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Not sure if anyone else has heard this yet or not, but I have been told that the new 720 irons (or whatever Titleist decides to call them) is set to release this August (2019). If so, I would totally expect to start seeing the announcements right before either the Masters or the recently moved PGA Championship. Anyone else have more info??
Driver: Mizuno GT 180 (10.5°, Kuru Kage Silver Series X Flex)
Fairway Wood: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour (15° Kuru Kage S Flex, sometimes 17°)
Driving Iron: Titleist 716 TMB 2 iron (KBS C Taper Lite X Flex)
Irons: Cobra Amp Cell Pro Irons (4-PW, Dynamic Gold S-300)
Wedges: Callaway X Forged (54°, 58°, Project X) Titleist Vokey (64°,)
Putter: Nike Method 001 (34 inch, Ping Blackout)
Ball: Taylormade TP5x
Press Release from Titleist
TITLEIST EQUIPMENT UPDATE: The Honda Classic
According to Darrell Survey, for the third time this season, Titleist achieved the feat of sweeping every major equipment category at a PGA TOUR event - this time it is The Honda Classic - and by looking at the counts, the choice is overwhelmingly clear.
From golf balls, to drivers, fairway and hybrids, and irons to wedges and putters, the Titleist brand is the overwhelming field favorite as the Tour moves from the west coast to the Florida swing.
> Titleist is the top choice in golf balls with 112 players in the field of 144 - that's 78 percent of the field and seven times the nearest competitor with 16.
> One out of every three drivers in the field is a Titleist with 48 (33%) in play this week - that's 16 more than the nearest competitor with 32.
> The Titleist TS3 continues to be the most played single driver model on the PGA TOUR with 29, nearly double the next closest driver model with 15.
> The Titleist TS3 is also the most played driver on the European Tour again this week with 29. That's 20 percent of the field playing that single model.
> Titleist irons also accounted for nearly one-third of the field with 46 (32%) sets in play - 21 more sets than the nearest competitor.
> The Titleist 718 MB (20) and the 718 AP2 (14) are the top two most played iron models this week.
> Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Malnati is playing the 718 AP2 Black irons (5-9) that were recently released. Malnati was shipped the irons to his home in Tennessee during his off week but never got a chance to practice with them because of inclement weather. It was the only set he brought with him to the Honda Classic and worked them into his bag this bag this week. He joins Cam Smith as the two Titleist players putting the new AP2 Black models in play.
> More than half of all wedges in the field this week (220/55%) are of the Vokey Design variety. The nearest competitor has 60 wedges in play.
> Scotty Cameron putters are the overwhelming field favorite this week with 54 (38%) in play, 14 more than the nearest competitor.
> More players on the PGA TOUR rely upon Scotty Cameron putters than any other brand and tops the Tour in wins with 4 this season.
> Titleist equipment counts at The Honda Classic vs. the Nearest Competitor (NC):
TITLEIST - 112 (78%)
NC - 16 (11%)
TITLEIST - 48 (33%)
NC - 32 (22%)
TITLEIST - 56 (31%)
NC - 37 (20%)
TITLEIST - 25 (39%)
NC - 17 (27%)
TITLEIST - 46 (32%)
NC - 25 (17%)
TITLEIST - 220 (55%)
NC - 60 (15%)
TITLEIST - 54 (38%)
NC - 40 (28%)
Titleist Introduces New Players and Hybrid Golf Bag Collections – Players 4 Plus Model In Play This Week on PGA TourBy Golfspy_CG2
FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2019) – Titleist, Golf’s Symbol of Excellence, introduces five new golf bag models across two distinct categories – stand and hybrid – for the 2019 season.
TITLEIST PLAYERS COLLECTION: The Titleist Players Collection stand bags – Players 4 StaDry, Players 4 Plus and Players 4 – offer feature-rich designs for dedicated golfers seeking a lightweight stand bag without sacrificing storage or durability.
The Players 4 StaDry is the ultimate performance option for golfers that walk in all weather conditions. Fourteen percent lighter than the prior generation model, Players 4 StaDry offers the same lightweight construction and features as the Players 4 – including a 25 percent increase in strap padding for more comfort while carrying – but with premium waterproof materials and seam-sealed protection. The Players 4 Plus is designed for golfers seeking the versatility and comfort of a lightweight stand bag but with extra storage options.
To commemorate the launch, the Players 4 Plus will be on display this week on the PGA Tour, carried by the caddies of Titleist brand ambassadors competing in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The black, white and red bag model is one of 13 colorways in the Players 4 Plus line.
TITLEIST HYBRID COLLECTION: The new Titleist Hybrid Collection bags are distinctly designed for golfers who like to walk and ride, offering the perfect blend of premium cart and stand bag features.
The two new models – Hybrid 14 and Hybrid 5 – combine the versatility of a Titleist stand bag with an added cart strap loop that allows access to the valuables pocket when strapped into the cart.
The Hybrid 14, with 14 full-length club dividers, provides superior organization with maximum storage, while the Hybrid 5 offers a more lightweight, cart-friendly design.
