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April 07, 2014

Matt Jones' Winning Gear at the 2014 Shell Houston Open

Posted at 9:44 AM by Michael Chwasky

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DRIVER:
Titleist 913D2 (9.5°) with UST Mamiya 7X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (15°) with UST Mamiya 8X shaft

IRONS: Titleist 712 MB (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey SM4 (54°, 58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue shafts

PUTTER: Titleist Scotty Cameron Tour Rat 2 prototype

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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March 16, 2014

Winner's Bag: John Senden's Gear at the Valspar Championship

Posted at 8:33 PM by Michael Chwasky
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Credit: Getty Images

 

DRIVER: TaylorMade SLDR 430 (12°) with Aldila Rogue 70 Tour X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RBZ Tour (14.5°) with Aldila RIP Phenom 70X shaft

IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB (2011 model) (3-PW) with Nippon Pro Modus 3 shafts

WEDGES: Cleveland 588 (54°, 58°)

PUTTER: TaylorMade Ghost Tour Monte Carlo

BALL: Titleist Pro V1

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March 05, 2014

Titleist Makes Cactus-Stamped Wedge for Victor Dubuisson

Posted at 3:46 PM by Mike Walker

Wedge_1Victor Dubuisson's new cactus wedge from Titleist.

We all know that a "sandy" is getting up and down from the sand, but what do you call getting up and down when your ball is under a cactus plant? We're not sure but it's definitely a French word.

France's next great golfer Victor Dubuisson lost the Accenture Match Play Championship final to Jason Day after 23 holes at Arizona's Dove Mountain but he gained a legion of fans with his amazing short game in the extra holes with two incredible up-and-downs from the desert brush. As a reward, Titleist gave Dubuisson a special cactus-stamped wedge to Doral this week.

Dubuisson was modest this week when discussing those shots at Dove Mountain, calling them "50-50."

"I was a kid, I used to practice a lot my short game," Dubuisson said. "But those two chips I managed to do two weeks ago, you know, it could have just stayed in the rocks or in the bush. It was great but it was like 50-50, it was not really my control."

 

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RELATED: Tour Pros Light Up Twitter During Day-Dubuisson Match Play Final

YOUTUBE: Dubuisson's Cactus Shot at Match Play Championship

Photos courtesy of Titleist.

January 27, 2014

Winner's Bag: Scott Stalling's Gear at 2014 Farmers Insurance Open

Posted at 9:18 AM by Kevin Cunningham

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DRIVER:
Titleist 913D2 (8.5°) with Aldila Rogue X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 913F (15°) with Aldila Rogue X shaft

IRONS: Titleist AP2 714 (4-P) with KBS Tour shafts; Mizuno Fli-Hi Utility Iron (18°) with Aldila RIP Tour 115X shaft

WEDGES: Vokey Design SM5 (50°, 54°, 58°) with KBS Tour shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.6

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: AP)

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January 22, 2014

Four New Titleist Golf Balls to Boost Distance and Feel

Posted at 4:21 PM by Michael Chwasky

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Titleist NXT Tour

Price: $34/dozen

IT'S FOR: Aspirational, competitive golfers who seek Tour-like short-game control and added length.
THE SKINNY: The three-piece ball features a softer dual core and softer cover than the previous model, for better feel and short-game control with no distance loss. A spherically tiled dimple pattern contributes to its stable flight, even in windy conditions. The NXT Tour has similar spin numbers (and performance) to the Pro V1x off the driver and long irons.

Titleist NXT Tour S
Price: $34/dozen

IT'S FOR: Aspirational, competitive golfers who seek Tour-like short-game control and a softer feel.
THE SKINNY: It has a softer core and a softer Fusablend (thermoplastic) cover than its predecessor, for enhanced feel from tee to green. (The 2-piece NXT Tour S is softer than the NXT Tour.) It features the same spherically tiled dimple design as the NXT Tour and has similar spin and performance to the Pro V1 with a driver and long irons. In white or optic yellow.

Titleist Velocity
Price: $27/dozen

IT'S FOR: Slow-swing-speed golfers who want explosive distance on full-swing shots.
THE SKINNY: A softer, low-compression core and softer cover equate to a longer, softer Velocity. The spherically tiled dimple pattern creates more uniform surface coverage for a more consistent, penetrating flight and a shallower descent angle, so shots roll out farther. Comes in single- or double-digit (00, 11, 22, 33) numbers.

Titleist DT SoLo
Price: $20/dozen

IT'S FOR: Price-conscious golfers who benefit from a high-launching ball. THE SKINNY: The core and cover are unchanged, but updated aerodynamics lead to a longer ball that feels as soft as the previous DT SoLo. Titleist's lowest-compression offering has a spherically tiled dimple design, so shots reach peak height farther down range—distance gains occur more through the air than on the ground. Comes in white or optic yellow.

