Yellow ProV1

I can only hope Titleist does not miss the senior market.  10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every single day.  Golf (and the companies that play into that market) can only continue to thrive if the majority of its' players are not over looked, forgotten.   

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Yellow golf balls look unprofessional and should not even be considered on a premium line up of golf balls, if your playing a ball like the pro v1 and pro v1x you should be able to tell where the ball was struck on the face and you should know the distances you hit each club, there for you should always be able to locate where the ball finished before you have even arrived at the point, if your not able to have consistent distances or tell where you struck the ball on the face a NXT TOUR-S or DT-SOLO (Titleist's yellow models) would more then likely be a better fit anyway.

I use only ProV1x when I play. This being said, the first whole where I play is parallel to the driving range. Due to bad players, range balls cover the first fairway. Unless you play a yellow ball, finding your ball even when you know the direction and distance is impossible. Have a yellow ProV would be wonderful in these circumstances.

Mark H

I can only hope Titleist does not miss the senior market.  10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every single day.  Golf (and the companies that play into that market) can only continue to thrive if the majority of its' players are not over looked, forgotten.   


 
When I wasn't playing as much, I accumulated various different balls to try.  Today I was playing with my one son that rarely plays.  I was using a non-Titleist yellow 3 piece ball.  It was good enough to best him, but I switched over to NXT Trou and ProV1x for the last few holes.  Confirming again, they are both longer and fly straighter better for me. 
 
That's another dozen or two going to the First Tee.  Even if optic was just a custom option on the ProV1x  for the loyalty buy in in the late winter, I'd stock up.

All of us older players all remember the same arguments over yellow tennis balls. Can't believe tennis players did it earlier than golfers. It isn't for everyone, but will be the choice of enough to make it worthwhile. There are two ProV1 models, right?

Yes, there are two Pro V1's. There is the standard ProV1 which gives exceptional performance and the ProV1X which gives a slightly longer drive. The ProV1X has a larger dimple pattern and it also reduces spin on the drive.
 
Tom

I wouldn't buy them, but I also wouldn't buy spike-less golf shoes, and those seem to be popular among a lot of players.  That said, if for some reason I couldn't see white, or liked yellow better, I would be upset because I would be forced to play an inferior ball.  Making a yellow V makes sense to me.

Not just for seniors. I'm 32, 20/20 vision, and I prefer a yellow ball. Shows up better in peripheral vision and easier to find amongst everyone's white balls. I prefer srxn ZStar just because of color, if Titleist had a pro v in yellow i'd buy. They are not unprofessional, tacky, or ridiculous as I get the impression from reading other players quotes here.

Tate S,
 
I agree 100% in what you said. The fact remains that I simply can't see the ball once it hits the fairway. It's been that way for the last year and a half. It really helps having a  bright yellow/green ball. This weekend I'm going to try to dye a dozen Pro V s to see how that works.
 
Tom


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Not just for seniors. I'm 32, 20/20 vision, and I prefer a yellow ball. Shows up better in peripheral vision and easier to find amongst everyone's white balls. I prefer srxn ZStar just because of color, if Titleist had a pro v in yellow i'd buy. They are not unprofessional, tacky, or ridiculous as I get the impression from reading other players quotes here.
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I am only 53 but i too have difficulty seeing the white balls in flight and use an optic ball just so i can see it better. Even if we are aware of where the ball is headed it makes it more enjoyable to see the ball in flight. 

As of about a year ago, I only play yellow golf balls.  With my poor eyes, I find yellow much easer to see.  Sorry ProV1, I have moved on to other brands.

I have to agree with john. I love using the pro v1x for playability however I have trouble tracking the ball in overcast, dusk,dawn. I have recently started to use bstone rx's due to the optic yellow color and being able to see,track, find my ball. I would switch back to 100% titleist balls if the pro v1 & pro v1x's came in the optic yellow. I typically golf in a group with 2 other gentleman and they both have the same problem and would prefer proV1-proV1x's in the bright optic yellow. 

Joseph -

I did buy a loyalty pack of Pro-V1x as it plays well.  If I'm not in a group and the sky is gray to misty, I have my secret stash of yellow chrome balls to use.  Not sure about short shots around the green, but the round is faster when I don't have to search 30 yards along the fairway trying to find a ball I did not see land.

I was praying one of the options for a loyalty program this year would have been a custom optic.  I know the majority of better golfers are under 55, but I was hoping that being left-handed would be the only handicap I had to deal with in a minority group for golf equipment.  ...The right ball for every player...

J

Not according to the Titleist Ball Fitting program. Everyone benefits from playing the best ball, the ProV1/ProV1x. You could be a 20-handicapper, allegedly, and reap the benefits of playing this ball.

Of course, that's just propaganda to increase sales of a $48/dozen ball. We all know that. And I'm as big a fan of Titleist as anyone on these threads.

I would buy and play the ProV1x in optic yellow year-round. I see the ball flight so much better, even when it lands on the fairway 75% of the time and when it lands on the green ~ 50% of the time in regulation. I personally do not understand why one would think this lessens the premium aspects of a golf ball. Just because it is not played on Tour is not good enough reason.

I've tried the NXT Tour S and think there is too big of a difference. It's just not close to the ProV1x.

I would pay an upcharge for an optic yellow ProV1x. It's worth more to me to keep the same ball in my bag year-round and at any time of the day. I just see the ball flight so much better, and my eyes are not what they used to be. And this is hitting 75% FIR and ~ 55% GIR. It's not helpful just to find balls in bad places...

Why won't Titleist give people an opportunity to pay more for this option?

Jeff S, I know what you mean, used to be I could hit the ball farther than I could see, now I can't see as far as I hit the ball.