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t’s been 15 years since the Pro V1 was first launched on the global stage at the PGA Tour’s Invensys Classic in Las Vegas. No less than 47 players chose to put the original Pro V1 prototype into play at this event, including the eventual Champion, Billy Andrade, who chalked up the first of many wins for the legendary franchise. Fiſteen years on, and with fiſteen consecutive


years as the number one ball in golf, the eighth generation of the Pro V1 was used to winning effect by Billy Andrade to claim victory at the Boeing Classic on the Champions Tour. From the world’s best players, right through to


Club Professionals and leading amateurs, the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls continue to be the most played golf balls at every level of the game. The 2015 season has been no different, with Titleist golf balls once again completing a grand slam, as the #1 ball at each of this year’s Major Championships, continuing some of the game’s


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longest-running success stories. This was most evident at the U.S. Open, where Titleist continued as the overwhelming golf ball


The Open Championship since records began. So far in 2015, the trust displayed in Titleist golf


balls across worldwide professional tours has been unrivalled, with a current worldwide count of 15,987 players choosing to tee up with a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, almost six times the nearest competitor with 2,682. This has also translated into an overwhelming number of wins for players trusting Titleist golf balls across the world. With 106 victories, Titleist has almost five times more wins than its nearest competitor. This unrivalled trust is clearly replicated by


of choice for the field for the 67th consecutive year. It was a similar story at St Andrews this year, where Titleist continued as the #1 ball at


PowaKaddy to unveil new models at Harrogate


of Freeway trolleys at this year’s Golf Trade Show in Harrogate, as well as introducing PGA Professionals to a brand new model that promises to whet the appetite of trolley lovers across Europe. PowaKaddy will have its full


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team on hand at the Harrogate International Centre from 6-8 October to present a number of new features on its FW3, F5 and FW7 models, plus reveal an innovative hi-tech trolley that will be backed with an extensive marketing campaign next year. “We’re looking forward to


giving PGA Professionals the very first look at what will be our strongest ever range of trolleys, including a brand new model that we’re really excited about,” said


owaKaddy will be unveiling several exciting enhancements to its range


PowaKaddy marketing manager Mei Tierney. “Our management team and Area Sales Managers will be on hand for the whole three days to help explain how the new trolleys can boost profits further for Pros in 2016.” PowaKaddy will also be


showcasing refreshed bags and accessories for next year and retailers are being encouraged to contact their ASM’s to set up appointments on the brand’s stand. “The feedback we’ve had from


our stockists this year has been fantastic and that’s been reflected in their sales,” added Tierney. “Harrogate provides another opportunity for our retail partners to maximise their investment in the PowaKaddy brand.”


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leading Club Professionals across the globe and was clearly highlighted at this year’s Titleist & FootJoy PGA Professionals Championship, where the legendary Pro V1 franchise dominated the golf ball counts, being trusted by 112 of the 144 players at the event, eight times that of the nearest competitor with 14.


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Foremost Golf Retain Ashworth Cup


the Ashworth Cup, claiming an impressive 15.5 to 8.5 points victory over TGI at The Belfry. The morning


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fourballs on the first day were very closely contested, however some late drama meant team Foremost went into lunch with a 4½ – 1½ cushion. This lead was consolidated in the aſternoon with the newly introduced foursomes format which was played on the iconic Brabazon course, allowing the players to retrace the footsteps of Ryder Cup legends. The added format appeared to better suit the Foremost team who extended their lead overnight to 8½ – 3½. Wednesday’s singles were again


played on the Brabazon course in sunny but breezy conditions and Foremost went on to finish the job, winning the singles session 7-5 to record a 7 point victory and retain the Ashworth Cup for another year. All Foremost team members


oremost Golf have retained


contributed to the final points total but there were notable performances from rookies Andrew George (Ely City), Stephen Bennett (Waltham Windmill) and Kevin Crossland (Worksop), each of whom won all three of their matches to go undefeated for the two days. Captained by Ashworth Cup


veteran Darren Parris, the 12 man team, which this year featured six rookies, was made up of the winners and runners-up of the three Regional Foremost Championships and the main Foremost Championship, in addition to Parris’ four captain’s picks.


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