Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

* * * * * 1 votes

Titleist's new "AVX" golf balls, with premium urethane covers


569 replies to this topic

#1 GolfWRX

GolfWRX

    Team GolfWRX

  • Marshals
  • 7,929 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 14
  • Joined: 04/01/2005

Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:23 AM

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 Hjosh7_

Hjosh7_

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 235 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 385180
  • Joined: 07/09/2015
  • Location:Southwest Virginia
  • Handicap:18
GolfWRX Likes : 108

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

I like the dimple design, at least in the picture. Does anyone know if this is a replacement for something or an addition to the current line?

Edit: I saw in the article on the main Golfwrx site that it is a test product.

Edited by Hjosh7_, 20 September 2017 - 01:11 PM.

WITB:

Posted Image Vapor Fly Pro 9.5°- Diamana S+

Posted Image RBZ Tour 14.5° - Matrix Ozik XCON 7
Posted Image RBZ Speed 19° - Kuro Kage Silver 70S

Posted Image G30 22° Hybrid - TFC 419H Stiff
Posted ImageVapor Pro Combo 5-PW - True Temper DG Pro S300

Cleveland RTX-3 Raw 50°/54°/60° V-MG - True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Posted Image Method Matter B2-01 - 35.25" -  SuperStroke Flatso 1.0

Posted Image Chrome Soft X Truvis
Lamkin Crossline Black Midsize Grips


2

#3 cdn

cdn

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 51 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 477046
  • Joined: 07/31/2017
  • Location:France
  • Handicap:0
GolfWRX Likes : 13

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:10 PM

Good to see them offering something different in their urethane line....looks like it's aimed more at the recreational player.

3

#4 hammy83

hammy83

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,232 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 136777
  • Joined: 08/17/2011
  • Location:Ontario
GolfWRX Likes : 1255

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

I cant wait to lose one of those!!

4

#5 SubaruWRX

SubaruWRX

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,945 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 40485
  • Joined: 10/06/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 2049

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:21 PM

View Posthammy83, on 20 September 2017 - 01:19 PM, said:

I cant wait to lose one of those!!
Agreed. I'll hit mine at least once. Hopefully they work better for the second owner.

“I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from porn is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot

5

#6 tsecor

tsecor

    Loading........

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,753 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 129704
  • Joined: 05/28/2011
GolfWRX Likes : 1183

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:21 PM

possibly replacing the NXT Line?

6

#7 PZero

PZero

    Legend

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,333 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 129810
  • Joined: 05/30/2011
  • Location:Ohio
  • Handicap:3
GolfWRX Likes : 7766

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:23 PM

So is it a 2 piece ball?
R11s 9° Whiteboad 63S
Titleist 913F 15°
TM R9 19°
Titleist 712 AP2 4-GW
Vokey TVD 56°, SM5 60°
Studio Select Newport

7

#8 mackepa

mackepa

    #TheWRX

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,976 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38775
  • Joined: 09/04/2007
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
GolfWRX Likes : 2433

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:24 PM

I’m guessing this is Titleist’s response to the new cheaper urethane balls on the market that are slowly nibbling away at their market share.

Edited by mackepa, 20 September 2017 - 01:24 PM.

#TheWRX 12/11/16


2018 WITB LINK. http://www.golfwrx.c...-in-first-post/

Rogue SZ 9* AD TP 8

Rogue SZ 15* AD IZ 8


X Forged UT 18* Recoil 110 —or— Honma 737TW 19* w/ ADDI 85

X Forged UT 24* KBS Prototype


X Forged 5-PW KBS Prototype

MD4 Raw 52s, 56s (55*), 60x (59*) KBS $-Taper



Toulon Austin Longneck Garage


8

#9 MidwestGolfBum

MidwestGolfBum

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,186 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 304799
  • Joined: 03/31/2014
  • Location:MSN/MKE/DSM
GolfWRX Likes : 673

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:29 PM

View Postmackepa, on 20 September 2017 - 01:24 PM, said:

I'm guessing this is Titleist's response to the new cheaper urethane balls on the market that are slowly nibbling away at their market share.

View PostPZero, on 20 September 2017 - 01:23 PM, said:

So is it a 2 piece ball?

From the front page article:

Quote

The new three-piece golf balls will hit the shelves of golf shops and retail stores for the same price as Titleist’s Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls on October 6 in only Florida, California and Arizona to evaluate the demand for such a product.

Titleist TS3 9.5* Mitsubishi Tensei White 70TX
Titleist 917F3 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X black
Titleist T-MB 2i Graphite Design AD-95X Utility/Driving iron
Titleist 714 MB 4-9 True Temper TI X100 or Cally RazrX MB 4-9 True Temper TI X100
Vokey SM5, 52.08, 56.10, 60.08 True Temper TI S400
Byron DH89 or Piretti Proto

The bag is always a work in progress.

