Posted: 27 October 2011
The Andalucia Masters returned to Valderrama this week for the second year in succession as the European Tour stops off in Europe for the last time this season.
At 6988 yards, the par 71 course is one that's sure to test this week and that already seems to be the way at the time of writing - only a handful of players under par!
It's been a busy week on board the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle as players look to get last minute tweaks made before they variously head out to China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa and Dubai.
Lots of loft and lie checks and re-gripping before they start their long haul schedule.
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At the iconic Valderrama this week!
Posted: 26 October 2011
Team Titleist member Peter Osbourne has achieved one of golf's greatest feats - a hole in one during a competition!
Nothing unusual in that you may think, but when you consider that Peter is registered blind, the enormity of his achievement is put into perspective. An avid golfer, Peter plays to a handicap of 13 (and dropping he tells us) and regularly competes on the Scottish Disabled Golf Partnership Tour (www.sdgp.co.uk), in European Disabled Golf Association Events and a few English events, most notably the Disabled British Open.
Peter's ace came on the 14th hole at Balbirnie Golf Club in Glenrothes, Fife, during an SDGP Tour event. With 192 yards to the pin, Peter addressed his yellow DT SoLo golf ball with a five iron and made a sweet connection.
"I was sure I had played a good shot," says Peter. "But the other able sighted players in my group thought that they saw my ball fly into the front bunker."
On arrival at the green, Peter and his playing partners checked in the bunker, but the yellow DT SoLo could not be seen.
"Seeing no sign of the ball, we searched around thinking it had got a sideways bounce," explains Peter. "One of my playing partners checked the hole just in case and there it was at the bottom of the cup - my yellow Titleist golf ball!"
Peter is believed to be only the fifth blind golfer to ever achieve a hole in one. The 46 year old from Carnforth began losing his sight seven years ago due to a condition called Bulls Eye Maculopathy, a genetic form of Macular Dystrophy. Peter can now only see a small fuzzy circle of around 20 yards and uses the yellow DT SoLo golf ball as it is easier to pick up from contact and, at least, provide an indication of where the ball is travelling.
In keeping with tradition, Peter opened a bottle of malt whisky in the clubhouse at Balbirnie, where his fellow competitors and his guide toasted his success!
Congratulations to Team Titleist member and avid golfer Peter!
Master craftsman Bob Vokey was in the UK recently to launch the new line of SM4 wedges to media gathered from across Europe. The reaction to the new wedges was phenomenal and Bob took some time to speak with Golfalot.com to detail what was different about his latest "Greatest Hits"!
To watch the review and interview with "da Voke", simply click on the video below!