Posted: July 27, 2012
Winners of the Titleist Velocity Contest held earlier this spring in Golf Town Stores across Canada were flown (or driven) into Toronto where they were later given exclusive access to a clinic and golf with Titleist PGA Tour Full Line Brand Ambassador, Scott Stallings.
In addition to winning the 2011 Greenbrier, Scott also recently won the 2012 True South Classic this past Sunday for his second career PGA Tour Victory. Scott ranks amongst the longest hitters on tour and was able to show off the long bomb to our guests both on the range and on the golf course.
A small gathering of Golf Town Store Managers from around the Greater Toronto Area were also invited to take part in the day as well. The sun was out and the conditions were perfect at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ontario.
Check out the slideshow below to view pictures from the day.
Posted: July 23, 2012
Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings won the True South Classic Sunday, trusting a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, AP2 (712 Series) irons and a bag of Titleist equipment to shoot four consecutive rounds in the 60s and set a tournament record 24-under 264.
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have combined for 97 victories to so far this season across the worldwide professional tours, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all other golf balls combined.
A total of 12,028 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in those same events, as compared to 1,911 for the nearest competitor.
In his first start ever at Annandale, Stallings held a share of the 54-hole lead, then made back-to-back birdies on the 70 and 71st holes to card a final round 68 and earn his second career victory in just his second season on tour, with his first coming just over a year ago at The Greenbrier Classic.
Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Bohn (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron 350 putter) also shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s and captured second place.
Stallings topped a leaderboard loaded with Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists who occupied the top four positions and were among the 8 of 12 who finished in the top 10 and ties. Pro V1x loyalist Billy Horschel finished solo 3rd, four shots behind Stallings, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley (Pro V1x, 913D2, 910Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons/CB iron, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter), was alone in 4th, another shot back.
Here's a closer look at Scott Stalling's Titleist equipment:Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Mitsubishi 1 graphite)3-wood: Titleist 909F2 13.5º (MItsubishi 3 graphite)Irons: Titleist AP2 (4-9) 712 Series (True Temper steel)Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 48º, 52º, 56º, 60º (True Temper steel)Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio SelectHalf of the 24 players who played a Titleist driver in the True South Classic field relied upon new 913 prototype models, including runner-up Jason Bohn (913D3), Bud Cauley (913D2/4th), and Chris Kirk (913D3/T10).Titleist was the top choice of more players in the True South field of 131 in the golf ball category with 84 (64%), six times the nearest competitor with 14. Titleist was also the field favorite in the wedge (104) and putter (54) categories.
Stallings becomes the tenth different Titleist Brand Ambassador to win on the 2012 PGA TOUR for a total of 12 full product line victories this year. The tee-through-green success of Titleist players translates into more wins across every major product category year-to-date, including: Golf Balls (21, Nearest Competitor 4), Drivers (12, Nearest Competitor 5), Fairway Metals (13, Nearest Competitor 8), Hybrids (9, Nearest Competitor 4), Irons (13, Nearest Competitor 5), Wedges (16, Nearest Competitor 5), and Putters (11, Nearest Competitor 6).
With his win at the True South Classic, Stallings joins fellow Titleist full product line ambassadors Steve Stricker (Hyundai Tournament of Champions), Kyle Stanley (Waste Management Phoenix Open), Bill Haas (Northern Trust Open), Rory McIlroy (Honda Classic), Ben Curtis (Valero Texas Open), Jason Dufner (Zurich Classic, Byron Nelson Championship), Zach Johnson (Crowne Plaza Invitational, John Deere Classic), Webb Simpson (U.S. Open) and Marc Leishman (Travelers Championship) in the Titleist Winners' Circle.
EUROPEAN: Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott posted a runner-up finish at the Open Championship, one shot shy of forcing a playoff. Titleist golf ball loyalist and World No. 1 Luke Donald tied for 5th place.
Posted: July 21, 2012
Believe it or not, there's a debate at this week's Open Championship over the amount of bunkers that guard Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club: Are there 205 or 206?
Whichever the correct number doesn't really matter. Lytham's sand traps are deep and dangerous, and they're also everywhere you look.
To help stay out of the sand and in the short grass, some players have opted to add another long iron to their set up.
According to Titleist Tour Representative Mattias Jelver, at least eight players will be carrying a new Titleist 2 or 3-iron to try and navigate their way off the tee.
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott (AP2 2-iron), Jason Dufner (AP1 3-iron) and Greg Chalmers (CB 2-iron), among others, have the new stick in for this event. Rory McIlroy will also be playing his prototype Titleist utility iron (19*) that he switches in and out of his set composition depending upon the course and conditions.
"One of the keys to having success on this course is staying out of the bunkers and the hay," said Jelver. "It will most likely cost you at least one shot if you are in either, so the players coming to us want to have another option off the tee. Some of the players that didn't previously carry a 2 or a 3-iron are considering using it off the the tee to hit that low, boring shot or 'stinger' that will run out in the fairway and avoid the trouble."
"This is a course where you have to keep it in the fairway and play for position," said Scott. "If the proper decision means hitting 2-iron instead of driver or a fairway metal, I will. You can't lose focus on this course. If you do you'll get in trouble."