What do you love about opening a new box of golf balls...

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager Titleist Communications

Here in the Northeast we've been blanketed by snow and the mercury hasn't risen above freezing temps for far too long... but golf is always on my mind and I'm optimistic that the big melt and Spring are just around the corner. 

So this got me thinking... what do I love about opening a new dozen?

Right now, the quick answer is that opening that first dozen of Pro V1x's for the year will signal the official start of my 2014 season.

But for as long as I can remember, there is just a special feeling I have when there is a brand new box of golf balls in my hands and they are ready to go. It always means that there are endless shots in front of me and the moment I crack open the lid, take out the first sleeve, pull a golf ball, put my mark on it and tee it up... nothing else really matters except for the shot immediately ahead.

To this day, there is just a quiet calm for a split second. It's hard to explain but it really is a cool moment.

Anyway, that's my story... what about everyone else?

What do you love about opening a new box of golf balls?

55 Replies

  1. memphisunited

    It's the feeling of a fresh start.  A new 18, hole or shot in front of you.  Those new golf balls don't have any scratches, nicks or scars.  It's the same feeling when you experience that new car smell.  It's your opportunity to drive something for the first time.  No one else has had the chance to beat it up or put miles on it.   I used to be worried about losing a new golf ball, but not anymore.  I figure it's my chance to stripe one down the middle.  I'm playing golf.  Life is good.  

  2. Steve H

    That's Awesome Mike....

    I had the opportunity to open the "New" box on Januaruy 5th of this year for my first tournament.  The cool part.... #66 (lowest tournament round ever) and Team Titleist on the side of each and every golf ball.  I looked at the ball on the first tee and a flood of memories of last year poured through my mind.  I remember the TT San Diego event that was in December and a host of other special occasions and tournaments.  Took a long look at the target, then the ball, and ripped it down the fairway.  As I approached my ball, I took a few seconds to look back at the blocks; smiled, and said to myself....."Here's to a Jubliant 2014".  And thus far.....it has been all that and much more....

    What do you love about opening a new box of golf balls?   ......"Game On"......

  3. Terry T

    Mike I just love being able to get out to the course and enjoying the scenery. Hoping that I have some low rounds for the new year. Also I hope that the new ball finds the short grass and is not lost on the first swing out of the gate.
  4. Chris S

    I think you nailed it Mike! I couldn't have said it any better. I love crackin open that new box and putting my mark on them. Plus getting that New Box smell! Aaaahhhh ;)

    Chris S

  5. Doug W

    Mike

    Opening a new box of golf balls is like a little present that you know will bring you more confidence while out on the course. It's like starting over! Getting a nice bright white new ball out of the sleeve, teeing it up on the first tee and letting it rip!

    Regards

    Doug Waldinger

  6. Dennis F

    The thrill of opening a new dozen of Pro v's after this awful winter here in the northeast, is a sign that spring will be here soon, I hope!
  7. Andrew A

    I couldn't agree more.  I love that moment as well.  I think it has to do with the relationship you have with your ball to the point were we custom mark them.  From the moment the box is opened, these are your custom tools to craft your game around.  Just a fresh pure white canvas!

  8. Curtis M

    Well I am with you at this point.   Right now it would just mean I finally get out to play and all this darn snow is gone!   But also opening up and knowing endless possibilities to this crazy game we love so much.   Holes in one, great drives, even the occasional water ball.  Ups and the downs, still love the game and Titleist makes it that much better. 

  9. Brian D

    MIke,

    I have a couple of things that I love when opening a new box of ProV's.  First there is the clean smell as you lift up the box cover.  That to me is a signal that the unpleasant New England winter season is finally gone.  This will certainly make sense to any native New Englander.  Then I open up each of the sleeves.  I guess I have this image in my mind that one of the twelve shinny new balls in the box will be my lucky one.  Just one of those twevle will have something special about it.  Whether its the "hole in one" ball, or the Albatros, or the "best round of my life ball".  I just think that each box is special and it will be holding the "golden ticket" if you will to my next hole in one or my new "career round".

    Nothing like a new box of ProV's to start off your season or round.  The only thing better than a ProV1 is a ProV1 with a special Team Titleist logo on it.

    Great question Mike, certainly made me think a little bit and actually got me excited to get out and play.  Now I just need the sun to stick around and melt down some of this snow.

