The Titleist Tour Van pulled out of Congressional Country Club yesterday afternoon after three action-packed workdays, but we've still got pictures rolling in to Team Titleist.

Check out the slideshow below for more great photos from the last couple days at the U.S. Open, inside and outside the TTV.

(Thanks again to photographer and Team Titleist member Greg Moore for contributing to this slideshow.)

If you missed the first two parts of our U.S. Open slideshows, click here: Part 1Part 2.


Hello Team Titleist, welcome to my first blog about the 2011 Canadian Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.  My name is Lindsay Bernakevitch, past Canadian Tour player, past Canadian Open participant(2003), current professional at Shaughnessy G&CC, and your behind the scenes guide for the next few weeks leading up to this year's RBC Canadian Open.  I am hoping to give you some cool insights into the week by week preparation for this year's Open.  I want to cover everything from course set up, to inside player scoops and anything else that might catch my attention along the way.  So, without further ado....

With most of BC wrapped up in Stanley Cup fever (don't want to talk about game 7), the golf season has got off to a slow start here on the west coast. The unseasonably cold and wet spring has not helped the cause either as most  courses in the Lower Mainland are at about 50% of the usual rounds played, compared to most years.  However, the lack of play has helped in the conditioning of our golf course.  One of the biggest changes from the 2005 Open is the fullness and consistency of the grass on the course, in particular the rough.  Already our rough is at a consistent 3.5 inches throughout the golf course and believe me, if you miss a fairway, there is not an easy lie to be found.  With the rough expected to be at 4.5 inches by the beginning if the tournament week it seems things will only get harder!!! 

There is lots of other Open related action at the club as well....just this week construction began on the sky boxes around the 18th green and to the Golf Canada house pavilion on the driving range.  I have to admit, I am looking forward to hitting a few shots into the 18th when the grand stands are up and imagining myself in contention down the stretch...those childhood dreams never die.  In fact, earlier this week I won a 3 hole playoff to advance through the first stage of qualifying for this year's Open.  So at least for a while the dream can live on.

If you have any questions for me please feel free to post them in the "Discussions" section here on Team Titleist.  Look forward to updating you again in the very near future.  Meanwhile, be sure to check out the pictures I took of the course in the slide show below.




Lindsay Bernakevitch

Assistant Professional - Shaughnessy G&CC

What's one way to test every single aspect of your golf game?

Easy. Play in a U.S. Open.

Dave Phillips of the Titleist Performance Institute – co-host of "Golf Fitness Academy" on Golf Channel – spent the last few days walking the fairways (and trudging through the rough) at this week's U.S. Open venue, Congressional Country Club, while putting in some practice-round work with several of our Titleist Brand Ambassadors.

Dave also took some time to give Team Titleist an in-depth look at the variety of shots, lies and conditions that players will face this week while challenging for a place in golf history.

You can check out Dave's analysis in the video below.

Thanks to Dave and the TPI TV crew for the great work!

The start to the 111th United States Open Championship is now less than 24 hours away.

What else can we say? It's crunch time.

Photographer Greg Moore, a loyal Team Titleist member, kindly sent along some great photos from the practice rounds at Congressional Country Club, including a swing sequence of Titleist Brand Ambassador Nick Watney and one of his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges (pictured below).

Click on the image below to check out all of the photos – and stay tuned to the Titleist Tour Blog (as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts) for more pics and updates soon from Congressional.

Thanks again, Greg!


The first two days of U.S. Open week have been greeted with great weather – and even greater focus.

To be sure, Team Titleist has enjoyed observing all of the major preparation that is happening at Congressional Country Club, outside on the course and practice areas as well as inside the Titleist Tour Van.

"It's always going to be tough out there," Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald told the media Tuesday. "As they say, par is always a good score at U.S. Opens and just to kind of stay patient but not be too defensive, but just go play your own game and try and have some fun."

You can check out pictures from the first couple of practice days in the slideshow below. And stay tuned tomorrow and the rest of the week for more pictures and equipment updates from the U.S. Open.

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