Yellow ProV1

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John C


Are there any plans to introduce thr ProV1 line in yellow?  I lost most of the vision in one eye, and now have a difficult time seeing the white ball in flight especially on overcast days.  My preference is Titleist but I do not like the Tour S.

Mitch747


Who want's to play a cowardly ball. It's probably afraid of heights and won't fall in the hole.

Don O


Mitch747

Who want's to play a cowardly ball. It's probably afraid of heights and won't fall in the hole.

Besides unfortunate medical problems, the front end of the baby boomers just don't follow white balls down the fairway as well as optic yellow (my wife's pink balls are not as easy to follow as white, though..).  Too bad Titleist is trusting loyalty in this group faced with difficult choices looking at other brands solely to get a performance ball in optic.  The market segment is growing, but I guess the expectation is they will move to a softer 2 piece ball rather than another brand.

Andy S


I agree with john and would buy ProV1 or/and V1x in optic yellow.  They are so much easier to follow and find in the rough/leaves than white ones and I have sometimes bought srxn balls in past instead of Titleist whites because of this.  When I play most seriously I want to use titleist balls and so am still using ProV1x in competitions/serious fun matches and on the best courses when I travel.  Titleist would get all my business instead of some of it if they offered their best balls in bright yellow!

Ron S


I also agree with John & Andy! High Optic Yellow is easier to see anywhere on the course for young, mid & older players.

This doesn't mean the Pro's or "Wanna-be Pro's" have to use them. It's all Personal Choice. There are a lot casual and amature players that would benefit from a High-Optic Yellow ball. It would be nice to have a choice with a High-Optic Yellow or White in the ProV1, ProV1X, NXTTour & NXT TourS. This cover most of your customer base.

I know you can't please everyone but, You have to consider "what's your largest customer base"???

Thanks for your outstanding products!

Ron

Francisco B


i couldnt agree more guys ive gone through a couple brands as well just for the color but love the playablility of prov's and like mentioned previously most people that i talk to that are anywhere from tour serious to just fun like to play pro v's it would be beneficial to both ends

Golf4evr


I would agree that the optic yellow would be nice in the prov and x's but I imagine it would create a lot of expense for the Titleist  operations. Those of us that would like one will still buy the white or would we transfer our buying to the yellow, still either way they get our business. On the other hand , think, now the ones that are personalizing the balls it would be double the trouble for Titleist to make the manufacturing runs for the color , then the personalization. Now lets look at marketing, more shelf space at the pro shops, more box design, and more inventory problems for manufacturing.     Well? Would that be a greater market share for Titleist? Would the players then shift from current balls to the number one for just the color? Would you as a player buy both white and yellow to play in your outings with? Don't give me the courage stuff about a yellow, years ago you would not be caught dead playing in a pink shirt, now you have pink in all facets of the game. So yes, optic would be nice, but it is up to Titleist to weigh the pros and cons as to the benefits to the corporate position. And we as players can support what ever they decide and not keep begging or complaining. I think the best is your getting to play the number one ball and your doing it above the grass not looking up from under wishing you could be playing!

Jonathan B


I have moved 50% of my buying to another brand for the Optic Yellow. 

Use it for overcast, early, or dusk conditions. Also for any course I am not familiar with. 

I prefer the Titleist product, but I prefer seeing the ball more. 

Charles G. Conner


I switched from the Titleist Pro V1 to the Titleist GrandZ yellow golf ball for the winter. The yellow Titleist golf ball allowed me to better see it as it lay with leaves and dead fairways plus it was easier to follow when the ball traveled thru backgrounds and skys that were difficult to see a white golf ball. I also prefer to play Titleist golfballs, but I don't like how  the Titleist Tour S performs.

titleist fan 1


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.

