Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:16 AM
kjbowen, on 22 August 2012 - 08:50 AM, said:
NRJyzr, on 22 August 2012 - 08:34 AM, said:
kjbowen, on 22 August 2012 - 07:53 AM, said:
The best ball for pros is the ProV1 line. There is zero argument there.
There's plenty of argument there.
It only dominates usage for the same reason TM dominates driver usage.
Not even close ..
Non titleist players play th proV. just like Luke Donald plays RBZ woods. Tons of players on another staff play the proV
Tour players are generally not on staff with Titleist for a full bag endorsement.
Fortune Brands (or maybe Fila now <shrug>) sign Tour players to ball/shoe/glove contracts. These players receive a not-insignificant amount of money to play Titleist balls, wear Footjoy shoes, and use their gloves.
Just as they pay players to use Cameron putters. Just as TaylorMade pays players to use their drivers. All regardless of which brand is on the bag.
Years ago, TMAG was going to try taking some of the Titleist market share, by offering a similar deal. In response, Titleist shored up their ball/shoe/glove budget by cutting several pros they had on staff for "standard" endorsement deals, like Webb, Irwin, etc. TMAG took their money to the driver count, instead of going the escalation route in the ball arena.
With the PGA Tour, it's always about the money. Eventually, they all chase it (Ryan Moore anyone?).
Edited by NRJyzr, 22 August 2012 - 09:22 AM.
The Ever Changing Bag!
Driver: King LTD, HZRDUS 75 6.5 at 44½" --or-- R9 SuperDeep, Motore F1 85 X at 43½"
3w: TEE E8 Beta 12°, Rogue Silver 70 X at 43"
2h Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S or DGS400 tipped slightly
3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
1-PW Golden Ram Vibration Matched, DGS400 (toggle 1i and 2h above)
SW: Ram Tom Watson 55°, DGX ss2x
LW: Maltby Design 60°, DGS300 tipped 1"
SW: Ram Troon Grind 58°, Dynamic S (with 1-PW set, replacing SW/LW above)
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Vice Pro Neon
Shoes by New Balance
Pure Pro grips, various colors