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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

Regardless, I might buy a sleeve to try but my game is nowhere good enough to play a $3 ball. I'd be out some money after a round.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

Remember thes new release is never on sale, try almost $5.00 at MSRP a ball!
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:21 PM

Yeah maybe not then... That's a can of dip for every ball I lose.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

How much more can they improve the ProV line up. I don't think its possible ; however I picked up some Taylormade Tp Red w/ LDP balls for CHEAP at Walmart. It might be my new golf ball. Ball is ridiculous

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:13 PM

Gee! What a journalistic scoop. Let's see... Titleist makes bazillions of golf balls. EVERY year they have at least 2 prototype golf balls in play on the pro Tours in addition to all of their previously USGA approved balls. This includes those from prior years - like the '06 Prov-1x - which the Tour guys refused to switch away from. There's always room to push the envelope with plastics, resins, polymer rebound propertiess, aerodynamics, paint (yup, paint), etc., too. It's never ending. This is all a big fat non-story until something shows up at a pro shop for sale.

Am I really excited about a pic with the word "test" imprinted on a golf ball when it occurs 365 days a year? Yawn. Zzzzzzz...


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

View PostRoy D Mercer, on 20 August 2012 - 11:13 PM, said:

Gee! What a journalistic scoop. Let's see... Titleist makes bazillions of golf balls. EVERY year they have at least 2 prototype golf balls in play on the pro Tours in addition to all of their previously USGA approved balls. This includes those from prior years - like the '06 Prov-1x - which the Tour guys refused to switch away from. There's always room to push the envelope with plastics, resins, polymer rebound propertiess, aerodynamics, paint (yup, paint), etc., too. It's never ending. This is all a big fat non-story until something shows up at a pro shop for sale.

Am I really excited about a pic with the word "test" imprinted on a golf ball when it occurs 365 days a year? Yawn. Zzzzzzz...

Well, how big of a ball is it?
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:50 PM

$48 per dozen plus tax is nutz.  $50 for a dozen balls?  Pro V1x is my favorite ball but there's no way I'm paying that much for golf balls.  Ebay baby.  :D
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:42 AM

I cant wait to get another 20 yards

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:05 AM

View Postmosesgolf, on 20 August 2012 - 11:50 PM, said:

$48 per dozen plus tax is nutz.  $50 for a dozen balls?  Pro V1x is my favorite ball but there's no way I'm paying that much for golf balls.  Ebay baby.  :D

I don't know how anyone in the US can complain about the price of golf equipment. Taking into account exchange rates and consumer price indexes we pay so much more in Australsia than you guys!
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That's a lot of money spent on shipping and retail mark up.

It was even worse a few years ago when $1US=$2NZ. Now it's $1US=$1.20NZ. I remember seeing the price list for a Taylormade 510TP and it was $1100NZ! so in today's money that's $1400NZ, or back into US dollars $1135!!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:05 AM

View Postpga43, on 20 August 2012 - 04:00 PM, said:

Titleist has been field testing golf balls with their staff players since about Quail Hollow.

Below are a couple of photos but they are not ready to pass out any info on the ball or it's specs/playing characteristics.


Greg

For some reason Titleist does not have a ball with text <---- TEST ----> on USGA conforming ball list http://www.usga.org/...g_golf_ball.asp, so how can it be used in Tournaments?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:33 AM

 Mudguard, on 21 August 2012 - 01:05 AM, said:

 mosesgolf, on 20 August 2012 - 11:50 PM, said:

$48 per dozen plus tax is nutz.  $50 for a dozen balls?  Pro V1x is my favorite ball but there's no way I'm paying that much for golf balls.  Ebay baby.  :D

I don't know how anyone in the US can complain about the price of golf equipment. Taking into account exchange rates and consumer price indexes we pay so much more in Australsia than you guys!
Ping Anser wedge is $169 US, here $359NZ. Current exchange rate makes the US price, $208NZ
8 Anser irons $1499US, here $2872NZ. Exchange rate price $1849NZ
Anser driver $399US, here $799NZ. Exchange rate price $492NZ

That's a lot of money spent on shipping and retail mark up.

It was even worse a few years ago when $1US=$2NZ. Now it's $1US=$1.20NZ. I remember seeing the price list for a Taylormade 510TP and it was $1100NZ! so in today's money that's $1400NZ, or back into US dollars $1135!!

No wonder I get so many requests to ship whatever I sell on Ebay overseas. Many requests from Singapore and Australia.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:46 AM

 mosesgolf, on 21 August 2012 - 01:33 AM, said:

 Mudguard, on 21 August 2012 - 01:05 AM, said:

 mosesgolf, on 20 August 2012 - 11:50 PM, said:

$48 per dozen plus tax is nutz.  $50 for a dozen balls?  Pro V1x is my favorite ball but there's no way I'm paying that much for golf balls.  Ebay baby.  :D

I don't know how anyone in the US can complain about the price of golf equipment. Taking into account exchange rates and consumer price indexes we pay so much more in Australsia than you guys!
Ping Anser wedge is $169 US, here $359NZ. Current exchange rate makes the US price, $208NZ
8 Anser irons $1499US, here $2872NZ. Exchange rate price $1849NZ
Anser driver $399US, here $799NZ. Exchange rate price $492NZ

That's a lot of money spent on shipping and retail mark up.