    Thanks

    -Brian

  10. Mitchell C

    I love the shine and the feel of holding a new ball, the smell of a felt tip sharpie as I put my mark on it.  It's the thought of endless possibilities and a good round waiting to happen.   Much like you in the northeast, the Chicago area has been blanketed with snow and cold.  I've successfully managed to mark every ball that I have, and have putted for hours on end in my house.  I'm ready to get the season started, and cracking that box open on the first tee certainly signifies the passion for the game and getting things under way.

  11. Monty m

    Mike What I love is the fact that I am able to open the box and swing the club.I'm not as old as some but I am well past the mid way of live and I sometimes think I am living on borrowed time. But as long as the GOOD LORD allows me to stand upright I will keep on swinging and hitting ProV's.




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    MIke,
    I have a couple of things that I love when opening a new box of ProV's.  First there is the clean smell as you lift up the box cover.  That to me is a signal that the unpleasant New England winter season is finally gone.  This will certainly make sense to any native New Englander.  Then I open up each of the sleeves.  I guess I have this image in my mind that one of the twelve shinny new balls in the box will be my lucky one.  Just one of those twevle will have something special about it.  Whether its the "hole in one" ball, or the Albatros, or the "best round of my life ball".  I just think that each box is special and it will be holding the "golden ticket" if you will to my next hole in one or my new "career round".
    Nothing like a new box of ProV's to start off your season or round.  The only thing better than a ProV1 is a ProV1 with a special Team Titleist logo on it.
    Great question Mike, certainly made me think a little bit and actually got me excited to get out and play.  Now I just need the sun to stick around and melt down some of this snow.
    Thanks
    -Brian
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  12. Monty m

    Sorry about the weather up there, We've had quite abit here in St Louis too. But today 3/7/2014 I was able to get to the club and play a few holes. Sure felt good.




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    Here in the Northeast we've been blanketed by snow and the mercury hasn't risen above freezing temps for far too long... but golf is always on my mind and I'm optimistic that the big melt and Spring are just around the corner. 
    So this got me thinking... what do I love about opening a new dozen?
    Right now, the quick answer is that opening that first dozen of Pro V1x's for the year will signal the official start of my 2014 season.
    But for as long as I can remember, there is just a special feeling I have when there is a brand new box of golf balls in my hands and they are ready to go. It always means that there are endless shots in front of me and the moment I crack open the lid, take out the first sleeve, pull a golf ball, put my mark on it and tee it up... nothing else really matters except for the shot immediately ahead.
    To this day, there is just a quiet calm for a split second. It's hard to explain but it really is a cool moment.
    Anyway, that's my story... what about everyone else?
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  13. Don O

    I'm still not convinced winter will ever end.  Can't tell by the 4 feet piles of snow along the driveway.  So the only thing white I enjoy touching is a new Titleist ball.  Taking some out to putt  in the living room is the dream of the dream.

    Looks like the first real sign of spring will be if/when the 2014 Pro-V loyalty program balls slide across the ice to my front door.

  14. Justinu3

    The purity of a ball straight from the box. There's a sheen and smell to it. Knowing it'll be on the tee soon and maybe the first birdie or sand save or monster drive it's just super fun to day dream for that little but about the memories on the course that you will have and possibly could this be the first ace for me... Could this ball be the one.
  15. Golf4evr

    I know what you mean! That crispy new ball feel and smell... But look it say,, picture this,, Spring on the horizon,,, early morning, first tee time,, You arrive on the first tee,, a nice clean fresh spring morning air... Light dew,, the sun rays peeking in thru the trees getting higher in the sky... the talk the banter , the suggestions,, all await that first feel of the new ball, rolling out of the box, gripped & aligned on the tee, the thought , the concentration and anticipation of that first tee ball ,, smacked down the fairway, stirring up the dew as it comes to rest.. THE GAME IS AFOOT!!! Could not be better,, But alas,,, On the eighteenth hole And one stroke behind, he stands on the tee. One thing on his mind. His eye on the ball His driver drawn back,, he gives that ball A resounding smack! What a mighty drive ! One of his best 40 yards from the Pin It lays down to rest. And with a nice little chip , the ball did fly... Five feet from the hole It dropped from the sky. His opponents were quiet, And spoke not a word. But alas he missed his Bird. And as his chin to his chest did sink "looks like I got to buy you boys the drinks."
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