A recent sweepstake prize went up on Team Titleist, offering the opportunity for a TT member to caddy for Bernd Wiesberger in the Pro-Am of the BMW PGA Championship event at Wentworth.

The randomly selected winner was Christopher Barton

Chris, from Hemel Hempstead was of course delighted when notified about the result. The sweepstake proved extremely popular so a big thank you to all of you who entered!

The start time on the day of the pro-am was 8am so it was certainly an early start for Chris, Bernd and his playing partners.

Chris was introduced to Bernd on the range by Team Titleist and away they went! 

Chris was responsible for Bernd's bag throughout the round and had a great insight into Bernd, from a professional and personal level. 

As you can see from the pictures and words of Chris, it was clearly an unforgettable experience.

Chris was presented with a signed Bernd Wiesberger Tour Bag after the round, by Bernd himself.

Bernd carried on the good form he showed in the pro-am by finishing the week at Wentworth in a very respectable T12.

Team Titleist would like to thank Bernd for being such great company for Chris and all his playing partners in the Pro-Am. He really is a fantastic Titleist ambassador. A big thank you to Chris also, and we do hope your right shoulder has recovered from carrying a heavy Tour Bag around the Wentworth! 

Stay tuned to Team Titleist as we will continue to open up more sweepstake opportunities to our members.

Welcome to the 2103 Nordea Masters


The Titleist Tour Support Vehicle has brought us to the outskirts of Stockholm this week as players prepare for the Nordea Masters. The spectacular Bro Hoff Slott Golf Club plays host again, offering a firm test of golf set against one of the more beautiful stops on the European Tour.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course, which opened in 2007, stretches out from a clubhouse that is actually a converted castle which dates back to 1888. The holes are well guarded by bunkers, thick rough and a great deal of water, which comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes (some holes on the back 9 even approach the fjords). This week the course will play to a par of 72 over a demanding 7,607 yards.

At the time of this writing, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero is picking up right where he left off last week, following the biggest win of his career at the BMW PGA Championship. The 20-year-old is the early clubhouse leader after firing a 6-under 66 in the opening round.

Also securing prominent positions near the top of the leaderboard are fellow Titleist Brand Ambassadors Chris Lloyd and Ricardo Santos, as well as Pro V1 loyalists Jamie Donaldson and Joost Luiten and Pro V1x loyalist Fredrik Andersson Hed. All of these players find themselves within two shots of the early mark set by Matteo.

If you have a chance to view any of the action this weekend, be sure to see how players fare at the signature, TPC-Sawgrass-inspired 17th hole. Like the famous 17th at The Players Championship, the 17th at Bro Hoff Slott Golf Club features an island green. At 150 yards in length, this hole may be the shortest on the golf course, but for any player protecting a lead on Sunday, a par at the 17th will be accompanied by a great sigh of relief.

To view a slideshow of images we captured earlier this week at the Nordea Masters, just click on the image above.

Around the globe, among world-class competitors, three players trusting the performance of a Titleist golf ball triumphantly entered the winner's circle on Sunday.

Just a month removed from his 20th birthday, Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero became the youngest player ever to win the prestigious BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour, doing it in dramatic fashion with a birdie on the fourth hole of a three-man playoff. In China, Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Li Chao topped two players by one shot, including Jin-Yong Jeong (Pro V1) of S. Korea to win the Yangjiang event on the China PGA Champions Tour. In Korea at the 1st Happiness Kwangju Bank Open, Kyung-Nam Kang relied upon his Pro V1 golf ball to post a dramatic eagle on the 71st hole to win by one shot.

With three more wins, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x loyalists have now won 61 tournaments on the worldwide professional tours in 2013, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 16 and more than all other competitors combined.

This is Team Titleist, let’s wrap-up the week…

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EUROPEAN: BMW PGA Championship

Winner: Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero

Trusting the Pro V1x golf ball and a full bag of Titleist equipment from tee-through-green, Manassero closed with a pair of 3-under par 69’s on the weekend to join the playoff at 10-under par 278. The dramatic playoff victory at Wentworth Club marked Manassero’s fourth career European Tour title, one each year since 2010 when he first won at age 17.

"It's been an amazing week. I have always felt something really special about this place and this tournament," said Manassero in an interview Sunday. "Everything has come together this week. I managed to play well and managed to stay in contention after a tough day on Friday and pulled it off with this play-off. I am the happiest man in the world right now."

Manassero topped a world-class field of 150 players at the BMW PGA Championship, 86 of whom relied upon a Titleist golf ball at one of the European Tour’s most esteemed events. Year-to-date, Titleist golf ball loyalists have accounted for 12 wins through the first 19 events this year, four times the nearest competitor with 3.

What’s in Matteo’s Bag?
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver:  Titleist 913D2 8.5º

Fairway Metal: Titleist 91
Hybrids: Titleist 913H 17.0º, 21.0º
Irons: Titleist AP2 (4-6) and Titleist MB (7-PW)
Wedge: Vokey Design SM4 52º, 58º
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select GoLo 5

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CHINA: China PGA Champions Tour – Yangjiang

Winner: Pro V1x golf ball loyalist Li Chao

Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 113 of the 156-player field, over four times the nearest competitor. Eight of the 11 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

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KOREA: 1st Happiness Kwangju Bank Open

Winner: Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Kyung-Nam Kang

The win marked the eighth career KPGA Tour title for Kang. Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for 100 of the 144-player field, five times the nearest competitor with 20. Seven of the 12 players who finished among the Top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.

Another great tip from Thomas Levet...this time helping you with your balance.


Introducing the new 2013 Titleist Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls with pink sidestamp and play number, now available in golf shops for a limited time. 

You'll be able to spot Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls in your golf shop by their limited edition pink-and-white packaging (pictured above).

The performance of 2013 Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls is exactly the same as 2013 Pro V1.

Every 2013 Pro V1 and Pro V1 Limited Edition golf ball is engineered to deliver exceptional distance for golfers of all swing speeds and skill levels, very soft feel on all shots tee-to-green and longer lasting durability while retaining a whiter, brighter finish throughout the course of play.

2013 Pro V1 golf balls also maintain their renowned Drop-and-Stop control, providing all golfers with the proven short-game scoring performance that contributes to shooting lower scores.

Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, along with our Pro V1x models, are the most trusted golf balls at every level of the game, and the #1 performance choice for golfers of all skill levels, handicaps and swing speeds.

To learn more about the performance of the new 2013 Pro V1 golf balls, please click here.

Pro V1 Limited Edition golf balls are available while supplies last. Please check with your local golf shop for more information on availability and pricing.

Pro V1 Limited Edition are available in standard dozens with play numbers 1-4 only and are not available for custom order/imprinting.  

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