Posted: December 6, 2011
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, Harris English; T-18. Patrick Sheehan; T-18. Greg Owen, Daniel Summerhays, Edward Loar; T-24. Richard H. Lee.T-3. Bobby Gates Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: 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 LongT-5. Jarrod LyleBall: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: 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 NewportT-18. Will Claxton Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: 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 KombiT-24. Mark Anderson Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: 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)Wedges: Vokey Design Spin Milled SM4 52º, 58º & 62º (True Temper Dynamic Gold S400)Putter: Scotty Cameron Kombi Long*One other competitor that tied for 27th also played a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.
Posted: December 1, 2011
This summer at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic, Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings played his final nine holes of regulation in 31, ultimately winning the tournament on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff (thanks to one of the most memorable shots of 2011).
This month, Team Titleist is also posting a 31 on the score board. The only difference is that you could be the winner.
Every day from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011, we will be giving away a special prize to a different Team Titleist member in our Team Titleist Holiday Giveaway**.
For those keeping score at home, that's 31 gifts in 31 days. (You will find a list of all the prizes at the bottom of this post.)
To enter, simply log in to your Team Titleist account and leave a comment on this blog post describing your favorite golf memory from 2011.
Each day in December, we will randomly draw one winner from all approved comments. (**UPDATE: Each winner will also be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a Scotty Cameron Newport Putter. Click here for more info.)
Entries submitted by 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, Dec. 2, will be eligible for all 31 drawings.
Entries submitted on subsequent days will be eligible for all remaining drawings after 12 a.m. (EST) the following day. (For example, if we receive your entry at 11 a.m. on
Monday, Dec. 19, you will be eligible for the remaining 13 drawings.)
All entries will close on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 12 a.m. (EST).
(Sorry, U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why is this Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?)Happy Holidays and good luck! We look forward to reading your comments!
TEAM TITLEIST HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY** PRIZES & WINNERS:(Note: We will be announcing the winners every day on the Titleist Facebook page.)Dec. 1: One dozen Team Titleist Golf Balls (Pro V1 or Pro V1x)• Winner: Mark B (markb25)
Dec. 2: Gary Woodland-signed Titleist Hat & Team Titleist Golf Towel• Winner: Mike B (mike-b3)Dec. 3: Yani Tseng-signed Titleist hat & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Aaron S (aarons30)Dec. 4: Nick Watney-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Team Titleist T-Shirt*• Winner: Chris F (chrisf31)Dec. 5: Matteo Manassero-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Team Titleist T-Shirt*• Winner: Nick D (nickd12)Dec. 6: Scott Stallings-signed Titleist Hat & Limited Edition Titleist T-Shirt from 2011 Nationwide Tour Championship (L only)• Winner: Richard F (richardf9)
Dec. 7: One dozen Team Titleist Golf Balls (Pro V1 or Pro V1x)• Winner: Jerry C (jerryc38)Dec. 8: Rory McIlroy-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Brian L (brianl60)Dec. 9: Steve Stricker-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Vokey Oil Can Zero T-Shirt*• Winner: Gordon C (gordonc3)Dec. 10: Lee Westwood-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Jon G (jong5)Dec. 11: Kyle Stanley-signed Titleist Hat & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Christopher T (christophert7)
Dec. 12: Scotty Cameron Pivot Tool & Team Titleist T-Shirt*• Winner: Eric J
(ericj21)Dec. 13: Geoff Ogilvy-signed Pro V1 Golf Ball & Vokey Eye Chart T-Shirt*• Winner: Bobby M (bobbym5) Dec. 14: Cristie Kerr-signed Titleist Hat & Limited Edition 2011 Solheim Cup Titleist golf balls • Winner: Chris S (chris-s4)Dec. 15: Adam Scott-signed Pro V1 Golf Ball & Team Titleist T-Shirt* • Winner: jsummers (jonathans15)Dec. 16: Scott Stallings signed-Titleist Hat & Titleist Winter Hat• Winner: Adrian F (adrianf1)Dec. 17: Rickie Fowler-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Carol C (carolc6)
Dec. 18: Zach Johnson-signed Titleist Hat & Titleist Tour Visor• Winner: John N (johnn12)Dec. 19: Luke Donald-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Titleist Winter Hat• Winner: Tom M (thomasm56)
Dec. 20: Team Titleist Winter Hat & Cart Mitts• Winner: Joe N (joen11)Bonus Prize: Vokey WedgeWorks Towel• Winner: Josh W (joshuaw1)
Dec. 21: Titleist Messenger Bag• Winner: Eric O (erico4)Dec. 22: Nick Watney-signed Titleist Hat & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Brandon B (brandonb26)Dec. 23: Titleist Messenger Bag• Winner: Quentin Y (quentiny1)Dec. 24: Yani Tseng-signed Titleist Hat & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Kenny C (kennyc2)
Dec. 25: One dozen Team Titleist Golf Balls (Pro V1 or Pro V1x)• Winner: Alex C (alexc4)Dec. 26: Brittany Lincicome-signed Titleist visor & Limited Edition 2011 Solheim Cup Titleist golf balls • Winner: Chuck H (chuckh12)
Dec. 27: Lee Westwood-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Titleist Winter Hat• Winner: Edwin U (edwinu1)Dec. 28: Bud Cauley-signed Titleist hat & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Gary B (garyb40)Bonus Prize: Vokey Signature Towel• Winner: Jacob P (jacobp1)Dec. 29: Scotty Cameron Pivot Tool & Team Titleist T-Shirt*• Winner: Ryan I (ryan-i1)Dec. 30: Padraig Harrington-signed Pro V1x Golf Ball & Team Titleist Hat• Winner: Keith L (keithl42)Dec. 31: One dozen Team Titleist Golf Balls (Pro V1 or Pro V1x)• Winner: Collin M (collinmm1)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!
*Please note: In some instances, only L & XL T-shirt sizes may be available.
**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to
Team Titleist members that reside in the United States. Sweepstakes
offered from Dec. 1, 2011, to Jan. 1, 2012. Complete official rules
available at http://www.titleist.com/company/Community-Policy.aspx.
The approximate retail values of the prizes range from $20 to $325,
depending upon the type of prize awarded. Total approximate retail
value of this promotion may range from $620 to $2,725.