This week we are in stunning Crans-sur-Sierre for the Omega European Masters!

This week is one of the players' favourite stops on the European Tour - Crans-sur-Sierre seems to be loved for the great atmosphere in the town as much the spectacular course and views.

But it is serious business this week, as the Race to Dubai hots up and players seek places at the season finale.

At 6,891 yards and playing to a par of 71, the course is not overly long. But small firm greens will make scoring tough and accurate approach shots will be needed to be in the mix come Sunday.

At the time of writing, Titleist ball loyalists Robert Coles and Rhys Davies are sharing the clubhouse lead with one other at -5.

To view this week's slideshow, simply click on the above image.

This week's venue - The Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

It's been nearly a month since the European Tour had an event - the Austrian Open, won by home favourite and Titleist ambassador Bernd Wiesberger.

But attention is firmly on Gleneagles for The Johnnie Walker Championship, as players vie for the final places in the European Ryder Cup Team.

The event is played over the 7,296 yard, par 72, Centenary Course at Gleneagles, which will host the 2014 Ryder Cup. Players will see a few differences this year, as the 6th, 9th, 12th and 18th holes have all been remodelled - attracting positive comments from a variety of players via Twitter!

And it was a very busy week for the Titleist Tour Team as many players took advantage of the Tour Truck being on hand again.

To see what happened on the range this week, simply click on the image above to start the slideshow!

Here at Team Titleist, we have a lot of different conversations around one of our favorite topics - Titleist golf balls. The dialogue ranges from in-depth reviews of technology and performance to team members talking about the stand-out shots from over the weekend.

As avid golfers, there's also a lot of talk about our own games and what some might call on-course superstitions (we prefer to call them routines). Earlier in the year, we asked a few colleagues how they lined up their Titleist golf ball on the tee and on the green. As you might imagine, there were a lot of different and interesting answers. 

So we figured, let's hear what some of the best players in the world have to say. With our trusty camera in hand, we hit the road and caught up with a number of Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists on the practice tee to get their story.

"I'm not superstitious, but I like to tee it up the same way every time," said Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy. "I line the Pro V1x logo on the side, I usually line it up going towards the target."

Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy has an entirely different approach, "I like to see nothing, so I usually hit the Titleist logo, because that's the best way to have it completely plain on top."

So the question is, how do you line up your Titleist?

Share your story below and check out the video above to see what the rest of the pros had to say.


Titleist is the #1 ball for more players and more champions across the worldwide professional tours. In fact, to date in 2012, Titleist golf ball players have recorded 112 victories around the world, compared to 13 for the nearest competitor. Since the introduction of the Pro V1 in 2000, the golf ball franchise has been the golf ball of choice for more than 1,800 champions worldwide.

Below is a listing of tournaments won by Titleist golf ball players on the major worldwide professional tours in 2012.

TOUR (wins)


PGA TOUR (24) Hyundai Tournament of Champions Steve Stricker Pro V1x
  Sony Open in Hawaii Johnson Wagner Pro V1x
  Humana Challenge Mark Wilson Pro V1x
  Waste Management Phoenix Open Kyle Stanley Pro V1x
  Northern Trust Open Bill Haas Pro V1x
  WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  Mayakoba Classic John Huh Pro V1
  Honda Classic Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  Transitions Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Shell Houston Open Hunter Mahan Pro V1x
  THE MASTERS Bubba Watson Pro V1x
  Valero Texas Open Ben Curtis Pro V1x
  Zurich Classic of New Orleans Jason Dufner Pro V1
  Wells Fargo Championship Rickie Fowler Pro V1x
  HP Byron Nelson Championship Jason Dufner Pro V1
  Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Zach Johnson Pro V1x
  The Travelers Championship Marc Leishman Pro V1x
  Greenbrier Classic Ted Potter, Jr. Pro V1x
  John Deere Classic Zach Johnson Pro V1x
  True South Classic Scott Stallings Pro V1x
  RBC Canadian Open Scott Piercy Pro V1x
  Reno-Tahoe Open J.J. Henry Pro V1x

EUROPEAN (17)  Africa Open Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Robert Rock Pro V1x
  Commercialbank Qatar Masters Paul Lawrie Pro V1x
  Omega Dubai Desert Classic Rafael Cabrera-Bello Pro V1x
  Avantha Masters Jbe' Kruger Pro V1x
  Open de Andalucia Julien Quesne Pro V1x
  Trophée Hassan II Michael Hoey Pro V1x
  Maybank Malaysian Open Louis Oosthuizen Pro V1x
  Ballantine's Championship Bernd Wiesberger Pro V1x
  Madeira Islands Open Ricardo Santos Pro V1x
  Volvo World Match Play Championship Nicolas Colsaerts Pro V1x
  BMW PGA Championship Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Nordea Masters Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  Saint-Omer Open Darren Fichardt Pro V1x
  The Irish Open Jamie Donaldson Pro V1
  Alstom Open de France Marcel Siem Pro V1x
  Lyoness Open Bernd Wiesberger Pro V1x

