Posted: 25 November 2011
Team Titleist Australia - New Zealand caught up Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler on the practice range at this week's Australian PGA Championship.
We talked to Rickie about his time in Australia and where the "Orange" comes from. We take a look in the bag and find out Rickie's secret to hitting it long and straight, which you can watch in the above video.
Posted: 24 November 2011
Team Titleist had a great time hanging out with Titleist Golf Ball Professionals Graeme Stockley, Glenn Joyner and Shane Butler Tuesday morning at the Australian PGA Championship.
Graeme, the Head PGA Professional at Belmont Golf Club (NSW), Glenn, the Teaching Professional at Yarra Yarra Golf Club in Melbourne and Shane, the 2010 National Futures Champion from Eastwood Golf Club in Melbourne gave us a lot of great insight into this week's joint sanctioned Australasian/ One Asia Tour venue and the types of shots you need to be able to hit to succeed here, which you can watch in the above video.
Graeme and Glenn qualified for the 2011 Australian PGA Championship via the PGA Professionals Championship that was staged in September this year at Sandhurst in Victoria- Graeme taking out the title by 3 shots from Glenn. Both spoke about what it means to be a PGA Club Professional representing PGA Members at the Australian PGA's flagship event.
Titleist Brand Ambassadors Peter O'Malley, Geoff Ogilvy, Rickie Fowler and Kieran Pratt are just a few of the players we caught up with on Wednesday afternoon to talk about their strategy for taking on the Australian PGA Championship at the Hyatt Regency Coolum golf course. Watch the above video to find out the "Keys to Coolum.
Posted: 23 November 2011
The Australian PGA Championship returns to Hyatt Regency in Coolum Queensland to cap the biggest three week's in the history of the Australasian PGA Tour.
A celebrated field has assembled at Coolum including Presidents Cup Titleist Brand Ambasadors Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and KT Kim along with Titleist golf ball loyalists Aaron Baddeley and Bubba Watson. They're joined by Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler and a field full of local young guns ready to play. Team Titleist goes behind the scenes to meet the the players, take a sneek peek at what's in their bags this week and capture some shots of the magnificent Coolum golf course.
Great to see so many Team Titleist Fans at the driving range on Tuesday and Wednesday, thanks for stopping by to say hello- stay tuned we've got more to come this week!
Welcome to the Hyatt Regency Coolum- Home of the Australian PGA Championship
We've learned a lot about our Titleist Brand Ambassadors this year here on the Team Titleist Tour Blog.We know why Luke Donald chooses to play a Pro V1x golf ball. Why Nick Watney has Titleist AP2 irons in his bag. And why Scott Stallings' setup includes four Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges.Still, many questions still remain unanswered.
Is Adam Scott a PC or Mac guy? Does Gary Woodland prefer college football or the NFL? Are you more likely to see Zach Johnson at a movie or a concert on a Friday night?
Good news: We recently caught up with several of our Titleist players to quiz them on a variety of multiple choice questions, the answers to which we'll be posting here over the next month.So with Christmas Day approaching, let's begin with some food for thought – After a round of golf, which sounds better to you: Steak dinner or burger and fries?
You'll find answers from Zach Johnson, Gary Woodland, Adam Scott, Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley, Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler and Bo Van Pelt in the above video.
Posted: 21 November 2011
Relying on a Pro V1 golf ball and a season's worth of consistency, Hee Young Park captured the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Titleholders event.Park,
who had made 18 of 20 cuts heading into the week in Orlando, Fla., closed in 2-under 69 at
Grand Cypress Resort for a 9-under 279 total and
two-shot victory, the first of her LPGA career.Park's win
highlighted a week of breakthrough performances for Titleist golf ball
players around the world, including victories by Titleist Brand
Ambassador Joost Luiten (Asian/European Tour) and Pro V1x loyalist Adam
Crawford (Australasian Tour), as well as the United States Presidents Cup
team.Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now combined for
168 victories across the worldwide professional tours in 2011, more than
six times the nearest competitor with 26 and more than all competitors
combined.A total of 20,860 players have teed up Titleist golf
balls in those same events, more than six times the nearest competitor
with 3,337 and more than all other golf balls combined.A
six-time winner on the Korean LPGA, Park got off to a prodigious start Sunday, making three birdies during a four-hole stretch from Nos. 5-8.
