PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA | It’s a few minutes after 7 on a Sunday morning. The once-dense fog has started to disappear from Okeechobee Road. Shuttered from the string of fast-food restaurants and gas stations along the road connecting Interstate 95 with Florida’s Turnpike in Fort Pierce, the behemoth Titleist Tour Trailer sits quietly next to a Fairfield Inn & Suites.
This is where the week starts. Over the next four days, this trailer and a dozen others like it will set up shop in the parking lot directly behind the practice range at PGA National Resort so the best players in the game can adjust their equipment appropriately in advance of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. It’s a crucial part of what happens prior to a tour event each week. But many fans rarely see the trailers in person because the trailers arrive on the Sunday morning preceding the tournament and are gone by Wednesday afternoon before the first official shot is struck. For that reason, what happens in the trailers is a part of tour life shrouded in mystery.
Emerging from his hotel with a coffee in hand, Titleist tech rep Pete Bezuk is going to help unravel this mystery for us. After climbing into the truck and taking a few minutes to let it build pressure for the air brakes, Bezuk and I are headed down the highway from Fort Pierce to Palm Beach Gardens, a 45-minute trek.
Our conversation starts with the 42-foot, 72,000-pound trailer, the office on wheels that transports the machinery and product...
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