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.

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TITLEIST EXTENDS 910 METAL OFFERINGS 
WITH ADDITIONAL LOFT AND SHAFT OPTIONS
New Lofts and Lightweight Shafts Combine to Serve the Full Spectrum of Serious Golfers, including those with more Moderate Swing Speeds.


Fairhaven, MA (November 30, 2011) – Seeking to deliver improved long game performance and an unrivaled level of fitting precision to any golfer who is serious about his or her game, Titleist announces the expansion of its pioneering 910 metals line.  Validated on the most demanding proving grounds in the game, the worldwide professional golf tours, Titleist 910 drivers, fairway metals and hybrids feature the fastest, most stable head designs Titleist has ever created, as well as the ground-breaking SureFit Tour (SFT) dual-angle hosel.  The SureFit hosel is innovative, patented technology that allows the loft and lie to be independently adjusted and set, ensuring a degree of fitting precision previously available only on Tour.   Now, in order to meet the specific needs of golfers with more moderate swing speeds, Titleist introduces new lofts to the 910 metals family, as well as new lightweight shaft options that will optimize all-around performance for a wider array of golfers.


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Another stomach-turning, six-round session of PGA Tour Q-School is in the books, with Pro V1x loyalist Richard H. Lee the most likely poster boy from this year's graduating class.

Lee, a former All-American at the University of Washington, played his final five holes in 5-under-par Sunday afternoon at PGA West, rolling his Pro V1x golf ball in for birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to secure his 2012 PGA Tour card by a shot.

On 18, Lee (pictured, inset) hit his approach from 142 yards directly into the blaring sun, toward a green guarded by both water and bunkers. He blocked the rays with his right hand as his Pro V1x landed on the front of the green, bounced once and checked up 7 feet from the hole, leaving him just two putts from one of the best jobs in golf. He only needed one.

Such dramatics are a constant every year at Q-School. As are Titleist equipment players at the top of the leader board.

Twenty of the 27 players that earned 2012 PGA Tour cards trusted Titleist golf balls for their success, including Q-School medalist and Pro V1x loyalist Brendan Todd, who closed with a 4-under 68 to shoot a six-round total of 17-under 415.

Titleist Brand Ambassadors Bobby Gates (T-3), Jarrod Lyle (T-5), Will Claxton (T-18) and Mark Anderson (T-24) all earned full playing privileges next season trusting Pro V1x golf balls, Titleist 910 drivers and fairways metals, 712 Series irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges and Scotty Cameron putters.

As for victory celebrations, look to Lyle and fellow Pro V1x loyalist Vaughn Taylor, each of whom tied for fifth to earn their return trips to the PGA Tour.

Lyle is getting married Saturday in Australia. Taylor's scheduled to tie the knot Saturday in the Bahamas.

Of the 173 players at the final stage, 121 played a Titleist golf ball, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 16. Titleist was also No. 1 in Iron Sets (49), Putters (53) and Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (150).

Here's a closer look at the Titleist equipment used by the Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists in earning their 2012 PGA Tour card (listed by finish at Q-School):

• Pro V1 players: T-5. Vaughn Taylor; T-18. Scott Dunlap; T-27*. Nathan Green.

• Pro V1x players: 1. Brendon Todd; T-5. Tommy Biershenk; T-8. Bob Estes; T-13. Roberto Castro, Jeff Maggert, T-18. Patrick Sheehan; T-18. Greg Owen, Daniel Summerhays, Edward Loar; T-24. Richard H. Lee.

T-3. Bobby Gates
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D3 9.5 (Mitsubishi Diamana 'ahina 60)
Fairway: Titleist 910F 13.5 (Mitsubishi Diamana 'kaili 80)
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 18.0 (Mitsubishi Diamana 'ahina 90)
Iron: Titleist CB (712 Series) 3 (True Temper Project X)
Irons: Titleist MB (712 Series) 4-9 (True Temper Project X)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM4 48º, 54º, 58º (True Temper Project X)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Kombi Long

T-5. Jarrod Lyle
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D3 8.5 (Mitsubishi Diamana 'ahina 60)
Fairway: Titleist 909F2 13.5 (Mitsubishi Diamana White)
Iron: Titleist AP2 (712 Series) 3-5 (NS Pro Prototype)
Irons: Titleist MB (712 Series) 6-9 (NS Pro Prototype)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM4 48º, 56º, TVD60º (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport

T-18. Will Claxton
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D3 10.5 (Fujikura Motore Speeder 6.0)
Fairway: Titleist 910F 15.0 (UST Mayima Axiv Core 79)
Irons: Titleist MB (712 Series) 4-PW (True Temper Project X)
Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled 52º, 58º (True Temper Project X)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Kombi

T-24. Mark Anderson
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (UST Mayima Pro Force 76)
Fairway metal: Titleist 910Fd 15º (Aldila VooDoo XVS8)
Hybrid: Titleist 910H 19º (Aldila VooDoo XVS9)
Irons: Titleist AP2 (712 Series) 4-PW (True Temper Dynamic Gold)
WedgesVokey Design Spin Milled SM4 52º,  58º & 62º (True Temper Dynamic Gold S400)
PutterScotty Cameron Kombi Long

*One other competitor that tied for 27th also played a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.

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