Posted: 27 March 2012
Last year, we invited Team Titleist members in five cities around the country to come out to the course and test new prototype Titleist golf balls.
At Titleist, the R&D process is constant, with prototype and test golf balls being developed throughout the year. Most never make it past initial stages, others end up at various stages of golfer testing, whether at our testing facilities or on course with PGA Tour players or Team Titleist members.The feedback the Titleist Golf Ball R&D team receives during these testing sessions is crucial in the design and development of the products that go to market. Once a Titleist golf ball is in the final stages, we then validate it through more golfer testing.
The golf balls tested by Team Titleist members last year were prototypes of the new NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity and DT SoLo golf balls, which first appeared on pro shop shelves early this year.In the above video, Team Titleist members talk about their overall experience participating in this particular test panel.To be eligible for future prototype golf ball and golf club testing, please make sure that you have registered for Team Titleist and that you have completed your Team Titleist profile.
Posted: 26 March 2012
Grab the remote control and throw on your workout gear. Season 8 of "Golf Fitness Academy" presented by Titleist premieres tonight, Monday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) on Golf Channel.While filming the season's 10 episodes last month, Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips, the show's hosts and co-founders of the Titleist Performance Institute,
welcomed several PGA Tour players and TPI Certified instructors to the set inside TPI.The mission: Improve play and maximize performance
on the golf course through fitness.In Episode 1, Greg and Dave focus on all-around fitness with the help of several special guests, including Titleist Brand Ambassador S.Y. Noh, TPI Nutrition Advisory Board Member K.C. Craichy, Symetra Tour Player Taylor Carl, TPI Head Athletic Trainer Lance Gill and TPI Advisory Board Member Robert Yang.Our friends at TPI sent along some pictures from the season's filming, featuring Titleist Brand Ambassadors Adam Scott, Kyle Stanley and Pro V1x loyalist Mark Wilson, which you can view in the slideshow below. You can also check out a preview of tonight's episode in the following video.
The full Season 8 schedule is listed at the bottom of this post.
The full Season 8 schedule is listed below the slideshow.
Golf Fitness Academy Season 8 schedule (all air times at
5:30 p.m. EST):
• March 26 (All-Around Fitness)
• April 9 (featuring Adam Scott & Dave Darbyshire)
• April 16 (20-minute Home Workout featuring TPI Cofounders Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose)
• April 23 (Power featuring TPI Certified Fitness Professional Robert Yang & 5-Time World Long Drive Champion Jason Zuback)
• April 30 (Nutrition featuring John Berardi (Precision Nutrition), KC Craichy (Living Fuel) )
• May 14 (featuring TPI Certified Fitness Professional Derek Lemire & Kyle Stanley)
• May 21 (Junior golfers featuring TPI Certified Junior Coach Milo Bryant)
• May 28 (Deceleration Power with TPI Certified Fitness Professional Jason Glass & Titleist Loyalist and pro snowboarder Devun Walsh)
• June 4 (TPI Certified Fitness Professional & Luke Donald's trainer Ben Shear/Red Cord)
• June 18 (featuring TPI Certified Fitness Professional Cory Puyear & Mark Wilson)
For more updates on the "Golf Fitness Academy" filming, check out TPI's Facebook page.
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).