Posted: January 25, 2011
Last week in Abu Dhabi we told you about Titleist Ambassador Pablo Larrazabal having lost his golf bag on route to the event. Well, the flamboyant Spaniard didn't let that stop him and went out with a brand new bag of equipment, including a putter borrowed from Titleist Tour Technician Mattias Jelver, and finished in a tie for 11th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Pablo follows very much in the footsteps of Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros when it comes to his approach to the game and it was no surprise to see him unphased by the loss of his equipment and performing well at last week's event.The good news is that the lost bag did eventually turn up and, although his caddie was probably delighted at carrying a Lightweight Stand Bag for the week, Pablo is happy to have his S82 Staff Bag back with him. Having said that however, Pablo was simply buzzing after playing so well with his borrowed equipment that for the most part he has decided to stick with it. The one exception to this is the putter where Pablo has returned to his trusty Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Timless GSS. The putter is an absolute classic from the Cameron Studio and when Pablo heats up with it on the greens he has the potential to make just about anything. He's certainly buzzing after a solid start to his 2011 season and, with a mixture of old and new in the bag, he'll take to the course in Bahrain full of confidence.
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Posted: January 24, 2011
The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship may only just have drawn to a close but the players are already preparing in ernest for the next event - The Volvo Golf Champions event in Bahrain. The Titleist Team have already made the journey up the Persian Gulf to the island kingdom of Bahrain and arrived just in time to meet up with Titleist Ambassador Michael Hoey who was one of the first to hit the range.Michael is one of the many European Tour players to have switched over to the new Titleist 910 metals and is already playing the 910D3 driver and 910F fairway. He has been delighted with the performance of the new metals and checked in with the Team in Bahrain to work on a hybrid to compliment his setup. With his current yardage gap between #3 wood and his longest iron Michael was looking for a hybrid that would go 225-230yards and, following a Trackman session on the range in Bahrain, the Team were able to find a 910 Hybrid that gave him the ideal distance coupled with the flight and control he was looking for.Michael's weapon of choice is the tour-only 910HT hybrid with 20° of loft fitted with the Fujikura Speeder 904HB X-Stiff shaft. His SureFit Tour hosel setting was kept neutral with Michael preferring the standard A1 setting.
Posted: January 19, 2011
We are delighted to welcome Sweden's Michael Jonzon to the Titleist ranks this season with the two-time European Tour winner now using Titleist equipment throughout the bag. As well as a bag which includes the 910 driver and fairways, MB irons and Vokey Design Wedges Michael is also playing this classic looking Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2 putter. The putter is 35" in length with a red Cameron Cord grip and features tour-only circle-T 20g weights heel and toe.