Reflecting on 2018

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By Simon s

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  1. Simon s

    Simon s
    St leonards on sea, East Sussex

    Looking back at 2018 what a year its been and the damge its done to my bank account. Firslty my AP2’s came early on and how easy were they going from the MB’s. Thanks to TT for arranging that fitting. Then cane the SM7’s again I was lucky enough to be fitted by Bob Vokey through TT. Then cane the dry weather and our course toughened up meaning playing to a single figure handicap was the best I could ask for as no catergory 1 player was shooting sub par. I won a monthly medal by shooting 1 under to be the only player in the field of 80 under par. Then came TMB 2 iron which had replaced my utility wood and omg what a weapon that is. After all that then came the TS woods and after settling on the TS3’s they arrived in Late October closely followed by a 2018 Laguna from scotty. All in all the most I have spent on golf equipment in a single year. So was it worth it, well yes, the driver puts a smile on my face as I am long but now more accurate. The wedges and what I learnt gabe me confidence. The putter seems to have doubled the size of the hole. So to scoring with the new set up, I have played in 3 qualifiers and due to a new irrigation system going in the have moved our tees forward to the winter ones meaning the SS has moved to 2 under. So to have been cut .4 having shot 72,73 and 72 has left me looking forward to 2019 and what that brings after a winter of practise. So the travel to the fitting sessions were worth it and thank you Team Titleist for another great year.

  2. AntD

    Hampshire, UK


    Wow! and I thought I had punished the bank account this year with 2 x SM7's (Woburn's short game area was a great test/fitting area), a 917D as an emergency replacement and 2 x TS fairways after a fitting at St Ives.

    I was going to start a conversation on 'What are you looking forward to in 2019 from Titleist, your game, courses and the golf world'.

    For me I'm looking forward to
    1. the 818h replacements which I think are due as I need to replace my current gap filler between AP1 5 iron and 18 TS fairway. Hopefully they will feel more like the TS off the face.

    2. Now the bag is settled I know I can lower the hcp.

    3. I was lucky to play some great courses this year, including Walton Heath and St Mellion and next year there's already a couple of new top 100 courses on the schedule. And meeting as many new players as possible.

    4. The majors with some new winners, and a European Solhiem cup win to join the Ryder Cup.

  3. Simon s

    Simon s
    St leonards on sea, East Sussex

    Ant a few of us TT members played in a pro am at Walton Heath and thought the course was great. What did you think, the heather was something else as I nearly ripped my arms out of their sockets trying to get the ball out of it.

    Haven’t played as many courses as I wanted to this year so a few of us are registering for the greencard golf series. Hopefully meeting up at some of them. I couldn’t make the invitational so will be looking forward to see what TY do this year.

    All the best for 2019
  4. NMortimer

    Hertfordshire, UK

    Dear All

    I have spent a fortune on Titleist equipment this year, now have a bag full of shiny new stuff ready to attack 2019. Hope to see some of you around and wish you all the best for a full golfing Xmas.

  5. El bandito

    El bandito
    Fife Bonny Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    I’m so glad Titleist only release stuff every 2 years or I’d be divorced haha

    2018 was a struggle for me, I’ve been recovering from a dislocated shoulder injury
    the last couple of years.
    Handicap stayed the same 11,
    But I did win 2 trophy’s and runner up in another 2 finals.

    Already cut to 5 and leading the winter sweep.

    Roll on 2019,
    Team Titleist for the win!!
  6. SKillen


    2018 was a bit of a roller-coaster for me as my first full year playing golf after 10yrs away from the tees and greens. Started the new year with a new set of custom fit 716CBs (substantially cheaper with the release of 718s), play 3 comps and 3 lifts losing approx 4balls a round.

    Started to practice hard and eventually booked a set of leasons with a pga tour coach, starting to see real improvements now with a new swing, not lost a ball in 5 rounds and been under my 8 handicap everytime as well.

    Looking forward to a much improved 2019!
  7. James H

    James H
    Essex, 0

    Good write up Si - am surprised the old faithful Scotty has made way for a new one.

    Had a great visit to St Ives / Titleist HQ earlier in the year to see the club and ball manufacturing process, topped off with a visit to the Tour truck - thanks to the TT guys and Chris Beaumont for that.

    2018 saw me get my first handicap for a while having not been a full member for a few years.

    Was desperate to get single figures but didn't quite make it and ended up with 11.

    The plan next year is to get it below 10 - just need to eradicate the silly mistakes and tighten up the short game I think.

    I also couldn't make the invitational this year but hope to attend the next one.

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