Canadian Titleist ProV1/ProV1x buyers

MidnightexpressMidnightexpress Members Posts: 415
Anyone else feeling the pinch after seeing the retail price for the 2015 Titlei$t ProV1 offerings...mainly at GolfTown? 59.99 plus 14 % tax =around $68 bucks a dozen or about 5.66 a ball. I am a huge Titleist fan but I am not liking the price increase one bit. first year in many years of NEW only Prov1x balls in the bag might be in jeopardy.

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  • specimaniaspecimania Members Posts: 584 ✭✭
    It's so dumb of titleist. They just gave up market share because the price. I know few people willing to pay more than 50. Every guy I talked to at gt said the same. Not worth 65 or more...
  • beretta5spdberetta5spd free likes for everyone Members Posts: 312
    It's ok boys... Just quit losing balls!!!



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  • TheBear95TheBear95 Members Posts: 428 ✭✭
    What was the price of '13 version?



    Here in the US, the price for the new '15 ProV1 is still the same, $47.99.
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  • MidnightexpressMidnightexpress Members Posts: 415
    retail for the 2013 version is still set at 53.99 plus 14% tax. that should drop soon enough I would suspect. its not about losing them. I might lose a ball every 3 round on average. its just that I LIKE to (not need to) play with a new ball every round.. 75 rounds or so, we'll say 75 rounds. so going back to what I said.. at 5.66 per ball, at one ball per round at 75 rounds = $424.50 CDN. that's one third the price of my membership. food for thought.
  • BeelsBeels Members Posts: 29
    edited Feb 1, 2015 #6
    Exchange is going to kill us on everything with the US Dollar at 1.25 vs the Loonie. Prices of everything will be going up.
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  • dlnljldlnljl Members Posts: 159 ✭✭
    Beels wrote:


    Exchange is going to kill us on everything with the US Dollar at 1.25 vs the Loonie. Prices of everything will be going up.




    I agree that this is having an effect on price. But also Titleist has increased their prices. They have now priced them out of my bag.

    What is interesting is that the new Callaway Chrome Soft only is $2 more up here than in the US. But Titleist has gone up $5 Canadian with this model over last years, and the Canadian pricing is $12.00 a dozen more than in the US.
  • SebmourSebmour sebastiendamour.com Members Posts: 534 ✭✭
    I am happy that I purchased 2013 model at 45.99 at GT. The new model at 59.99 will stay at that price until the season I guess. I find that many companies don't care about the canadian market when it comes to pricing their product. 1st year with Pro V1x in the bag since I played Zstar XV for last 3 years.
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  • tander69tander69 Members Posts: 341
    edited Feb 1, 2015 #9
    The golf course I work at, the prices are the same as they were last year. They are also the same at the local golf shops.
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    I'm sorry but image/censored2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':censored2:' /> that bull image/censored2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':censored2:' /> !! I'll keep playing my $1 balls thank you very much.
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  • Hat TrickHat Trick Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
    The TM TPX is a great ball - hopefully that is cheaper up North. I left the V1X for it last year and have not lost out on distance, spin, feel or durability. Plus many are saying the 15 Pro Vs are 5-8 yards shorter with woods.
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,721 ✭✭
    I was @ GT when they were putting them on the shelf. Guy said that ProV users will pay the price. Personally, I prefer the Chrome Soft $40/dz.
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  • noGIRsnoGIRs Members Posts: 354
    Happy I never got on the titliest train. Tried them a bit but I prefer the Bridgestone e series (mainly e6, but I play e5's sometimes).