She closed things out with 10 consecutive pars and a steady short game in conditions that demanded everyone's utmost attention. “It was difficult on the greens
with tough pin positions today,” said Park, who shot rounds of
71-69-69-70. “I felt the pressure. I tried hard. I always felt I could
win, so today I know that dreams come true.”Park was one of 41
players in the elite field that trusted Titleist golf balls, more than
eight times the nearest competitor with five and more than all
competitors combined.Of the 23 LPGA events played in 2011, 15 of them were won by Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x players. Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng
was responsible for seven of those victories, including two major
championships. She captured the LPGA money title with nearly $3 million
in earnings.• EUROPEAN/ASIAN TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Joost Luiten (Pro V1) played a pair of flawless rounds on his way to winning the Iskandar Johor Open for his first-career European and Asian Tour victory.Trusting a Pro V1 golf ball and bag of Titleist equipment, Luiten closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 to finish at 15-under 198, one shot clear of Pro V1x loyalist Daniel Chopra.In Round 1, Luiten birdied his final four holes of the day to open with an 8-under 63. Over the tournament's 54 holes, Luiten made 19 birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey.“I
don’t believe it yet,” said Luiten, 25. “I think when you’re in position
to win you always have some nerves, but I think that’s normal.Three players, including Padraig Harrington (Pro V1x) and Rhys Davies (Pro V1), tied for third place, another shot back. A total of 101 players in the field teed up Titleist golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 23 and
more than all competitors combined.The event was reduced to three rounds because of heavy rain over several days in Malaysia.• AUSTRALASIAN: Pro V1x loyalist Adam Crawford
earned his first Australasian Tour win Sunday at the NSW Open
Championship, closing with a 1-under 69 for a one-shot victory at Newcastle Golf Club in
Rockhampton.Crawford's 6-under 274 victory total topped a leader board that included seven Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top 11. “I thought getting into a playoff would be great," said Crawford, "But to win is just
• PGA Tour: The United
States triumphed at the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in Australia, defeating the International team 19-15. Eleven players in the event relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, including seven Titleist Brand Ambassadors: Steve Stricker (Pro V1x), Webb Simpson (Pro V1x), Nick Watney (Pro V1x), Bill Haas (Pro V1x), Adam Scott (Pro V1), Kyung-Tae Kim (Pro V1x) and Geoff Ogilvy (Pro V1). Bubba Watson (Pro V1x), Hunter Mahan (Pro V1x), K.J. Choi (Pro V1x) and Aaron Baddeley (Pro V1x) also played Titleist golf balls.• EUROPEAN/SOUTH AFRICAN:
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Alfred Dunhill
Championship with 112 players, more than seven times the nearest
competitor with 15. • JAPAN: Titleist was
the No. 1 golf ball of choice at the Dunlop Phoenix with 31 players
trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. Titleist was also first in
hybrids (27); and sand, lob and approach wedges (58).• CHINA: At the Chongqing event, 99 players played Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, nearly 10 times the nearest competitor with 10 and more than all other golf balls combined.
The Australasian PGA Tour visits the magnificent Sunshine Coast in Queensland this week for the Australian PGA Championship, and we're sending Team Titleist members along to join in the excitement.Daniel Sharp, John Woosnam, Richard Brown, James Nash, Brian Doughty, Aaron Dale, David Sewell, Tony Avis and Scott Vogler
won tickets to the tournament through TeamTitleist Australia and will be on the ground at the Hyatt Regency Coolum Resort in Coolum, as Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers looks to make it back-to-back to victories.
Two weeks ago, Chalmers trusted a Pro V1x golf ball and a bag full of Titleist equipment to his second Australian Open title at the The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.
Chalmers is joined in the field by Presidents Cup stars and Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scot and Geoff Ogilvy, Titleist Golf Ball Loyalist Bubba Watson along with Titleist Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler who will be making his first appearance as a professional in Australia.
TV coverage of the tournament on Channel Ten and One HD is as follows (all times ADST):
• Thursday, Nov. 24- One HD: 12-5 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 25 - One HD: 12-5p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 26 - Ten: 12-5p.m.
• Sunday, Nov. 27 - Ten: 12-5p.m.
For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit the PGA Australia website