PRODUCT SPECIALIST MANAGER

JAMES ROBINSON

UNITED KINGDOM

What do you enjoy most about your role as a Titleist Product Specialist? I like the variety of events we execute and having industry leading equipment allows us to correctly fit golfers into greater performing product.

What’s the biggest performance gain you’ve seen during a fitting? I once had a golfer playing an old Titleist PT driver and without exaggerating when we finished he had a 50 yard carry gain off the tee with 915 D2.

What’s your favourite part of the bag to fit a consumer for? I love the big stick! Everyone wants to maximise distance and hit the fairway and I like the challenge of tweaking a driver to maximise every ounce of ball speed.

What was the first Titleist club you fit a consumer for? 909 D-Comp driver in our old fitting centre at Brampton Park GC

What’s your golf story? How did you first get in to golf? I was introduced to golf at a young age when I was taken to the local pitch and putt and immediately loved the game. I didn’t start playing seriously until the sixth form where I spent free periods on the course improving my swing rather than studying so it wasn’t a huge surprise when I left school to take up a career in the golf industry. Being a Product Specialist for Titleist is a dream job for any golfer and I feel very privileged to manage this great team. 

What’s your favourite course to play? Kings Barns. The Ailsa at Turnberry is top of my list of courses I'd like to play

What’s your favourite Titleist memory? My first Brand Meeting absolutely blew me away! The passion and enthusiasm our employees have for the brand is infectious

If you weren’t a Titleist Product Specialist, what would you be doing? I love playing rugby so if I wasn't working in golf it would probably be something rugby related

Pro V1 or Pro V1x?

I've always played Pro V1x but switched to the Pro V1 in 2016 for a year but now back in 2017 ProV1x

Do you prefer to play in rain or wind? I'm a bit of a fair weather golfer so don't really like either but would probably take wind over rain

Parkland or Links golf? Links. 

Drive for Show or Putt for Dough? and explain

Although smashing a great drive off the first tee is a nice feeling, I quite like a pressure putt and would back myself to make a tricky one when required so putt for dough