It was even worse a few years ago when $1US=$2NZ. Now it's $1US=$1.20NZ. I remember seeing the price list for a Taylormade 510TP and it was $1100NZ! so in today's money that's $1400NZ, or back into US dollars $1135!!

No wonder I get so many requests to ship whatever I sell on Ebay overseas. Many requests from Singapore and Australia.


Singapore is virtually duty free but the retailers there charge a fortune.high cost of living (relatively) and image

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:57 AM

Can anyone tell me what the Taylormade 510TP retailed for when it was released in the States?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:00 AM

 Mudguard, on 21 August 2012 - 01:57 AM, said:

Can anyone tell me what the Taylormade 510TP retailed for when it was released in the States?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:29 AM

 QEight, on 21 August 2012 - 01:05 AM, said:

 pga43, on 20 August 2012 - 04:00 PM, said:

Titleist has been field testing golf balls with their staff players since about Quail Hollow.

Below are a couple of photos but they are not ready to pass out any info on the ball or it's specs/playing characteristics.


Greg




For some reason Titleist does not have a ball with text <---- TEST ----> on USGA conforming ball list http://www.usga.org/...g_golf_ball.asp, so how can it be used in Tournaments?


Testing is done during Practice rounds and Pro-Ams, not official tournament rounds

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:21 AM

 pga43, on 21 August 2012 - 06:29 AM, said:

Testing is done during Practice rounds and Pro-Ams, not official tournament rounds

I think the PGA is doing an investigation ensuring these scores using balls not on the list aren't being turned in for their handicap records... :-)
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:50 AM

 J13, on 20 August 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:

 pdaero, on 20 August 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

Woohoo! New ProV1X comes out. Fortunately I was on the test panel for the last ball, and I received a sleeve of balls just like this.

And...?  how was the ball?  Any different

I was on the text panel for the 2011 ball as well.  The biggest differneces IMO was that the 2011 ball didn't perform as well in the wind at the 2009 ball.  The cover was a bit softer on the 2011 ball and the dimple design was slightly different.

I have played bridgestone ever since this 2011 ball came out.  it was a far less superior ball and IMO one of the worst Titleist has made.  The 2009 ball was overall better and hopefully they are moving back to something like that.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:16 AM

Yellow PVs would be nice

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

 Sooner1, on 21 August 2012 - 08:50 AM, said:

 J13, on 20 August 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:

 pdaero, on 20 August 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

Woohoo! New ProV1X comes out. Fortunately I was on the test panel for the last ball, and I received a sleeve of balls just like this.

And...?  how was the ball?  Any different

I was on the text panel for the 2011 ball as well.  The biggest differneces IMO was that the 2011 ball didn't perform as well in the wind at the 2009 ball.  The cover was a bit softer on the 2011 ball and the dimple design was slightly different.

I have played bridgestone ever since this 2011 ball came out.  it was a far less superior ball and IMO one of the worst Titleist has made.  The 2009 ball was overall better and hopefully they are moving back to something like that.

I also was on the test panel and had similar results.  Wind performance with 2011 ball was terrible I am also currently playing bridgestone due to the current issues with the pro-v1x.  I hope they do it right this time!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

 Mudguard, on 21 August 2012 - 01:57 AM, said:

Can anyone tell me what the Taylormade 510TP retailed for when it was released in the States?

$599


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention.  Always pretty cool to see how the process works to bring new product to market.  I find it fairly interesting that Titleist is constantly trying to refine the best ball on the market.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:44 AM

Love my B330 series...but will be interested to see what this new ball has to offer!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:32 PM

I would play a yellow ProV1x.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

 benelliboy, on 20 August 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

 J13, on 20 August 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

I would love to see ball test done with driver, long irons, mid irons, and short irons at swing speeds of 90mph, 100mph, 110mph, and 120mph

Great idea.  Hopefully this is the way Golf Ball data will be displayed in the future..  Data like this would help golfers big time.

Respectfully, I disagree... during a round, at most, we swing a driver 14 or so times. The overwhelming number of shots we take playing golf are at MUCH slower speeds. I think golfers would be much better served overall, by worrying less about how a ball comes off the driver... and more about how it putts, chips, 3/4 shots, full iron shots, etc.  

Getting of the tee block well, is obviously really important, but so are the other 58'ish shots we take to reach par.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

I like the 2009 version better anyway.  Its softer.  Not like it makes any difference in my scores.  Its all marketing.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Promote we are shorter and cooler, and the ball is cheaper, i'm in! Orange would be cool!
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

This is why I'm glad there's a store around me that sells the '09 version Pro V1X.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:09 AM

Love the ProV's.  It is my ball of choice and like to stock up during their 4 for 3 spring promotion. I'm interested in what benefits the new one will have on my game.
Price is a huge issue, though.  With so many excellent alternatives, it's hard to justify Titleist's MSRP pricing.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

They're bringing back the Professional 90.  Let's get some spin up in this b****.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

The dimple design in the picture differs form a current Pro V1x.  Last years change was based around an more aerodynamic dimple design so I imagine this is just a greater improvement to this.


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