Golf International Magazine – Revolution in the Air

September 10, 2008 – Dominic Pedler of the Golf International Magazine writes that selecting the right golf ball for your game has reached new levels of sophistication with the rise of independent testing and decision-making software through ball-fitting website GolfBallSelector.com.

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GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard

August 15, 2008 – The GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard tracks the winning balls on the PGA Tour by brand and model.�

Padraig Harrington won the 90th edition of the PGA Championship with a final round 66 to give him his second straight major championship and third major title in 13 months. Harrington, a Wilson staff member, became the first European-born golfer to win the Championship in 78 years, relying once again on a Titleist Pro V1x ball to handle the fast tricky greens at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Harrington held off Sergio Garcia (TaylorMade TP Red LDP) and Ben Curtis (Titleist Pro V1x) with a back nine 32, sinking clutch putts on the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes to seal the win.

Among the Top 19 finishers who tied for 15th or better, Titleist led the way with 9 balls in play, followed by Callaway with 4 balls in play. TaylorMade and Srixon were next with 2 each, and Bridgestone and Nike each had one ball in play among the Top 19.

PGA Championship Top 19 Golf Balls in play, according to GolfBallSelector.com, were:

1 Padraig Harrington Titleist Pro V1x
T2 Sergio Garcia TaylorMade TP Red LDP
T2 Ben Curtis Titleist Pro V1x
T4 Camilo Villegas Titleist Pro V1
T4 Henrik Stenson Srixon Z-UR Series
6 Steve Flesch Srixon Z-URC
T7 Andres Romero Titleist Pro V1x
T7 Phil Mickelson Callaway Tour i
T9 Charlie Wi Titleist Pro V1
T9 Alastair Forsyth Callaway Tour ix
T9 Justin Rose TaylorMade TP Red LDP
T9 Jeey Milkha Singh Titleist Pro V1x
T13 Aaron Baddeley Titleist Pro V1x
T13 Ken Duke Titleist Pro V1
T15 Paul Casey Nike One Platinum
T15 Stuart Appleby Bridgestone Tour B330S
T15 Prayad Marksaeng Callaway Tour ix
T15 Graeme McDowell Callaway Tour ix
T15 David Toms Titleist Pro V1

The PGA Tour Golf Ball Winners (through 36 events), per the GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard, are:

Titleist – 21 wins
Nike – 10 wins
Callaway – 3 wins
TaylorMade – 2 wins

The GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard is published by GolfBallTest.org. The RSS feed can be accessed at: GolfBallTest.org RSS Feed.

GolfBallSelector.com is the independent resource for information and assistance in selecting the right golf ball for individual players. Through this innovative online golf ball fitting system, golfers set their own game objectives and goals as well as their individual preferences for distance, control and feel attributes in a golf ball to derive individualized rankings of recommended balls, from a database of 60 leading golf balls. Annual Memberships are available for $29.95 and 30-Day Memberships are available for $19.95.

Media Contact:
Gary Esayian
1+646-316-1956
gary.e@golfballselector.com

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Golfweek – GolfBallSelector.com

July 26, 2008 – James Achenbach of the Golfweek met with Mitch Voges and writes about GolfBallSelector.com in the article Golf ball should be a perfect fit. From the article “Several ball manufacturers have devised their own fitting systems, although GolfBallSelector is the largest of a handful of independent fitters”.

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GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard

July 22, 2008 – The GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard tracks the winning balls on the PGA Tour by brand and model.

This past week, Padraig Harrington won the 137th edition of The Open Championship with a final round 69 to give him his second major championship and back-to-back British Open titles. Harrington is a Wilson staff member but relied on a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball to tame the wind and rain at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. Greg Norman put a TaylorMade TP Red into play this week, and the 53-year-old Norman turned back the clock for three rounds before struggling on Sunday in the final group with Harrington. Among the top 15 finishers, Titleist had 7 golf balls in play, followed by Srixon and Nike with 3 each and Callaway with one ball in play.

