Titleist Staff Professional Don "Chip" Essig – a PGA Master Professional and co-owner of Essig Golf Management, operating three Indianapolis-area public golf courses – took center stage at last week's PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

Inside a theater at the Orange Country Convention Center filled with fellow PGA Professionals from around the country, Essig was honored as the 2011 PGA Professional of the Year, a testament to the overwhelming commitment and compassion he has displayed throughout his career in golf.

 You may have read about Chip recently in the December edition of PGA Magazine, which highlights his work with PGA grow-the-game initiatives, the PGA Rules Committee, Indiana PGA Section board of directors and Special Olympics, not to mention his daily interactions with members, staff and fellow PGA Professionals.

The article also focuses on the relationship with his father (and business partner), Don, also a PGA Master Professional. Chip and Don are the only father-son duo of PGA Master Professionals in the history.

This month, Titleist is celebrating Chip's service to the game in a print ad that will run on the back of PGA Magazine in February.

To learn more about Chip and his career, please watch the video at the top of the page.

For a closer look at Chip's Titleist print ad, click here.

Fairhaven, MA (January 31, 2012) - Titleist, Golf’s Symbol of Excellence, proudly announces the selection of Bill Kent and Dewitt Miles as 2011 Sales Representatives of the Year.  The official presentation to recognize Kent and Miles for this distinguished honor took place during the Titleist National Brand Meeting in Orlando.  


This week's Team Titleist Trivia contest comes direct from the floor of the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show!

We had a great week here in Orlando, Fla., and we'd like to thank all of the Team Titleist members that were able to stop by the Titleist booth and say hello.

For those of you that weren't able to to make it, here's your chance to get in on the action and win an exclusive prize from Team Titleist.

As the 2012 PGA Show comes to a close, we've got 12 prizes to give away...

FIVE winners will receive a Golf Fitness Academy (Season 7) DVD signed by Titleist Performance Institute Co-Founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips and a Limited Edition Royal Blue Vintage TT Tee. 

FOUR winners will receive a Limited Edition Team Titleist hat.

And THREE winners will receive a Limited Edition/Tour-Inspired Red FootJoy ProDry® Pique Solid Team Titleist Shirt.

Here's the question:
What's the name of the new Titleist golf ball pictured below?

(Need a hint? Watch this.)

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: To enter the contest, log in to your Team Titleist account and then add a comment (see below) to this blog post with the correct answer to the above question by Monday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.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.


(Sorry U.S. only. Here's some more info: Why are Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?)

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**UPDATE: Thanks everyone for entering! Congrats to our winners...

Golf Fitness Academy (Season 7) DVD signed by Titleist Performance Institute Co-Founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips and a Limited Edition Royal Blue Vintage TT Tee:
Ethan J
Chris B
Evan L
Becca B

Limited Edition Team Titleist hat:
Gary B
Kevin D
Garrett C

Limited Edition/Tour-Inspired Red FootJoy ProDry® Pique Solid Team Titleist Shirt:
Tom S
Jeff K
Joe D

To our winners: You will receive an e-mail from Team Titleist this week. In the meantime, please make sure the address in your Team Titleist profile is up to date, as we will be shipping your prize to that address.

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Master Craftsman Bob Vokey and Vokey Marketing Manager Dave Neville have had a busy few days at the 2012 PGA Merchandise show, speaking with golfers, golf media and PGA Professionals about the new SM4 wedges, WedgeWorks Exclusives lineup and Vokey Store items.

For those of you who couldn't make to Orlando, Fla., this week, Bob and Dave also got together with Team Titleist's Eric Soderstrom to film a video tour, which you can watch in the above video.

The 2012 PGA Merchandise Show is officially under way here in Orlando, Fla., and the floor is already buzzing with excitement.

Late last night, we popped into the Orange County Convention Center to get a sneak peek of the Titleist booth before the crowds arrived.

In the above video, join Team Titleist's Eric Soderstrom as he takes you on a quick tour of our new booth, featuring the newest additions to the Titleist golf ball family.

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