Turnberry Team Titleist Invitational

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By Gaaary

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  1. Gaaary

    Gaaary
    Blyth, Northumberland

    After seeing all the pictures and videos from Turnberry on Insta & Twitter. What was the event like at Turnberry ? Stories please

  2. The whole event was brilliant. Started with 'fun o the wee links' which was a chance to try out some wedges, different balls and an array of Scotty Cameron putters. Then followed a round on the Alysa with live scoring. I didn't play too well personally (it was my first time playing links... what an introduction!) Team Titleist were awesome and the 'gifts' were exceptional from tees to a TT Polo and Jumper. All in all a fantastic event and I would recommend any future events to everyone. It may have seemed steep... but you get more than your moneys worth from this. Really good socials in the evening also.
  3. Hi Gary,
    In my opinion it was a very good inaugural event with scope to improve next time around.
    What could be improved - first day was slightly chaotic with the short game event feeling disorganised; a shotgun start on day 2 with a proper competition would have been better but the club wouldn't allow it.

    What worked - more or less everything else. Despite comments on social media some months ago it was very good value. All food was included (2x lunches, 2x breakfasts, 2x dinners) plus drinks with dinner.
    The golf courses were in superb condition and the Ailsa is incredible with the recent changes.
    The prizes were great as were the goodie bags of TT branded merchandise including shirt, jumper, cap and a dozen balls.
    In addition every attendee received a voucher for a Players 5 StaDry stand bag and on day 2 a dozen 2019 prototype Pro V's and the all-important bag tag.

    The fitting sessions (clubs and balls) were good with plenty of Titleist fitting staff on hand and every possible combination of shafts and heads.

    A nice surprise on day 2 was the arrival of the Tour Truck having finished its work at the Dunhill Links. It was great to chat to the tour staff about clubs and especially to see all of the Tour Camerons and Vokeys.

    I was surprised to see so many players without any Titleist equipment. A great opportunity for Titleist to convert them but it detracted slightly (IMO) from the community feel. Talking to a lot of the attendees it seemed many were keen to tick Turnberry off their bucket list and saw the event as a great opportunity.

    Overall it was a definite hit, albeit with a few things that could be improved, and great value. I'll certainly take part again next year.
  4. Marc S

    Marc S
    El Paso, TX

    Simon B said:

    Hi Gary,
    In my opinion it was a very good inaugural event with scope to improve next time around.
    What could be improved - first day was slightly chaotic with the short game event feeling disorganised; a shotgun start on day 2 with a proper competition would have been better but the club wouldn't allow it.

    What worked - more or less everything else. Despite comments on social media some months ago it was very good value. All food was included (2x lunches, 2x breakfasts, 2x dinners) plus drinks with dinner.
    The golf courses were in superb condition and the Ailsa is incredible with the recent changes.
    The prizes were great as were the goodie bags of TT branded merchandise including shirt, jumper, cap and a dozen balls.
    In addition every attendee received a voucher for a Players 5 StaDry stand bag and on day 2 a dozen 2019 prototype Pro V's and the all-important bag tag.

    The fitting sessions (clubs and balls) were good with plenty of Titleist fitting staff on hand and every possible combination of shafts and heads.

    A nice surprise on day 2 was the arrival of the Tour Truck having finished its work at the Dunhill Links. It was great to chat to the tour staff about clubs and especially to see all of the Tour Camerons and Vokeys.

    I was surprised to see so many players without any Titleist equipment. A great opportunity for Titleist to convert them but it detracted slightly (IMO) from the community feel. Talking to a lot of the attendees it seemed many were keen to tick Turnberry off their bucket list and saw the event as a great opportunity.

    Overall it was a definite hit, albeit with a few things that could be improved, and great value. I'll certainly take part again next year.

    Hey Gary, I was one of three Americans to make the journey to Turnberry and we are definitely glad we did. Our adventure started a bit differently than everyone else, because I drove on the left side of the road from Glasgow to Turnberry. LOL.

    I agree that the first day was a bit unorganized, but it was also meant to be relaxed and informal so that definitely played into it.

    The golf itself was amazing, especially with the old school push carts and experiencing true links golf.

    The value of the package was definitely worth it and I recommend anyone who is on the fence to attend one of these events if possible.

    I was most impressed with the Gala Dinner that was held. From the pre-drinks to the meal itself, and question and answer with Mark Crossfield and the UK Titleist Tour Rep.

    Of course the SWAG was unprecedented! The Tour Truck is always cool to see.

    The entire Titleist staff was amazing to talk with on and off the course.

    Chris Courtneidge fitted me for the TS3 driver and I really loved his patience and understanding of my swing and what I was looking to get out of a new driver. While warming up for our round on the Ailsa Championship Course, Chris Beaumont brought me over a TS2 3-wood and fireworks followed. My buddies were so impressed they stopped hitting balls to watch me. The distance and flight of the new wood was shocking to say the least.

    Lastly, I did mention to Chris about the amount of non-Titleist players that were there. Some of them were non-believers that were converted. Some were there just to play Turnberry. I suggested looking at their Team Titleist profiles to see what and how much of the brand they play and what type of Brand Ambassador they are when sending and receiving invitations to the next invitational.

    Either way, It was a first class event. I have now attended two state-side events and the first UK event and you guys definitely have raised the bar. Thanks for an awesome week. Cheers Marc
  5. Matthew C

    Matthew C
    Oslo, 0

    Hi Gaaary,

    Awesome experience. I got fitted for the new TS driver, had a ball fitting, tried the new fairway and played 2 great golf courses at an amazing hotel and resort. We were also given some really neat gear like team titles shirts, bag tags, key rings and a sta dry bag! Awesome. Will definitely be going again.

    Matt
  6. Had a great 3 days with TT in Turnberry
    Converted me to AP1irons
    ORDERED!!
    Would recommend the TT experience to every golfer
    Look forward to the next gathering

    David
  7. Gaaary

    Gaaary
    Blyth, Northumberland

    Thanks Guys,

    I’ve played all the courses at Turnberry and they were in great condition then.
    I just couldn’t get there this year so hopefully I can next year if they do it again.
    As always Titleist put on a good show with great gifts.
    Glad yous all enjoyed it.
    #TSProject
    #TeamTitleist
  8. Gents

    Sounds great, hopefully there will be one down South sometime ?

    Nick
  9. AntD

    AntD
    Hampshire, UK

    Nick,

    Where do you suggest as a venue for 'Down South' ?

    Living in the south I would have loved to have gone to Turnberry but I'd already had a golf weekend away and spent on new 917 driver this year (couldn't wait for TS).

    Can't wait to hear where next years event will be and saving up already (post purchase of 2 TS2 fairways)

    My venue would be St Georges....Open venue and links golf..

    Ant
  10. I wasn't there but I was, haha, I played the Ailsa on the Friday when you guys were there, the nicest of the two days you were there.

    On value for money, that's purely down to the individual if they think what they paid was worth it, however, I worked out approximately that the golf plus stay at the hotel was to the tune of around £450 - £500 max. Which left £250 - £300 for some food and some drinks and a goody bag. Is that value for money, I'd suggest it wasn't but again, it's the individual who pays their money and decides if it was worth it.
  11. Ant

    St Georges would be a great venue or maybe The Grove where the British Masters was played. How about The Belfrey, geographically more in the middle of the country to make it easier for all ?

    Nick

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