Greg F


I have to disagree! You are talking about my game, and Titleist ball fitters would also disagree. Without my corrective glasses I cannot drive. There are times in flat light that I just cannot see my ball in flight. Catch the end of a tree limb and you have no idea where it went. With an optic yellow ball I can follow the ball in flat light conditions. If I connect with the ball well, I might be another 10 yards longer. This can mean over the green, or in a trap or who knows where. I attended a Titleist ball fitting several years ago, and hit almost the entire line of balls. The Pro V1 was the best ball for me according to the Titleist ball fitters. I play different Titleist balls and other brands at times, and I can tell you the Pro V1 brings the best results. I play them better than the Pro V1x, that I used today. It just fits my game better. I hope you do not get to the point that you need assistance in seeing the ball, but it does come with age!

titleist fan 1


I understand what you are saying Greg F however I have always been against a yellow ball however at 15 off +0.6 I doubt that I will need a yellow ball at the moment, but in the future I might however I doubt I could ever do that, I really don't like them but for the time being I think we will have to agree to disagree.

Don O


titleist fan 1

I understand what you are saying Greg F however I have always been against a yellow ball however at 15 off +0.6 I doubt that I will need a yellow ball at the moment, but in the future I might however I doubt I could ever do that, I really don't like them but for the time being I think we will have to agree to disagree.

 
Good for you.  No one is asking you to buy a yellow ball.  Are you saying if Titleist offered a yellow option in addition to white in the ProV line, you would change to another premium ball that didn't come in yellow?
 
All the rest of us over 50 that are requesting the option are asking because we don't even see the white ball come down - it disappeared into a gray sky long before 200 yards.  I would even use the NXT Tour instead of a ProV1x, but I prefer that to the -S, so I have to go with a 3rd or 4th choice just to get yellow.  I also play a lot of courses on business trips.  Knowing how far I hit the ball doesn't help on a par 5 that I don't know the distance I am from the tee box.

don L


Please make a yellow pro-v1 thanks don love

Ron S


"Look unprofessional and shouldn't be considered"... REALLY??? This day & age??? REALLY!?!?!?

First of all, "You" have nothing to worry about because there will always be White Pro V1's and Pro V1X's for all golfers.             Just because Titleist makes a different colored ball doesn't mean you have to buy/use it. Don't you "Trust your ball" just like me?

The rest of us in this discussion, are wanting the "High Optic Yellow" for specific reasons with age and weather conditions (early morning, dusk, foggy, etc.). I really like the color too! I know exactly which ball is mine b/c it stands out and I don't have to check all the other white balls. Besides, These days color is in full swing and that can attract more golfers of all ages!!!  I'm not saying go crazy on the color selection, just "High Optic Yellow". 

Myself and others would really like to have the option of "High Optic Yellow" in the "upper" line.

Thanks for the outstanding products Titleist!!!

P. Blair


Titleist makes yellow hats. I don't see the problem. 

All this talk of 'you should not need it' - okay, fine, but there are sufficient profits in offering a yellow tour-level ball for other companies, even considering their lower overall sales and thus higher costs.

I can't imagine how people here who are offended by yellow balls are allowing Titleist to get away with putting the word 'Tour' on the NXT.

It's a ball, folks. It's a ball that you don't have to play. Speaking as someone who lives in the Pacific Northwest, where we have pretty dreary conditions in a large part of the year, I can say that yellow balls are MUCH easier to see on many days. There's science behind this. Science makes better balls. Science makes a better game.

Science doesn't have an ego. Let it go.

Paul S


Does any know if the Pro V1 will come in a yellow cover?

James B


I've never been a fan of colored golf balls. I guess they work for some but, not for me :-/

Greg F


Fan, I can agree to disagree. I understand the desire to keep the game as pure as possible, and I agree with that. I do not like all of the colored balls just to have color in a ball. I donate all of the balls I find to First Tee and my friends and playing partners know that. You would be suprised how many people give me new colored balls that they cannot see. However, no one has given me a High-Optic Yellow ball.

I played yesterday evening, and lost sight of my white Pro-v1 ball twice, in flat light conditions. Then I switched to a high-optic yellow ball and did not have any more issues. I just do not like having to play a ball that does not enhance my game. I was lucky to get a sleeve of the test balls last fall (Prov1?). I can tell you that if I could get that ball in a high-optic yellow, I would be one happy camper!    If anyone is reading, I would be more than happy to give feedback on those balls!!!!!   Getting older is no fun. Enjoy the fairways and greens!

 

Don O


Agreeing with Greg.  My biggest mistake was getting my wife pink balls last year when she decided to give up her widowhood and join me outside.  In dim light it is darn near impossible to find in deep rough (...and where else would a new golfer be??).

But no question on the utility of the optic yellow.  I have a box of ProV1x balls I save when I play with my foursome where everyone else is half my age.  By myself or with kids my own age, I use optic.  And we spend too much time looking for their white balls.

clayton t


you may think yellow balls may look unprofessional but i have seen them on the pga i think if a person loves the action of pro v1 or prov 1x and its his or her favorite ball they should not have to switch because their eye site going bad i do not need yellow right now myself but i tried dt solo optic yellow the ball was easyer to see however i love the pro v1 x better for me if i did need optic yellow i would hope titleist would make them for my favorite ball

titleist fan 1


Fair enough Don O maybe I was being a little harsh and I want to apologise if I offended anyone I didn't mean to do that and having both options would be that bad, everyone then gets thier choice 

titleist fan 1


titleist fan 1

Fair enough Don O maybe I was being a little harsh and I want to apologise if I offended anyone I didn't mean to do that and having both options would be that bad, everyone then gets thier choice 

I ment to say wouldn't be a bad idea.

SD_Golfer


I know a few people that like the yellow golf balls ... personally I can't follow them as well, probably because I'm used to looking for the white golf ball.  A couple of golf buddies have switched to another ball because yellow Pro V1's aren't (readily) available.  Not sure it is a big issue, but I know it would make a few people happy here :)

Tommy Boy


My brother is a Diabetic and as a result his eye sight is fading and he literally cannot watch his ball flight most of the time because the white ball blends in So he had started using the srxn Zstar ball so he could better find it when I am not there to help him. For people like this I would say that Yellow Prov's are a great idea

justin b


would love to see titleist come out with a yellow pro V 1 !!!!!!

Charles B


I use the Yellow Dt Solo's Im 15 Freshman when im a Senior In High School im going to be using the Pro v1's wish they made them yellow it would be awesome

john s


You have to realize they don't want you to find all your balls for a reason!!!! Make business sense??

Rich H


IM BEGGING YOU PLEASE MAKE A YELLOW PROV1! I will pay double

Andrew A


I hoping that that with enough of a demand Titleist will finally see the market for this.  If anything, it would be worth it to create some test balls like they did for the 2013 Pro V's and conduct the follow up survey.  If enough people respond in favor yellow version it might make it to market.

Here's hoping!

Monty m


Must be nice to be rich, and I don't mean your name.

Raphael N


My friend is just like you so he used a sharpie and colored it all over, was long but he said it was worth it

Fred C


Andrew A

I hoping that that with enough of a demand Titleist will finally see the market for this.  If anything, it would be worth it to create some test balls like they did for the 2013 Pro V's and conduct the follow up survey.  If enough people respond in favor yellow version it might make it to market.

Here's hoping!

Yo hit the nail on the head Andrew. If Titleist sees demand, they will offer it. I'm surprised they don't offer a pink ProV1.

Don O


I hate finding pink at dusk.  The hue becomes darker and is easily lost off of the short grass.  A while back there was a post here about dying golf balls I suppose that can be an option for a colorized ProV.

Barbara N


My favorite golf ball is the Titleist Pro V1X. Add my vote for a yellow one. I agree they are easier to track in flight, plus when I'm in a foursome, if I'm playing a yellow ball, I know instantly which ball in the fairway is mine.

Gerrit L


John C

Are there any plans to introduce thr ProV1 line in yellow?  I lost most of the vision in one eye, and now have a difficult time seeing the white ball in flight especially on overcast days.  My preference is Titleist but I do not like the Tour S.

Although I like the Prov Ix a bit / lot better, I play the  330-RX because of its optic yellow colour.

It's visibility is better and therefore my choise. If Titleist would decide to produce the Pro V1x in yellow, I would switch.

Gerrit L. 

don L


good for you. Don Love

Doublebuck


In your opinion they look "unprofessional". I don't play to crowds so frankly don't care about color other than I prefer Optic Yellow. Having said that I prefer Titleist Pro V1X as a ball. Recently I have mixed what I play, something I haven't done in 25 years. I"m old enough to have gone through the tennis ball debate on color- how did that resolve itself?

Todd T


Love the color option...... Use these for carpet putting, new Sharpie brush pens..

