December 19, 2017 at 02:56 PM
By Mike D., Team Titleist Manager
Mike D., Team Titleist ManagerAshland, MA
As we enter the final stretch of 2017 and get ready to flip our calendars for the New Year, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of our favorite Titleist moments from the past season.
We’ll get things started on our end with this thread, but we want to hear from all of you!
Was there a favorite story on the blog or a discussion thread that you found yourself glued to? Maybe it was an event like the TT Invitational or taking part in a product test panel, or having the chance to meet another TT member in person. Whatever your favorite Titleist moment was, we hope you’ll share it by adding a reply below.
And to kick things off, my favorite moment of 2017 was the TT Invitational. It’s always great to connect with TT members in person (and even better when it’s on the golf course) and I truly enjoy catching up with some familiar faces along with having the opportunity to meet some new people for the first time. I can honestly say that some of my best friends these days are TT members, and that’s what I think is so great about this game we all love so much.
Check out the gallery below for some of the highlights and don’t forget to share your moment below.
Here's to more fairways and greens in 2018!
Tim TigerBixby, OK
Tyler HAppleton, WI
December 19, 2017 at 03:09 PM
While I could not attend the TT Invitational. Had a blast on a couple of trips this year that involved other TT members.
Birthday bash at Bethpage Black with a group of crazy friends was a great fun trip.
Wisconsin visit to catch a game and play two major venues.
Heading to Iceland for a FootJoy outing but all parties were Titleist diehards as well.
Was truly an EPIC 2017. Looking forward to 2018.
Dale VEscondido, CA
Abby L., Team Titleist StaffProvidence, RI
The Team Titleist Invitational was definitely a highlight of my year as well! I can't really pick one favorite moment, but I would say a top theme of moments would be when we have the opportunity to interact with PGA TOUR and LPGA players. To take a little stroll down memory lane, I'll start with the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills, where I think I logged 15,000+ steps a day:
In June, I travelled with our Titleist Tour Reps to Washington D.C. for the Quicken Loans National, where they conducted Tour seeding for the new Titleist 718 irons. It was incredible to see the culmination of work that our golf club R&D team was dedicated to come to fruition in the hands of the world's best players.
"Feels solid.""It's going in the bag.""I like the sound."See our Tour seeding of prototype #Titleist718 irons: https://t.co/BTkUctJSLr pic.twitter.com/r2pkFvLvUl— Titleist (@Titleist) June 27, 2017
"Feels solid.""It's going in the bag.""I like the sound."See our Tour seeding of prototype #Titleist718 irons: https://t.co/BTkUctJSLr pic.twitter.com/r2pkFvLvUl
This week's proving ground: The @JDCLASSIC for prototype #Titleist818 hybrids Tour validation.Sign up for updates: https://t.co/6eH9uCaNJm pic.twitter.com/Rhf79DrTZU— Titleist (@Titleist) July 10, 2017
This week's proving ground: The @JDCLASSIC for prototype #Titleist818 hybrids Tour validation.Sign up for updates: https://t.co/6eH9uCaNJm pic.twitter.com/Rhf79DrTZU
The gang's all here. Thanks to all of the Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists who joined us this week for some great content! pic.twitter.com/fUtMIXkuFi— Titleist (@Titleist) September 14, 2017
The gang's all here. Thanks to all of the Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists who joined us this week for some great content! pic.twitter.com/fUtMIXkuFi
As always, thanks to all of your for making 2017 fantastic, and here's to another year full of memories!
Abby Team Titleist Staff
Don OMadison, WI
B.A.Los Gatos, CA
Keith MAcworth, GA
N Anthony SPortland, OR
Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
Rick V., Team Titleist StaffDuxbury, MA
I agree with Mike and Abby that the 2017 Team Titleist Invitational was a highlight of the year. TPC Sawgrass was a fantastic host and we learned a lot from the experience (and from the feedback provided by TT members who attended) that will help us to keep improving the event for years to come.
I have two moments that I'd like share again and, like the TT Invitational, they both involved sharing a few laughs and making some new friends. The first is a video that we published at the very beginning of the year. We had a blast filming this video with our Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists and as you'll see, they really seemed to enjoy our new spin on the old closest-to-the-pin challenge:
The second moment I'd like to revisit took place in September, when we met Spencer and Gaines Beard. It was the first time that we welcomed a son and his father to the home of Titleist as the Grand Prize winners of our annual Team Titleist Ultimate Experience Contest.
Thanks for some great memories!
DAWGNorth Augusta, SC
December 19, 2017 at 10:16 PM
Oh man where to begin... 2017 was a crazy year that just flew by. I played less golf than I ever have (not a good thing), but played well at times and had a lot of fun.
I started my year with a round at Kapalua and shot my best score there in a total monsoon. I played with this crazy Canadian guy who was super pumped to be there despite the weather. We were the only people not to call it after 9, and he kept me motivated even though we were both totally unprepared for the rain on the last 3 holes. Making a birdie with a Furykesq backwards hat with "sideways stinging rain" coming down is a memory I'll never forget.
Bethpage Black was epic in every sense of the word. I've never laughed so hard, been so frustrated looking for balls less than a yard off the fairway, nor been so impressed with a course in my life. I knew it was going to be good, but not that good. Meeting Jordan of the Dapper Drive and chilling with Tiger, BJ, Higgs, Speedy, Handsome, and Thurbs has to be a highlight. Maybe next time I won't overindulge and get more than 3 hours of sleep before playing one of the hardest tracks out there... on second thought I wouldn't change a thing.
Next up was my club's Member guest. It's the biggest tournament of the year with a good purse. I've played in it for the past 5 years, and this year we finally won the whole dang thing. We both played well when we had to, and dinged and donged our way to a victory! This was right before work got crazy (and golf took a backseat until Wincy) and sort of my last big weekend.
And then there was Wincy. If Wisconsin isn't on your bucket list you' ought to reevaluate. Higgs is a heck of a tour guide and has the patients of a monk to deal with Tiger and I riding in the back seat of a min van (with cooler access). THANK YOU TYLER! Getting to play 2 word class tracks, Speedy downing a costco size bag of jerky in 30 min, and Higg's eagle at Ridgeway was nothing short of amazing- Could be the best trip ever.
Last, but certainly not least was playing some golf with my Dad. My Dad gave up the game when I was in high school and recently picked it up again. We played a course I grew up on when I was back home in CO and had a blast. It's not a top 100, but it's a Donald Ross, still in great shape, and full of memories. We had a blast, and now he's got the bug. He's playing every week, and we played twice on my last trip- both were his suggestions. I wish he didn't give up the game for 15-20 years, but I'm happy to have him back!
2017 was a blast!
I can't wait to see what 2018 brings.
Michael JCOrwell, VT
Steve NChapin, SC
December 19, 2017 at 11:34 PM
This year I wasn't able to make any TT events. However, I have had numerous communications on TT Forum. Always enjoyable and educational. Best event was meeting Bill Forbes - Fitter in Charleston, SC area. He worked at Titleist HQ and was a great source of information. The fitting experience was outstanding. Trying to get to him for iron fitting.
Steve STuckerton, NJ
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