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Japanese market ball usage


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#1 elwhippy

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

So do Srixon and Bridgestone own the market or do Kasco, PRGR, Mizuno etc make an impact? What share do Callaway, Titleist and TM have? Friend of mine does business in Japan and when he goes to the range he sees very little non Japan gear.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:05 PM

Soft feeling distance balls dominate the market.

XXIO
Titleist Prestige (2015-onward version)
Phyz
Newing
TM Gliore

And their lower priced counterparts


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:42 AM

View Postxxio, on 08 January 2018 - 11:05 PM, said:

Soft feeling distance balls dominate the market.

XXIO
Titleist Prestige (2015-onward version)
Phyz
Newing
TM Gliore

And their lower priced counterparts
I'm here in South Korea visiting my daughter and decided to stop in at a local golf shop to see what Volvik S3 and S4 were going for.  The S4s were next to XXIO Premium golf balls that were going for 110,000 won, about $100!  Holy shiza that's a lot to pay for a dozen balls.   BTW, the Volvik's where going for 55,000 won, about $50.  Decided to pass and continue to buy online.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:31 AM

Don't know what the exact numbers are, but from what I see/find on the course I would say xxio is right.  Mainly two piece softer distance balls.  The big three have a strong foothold  and a lot of proV1s are sold there as well.

It's just one site, but here's a link at the latest ball rankings for one retailer.  Left side is regular priced and the right side shows the sale rankings.

Mizuno is a marginal player in the ball market, but however make a very good ball.
9.0* Ping G30 w/ NS PRO Regio Formula MB 65x
14.5*   PRGR EGG HD w/ P9003x
17*   Ping G w/ Tour 90s
19*   Sonartec MD w/ Tour Issue Irod 100s
24*   Honma TW-U w/ Vizard IB 105 x
5-PW  Callaway Legacy Black (2011) w/ Modus3 125x
52/08  OnOff 2015 Kuro Forged Wedge Black Finish
58/12  OnOff 2015 Kuro Forged Wedge Black Finish
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:51 AM

Srixon
Bridgestone
Xxio
Titleist

Then the rest might get 1pct.
Xxio prob the top dog.

Soft. Long cheat balls!

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:05 PM

Odd that they crave exotic forgings and then use 2 piece ammo. Would love to visit Japan.

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