Don O


Besides using a Sharpie pen, there was a previous discusson message about dying golf balls, and a link to the dye company's site on how to dye golf balls.

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

Benjamin T


At a course I played once, the range balls were yellow prov1's. I'm not sure if they were normal though. They may have been practice balls. They were better than the normal range balls though.

Tom C


I agree with everything Andy S. wrote. Just bought a dozen srxn yellow just for the fall. I normally play Pro V1 and get in at least 80 rounds a year. I know what a great ball can do but I just can't follow them and find them in the fall months.

Mark H


I, like many of me's, would applaud Titleist for a yellow Pro V1.   So much easier to see .   Don't discount the baby boomers as they own more wealth than the "young-ins".  

Charles G. Conner


I can ONLY hope Titleist will realize there is a market for Yellow Pro V1's and Pro V1x's!

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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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titleist fan 1

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.

Don O


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.

Doublebuck


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?

Tom C


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

Josh G


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.

Tate S


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.

Tom C


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.
 
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john m


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. 

CrazyGolfNut


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.

Joseph R


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. 

Don O


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

Jeff S


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.

Jeff S


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?

Monty m


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.

Charles G. Conner


I was playing Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls, but last June I switched to the Titleist NXT Tour S in yellow and I haven't lost any distance on my shots. So for now, I guess I continue playing the TItleist NXT Tour S in yellow and save some money! 

David S


I would buy the ProV1 if it was offered in yellow or orange.  On some very bright days in early morning or late afternoon, there is so much glare that it is difficult to see a white ball even if it is 10 yards in front of you in the fairway.  I don't like losing a $4 ball or having to spend extra time looking for it just because it is only available in white.

Zaria T


What if Pro V1 was a special order ball?  And you could order it in yellow  

Charles G. Conner


If I could order Yellow Pro V1x golf balls, I would definately do so!!!

N Anthony S


I too would order the Pro V1 in yellow.  I purchased my Pro V's throught he loyalty program this past season.  I was planing on doing the same this season.  An option to order them in Yellow would be AWESOME!!

Davis L


Personally, I would most likely not use a yellow ball but I think it would look pretty cool on a new pro v!

Scott S


That is the biggest reason I play the Q-Star in Optic Yellow, I follow it so much easier than a white ball!

Dwayne N


I too am over 50 and I am a diabetic. And unfortunately the disease has affect my eye sight and while I prefer the feel and preformance of the ProV's I am forced to play the NXT tour S in yellow when playing solo so I cAn keep up with it. So Titleist Fan 1 why should I be penalized from playing a premium grade golf ball ? That's kind of selfish of you. So please Titleist give it a thought for us old guys with disabilities. 

Charles G. Conner


I fully agree with Dwayne that Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x enthusiast shouldn't be penalized from playing a premium golf ball. PLEASE make a yellow Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x! Thanks! 

walt d


PLEASE!!! ProV1 and ProV1x in Yellow!!!!

Don O


The problem is promoting a premium ball to all serious golfers. The competition that promotes products based on driver swing speeds only has optic covers in the lower speed lines (is optic still a gimmick?). Surely, Titleist has marketing data on how much business they would gain - and lose, if the best of breed had an optic cover. So the Catch-22 is, it is good enough for us but most likely would hurt the brand/franchise if it came in an optic cover. In one of these threads, one TT member actually stated he wouldn't use a white Pro-V if it came in yellow. ..Beats me, his ball would still be white and still the best ball. That's Titleist's dilemma.

Chuck Z


We Baby Boomers represent a large portion of the population and I do see a good number of low handicappers playing yellow golf balls in tournaments due to their lack of ability to follow the golf ball. They are going to premium balls in other brands. Supply and demand dictates which types of balls manufacturers produce. Obviously, the numbers are not there for them to run a special line of yellow Provs. I am sure that the Marketing Department has done research on this issue. These other brands are far behind Titleist in sales and R&D. Being a disabled veteran, I can identify with your concerns and it not something to take lightly. The individual who said he would not use a Prov if it came in yellow kinda shows his concern more about the one than about benefiting the many. I am a Titleist loyalist period and I will continue to play the number one ball and will choose the one that works for me.