove configuration.
What will your one-of-kind TVD SM4 wedge look like?Click the image below for a closer look at the new TVD SM4 wedges and WedgeWorks custom options, or click here to download the 2012 WedgeWorks Brochure (.pdf).
Pricing: WedgeWorks Exclusives start at $150 for the 200 Series and $160 for TVD SM4 wedges.
Team Titleist recently caught up with Yani to talk about the importance of being able to trust her golf ball, which you can watch in the above video.
Which Titleist golf ball model is the best for your game? Try our online Titleist Golf Ball Selection Tool by clicking here.
Posted: December 19, 2011
Pro V1x loyalists Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter both closed out their 2011 golf seasons Sunday in the same place: The winner's circle.Westwood cruised to a seven-shot victory at the inaugural Thailand Golf Championship in Bankok, while Poulter stormed to a three-shot win at the JBWere Australian Masters in Melbourne, capping another season of overwhelming success for Titleist golf ball players.In 2011, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players combined for 175 wins across the worldwide professional tours, nearly 150 more than the nearest competitor with 27 and more than all competitors combined.A total of 21,533 players teed up Titleist golf balls in worldwide pro events this season, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,485 and more than all other golf balls combined.(Stay tuned later this week for Team Titleist's look back at all of the season's highlights.)• ASIAN TOUR: Lee Westwood's victory was his fourth of the season, as well as his second in three weeks (Nedbank Golf Challenge).He opened with a bogey-free 12-under 60 in Round 1, rolling his Pro V1x golf ball in for 11 birdies and one eagle to set the course record at Amata Spring CC.Fifteen birdies and three rounds later, Westwood's name sat atop the leader board at 22-under 266, seven shots clear of the field. Westwood, who also set a course record during his Nedback Golf Challenge victory with a 10-under 62 in Round 3, moved back to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking."It means a lot, any win does…," said Westwood.
"The fact that I led wire to wire… There was pressure involved."Westwood was one of 79 players in the field that trusted Titleist golf balls, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.Pro V1x loyalist Juvic Pagunsan finished as the Asian Tour's Order of Merit champion with nearly $800,000 in earnings.• AUSTRALIA: Ian Poulter started the final round of the JBWere Australian Masters two shots behind the leader. He quickly erased that deficit by dropping in his Pro V1x golf ball from 15 feet for eagle on the first hole – and he never trailed again.Poulter added birdies at Nos. 7 and 9 to take a two-shot lead into the back nine at a windy Victoria Golf Club, and finished with a 4-under 67 for a 15-under 269 total and three-shot triumph.Poulter, also a winner this season at the Volvo World Match Play Championship, topped a leader board that included nine Titleist golf ball players in the top 11, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy (Pro V1), who finished third.A total of 94 players relied on Titleist golf balls for their success in the event, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with nine and more than all other golf balls combined."To come down here the week before Christmas and to win this tournament is very special," Poulter said."After the first couple of days when there wasn't much wind people may have thought the Victoria Golf Club was easy, but they were mistaken. It certainly showed its teeth today."
Posted: December 15, 2011
***UPDATE: Jonathan S. is the winner! Thanks to everyone for entering and sharing your favorite memories from 2011!
This just in: Our Team Titleist Holiday Giveaway has gotten even better.Waiting for us inside Team Titleist headquarters this morning was a package from Scotty Cameron in a bright yellow box (pictured above).Inside: A brand-new Scotty Cameron Newport putter and a note from Scotty asking us to add this to our 31-day giveaway.Of course, we obliged.
And now it's the Grand Prize.On Jan. 4, we will randomly draw one name from the list of our 31 daily winners. Not long after, the putter will be delivered to that person's doorstep.As of today (Friday, Dec. 15), you still have 16 opportunities to win one of the 31 daily prizes and qualify yourself for the Grand Prize drawing. TO ENTER, please click here.Sweepstakes rules and a complete list of prizes can also be found at that link.(Sorry, U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why is this Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?)
Posted: December 8, 2011
Chris McGinley, Vice President of Titleist Golf Club Marketing, appeared this morning on Teed Off" with host Brian Katrek on the PGA Tour Network to talk about the performance benefits and technology of Titleist's newest equipment offerings.
Topics covered during the "What's in the Bag Wednesday" segment, included:
• New Titleist AP1 and AP2 (712 Series) irons;• New Vokey Design Spin Milled SM4 wedges; • Titleist 910 metals extension for moderate swing speed players; and• The success of Titleist equipment players on the 2011 PGA Tour.
You can listen to an audio replay by clicking the play button in the player below.
The PGA Tour Network is broadcast on Sirius 208 and XM 93.