October 04, 2018 at 08:55 PM
After seeing all the pictures and videos from Turnberry on Insta & Twitter.
What was the event like at Turnberry ?
Marc SEl Paso, TX
October 08, 2018 at 10:24 AM
In my opinion it was a very good inaugural event with scope to improve next time around.
What could be improved - first day was slightly chaotic with the short game event feeling disorganised; a shotgun start on day 2 with a proper competition would have been better but the club wouldn't allow it.
What worked - more or less everything else. Despite comments on social media some months ago it was very good value. All food was included (2x lunches, 2x breakfasts, 2x dinners) plus drinks with dinner.
The golf courses were in superb condition and the Ailsa is incredible with the recent changes.
The prizes were great as were the goodie bags of TT branded merchandise including shirt, jumper, cap and a dozen balls.
In addition every attendee received a voucher for a Players 5 StaDry stand bag and on day 2 a dozen 2019 prototype Pro V's and the all-important bag tag.
The fitting sessions (clubs and balls) were good with plenty of Titleist fitting staff on hand and every possible combination of shafts and heads.
A nice surprise on day 2 was the arrival of the Tour Truck having finished its work at the Dunhill Links. It was great to chat to the tour staff about clubs and especially to see all of the Tour Camerons and Vokeys.
I was surprised to see so many players without any Titleist equipment. A great opportunity for Titleist to convert them but it detracted slightly (IMO) from the community feel. Talking to a lot of the attendees it seemed many were keen to tick Turnberry off their bucket list and saw the event as a great opportunity.
Overall it was a definite hit, albeit with a few things that could be improved, and great value. I'll certainly take part again next year.
Matthew COslo, 0
October 17, 2018 at 09:45 AM
I think without attending Stuart it's difficult to have an opinion on VFM. Two dinners with drinks plus two lunches wouldn't be far off £150 at Turnberry prices.
The goody bag was excellent: shirt £50, jumper £80, dozen Pro V1's £40, hat £20, unique headcover £50? Plus the other bits comes to roughly £250. Now arguably not everyone would have liked / wanted / chosen some of the gear but it's still a lot of stuff.
On top of that everyone is receiving a StaDry Players 5 stand bag with RRP of £149. You can add a few quid for the TT logo on it too.
So we're up to £400 before we get to the TT bag tag and 2019 prototype balls. Make up your own price but let's say £50.
In total the package was around £1,100 in value but the whole event and meeting great people added much more to it. Value is always subjective but it's hard to argue with those numbers.
There's no doubt TT will make improvements for next year too.
Robert HRochdale, 0
Ian HDouglas, Isle of Man
Matt S, Team Titleist UKx,
Thanks for all your great comments and suggestions TT. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your time at Turnberry. Myself, Luke and Chris had a great time too...hard not to at a resort like that. Keep the ideas coming. For a first event we really wanted to keep everything on site. But as you have all pointed out that does limit the venue choice in the UK....
Tom CRomford, 0
October 24, 2018 at 06:57 PM
May I ask, how do you get on such a event ? Was this a invite only ? Or a lucky dip from 1000's of people ? Would love to get on it next year.
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?