    I'm also lucky; living in Alberta so tax is only 5%...
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  • johnstitchjohnstitch Members Posts: 1,202 ✭✭
    As a Brit I laughed (and sighed) when Golf Digest proudly quoted the 2015 model balls will stay at $48 US. Whatever. UK price is over $60 US and retailers are being told to keep their stocks of 2013 ammo as high as poss. Our local store has dropped the 2013s by a huge $3 a dozen. Will stick to my 2013 stock of Pink numbered balls that I picked up cheap....
  • Bluefan75Bluefan75 Members Posts: 3,873 ✭✭
    I can't recall if it was a function of the 62 cent dollar, as I believe it was before it reached the lowest point, but I recall ProV1s going to for $72 a dozen. Within a year or so of their introduction.



    They still flew off the shelves for a while, then the pricing got better.



    Hopefully this doesn't mean the tournament I've played in the last few years doesn't stop giving us ProVs as a welcome gift.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,857 ✭✭
    The adidas store in toronto sometimes sells the TPX and TP balls for $25/doz. Great deal



    Played them head to head vs ProV a little last year and they are pretty much the same IMO



    The prices had to go up with the dollar tanking
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  • RMGC_NVRMGC_NV Members Posts: 306 ✭✭
    Just going to wait for the yearly 4 dozen for the price of 3 offer from Titleist before buying.
  • gprointraininggprointraining Your Local Lowe's Paint Desk Golfer Members Posts: 886
    Little known fact, the 2015 version of the Prov1 / Prov1x was initially presold to vendors at a $53.99 price point in the US. They got such huge backlash that they relented and put the price back down to the same 47.99 that they had used for the previous version.
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  • deetsaldeetsal deetsal Members Posts: 1,380 ✭✭


    Anyone else feeling the pinch after seeing the retail price for the 2015 Titlei$t ProV1 offerings...mainly at GolfTown? 59.99 plus 14 % tax =around $68 bucks a dozen or about 5.66 a ball. I am a huge Titleist fan but I am not liking the price increase one bit. first year in many years of NEW only Prov1x balls in the bag might be in jeopardy.
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  • MidnightexpressMidnightexpress Members Posts: 415


    Little known fact, the 2015 version of the Prov1 / Prov1x was initially presold to vendors at a $53.99 price point in the US. They got such huge backlash that they relented and put the price back down to the same 47.99 that they had used for the previous version.




    I am hoping this will be the case up here in Canada.. same thing for the 915's they went up 50 bucks for the driver, 30 for the fairways and 20 for the hybrids. in this difficult time of equipment sales... specially in Canada, I cannot understand price increases.
  • gprointraininggprointraining Your Local Lowe's Paint Desk Golfer Members Posts: 886



    Little known fact, the 2015 version of the Prov1 / Prov1x was initially presold to vendors at a $53.99 price point in the US. They got such huge backlash that they relented and put the price back down to the same 47.99 that they had used for the previous version.




    I am hoping this will be the case up here in Canada.. same thing for the 915's they went up 50 bucks for the driver, 30 for the fairways and 20 for the hybrids. in this difficult time of equipment sales... specially in Canada, I cannot understand price increases.


    Titleist has always had that "F You, we are Titleist, and we demand a PREMIUM PRICE for our product! air about them in the US since I have been in the business. I doubt they drop any prices.
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  • tobybeartobybear Members, Media Staffer Posts: 1,474 ✭✭
    HUGE PREFACE HERE: I think Titleist makes great product, but I would like to explain why and how they have the perception that they do...



    I think that Titleist now more than ever is really promoting the quality make the difference thing with this years version of the ProV1... as per the commercials and ads.



    As someone who is in the industry, Titleist really is the gold standard of golf balls. NOT because its the best, but because its what people are used to, ( and that their quality control is very very good, lets not forget that, or tour validation, or performance) .. I know people who will play ONLY Titleist golf balls, and I call these people crazy. But also as someone who has seen how it works, Titleist makes their money off of regular joes who WANT to play Titleist. Its all about the brand pyramid and it starts with the HUGE promotion and money invested on tour at the top of the pyramid, after that its NCAA + elite ams + club pros + and the really good players "around town" ( this is descending down the pyramid at this point ) Trust me, a LOT of those guys aren't just playing Titeist because it works so well. Its because they are getting great deals from reps or pros who are given budgets to promote the brand to the elite level....Plus they are all getting fitted for this stuff!!!



