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October 30, 2012

Rory McIlroy and Titleist parting ways at end of year

Posted at 8:30 AM by

P1-Rory-TitleistTitleist announced on Tuesday morning that its relationship with Rory McIlroy will not extend beyond Dec. 31. Will a move to Nike be next?

McIlroy, 23, has played Titleist equipment since turning pro at the age of 18, but reports of a 10-year, $250 million deal with Nike have been circulating in the golf press. So far, neither Nike nor McIlroy has confirmed those rumors, and McIlroy refused to discuss them on his recent trip to Shanghai.

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Titleist and McIlroy seemed to be parting on good terms.

"Our goal has been to provide Rory with the best equipment and service that would help him be the best player he could possibly be," Wally Uihlein, chief executive officer of Acushnet, said in today's statement. "He has been a great ambassador for the Titleist and FootJoy brands, and in turn, we are proud of how our equipment has contributed to his success. We wish Rory all the best, both personally and professionally, going forward."

McIlroy thanked Uihlein and the Titleist and FootJoy staff and added: "I have enjoyed five very exciting and successful years with the company and I will always appreciate the contribution Titleist has made in helping me become the player I am today."

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October 28, 2012

Winner's Bag: Nick Watney at CIMB Classic

Posted at 6:11 PM by David Dusek

 Titleist 913D3 (10.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 83X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (15°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 93X shaft; (19°) with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 712 AP2 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts 
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Newport GSS prototype
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Titleist clubs, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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October 22, 2012

Winner's Bag: Tommy Gainey at the McGladrey Classic

Posted at 12:32 AM by David Dusek

DRIVER: Callaway RAZR Fit (10.5°) with an Aldila RIP NV 65X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway FT-i Tour (15°) with an Aldila RIP NV 65X shaft
HYBRID: Adams Idea Pro a12 Proto (20°) with an Aldila RIP Hybrid shaft
IRONS: Callaway RAZR X Forged (4-PW) with Royal Prescission Project X shafts
WEDGES: Callaway Forged (50°, 54°, 60°) with Royal Precision Project X shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey Backstryke Blade
BALL: Callaway HEX Black Tour

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway and Odyssey gear and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
October 14, 2012

Winner's Bag: Jonas Blixt at the Open

Posted at 8:21 PM by David Dusek

DRIVER: Cobra ZL Encore (8.5°) withy a UST Mamiya Attas T2 6X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RocketBallz (15°) Graphite Design Tour AD shaft
HYBRID: Cobra Baffler T-Rail (18°) with a Graphite Design DI Hybrid 105X shaft
IRONS: Cobra S3 Pro MB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Callaway X Forged (52°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: YES! Donna 2
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway, Cobra, TaylorMade, and Titleist gear and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)


October 08, 2012

Winner's Bag: Ryan Moore at the Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospital for Children Open

Posted at 9:21 AM by David Dusek


DRIVER: TaylorMade RocketBallz (8.5°) with a Fujikura Motore shaft 
FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade RocketBallz (15°, 19°) with Fujikura Motore shafts
HYBRID: Adams Idea Pro a12 (20°) with a Fujikura Motore shaft
IRONS: Ping S56 (4-PW) with Dynamic Golf Lite X100 shafts
WEDGES: Cobra Trusty Rusty (55°); Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (60°) with Dynamic Golf Lite X100 shafts
PUTTER: YES! Sandy-12 White 
BALL: Titleist Pro V1

See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Adams, Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist gear and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC or Golfsmith.

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(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

October 07, 2012

Oh behave! Pinnacle releases colorful Bling golf balls

Posted at 8:51 AM by David Dusek

The color revolution that has already spread from shirts to drivers has moved on to golf balls. Sure, there have been a few yellow balls out there, but now Pinnacle has released the Bling, which will be sold with one sleeve of orange, yellow, pink and violet in each dozen-ball box.

The Bling is a two-piece ball that features a high-energy core designed to maximize distance, an ionomer cover, and a 332-dimple pattern that in comprised of seven different-sized dimples.

According to Pinnacle, the colors were chosen because they stand out especially well against green grass and blue skies.

Mr. Austin Powers, the tee is yours.

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