Optic Yellow Pro V1 & Pro V1x

Has there been any thought into putting an optic yellow version of the Pro V1 line into the market similar to the NXT Tour S?  

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That would be amazing.

 

I also wondered, because I love how easy it is to see yellow balls versus white golf balls.

I would like to see both pro v balls going optic yellow.  Easier to see!

Probably depends on marketing response of the Champions Tour.  It would be hard to appear that Titleist was late to the optic tour ball game without some strong testimonials from those guys. ProV is the franchise. I don't think I've seen more than 2 senior players playing an optical ball in spite of the number that are out there.  Of course, it is a lot easier to track a white ball with course spotters and a younger caddy.  Neither of which I have.  <sigh>

I personally don't think that they should make the ProV series in optic yellow.  It just takes away from the ball, and what I believe downgrades it.  Yes it would be easier to see, but it just wouldn't be the same as playing the ProV.  Just my opinon, but I would not like a yellow one.

Andrew A

Has there been any thought into putting an optic yellow version of the Pro V1 line into the market similar to the NXT Tour S?  

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Did not think I would say this but I really like the optic yellow specially for putting I would love the choice to have the Pro V in yellow and the critical  word is "choice "  if you don't like don't play it.

But unless you get Pro backing its most likely not going to happen .

You're right Christian.  It is not the traditional, conservative color that is associated with a golf ball.  But it is only paint.  Performance characteristics would not be impacted. My aging eyes and I are all in on them.

You  need to understand that when Staff came out with the yellow and orange things in the '70's I was among the first to scoff at them.  I thought that it was gimmicky and did not meet with the tradition of the game.   But nowadays we see guys playing with flat billed hats (put a curve in 'em),  gaudy colored shirts, bright checkered pants, and shoes with nubs.   They are all bagging huge headed clubs with fiber shafts and putters that look like Sputnik.  And they are pushing their carts instead of pulling 'em.  What happened to the game?!

Denigrates it (I think you mean this instead of downgrade)???  You're saying that you believe that producing a Pro V1 or Pro V1x in optic yellow would dilute the brand?  I don't know why one would think that, but in the end, there are other makers of premium golf balls commensurate with the aforementioned models that offer them in yellow.

In the end, it's not about prestige or even sporting a certain brand (though, sadly enough, it is for some), it's about the quality of the product.  I don't care if a golf ball is polka-dotted if it delivers the performance I need.

I personally hope they do consider offering it in optic yellow, even if it's for a limited test run.  They might be surprised by the response.

I play the NXT Tour S in optic yellow and love it.  But if it is time for serious golf I go back to the Pro V1-x

DoweB

 

 

Dowe B

I play the NXT Tour S in optic yellow and love it.  But if it is time for serious golf I go back to the Pro V1-x

DoweB

 

 

But why would the color of the ball have to connotate "serious golf"?  Does that mean that K.J. Choi, who plays with a yellow ball, isn't playing "serious golf"?  I would argue that he is, IMHO.

I've seen and played with people who get hung-up on the color of the ball, but come early October, they'll be wishing they'd played a yellow ball when they try and find it amongst the leaves like I did last year.  Played a round with a friend, and we must have lost six balls apiece that landed in the middle of the fairway because there were so many leaves on the fairways.

PDADoc

Dowe B

I play the NXT Tour S in optic yellow and love it.  But if it is time for serious golf I go back to the Pro V1-x

DoweB

But why would the color of the ball have to connotate "serious golf"?  Does that mean that K.J. Choi, who plays with a yellow ball, isn't playing "serious golf"?  I would argue that he is, IMHO.

I've seen and played with people who get hung-up on the color of the ball, but come early October, they'll be wishing they'd played a yellow ball when they try and find it amongst the leaves like I did last year.  Played a round with a friend, and we must have lost six balls apiece that landed in the middle of the fairway because there were so many leaves on the fairways.

Just a quick point of clarification on K.J. Choi's golf ball, he plays the Pro V1x.

In terms of golf balls in high optic yellow and optic yellow, there are currently no plans to extend these options to the Pro V1 or Pro V1x. We really appreciate all of the feedback and insight from Team Titleist members, and our product development teams always enjoy seeing the different topics in the discussion threads.

Thanks guys.

I hope that I haven't spoken out of turn - Mike D has shed light on the matter - but I for one trust that the guru's (and I am not using the term lightly) at Titleist have probably recognized that the market for the yellow golf ball is very limited.  Not that no one is interested, but that  there aren't enough interested to warrant a new stock keeping unit (sku) - regardless of skill.  I personally wouldn't be interested in a Yellow ProV or X.  Who cares right?  Well, I have no doubt that there have been significant studies that show this is a very limited market with a poor ROI.  For those that wish to remain loyal to Titleist, rather than the commensurate models, and absolutely have to have it colored...I offer the following (which I found but can not attest to the validity, or performance degeneration of the process):

http://www.ritdye.com/diy-projects/odds-ends/dyed-golf-balls

P.S. for the record, IMHO, there are no other balls commensurate with the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. 

P.P.S. I do believe that there is an unbelievable (mass) market for "tour only" swag, like Titleist alignment rods. 

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager

PDADoc

Dowe B

I play the NXT Tour S in optic yellow and love it.  But if it is time for serious golf I go back to the Pro V1-x

DoweB

But why would the color of the ball have to connotate "serious golf"?  Does that mean that K.J. Choi, who plays with a yellow ball, isn't playing "serious golf"?  I would argue that he is, IMHO.

I've seen and played with people who get hung-up on the color of the ball, but come early October, they'll be wishing they'd played a yellow ball when they try and find it amongst the leaves like I did last year.  Played a round with a friend, and we must have lost six balls apiece that landed in the middle of the fairway because there were so many leaves on the fairways.

Just a quick point of clarification on K.J. Choi's golf ball, he plays the Pro V1x.

In terms of golf balls in high optic yellow and optic yellow, there are currently no plans to extend these options to the Pro V1 or Pro V1x. We really appreciate all of the feedback and insight from Team Titleist members, and our product development teams always enjoy seeing the different topics in the discussion threads.

Thanks guys.

Well, I guess that settles that, huh?

Thanks for the clarification on the brand of ball, Mike; didn't mean to disrespect Titleist, LOL!  I just remember watching him once using a yellow ball not Titleist-branded, but I HAVE seen them used by a few pros.

I can accept that this is a business decision and leave it at that.

Please give us a choice to use optic yellow in the Pro V1. 

My daughter was hitting a DT Solo in High School and her game has gotten much better.  Her PGA Coach wanted her to try the Pro V1 and the improvement was instant.  However she has said as well as me that hitting the white ball is no fun.  She likes being known as the girl that hit the yellow ball.  All her friends would ask what ball she hit before.  She says now no one asks.  They all wanted to try her ball when she played the DT SOLO because it was yellow now no one cares.  The high school crowd (young up in comers) are clamoring for newest and coolest.  Keep marketing to the old country club men and you will lose customers.  She has hit the NXT and it is not as good.  How many tour pros hit the NXT for its performance?  Not many I would think.  I would buy my normal 6 doz for her and I in Jan without a thought if you had bright optic yellow Pro V1's and would never consider switching to another ball.  As it is she keeps trying other balls to find one (yellow) she hits as consistently.  I wonder how many others are on the same search?  How much PR would you get if one of your touring pros hits a yellow ball on tour?  Just the hours of debate and commentary on ESPN and the Golf channel would be worth the gamble (not a gamble at all).

Charles Gentry and Jennifer Gentry

Mechanicsburg PA