It was a two win weekend for Titleist ambassadors and golf ball loyalists on the world's professional tours to close out 2012, headlined by a further win for the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball and Daniel Popovic's first professional win at the Australian PGA Championship.

LatinoAmerica: Pro V1x loyalist and two-time major champion Angel Cabrera relied on the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball to capture the season-ending 107 Visa Open de Argentina by four shots.

Cabrera closed with an 8-under 64 on his way to a an 18-under par victory total of 270.

Also finding immediate success with the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball was Titleist ball loyalist Miguel Carballo, who tied for second with Pro V1x loyalist Oscar Fraustro - giving Titleist golf ball loyalists the top three positions on the leaderboard.

Cabrera becomes the fourth player to win with the new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x prototype golf ball since the seeding process began on the PGA Tour in October.

He joins Adam Scott (Australian Masters), Luke Donald (Dunlop Pheonix) and Hiroyuki Fujita (Japan Series JT Cup) in the new golf ball winners' circle.

Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with 125 players in the field of 144, nearly nine times the nearest competitor with 14.

Australasian: Titleist brand ambassador Daniel Popovic (Pro V1, 913 D2 driver, 913F fairway, AP2 irons, Vokey Design pitching, gap and lob wedges) fired two successive 3-under rounds of 69 en route to a 16-under total and his first ever professional victory at the Australian PGA Championship at the Palmer Coolum Resort.

Popovic, a rookie who won last year's qualifying school, finished four shots clear of two players including Pro V1x loyalist Anthony Brown.

Thirteen of the 16 players who finished among the top 10 and ties at the event relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success. Titleist was the overwhelming ball of choice at the Australian PGA Championship with 120 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 17.

European (2013): Titleist was the clear choice of more players in the field of 156 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, with 108 players - six times the nearest competitor with 18.

Pro V1 loyalist Kristoffer Broberg, a four time winner on the Challenge Tour during the 2012 season, got off to a fast start on his first full season on the European Tour, securing the runner's up spot. Titleist ambassador George Coetzee also cemented his place inside  the world's top 50 when finishing in a tie for tenth - ensuring that he secured an invite to the 2013 Masters Tournament.

Additionally, Pro V1x loyalist Keith Horne posted successive holes-in-one on the 12th hole on Friday and Saturday.

Asian: After finishing in a tie for fifth place at the weather-shortened Iskandar Johor Open, Pro V1x loyalist Thaworn Wiratchant captured the Asian Tour's Order of Merit for the second time in his career - having first won it in 2005.

Titleist was the top choice in the golf ball category with 71 players, more than three times the nearest competitor with 20. Seven of the top 10 finishers relied upon a Titleist golf ball for their success at the Asian Tour's season-ending event.

Get Fit for More Performance with 913

Since Titleist 913 drivers first hit the worldwide professional tours back in July of this year, Team Titleist has been the place to learn all about this exciting new product introduction. We took you inside the ropes to provide an insight into the seeding and performance validation process for the 913 drivers with some of the world's best players. We were also first to explain just why the new 913 drivers have been so overwhelmingly accepted across the worldwide tours as we disclosed all the product features and benefits.

With the 913 drivers now available in the market place we are seeing more speed, more distance and more performance being delivered to golfers everywhere. We've seen it directly through fittings at our National Fitting Centres, at a short programme of select 913 fitting days and continue to hear a stream of positive feedback regarding 913 performance via both Team Titleist and our @titleisteurope Twitter account. There is no doubt that in 913 we have produced our most innovative and best performing drivers ever and it's fantastic to hear golfers reaping the rewards of this performance.

Maximising performance off the tee is vitally important; longer distance, improved dispersion and greater consistency from the tee will ultimately lead to better golf. As we move towards the new year and the start of another golf season what better way to add more performance to your game than with a fitting for a Titleist 913 driver. There are currently two 913 fitting options available:

National Fitting Centres

Titleist National Fitting Centres employ highly skilled fitters who utilise Trackman flight monitors and Titleist Pro V1 golf balls to provide a truly premium 913 fitting experience. Titleist National Fitting Centres are based at each of the following locations and appointments for can be booked via your local approved Titleist stockist.

