More good news, Team Titleist!We've just heard that Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan will be dropping by theTitleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, Calif., early next week - andhe will be answering a few questions submitted from Team Titleist members.(Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Crane will be there, too. Ask him a questionby clicking here).Hunter is coming off an impressive 2010 season that featured a pair ofcomeback victories. He won the Waste Management Phoenix Open with afinal-round bogey-free 6-under 65, rolling in his Pro V1x golf ball for fourbirdies and an eagle, after starting the round four shots back of theleaders. He closed the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a 6-under 64, thelowest finish by a winner in the 12-year history of the tournament, to comeback from three shots to earn his third PGA Tour victory.(Click here to see how Hunter marks his Titleist).Hunter will be selecting his favorite questions to answer, so reply to thispost with your best question and check back next week to see if yours waspicked. Thanks!
Best of luck for the upcoming year.
My question: What is the significance of the marking on your ball. Is it an inverted V or a lucky symbol?
Congrats on a Great 2010 season. I enjoyed watching you and your fellow pro's and look forward to 2011 season. My question is about ball selection. A lot of the discussion on this Web site is about amateurs choosing the
right golf ball for their games. Maybe some advice from a pro such as
yourself will better help us with this understanding.
Good luck on your season look forward to watching you.
Hunter, Congrats on your season....Question regarding the new ball. What are the major differences you have found with the New ProV1? Have you had to make any modifications to your game?
How did playing at such an elite college, Oklahoma State, help your game grow and become really strong? Also, how would you go about getting yourself noticed by colleges for golf?
Good luck this year!!!!
Can you tell us how the New ProV1x plays for you compared to the last ProV1x version? Thanks for your consideration, and good luck this season!
Thanks for taking time to answer some questions from all of us. My question is what is the hardest part about being on tour and what do you do to focus and compete every week? As much as all of us dream about being a PGA Tour player, I am sure it has it's ups and downs like any career. Good luck this year!!!
That inverted "V" symbol is the Greek letter "L" [Lambda (uppercase Λ, lowercase λ; Greek: Λάμβδα or Λάμδα)]. The Spartans used the red Greek capital letter lambda (Λ) displayed on their shields as an identification as the people of Lacedaemonia (Λακεδαιμωνία), which in historical times, was the proper name of the Spartan state as used by Thucydides in his histories. The citizen of Lacedaemonia was called Lacedaemon.
I believe Hunter has used this symbol since the movie 300 came out.
Congratulations on what has already been a terrific career and in advance for future triumphs, as I am sure there are more to come. Thank you for representing our country with such grace and dignity, your display of emotion shared your patriotism and pride with us all, and did nothing but gain our respect. My question for you is in regards to your golf swing. Since working with Sean Foley, you have been able to become one of the better ball strikers on tour. Your swing is now on 1 plane with a lot of shift to your left side at impact. If you could share one feeling of change with the average amateur, what would it be?
My question is a mental one. What do you do before a particularly important round?
Awesome start to the season.
Do you still follow the Pokes sporting events or ever return to attend them? Do you ever get out to play at Karsten Creek ?
HELLO HUNTER, WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU TAKE FROM YOUR RYDER CUP MATCHES AND THE 2010 SEASON IN WHOLE AND HOW DO YOU PLAN ON BUILDING ON THEM IN 2011. GOOD LUCK THIS YEAR.
How have the new grooves changed your course management, as we've heard and read that a lot of tour pro's will just rip the ball off the tee and not worry if it lands in the rough ?
Thanks for your time,
First of all I want to wish you the best of luck this year! My question for you is: What is your favorite event to play in? Thanks!
You have earned yourself the reputation as a great all around driver of the golf ball with both good distance and great accuracy. What is your key to consistency with your driving? Do you have a favorite drill or tip to help with driver consistency?
Have a great season!