Posted: 27 August 2010
At this week's U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., 242 players (78 percent of the field) put their trust in Titleist golf balls, more than than eight times the nearest competitor with 28. Titleist was also the tee-to-green favorite across ever major golf club category, including Drivers (111), Iron Sets (133), Putters (135), Fairway Woods (131), Hybrids (85) and Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (404).
The U.S. Amateur, one of the most prestigious individual events
in amateur golf, continues the golf ball momentum Titleist has enjoyed on the PGA Tour and across all of the worldwide professional tours, at the PGA Professional National Championship, and at every level of competitive amateur golf.
• Two weeks ago at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, 136 players (87
percent of the field) trusted
Titleist golf balls, more than 15 times the nearest competitor with
nine. Titleist also was the favorite of more players than any
other brand in Iron Sets (41), Sand, Lob and Approach Wedges (181) and
Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson came to The Barclays this week hoping to get the fit dialed in on his new Titleist 910D3 (9.5) prototype driver, even after shooting a 7-under 63 in the final round of last week's Wyndham Championship to finish in a tie for eighth and jump to No. 94 in the FedEx Cup points standings.
Simpson, who found 71 percent of his fairways in Sunday's final round, noticed that most of his drives at Wyndham featured a 2-to-3 yard fade, as opposed to the natural 2-to-3 yard draw to which he is accustomed. Last week, Simpson gamed the 910 with a D4 setting (standard lie angle, +.75 loft).
On the range Tuesday at Ridgewood Country Club, Simpson met with Titleist Senior Club Fitting Analyst Dino Antenucci to figure out which 910 adjustment settings would work better.
All it took was a few quick turns of the SureFit Tour Hosel. As Simpson connected with his Pro V1x golf ball, a smile immediately came over his face. He walked over to give Antenucci a high-five.
The C3 setting (.75 upright lie angle, +.75 loft) helped Simpson turn the ball over better, but also allowed him to play the fade as necessary.
"He also liked the look of it more," said Antenucci. "Pretty simple."
Posted: 26 August 2010
Titleist Staff Professional David Reasoner, the Head PGA Professional at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., took a quick break from his hosting duties at this week's Barclays Championship to visit the Titleist Tour Van for some "Tour treatment."
Check out the video below to hear more about Reasoner's experience, his new Vokey wedges and the weekend ahead at Ridgewood CC: