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