Price of Golf Balls

I was just looking over the golf balls, and noticed that Titleist rose the price.  $62 for a dozen golf balls???  That is crazy.  I noticed though that the price of each golf ball went up as well.  Now I know that the economy is effecting the prices, but it is a bit ourageous.  Now I would never switch to a different company, because I love the ProV1, but I think you guys need to lower the prices just a bit.  Titleist already makes enough money off of golf ball sales the way it is.  I'm sorry Titleist but I'm a bit disappointed this time.

I don't think the price has changed since January when the new NXT line came out.  The street price still seems to be 47.95.  I think it was 45 last year. The NXTs are both list at $42 and retail for about $32.  It did raise my eyebrow that the 2 piece Tour-S was the same price as the 3 piece Tour.  The Velocity is a little cheaper than the old NXT and DT Solo is unchanged.

Acushnet is not selling shoes to underprivledged children, so long as the quality is perceived to worth the price, the marketplace will continue buy ProVs at any price.  It's a smart company.  If a 10% price cut wouldn't net them 15% increase in business volume, it is better to keep the price up.  The other tour caliber balls are not less enough in price with enough perceived quality to encourage a wholesale switch in loyalty.

Can't wait to see what happens with a new model out in January, but if your local big box has a Chrsitmas special, you may want to stock up.

You say that the price is too high but that you would never switch to another brand, I will, the reason that prices get an stay so high is because people won't switch brands.  I know that all golf balls aren't the same, but I'm not trying to make million dollar puts either, so if I have to go back to the $10 a dozen balls I will.  $45 a dozen was too expensive for and not justified but $62 a dozen just won't happen.

Christian J

I was just looking over the golf balls, and noticed that Titleist rose the price.  $62 for a dozen golf balls???  That is crazy.  I noticed though that the price of each golf ball went up as well.  Now I know that the economy is effecting the prices, but it is a bit ourageous.  Now I would never switch to a different company, because I love the ProV1, but I think you guys need to lower the prices just a bit.  Titleist already makes enough money off of golf ball sales the way it is.  I'm sorry Titleist but I'm a bit disappointed this time.

Christian where did you see that? If that's true then once again I guess I'm not surprised but disappointed. Love this game but I'm still puzzled when PGA business heads and professionals say, " we are losing 1 million golfers a year and we have to make this game more affordable."  You do have a choice and there are cheaper options but yes the ProV's are becoming a supply demand model.

Just compared the online prices for a tire company, another Japanese company, and the other 2 american names that sell balls and clubs, and all 4 are within 3 dollars a dozen for 'tour' performance balls competing with the Titleist ProV line.  The price of 47.99 for ProVs is commonly advertised even though the list is $62.  Even an old line name now owned by a big box outlet was in the same range for their tour ball unit it went on sale.  I'm pretty sure the confidence factor in Titleist is worth more than a quarter a ball, so the price is fair.

Just hope you can find a good holiday sale.  I think Lee Iacoccal used to say on ads for Chrysler in 1980 - if you can find a better car at a better price - buy it.

Each spring they have held a 4 for the price of 3 special.  Personalization included.

I generally stock up then for the season.

Cody, if you click on golf balls and select a model, scroll down and it will show the price of them.  I have noticed though the price at some golf stores haven't gone up, but I wouldn't doubt that they do.  

Have you noticed that prices have gone up substantially across the board since FILA took over?  I have...

I never seen them at the stores more than $39.99 for the proVs regardless of list price unless you are buying them at the club.  I will be interested to see if Golfsmith and the other big retailers will increase as they have not yet.  MSRP does not have to be honored in the stores.  Actually by law a manufacturer cannot tell a store what to sell them at.  Of course they could behave like Apple and not give a deep discount so they are forced to increase prices, but with so many other brands and as good as Titleist is, they do not have that strong of a following like Apple.   

Keep in mind though as I am in the manufacturing business as well, prices are dictated by many things and mostly raw materials and labor.  

$39 is for prior generation models.  The current model Pro V1 and Pro V1X are $47.99

You have a great point but nothing feels better than hitting a nice pro v1.  Golf balls dont make a the difference but it does when you're a decent golfer and you have to start considering spin.  Overall I do see where you're coming from in the aspect of price.

Brent, you're absolutely right and that is why I will keep playing the ProV1.  I didn't mean to take a bad shot at Titleist, I was just asking that they take in effect of the little guy that loves the game but can't afford $62 for a dozen of golf balls.  I'm 17 and I have a job, but I need to be saving that money for college instead of paying for golf balls.  Along with everyone else I haven't seen this price anywhere except fot this website.  I just hope they stay the same price that they are in most stores now.

Christian J., as a senior on a fixed income, purchasing ProV's at $47.95 is a problem for me, but buy checking at Golfsmith and Golf Galaxy where I live, quite often I can get ProV's for a much cheaper price that are marked practice, or buy X-outs. Sometime a I can get a good buy on logo over runs. Just a thought.
 


Christian J replied to Re: Price of Golf Balls in Golf Balls.
Brent, you're absolutely right and that is why I will keep playing the ProV1.  I didn't mean to take a bad shot at Titleist, I was just asking that they take in effect of the little guy that loves the game but can't afford $62 for a dozen of golf balls.  I'm 17 and I have a job, but I need to be saving that money for college instead of paying for golf balls.  Along with everyone else I haven't seen this price anywhere except fot this website.  I just hope they stay the same price that they are in most stores now.

Same here Monty.  As of late I have been playing the refurbished kind from GG, and in my opinion play just as well.  I did manage to find an NXT Tour S not to long ago though and it played very well compared to my Pro V1.  I might consider switching balls soon.

Guys, not to throw gas at a small, albeit growing, fire, but this was my point last year when the new models came out (i.e., NXT Tour S). Every year or so, Titleist, in their wisdom, comes out and either (a) changes what does not need to be changed or (b) changes in order to justify a price increase. To be fair, raw materials are getting more expensive as is plant maintenance and technology, salaries and tour sponsorships.

Truthfully, I play the DT SoLo in yellow because I genuinely like the ball, the color and the quality. I tried others, but this ball is the best for me. I buy a sleeve or so at a time, because I don't generally lose balls on my home course and have enough to get by.

Supply and demand is a wonderful thing; the longer we as players on a fixed budget tolerate the increases, the more the increase will be.

Titleist has every right in a free market to do whatever they like, but the consumer - golfer still holds the power.

Just a thought.