Posted: September 30, 2011
Andrew Hall is a man of many hats - golf club owner, PGA professional, golfer, teacher and Titleist Ambassador. These are all roles that Andrew takes very seriously, and always with good humour.
Andrew started his professional career at Rotherham Golf Club in his native Yorkshire before moving South as an assistant professional at The Berkshire Golf Club. Whilst there, his playing ability saw him earn his European Tour card for two years before a move to take up his first head professional role at Blackmoor Golf Club in Hampshire.
After more than 10 years at Blackmoor, Andrew was appointed as Director of Golf at Sand Martins Golf Club in Berkshire, which he eventually purchased in 2005.
Throughout his career, Andrew has established a reputation as one of the UK's leading teachers - a reputation of which he is justifiably proud. This position is underlined by having previously been on of Golf World magazine's Teaching Panel members and currently being a Golf International Teaching Panellist. At Titleist, we celebrate Andrew and the thousands of PGA professionals around the world who work every day with an unwavering commitment to excellence.
So who better to start off Team Titleist's instruction series than Andrew? This is the first in a series of eight tips and drills from Andrew that are sure to help you shoot lower scores! Enjoy!
This week, the European Tour returns to Scotland for the unique format of The Dunhill Links Championship. Played over three different courses - Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and The Old Course at St Andrews - it is a special week on Tour. Usually typified by testing weather conditons, players have been greeted by blue skies and high temperatures! At the time of writing, these conditions have already seen some very low scoring from Full Line Titleist Ambassadors including Michael Hoey, Tano Goya, Gregory Bourdy and Martin Wiegele, as well as Titleist ball loyalists such as Louis Oosthuizen, Gregory Havret and Markus Brier - let's hope they are in the mix come Sunday!
Our Titleist ambassadors were also introduced for the first time to our new SM4 Vokeys. The tour feedback on the new prouct has been extremely positive and many have decided to put them into play straight away. This is testament to how good these SM4s really are!! Bob Vokey and his team have clearly worked their magic again to produce this discernible performance wedge. This also includes the world number three, Rory McIlroy, who has also decided to switch into our new 712 MB Irons for the first time this week. Go Rors!! Rory, with a bag now full of new product, will want to continue his pursuit this week of Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald at the top of the official world rankings. 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 Scotland.
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One final point for this week's Tour Blog edition...Team Titleist is now live in the UK and Ireland!! Please visit www.titleist.co.uk/teamtitleist, register and complete your profile and you could win a place at a short game clinic with the legend that is Mark Roe!!
Posted: September 29, 2011
A warm welcome to Team Titleist in the UK and Ireland - a brand new community for you to connect with other Titleist brand loyalists and avid golfers, as well as staying up to date with exclusive news and insight from Titleist!
We will bring you inside the ropes access to new product launches, access to news and views from the worldwide professional tours, instructional content from a variety of Titleist loyalists, chances to win Titleist products in exclusive sweepstakes and much more.
Discussion forums will allow you to set the agenda and pose questions directly to Titleist experts and Team Titleist webinars will bring you access to Titleist ambassadors such as our ball R&D department, Bob Vokey and Scotty Cameron. In addition, your member profile will allow you to share information with us, such as "What's in my bag", and member surveys that will help us to shape the future of the Titleist product portfolio.
We would therefore encourage you to register by clicking here and spend just a couple of minutes completing your profile. To mark the launch of Team Titleist in the UK and Ireland, we are offering every member that completes their profile the opportunity to win one of six places at the "Ultimate Titleist Short Game Tune Up".
This will include a morning's short game clinic with Titleist Ambassador, and coach to many of the world's leading tour players, Mark Roe, a fitting for a set of Vokey Design wedges and a round of golf at a prestige venue in the UK. For a chance to win one of six places at this fantastic event, simply click on the above link and complete your profile - couldn't be easier!
We hope to welcome you as fully fledged Team Titleist members very soon and would encourage you to get involved with discussions and content - this is your community and we want to hear your views.