    I know a few player who to this day when asked why do you play Titlest? The answer is always " its because they have always been good to me, especially when I was in college getting free or discounted gear of when I played in am events and I would get a dozen balls, a hat, and some FJ's for free." Its all about the "seeding" and promotion... get them young and they will love you for life... This is why the new Srixon partnership with so many of the junior tours is so important now.. ( again not taking sides just giving examples )



    Think of it this way, Titleist is to golf balls and in a way club as NIKE is to shoes... Marketing, branding, and seeding is all about the BEST.. we are number one mentality which is why Titleist can command the prices they do because they know that people will pay for them. Here's a couple great examples from about 5 years ago when I worked in the height of big box golf retail:



    -Fathers Day and christmas, two of the biggest NON golfer shopping days for big box golf retail. Friends, Wives, Girl Friends, Kids, all buying balls for pops. And even though you offer an alternative to them at an equal quality and comparable brand ( ie Titleist, Bridgestone, Callaway ) they ALL knew that they HAD to get Titleist ProV's. Again not because they know it was the best, but because they didn't want to be perceived as buying an inferior gift for someone who was a "golfer"



    - Even golfers ( especially, hate to say it, mid handicaps who love to talk up their games ) would almost also also bring up the fact that "No its ok, i don't want those Srixons for half price, becuase ( and here it comes ) I'm a Titleist guy",



    -Its the same reason little kids ask their parents for NIKE shoes instead of RBK ( as always not even talking performance just perception and price ) its all about the brand.





    I've learned that everybody in this business makes great product, and when it comes to performance ( especially the golf ball ) its so much more about perception ( but lets not also remember feel ) which for example is why so many guys love Titleist is because of the sound and fell of the ball ( lets be honest its nice ) vs other like Bridgestone, or Callaway ( both feel great to me, I just had to use a brand for comparison)





    As for the original topic and us poor suckers here in Canada and the price of golf gear. It only seems way worse here at the moment because we are the ONE and ONLY country that is so close to the USA and shares similar economic standards of living but also have very different pricing which is obviously frustrating considering over 75% of the population can drive less than 3 hours and cross the border ( not an exact statistic)... good luck doing the in Australia, where EVERYTHING including golf equipment is CRAZY expensive compared to North American prices...Oh and yes to get out of Australia you have to either fly or take a boat!



    My recommendation is to buy a different ball.. I played SR3 last year and loved it. I also bought last years TM balls around $20 a dozen and cant say that my game went to shambles. In retro spec on this whole rant I'm not pro... Just a 2-3 Handicap guy that is lucky to play a few times a week so I dont notice much difference in all honestly, especially when it comes to the always bragged about distance off the tee. This year I think I'll end up being a Srixon guy because I think they make great stuff, but dont think I wont try all the new stuff..
  • Flames20Flames20 Members Posts: 373 ✭✭
    Just at Golftown earlier. Prov1/1x are 59.99 Srixon z-star/z-starxv are 34.99. I think titleist are good but no chance they are $25 more a dozen better than the srixon's. NO WAY! Crazy that people will pay this price, IMO
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  • knock it closeknock it close Members Posts: 7,945 ✭✭
    Just buy the personalization promo in April
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  • RMGC_NVRMGC_NV Members Posts: 306 ✭✭
    Flames20 wrote:


    Just at Golftown earlier. Prov1/1x are 59.99 Srixon z-star/z-starxv are 34.99. I think titleist are good but no chance they are $25 more a dozen better than the srixon's. NO WAY! Crazy that people will pay this price, IMO




    Pretty sure you are comparing the 2015 Titleist balls to the older 2013 Srixon balls. The new Srixon balls just came out and are retailing for $44.99 USD, so we should see them for $49.99.
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