2019 Team Titleist Invitational Recap

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By Allan B., Titleist Staff

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  1. What. A. Trip. 

    When you invite hundreds of thousands of golfers from around the world to a premier golf facility in Wisconsin, you’d expect something to go wrong. Boy was I wrong.

    The 2019 Team Titleist Invitational in Kohler, WI was a true testament of our beloved game's ability to bring great people together. As most of you know, this was my first go. And if I didn’t know any better, I could have easily mistaken the Wednesday night reception for a High School reunion. 

    Entering the Kohler Design Center, the piles of Team Titleist swag awaiting our guests was something out of Willy Wonka’s playbook. Cue the High School reunion as a barrage of hugs and handshakes were exchanged. Most would think the spread of best-of appetizers from all the resort restaurants would be enough to write home about, but that was quickly outdone with this little memo from a few other Team Titleist members:

    No one wanted the night to end, but there was a marathon of golf the following day so the crew wisely dispersed.

    Day 2 put the group’s avidness to test and the challenge was well received. TT members started sweeping range dew at 6a and you’ve never seen a group more ready to roll for an 8a shotgun. To say Blackwolf Run’s The River Course was a challenge would be an understatement. The course was pure but the greens were evil, and Team Titleist relished in it.

    Secret got out that Cameron McCormick was holding a clinic after golf, but even the Titleist Staff underestimated Cameron’s overall presence at the event. He was among the first to show up at the prior night’s reception and he didn’t hesitate to grab a seat for dinner with Team Titleist guests. He also joined the event photographer in making rounds during golf at Blackwolf Run. They managed to hit all 23 foursomes, grabbing a photo with each and every attendee (photos will be emailed to the group shortly!).

    After golf, guests spent an hour perusing leaderboards over lunch before heading back out to the range for McCormick’s clinic. Cameron delivered in a big way as he addressed a fresh perspective on task-oriented drills golfers could use to troubleshoot their game, even mid golf trip (somewhat applicable considering the challenge The River provided). 45 minutes into the clinic, a storm tried to derail our schedule but the group swiftly pivoted to the clubhouse where Cameron rounded out his time with an insightful Q&A.

    By the time the 45-minute storm passed and attendees made their way back to the range, the group arrived to well-staffed stations for testing T-series irons, U·series utilities, TS hybrids, Teryllium T22 putters, and WedgeWorks wedges. In addition to that, there was some golf ball prototype testing we can’t tell you about but may just learn about it soon enough. (Quiet, attendees!) 

    Finally, after 14 hours at the Blackwolf Run facility, we managed to pry the testing components out of the group’s hands so they could have time to freshen up for dinner and the hero round at Whistling Straits the following morning.

    By Day 3 the group hit full stride. From the minute the group arrived at Whistling Straits, there was a positive aura that was contagious. Seeing The Straits crawling with avid golfers in Titleist caps and caddies toting bags of the same script was a thing of beauty. There was nothing but good vibes and good times.

    Post-golf lunch was bittersweet as it was finally time for awards and goodbyes. We won’t bore you with the latter, but the winners and prizes are well deserved:

    • Low Gross Champion:  | 152 (+8 over 36 holes)
      • Choice of Custom T-Series Irons
    • Team Gross Champions:  & Judy P. 
      • Custom TS Hybrid or U·Series Irons + 3 Dozen Golf Balls of Choice + Team Titleist Headcover 
    • Team Net Champions: Rob P. & John S.
      • Custom TS Hybrid or U·Series Irons + 3 Dozen Golf Balls of Choice + Team Titleist Headcover 
    • Team Net 2nd Place: Terry P. & Mike. C
      • Embroidered Titleist Bag of Choice
    • Team Net 3rd Place:  & James K.
      • Choice of FJ Shoes
    • Closest to the Pin: Tyson V. @ Blackwolf Run  @ Whistling Straits
      • 3 Dozen Golf Balls of Choice
    • Longest Putt: David R. @ Blackwolf Run & Mike. C @ Whistling Straits
      • Scotty Cameron of Choice
    • Longest Drive:  @ Blackwolf Run &  @ Whistling Straits
      • Custom TS Driver of Choice + Team Titleist Headcover

    A very sincere thank you to the wonderful group of Team Titleist members that made this rendition of the invitational a massive success. Hope to see familiar faces along with new ones at Team Titleist Invitational No. 5 in 2020!

    Here's just a small visual taste of the action:

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  2. Tyler H

    Tyler H
    Appleton, WI

    Thanks for the excellent recap, Allan. The Titleist team delivered another wonderful event and I'm looking forward to find out where 2020 will take us.

