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


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#241 crazygolfnut

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

If it was priced in the $30 to $35 range I would try it.  But the way it is, I will continue to play other brands.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:16 PM

I chose the RX over the QST bc I have a soft putter insert and the RX is harder off the putter which helps with my lag putting. Is it fair to say the AVX would be soft like the QST off the putter?

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:45 PM

Odd that Acushnet are sticking to the maximum price point when Golf Monthly is reporting Titleist ball sales are dropping and the Chrome Soft now has 7% of the market.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

View Postelwhippy, on 13 October 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

Odd that Acushnet are sticking to the maximum price point when Golf Monthly is reporting Titleist ball sales are dropping and the Chrome Soft now has 7% of the market.

As opposed to if they made the AVX $10 cheaper, in which case you'd post:

Odd that Acushnet are lowering their prices when Golf Monthly is reporting Titleist ball sales are dropping and the Chrome Soft now has 7% of the market.

Am I right?
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

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At the shop I go to. The provs are 39 as well so there is no benefit at all. I just wanted to try these
Then the shop you go to doesn’t make any money. Also, Titleist won’t like them selling below MAP.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

View Postmackepa, on 13 October 2017 - 02:17 PM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 October 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

At the shop I go to. The provs are 39 as well so there is no benefit at all. I just wanted to try these
Then the shop you go to doesn’t make any money. Also, Titleist won’t like them selling below MAP.

It is the only good shop in town, they could sell them for whatever they wanted. I think my friends said they only make a couple dollars per box.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

View PostQuigleyDU, on 13 October 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Postmackepa, on 13 October 2017 - 02:17 PM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 October 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

At the shop I go to. The provs are 39 as well so there is no benefit at all. I just wanted to try these
Then the shop you go to doesn’t make any money. Also, Titleist won’t like them selling below MAP.

It is the only good shop in town, they could sell them for whatever they wanted. I think my friends said they only make a couple dollars per box.
Titleist has a strict policy on pricing thats why about five years ago PGA superstore had no Titleist or Foot Joy products to sell a store that just opened in Naples was discounting ProV 1 and got complaints Achushnet pulled them as a vendor
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

View Postcbbaron, on 13 October 2017 - 02:38 PM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 13 October 2017 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Postmackepa, on 13 October 2017 - 02:17 PM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 October 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

At the shop I go to. The provs are 39 as well so there is no benefit at all. I just wanted to try these
Then the shop you go to doesn’t make any money. Also, Titleist won’t like them selling below MAP.

It is the only good shop in town, they could sell them for whatever they wanted. I think my friends said they only make a couple dollars per box.
Titleist has a strict policy on pricing thats why about five years ago PGA superstore had no Titleist or Foot Joy products to sell a store that just opened in Naples was discounting ProV 1 and got complaints Achushnet pulled them as a vendor

Exactly. Titleist is pretty darn strict on enforcing MAP pricing. Without it huge retailers would crush the little guys because they can get away with selling dirt cheap because they make up for it in volume. The little guys wouldn’t have a prayer. A local shop selling a dozen of balls for a $3 net profit is not a sustainable business model.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:53 PM

Makes no difference to me. I prefer the callaway ball.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

I don't like ProVs as I think they are over priced and they are not as durable as other premium balls on the market.  I currently use Wilson Staff FG Tour as it suits my game, I like the feel and the performance of the ball across the board - good distance, I can stop them on a dime and greenside control is as good as anything out there.  I can get two dozen FG Tours for not much more $ than a dozen ProV's, and I can get 36 holes out of a ball before it starts to look ordinary.  After 18 holes a ProV looks like sh#t.  

I will take a look at the AVX, if they become available.  I don't mind playing a yellow ball but they would have to be priced on par or lower than Z Star yellows.  There are too many great balls out there.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:39 PM

View Postsneaky_pete, on 13 October 2017 - 06:32 PM, said:

I don't like ProVs as I think they are over priced and they are not as durable as other premium balls on the market.  I currently use Wilson Staff FG Tour as it suits my game, I like the feel and the performance of the ball across the board - good distance, I can stop them on a dime and greenside control is as good as anything out there.  I can get two dozen FG Tours for not much more $ than a dozen ProV's, and I can get 36 holes out of a ball before it starts to look ordinary.  After 18 holes a ProV looks like sh#t.  

I will take a look at the AVX, if they become available.  I don't mind playing a yellow ball but they would have to be priced on par or lower than Z Star yellows.  There are too many great balls out there.

Then you won't be needing to take a look. They aren't going to be priced lower than Z-stars, apparently. I don't think Titleist are bluffing on that...
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:40 PM

For the same price as ProVs, I think I'd just stick with ProVs lol

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:12 AM

Played 2 rounds with it today soft and spins.  I hit it further than both the v1 and X.  It's right between the 2 imo.  Great ball but it is pricey. Shot 76, 75.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:33 PM

Played my first round with the AVX yesterday. Good ball. Soft off the putter, long off the driver, spins off wedges and irons.  Not sure it's worth the price premium over NXT Tour S as the two seem pretty similar. I did notice it was flying significantly further than I expected on every shot, however I was striking the ball better than usual yesterday, so tough to tell if it was new or the ball.

Might have to go pick up a few dozen more for the heck of it.
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

Forgot to add that they seemed really durable as I hit a tree about as hard as you possibly could and there was no damage. An unfortunate incident with a cart path also yielded only a very minor mark.  

If anyone wants a free AVX in decent condition, there's one off the left edge of the fairway on 18 at Harding :)

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