Playing in the wind can be challenging for any player. So, we arranged a meeting with Titleist Brand Ambassador Tim Clark, who offered to provide some help.

Tim has long been known as one the best ball strikers and most accurate players on Tour and he's made a living charging up leaderboards when the wind starts to howl. As Tim told us, a big key to playing in the wind is keeping the ball flight down.

Wind speed can increase as you climb higher into the atmosphere, so the lower you can keep your golf ball, the less the wind will influence it.

Tim achieves a low, penetrating ball flight by distributing a large percentage of his weight on his left side (closest to the target). As the South African tells us in the following Tip from the Tour, the second key is proper hand action.

"I like to keep my hands very dead. There’s not a lot of hand work in this swing."

The next time is starts to gust, take Tim's advice and see if his fundamentals help you gain better control over your Titleist golf ball. And please share your own keys to getting around the course when the wind is up.

With wins on four different continents, Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott (Talisker Masters) and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Henrik Stenson (DP World Tour Championship), Harris English (OHL Classic at Mayakoba) and Wen-Chong Liang (Resorts World Manila Masters) proved once again that Titleist is the #1 ball in golf.

To date, 20,995 players around the world have trusted a Titleist golf ball on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than six times the nearest competitor with 3,071 and more than all other competitors combined.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists have now won 151 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than four times the nearest competitor with 39 and more than all other competitors combined.

This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…

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PGA TOUR: OHL Classic at Mayakoba

Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic at Mayakoba for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory over fellow Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Brian Stuard in a 29-hole Sunday finish at Mayakoba. Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Bohn was among three players who tied for third place another shot back. In fact, English topped a leaderboard that included eight Titleist golf ball loyalists among the 11 who finished in the top 10 and ties. Players relying upon a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x have won five of the first six events on the new 2013-14 wraparound season.

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EUROPEAN TOUR: DP World Tour Championship Dubai

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Henrik Stenson completed a "dream season" by claiming a historic double - the first player to win The Race to Dubai on the European Tour and the FedEx Cup on the U.S. PGA TOUR in the same season – following a six shot victory at the DP World Tour Championship Dubai. Stenson fired a closing 64 that included six birdies and a tap-in eagle on the final hole en route to a tournament-record 25-under par, 263 victory total. Stenson was followed on the leaderboard by Ian Poulter (Pro V1x/2nd), last week’s winner Victor Dubuisson (Pro V1x/3rd) and Joost Luiten (Pro V1/4th), as each of the top four finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success. Luke Donald (Pro V1x) and Lee Westwood (Pro V1x) were among three players tied for fifth. The win was the first European Tour title of the year for Stenson after capturing two of the closing four FedExCup Playoffs events on the U.S. PGA TOUR.

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AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: Talisker Masters

Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott successfully defended his Australian Talisker Masters title for his second victory in two weeks, after posting a two-shot victory at wind-swept Royal Melbourne. Coming off the heels of his Australian PGA title last week, Scott rode a wave of confidence to help him secure another gold jacket.

“I’ve never won back-to-back weeks so this is a first and something that I like. I think it’s very hard to win two tournaments full stop, let alone back to back, so I’m quite pleased with myself this week," said Scott.

Up next for Adam – a spot on Team Australia at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf next week, again at Royal Melbourne. After that, he’ll have his sights set on the Australian Triple Crown as he looks to cap off an already remarkable season at the Australian Open in two weeks.

What’s in Adam Scott’s Bag?: Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, 913D3 driver (9.5°), 910FD fairway metal (15°), 712U 2-iron, 680 irons (3-9), Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48°) and sand (54°) wedges, Vokey Design TVD K-grind lob (60°) wedge, Scotty Cameron Futura X long putter.

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ASIAN TOUR: Resorts World Manila Masters

Wen-Chong Liang (Pro V1x) won the inaugural Resorts World Manila Masters for his third career Asian Tour title. Liang birdied the first hole to win a sudden-death playoff with Prom Meesawat (Pro V1x). The pair finished regulation on 16-under par 272. Meesawat fired a final round 7-under 65 to tie overnight leader Liang who closed with a 69. Liang donated half of his $135,000 winner’s check to the relief efforts for victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan that struck the southern part of the country. Seven of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Team Titleist is south of the border with the PGA Tour, where 132 players will tee it up at El Camaleon Golf Club in Play del Carmen, Mexico for this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

While we are just a few weeks into the new 2013-2014 PGA Tour season, the Titleist Tour Staff is in full swing helping players like Brand Ambassador Erik Compton (pictured above) dial in their equipment as they get ready to face the 7,039-yard par 71 layout this week.

And as the field looks to catch FedExCup points leader and Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker before the holidays, 80 players will put their trust in a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than four times the nearest competitor with 17, and more than all other competitors combined.

Enjoy your weekend on the golf course, share your #MyTitleist photos here and stay tuned for the Team Titleist Monday Recap.

In the meantime, here are some fast facts on the OHL Classic at Mayakoba:

  • Pro V1 loyalist John Huh captured his first career PGA Tour victory here in 2012.
  • The tournament record for low aggregate score (264) is held by Pro V1x loyalist Brian Gay (2008), and low score to par (-17) is held by Pro V1x loyalist Johnson Wagner (2011).
  • The OHL Classic began play in 2007, and presents the winner a large sand sculpture of a chameleon.

Whether the outcome of a club championship is at stake, or you stand in the fairway needing a birdie at the last for a career low round, it's critical to look down and know that your golf ball is best for your game.

This is true for all players, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson.

Zach, who trusted his Pro V1x golf ball to a win at the 2013 BMW Championship, advises that to find the right golf ball, you should experiment by shaping different shot types with your wedges and irons to see how a golf ball performs and feels.

"Once you've done that, you'll find one that's best," says Zach.

Take this major winner's advice and find the right ball for your game. We might not all win a green jacket like Zach, but we can try to shoot lower scores and enjoy the game, each and every round!

And be sure to check out our to check out our Golf Ball Fitting Section for more helpful information.

Team Titleist is coming to you from St. Simons Island, Georgia where the PGA Tour is on-hand for the latest installment of the McGladrey Classic on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club. The 132 player field will be facing the 7,005 yard, par-70 oceanside layout where wind and weather can play a large role in determining the winning score.

As 2011 champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane remarks, "You need to be able to control your ball (Pro V1x) in the wind. Not just from tee to green, but also putting...if the wind is blowing, it makes it that much harder to keep your ball in play."

And with winds swirling and temperatures below normal, 83 players players will put their trust in a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than four times the nearest competitor with 18, and more than all other competitors combined.

Titleist is also the top choice in the irons (32), sand, lob and approach wedge (132), and the putter (48) categories.

Check out the video above to hear what else Ben had to say and check out some of the early week action featuring fellow Brand Ambassadors Zach Johnson, Martin Flores, Scott Stallings, Cameron Tringale, Erik Compton and Tryone Van Aswegen.

Enjoy your weekend on the golf course and stay tuned for the Team Titleist Monday Recap.

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