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Posted: 26 March 2012
Back-to-back 65's earned Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Hoey his fourth European Tour victory over the weekend at the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.
Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag of Titleist equipment – including 910 driver and fairway metals, AP2 (712 Series) irons and Vokey Design SM4 wedges – Hoey charged to victory with birdies on three of his last five holes at Golf du Palais Royal.
It was one of three wins for Titleist golf ball players last weekend around the globe, including Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng's second-consecutive triumph on the LPGA. Titleist Brand Ambassador Nick Cullen also trusted a Pro V1x golf ball to victory at the OneAsia Tour's season-opener.
Through the first three months of 2012, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have combined for 33 victories across the worldwide professional tours, more than six times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.
A total of 3,898 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in those same competitions, more than six times the nearest competitor and more than all other golf balls combined.
In Morocco, Hoey rebounded from an opening 2-over 74 with rounds of 67-65-65 for a 14-under 271 total and three-shot victory.
Also a winner of last year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Hoey made 22 birdies and one eagle over his final 54 holes. Eight of those birdies came on holes 15 through 18.
“It’s all a bit surreal at the moment but it always feels like that for me,” said Hoey.
“I was actually thinking that I might struggle to make the cut after shooting two over in the first round but I started swinging the club really well and the confidence was there so it was great to back that up with the scores too. The second round was a good 67 and then to shoot two 65s over the weekend was pretty special really.”
Hoey was one of 70 players in the field that relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than three times the nearest competitor with 21 and more than all other competitors combined.
Pro V1 loyalist Jamie Donaldson shot a course-record 61, including a back-nine 28, to share third place at 13-under 275 with Phillip Price (Pro V1x) and Robert Coles (Pro V1x).
Here' a closer look at Michael Hoey's Titleist equipment:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1xDriver: Titleist 910D3 8.5º (Diamana Kai'li 70)Fairways: Titleist 910F 13.5º (Diamana Kai'li 80)Hybrid: Titleist 910H 18º (Fujikura Tour Spec)Irons: Titleist AP2 (712 Series) 3-PW (Dynamic Gold)Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 54•11º, 58•09º (Dynamic Gold)
• LPGA: Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng's winning momentum continued at the LPGA's Kia Classic, where she led a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players.
Tseng, 23, led wire-to-wire, closing with a 2-under 70 for a 14-under 274 total and six-shot victory, her second in a row and third in five events to start the season.
The World No. 1 won the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup last week in Phoenix and also won the LPGA Thailand in February.
It marked Tseng's 15th victory overall and sixth in her last 12 starts.
"To win this week is just very special, especially with all the fans from everywhere coming out and supporting me today," said Tseng, who has broken par in her last 10 rounds. "That was so much fun to play in front of the crowd and winning this tournament."
Tseng was one of 98 Titleist golf ball players at the Kia Classic, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined.
Sun Young Yoo (Pro V1x) was runner-up at 8-under 280, while Shanshan Feng (Pro V1x) and Jiyai Shin (Pro V1) tied for third, another shot back.
Of the 11 players who tied for 10th or better, nine trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.
• ONEASIA: Titleist Brand Ambassador Nick Cullen kicked off the OneAsia Tour season with a win the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open.
Cullen, 27, rolled his Pro V1x in for birdie on the 17th to take a one-shot lead and got up-and-down for par on No. 18 to secure the victory.
"This means the world to me," said Cullen, who finished at 8-under 279, one shot clear of fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador David Smail (Pro V1x).
"I have been practicing hard and playing well but I didn't know what to expect when I came here."
A total of 114 players in the field relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, nearly 100 more than the nearest competitor with 17 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also first in hybrids (65); iron sets (57); and sand, lob and approach wedges (180).
• PGA TOUR: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with 72 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist also led the field in sand, lob and approach wedges (103); and putters (46).
• CHAMPIONS TOUR: At the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, 58 players teed up Titleist golf balls, more than six times the nearest competitor with nine and more than all other golf balls combined.
• NATIONWIDE TOUR: Titleis was No. 1 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open with 102 players, more than eight times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist also led the field in iron sets (37); sand, lob and approach wedges (137); and putters (53).
Posted: 23 March 2012
The PGA Tour is hanging out at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla., this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the second-to-last tour stop before the gates open at Augusta National.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson, who'll be teeing up his Pro V1x at the Masters for the first time this year, made his PGA Tour debut at Bay Hill in 2006 as an amateur. He played again as an amateur in 2008."It's always special to come back here... This is my sixth Bay Hill or sixth
Arnold Palmer Invitational, which is a good amount more than any other
tournament I played," Webb said. "So it's always nice to be back and feel like, you
know, this is home."Webb is one of 72 players in this week's field trusting a Titleist golf ball, more than five times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist is also No. 1 in iron sets (32); sand, lob and approach wedges (103); and putters (46).Check out Team Titleist's pics from the practice rounds this week in the slideshow below. We've also included a few bonus pics from the Tavistock Cup, which also played earlier this week in Orlando.
Posted: 19 March 2012
On the doorstep of golf's major season, Luke Donald and Yani Tseng raised trophies on opposite sides of the country Sunday, both having trusted Pro V1x golf balls to impressive comeback victories.Donald rallied from three shots back to win the Transitions Championship in a sudden-death playoff, while Tseng leapfrogged the competition with a back-nine 31 to win the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.Those performances highlighted a four-win week for Titleist golf ball players around the world, as Pro V1x loyalists Julien Quesne (European Tour) and David Lipsky (Asian Tour) also found the winner's circle.Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now combined for 30 wins across the worldwide professional tours so far in 2012, six times the nearest competitor with six and more than all competitors combined.A total of 3,384 players have teed up Titleist golf balls in those same events, more than six times the nearest competitor with 538 and more than all other golf balls combined.
• PGA TOUR: Slowly but surely, Luke Donald crept back to the top of the leader board Sunday in Tampa with a bogey-free 5-under 66 at Innisbrook's Copperheard Course. His 13-under 271 total was matched by three players, including Pro V1 loyalist Robert Garrigus.On the first hole of the four-man playoff, Donald was faced with a difficult approach shot from the right rough, 159 yards from the pin at the par-4 18th. His Pro V1x launched toward the flag stick, hit the front of the green and stopped 6 feet from the hole."I didn't even see the pitchmark but it just must have carried the bunker and rolled up perfectly," said Donald. "That's the hardest green on the course. … Obviously that shot just came out perfectly."Donald made birdie, while his three competitors made par, to earn his fifth-career PGA Tour victory. He also has won five times on the European Tour.The round of the day belonged to Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Piercy, who made a Sunday morning charge with a front-nine 29.Trusting a Pro V1x golf ball and bag full of Titleist equipment, including a new Scotty Cameron Select GoLo putter, Piercy posted a bogey-free 9-under 62 to get to 12-under 272, one shot out of the playoff.A total of 91 players relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than four times the nearest competitor with 22 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also No. 1 in sand, lob and approach wedges (122); and putters (55).• LPGA: Yani Tseng rolled her Pro V1x for five birdies on the back nine Sunday to win for the second time in her last four starts.On day filled with rain, hail and a few weather delays, Tseng closed with a 4-under 68 for an 18-under 270 total and one-shot comeback victory over two players, including Pro V1x loyalist Na Yeon Choi.Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 91 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 12 and more than all competitors combined.Of the 13 players who tied for 10th place or better, 10 trusted a Titleist golf ball for their success.Three shots back standing on the 10th tee, Tseng birdied five of the next six holes and jumped to the top of the leader board, her 14th LPGA victory clearly in sight."I told myself, we have nine more holes, okay, three shots back. You still have a good chance on the back nine," said Tseng, who played the back nine in 7 under during her opening-round 65."Just play like on the first day, try to make birdie every hole. I played 7 under here before, so maybe I can do it again. I played 5 under, so it was pretty close."Tseng, who captured the Honda LPGA in February, has not finished outside the top-10 in any of the four events she has competed in this season.• EUROPEAN PGA: Pro V1x loyalist Julien Quesne fired a course-record 8-under par 64 to win the Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol, capping off his first-career European Tour victory with a career-best shot.At Ahola GC's treacherous par-4 18th, Quesne hit 4-iron and watched his Pro V1x golf ball land 6 feet from the hole. He made the putt for birdie to post a 17-under 271 total, two shots clear of Titleist Brand Ambassador Matteo Manassero. Eduardo De La Riva (Pro V1x) finished another shot back as Titleist Pro V1x players secured the top three positions on the leaderboard.
“I’ve been dreaming about this moment since I was 10," said Quesne, who birdie four of his final five holes Sunday. "From the 15th hole I was asking my caddie to keep an eye on the scores, so I knew that if I holed my putt on 18 I would have a very good chance of winning."“My four iron on 18 was the best shot I’ve ever hit. I’m very proud that I won shooting a 64, finishing with a birdie on 18, the toughest hole on the course. I will remember this day for the rest of my life."Quesne was one of 90 players in the field that relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, more than three times the nearest competitor with 23 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist was also No. 1 in sand, lob and approach wedges (133).• ASIAN: David Lipsky claimed his first Asian Tour title by winning the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic in an all-Pro V1x golf ball playoff with Elmer Salvador.Lipsky, a 23-year old rookie who won the Asian Tour's Qualifying School in January, won on the first extra hole with a chip-in birdie.He was seven shots out of the lead going into the final round, but closed with a seven-under-par 65 to force a playoff at 15-under 273.A total of 92 players trusted Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, more than three times the nearest competitor with 24 and more than all competitors combined. Titleist was also first in iron sets (40); and sand, lob and approach wedges (126).
