Question for Titleist Staff: What modern Titleist is the safest to play with persimmon clubs?

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Vincent M


As I said before  I play Honma solid persimmon woods with modified lofts.

Eventually I will use up my 8 dozen DT 90 wound balls. What is  good safe replacement ball? I've been told more than once that modern balls will damage a solid persimmon when mishit.

Thank you.

Don O


Please Titleist - jump in as well.

I play with someone that wll tune up his persimmons (mostly from Louisville?) but will use lower compression balls.  For actual wood club competitions he does use balata balls or some other antique.  Other than the compression, I think his primary reason is actually cost.  His other set (metals) are mostly Titleist.  TT can correct me, but I think the DT Solo is the lowest compression ball, if that make a difference with those old clubs. The DT 90 is a fairly stiff ball compared to the 50's and 60's in the marketplace.

Lou G


My dad used to use the 100 compression Titleist balls back in the old days.

I hit a Titleist Black with my persimmon 34H the other day and still got 5 more yards vs my 7 iron. Although the persimmon 10 wood is less forgiving, I can hit it pretty close to the distance of my 4H.  The Vanguard persimmon isn't too great for distance.

Vincent M


Vincent M

As I said before  I play Honma solid persimmon woods with modified lofts.

Eventually I will use up my 8 dozen DT 90 wound balls. What is  good safe replacement ball? I've been told more than once that modern balls will damage a solid persimmon when mishit.

Thank you.

Question to Titleist Staff: Is there any Titleist that I should not use with persimmon woods?

This is from Louisvile Golf 

You can use most any ball with your Louisville Golf Persimmon wood. Most modern balls are soft and feel great coming off the face of a Persimmon wood. One important consideration when choosing a golf ball is trajectory, or spin. A Persimmon wood traditionally spins the ball less than a metal “wood” with the same loft so if you have a smoother swing you might want to play a ball with a higher spin rate, especially if you find your trajectory is lower than what you want.

Geoffrey B


I use prov1s on my lousiville golf driver. It is a great feeling when you hit it perfectly

Lou G


Geoffrey B

I use prov1s on my lousiville golf driver. It is a great feeling when you hit it perfectly

That Louisville 10 wood was my go to middle club and I could drop it on a dime from 160 yards.  I referred to it and my HL3 34H as the "one-two punch" for about a year.