- St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England

- Kings Acre Golf Club, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland

- G.U.I National Academy at Carton House, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland

- The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales

Titleist Fitting Partners

Our most accessible fitting option, Titleist Fitting Partners are located both on and off-course and feature fitters trained by Titleist who utilise our latest equipment. Our Titleist Fitting Partners are fully equipped with a variety of 913 head and shaft options enabling them to provide driver fitting at their own facility.

The 913 drivers will soon be joined by the new 913 fairways and hybrids. The 913F, 913F.d Low Spin and 913H will be launched to market on February 8th 2013 and the family will be complete in early March with the addition of the 913H.d hybrid. Titleist National Fitting Centres will be offering appointments for the new 913F, 913F.d and 913H from January 14th 2013 and our Fitting Partners will be in a position to offer fits for the new fairways and hybrids from the middle of January. In addition, from the mid-February, our Tech Reps will be on the road conducting fitting days all over the UK and Ireland. Fittings for the 913H.d hybrid will be available at the Titleist National Fitting Centres and at fitting days from early March.

For any enquiries please don't hesitate to get in touch via the Team Titleist discussion board.

The clubhouse at Leopard Creek

It seems unusual talking about the start of the 2013 season of the European Tour already, but the Alfred Dunhill Championship, played at Leopard Creek, is already the second event!

Just a four hour drive from Johannesburg, Leopard Creek Country Club is near Malelane in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park - so stunning views and plenty of wildlife are guaranteed.

This is another event that some of the new members of the European Tour, and invitees, will be hoping will propel them up the money list and increase their invites for the rest of the 2013 season.

At 7,326 yards and playing to a par of 72, the course will provide a stiff test - but low scores are possible for those able to avoid the rough and water, as well as master the quick greens.

Players should also look out for some of the more unusual spectators, that include Harry the Hippo (who resides in the lake alongside the 16th green) and the crocodiles that reside in the dam at holes 5, 7 and 16! Smile!

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

With 2013 nearly upon us we know that many of our loyal Team Titleist members are already thinking ahead to the start of a new golf season. Many of you will already be working diligently on your game and contemplating your equipment choices for the season ahead.

We therefore wanted to provide our Team Titleist members with an exclusive look at the 2013 range of Titleist golf bags which will be introduced across Europe from January of next year.

Combining high performance, exceptional quality, superior functionality and great styling, we think that the 2013 range of Titleist bags provides golfers with a great variety of options across Staff, Cart, Stand and Carry, that will meet the performance expectations of the serious golfer.

By clicking on the image above, you can view a slideshow that provides a sneak peek of the 2013 range. Full product features and benefits will be provided through in the weeks ahead.


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 188 victories around the world, compared to 25 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 1,900 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 (29) 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
  The Barclays Nick Watney Pro V1x
  Deutsche Bank Championship Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  BMW Championship Rory McIlroy Pro V1x
  Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Ryan Moore Pro V1 Open Jonas Blixt Pro V1x

EUROPEAN (23)  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
  Johnny Walker Championship Paul Lawrie Pro V1x
  ISPS HANDA Perth International Bo Van Pelt Pro V1
  WGC HSBC Championship Ian Poulter Pro V1x
  Barclays Singapore Open Matteo Manassero Pro V1x
  South African Open Championship Henrik Stenson Pro V1x
  DP World Tour Championship Rory McIlroy Pro V1x

LPGA (19) 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
  CN Canadian Womens Open Champion (amateur) Pro V1
  Kingsmill Championship Jiyai Shin Pro V1
  RICOH Women's British Open Jiyai Shin Pro V1
  Navistar LPGA Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  miz Classic Stacy Lewis Pro V1x
  Lorena Ochoa Invitational Cristie Kerr Pro V1
  CME Group Titleholders Na Yeon Choi

Pro V1x


CHAMPIONS (17) 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
  Boeing Classic Jay Don Blake Pro V1x
  Pacific Links Hawaii Willie Wood Pro V1x
  SAS Championship Bernhard Langer Pro V1
  AT&T Championship David Frost Pro V1
  Charles Schwab Cup Championship Tom Lehman Pro V1

