Finish worn off AVX

ShadrachShadrach Members Posts: 161 ✭✭
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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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,112 ✭✭
    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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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,891 ✭✭
    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.
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  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,330 ✭✭
    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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  • HondabuffHondabuff Members Posts: 1,482 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2018 #5
    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.
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  • TsarBombaTsarBomba Members Posts: 698
    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??
  • ShadrachShadrach Members Posts: 161 ✭✭
    slide13 wrote:


    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.

    TsarBomba wrote:


    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.
  • HondabuffHondabuff Members Posts: 1,482 ✭✭
    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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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,972 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2018 #9
    Did you clean that with acetone? I kid I kid...My guess they will look at that then not reply. BB
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  • Hat TrickHat Trick Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
    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.
  • HondabuffHondabuff Members Posts: 1,482 ✭✭
    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 ****" Had to scrub the shoes with Simple Green to get them clean.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,112 ✭✭
    Hat Trick wrote:


    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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  • wybrhwybrh Members Posts: 302 ✭✭
    Looks like it was hit into a net, as others have said. Does the range at your course have netting?
  • emechlingemechling Members Posts: 325 ✭✭
    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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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,891 ✭✭
    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.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,112 ✭✭


    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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  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,975 ✭✭
    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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  • jdmorris1980jdmorris1980 Members Posts: 1,505 ClubWRX
    Did your bag get wet at all by any chance?
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,821 ✭✭
    What? You guys don't change balls every 3 holes?
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,891 ✭✭
    Is “change” a euphemism for “lose”?
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  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,821 ✭✭


    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.
  • jamiejamie Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,146 ✭✭


    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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  • StumpnavStumpnav Members Posts: 143 ✭✭
    Any chance you were using a black towel to clean your ball?
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  • maamoldmaamold Matt Aamold Members Posts: 178 ✭✭
    Were you using an SOS pad to clean the ball ?
  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 5,896 ✭✭
    4rheel wrote:
    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.
  • ShadrachShadrach Members Posts: 161 ✭✭
    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.
  • HondabuffHondabuff Members Posts: 1,482 ✭✭
    edited Jul 12, 2018 #28
    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!
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  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 394 ✭✭
    4rheel wrote:


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


    I change when the ball stops listening too me.....
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  • SushiyoshiSushiyoshi Members Posts: 1,180 ✭✭
    You must go through thousands a year
  • gatorMDgatorMD Hacker-in-Chief ClubWRX Posts: 4,564 ClubWRX
    Hondabuff wrote:


    Im not buying it. I have seen too many balls that were hit into my net that look exactly like that.




    i agree with this....

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