When you hear the tagline, “The No. 1 ball in golf," you may immediately think of Titleist Golf Balls, and it’s easy to see why. The brand Titleist is now one of the most respected in the golfing industry and is used by pros as well as serious golfers. Just what makes them so special? We trace their history and researched a bit more about their technology.
This line of superior balls is produced by the Acushnet Company—the American subsidiary of Fila Korea, which is known for manufacturing top-tier golf equipment, clothing, and accessories. The brand name ‘Titleist’ was actually derived from titlist (title holder). There are currently six types of Titleist golf balls in the market: (1) Pro V1, (2) Pro V1x, (3) NXT Tour, (4) NXT Tour S / Tour S Yellow, (5) DT SoLo / DT SoLo Yellow, and (6) Velocity.
The Titleist Pro V1 golf ball debuted in the October 2000 PGA Tour Las Vegas and immediately made waves when pro golfer Billy Andrade won the tournament using it. Two months later, the Titleist Pro V1 was made available to the public. This golf ball quickly became “the most played golf ball” on the PGA Tour.
Three years after came the Titleist Pro V1x, which has 60 fewer dimples. This model retailed the soft feel of its predecessor but its larger and firmer core plus its thinner cover reduced spin while increasing distance.
Now more than ever, Titleist is a well respected and very popular brand of golf balls. It is used and endorsed by star players like Adam Scott, Bill Haas, Steve Stricker, Matteo Manassero, Rory McIlroy, Geoff Ogilvy, and Nick Watney. Even legendary golfer Tiger Woods was a Titleist endorser (before he moved to Nike). Woods is said to have insisted on using his Titleist driver long after the Nike contract began. Up until the British Open in 2010, Woods used a Titleist putter.
in popular culture that they have been referenced in several movies, including Tin Cup and Caddyshack. This household brand has made its way into television series, too, including Seinfeld.
Today. The Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x are said to be the “most used balls” in the PGA Tour, Japanese Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and Asian Tour. It has certainly come a long way from bring first used in the 1949 U.S. Open, and is now one of the top-selling golf balls in the world.
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