FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (April 29, 2014) – New Titleist Vokey TVD wedges, designed by Master Craftsman Bob Vokey, provide golfers with the performance and versatility for improved shotmaking through new Spin Milled TX3 grooves and the tour’s most popular shapes and grinds.

Vokey TVD wedges are the result of Vokey’s continuous collaboration with the best players in the world. Since 2004, Vokey Design wedges have been the #1 wedge on the PGA Tour and the most played wedge at every level of competitive golf.

TVD, meaning “Tour Van Design,” originated from Vokey’s work on-site at Tour events, at his grinding wheel inside the Titleist Tour Van shaping and grinding wedges based on players’ needs. The TVD shape is lower in the par (or heel) area and more rounded in the toe for a classic look.

The new Vokey TVD-M and TVD-K models, two of Vokey’s most-requested grinds on the PGA Tour, are available beginning May 7 on Vokey.com and through authorized Titleist accounts as part of the WedgeWorks Exclusives lineup. Each model is offered in two finishes (California Chrome and Black Ion) and fully-customizable – from length, lie, loft and weight porting, to toe engraving, personalized stamping, custom grips, shafts, shaftbands and ferrules.

All TVD wedges now feature the new, deeper Spin Milled TX3 grooves, delivering more spin for precision trajectory and distance control and improved greenside performance. TX3 scorelines, a progressive design with seven percent larger groove volume, produce additional backspin by channeling away grass and sand for improved contact between the ball and groove edge. Proprietary Spin Milled technology also provides trajectory and distance control through precisely milled grooves and machined face texture, significantly reducing the chance of “flyers” from the rough.

The new Vokey TVD-K – available in 54º to 60º lofts – is the culmination of Vokey’s work with several PGA Tour players, including Adam Scott and Jason Dufner, to develop a sole that is playable in a variety of conditions. TVD-K features a wider, more cambered sole than any other Vokey model, making it very easy to use out of the bunker but still playable for a variety of shots around the green. The newest addition to the series, the TVD-K 54, provides a wide-sole sand wedge option that is not available in the new Vokey Spin Milled 5 (SM5) lineup.

“The K grind has been a huge hit for us,” Vokey said. “It’s only been on Tour for a couple of years but we already have 30 guys using it. I think the secret is the cambered sole. It is wide and forgiving, but the camber keeps the club moving through the turf. So it’s playable in a variety of conditions.”

The new TVD-M – available in 50º to 60º lofts – is the result of PGA Tour feedback on the design, shape and performance of the original TVD series. The new TVD-M has a more rounded teardrop profile, matching the shape of the TVD-K, with increased playability from the crescent-shaped M grind sole. The moderate effective bounce of the TVD-M makes it an excellent all-condition wedge.

“We’ve had a lot of requests to match up the chassis, or shape, of the TVD-M with the TVD-K,” Vokey said. “It’s the natural progression of the series. We now have three distinct shapes in the Vokey family: the SM5 with a high toe peak, the rounded teardrop of the TVD, and the compact look of the Hand Ground series. We have a look to fit anyone’s eye.”

NEW MODELS: For 2014, all TVD models feature the new Spin Milled TX3 grooves for additional spin with trajectory and distance control. The lineup also features the new TVD-K 54º, a wider sole sand wedge with camber. The TVD-M line has a new shape, with a more rounded teardrop profile.

NEW LOOKS: Vokey TVD-M and TVD-K wedges are available in two finishes, California Chrome and Black Ion, both exclusive to WedgeWorks. Both models also feature all-new Vokey graphics.

LOFT/BOUNCE COMBINATIONS: 


TVD VS. SM5: The K grind offerings in the Vokey SM5 line (58.11, 60.11) have slightly wider soles and 1º more effective bounce than TVD-K (58.10, 60.10). The TVD-M 56.12 model has similar sole width with 2º more effective bounce than the SM5 56.10M.

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS: Like all WedgeWorks offerings, golfers can craft their wedges to fit both their game and personality with a nearly endless array of custom options.

WedgeWorks Exclusives offer four different character stamping styles – Straight, Freestyle,
Snow and the new Snow Dot option – in up to eight letters and/or numbers and one of 12 paintfill colors, from Oceanside Blue and Cerveza Yellow to Key Lime and Cowboy Orange.

