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By John B

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  1. John B

    John B
    Kenmore, NY

    I am a Titleist loyalist and have played the Pro V1X for too many years to remeember. But I am concerned that Titleist is going down the route of too many options.

    Pro V1X, Pro V1, Pro V1 Left Dash, AVX, Tour Soft, Velocity, Tru Feel and now EXP-01. I know some of these may be discontinued but I think simple was was better.

    I also hope this isn't a move away from sending sleeves to TT members and instead having us pay for balls to be Titleist testers - that's what happened with AVX - it was piloted in three states and then brought to market. I was lucky enough in the last 8 years to receive sleeves twice to test for and it was a great experience. I hope that doesn't go away - it is what make Titleist different and better than all the others!!!

  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    John B said:

    I am a Titleist loyalist and have played the Pro V1X for too many years to remeember. But I am concerned that Titleist is going down the route of too many options.

    Pro V1X, Pro V1, Pro V1 Left Dash, AVX, Tour Soft, Velocity, Tru Feel and now EXP-01. I know some of these may be discontinued but I think simple was was better.

    I also hope this isn't a move away from sending sleeves to TT members and instead having us pay for balls to be Titleist testers - that's what happened with AVX - it was piloted in three states and then brought to market. I was lucky enough in the last 8 years to receive sleeves twice to test for and it was a great experience. I hope that doesn't go away - it is what make Titleist different and better than all the others!!!

    Agree it is nice to be part of the test community on occasions. I also can see where over the years, the sheer volume of TT members might be getting to an unmanageable point. I see a lot of names pop up with 1 or 2 posts looking for free stuff. I believe there are a lot of "opportunists" looking for freebies they can re-sale to the general public. I imagine its pretty tough for the Titleist staff to sort through the active participants versus the others. That's probably why the trend might be to focus more on testings during events like we had at Kohler and less on general mail-outs. The cost to do the mail outs would eventually be tied to company budgets that impact ball prices. I can understand why they might be pressured to reduce overhead expenses. That said, I am pretty sure they will continue the trend of significant public testing of their primary balls (ProV1/ProV1x). My thoughts anyway...
  3. Barry B

    Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

    I disagree. When you look at each of those balls they are distinctly different. They are different because every golfer has different needs from their ball of choice. If Titleist only offered two or three ball options they would be eliminating a large segment of the golfing community as potential Titleist ball users.
    The EXP-01 is a limited run ball. When they're gone, they're gone. They are not replacing the prototype balls that typically come out in the fall.
    Whatever balls are in the normal cycle of ball upgrades for this year should be the ones coming out as prototypes. If your profile indicates you play the ball(s) being upgraded, then you might get a white box in the mail.
  4. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    I think that all companies cover different price points when it comes to golf balls. some are willing to pay $48.00 a dozen for golf balls and others are willing to pay $35.00. Still others will not pay more than $22.00. Titleist covers all price points with a quality product and to go even further, there are practice balls, x-outs and logo overruns available.
  5. All companies go through changes and you have to make cuts in places to keep the company costs down. Titleist is a company trying to make money not throw it away.

    Just keeping this forum going properly is an extra cost to them which some other companies wouldn't even entertain.

    I bought a dozen of TruFeel balls off my Titleist and I received a free TT ball marker. Do you really think there not going the extra mile?????

    I've never been happier playing golf with Titleist being the only name in my bag. Really puts a smile on my face.
  6. Eric H

    Eric H
    Ridgway, PA

    Titleist is a great company that makes great products an cares about what they put out there, but dont forget that they are a Business. The point of it is to make golf products and sell them! They know what they are doing!
  7. Lance P

    Lance P
    Hillsborough, NC

    Having choices at various price points is (usually) a good thing for the consumer...

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