9

#10 mvhoffman

mvhoffman

    Mikey

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,442 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 239415
  • Joined: 03/19/2013
  • Location:NEPA
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 394

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:32 PM

3 piece urethane ball for the same price as a Pro V...  that doesn't make any sense.  Mine as well just replace the dimple pattern on the ProV and call it the ProV17

Driver - Cobra King F7 dual weight @ 12.5D w Project X PXv Red shaft S/X
Fairway wood -  Cobra F6 4-5 Wood @ 18.5D w Grafalloy ProLaunch Blue AR shaft
Hybrid - Cobra F6 4-5 Hybrid @ 23.5D w White Matrix Ozik Program S shaft
Irons/Wedges - Cobra Amp Cell Silver 5 - LW w TT multi-step custom fit shafts
Putter - Bastain Milled Fusion Golf Prototype 5 of 5 w UST FF shaft
Ball - Top Flite Gamer - Truvis Pattern
Grips - Karma Tour Velvet Standard Ribbed
Putter Grip: Ping PP58 Midsize

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 TheBear95

TheBear95

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 396 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 196416
  • Joined: 08/04/2012
  • Location:Chicago
GolfWRX Likes : 243

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:33 PM

View Posttsecor, on 20 September 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

possibly replacing the NXT Line?

Even if successful, I don't think so. Going to be sold at the same price point as the ProV1 line. Titleist will still need a mid-market priced ball.

On the ball, the yellow looks great.

Edited by TheBear95, 20 September 2017 - 01:54 PM.

Ping G400 Max 10.5*
Ping G 14.5*
Ping G 19*, 22*
Mizuno MP 18 MMC/SC (4-PW)
Scratch FIT 52*, 58*
Bettinardi Kuchar 2 Armlock

11

#12 03trdblack

03trdblack

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 1,683 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 3549
  • Joined: 07/28/2005
  • Location:Wake Forest, NC
  • Handicap:1.4
GolfWRX Likes : 866

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:35 PM

Why would people buy this for the same price as the ProV1?

12

#13 TheBear95

TheBear95

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 396 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 196416
  • Joined: 08/04/2012
  • Location:Chicago
GolfWRX Likes : 243

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:35 PM

View Postmvhoffman, on 20 September 2017 - 01:32 PM, said:

3 piece urethane ball for the same price as a Pro V...  that doesn't make any sense.  Mine as well just replace the dimple pattern on the ProV and call it the ProV17

I agree. Also, the ProV1 has been getting softer and softer each generation. I don't think the difference in feel will be all that dramatic. The only plus is the yellow option.

Edited by TheBear95, 20 September 2017 - 01:37 PM.

Ping G400 Max 10.5*
Ping G 14.5*
Ping G 19*, 22*
Mizuno MP 18 MMC/SC (4-PW)
Scratch FIT 52*, 58*
Bettinardi Kuchar 2 Armlock

13

#14 mackepa

mackepa

    #TheWRX

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,976 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38775
  • Joined: 09/04/2007
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
GolfWRX Likes : 2433

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:42 PM

View Postmackepa, on 20 September 2017 - 01:24 PM, said:

I’m guessing this is Titleist’s response to the new cheaper urethane balls on the market that are slowly nibbling away at their market share.

I guess I could have read the article instead of just talking like an idiot.

#TheWRX 12/11/16


2018 WITB LINK. http://www.golfwrx.c...-in-first-post/

Rogue SZ 9* AD TP 8

Rogue SZ 15* AD IZ 8


X Forged UT 18* Recoil 110 —or— Honma 737TW 19* w/ ADDI 85

X Forged UT 24* KBS Prototype


X Forged 5-PW KBS Prototype

MD4 Raw 52s, 56s (55*), 60x (59*) KBS $-Taper



Toulon Austin Longneck Garage


14

#15 Nessism

Nessism

    To measure is to know...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,711 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 131490
  • Joined: 06/23/2011
  • Location:Torrance, CA
GolfWRX Likes : 8673

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:43 PM

Sounds like Titleist testing the waters for a "soft" ball offering.  Price should be below PV1 though.

Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & E8 hybrid
Ping G25 or Mizuno Hot Metal irons w/Recoil 95 F4's
Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"

15

#16 mvhoffman

mvhoffman

    Mikey

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,442 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 239415
  • Joined: 03/19/2013
  • Location:NEPA
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 394

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:44 PM

I agree. They really should take a page from Srixon and make a quality consistent high end ball, mid range, and low. There are too many different balls out there. There needs to be expensive, moderate, and cheap.
Driver - Cobra King F7 dual weight @ 12.5D w Project X PXv Red shaft S/X
Fairway wood -  Cobra F6 4-5 Wood @ 18.5D w Grafalloy ProLaunch Blue AR shaft
Hybrid - Cobra F6 4-5 Hybrid @ 23.5D w White Matrix Ozik Program S shaft
Irons/Wedges - Cobra Amp Cell Silver 5 - LW w TT multi-step custom fit shafts
Putter - Bastain Milled Fusion Golf Prototype 5 of 5 w UST FF shaft
Ball - Top Flite Gamer - Truvis Pattern
Grips - Karma Tour Velvet Standard Ribbed
Putter Grip: Ping PP58 Midsize

16

#17 Bucken77

Bucken77

    Poor Mans Ho

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,113 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 78551
  • Joined: 03/28/2009
  • Location:Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Ebay ID:bucken77
GolfWRX Likes : 131

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

That is an expensive Chromesoft! Where is the Truvis?
Titleist 913 D2/White Tie Stiff
Titleist 2-4H S+ Stiff
Titleist AP2 714 5-GW
Titleist SM4 52/58
Byron Morgan GSS DH-89
www.gamegolf.com/player/Chunkylover77

17

#18 BLLDWG23

BLLDWG23

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 443 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 394580
  • Joined: 09/03/2015
  • Location:GA
  • Handicap:7
GolfWRX Likes : 191

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:53 PM

I would love to get my hands on a few.

18

#19 SubaruWRX

SubaruWRX

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,945 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 40485
  • Joined: 10/06/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 2049

Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

View Postmvhoffman, on 20 September 2017 - 01:32 PM, said:

3 piece urethane ball for the same price as a Pro V...  that doesn't make any sense.  Mine as well just replace the dimple pattern on the ProV and call it the ProV17
Titleist with a swing and a miss!

That's like Ford pricing the Focus the same as a loaded Mustang...

Good for me. I'll save some money and I won't be losing any of these.
“I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from porn is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot

19

#20 callawayjay

callawayjay

    Goofiest Left Handed Swing Ever

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,540 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 107900
  • Joined: 05/13/2010
  • Location:Ft. Worth, TX
  • Handicap:5.9
  • Ebay ID:callawayjay
GolfWRX Likes : 759

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:00 PM

How do you get marketshare back when you're offering another ball at your highest price? Desperation doesn't look good on you, Titleist


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 JPW75

JPW75

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 236 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 472074
  • Joined: 06/20/2017
  • Location:Albuquerque, NM
GolfWRX Likes : 65

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

Another $4 ball I will never use.

21

#22 gdeep

gdeep

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 149 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 30798
  • Joined: 06/05/2007
  • Location:Halifax, N.S., Canada
GolfWRX Likes : 19

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

Don't know how big a market share they have but is this an attempt to compete with the Bridgestone RX, a premium-priced ball for slower swing speeds?

22

#23 evoviiiyou

evoviiiyou

    evoviiiyou

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,694 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 22585
  • Joined: 12/08/2006
  • Location:Chandler AZ
GolfWRX Likes : 723

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:06 PM

Looks like the Project A TM ball and Srixon Q star eurethane balls from a performance stand point.  Which are both lower list price than their Tour based offerings.

Probably should have looked at this ball as topping their amateur sales due to the low compression and priced it inline with the Kirkland ball to hit them with at least a punch. At the ProV1 price seems a little like pushing a boulder up hill to me from a sales volume stand point.  It is nice to see Titleist to expand the premium range though. I will compare when available to my current Nike RZN Tour Platinum balls for sure.

Edited by evoviiiyou, 20 September 2017 - 02:08 PM.

TaylorMade M4 10.5*, Aldila RIP Beta 60S 44.75" 10gram weight, WINN DryTac Mid, D4
TaylorMade R11 TP 4-17*, Aldila RIP Beta TP 70S 42.25", WINN DryTac Mid, D4
Mizuno JPX FliHi 19* Hybrid, Nippon Modus Tour 130S, Golf Pride TW WHT, D3
Mizuno JPX919 Forged 4-9 Irons, PX LZ 6.0 SS1X, Golf Pride TW BLU, D2
Mizuno JPX919 Tour PW, PX LZ 6.0 SS1X, Golf Pride TW BLU, D3
Mizuno S18 Blue Ion 50/7 & 56/6, Nippon Modus Tour 120S, Golf Pride TW BLU, D4
TaylorMade Ghost Spider CS Continental Golf BLK/BLK treatment, 30.25", SS Flatso 1.0 CounterCore 50gr WHT/BLK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nike RZN Tour Platinum (stock piled for 5 yrs worth)
​Mizuno Pro 4-Way Stand Bag, Tour BLU/WHT

23

#24 dciccoritti

dciccoritti

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,402 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 173476
  • Joined: 04/06/2012
  • Location:Toronto, Canada
GolfWRX Likes : 1757

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:10 PM

View Postcallawayjay, on 20 September 2017 - 02:00 PM, said:

How do you get marketshare back when you're offering another ball at your highest price? Desperation doesn't look good on you, Titleist

Desparate is when you undercut. Cocky is when you overprice.

