This week the European Tour arrives back in Scotland to the Centenary Course at Gleneagles, the home of the 2014 Ryder Cup, for the Johnnie Walker Championship. Gleneagles truly is a magnificent venue and a popular choice amongst all our Titleist brand ambassadors. It certainly has been another very busy week on the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle (TTSV) with more and more of the new 712 prototype irons being put into play. There are now 32 sets of 712 series irons in the bags of European Tour players, many of whom are at Gleneagles this week.

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The weather this week in Scotland is looking a bit temperamental and will no doubt have a big say on the final outcome of the tournament. The player who can control his ball through all the elements will surely be in a position to challenge for this coveted title. Our Titleist Ambassadors and Pro V1 loyalists certainly have a fantastic advantage in that respect as they tee up the #1 ball in golf!!


One player who will be keen to get back into the groove after a couple of solid showings at the recent Majors is Pablo Larrazabal. Pablo, now with the prototype 712 MBs in his bag will want to continue his consistent form that has seen the young Spaniard climb to a highly respectable 13th position in the Race to Dubai standings. He is within touching distance of the top 10!! Vamos Pablo!!

It has also been another very consistent year for ProV1x loyalist Anders Hansen. Anders has finished in the top three on five occasions this season; the last came a few weeks ago at the USPGA Championship in Atlanta. Fresh off this great finish at the USPGA, Anders will be looking to go that little bit further to claim his first title of the 2011 season. A measure of Anders' fantastic golf this year can be clearly seen as he currently occupies 6th spot in the Race to Dubai standings. Could this be Anders' week? It would certainly come as no surprise.

Another man to watch this week is Ken Ferrie. Ken regularly drops by the TTSV and is in typically buoyant mood this week as he gets to grips with his new prototype 712 CB irons. The likeable Geordie always has time for the Titleist Team and we'd love to see a strong finish from Ken to secure his playing privileges for 2012.

Enjoy the action from this week's event and, in the meantime, here are some shots from our week at Gleneagles. Enjoy!

Don't forget that you can follow the Titleist Tour Team on a daily basis through the Titleist Europe Twitter page.

Czech Open - In Pictures

The Prosper Golf Resort in Celadna, Czech Republic is the latest stop on the European Tour's global schedule following a hiatus which saw the world's best do battle for honours at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and the 93rd USPGA Championship. We can't go any further without offering our belated congratulations to Titleist Ambassador Adam Scott on a stunning victory at the WGC. Adam's talent has never been in doubt and it was great to see Scotty show what he can do on one of the biggest stages in golf.

This week's Czech Open sees the players teeing it up on the 'middle course' at Prosper Golf which is a composite of the two 18-hole layouts at the resort. The visual backdrop is quite simply stunning with the course set in the shadows of the Beskydy mountains, however, the focus of the players will very definitely need to be on the course, a challenging 7452 yard par 72, if they are to contend this week.

As always, members of the Titleist Tour Team were on hand to greet the players and snap some pictures from inside the ropes at the event. Here are just some of the pictures from our week in the beautiful Czech Republic.

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Irish Open - In Pictures

The European Tour is fortunate to have a number of stunning venues in it's tournament shedule; Leopard Creek Golf Club in South Africa, Finca Cortesin in Spain and Castle Stuart in the Highlands of Scotland all jump immediately to mind. However, this week's venue, the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in County Kerry, Ireland is perhaps the most stunning of all. Set on the banks of Lough Learne at the foot of the mountains of the Killarney National Park, there a few other places to play golf that offer quite such a breathtaking backdrop.

But it's the action on the Killeen course at Killarney which has got the Irish crowds buzzing as the field is packed full of Irish talent. Probably the most notable member of this elite group of Irish talent is Titleist Ambassador Rory McIlroy who plays his first professional event in Ireland since his record breaking?U.S.?Open?triumph?back in June.?The 22-year old became the youngest player ever?to be awarded lifetime membership of the European Tour this week at Killarney and the crowds following the Ulsterman have been nothing short of massive, even during his Wednesday Pro-Am round when he played alongside his Father and the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Amidst all the action surrounding Rory and his fellow Irish contingent, the Titleist Team have been working away to fine tune the equipment needs of the players. With thirty-some Titleist Ambassadors in the field there was certainly plenty of activity in and around the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle with the new prototype 712 irons still receiving plenty of attention. Here are some of the favourite images from our week in Killarney for you to enjoy.

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BMW International Open - In Pictures

The Titleist Team have been in Munich this week for the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried. Last year saw Titleist Pro V1 loyalist David Horsey gallop to victory for his maiden Europen Tour victory and the young Englishman is back in the field this week hoping for a successful defence of his title.

We wanted to give our Blog readers a look behind the scenes from Munich so here are just a few of our favourite shots from the week.

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Bern-ing it up!!!

As the start of the Trophee Hassan II event draws nearer the players pre-tournament practice regiments are really starting to step-up. Many players are taking advantage of the excellent weather in Agadir and testing out new equipment options. One such player is young Austrian Titleist Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger who hit the range for a Trackman session with his 910 driver.

Bernd has been playing 910 for a little while and whilst loving the overall performance his assessment was that he would prefer a more penetrating flight. This is where the SureFit Tour (SFT) Hosel Technology that exists within every 910 product really comes into its own. Rather than having to assemble a whole new driver for Bernd we were simply able to make a quick adjustment to the SFT setting of the driver from A1 to D1 to gave the desired reduction in both launch and spin. The switch from an A1 SFT setting to the new position of D1 reduces the effective loft of the driver by 0.75° without effecting the lie angle of the product.

With the new SFT setting locked in Wiesberger really was Bern-ing it up on the range and his Trackman numbers illustrated a total distance gain of 8-9 yards. With a ball speed up around 175mph the young Austrian definitely isn't short of power. He's currently ranked 26th in driving distance on the European Tour and with the fine tuning of his 910 driver setup complete we'd expect to see him rise further up the list of the European Tour's power hitters.

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