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#1 Shadrach

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:29 AM

I've played this particular AVX for 5, maybe 6, 9-hole outings. It appears that the finish has worn off all the "high spots" on the ridges, while leaving the finish in the "valleys" of the dimples untouched. I will attempt to post these photos next at TT.

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#2 tbowles411

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:34 AM

I'm positive that Titleist will want to see that.  They'll probably give you replacements for your trouble.  Balls aren't indestructible, but it shouldn't do that.  I've never seen the finish wear off an original ball.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:35 AM

If Titleist were Callaway, they'd see that and market it as a new "colorway" for the ball!

But seriously, I think that ball's paint and/or clearcoat was obviously deficient.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:51 AM

I can only imagine keeping a single ball through 45 holes of play, haha.  This would never be an issue for me, sadly, but interesting to see.  Be curious to hear Titleists response.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:55 AM

I have about 20 balls in my shag bag "Titleists, Callaways and Bridgestones" that I hit into my Ruckket Net that look exactly like that. Everyone of them has the black marks around the dimples from the black net.

Edited by Hondabuff, 11 July 2018 - 08:59 AM.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:59 AM

Yes. I've seen this before where the target imprints color on the ball making it look worn...but was this ball only used on the course??

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:01 AM

View Postslide13, on 11 July 2018 - 08:51 AM, said:

I can only imagine keeping a single ball through 45 holes of play, haha.  This would never be an issue for me, sadly, but interesting to see.  Be curious to hear Titleists response.

I was hoping someone would notice ;-)

Being a relatively short but straight hitter has some advantages, I guess.

Have sent in a similar post at TT. We'll see whether it get's printed or not. Meanwhile, I've put the ball in a tray in the event they ask to have it back for inspection.

View PostTsarBomba, on 11 July 2018 - 08:59 AM, said:

Yes. I've seen this before where the target imprints color on the ball making it look worn...but was this ball only used on the course??

Yes.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:14 AM

Im not buying it. I have seen too many balls that were hit into my net that look exactly like that.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:15 AM

Did you clean that with acetone? I kid I kid...My guess they will look at that then not reply. BB

Edited by Big Ben, 11 July 2018 - 09:21 AM.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:26 AM

6 9-hole games in a simulator? :stink:

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:26 AM

I think the AVX does wear like that.  I've noticed after 18 -36 holes parts of the AVX have wear areas like the posted picture.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:46 AM

Maybe your course uses some crazy fertilizer or something. I had a brand new pair of FJ Pro SL's that were black after walking 2 holes at my local course last year. I looked down and was like "What the Hell" Had to scrub the shoes with Simple Green to get them clean.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:00 AM

View PostHat Trick, on 11 July 2018 - 09:26 AM, said:

I think the AVX does wear like that.  I've noticed after 18 -36 holes parts of the AVX have wear areas like the posted picture.
18-36 I get that.  Titleist will probably say, "Good luck."  But OP said 6-9.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:04 AM

Looks like it was hit into a net, as others have said.  Does the range at your course have netting?

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:51 AM

I had a good run with an AVX.  Over 5 rounds.  It didn't look at bad as the OP, but I did notice that it didn't wear as well as the PROV1.  

Performance of the ball was still good though!  I then think of how often a ball lasts 5 rounds.  But I would agree that it is one of the few shortfalls of the AVX.  Great ball!

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

I've played as much as (roughly) 45 holes with a yellow AVX and did not notice any particular wear on it. But there maybe an extra layer of paint on the yellow ones, for all I know.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:56 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 11 July 2018 - 10:52 AM, said:

I've played as much as (roughly) 45 holes with a yellow AVX and did not notice any particular wear on it. But there maybe an extra layer of paint on the yellow ones, for all I know.
Yup.  I'm blind too!  LOL
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:56 AM

I’ve played avx’s for 2 full-3 rounds and they certainly never got anywhere close to that. FWIW i can tear up covers with the best of them.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:58 AM

Did your bag get wet at all by any chance?

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:11 AM

What? You guys don't change balls every 3 holes?


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:13 AM

Is “change” a euphemism for “lose”?
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:16 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 11 July 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

Is "change" a euphemism for "lose"?

Hahaha ... just poking fun at guys like my buddy who swear ball performance diminishes after a few holes.  He's a scratch player and rarely loses balls.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:12 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 11 July 2018 - 10:52 AM, said:

I've played as much as (roughly) 45 holes with a yellow AVX and did not notice any particular wear on it. But there maybe an extra layer of paint on the yellow ones, for all I know.
I almost completed 4 rounds with the yellow AVX...I swear the yellow has to be more durable than the white?
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:37 PM

Any chance you were using a black towel to clean your ball?
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:22 AM

Were you using an SOS pad to clean the ball ?


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:31 AM

View Post4rheel, on 11 July 2018 - 11:11 AM, said:

What? You guys don't change balls every 3 holes?

The typical Golf WRXer changes the ball after every birdie, which works out to 2 balls per hole.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:20 AM

Minutes after my OP here yesterday, I sent the identical message to the Golf Ball section of TT's Equipment Forum. It has yet to be approved. Upon reflection, this is probably not shocking.

But, thinking that Titleist must be interested in learning about this particular ball, I sent again just now the same text, but in a private email to the customer relations address. I even offered to snail mail them the ball.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

Dear Titleist, I have played the exact same AVX ball for 54 holes straight and It seems to be worn. Maybe they can pro-rate the tread wear for you and send you a replacement ball!

Edited by Hondabuff, 12 July 2018 - 10:11 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

View Post4rheel, on 11 July 2018 - 11:11 AM, said:

What? You guys don't change balls every 3 holes?
I change when the ball stops listening too me.....

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:57 AM

You must go through thousands a year


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