TITLEIST INTRODUCES SCOTTY CAMERON SELECT PUTTER FAMILY
Brand New Line Features Modern Blades, Mallets, Mid and Long Options
in a Tour-Validated Black Mist Finish
Singapore (March 19, 2012) – Trusted by more players on the PGA TOUR since 1997 and counting, Scotty Cameron Fine Milled putters are designed and built with craftsmanship and performance in mind. With his experience and innovative research from the Cameron Putter Studio in California, Scotty Cameron creates modern, yet timeless, putters to satisfy the best players in the world, as well as serious golfers with preferences for the highest quality and performance.
The brand new Scotty Cameron by Titleist Select line of putters is the culmination of Cameron’s Putter Studio research, combined with his desire to design and build the best putters in the world. The new family includes five modern blade models (Newport, Newport 1.5, Newport 2, Notchback, Newport 2.6), two mallets (GoLo, GoLo S), three mid lengths (Newport Two Mid, GoLo Mid, GoLo S Mid), and two long options (Big Sur, Big Sur S).
The new Select putters feature a Deep Milled face that contributes to a softer feel and sound, as well as elegantly refined shapes and a Tour-validated Black Mist finish. All are precision milled from soft, 303 stainless steel, with the exception being the Big Sur models that feature high grade milled aluminum heads.
“My ultimate goal when designing and building a putter is to provide the golfer pure putting confidence,” said Master Putter Craftsman Scotty Cameron. “Whether it is for the best players in the world or golfers who aspire to play their best, the performance and preference options available in the new Cameron Select line are my deepest yet. These putters have all been tour-validated, developed and refined through product and player research conducted at our state-of-the-art Cameron Putter Studio and on practice greens around the world.”
With the Select family, Cameron has taken “visual flow” to a new level. When looking down at the putter in the address position, Cameron has designed the surfaces in the head to flow naturally into the ground. The Select weighting system provides modern balance and stability and every Select putter is outfitted with a stepless steel shaft for a clean, unimpaired visual at address. Select putters can be lie adjusted +/- 2 degrees off the standard 71 degrees and loft adjusted +/- 1 degree from the standard 4 degrees for even greater fine-tuning.
The conventional models - the new Cameron Select Newport, Newport 1.5,
Newport 2, Notchback and Newport 2.6 putters - replace the
Studio Select line. The head features a
rich, dark, glare free Black Mist finish with red dot graphics and red dot
weights in the sole, and is covered with a new Cameron Select headcover. The grip is a new Select black with a red
dancing Cameron logo. All standard right
hand models are available in 33, 34 and 35 inch lengths, as well as 34H and 35H
custom heavier weight configurations.
The GoLo Mallets and GoLo Mids replace the
Studio Select Kombi Mallet and Kombi Mid lines. The GoLo
(single bend shaft) and GoLo S (straight
shaft) feature an elegant rounded profile with Select weighting technology. The slightly asymmetric back profile,
contained cavity lines and pulled in heel encourage a flowing stroke along the
ideal arc. The bottom sole plate with
internal rubber ring produces a great sound.
Two neck configurations allow the golfer to choose his preferred set up
appearance and dynamic feel.
The stock conventional length mallets are
available in 33, 34 and 35 inches as well as 34H and 35H custom heavier weight
configurations. The Newport Two Mid, GoLo Mid and GoLo
S Mid come in a standard length of 42” with custom lengths of 40-46”
Big Sur and Big Sur S replace
the Studio Select Kombi Long line in the Cameron putter family. Both putters are constructed from aluminum,
and feature a stainless steel center sole weight bar and triangulated stainless
weights that provide exceptional balance.
They each feature a Cameron one-piece black grip, a Tour Black Mist
plated finish, cherry dot graphics, cherry dot weights in the sole and a new
Select Big Sur headcover. The Big Sur
and Big Sur S Long putters are available with a standard length of 47” and a
lie angle of 79°, with lengths of 46-52” available through custom order.
In combination, all these different options
allow golfers to choose a Cameron Select putter with the appearance they
prefer, the length and weight they need, and a neck configuration that provides
the proper amount of toe flow during the stroke.
2012 CAMERON SELECT MODEL DESCRIPTIONS
Newport: A soft, modern blade with a high toe profile that aids in correct setup at address. A plumbing neck provides a full shaft of offset and medium toe flow. Available in right hand only.