“There isn’t a wedge I make on Tour that doesn’t have some type of personalized stamping,” said Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill, who works on the Titleist Tour Van. “Jason Dufner, for example, likes me to stamp ‘DUF’ on all his wedges. Zach Johnson has the names of children. Kevin Na has ‘NA’ in snow stamping all over the wedge. It’s totally personal.”

There are four toe-stamp options – Tour Saw, BV Custom, BV Diamonds and BV Clover – in 48 total possible color combinations. Golfers can also choose from seven different custom shaftbands and three ferrule options.

WedgeWorks offers BV grips in a variety of textures and colors to match the player’s look and feel preferences. New this year is the Vokey Whiteout Green Multi-Compound grip from Golf Pride along with the Vokey Niion Green grip from Golf Pride. Vokey also offers the WedgeWorks-only Kangaroo Leather grip in pinot red from GripMaster.

A high-performance shaft matrix includes wedge-specific shafts such as the Dynamic Gold Spinner and KBS Hi-Rev. The full complement of the Titleist custom shaft matrix is also available including graphite and lightweight shafts. WedgeWorks wedges can be laser etched on the shaft with up to 20 characters or numbers, offering an easy way to highlight a birthday, event or a player’s full name.

All Vokey wedges can be adjusted for length, loft and lie angle. Weight porting on the back of the wedge to dial in a specific swingweight is also available.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY: Vokey TVD-K and TVD-M wedges will be available May 7 through WedgeWorks on Vokey.com or by custom order, with a suggested retail price of $160 plus personalization packages.

ON THE WEB: http://www.vokey.com/

Players trusting Titleist golf balls continue to top leaderboards on golf's biggest stages, as three more Titleist loyalists captured titles this week across the worldwide professional tours.

On the European Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexander Levy trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist golf clubs to secure his first European Tour title with a four-shot win at the Volvo China Open.

Levy was joined in the winners' circle by the winner of the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, who relied on her Pro V1 golf ball to seal a one-stroke victory and by Pro V1 loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita, who won in playoff fashion at the Japan Tour's Tsuruya Open.

With three more wins this week, Titleist’s year-to-date victory count advances to 47. That's more than six times the nearest competitor with 7 and more than all competitors combined.

 In total, 6,707 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2014 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 1,041 and more than all competitors combined.

Let's recap the week on Tour with some quick highlights from this past weekend’s action.

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EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR: Volvo China Open

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Volvo China Open with 104 players in the field of 156 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 23 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist Brand Ambassador Alexander Levy secured his first European Tour title with a four-shot win at the Volvo China Open.

The Frenchman became the 20th different winner of the event in its 20th staging.

Levy shot a final round 69, which included two closing birdies, en route to a 19-under-par, 269 victory total. His birdie on the par-5 No. 17th included a magnificent second shot over the lake to reach the green in two.

When asked after the win about the shot, which was struck with his AP2 3-iron, Levy said,

“I hit one of my best shots on 17. I didn’t feel pressure on the golf course because I’m confident. I like the pressure. I practice for the pressure, and I had confidence in that 3-iron shot.”

What's in Alexander Levy's Bag?

Golf Ball: Pro V1x
Driver: 913D3 (9.5º) with Project X Graphite Tour Issue 7 shaft, C1 SureFit setting
Fairways: 913F (13.5º) with Project X Graphite Tour Issue 7 shaft, B1 SureFit setting
Irons: AP2 (714 series) 3-iron and MB (714 series) irons (4-PW) with Project X steel shafts
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 gap (52º) and lob (58º) wedges with Dynamic Gold steel shafts

FAST FACT: Levy fired a course record 62 on Friday at Genzon Golf Club.

The victory was the ninth for Titleist golf ball loyalists on this year’s European Tour, more than four times the nearest competitor with 2.

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LPGA TOUR: Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic with 101 players in the field of 144 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined.

The winner of the event relied on a Pro V1 golf ball to capture her first LPGA Tour win as a professional. She birdied the final hole en route to a 3-under 69, good for a 12-under 276 total and a one-stroke margin of victory over Pro V1x loyalist Stacy Lewis.

Pro V1 loyalist Jenny Shin closed with a 4-under 68 to finish in solo third, a further shot back.

