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While the PGA TOUR is trying to get its 2013 season underway, Titleist Brand Ambassadors are recognizing the life of Jaime Ramos. Golf ribbons are attached to Titleist hats at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in memory of Ramos, Titleist's Master golf club builder for the past 16 years. Ramos was stricken with a heart attack while working at his home in San Diego, Calif. during the holiday break and passed away on Sunday, December 30.   

Ramos, 58, had been a clubmaker for 35 years, beginning his career at Cobra Golf where he built clubs for some of the greatest players in the world including Greg Norman, Hale Irwin and Seve Ballesteros. When the Acushnet Company bought Cobra in 1996, Ramos joined the Titleist Tour Department where he was the Master club technician for the past 16 years, building irons for all of the Titleist Tour staff across the worldwide professional tours. 

He was described as a workout enthusiast and took advantage of Acushnet Company's Health and Wellness opportunities.  He had played golf just a day prior to being stricken while he was at home with his family for the holidays.   

"I will miss him dearly,” stated Bob Vokey, Master Wedge Craftsman. “He was a pleasure to work with, and he always had an unbelievable attitude. We always had fun and great conversation. When I was down, he always had this thing about him that helped pick me up. I have never heard a negative word said about him. He was a very dedicated, knowledgeable and hard working gentleman, who was well respected among his peers and players. He will be missed by all. I am still in shock.”

Chris Tuten, Director, Titleist Tour Promotions, added, "Jaime was a fantastic Associate who was liked by all and had true passion for his craft. I am going to miss calling into the office and not hearing his voice on the other end. He took pride in his job and enjoyed watching the players with whom he built clubs for have success.  He was a legend among club builders and will be sorely missed by the Titleist family and all those who knew him."

Larry Bobka, Vice President Titleist Tour Promotions, remarked, "Jamie's talents were exceptional. He knew how to build, grind, change offsets and satisfy the players needs.  Personally, he's been my right-hand man in finishing and building custom sets (from raw heads) for the most discerning players in the world. He's provided his thoughts and ideas on our iron models for years. He was a true professional in all he did. I just didn't lose a great co-worker, I lost a great friend. Jaime had tremendous pride in his work. He worked hard but always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. The company has lost a great employee and life has lost a great man."