    TH
  3. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Great post Allan and what a way to get your feet wet as a Titleist staffer. Welcome aboard and looking forward to many more in the future. You, Mike, and Rick (and the many other Titleist folks) continue to do such a good job with the events, these posts, and so much more. It was great being a part of this experience and hoping the 2020 calendar works out for me on the next one too. Thanks!
  4. ADeLucia

    ADeLucia
    Raleigh NC

    What a great recap Allan! You guys killed it as always this year! Can't wait to see more of these great pictures of the event! It was great seeing everyone. Now the countdown until next year begins...
  5. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    ADeLucia said:

    What a great recap Allan! You guys killed it as always this year! Can't wait to see more of these great pictures of the event! It was great seeing everyone. Now the countdown until next year begins...

    Looks like my man from from the Northern Carolina did well. Contrats, pal.
  6. ADeLucia

    ADeLucia
    Raleigh NC

    ADeLucia said:

    What a great recap Allan! You guys killed it as always this year! Can't wait to see more of these great pictures of the event! It was great seeing everyone. Now the countdown until next year begins...

    thanks chuck!
  7. Eric H

    Eric H
    Ridgway, PA

    Looks like you all had an awesome time!
  8. Darron K

    Darron K
    Fate, TX

    Sick recap Allan! Sounded like an unbelievable time!
  9. golfinnut

    golfinnut
    Leesburg, VA

    Great recap! Looks like a fabulous time. Wish I could have attended. Hopefully somewhere closer to me in 2020.
  10. Rich T

    Rich T
    Shrewsbury, MA

    Thanks for the great recap, Allan! It was fun to relive all the fun. Very much looking forward to what next year's event has to bring.

    And thank you again for all that you, Mike D, Rick and the staff did to make this a success.

    -Rich T
  11. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Rich T said:

    Thanks for the great recap, Allan! It was fun to relive all the fun. Very much looking forward to what next year's event has to bring.

    And thank you again for all that you, Mike D, Rick and the staff did to make this a success.

    -Rich T

    Great job Rich. Congrats.....
  12. Rich T

    Rich T
    Shrewsbury, MA

    Thank you, Chuck!
  13. Why to go Rick T and everyone who attended. Sounds like an awesome time. Maybe in 2020.
  14. Robert C

    Robert C
    Maryland

    Great Recap Allan!

    It was a great event from top to bottom, and I don't think I stopped smiling for one moment. I loved that welcome from the Titleist Ambassadors when we saw it the first time, and it was just as great watching it again!
  15. Michael F

    Michael F
    Houston, TX

    Great recap! Looks awesome.
  16. Brent Wells

    Brent Wells
    El Paso, TX

    Sounds like another top notch event from Titleist! Thanks Allan for sharing some insight and pictures. I hope to make next years event.

    Cheers

    Brent
  17. Ralph C

    Ralph C
    South Bend, IN

    That was fun to read, Allan, thanks for sharing the excitement of the Event. The camaraderie and brotherhood that's evident in all the posts regarding the Invitational makes me appreciate what a wonderful group we are. I am tremendously proud and honored to be among such true gentleman and lady sportsmen. They say a group is only as good as it's members, and Team Titleist is obviously World Class. Thank you.
  18. Chris C

    Chris C
    Lees Summit, MO

    Titleist delivers again. Thanks, Allan, for a glimpse of this great event.
  19. l

    l

    Wow, looks like a tremendous event. Titleist only puts out the highest of quality products and events. Looking forward to attending next years event.. Thanks for the recap.
  20. george t

    george t
    Old Lyme, CT

    Thank you for the great recap and photos. Hopefully I’ll have another opportunity to participate- Team Titleist knows how to host an event!!
  21. Roger H

    Roger H
    Tecumseh, MI

    Thanks Allan and all the Titleist staff for a terrific event. It was great teeing it up with you at the Straits course. This was my first TT Invitational...can't wait to see what is next.
  22. Steve R

    Steve R
    Madison AL

    It was awesome to see old friends again the Titleist Staff (Tommy and Luke, thanks for a good time playing with y'all), what a wonderful venue and weather. Thanks to everyone and I can't wait til next year.
    Alan, great to meet you and I can tell you this never gets old, good luck new friend!
  23. Jason R

    Jason R
    Ottawa, ON

    Wow - that sounds like a fantastic event. Having been to a couple of these I was really bummed not to be able to participate this time around but looking forward to the next one. Well done TT!
  24. Chris P

    Chris P
    Katy, TX

    Thank for sharing the stories and pics. Team Titleist Invitationals are always a hit.
  25. Please consider having an event in Illinois or New Jersey! I can never attend any events because they are just too far and is difficult to get there for a college student.
  26. I am hoping to be at the next one , looks like Mi,e D and all involved did a great job
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