(Photo: Kevin Sweeney)

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January 13, 2014

Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker's Gear at the 2014 Sony Open

Posted at 9:04 AM by Kevin Cunningham

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DRIVER:
Titleist 913D2 (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue +72; X shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 913Fd (18.0°) fairway metal with Fujikura Motore VC8.2 TS X shaft; TaylorMade SLDR (15.5°) with Fujikura shaft

IRONS: Titleist 714 MB (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Tour Rat 2 prototype

BALL: Titleist Pro V1

(Photo: Stan Badz/Getty Images)

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December 05, 2013

First Look: Scotty Cameron Futura X Dual Balance putter

Posted at 3:15 PM by Coleman McDowell

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The putter Adam Scott used to win the 2013 Masters has gained a little weight.

The Scotty Cameron Futura X Dual Balance mallet provides more stability through the stroke than the Futura X due to its counterbalance design.

"We’ve found, through our last 20 years of high speed video research with tour players, that the best putters in the world point the butt of their putter at their midsection throughout the putting stroke,” Scotty Cameron said. “From address, to the backstroke, at impact and through the forward stroke — the butt of the putter remains pointed to about the same 1- or 2-inch circle in their belly area."

It follows that a 50-gram weight is inserted in the butt of the putter shaft to assist in keeping it pointed at a player’s midsection throughout the stroke. Additionally, the clubhead is 50 grams heavier than the Futura X at 400 grams. The milled aluminum head features four stainless steel weights: two 20-gram weights on the rear balance bar and two 10-gram sole weights close to the face. The extra mass keeps players’ hands steady at takeaway, discourages quick hands during the stroke and boosts head stability through impact.

The standard length of the Dual Balance checks in at 38”, three inches longer than a standard putter. Adding three inches to the length allows for more counterbalance effect which leads to a higher MOI. A slightly thicker 15-inch grip comes standard with an outline of suggested hand-placement at 35 inches. Of course, the longer grip allows for multiple hand placement options. The Futura X Dual Balance is available now so you can pick one up in time for the weekend. Price: $399.

(Photo: Courtesy of Titleist)

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October 29, 2013

Watch what a driver does to a golf ball at 22,000 frames per second

Posted at 5:00 PM by Kevin Cunningham

Have you ever wondered what happens to your golf ball when it meets your driver on the tee? Well, now you can see for yourself.

Titleist's golf ball R&D team recently took advantage of high-speed camera technology and recorded their prototype golf balls at the moment of impact -- and the results are stunning. Watch what happens in super slow motion below.

August 25, 2013

Winner's Bag: Adam Scott's equipment at The Barclays

Posted at 7:49 PM by Robert Sauerhaft

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DRIVER: Titleist 913D3 (9.5°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 910Fd (15°) with Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 shaft

IRONS: Titleist 712U (2) and Titleist MB (3-9) with KBS Tour steel shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (48°), Vokey Design Spin Milled (54°) and Vokey Design TVD K-grind (60°) with KBS Tour shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X long

BALL: Titleist Pro V1 (2013)

(Photo: Carlos M. Saavedra / Sports Illustrated)

July 15, 2013

Winner's Bag: Jordan Spieth's equipment at the John Deere Classic

Posted at 10:54 AM by Michael Chwasky

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DRIVER: Titleist 910D2 (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 63 X shaft

FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour (14.5°) with Mitsubishi shaft

HYBRID: Titleist 913 Hd (18°) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X shaft



IRONS: Titleist AP2 protoype (4-9) with True Temper PX 6.0 shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (46°, 52°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper PX 6.0 shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009 



BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

(Photo: Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

July 01, 2013

First Look: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X putter

Posted at 12:55 PM by Robert Sauerhaft

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Scotty Cameron brings back the big mallet a decade after the original Futura. It may look familiar -- Adam Scott flexed a prototype version en route to winning his green jacket at Augusta in April.

This "force-balanced," high-MOI offering is milled from 6061-aluminum and features a T-shaped alignment bar through the center of the club. Two fixed 20-gram rear weights move the center of gravity farther back for more stability through the stroke, while a pair of heel-toe plugs near the face (10 grams each in 35"; 15 grams each in 34"; 20 grams each in 33") enhance the club's perimeter weighting.

Available in 33", 34", 35" starting on August 1, 2013. Mid (38" to 46") and Long (44" to 52") putters can be custom ordered. $375.

(Photo: Brian Henn)

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June 26, 2013

Titleist 714 series prototype irons debut at AT&T National

Posted at 4:43 PM by Robert Sauerhaft

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Titleist’s current stable of irons—MB, CB, AP1 and AP2 (712 series)—has enjoyed a strong two-year run on Tour and in the marketplace. However, two years is a long life cycle by today’s standards so you should expect the next-generation MB, CB, AP1 and AP2 (714 series) at retail in mid-November. As part of the company’s “performance validation process,” Titleist brass took prototype 714 irons to the PGA Tour this week at the AT&T National in Bethesda, MD.  

