Posted: September 28, 2012
The Ryder Cup is finally here and to help us create even more excitement as we head into the weekend, Scotty Cameron stopped by Team Titleist with some very special gifts - a set of his latest limited edition headcovers.
Inspired by the good ol' Stars and Stripes, Scotty created headcovers for a driver, fairway, utility and putter with a patriotic feel. Club Cameron members jumped at the opportunity to get their hands on this release earlier in the week and the headcovers sold out rather quickly, but thanks to Scotty, Team Titleist is bringing you a chance to win one of these collectibles.
Scotty put aside one of each headcover for this week's Team Titleist sweepstakes and we will randomly select four (4) Grand Prize winners who will each receive one (1) head cover.
Note: One winner will receive the driver headcover; one winner will receive the fairway headcover; one winner will receive the utility headcover; and one winner will receive the putter headcover.
Each winner will also receive one (1) dozen Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls.
So what do you need to do to enter for a chance to win?
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 your golf ball model of choice (Pro V1 or Pro V1x) by Monday, October 1, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.*
Sample Comment: Pro V1
Please Note: You must be a Team Titleist member to enter. Only one entry per person. This contest is only open to residents of the United States. (Here's some more info: Why are Titleist sweepstakes U.S. only?). No purchase necessary.
Keep in mind all blog comments are moderated by an administrator and it may take some time for your comment to be approved and appear on the site. Do not post multiple replies as this will disqualify you from the sweeps.
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**UPDATE** Congratulations to our Sweeps Winners!
• Ben M.• Chad M.• Michael M.• Dan W.
Thanks to everyone who entered and make sure you stay tuned to Team Titleist for more exclusive opportunities.
It's a weekend that only comes around every other year. And as Team Europe looks to retain the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club in Illinois, Team USA's focus will be on securing the necessary 14 1/2 points to reclaim the cup.
This event is known for emotional swings and unpredictable results, but one thing is for sure - more players will trust Titleist golf balls than any other golf ball at the Ryder Cup.
The list of elite players includes Titleist Brand Ambassadors Steve Stricker, Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, and Zach Johnson along with Pro V1x loyalists Bubba Watson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Paul Lawrie and Luke Donald.
With 28 matches scheduled over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday at golf's premier team event, there is a lot on the line and a lot of golf to be played. As we head toward a weekend of exciting golf, here's a quick look inside the bags of the Titleist Brand Ambassadors.
Jason DufnerBall: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: 910D2 9.5º SureFit Tour setting A•1 (Diamana 'ahina 60)Fairway: Prototype 913 13.5º (Diamana 'ilima 80)Fairway: 906F2 18º (Prolite Fairway for Titleist)Irons: AP2 (Project X)Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 56º and 60º (Project X)Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype
Posted: September 26, 2012
The Ryder Cup is always action packed and to help kick up the excitement leading into the weekend, we're coming to you with an exclusive sweepstakes. This is your chance to take home one of the commemorative wedges that the Vokey WedgeWorks Team designed for Vokey Wedge loyalists on this year's Team U.S.A.
Every wedge that Master Craftsman Bob Vokey creates is a high performance short game tool designed to deliver the precise technology required for precise shots, and these wedges add some extra patriotic flair to the equation.
We went behind the scenes with the team earlier in the week to take a closer look at the making of these limited edition wedges and they are sure to be a stand out in any collection.
Check out the slideshow below for a closer look at the wedges up for grabs and click here to enter the sweeps!
(Sorry, U.S. only. Here's why... Make sure you check out Team Titleist UK if you live in the United Kingdom or Ireland. If you're outside the UK or Ireland, click here for another European opportunity.)
Congratulations to our Sweeps Winners!
• Thomas Cheek• Nick Hausman
Thanks to everyone who entered and make sure you check out Vokey.com.
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Whether you plan to cheer on Team USA or Team Europe, the Vokey WedgeWorks crew's latest creations are certainly something we can all root for this week as the teams square off at the 39th Ryder Cup.
Master Craftsman Bob Vokey will tell you that he has the best R&D Team in the world because he credits much of his design and development success to working with the best players on the PGA Tour. With the player feedback jotted down in one of his trusty notebooks, he always heads back to the grinding wheel in the pursuit of delivering the best performing wedges in golf.
And every time the Ryder Cup rolls around, The Voke works with his team to create some special wedges for all of the Vokey loyalists in the field as a way to say thanks.
This year's commemorative wedges continue to raise the bar when it comes to turning his already beautiful short game tools into works of art and Team Titleist is here to bring you the exclusive behind the scenes video of the making of these wedges.
Don't forget to check out the slideshow below for some more close-ups and stay tuned to Team Titleist this week. We may have something special planned...
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Don't forget to check out Vokey.com!
Posted: September 24, 2012
Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis captured her third LPGA Tour title of the year on Sunday, winning the Navistar LPGA Classic to lead a five-win week for Titleist golf ball players. Lewis, 27, fired a 3-under 69 in the final round, good for an 18-under 270 and a two-shot margin of victory. The win marks her second win this year in the State of Alabama (Lewis won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic victory in April, as well the ShopRite LPGA Classic in June.)
Once the final putt fell, Lewis told reporters that "winning never gets easier", but recently the 27-year-old Texan has exhibited a keen ability to close out tournaments.
“I was definitely a lot more comfortable coming down the stretch knowing that I could hit the shots and knowing how to handle my nerves and knowing that I'm going to hit a drive probably 300 yards on the last hole, and just knowing how your body reacts to the pressure I think helps you a lot.”