Newport 1.5: A soft modern blade with a high toe profile featuring a black-on-black milled sightline in the flange and a short flare neck for added toe flow. Available in right hand only.
Newport 2: A crisp, modern blade with a high toe profile, black-on-black milled sightline in the flange and a plumbing neck that provides a full shaft of offset and medium toe flow. Available in right and left hand.
Notchback: A crisp mid blade with a high toe profile, notched back flange with a black-on-black milled sightline and an elegant single bend shaft that provides 3/4 shaft of offset and near minimum toe flow. Available in right hand only.
Newport 2.6: A crisp modern blade with a high toe profile, black-on-black milled sightline in the flange and a zero-offset straight shaft positioned one shaft back from center. The Newport 2.6 features a slightly thicker topline and minimum toe flow. Available in right hand only.
GoLo Mallet: Elegant, rounded mallet with a slightly asymmetric D-shaped back flange with contained cavity lines and a pulled in heel that encourages a flowing stroke along the ideal arc. A single bend shaft provides 3/4 shaft of offset. Available in right and left hand.
GoLo S Mallet: Elegant, rounded mallet with a slightly asymmetric D-shaped back flange with contained cavity lines and a pulled in heel that encourages a flowing stroke along the ideal arc. A zero-offset straight shaft positioned one shaft back from center. Available in right hand only.
Newport 2 Mid: Refined crisp, modern blade for heel-toe blade enthusiasts seeking a mid-length option. Precisely weighted and balanced for mid lengths. Available in right hand only.
GoLo Mid: Elegant, rounded mallet with a slightly asymmetric D-shaped back flange precisely weighted and balanced for mallet enthusiasts seeking a mid-length option. Features a single bend shaft that provides 3/4 shaft of offset.
GoLo Mid S: Elegant, rounded mallet with a slightly asymmetric D-shaped back flange precisely weighted and balanced for mallet enthusiasts seeking a mid-length option. Features a zero-offset straight shaft positioned one shaft back from center.
The Big Sur is a sleek but full mallet matched to a double bend shaft that provides a full shaft of offset, and is available in right and left hand.
The Big Sur S is a sleek but full mallet matched to a zero-offset straight shaft positioned one shaft back from center. It is available in right hand only.
ON TOUR: Every year since 1997, Scotty Cameron putters have been the choice of more players and more champions on the PGA Tour than any other brand. On the 2011 PGA TOUR, players trusted Scotty Cameron putters for a Tour-leading 18 victories, include first-time PGA Tour champions Chris Kirk, Scott Stallings, Scott Piercy and Kevin Na who trusted Cameron putters to win at the Viking Classic, Greenbrier Classic, Reno-Tahoe Open and the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children, respectively. Nick Watney trusted his Scotty Cameron putter to win twice in 2011, at the WGC – Cadillac Championship and the AT&T National. Rory McIlroy turned in a performance for the ages with his Cameron putter, lapping the field en route to his first major title at the U.S. Open. With additional wins across seven different worldwide professional golf tours in 2011, including the 140th Open Championship, Scotty Cameron loyalists accumulated 58 victories.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY: All conventional Scotty Cameron Select and Select GoLo putters begin shipping to golf shops on April 1, 2012, while the Select Mid and Long putters will be available beginning May 1, 2012. The new Cameron Select putters carry a MSRP of $375.
IMAGES AND INFORMATION: To download hi-res photography of to obtain additional information on the new Scotty Cameron Select putters, please click the image to the left, or contact Joe Gomes, Director of Communications, Acushnet Company (508.979.3211). Titleist and FootJoy comprise the major golf brands of the Acushnet Company.
For full descriptions of product features and benefits, visit http://www.titleist.com.sg/golf-clubs/putters/cameron-select.aspx
Further customization of any Cameron putter is available through Scotty’s Custom Shop at www.scottycameron.com.sg.
Posted: 16 March 2012
The Florida Swing continues this week with Stop No. 3 in the Sunshine State: The Transitions Championship.
The field is filled with Titleist players, including last year's winner, Titleist Brand Ambassador Gary Woodland and PGA Tour rookie and Titleist Brand Ambassador Bud Cauley (pictured below).
In total, 91 players are trusting Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for their success, this week at Innisbrook's Copperheard Course, more than four times the nearest competitor with 22 and more than all other golf balls combined. Titleist is also No. 1 in sand, lob and approach wedges (122); and putters (55).You can check out all of our pics from this week's practice rounds in the slideshow below (and find out exactly how Bud marks his Titleist Pro V1x).
Three weeks and counting until The Masters!