The European Tour split in two this week as The Alfred Dunhill Championship and Iskandar Johor Open are played at the same time. Both are events co-sanctioned - The Alfred Dunhill Championship with the Sunshine Tour in South Africa and the Iskandar Johor Open with the Asian Tour.

Played at Leopard Creek on the border of the Kruger National Park, the Alfred Dunhill Championship is played over a stunning course of 7,326 yards with a par of 72. Driving accuracy and GIR have proven to be at a premium for previous winners of this event, with past victors having averaged 72.41% of greens hit in regulation.

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The stunning clubhouse at Leopard Creek

At the time of writing, the top of the leaderboard is littered with Titleist brand ambassadors, with the big hitting George Coetzee, clearly happy to be back in his homeland, leading the field. Others near the top include Jbe Kruger, Lee Slattery and Lloyd Saltman. Also, well in the mix are two players we have featured recently on Team Titleist - Seve Benson and Rob Dinwiddie - both of whom are hoping for big weeks as they seek to secure their European Tour cards for next year. Keep up the good work guys!

Titleist is the overwhelming ball of choice at the Alfred Dunhill Championship with 112 players, compared to 15 for the nearest competitor.

Meanwhile, at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia, rain has halted the second round with Titleist brand ambassadors Michael Jonzon, Soren Hansen, Brett Rumford and Gregory Bourdy all challenging for the title. Also near the top is Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Padraig Harrington.

Again, Titleist is the overwhelming ball of choice at the event played at the 6,782 yard, par 71, Horizon Hills G&CC, with 101 players, compared to 23 for the nearest competitor.

The first shipments of our latest and most advanced family of Titleist irons are en route to golf shops around the world. If you're interested in learning more about the technology that goes into making the most advanced irons for serious golfers, you won't want to miss this exclusive opportunity to get the inside scoop straight from the Titleist Golf Club R&D team.

Join us this Friday, November 18th from 9:00 to 9:45 p.m. GMT for a live webcast hosted by Dan Stone, Vice President of Titleist Golf Club R&D, and Chris McGinley, Vice President of Titleist Golf Club Marketing as they will be sitting down with Team Titleist to take a closer look at the new AP1, AP2, CB and MB irons (712 series).

They'll also be answering questions from Team Titleist members, so make sure you  submit your questions for the team by leaving a comment below.

And don't forget to bookmark this page so you can enter the Webcast on Friday by following the link below:

Thanks – we look forward to to seeing you on Friday!

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Friday, November 18th
Time: 9:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. GMT

Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers, winner of last weekend's Australian Open, might not be among the longest hitters in golf, but his short game certainly goes the distance.

Consider the following statistics:

• Greg ranked No. 1 this year on the PGA Tour in Scrambling (the percent of time a player misses the green in regulation, but still makes par or better) at 65.17 percent.

• He finished second in Sand Save Percentage, getting up-and-down from the bunker 103 of 167 times (61.68 percent), just as he did Sunday in Australia on the 18th hole to secure a one-shot victory.

• And he was 16th in Approaches from 50-75 yards, averaging 11 feet, 8 inches from the hole, probably one of the trickiest shots in golf.

Today, we're focusing in on that last one.

Armed with one of his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges and plenty of Pro V1x golf balls, Greg tells Team Titleist what he's thinking about when faced with a 60-yard wedge shot and offers a couple tips for hitting it close.

Check it out on the above video.

It seems that as one thing improves in the games of most amateurs, something else is in decline! How often do you hear "I was getting it away off the tee, but my iron play was off!"?

PGA Professional and Titleist Ambassador, Andrew Hall looks at how you can use your practice time to deliver a more consistent swing and hit your target!

More greens in regulation will undoubtedly lead to lower scores!


Greg Chalmers claims his national championship for the second time

Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers won his home national championship, The Australian Open, for the second time yesterday. Chalmers (Pro V1x, 910 D3 driver, 909F (13.5) and 910F (17.0) fairways, 909H (21.0) hybrid, CB irons, Vokey Design SM$ pitching and sand wedges and Vokey Design lob wedge) fired a closing round 3-under 69 to win by one from overnight leader, and Titleist Pro V1 loyalist, John Senden.

Chalmers pulls his Pro V1x from the hole

In winning the event for the second time (his first victory was 13 years ago), Chalmers also edged out fellow Titleist staffers Geoff Ogilvy (Pro V1, 910 D3 driver, 910Fd fairway, new MB (712) irons, Vokey Design sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron prototype putter), Nick Watney (Pro V1x, 910 D3 driver, 910F fairway, 910H hybrid, new AP2 (712) irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Tour 350g putter), Adam Scott (Pro V1, 910 D3 driver, 910Fd fairway, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Kombi Long putter) and Pro V1 loyalist Nick O'Hern, who were among five players tied for fourth spot.

Nick Watney put in another strong display in Australia

Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at The Australian Open with 115 players (74%), including eight of the top 10 finishers.

Elsewhere, on the LPGA Tour, Scotland's Catriona Matthew relied on a Pro V1x golf ball to capture the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by four shots - firing a closing 1-under 71 for a 12-under 276 total.

Catriona hoists the trophy at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Catriona was joined towards the top of the leaderboard by defending champion and Pro V1 loyalist I.K. Kim (tied second), Pro V1 loyalist Julie Inkster and Pro V1x loyalist Hee Kyung Seo (both tied for fourth). Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 22 players, compared to 5 for the nearest competitor.

In South Africa, Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Warren Abery fired a 2-under 70 in the closing round of the Nedbank Affinity Cup to claim his seventh career title. Abery was two shots clear of Titleist staffer Prinavan Nelson (Pro V1x, 910 D3 driver, 910F fairway, new MB (712) irons, Vokey Design wedges and a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter) and Pro V1x loyalist Andrew Curlewis. Darren Fichardt (Pro V1x) was a further shot back in fourth, while Vaughan Goenewald (Pro V1) finished solo fifth, as Titleist ball loyalists occupied the top 5 positions.

Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice with 52 players (72% of the field), compared to 16 for the nearest competitor.

On the European Tour, Pro V1x loyalist Juvic Pagunsan was edged out in a playoff for the rain-shortened Barclays Singapore Open. Fellow Titleist ball loyalist Louis Oosthuizen closed with a 6-under 65 to claim third. Titleist was the overwhelming favourite golf ball at the event with 122 players, compared to 26 for the nearest competitor.

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