The back nine at Augusta National features two of the most famous, picturesque and challenging par 3's in golf: Nos. 12 ("Golden Bell," 155 yards) and 16 ("Redbud," 170 yards).

Fun fact: There are also two par 3s on the front that demand just as much attention from the players.

No. 4, "Flowering Crab Apple" is a 240-yard par-3 with a green that slopes back to front and is guarded by two large bunkers. It is the fourth most difficult hole in Masters history, having played to a 3.29 stroke average. (No. 12 has played to a 3.3.)

Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker ranked No. 4 and No. 11 as Augusta's two toughest holes this week in a USA Today article. "That par-3 is brutal," he said.

No. 6, "Juniper" is a downhill par-3 with a large, undulating green that offers a variety of treacherous pin positions. It has played to a 3.14 stroke average. 

"You can hit it in close one day and have a 50-footer the next," says Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson.

Team Titleist spoke with several players in this week's Masters field about the two holes – and why making par on either hole never hurts.

Take a look in the above video.

With the new 2012 Titleist Staff Bags making their PGA Tour debut this week at the season’s first major, we are excited to bring Team Titleist an exclusive opportunity to win Zach Johnson’s staff bag.

That’s right – one lucky Team Titleist member will become the proud new owner of an autographed Zach Johnson staff bag complete with his tour-logoed front panel.

Click here to enter the sweepstakes and check out the video below for a special message from Zach.

Good luck!

Complete Sweepstakes Rules

Five Titleist Brand Ambassadors are making their Masters debuts this week, all of them recent first-time winners of the PGA Tour: Webb SimpsonScott StallingsBrendan Steele and Harrison Frazar.

So, what's it like to find an invitation to the Masters in your mailbox?

Team Titleist recently caught with Webb and Scott to talk about driving down Magnolia Lane for the first time and what they've learned from their early practice rounds at Augusta National.

See what they had to say in the above video.

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson's trip to Butler Cabin to accept the green jacket as 2007 Masters champion.

Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and bag of Titleist equipment, Zach birdied three of his final six holes that Sunday at a gusty Augusta National for a closing 3-under 69 and two-shot victory over some of golf's biggest names.

Later that evening in the Masters media center, Zach delivered what would become one of the Masters' more memorable lines: "I'm Zach Johnson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That's about it. I'm a normal guy."

Team Titleist recently caught up with the "normal guy" to talk about his extraordinary feat and the confidence he had in his golf ball and equipment coming down the stretch on golf's most pressure-packed day – especially on his second shot into No. 11, which players in a recent Sports Illustrated survey ranked as the "hardest shot' at Augusta National.

Check it out in the above video.

Titleist Brand Ambassador (and Masters rookie) Scott Stallings has four brand-new, freshly-painted, custom-stamped Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges in the bag this week at Augusta National, thanks to both Master Craftsman Bob Vokey and Team Titleist.

About 10 days ago, as Bob was building Scott's new wedges, he sent Scott a text message: "How do you want these stamped?"

Scott quickly turned to Team Titleist members, asking them to send in their ideas.

After reading through close to 1,800 stamping suggestions, Scott picked the ones sent in by Team Titleist members Bill S., Nicholas S., Michael M. and Ben L. – one for each of his four Vokeys.

For pics of Scott's new wedges and the stamping process, check out the slideshow below.

To begin building your own set of custom Vokey wedges, head over to WedgeWorks on Vokey.com to see all of the personalization and customization options available.

You can also send in your current Vokeys to WedgeWorks Services for the full Tour treatment, including regripping, reshafting, cleaning and buffing, restoring paintfill, custom stamping, loft/lie adjustment, custom ferrule installation, laser etching on the shaft and weight porting.

Sweepstakes Rules and Community Policy

1 2 3
4
5