Posted: 28 December 2010
It's been a busy and exciting year for Team Titleist, especially here on the Titleist Blog.We've posted a number of stories, photos and videos over the last 12 months, and we only plan on doing even more in 2011.
With the New Year closing in, we've compiled a Top 10 list of our favorite blog posts (plus a couple extras) from 2010. Considering the amount of posts to choose from, it wasn't an easy task. But it was entertaining (and educational) taking another look back.
Check out our list below and let us know which one was your favorite...• Sneak Peek: New Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x Prototype Golf Balls Spotted on Tour (Oct. 8): After
many prototypes and months of successful R&D testing with PGA Tour
players, the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x seeding process began in earnest at
the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic in October. Team Titleist was on the
• Who has the Best Story from the PGA Championship? Probably Bill Haas (Aug. 13): Titleist
Brand Ambassador Bill Haas had a few hours to kill in Milwaukee before
picking up his girlfriend from the airport on Monday of PGA Championship
Week. You'll never guess what happened next...
• Bob Vokey: Your Questions Answered (Nov. 12): Members
of Team Titleist and Vokey Nation submitted over 1,000 questions for
Master Craftsman Bob Vokey. "The Voke" sat down with Team Titleist to
answer 10 of his favorites. (Here are Part 2 and Part 3.) Bonus post: Video: Grinding with Bob Vokey at the PGA Championship (Aug. 17)
• Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting leads to Hole in One, New Car (July 20): Mort Congleton walked away from a Titleist Performance Golf
Ball Fitting event with the confidence he was playing the best golf ball
for his game, a Titleist Pro V1. Who knew he'd be driving away from the course that day in a new car?
• Video: Geoff Ogilvy on Getting Dialed In with New Titleist 910 (Dec. 9): Titleist
Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy stopped by Titleist's Oceanside Test
Facility this summer to test the new Titleist 910 driver. Ogilvy spoke
to team Titleist about his 910 driver fitting process, SureFit Tour
(SFT) hosel technology and getting dialed in to his A•3 setting.
• Bonus post: Behind the Scene at Titleist's 910 Driver Photo Shoot (Sept. 13):
• Ask Rickie Fowler: Your Questions Answered (May 19): We
asked members of Team Titleist to submit questions for Titleist Brand
Ambassador Rickie Fowler during the week of the HP Byron Nelson Classic.
Rickie answered a few of his favorites. (Look for this feature more in 2011.)
• Video: Historic day at the Deere - Stricker answers Goydos' 59 with a 60 (July 8): Pro
V1 Paul Goydos opened the John Deere Classic with a first-round
12-under 59 at TPC Deere Run. A few hours later, Titleist Brand
Ambassador Steve Stricker posted an 11-under 60. Hear what both players had to say about that historic day.
• Slideshow: Team Titleist at The Masters (April 7): For
those of you not keeping track at home, we're just over four months
away from the 2011 Masters. In the meantime, check out these
behind-the-scenes pictures taken by Team Titleist last year at Augusta
National.Bonus post: Slideshow: The Old Course on the Eve of an Open (July 12)
• Slideshow: First WedgeWorks Exclusives orders (July 30): The
release of the new WedgeWorks Exclusives line caused quite the stir in
Master Craftsman Bob Vokey's workshop. These were some of the first orders
that shipped out to consumers.
• Team Titleist Members Tour Titleist Ball Plant, Test 910 Prototype Drivers (Sept. 16): Ten
loyal Team Titleist members received e-mails in September notifying
them of their invitation to an "Exclusive Team Titleist Member Event." A
few of the members said "it sounded too good to be true." It turned out to be even better than that.
Posted: 22 December 2010
Eight loyal Team Titleist members received the tour pro-treatment last month during an Exclusive Team Titleist Event held at Titleist's Oceanside (Calif.) Test Facility, which included a Titleist Tour Fitting experience and a very special gift from Team Titleist."It was a fantastic experience, even better than expected," said Rob Eugenio, one of the lucky Team Titleist members.Titleist Tour Fittings are conducted at both the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), located at the Oceanside Test Facility, and Titleist's Manchester Lane Test Facility in Massachusetts. During these fittings, golfers are treated exactly like our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and experience the same process, equipment and fitting technology that the best players in the world rely on to optimize their games."What I learned about my golf swing, the clubs, and how if they're fitted properly they're going to help me score better – that was the highlight," said Eugenio. The day began with a tour of the Oceanside Test Facility, the 33-acre state-of-the-art golf test facility that was created to house robotic testing, consumer testing of prototype equipment, club fittings and to allow for the testing and fitting of the best players in the game of golf. It is also home to the Titleist Performance Institute, one of the most technologically-advanced golf evaluation facilities in existence focusing on swing efficiencies, conditioning, and custom equipment fitting.
After the tour, each Team Titleist member was assigned to one of our expert fitters for a complete Titleist Tour Fitting, including the opportunity to get fitted and dialed in to the new Titleist 910 driver, a week before the drivers began shipping to golf shops worldwide. Any further questions they had about the new Titleist 910 drivers were answered by either Stephanie Bezilla, Director of Metalwood Product Development, or Daniel Stone, Vice President of Club R&D – both on site exclusively to speak with the Team Titleist members.
Master Craftsman Bob Vokey also stopped by to answer any questions they had about their Vokey wedges.
"Interacting with the people here was incredible," said Team Titleist member Jerry Stephenson. "So many great tips, so much knowledge here."At lunch, the Team Titleist members also learned of their special gift, courtesy of Team Titleist."If you don't mind," Titleist General Manager of Golf Clubs Steve Pelisek announced, "we're going build that (910) driver you got fit for today, and send it to you as soon as we possibly can."Does it get any better?Well, yes. Each Team Titleist member received a goodie bag with Team Titleist-logoed golf balls, a Team Titleist T-shirt, Titleist Players Towel, Titleist golf glove, Titleist "FPL" hat, Scotty Cameron Pivot Tool – and a Scotty Cameron Headcover signed by, you guessed it, Scotty Cameron.A pair of Team Titleist members also went home with new Scotty Cameron putters (Scotty Cameron Studio Select Laguna 2 or new Scotty Cameron California Hollywood) after winning a Team Titleist Skills Game Challenge held on Oceanside's short game skills area.Check out the video and slideshow below for an inside look at the entire day.
So we know you're probably asking, "How do I get invited to an event like this?"Well, the more you participate and the more engaged you are with Team Titleist, from posting in the forums and adding blog comments to completing your profile, the better your chances are at potentially opening the doors to Team Titleist rewards, including the opportunity to participate in product testing panels, take part in exclusive sweepstakes and attend one-of-a-kind events.We're excited to offer more of these Team Titleist perks in the future to our most dedicated members and want to know what other opportunities you would like to see.
Posted: 14 December 2010
Last month, Master Craftsman Bob Vokey and Steve Pelisek, General Manager of Titleist Golf Clubs, sat down for a live webinar with our friends over at GolfWRX.Bob and Steve spent nearly an hour answering a wide range of topics presented by members from the GolfWRX community – including wedge fitting for tour players, casting versus forging, diggers versus sliders, new grooves, bounce and Voke's favorite wedge. (A couple days earlier, Bob also sat down with Team Titleist to talk wedges.)For behind-the-scenes video and a sampling of Bob Vokey's GolfWRX webinar, see the clip below:
For a replay of the entire GolfWRX webinar, watch the video below: