Open Sweepstakes - winners

Our Open Championship sweepstakes was clearly popular as we had almost 1,500 entries to win one of two prizes of a years supply of Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls (plus six runners up prizes of a dozen Pro V1 or Pro V1x).

The lucky winners were:

Paul Davies and Ian Murray

The six runners up were:

Chris Lumley, David Parsons, David Darby, Michael Vobe, Dylan Keogh and Andrew Dossett.

Congratulations to our winners and runners up and keep your eyes peeled for more chances to win with Team Titleist!

It was a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist brand ambassadors and golf ball loyalists at the True South Classic, played at Annandale GC in Mississippi.

Scott Stallings (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 909F2 fairway metal, AP2 irons, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Select putter) shot a final round 4-under 68 to capture the True South Classic by two shots over fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Jason Bohn (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons, Vokey Design SM4 pitching, gap, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron 350 putter).

Stallings and Bohn both shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s, with the champion posting consecutive 64s on Friday and Saturday to take a one shot lead going into Sunday.

Pro V1x loyalist Billy Horschel finished solo 3rd, four shots  behind Stallings, while Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley (Pro V1x, 913D2, 910Fd fairway metal, 910H hybrid, MB irons/CB iron, Vokey Design Spin Milled pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport putter), was alone in 4th, another shot back.

Half of the 24 players who played a Titleist driver in the True South Classic field relied upon new 913 prototype models, including runner-up Jason Bohn (913D3), Bud Cauley (913D2/4th), and Chris Kirk (913D3/T10).

Titleist was the top choice of more players in the True South field of 131 in the golf ball category with 84, six times the nearest competitor with 14.

Meanwhile, at the Open Championship, it was heartbreak for Titleist ambassador Adam Scott as he posted a runner-up finish at the Open Championship, one shot shy of forcing a playoff.

Speaking after, Scott said, "I'm pretty disappointed. I had it in my hands and managed to hit a poor shot at each of the closing four holes.

"I'm very, very disappointed, but I played so beautifully for most of the week I certainly should not let this get me down."

Titleist golf ball loyalist and World No. 1 Luke Donald tied for 5th place.  

Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 86 players in the 156-player British Open field, more than four times the nearest competitor with 19.

The iconic Claret Jug awaits this year's Champion Golfer!

The first day of the 141st Open Championship delivered thrills, spills and chills for the players seeking to get their hands on the famous Claret Jug come Sunday.

And it was Titleist ambassador Adam Scott who set the pace at Royal Lytham & St Annes, firing a -6 round of 64, equalling the course record in the process.

Scott was joined near the top of the leaderboard by Titleist ambassador Zach Johnson, as well as Pro V1x loyalists Nicolas Colsaerts and Paul Lawrie who all carded -5 rounds of 65.

But it didn't stop there for the #1 ball in golf, as Titleist ambassadors Rory McIlroy, Steve Stricker and Jbe Kruger plus Pro V1 or Pro V1x loyalists Bubba Watson, Anders Hansen, Jamie Donaldson, Thomas Aiken, Toshinori Muto and Justin Hicks all pressed their claims just a few shots back.

Titleist is the overwhelming ball of choice for players at the Open with 86 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 19.

Whatever happens, it is sure to be compelling viewing over the weekend and a great showcase for golf.

To view more images from on the range this week, simply click on the image above.

We're all in position, so let the Open begin!

There had been lots of talk about the impact that the high rough and the weather could have on the outcome of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire.

And it seemed that this was set to be the case as the week got under way - wind and torrential rain on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday must have set the players to wondering how they were going to navigate their way through 18 holes, let alone 72!

But on Wednesday, the clouds cleared and, for the first time during the week, blue skies were spied. It also gave the greenkeepers the chance to get rid of some of the water that had started to lie in bunkers and on the fairways.

It was a busy week on the Titleist Tour Truck, as you will have seen from previous Team Titleist posts this week - not least when Steve Stricker's 909D3 driver developed a crack in it's face (click here to read more)! Getting straight to work, the tour team gave Steve some options in the prototype Titleist 913 driver to try and he was very happy with the results.

To see what else was going on, just click on the image above to start the slideshow.

Hopefully, we'll be bringing you some more inside the ropes images from the range tomorrow.

When Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker steps to the first tee later this morning at The Open Championship, he'll have a new prototype Titleist 913D3 driver in the bag for the first time.

After hitting some inconsistent drives during his Tuesday practice round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Steve suspected he had cracked the face of his Titleist 909D3 driver, a fact confirmed by Titleist Director of Tour Promotions Chris Tuten.

The Titleist Leadership Team quickly went to work, providing Stricker immediate options in the new prototype 913 for testing Tuesday afternoon.

"I could tell that something was wrong with the driver yesterday during practice and sure enough there was a fracture along the sweet spot," said Stricker. "I'm disappointed to see the 909 go, but I worked with Chris (Tuten) the last day and a half and I am excited about putting the new 913 in play.

"The new technology is great. The 913 goes straighter, is more forgiving, has a bigger sweet spot and when I do mishit it it still goes the distance."

During an extensive fitting session, Stricker and the Titleist Tour staff dialed in his driver settings and arrived at the following optimal configuration:

  Titleist 913D3
Loft:  8.5º
SureFit Hosel Setting:  A1
Shaft:  Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2x, tipped 1" at 45"
Swingweight:  D5
Grip:  Tour Velvet Cord 58 with 1 wrap

Titleist's tour seeding and validation process for the prototype 913 drivers began just under a month ago at the PGA Tour's AT&T National event at Congressional Country Club.

Last week, 21 players had prototype 913 drivers in the bag at the John Deere Classic, while 20 players gamed the new drivers at the Scottish Open. 

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