Meet the PGA Professionals Trusting Titleist at the 2017 PGA Championship

Welcome to the 2017 PGA Championship! Scroll ahead...
Welcome to the 2017 PGA Championship! Scroll ahead to learn more about the Titleist Club Professionals in the field this week.1/8
Omar Uresti, a PGA Life Member from Austin Texas,...
Omar Uresti, a PGA Life Member from Austin Texas, has been a Titleist loyalist for over 15 years. A tour veteran for over 20 years, Omar has played in over 350 PGA Tour events and won two tournaments on the Web.com Tour. He earned medalist honors at the 2017 PGA Professional Championship, defeating Dave McNabb on the second hole of a playoff after both players carded scores of 4-under-par 283.2/8
Dave McNabb, runner-up at this year’s PGA...
Dave McNabb, runner-up at this year’s PGA Professional Championship, is the Head Golf Professional at Applebrook Golf Club in Newark, Delaware. Dave has been a Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff Member since 1994. He’ll be making his third appearance in the PGA Championship this week, after he also competed in the 2017 Senior PGA Championship and 2017 Senior U.S. Open.3/8
Titleist golf ball loyalist Mike Small is the Head...
Titleist golf ball loyalist Mike Small is the Head Golf Coach at the University of Illinois. He’s making his 10th appearance in the PGA Championship after his T-3 performance at the 2017 PGA Professional Championship, an event he has won three times in his career. Mike competed in 12 Major Championships, 50 PGA Tour events and 96 Nationwide Tour events, winning two tournaments. He’s a member of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame who was the 1988 Big Ten Individual Runner-up, finishing second to future Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker.4/8
Paul Claxton is a PGA Professional at Hawk’s Point...
Paul Claxton is a PGA Professional at Hawk’s Point Golf Club in Vidalia, Georgia. He tied for 3rd at the 2017 PGA Professional Championship and will be making his first appearance in the PGA Championship. Paul spent 4 seasons on the PGA Tour and 6 on the Web.com. He played in 429 events between the two tours, making 258 cuts and earning two Web.com Tour victories. He collected over $1.8 Million in professional earnings and he tied for 23rd a the 2005 U.S. Open.5/8
Alex Beach is a Golf Professional at Baltusrol...
Alex Beach is a Golf Professional at Baltusrol Golf Club in Summit, NJ who finished T9 in this year’s PGA Professional Championship. The 2016 New Jersey Section Player of the Year will be making his first appearance in the PGA Championship. Alex, who won the 2016 NJ Section Professional Championship, as well as the NJPGA Assistants Championship in 2015 and 2016, has been a Titleist Staff Member since 2014.6/8
Matt Dobyns is the Head Golf Professional at Fresh...
Matt Dobyns is the Head Golf Professional at Fresh Meadow CC in Glen Head, NY. He has been a member of the Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff since 2008. Matt finished t16 at the 2017 PGA Professional Championship, a tournament he won in both 2012 and 2015. He’s a two-time champion of the Long Island Open and has multiple top-5 finished in the New York State Open. He’s played in 13 PGA Tour events and collected $35,000 in earnings.7/8
David Muttitt has been a Titleist Staff Member...
David Muttitt has been a Titleist Staff Member since 2010. He’s a PGA Professional at Los Altos Municipal GC in Albuquerque, NM. David, who was born in Rugby, England, is making his third appearance in the PGA Championship. He tied or 19th at this year’s PGA Professional Championship and won in a playoff to qualify.8/8

The year's final major is upon us as players gather at Quail Hollow Club for the 99th PGA Championship.

The PGA Championship is unique among the four majors. In addition to the elite international tour pros who will make up the majority of the field, the PGA Championship will also honor a long-standing tradition by welcoming twenty of the best players from its own ranks of teaching and club professionals.

Showcasing the playing ability of its working members is just one way that the PGA will shine the light this week on the individuals who dedicate their lives to making the game of golf better for all who play it.

The road to earning these twenty special invitations ran through the Pacific Northwest this year, as 312 qualifiers from among the association's more than 27,000 member professionals competed in their annual major - the PGA Professional Championship.

And when the final putt fell at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon, a total of eight Titleist staff professionals and golf ball loyalists earned a spot in the 2017 PGA Championship.

As the practice rounds get underway and these eight professionals tee it up with the game's greats, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate and recognize the Titleist Staff Professionals who will be proudly representing their PGA colleagues in the field this week.

Check out the gallery above to get to know these club professionals a little better, and please join us in thanking all PGA Professionals for making the game more enjoyable for us all.

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Let's take a closer look at the equipment that Omar UrestiDave McNabbPaul ClaxtonMike Small, Alex BeachMatt Dobyns and David Muttitt will be trusting this week at the PGA Championship.

Omar Uresti (Winner - 2017 PGA Professional Championship)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: 917D3 (8.5°)

Fairway: 917F2 (15°, 18°)

Hybrid: 816H2 (21°)

Irons: 716 CB (3-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM4 sand (56°)

Putter: Scotty Cameron prototype

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Dave McNabb (Runner-up - 2017 PGA Professional Championship)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: 917D3 (9.5°)

Fairway: 917F2 (16.5°, 18°)

Hybrid: 816H1 (21°) and 915H (24°)

Irons: 714 AP2 (5-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46°), gap (52°), and lob (58°)

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 5

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Mike Small (T3 - 2017 PGA Professional Championship)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: 917D2 (8.5°)

Fairway: 904F (13°)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 gap (52°) and lob (58°)

Putter: Scotty Cameron

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Paul Claxton (T3 - 2017 PGA Professional Championship)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Alex Beach (T9 - 2017 PGA Professional Championship)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Driver: 917D2 (8.5°)

Fairway: 917F2 (16.5°)

Irons: 716 CB (4-7) and 716 MB (8-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46°), gap (50°), sand (54°) and lob (60°)

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Matt Dobyns (T16 - 2017 PGA Professional Championship)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: 915D2 (8.5°)

Irons: 716 T-MB (4) and 716 CB (5-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46°), pitching (48°), gap (52°) and sand (58°)

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David Muttitt (T19 - 2017 PGA Professional Championship)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver: 913D3 (8.5°)

Fairway: 913Fd (13.5°)

Hybrid: 913Hd (18°)

Irons: 716 T-MB (3) and 716 CB (4-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 sand (54°) and lob (60°)

Putter: Scotty Cameron T7 M

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