Autumn is here, and at this point in the season, we have all experienced the typical ups and downs in our games. No need to worry, though--from beginner to tour winner, the persistent pursuit for great golf is what bonds and defines us as players.

And as we take stock of our performance in the weekly game or our tournament season, we all think to ourselves, "I would love to be more consistent."

So, we've enlisted the help of one of the most consistent players in the game today, Pro V1x loyalist Lee Westwood.

Lee told Team Titleist that a solid pre-shot routine is as important to consistency as a solid golf swing. And in the video above, Lee details the steps he's built into his routine.

Leave a comment below and share with us what you do in your own pre-shot routine.

This week's European Tour stop is at the home of golf in St. Andrews for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The event takes place at three world class venues including two that have been host to numerous Open Championships, Carnoustie and St. Andrews.  Adding to the event this week is the Pro Am element which sees some of the world's biggest celebrities, athletes, and business people compete alongside the pros.  

The Titleist Tour Support Vehicle was very busy this week as it is the second last event that the truck will be at this year.  Some of our staffers that are in play and visited the truck were Paul Waring, Philip Price, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, and Brett Rumford.  

Stay tuned to Team Titleist for more pictures and information on how all of our players got on this week. 


Stenson Highlights 5-Win Week for Titleist

Pro V1x loyalist Henrik Stenson delivered a career-defining performance this weekend, winning in convincing fashion at the PGA Tour's grand finale, The Tour Championship. Stenson's win sealed his claim to season-long FedExCup honors and highlighted a 5-win week for Titleist golf ball players around the globe.

Joining Stenson in the winners' circle were Pro V1x loyalists Julien Quesne (70° Open d'Italia Lindt), Neil Schietekat (Platinum Classic) and Andre Stolz (South Pacific Open Championship) as well as Pro V1 loyalist Mark Wiebe (Pacific Links Hawai'i ). Five more victories on the worldwide professional golf tours confirms once again that Performance is Pro V1 and ProV1x .

Titleist golf ball players have now earned 119 victories across the Worldwide Professional Tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with 33 and more than all golf balls combined.

In total, 17,875 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2013 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,651 and more than all competitors combined.

Let's take a trip around the golfing world with the Team Titleist Tour Recap.

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EUROPEAN TOUR: 70° Open d'Italia Lindt

Julien Quesne (Pro V1x) began the final day at Golf Club Torino four shots off the lead, but he closed with a final round 5-under 67, which included a back nine 31, as he captured the 70° Open d’Italia Lindt for his second career European Tour title.

The Frenchman finished with a 12-under par 276 victory total, one shot clear of runners-up and fellow Pro V1x loyalists David Higgins and Steve Webster.

"I am very proud of this back nine," said Quesne, whose maiden victory came in the Open de Andalucía in 2012. "My attitude was very good this week and I think this is the key. To enjoy a second win on The European Tour is like a dream for me."

The win marks the 19th by Titleist golf ball loyalists on the 2013 European Tour, nearly five times the nearest competitor with 4.

Of the 145-player field, 100 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, five times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.

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CHAMPIONS TOUR: Pacific Links Hawai'i

It was an all-Titleist Pro V1 sudden death playoff at the Pacific Links Hawai'i, where Mark Wiebe defeated Corey Pavin with a par on the second extra hole. Both players finished at 11-under 205 in the second year of the tournament's staging, one shot ahead of fellow Pro V1 golf ball loyalist Bernhard Langer.

"I didn't play as well as I did the first two days," Wiebe said in a post-round interview. "But I played my butt off. I've never won twice in one year before."

The victory marks the 17th win for Titleist players on the 2013 Champions Tour, compared to one win for the nearest competitor.

Titleist was the most played ball in the field of 81 with 61 players, more than 10 times the nearest competitor with 6.

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AUSTRALASIAN TOUR: South Pacific Open Championship

Trusting his Pro V1x golf ball, Andre Stolz won on the fifth hole of a sudden death playoff over Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Wright (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 913H hybrid, AP2 irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter). Another Titleist Brand Ambassador, Matt Griffin (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 913F fairway metal, 712U 3 and 4 utility irons, new CB irons, Vokey Design wedges, Scotty Cameron putter), finished solo third, two shots out of the playoff.

Stolz posted rounds of 67-66-69-66 en route to his first victory of the 2013 campaign.

Ten of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success, including each of the top 4.

At the 97-player event, 79 players relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 11.

