sneaky_pete, on 09 October 2018 - 04:38 AM, said:
heatedwire, on 06 October 2018 - 07:53 PM, said:
Wondering how Snell balls are going to stay afloat in the Australian market. They have an Australian specific website however are selling for $48AUD per dozen.
Given people can get Pro V's for $40-$50 per dozen, I just can't see people wanting to go out of their way to try them.
(z-star, chrome soft and TP's all available in this $40-$50 range)
Calling bullsh#t on that one. I have never seen ProV's for $40 - $50 a dozen in Australia, $70 a dozen and you are doing very well indeed, normally closer to $80. Tell me where I can get them for that price.
You can get the others for around $50 a dozen but only on runout before the new model comes out.
I just got a Snell MTB trial pack from Snell Australia in the mail today so will be giving the MTB Black and Reds a go over the next few weeks. Gut feel says that the MTB Black will probably win me over with its softer feel but I am willing to give the red a good go. Currently using the Wilson Staff FG Tour, which I love and can get from a local(ish) pro shop for $45 a dozen when buying two or more.
Good to see Snell in Australia BTW!!!!!!!
You get them for that price through local classifieds with the many people selling their 'winning' lots of Pro V golf balls they don't want, or would prefer to cash in through. If you are happy to have 'new' balls that have been putted with on a practice green in retail stores, even cheaper. Fair enough that isn't through retail and might not be everyones cup of tea, but it's easy enough and can be posted to your doorstep.
Golf Clearance Warehouse have also had end of year sales for at least the last two years selling Pro V's for $50 per dozen.
Don't agree that the other brands are only before new models come out either. Golfbox, Golf Clearance Warehouse, Golfworld/Golfmart and many others have had current model Z-Star, Bridgestone and Chromesoft balls for between $45-$50 per dozen for as long as I can remember.
If you're buying golf balls either in-store retail or from golf courses and regularly pay $15-20 more than this per dozen I can see why Snell balls would seem an amazing deal, but these aren't places you would buy Snell from anyway so that doesn't really make sense.
I just don't see the point in selling Snell balls for the same price, or more than the well known brands that people are familiar with. Unless they are only trying to target the very niche market in Australia that may have read an online review and might think they actually outperform the balls being used on tour. I'm not saying it's possible for them to sell cheaper, I just don't see how they survive here with those prices.
Edited by heatedwire, 09 October 2018 - 05:20 PM.