Found a "Test" ball?

One for the Titleist Staffers...

I was playing in my league last night and found a ball that had the word "TEST" on the ball right where the name of the ball would normally be priinted (ie. ProV1, NXT Tour, etc.), between the alignment arrows .  I'm wondering if this ball is one that would have been sent out to a TT member for testing.  The ball looks in good shape, that it hasn't been lost for a very long time.

Thanks.

Hi Dave,

We do send out balls on occasion for consumer testing, and these balls can have an assortment of side stamps; including the one you described. 

Looks like you got lucky and found one. Hope you like it.

Bubba

Bubba,

Thanks for the info.  Maybe I'll give it a go next week.  I don't normally play balls I find cuz I don't know how long they've been there and consequently don't know if the structural integrity of the ball is still intact, but I'll likely give her a ride at some point.

Thanks again...

Test Balls are not my preference for normal play...they are experimental balls and thus sometimes have varying characteristics that may or may not be to my advantage...regardless, congrats! Have Fun!!

The test balls play fine, Im not a perfectionist when it comes to playing found balls, if you clean them up and they look ok, I will hit em all day long!!

could i have my ball back?

actually received some test balls about 2 years ago. lost a couple in Nebraska. I think they were actually the "new" ProV1.

 

Dave W

I played the "Test" ball last night for 5 holes in my league and it played well... much like the NXT Tour ball that I normally play.  very nice characteristics that I'm used to feeling with the NXT.

Dave, if that was yours, you can hit a looooooooooooooooong way!

Dave W

could i have my ball back?

actually received some test balls about 2 years ago. lost a couple in Nebraska. I think they were actually the "new" ProV1.

 

Dave W

I THINK IT WAS MINE. ON SECOND THOUGHT ALL OF MINE WENT SWIMMING,,,LOL,LOL.

Just in case anyone was on the edge of their computer chair and following this thread waiting for the latest news of the found "Test" ball................ I lost it last night... it found a watery grave, as Ben Wright would have said.

Just found a 'test' golf ball from Titleist at my club here at Palm Aire in Sarasota, Fl. Looks like a pro-v but it only says test on it. I've played the pro-v for years and decided to play this found ball for a few holes as it was brand new. It was great. Noticeably longer off the driver and almost as soft off the putter. I want to know what it was. Does anyone know? Thanks, JimP