Posted: November 12, 2010
What's been up the sleeves of Titleist Golf Ball R&D fitting experts Fordie Pitts and Jeff Beyers lately?Oh, nothing.Since the seeding process for the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x protoytpe golf balls began a few weeks ago at the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic at Sea Island (Ga.) Golf Club, Fordie and Jeff have only been carrying those white boxes filled with the new golf balls under their arms. "I know there's something special in there," says Pro V1x loyalist Luke Donald. "They've got some sort of little secret hidden away."
Of course, the secret is out: A few weeks ago, Pro V1 loyalist Padraig Harrington put the new Titleist Pro V1 prototype golf ball in play for the first time at the Asian Tour's Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia and won by three shots.
In his first two events playing the new Pro V1 golf ball prototype on the PGA Tour, Titleist Brand Ambassador Bo Van Pelt
recorded seven rounds
in the 60s, finishing tied for second at the Frys.com Open and tied for sixth at the McGladrey Classic.
A couple weeks ago at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, 22 players in the field had a new Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x prototype in play, including runner-up Cameron Percy (Pro V1) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (Pro V1x), who tied for fourth.
And at this week's Children's Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World, 24 players in the field are using the new prototypes. (In total, 89 players are trusting Titleist golf balls this week, more than six times the nearest competitor with 14.)
Check out the video below to hear more from a few Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists on what it's like to catch that first glimpse of white boxes and new Titleist prototype golf balls out on the range.
Glad to see these guys getting excited over a great product. Shows their loyalism is not just a contract to play a specific line, but really a process providing them with the best equipment.
wrote on November 15, 2010
Thanks to team Titleist, I was able to get a sleeve of the proto PROV1x's and love them! Looking forward to using them next year
wrote on November 15, 2010
I received a sleeve of the ProV1 "Test" golf balls a few weeks back and shot my career round on Sunday with one of them. I give credit to these amazing new golf balls as my best score before was a +3, 74, on my home course. With the help of these balls I was able to break par for my first time and shot a -1, 70. Thank you Titleist!!
wrote on November 17, 2010
Titleist Brand Ambassador Geoff Ogilvy captured the "jewel" of Australian golf Sunday in Sydney
wrote on December 10, 2010