Posted: October 21, 2011
We're finally here: The final event of the 2011 PGA Tour season, the Children's Miracle Network Classic.And as always, the pressure is high as players try to secure their 2012 PGA Tour cards by finishing inside the top 125 on the money list.On the flip side, Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson and Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald are also in Orlando, Fla., this week grappling for the No. 1 position. (Click here for your chance to win a Team Titleist prize pack featuring autographed items by both Webb and Luke.)In other words, game on...
As he has graciously done throughout the year, photographer and Team Titleist member Greg Moore sent along some pictures from the practice rounds at Walt Disney World Resort to share with Team Titleist, which you can view in the slideshow below. (A few pics from our friends at ScottyCameron.com are also mixed in.)
Thanks Greg for all your great photos!
Posted: October 20, 2011
One of the keys to playing your best golf is learning to keep your club face stable through the impact zone.
Here today with a drill to help you improve your consistency in that area is PGA Professional Mark Blackburn, Director of Golf for Blackburn Golf
and one of Team Titleist's newest contributors. Mark is also a TPI
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor as well as the swing coach for several
PGA Tour players including Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Karlsson and Pro V1x loyalist Heath Slocum.
In the above video, Mark explains how placing a putter grip on an iron (aligned so the flat part of the putter grip is parallel to the leading edge of the club) can teach you to rely more on the rotation of your torso to square the club face at impact. (Note: This is for practice use only!)Stay tuned for more video tips from Mark coming soon right here on Team Titleist.
For more on Mark and his teaching philosophy, please visit his website at www.blackburngolf.com.
Posted: October 19, 2011
In a span of less than 24 hours this week, Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane won a PGA Tour event and welcomed his third child to the world.
Following his playoff victory Sunday evening at the McGladrey Classic, Ben quickly hopped a plane back home to Dallas to be with his wife as they awaited the arrival of their third child. Ben would soon post on Twitter: "It's a girl!!!! Saylor Mackenzie Crane 7.6 lbs Momma and baby are doing great!!"With mother and daughter resting comfortably, Ben was gracious enough to take a couple minutes to check in with Team Titleist (via iPhone video from the hospital room) to talk about his recent visit to the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, Calif., to work with his coach and TPI co-founder, Dr. Greg Rose, and the resulting swing changes that helped him to a fourth-career PGA Tour victory.Click on the above video to hear the entire story from Ben. And be sure to follow Ben on Twitter at @BenCraneGolf.Thank you, Ben! Congratulations (twice)!