LPGA (12) Honda LPGA Thailand Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  HSBC Women's Champions Angela Stanford Pro V1
  RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  Kia Classic Yani Tseng Pro V1x
  Mobile Bay LPGA Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Sybase Match Play Championship Azahara Munoz Pro V1
  ShopRite LPGA Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Wegman's LPGA Championship Shanshan Feng Pro V1x
  Manulife Financial LPGA Brittany Lang Pro V1x
  Jamie Farr Toledo Open So Yeon Ryu Pro V1

CHAMPIONS (12) Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Dan Forsman Pro V1x
  Allianz Championship Corey Pavin Pro V1
  ACE Group Classic Kenny Perry Pro V1x
  Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay Michael Allen Pro V1x
  Principal Charity Classic Jay Haas Pro V1
  Regions Tradition Tom Lehman Pro V1
  Montreal Championship Mark Calcavecchia Pro V1x
  Constellation Senior Players Championship Joe Daley Pro V1
  U.S. SENIOR OPEN Roger Chapman Pro V1
  3M Championship Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  Dick's Sporting Good Open Willie Wood Pro V1x

WEB.COM (11) Panama Claro Championship Edward Loar Pro V1x
  Chile Classic Paul Haley II Pro V1x
  Soboba Classic Andres Gonzales Pro V1x
  TPC Stonebrae Championship Alex Aragon Pro V1x
  The Rex Hospital Open James Hahn Pro V1x
  Mexico Open Lee Williams Pro V1x
  United Leasing Championship Peter Tomasullo Pro V1x
  Utah Championship Doug LaBelle II Pro V1x
  Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational Ben Kohles Pro V1x
  Cox Classic Ben Kohles Pro V1x
  Midwest Classic Shawn Stefani Pro V1x

SOUTH AFRICAN( 9) Data Dimension Pro-Am Oliver Bekker Pro V1x
  Telkom PGA Championship Keith Horne Pro V1x
  Platinum Classic Jake Roos Pro V1x
  Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open Chris Swanepoel Pro V1x
  Investec Royal Swazi Open Christiaan Basson Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Simola Event Ryan Cairns Pro V1x
  Lombard Insurance Classic Jake Roos Pro V1x
  Indio Zambia Bank Zambia Open Justin Harding Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf _ Western Cape Event Allan Versfeld Pro V1x

ASIAN (8) Zaykabar Myanmar Open Kieran Pratt Pro V1x
  ISPS Philippine Open Mardan Mamat Pro V1x
  Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic David Lipsky Pro V1x
  Panasonic Indonesia Open Digvijay Singh Pro V1x
  ISPS Handa Singapore Open Scott Hend Pro V1x
  CIMB NIAGA Indonesian Masters Lee Westwood Pro V1x
  Queen's Cup Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  Volvik Hildesheim Open LEE In Woo Pro V1x

ONEASIA (2) Indonesia Open Nick Cullen Pro V1x
  Thailand Open Chris Wood Pro V1x

JAPAN (8) Tsuruya Open Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  The Crowns I. J. Jang Pro V1x
  JPGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup Toru Taniguchi Pro V1x
  Totoumi Hamamatsu Open Jay Choi Pro V1x
  Diamond Cup Golf 2012 Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Brad Kennedy Pro V1x
  Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Kyoong-Hoon Lee Pro V1x
  Kansai Open Toshinori Muto Pro V1

AUSTRALASIAN (3) Victorian Open Scott Arnold Pro V1
  Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship Garreth Paddison Pro V1
  New Zealand Pro-Am Championship Mike Hendry Pro V1x

KOREAN (1) The 7th Meritz Solmoro Open Jin Ho Choi Pro V1x

CANADIAN (4) Times Colonist Island Savings Open Andrew Roque Pro V1x
  Syncrude Boreal Open Corey Renfrew Pro V1x
  Canadian Tour Players Cup Chris Kilmer Pro V1x
  Jamieson WFCU Windsor Roseland Charity Classic Alan McLean Pro V1

CHINA (1) China PGA Champions Tour Shandong Event Xin Jun Zhang Pro V1x

In the final part of his current series of tips, drills and instruction, Titleist ambassador and PGA Pro Anders Mankert of Cosby Golf Club in Leicestershire looks at how to prepare for bunker success.

If you are baffled by bunkers or suffer from sand sorrows, then just watch the video to see if Anders' tips can help you.

To watch the video, simply click here or on the image above.

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