Birth of the long­est streak in golf

Golf Asia - - GOLFING SCENE -

The year is 1949. Harry S. Tru­man is Pres­i­dent of the USA. A gal­lon of gas cost US$0.17 and a pound of sliced ba­con would set you back US$0.59. The first Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle and Po­laroid cam­era were sold in the U.S. and RCA was perfecting a sys­tem for broad­cast­ing colour tele­vi­sion.

And in the golf world, it was the birth of one of the long­est run­ning streaks in all of sports. That's right, this was the same year that Titleist started its run as the #1 golf ball played at the U.S. Open. It all be­gan at Me­d­i­nah Coun­try Club, host of the 49th U.S. Open, and 70 years later the streak rolls on as Titleist is once again the top choice of the field tee­ing it up at Shin­necock Hills Golf Club for the 118th U.S. Open.

It's not easy to keep this dis­tinc­tion but it's one that Titleist is ex­tremely proud to hold. Count­less team mem­bers have worked tire­lessly over the years to con­tinue to turn out the best golf balls in the game. It's our pas­sion and we're be­yond hon­oured that for the past seven decades more of the world's best golfers have trusted our golf balls at our national cham­pi­onship.

So, thank you to all of the play­ers, past and present, who have made us the #1 golf ball at the U.S. Open. And a very spe­cial thank you to ev­ery golfer who tees up a Titleist when they play. It's all of you who make us the #1 ball in golf, and for that, we are for­ever grate­ful.

Jor­dan Spi­eth takes a tour of Titleist Ball Plant 3 in New Bed­ford, Mass., with Michael Ma­honey, Vice Pres­i­dent of Golf Ball Mar­ket­ing

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