It’s hard to believe that only one year ago was the inaugural Team Titleist International Invitational at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. We knew it would be hard to top the stunning Caribbean sunsets and beach club setting, so we sought after an experience that we knew golf fanatics would obsess over. We traded clear skies and crashing waves for 30 mph wind and rain and headed to the birthplace of golf: Scotland.
After checking into our home for the weekend, The Old Course Hotel, and snapping some photos on the famed Swilcan Bridge, Team Titleist members were transferred to the highly rated Dumbarnie Golf Links to get the festivities started. Upon arrival at the course, Team Titleist Members headed to the range where Titleist Golf Ball Fitters evaluated swings and made expert suggestions as to which ball would be the best performing for everyone's’ game.
As we waited for our tee times, umbrellas were opened and hoods were drawn as the wind and rain picked up a steady pace, but some authentic weather didn’t hold Team Titleist from having an absolute blast. For those that needed a little more warmth, a customary shot of whiskey was offered on the first tee to steady the nerves. Following this authentic Scottish links experience, everyone was transferred back to the Old Course hotel for a delicious dinner in the 17th Fairway Conservatory.
After a full day of premium Titleist brand experience, guests returned to their rooms where they were greeted by a custom commemorative Vokey SM9 wedge and a gift bag jammed full of Team Titleist exclusive gear.
After a traditional Scottish breakfast with spectacular views over St Andrews, we moved to the to The Dukes Course where the weather was much kinder. It was perfect weather for putting the newest T-Series Irons to the test as guests were some of the first consumers in the world to experience our latest irons lineup.
After some refreshments in the clubhouse, we moved to the range to enjoy a great clinic by up-and-coming amateur, Ruben Lindsay. Ruben is famed for his high ball speed and when we asked if he could hit 200mph, he promptly made the numbers appear on Trackman multiple times over.
The evening finished in the Old Course Hotel Green Sheds for the Gala Dinner. As the sun set over the endless hills, we enjoyed our last team gathering before prizes and goodbyes. Dinner and drinks were shared with new friends, and longtime friendships bonded even further. We all truly felt the magic of this historical landscape.
Before some retired to the Road Hole bar or Jigger Inn to re-live the events of the past two days, we shared cheer and laughter as raffle prize winners claimed their awards, including the 151st Open Tour Bag, T-Series Irons and some custom Titleist gear. Although everyone didn’t walk away with a grand prize, we all received one last special Team Titleist gift item before the evening concluded: a custom TT scorecard holder and a special ball marker commemorating Titleist being the #1 ball in golf at the U.S. Open for 75 years and still counting.
The Eden Course was the last stop on the trip for those who had opted to stay on. Another true links test and a wonderful way to finish the event. We forged on through intense winds and severe bunkers but enjoyed every minute of true Scotland golf before parting our separate ways.
At the end of the weekend, everyone left with great memories and the new friendships these events always seem to ignite. Interested in finding out where we’re headed next? Be sure to follow our discussion boards, keep an up-to-date Team Titleist profile, and participate in fittings, and events.
A big thank you to everyone who attended. Every Team Titleist Event is a testament to how truly special this community is. Without you, none of this would be possible.
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