Looks like this is the YELLOW and SOFTER ProV1 many have been asking for. You want it? Pay!! No desperation to be found around these parts.
Irons:
716 MB 5-PW
718 MB 5-PW

Wedges:
RTX 4 - 52 mid | 56 full | 60 xlow | 64 low
Milled Grind - 52.09 | 56.12 | HI-TOE 60

Putters:
TR 1966 Anser 2

Golf Balls:
ProV1x
Tour B XS

24

#25 HackinNut

HackinNut

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 250438
  • Joined: 05/13/2013
GolfWRX Likes : 23

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

Why at that price point?  It will never sell.  I guess that's why they are only in 3 markets to start.

No wonder their sales are in the toilet.


25

#26 Bye

Bye

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,275 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 295315
  • Joined: 02/05/2014
  • Location:England
  • Handicap:1.2
GolfWRX Likes : 659

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

View Postevoviiiyou, on 20 September 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

Looks like the Project A TM ball and Srixon Q star eurethane balls from a performance stand point.  Which are both lower list price than their Tour based offerings.

Probably should have looked at this ball as topping their amateur sales due to the low compression and priced it inline with the Kirkland ball to hit them with at least a punch. At the ProV1 price seems a little like pushing a boulder up hill to me from a sales volume stand point.  It is nice to see Titleist to expand the premium range though. I will compare when available to my current Nike RZN Tour Platinum balls for sure.

It looks more like the old Callaway Hex to me.
Taylormade 2017 M1 10.5 - Aldila Rogue Silver 70X - 44.5 inches
Callaway Rogue 3 Wood - Aldila Rogue Silver 70X
Titleist 716CB 3-9 - X100
Vokey 46.08, 50.08 - X100
Vokey 56S, 60M - S300
Scotty Cameron Select Fastback
Titleist Pro V1

26

#27 tbowles411

tbowles411

    So this just happened! We can barely believe it!

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 24,380 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 5624
  • Joined: 08/30/2005
  • Location:Northern Virginia (One day I hope to be a Texan!)
  • Handicap:Golf
GolfWRX Likes : 6359

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:43 PM

View Postmvhoffman, on 20 September 2017 - 01:32 PM, said:

3 piece urethane ball for the same price as a Pro V...  that doesn't make any sense.  Mine as well just replace the dimple pattern on the ProV and call it the ProV17
It doesn't make sense because final pricing hasn't been set yet for nationwide release.  It could very well change depending on the feedback they get.  Then again, it might not.  Got my info from our Titleist rep.

Edited by tbowles411, 20 September 2017 - 02:47 PM.

PING G Driver
PING G Fairway 3 Wood
PING G Hybrids (3, 4)
PING G Irons (5-UW)
PING Glide 2.0 (54SS, 58WS)
PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E
Ball: Titelist AVX

27

#28 From_Parts_Unknown

From_Parts_Unknown

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,720 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 123904
  • Joined: 03/07/2011
GolfWRX Likes : 1176

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:50 PM

I feel like I've heard about these somewhere before...

28

#29 Lacey Underall

Lacey Underall

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,172 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 217605
  • Joined: 12/25/2012
  • Location:Atlanta, GA
  • Ebay ID:dcw3672
GolfWRX Likes : 706

Posted 20 September 2017 - 02:53 PM

The pricing seems crazy to me as well.  But obviously many of us are way under-estimating the "premium" golf market.  $2000 for irons, $500 for drivers, $50 for a dozen balls, heck even $400 for just a shaft!  It seems that every OEM is joining the price game.  And if you look at the golf course market......luxury resort/destination golf seems to be the only thing doing well.  Some people out there with deep pockets.
2018 WITB
Driver:  Callaway Rogue Sub-Zero 10.5* - Aldila Rogue Max 75x
3 Wood:  Callaway Epic 15* - Aldila Rogue Max 85x
2-PW:   Callaway X-Prototype MBs - Project X 6.5 flighted
52* Wedge:   Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
58* Wedge:   Callaway MD2 Slate S Grind
Putter:   Odyssey Protype #6

29

#30 games

games

    Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,526 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 248161
  • Joined: 04/30/2013
  • Location:Wisconsin
GolfWRX Likes : 713

Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:00 PM

View PostFrom_Parts_Unknown, on 20 September 2017 - 02:50 PM, said:

I feel like I've heard about these somewhere before...

Agreed. Methinks this is the latest round of locker room towel snapping and nipple tweaking between Titleist and Costco.

They who are enamoured of practice
without knowledge are like the mariner
going to sea without a rudder or compass
and who navigates without a course.

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors