1960's golf balls

Don C

When I started golf in the 1960's, Titleist sold 3 different balls in the pro shop.The least expensive ( 50 cents) was the Club Special. The most expensive was the Titleist at $1.25. Does anyone remember the midrange $.75 ball's name? This had been bothering me for some time.

7 Replies

  1. Dennis M

    For some reason I recall 3 Titleist levels, red name and number were low compression, black name with red number was the ball 90% of us played and the black and black was the high compression ball for pros and real good amateurs.

    I was going through some boxes of old golf stuff a few months ago, stuff like my old scorecard collection and some pictures, and I came across an old Club Special in perfect condition. The cover had yellowed some and letting it bounce off my tile floor, it was dead, but I keep it on my desk for fun now. Whoever heard of a brand new Club Special these days and times?

    There was a ball at the time that just said Acushnet and had a number on it. Could that be what you are thinking of?

  2. Lou G

    Don C

    When I started golf in the 1960's, Titleist sold 3 different balls in the pro shop.The least expensive ( 50 cents) was the Club Special. The most expensive was the Titleist at $1.25. Does anyone remember the midrange $.75 ball's name? This had been bothering me for some time.

    I remember the red-red were 80 compression balls, the black-red were 90 and the black-black were 100. I also remember that they used to cut pretty easy. Along with blade irons, another reason to have good ball striking.
  3. Michael P

    I worked in the Pro Shop at our country club as an asst. professional at the time. I remember ordering and selling this popular ball on a regular basis. The mid priced ball was the Acushnet Pinnicle. It was a great ball for players who shot in the high 80's and 90's. I believe the name was used again by Acushnet for a better ball that many of my fellow golfers used.

  4. walter h

    I just purchased 2 sleeves of unopened 1960ish Acushnet Titleist black golf balls with red numbers on them. They are in near mint condition with the original box. I told the lady at the thrift store to hang on to them but she refused to. So, for $10, yes I said $10 I'm pretty sure that  I gotta great deal.

  5. Jim L

    I have two dozen of the club special balls still in the box. Anyone know the value buy chance? All Black letters and numbers.

  6. Joe J

    The golf ball you are talking about had six (6) X's on it...I believe this was a Titleist reject. Back in 1966 (when I started playing golf) this is what most of us beginners used...Titleist and no other manufacturer put X-OUT on the balls as they do today...

  7. DBollea

    The mid-priced ball in the 60's was the "Finalist".

Add Your Voice

Please login to post a comment.

Sign In

Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?

Sign Up

Instagram

Twitter