WEB.COM (18) 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
  News Sentinel Open Darron Stiles Pro V1
  Mylan Classic Robert Streb Pro V1
  Albertson's Boise Open Luke Guthrie Pro V1x
  WNB Golf Classic Luke Guthrie Pro V1x
  Neediest Kids Championship David Lingmerth Pro V1x
  Miccosukee Championship Shawn Stefani Pro V1x Championship Justin Bolli Pro V1

SOUTH AFRICAN (15) 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
  Wild Waves Challenge Trevor Fisher, Jr. Pro V1x
  Vodacom Origins of Golf - Northern Cape Event Trevor Fisher, Jr. Pro V1x
  BMG Classic Teboho Sefatsa Pro V1x
  ISPS Handa Matchplay Championship Doug McGuigan Pro V1x
  Nedbank Affinity Cup Trevor Fisher, Jr. Pro V1x
  Cape Town Open Jake Roos Pro V1x

ASIAN (16) 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
  Worldwide Holdings Selagor Masters Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  Yeangder Tournament Players Championship Gaganjeet Bhullar Pro V1x
  Mercuries Taiwan Masters Chi Huang Tsai Pro V1x
  CS K.J. Choi Invitational K.J. Choi Pro V1x
  Venetian Macau Open Gaganjeet Bhullar Pro V1x
  Hero Indian Open Thaworn Wiratchant Pro V1x
  CIMB Classic Nick Watney Pro V1x
  King's Cup Arnond Vongvanij Pro V1x

ONEASIA (6) Indonesia Open Nick Cullen Pro V1x
  Thailand Open Chris Wood Pro V1x
  High1 Resort Open Matthew Griffin Pro V1x
  Nanshan Masters Liang Wen-chong Pro V1x
  55th Kolon Korea Open Dae-Sub Kim Pro V1x
  Emirates Australian Open Peter Senior Pro V1

JAPAN (15) 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 miz Open Brad Kennedy Pro V1x
  Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Kyoong-Hoon Lee Pro V1x
  Kansai Open Toshinori Muto Pro V1
  Fujisankei Classic Kyung-tae Kim Pro V1x
  ANA Open Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1
  Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open Champion Pro V1x
  Japan Open Kenichi Kuboya Pro V1x
  bstone Open Toru Taniguchi Pro V1x
  Dunlop Phoenix Luke Donald Pro V1x
  Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Hiroyuki Fujita Pro V1

AUSTRALASIAN (7) 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
  South Pacific Open Brad Shilton Pro V1x
  WA Goldfields PGA Championship Peter Wilson Pro V1x
  Australian Masters Adam Scott Pro V1
  New Zealand Open Champion Pro V1x

KOREAN (5) The 7th Meritz Solmoro Open Jin-Ho Choi Pro V1x
  Dongbu Promi Open Dae-Sub Kim Pro V1
  Munsingwear Match Play Championship Dae-Hyun Kim Pro V1x
  28th Shinhan Donghae Open Meen-Whee Kim Pro V1x
  Windsor Classic Joo-Yeob Baek Pro V1x

CANADIAN (6) 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
  Canadian Tour Championship Champion Pro V1x
  The Great Waterway Classic Champion Pro V1x

CHINA (3) China PGA Champions Tour Shandong Event Xin Jun Zhang Pro V1x
  China PGA Champions Tour Tour Ordos Event

Fan Zhi Peng

Pro V1x
  China PGA Champions Tour Chong Qing Event Wang Jeung hun Pro V1x

LATINOAMERICA (9) Mundo Maya Open Champion Pro V1x
  Trans American Power Products Open Champion Pro V1x
  65 Arturo Calle Colombian Open Champion Pro V1
  Brasil Open Champion Pro V1x
  Roberto De Vincenzo Invitational Champion Pro V1x
  Dominican Republic Open Champion Pro V1x
  Puerto Rico Classic Champion Pro V1x
  Colombian Coffee Classic Champion Pro V1x
  Olivos Golf Classic Personal Ariel Cañete Pro V1x
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