Titleist (like other club companies) typically doesn’t share every minute design enhancement so far ahead of launch. But here’s what we do know: Players love the look and feel of the current MB and CB. The new irons will be quite similar visually to the 712 series with an emphasis placed on a refined sole design that makes it easier to get the club in and out of the turf.

Multi-material AP1 and AP2 irons (712 series) are well balanced in terms of workability, forgiveness and feel. In short, the clubs look small and play big. The company’s already proven it knows how to boost inertia in a clubhead without increasing blade length and to produce a muscleback feel in a cavity back. Unquestionably, the fourth-generation AP1 and AP2 (714 series) will possess even more forgiveness while maintaining the combination of workability and feel that these "Advanced Performance" sticks are known for.

 Check back for more updates.

(Photo: Courtesy of Titleist.com)

June 04, 2013

A Major milestone for Titleist at this year's U.S. Open

Posted at 2:38 PM by Robert Sauerhaft

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2013 Titleist Pro V1 (left) and Pro V1x; Credit: Schecter Lee

Like death and taxes, Titleist's ball dominance at the U.S. Open is a virtual foregone conclusion.

The company's been the most-played brand of golf ball in 64 consecutive U.S. Opens. At Merion, the streak will stretch to 65. Titleist plans to celebrate this feat with a special ad depicting 65 Pro V1 balls, numbered 1 through 65.

Whether or not you've played in a U.S. Open, the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls can be custom ordered with a favorite double-digit number of 00 or 10 to 99. Minimum purchase is one dozen balls.

RELATED VIDEO: Titleist's Bill Morgan talks about improvements to new Pro V1, Pro V1x balls

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May 28, 2013

Titleist Vokey 'WedgeWorks' Hand-Ground Wedges

Posted at 11:28 AM by Mark Dee

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You know what they say: If you can't bring the hacker to the tour van, bring the tour van to the hacker.

True, they don't say that often. Maybe never. But now, Titleist is giving you a taste of the Tour with WedgeWork's Hand Ground wedges from its Vokey Tour Department.

Starting June 19th, Vokey is offering the full Tour treatment to Average Joes. What does that mean, exactly? Well, mostly that they'll be crazy customizable, and that they won't come cheap.

First, we'll walk you through the cool stuff. You start with either a 58- or 60-degree wedge in Vokey's previously-Tour-only "Raw" finish. That club then goes to one of Vokey's team of wedgemakers in Carlsbad, Calif. They'll be taking your order.

Next, you select from four of Vokey's sole grinds: The M, a standard, medium-bounce club with heavy heel and toe relief; the E, a limited-edition, full bounce sole option designed for soft turf; the V, another custom grind that's a narrower-soled, higher-bounce version of the standard M; and the T, a narrow-soled grind with a wide trailing edge common in Vokey's super-high-lofted wedges. Got that? Know what fits you best? Good. Onto step two.

Now, you're going to choose the additional grinds you want applied. This is where it starts to feel pretty Tour-y. You can go shape it into a square-toed look, straighten the leading edge, pre-wear the leading edge, bevel the topline, add additional heel-relief (on E-grinds only), or add a Pro-Groove, a channel hand-ground into the sole, which Vokey says allows players to better "activate the bounce on short pitches." At this point, you might as well go ahead and specify your preferred shaft, length, loft, lie and swingweight.That should cover the brass-tacks stuff.

Still with us? Good. Because now it gets sassy. Vokey will let you pick from five toe stampings ("Prototype 2013," "Hand Ground," "Special Grind," "Spin Milled" or "BVHG"). You can get an additional custom stamp, too, up to eight letters/numbers using 12 available colors in one of four available styles. Just for good measure, pick your favorite Vokey shaft band, grip and ferrule. Finally, your hand-grinder will stamp his initials on the hosel. (BV means it was done by Voke himself. Good luck getting strokes with that in the bag.) Voila! There you have it, your custom wedge.

Orders for WedgeWorks Hand Ground wedges can be submitted to the Vokey Tour Department through Vokey.com beginning June 19.

It'll cost you $350 per stick, and expect 2-3 weeks turnaround time. But, hey, its easier than getting on Tour.

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(Photos: Courtesy of Titleist)

May 15, 2013

Titleist's 712U replaces hard-to-hit long irons

Posted at 3:29 PM by Robert Sauerhaft

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The forged carbon steel 712U is a souped-up utility iron for players who prefer flat-face long irons over hybrids. Already in the bag of a major winner this year (see Masters: Adam Scott), the hollow-headed 712U has a deeper center of gravity and higher MOI than conventional long irons for added stability and control, while a 455 stainless-steel face insert delivers higher ball speeds. The club generates longer, higher shots than long-iron counterparts while being easy to manipulate. Starting May 15, the custom-order-only 712U comes in a two-iron (18°), three-iron (21°) or four-iron (24°). $209, steel; $229, graphite.

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