Lewis demonstrated consistent play throughout the bag at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails, highlighted by 86% of greens hit in regulation and a 28.75 putts per round average. Much of her success can be attributed to her evolving outlook and perspective. “I'm not a person defined by my success,” Lewis said. “I just love playing golf, and if I play pretty well, it's just a bonus.”
With the win, Lewis moves up to the No. 2 spot on the Rolex Rankings, behind fellow Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng. She also takes the lead in the Rolex Player of the Year Points standings, followed closely by Pro V1 loyalist Jiyai Shin.
Angela Stanford, Mi Jung Hur and Haeji Kang all trusted a Pro V1 golf ball to share 3rd place at 15-under 273. Beatriz Recari (Pro V1) finished a further shot back, tied for sixth.
Of the ten players who finished tied for 8th or better at the event, seven relied on a Titleist golf ball. Titleist was the most played golf ball at the Navistar LPGA Classic with 101 players, more than nine times the nearest competitor and more than all competing brands combined.
WEB.COM: On Sunday, Luke Guthrie (Pro V1x) charged from five strokes back to win his second Web.com Tour event in as many weeks, firing a final round 6-under 66 to finish on top at the WNB Golf Classic.
With a clutch par-saving, 12-foot putt on the last, Guthrie posted a 17-271 total, one shot clear of two players, including Pro V1 loyalist Cameron Percy. Guthrie, who last week's Albertson's Boise Open, now vaults to the No. 1 spot on the Web.com money list with five events remaining.
"I'm just trying to ride it out," Guthrie said, referring to his current hot streak. "As a golfer you go through these runs where the hole gets bigger, your mind slows down and it seems easy. The trick in golf is have more days like this than the bad ones."
Since the first of his seven Web.com starts in late July, the 22-year-old Guthrie has posted six top-10 finishes that include two wins, a playoff runner-up, a T3, T6, and a T10 He also played in three 2012 PGA TOUR events finishing T19, T5 and T18, all while splitting time, finishing up his work towards a business degree at the University of Illinois.
Guthrie becomes the second player to win in back-to-back weeks this year, joining Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Kohles, who won the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational and the Cox Classic in successive weeks.
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Aaron Goldberg and Brett Wetterich shared 4th place at 15-under 273.
What's In Aaron Goldberg's Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: New 913D2 Fairway Metal: Prototype 913Fd Irons: Titleist CB 4-9 (True Temper Dynamic Gold Steel) Wedge: Vokey Design 48º, 52º, 56º (True Temper Dynamic Gold Steel) Wedge: Vokey SM4 TVD 60º (True Temper Dynamic Gold Steel) Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
What's In Brett Wetterich's Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: New 913D3 Fairway Metal: 910F 15.0º, 17.0 (Graphite Design YS-6+ Fairway ) Irons: Titleist CB 4-9 (True Temper Rifle Steel) Wedge: MB PW (True Temper Rifle Steel) Putter: Scotty Cameron prototype
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the WNB Golf Classic with 103 players in the field of 156, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (41), wedge (165) and putter (66) categories
JAPAN: At the Asia Pacific Panasonic Open, the champion relied on a Pro V1x golf ball to shoot the best round of the day on Sunday, a 9-under 62 that capped a come-from-behind, one-stroke victory.
Overnight leader Masamichi Uehira (Pro V1) took solo 3rd with a score of 14-under 270, three shots off the winning mark of 17-under 267.
Titleist was the top choice of the Asia Pacific Panasonic Open field in the golf ball category with 64 players, more than twice the nearest competitor. Titleist also led the field in the hybrid (40), iron (34) and wedge (127) categories.
KOREA: It was an all-Titleist Pro V1x golf ball final four at the Munsingwear Match Play Championship, where Titleist Brand Ambassador DaeHyun Kim trusted a Pro V1x golf ball and a new prototype 913 driver to defeat Pro V1x loyalist SoonSang Hong 2-and-1 in the championship match. In the semi-finals, Kim defeated Titleist Brand Ambassador J.K. Mo (4-and-3) and Hong outdueled Pro V1x loyalist MinKyu Han (2-up).
Han edged Mo (2-and-1) in the 3rd place consolation match.
What's In DaeHyun Kim's Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Driver: New 913D2 Fairway Metals: 910Fd 15.0º (Fujikura Speeder 757) Hybrids: 910H (Aldila NV 105) Irons: Titleist MB (3-9) Wedge: Vokey Design 46º, 52º, 58º
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 19 players in the field of 32, more than three times the nearest competitor with 5. Titleist was also the top choice in the wedge (128) and putter (60) categories.
LATINOAMERICA TOUR: At the 65 Arturo Calle Colombian Open, the champion trusted a Pro V1 golf ball as he lapped the field, shooting a final round 1-under 71 to wrap up an eight stroke victory. The winner finished at 9-under 279 and has now finished among the top 15 in each of the first three events staged on the fledgling Tour.
PGA TOUR: At the TOUR Championship, Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald shot a final-round 3-under 67, good for a 6-under 274 total and 3rd place by himself. 19 players in the 30-player Tour Championship field trusted Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also first in hybrids (6 - including 1 new prototype 913 hybrid in play), iron sets (8), and sand, lob and approach wedges (26).
Posted: September 22, 2012
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Team Titleist joined 30 of the world's best players at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta this week to take a closer look at the final preparations as the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup reach the finale at the Tour Championship. It has been an exciting race and players are looking to make their final move to take home the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus check.
In total, 19 players in the 30-player field are trusting Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist is also first in hybrids (6 - including 1 new 913 prototype hybrid in play), iron sets (8), and sand, lob and approach wedges (26).
Good luck to all our Titleist loyalists hoping to win the Tour Championship!
Check out the slideshow above for both a closer look at some of the action from earlier in the week.