Posted: 30 April 2009
Recently, we had the good fortune to spend some time with a highly regarded member of the Titleist family. Jim Gormley is the Head Golf Professional at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, CA. Jim is also a member of the Titleist Advisory Staff, a group of leading PGA golf professionals that provides us with insight into the golf industry as well as invaluable strategic guidance and product development feedback. We met with Jim at Palos Verdes GC, a beautiful eucalyptis-lined course situated in the dramatic coastal hills of the Palos Verdes peninsula (about 25 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles). To play on the steep terrain of Palos Verdes you need to know how to hit shots from all kinds of different lies. Jim was kind enough to share his expertise in this area, filming two golf tips for titleist.com, which you can view by clicking on the video players below.
Jim's Tip on Different Lies in the Bunker
Jim's Tip on Hitting from an Uphill Lie
To view other videos on titleist.com, please click here.
Posted: 29 April 2009
Some new features have been added to Vokey.com in the past few days. The first is a guide to the grinds that Voke has developed through his work over the past decade on the PGA Tour and that have shaped the sole profiles in the new line of Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges as well as the Vokey Wedge Works limited release wedges. The Vokey Grind Guide can be found at:
Vokey Grind Guide at Vokey.com
Also, we currently have a very limited number (200 each) of 60° wedges with the E and L Grinds available in Vokey Wedge Works. These wedges feature a special black QPQ finish, and are available for delivery to U.S. addresses only.
Last but not least, we have added a video that provides background on the new line of Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges, including insights from Voke on the specific grinds that influenced this line as well as his thoughts on the Spin Milled process. The video can be viewed by clicking on the image below.
We hope you enjoy, be sure to check out Vokey.com for more.
Sometimes it's helpful to remember that golf is just a game, even if you're a three-time Major winner. Recently, reigning PGA and British Open champion Padraig Harrington revealed his lighter side when he visited the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, CA to film a segment for the Fox Sports Net show Sport Science. Padraig was asked to put a bit of golf pop culture to the test. You see, Padraig has developed a unique talent for driving the golf ball using a momentum-building, running approach made famous by Adam Sandler in the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore. As reported by Michael Walker, Jr. in the Press Tent blog section of Golf.com, Sport Science producers were curious to find out if the technique could produce more powerful drives. To find out for yourself, click on the video player below.
Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Padraig Harrington mid-Gilmore
To access a high-definition version of the segment on YouTube.com, click here.
You can also check out Michael Walker, Jr.'s article on Golf.com by clicking here.