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Titleist Golf Balls Overwhelms In American Field

March 16, 2011 by  
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85% Of 2009 U.S Amateur Field Use Titleist Golf Balls

Titleist Golf Balls continue to be the number one golf ball used by the leading amateur golfers.

At the recent U.S Amateur Golf Tournament at Southern Hills Country Club, a resounding 85% of the golf field used the Titleist Golf Ball.

South Korean winner Byeong-Hun An and runner-up Ben Martin of Clemson University Golf Team both used Titleist Golf Equipment.

17 year-old An beat Martin 7 and 5 in the 36 hole final using 14 Titleist golf clubs in his bag and a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball. The victory made An, the youngest champion ever in U.S. Amateur Golf Championship history.

Runner-up Martin had 12 Titleist Golf Clubs in his golf bag and he played a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

Overall at the 2009 U.S Amateur, 264 players, or 85 percent of the field of 312, played Titleist golf balls.

Also, according to Titleist’s parent company, Acushnet, Titleist drivers, fairway metals and hybrids, iron sets, wedges and putters, were in no less than 40 percent of the field in any major equipment category at Southern Hills.

Adam Scott, the Australian professional golfer talked about his feeling about Titleist irons:

Titleist is replacing every iron in their set with the new AP1, AP2, ZB, and ZM irons. Gone are the well-liked 695 (in CB and MB variations). Gone is the 735.CM. Gone are the 755s and the 775s. Five models are being replaced by four, three of which are forged, and one of which aims to bring incredible feel and performance to the “aspiring golfer” crowd.

They say there’s no accounting for taste, but my own personal opinion is that the irons offer a nifty throw-back look. I don’t personally care for the “overdone” graphics we see on a lot of clubs, and I’m willing to say that the Titleist AP1 and Titleist AP2 come close to overdoing it a little. The lines don’t bother me – in fact, I like the lines – but the black/grey and black/red striping and the words in that area are what push the iron close to the edge for me. And this isn’t the first time Titleist has “dressed up” up the backs of their irons. The very 755 and 775 irons these clubs replace also had decorative backs with different colors, materials, and lettering.

The introduction of the AP1 and the AP2 mark a bold step for Titleist: tungsten sole weights, flashier graphics, and elastomer cushions are all new to their irons. I’ve played Titleist irons for quite a long time, always going with the muscleback variations or, on occasion, blended sets.

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