Posted: 30 August 2010
The Titleist 910 prototype fairway metals and hybrids made their PGA Tour debut last week at The Barclays, signaling the official start of the seeding and performance-validating process for the 910H and 910F models.Following the lines of the new Titleist 910 prototype driver, the family of 910 fairway metals and hybrids features the same innovative technology including the SureFit Tour Hosel, which allows for precision fitting that was previously only found on Tour Vans.
The introduction of the new 910 prototype fairway metals and hybrids on the PGA Tour is a critical step in the process, as all high performance Titleist-branded golf clubs must be performance-validated by the world's most discerning and influential golfers before being released to the marketplace. Titleist Brand Ambassadors across all worldwide professional tours are instrumental in the performance validation process and many of the pros were anxious to put the new fairway metals and hybrids into play. Titleist Brand Ambassador Jimmy Walker is one player who couldn't wait for the 910 fairway metals and hybrids. Having gamed his Titleist 910D3 9.5 prototype driver for several weeks now, Walker immediately put a 910F 13.5 and a 910H 18.0 in his bag after arriving at The Barclays.
On Saturday, Rickie Fowler used his new 910F 13.5 fairway metal to hit a 274-yard second shot at the 594-yard, par-5 17th hole to 5 feet. Fowler sank the putt, recording one of only three eagles made during the week at No. 17.
Seven other Titleist Brand Ambassadors put the 910 fairway metals and hybrids in their bags this week: Adam Scott (910F 15.0), Jason Dufner (910F 15.0), Bill Haas (910F 13.5), Marc Leishman (910F 13.5), Troy Matteson (910F 13.5), Michael Sim (910F 13.5, 910H 18.0), D.J. Trahan (910F 17.0) and Nick Watney (910F 15.0).
For a closer look at the new 910 prototype fairway metals and hybrids,
check out the video (featuring a cameo by Titleist Brand
Ambassador Michael Letzig) and slideshow below:
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The Titleist Pro V1 golf ball that sits on display in Jeff Polonus' house was once thought to be lost forever.It was just a few weeks ago that Polonus purchased a dozen Pro V1s before his qualifying round in the Flight A division of the Peoria (Ill.) Men's City golf tournament, where had finished runner-up twice.The first ball Polonus pulled from the box was a Pro V1 No. 8 – his lucky "softball number" and also a number he has on his license plate. His first shot of the tournament hooked into the long, left rough.
"I probably spent four of the (allowed) five minutes looking for it," said Polonus. With seconds to spare, one of Polonus' competitors found the ball after almost driving over it in his golf cart.Later that day on the 18th green, Polonus picked that same Pro V1 #8 out of the hole. He would go on to use the ball for another 27 holes at Mt. Hawley Country Club, not to mention all six matches in his run to victory in Men's City tournament.It all added up to 127 holes."It was always just sitting there in my bag," said Polonus, "so I just kept playing with it."On the 18th hole of the Men's City final at Newman Golf Course, Polonus hit his drive down the fairway, 110 yards from the pin. He pulled out his 57-degree Vokey wedge and sent his approach shot right at the flag. The Pro V1 #8 landed 3 feet past hole and spun back to 5 feet, going out in style.His opponent eventually conceded the putt and the match, 2 up. At that moment, Polonus' 127-hole-old Pro V1 #8 officially went into retirement."I hadn't even done the math until it was all done," he said. "I didn't want to jinx myself," A tee shot that rolled under some grass clippings registered as the only other scare.
"Other than that, it was always in play and always functioned, " he said. "I just kind of kept going."
Posted: 27 August 2010
Our Scotty Cameron reps were on the scene earlier this week at The Barclays making sure the world's best have what they need on the greens for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs. Take a
look at some very cool new putters in this latest slideshow straight from Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.
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