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SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR: Platinum Classic

Titleist Brand Ambassador Neil Schietekat (Pro V1x, 913D3 driver, 712U utility iron, CB irons, Vokey Design wedges) closed with a 4-under par 68 to clinch his maiden Sunshine Tour title. Schietekat finished with a 15-under 201 victory total, three shots clear of the next closest competitor.

Titleist Pro V1x loyalists James Kamte (Pro V1x) and Vaughn Groenewald finished solo third and fourth, respectively.

Schietekat credited his runner-up finish at the Origins of Golf tournament at Simola in July for the motivation he used in his breakthrough victory.

“Not winning never really bothered me until I came second at the Origins of Golf tournament at Simola,” Schietekat said. “I told myself I should have won that one, and I started to take steps to fix things. I’ve been working hard on the mental side of things, and that makes a big difference.”

Fifty-one players  players in the 72-player Platinum Classic field relied upon Titleist golf balls, more than three times the nearest competitor with 16.

In the twilight shadows of East Lake Golf Club, Pro V1x loyalist Henrik Stenson stood at the winner's presentation with two trophies in hand-- one for the Tour Championship and one for the FedExCup Championship.

"It was a great day, great week, and it's been a great year," said Stenson following the ceremony.

In a consistent performance at East Lake, Stenson posted a 13-under par 267 victory total, three shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassadors Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker.

Titleist golf ball loyalists accounted for more than half of the select 30-player field at the season-ending TOUR Championship with 16, including nine full product line Titleist Brand Ambassadors.

Stenson's win marked the 2,013th (2013) with a Pro V1 model golf ball across the worldwide professional tours since the Titleist Pro V1 was introduced to tour players in October 2000.

Titleist golf ball players have now earned 119 victories across the worldwide professional tours in 2013, more than three times the nearest competitor with 33 and more than all golf balls combined. In total, 17,875 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in competition on the 2013 worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with 2,651.

Triumphant against the best players on Tour, Stenson's late-season performance displayed an undeniable command of his entire game. And after this campaign, both his command and his determination have come to define the career of the big Swede.

Still, for Stenson, the victory is more than a defining moment of his career. "It shows that I never give up," said Stenson, who moves to No. 4 in the official world golf rankings.

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PGA TOUR: Tour Championship

Stenson closed with a 2-under par 68 to win the event and the season-long FedExCup which carries the largest prize in golf ($10 million). It was the second victory of the FedExCup Playoffs for Stenson, who also won the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball loyalists swept each of the four FedExCup Playoffs events, as Stenson (Pro V1x) won the TOUR Championship and the Deutsche Bank Championship, while Zach Johnson (Pro V1x) captured the BMW Championship and Adam Scott (Pro V1) started off the Playoffs by winning The Barclays.

Jordan Spieth closed with a 64, and Steve Stricker closed with a 65 at East Lake. Fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson, finished another shot back as Titleist players secured the top four positions on the leaderboard.

After becoming the first European to win the FedExCup Playoffs, Henrik would love to become the first player to win both the FedExCup and the Race for Dubai. "It's going to take some good play. I'm going to try my hardest to accomplish that."

What’s in Steve Stricker's Bag?: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (8.5°), 910Fd fairway metal (13.5°), 913H hybrid (19.0°), AP2 irons (3-PW), Vokey Design Spin Milled sand wedge (54°) and SM4 lob wedge (60°).

What’s in Jordan Spieth's Bag?:Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 910D2 driver (8.5°), 913Hd hybrid (18.0°), AP2 irons (4-9°), Vokey Design SM4 pitching (46°), gap (52°), sand (56°) and lob (59°) wedges, Scotty Cameron SC-009 prototype putter.

What’s in Webb Simpson's Bag?: Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver (10.5°), 913F fairway metal (15.0°), 913Fd fairway metal (18.0°), 913Hd hybrid (20.0°), 680 irons (4-9),  Vokey Design SM4 pitching (48°), sand (54°) and lob (58°) wedges.

Michael Breed On Golf Ball Selection

It's always helpful to have an expert's advice when making a selection, especially when choosing the best golf ball for your game.

Insert expert: PGA Professional Michael Breed, host of the Golf Fix on the Golf Channel.

Breed, a member of the Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff, explains how and what to compare when selecting your golf ball in the video above.

"When I fit golf balls for my players, I always start around the green," says Breed.

Michael advises you compare the performance of two golf ball models around the green all the way back to the tee. "You have to make sure you pay attention to all facets of your game when choosing a golf ball."

Check out the rest of Michael's helpful tips in the video above and visit our Golf Ball Fitting section for even more great information on how to find the best golf ball for your game.

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