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JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Tsuruya Open

Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Tsuruya Open with 54 players (T1) trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball.

It was an all-Pro V1 playoff at the Tsuruya Open where Titleist golf ball loyalist Hiroyuki Fujita topped Titleist Brand Ambassador Sang-Hyun Park (Pro V1 golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, 913H hybrid, 712U 4-iron, MB (714 series) irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron GSS putter) with a par save on the first playoff hole.

Fujita, who won this event in 2012, fired a closing 4-under 67 at Yamanohara Golf Club to tie Park in regulation with a 13-under 271 total.

“Not even in my dreams did I think I would get this result so I am delighted,” said Fujita after sealing the victory.

The win marks Fujita’s 16th career victory.

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PGA TOUR: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

 Titleist was the golf ball of choice at the Zurich Classic with 97 players in the field of 156 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all other golf balls combined.

Titleist was also the top choice in approach, sand and lob wedges (149); and putters (53).

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ASIAN TOUR: CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters with 104 players in the field of 153 trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all competitors combined.

 

The PGA Tour is in the Big Easy for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where Team Titleist was on site earlier in the week to capture the sights and sounds as players prepared to take on the challenging TPC Louisiana. 

Last year, Pro V1x loyalist Billy Horschel shot a final round 8-under par 64 to capture his first PGA Tour title.

 This year, 97 players in the field of 156 will be trusting Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, more than five times the nearest competitor with 19 and more than all other golf balls combined.

Titleist is also the top choice this week in approach, sand and lob wedges (149); and putters (53).

Watch the video above and join us for a walk inside the ropes.

Good luck to all of #TeamTitleist this weekend! 

On his way to capturing the Wannamaker Trophy at the 2013 PGA Championship, Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Dufner knocked down a few flagsticks over the course of four days at Oak Hill Country Club.

And in this tip, Jason explains how to add this key shot to your bag for those windy days and when it's time to attack those back-of-the-green pin locations.

#TeamTitleist

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (April 24, 2014) – Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation day or another special occasion, there’s an easy way to show appreciation for the golfers in one’s life: Say it with Titleist.

Titleist, the #1 ball in golf, is currently offering free personalization on every Titleist golf ball dozen, a spring gift-giving solution that’s tried and true.

From now until June 15, personalization charges will be waived on all custom orders of Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x, NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity and DT SoLo golf balls. Free personalization is also available on orders of Pro V1 and Pro V1x, the world’s best selling and most trusted golf balls, with double-digit play numbers (00 and 11-99).

Personalization includes up to three lines of block text (17 characters per line) imprinted on each golf ball in black, blue, green, red or pink ink. Popular choices include names, nicknames, initials and special messages, as well as social media usernames (i.e., @Titleist) and hashtags (i.e., #TeamTitleist).

On Pro V1 and Pro V1x models, the combination of a single- or double-digit play number with personalization is often used to commemorate a holiday, birthday, anniversary or other significant date or event. Other popular double-digit choices include lucky or favorite numbers and athlete jersey numbers. Many players choose a score (i.e. 79) they’re striving to shoot.

The minimum order for free personalization is just one dozen. Orders can be placed by visiting any authorized Titleist golf shop. To locate a local Titleist golf shop, please visit the Titleist golf shop locator at: http://www.titleist.com/find-a-golf-shop. For custom individual and double-digit play numbers, an additional charge may apply.

PROMOTION DETAILS:
• U.S. customers only.*

• Offer: Free personalization.
• Products: All Titleist golf ball models.

• Imprint: Black, Blue, Red, Green or Pink ink.
• 1 color per personalization.
• Maximum 17 characters per line, up to 3 lines of personalization
• Minimum: 1 dozen (packaged in std. dozens)
• Play numbers: Pro V1 and Pro V1x (1-9, 00, 11-99); NXT Tour and NXT Tour S (1-9); Velocity (1-4, 00, 11, 22, 33); DT SoLo (1-4).
• Dates: An order must be placed between April 14-June 15, 2014.
• Orders for individual and double-digit play numbers may incur an additional charge.
• Lead-time: 2 weeks.

*Note: Free personalization promotions may also available in markets outside the U.S. Please refer to the Titleist website in each respective market for complete details.

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