The top 15 golf balls in play at The Open Championship, according to GolfBallSelector.com, were:

1 Padraig Harrington Titleist Pro V1x
2 Ian Poulter Titleist Pro V1x
T3 Henrik Stenson Srixon Z-UR Series
T3 Greg Norman TaylorMade TP Red LDP
T5 Jim Furyk Srixon Z-URC
T5 a-Chris Wood Titleist Pro V1x
T7 David Howell Titleist Pro V1
T7 Robert Karlsson Titleist Pro V1x
T7 Ernie Els Callaway Tour i
T7 Paul Casey Nike One Platinum
T7 Stephen Ames Nike One Platinum
T7 Steve Stricker Titleist Pro V1
T7 Robert Allenby Srixon Z-UR Series
T7 Anthony Kim Nike One Platinum
T7 Ben Curtis Titleist Pro V1x

The PGA Tour Golf Ball Winners (through 32 events), per the GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard, are:

Titleist – 17 wins
Nike – 10 wins
Callaway – 3 wins
TaylorMade – 2 wins

The GolfBallSelector.com Leaderboard is published by GolfBallTest.org. The RSS feed can be accessed at: GolfBallTest.org RSS Feed.

GolfBallSelector.com is the independent resource for information and assistance in selecting the right golf ball for individual players. Through this innovative online golf ball fitting system, golfers set their own game objectives and goals as well as their individual preferences for distance, control and feel attributes in a golf ball to derive individualized rankings of recommended balls, from a database of 60 leading golf balls. Annual Memberships are available for $29.95 and 30-Day Memberships are available for $19.95.

Media Contact:
Gary Esayian
1+646-316-1956
gary.e@golfballselector.com

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WSJ – Fighting the Ball Wars

July 1, 2008 – Timothy J. Carroll of the Wall Street Journal visits the United States Golf Association (USGA) headquarters in Far Hills, New Jersey and writes about the testing that is done to keep golf balls within the rules of golf.

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Golf Digest – Aerodynamic Architecture

May 22, 2008 – Max Adler of Golf Digest writes about golf balls and the effects of dimples on performance stating “It’s possible the largest performance gains left in golf will come from design improvements made to this basic element”.

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Titleist DT SoLo vs. Bridgestone e6

January 18, 2008 – In this Head to Head Test we examine the Titleist DT SoLo and Bridgestone e6 golf balls. Click on the link below to see how these two golf balls compare.

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Titleist DT SoLo Bridgestone e6

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Golf Today Magazine – Golf Equipment Chronicles

December 31, 2007 – Leith Anderson of The Golf Lab writes about golf ball fitting and GolfBallSelector.com in his Golf Equipment Chronicles column at Golf Today Magazine.

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GolfObserver.com – Gary Trask

December 30, 2007 – Gary Trask of GolfObserver.com writes about how GolfBallSelector.com takes golf ball technology to the next level by selecting the right ball to get the maximum performance for your game.

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Titleist NXT Tour – Bench Test

December 23, 2007 – Titleist introduced a new version of the NXT Tour back in July and we have recently begun our bench testing of the latest golf balls. In this head-to-head analysis, we look at the old and new versions of the Titleist NXT Tour. Inside we find that both models are of a similar three-piece design construction. The NXT Tour ’07 is shown on the right.

Titleist NXT Tour Comparison

The compression and cover hardness comparison of the Titleist NXT Tour ’07 is 93 and 82 respectively while the compression and cover hardness of the Titleist NXT Tour ’06 is 84 and 80 respectively. Our MPItesting showed that the NXT Tour ’07 has similar cover hardness with a slightly higher compression than the NXT Tour ’06.

The cover dimple pattern has changed with the new model incorporating Titleist’s Staggered Wave parting line that effectively increases the dimple surface coverage on the golf ball. The side stamp markings now are similar to the ProV1 and ProV1x models with Titleist’s A.I.M. (Alignment Integrated Marking) sidestamp. The NXT Tour ’07 again is shown on the right.

Titleist NXT Tour Comparison

Our performance testing continues next month with robotic and human testing. Plans are for these results to be incoporated into our new online ball fitting service at www.GolfBallSelector.com near the end of first quarter 2008.

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