AVAILABILITY: The new Titleist Players and Hybrid Collection golf bags will be available in golf shops beginning Feb. 1, 2019, starting at $200. Customization is available on all bag models.
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PLAYERS 4 STADRY: Every element to protect you from the elements
Lightweight, Waterproof Construction
The new Players 4 StaDry is 14 percent lighter than the previous model with a tour-inspired, low-profile top cuff, four full-length dividers and a 25 percent increase in strap padding for more comfort while carrying. The bag features six pockets, including one dedicated for a rangefinder, one lined for a water bottle and a spacious full-length apparel pocket. Additional features and benefits include:
StaDry waterproof premium, durable nylon construction with seam-sealed zippers and six pockets High-grade lightweight aluminum legs and advanced hinged bottom for best-in-class stability and durability Self-balancing, convertible strap system with dual density foam straps for long lasting comfort Lightweight, tour-inspired, low profile top cuff with four (4) full-length dividers 10 colorways | 6 pockets | 3.8 lbs | $255 PLAYERS 4 PLUS: Get the most out of every round
Lightweight Design, Extra Storage
The Players 4 Plus is for the golfer seeking added storage in a lightweight stand bag. The Players 4 Plus delivers with a larger top cuff than the Players 4 StaDry and Players 4, and seven distinct pockets, including: a dedicated tee pocket above the removable ball pocket; a waterproof valuables pocket and full length apparel pocket; and a dedicated rangefinder and lined water bottle pockets.
High-grade aluminum legs and advanced hinged bottom for best-in-class stability and durability Self-balancing, convertible strap system with dual density foam straps for long lasting comfort Lightweight, tour-inspired low profile top cuff with 4 full-length dividers and 7 distinct pockets 3 colorways | 7 pockets | 4.3 lbs. | $225 PLAYERS 4: A lighter more comfortable way to play
Lightweight Construction, Premium Materials
12 percent lighter than the previous model High-grade aluminum legs and advanced hinged bottom for best-in-class stability and durability Self-balancing, convertible strap system with dual-density foam for long lasting comfort 6 pockets include a soft to touch valuables, full-length apparel, dedicated water bottle and range finder Lightweight, tour-inspired,low profile top cuff with 4 full-length dividers 11 colorways | 6 pockets | 3.8 lbs. | $200 HYBRID 14: Stand bag meets cart bag
Cart-Friendly Design, Superior Organization
Integrated cart strap tunnel for easy access and added security in golf cart Tour-inspired top cuff with integrated handles 8 total pockets, including two full length apparel pockets for maximum storage 4 full-length dividers and removable ball pocket for customization 25 percent increase in strap padding with dual-density foam and self-balancing, convertible strap system for more durability, cushioning and long lasting comfort 9 colorways | 8 pockets | 5.6 lbs | $240 HYBRID 5: A smooth ride
Lightweight, Cart-Friendly Design
Integrated cart strap loop for easy access and added security in golf cart Low profile top cuff with 5 full length dividers 7 percent increase in volume over the Players 5 model 7 total pockets, including a removable ball pocket for customization 25 percent increase in strap padding with dual-density foam and self-balancing, convertible strap system for more durability, cushioning and long lasting comfort 9 colorways | 7 pockets | 4.8 lbs. | $230
One of the areas we are going to strive to bring more information to the forum in the new year will be news from all the tours, both equipment news and anything else that we think is interesting or noteworthy.
But since most of us are here because we are equipment nerds, we'll try and focus on that mainly. And I want to bring you more than just a simple WITB posting after a tour event, sure we have have that as well, but the goal is to go a bit deeper and provide more info than you'd normally see. As such, we've reached out to all the OEM's to supply us with any tour news they have on a regular basis.
In full disclose for simplicity sake many times, it will be just publishing a press release they have sent out. Some OEM's may be better at this than others, so we just want to make it understood, it's not favoring any particular company but just an effort to provide the forum with as much info as you care to see from each company on it's equipment news/counts for the week.
So with the PGA Tour on break until January, we have some info from the European and Japan Tours provided by Titleist. Quite honestly, I found some of this info surprising as well as interesting. I always knew they dominated the ball market on tour, but the numbers are pretty eye opening, as well as it's performance in the club counts as well.
Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on this an all other info we post here going forward. I know most of us that are avid golfers don't necessarily make our club/ball purchasing decisions based on tour usage, but if nothing else, it'll make for some good conversation.
edit: Sorry for the PDF I couldn't get it to save as a Pic for some reason.
Titleist Tour Counts Week of Nov 25.txt
Adding another count chart. I found two things interesting on this one.
1) On the PGA Tour Bridgestone has only 3% of the ball share, but yet had 13% of PGA Tour wins on the season. I guess you could call that the Bryson effect with a little help from Tiger.
2) Also the Australasian Tour Titleist had 100% of the wins. There was some presences from the other companies in play, but all 13 victories went to Titleist.
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