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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.
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...