Team Titleist Members Tour Titleist Ball Plant, Test 910 Prototype Drivers

Posted: September 16, 2010

Ten loyal Team Titleist members stood in the lobby of Titleist Ball Plant 3 earlier this month wearing Titleist hats and eager grins, unsure of their schedule for the day, but certain it was going to be a great one.

A couple weeks earlier, e-mails notifying them of their invitation to an "Exclusive Team Titleist Member Event" hit their in-boxes. A few of the members said "it sounded too good to be true."



It turned out to be "unbelievable," according to Team Titleist Member Kevin Yalmokas.

"It was superb. Unbelievable," he said. "It was an unbelievable day."



The experience started with a behind-the-scenes tour of Titleist Golf Ball Plant 3 in New Bedford, Mass., where the Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x and NXT Tour golf balls are produced. The tour of of the facility, which is not offered to the general public, featured a step-by-step view into the making of the #1 ball in golf and showcased the technological advances that Titleist has made in golf ball design and development.

"It's incredible how they put all that technology into it and then you see the finished the product," said Team Titleist member Don Daniels. "It's just, wow."


From there, the Team Titleist members hopped on a shuttle to Titleist's Manchester Lane Test Facility, where Titleist conducts golf ball research, development and testing. After touring the facility (which included a look at the robotic golf ball hitting machine in action), the members went through a Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting at Manchester Lane's short game area and participated in a closest-to-the-pin competition for some unique Titleist prizes including a custom "Team Titleist" stamped WedgeWorks Exclusives wedge.



The final couple of hours were spent on Manchester Lane's driving range, where each member was able to test the new Titleist 910 prototype drivers, which are currently only available to professional golfers on the worldwide tours as part of Titleist's performance-validation process.

Check out the video and slideshow below for an inside look at the entire day.

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So we know you're probably asking, "How do I get invited to an event like this?" Well, the more you participate and the more engaged you are with Team Titleist, from posting in the forums and adding blog comments to completing your profile, the better your chances are at potentially opening the doors to Team Titleist rewards, including the opportunity to participate in product testing panels, take part in exclusive sweepstakes and attend one-of-a-kind events.

We're excited to offer more of these Team Titleist perks in the future to our most dedicated members and want to know what other opportunities you would like to see.

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MARK M


WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY   HAVE DRIVEN BY THE PLANT BEFORE  ON A BUSINESS TRIP.  HOPE MY NUMBER GETS CALLED .  

Tar Heel


Very impressive indeed! Once again the Acushnet (Titleist, FootJoy) Team goes above and beyond for their loyal brand users.

Number 1 all around.

Nick C


Very very cool opportunity to visit Wonka's factory.

A.J. B


That must be a very special and exciting trip.  Sounds amazing!!!

Odle


A dream come true

Justin B


wow that would be a story for a lifetime

Odle


wow!

sounds like a lot of fun

really wish i could've been picked for this

Odle


Nice! I was really amazed by the electrical shock treatment you give the golf balls. Now i'm curious as to why. Great video, I cant wait for the new driver. I just snapped my 3 wood shaft so it's time for a new set of woods!

Odle


I've hit the 910 prototype with an x-shaft and it's just jumps off the face! I'm getting one as soon as they are available!

Dustin H


Sounds like a great time. Hats off to all the people at titleist