Is the Pro V1 in trouble?

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Danny ChooDanny Choo  144WRX Points: 30Members Posts: 144 Fairways
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Titliest is never shy about the number of players playing the Pro V1 and Pro V1X on tour. Titliest is getting stiff competition and other balls are side by side on the PGA tour with wins this year. Will Titliest lose their grip on the golf ball market due to manufacturers proving they are just as good or better? YTD below tour results with winners ball.



Safeway open- Kevin Tway Pro V1

Cimb classic- Mark leishmania Chrome soft

CJ cup-Brooks Koepka Pro V1

Wgc-hsbc championship- Xander Schauffele Chrome soft

Sanderson farms- Cameron Champ Srixon Z star

Shriners- Bryson Dechambeau Bridgestone BX

OHL classic- Matt Kuchar Bridgestone BX

RSM classic- Charles Howell III Pro V1

Hero world challenge- John Rahm TP5

Tournament of champions- Xander Schauffele Chrome soft

Sony Open- Matt Kuchar bridgestone BX

Career builder challenge- A. Long Pro V1

Farmers insurance- Justin Rose Tp5

Phoenix open- Ricky FowlerTP5

Attached pebble beach- Phil Mickelson chrome soft



Titliest-4

Callaway-4

Taylormade-3

Bridgestone-3

Srixon-1



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  • GHIN n JuiceGHIN n Juice Wingpointe GC...Never Forgotten  1817WRX Points: 250Members Posts: 1,817 Platinum Tees
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    They may lose some market share but they are still the number one ball played on all major tours, college tournaments, major amateur tournaments, and are arguably the most recognized name in golf balls. I think their status is secure.
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  • GSDriverGSDriver  795WRX Points: 156Handicap: 4Members Posts: 795 Golden Tee
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    I haven't played a ProV1 I haven't found in close to 10 years, maybe longer.



    Marketing only goes so far, still can't convince me that a ProV1 @ $4+ a ball, is that much, if any, better than those I get for $3 or less.



    I wonder how many PGA guys play Titleist cuz they're paid to do so? Those guys are good enough, and ball performance close enough across OEMs, that they could likely win with about any brand (except Volvik, as Bubba clearly demonstrated)
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    And, I'm sure that there were those who said that Sears was never going to go away.



    The only thing certain is the uncertainty of how things turn out, whether in business or sports.
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  • Albatross_seekerAlbatross_seeker Old F*rt  14WRX Points: 5Handicap: 6.8Members Posts: 14 Bunkers
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    I heard from inside Titleist, they are switching the characteristics so the ProV1 will be the primary choice, the Pro V will go and the AVX will stay. There is evidence that they are doing this.



    As for being the best ball?



    There are so many balls to play that are high quality. Pro V is #1 in US because Titleist sponsors so many fledgling pros at the beginning of their careers.



    That is also changing.



    Loyalties change and the ROW does not have the same allegiance to Titleist as Americans do. Look at the LPGA, very international, many balls in play,the men are becoming more that way, but Collegiate NCAA golf is just slowing it a bit, that's all.
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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle  2474WRX Points: 260Members Posts: 2,474 Platinum Tees
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    I wanna see the numbers.



    market share of v1/x went from 55% to 35%? I'm just speculating. Until then, it is what it is, just speculation.
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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1756WRX Points: 288Members Posts: 1,756 Platinum Tees
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    Must be the inferior talent they keep signing.
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  • GolfingDad44GolfingDad44  89WRX Points: 4Handicap: 2Members Posts: 89 Bunkers
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    If you keep trying to be innovative and a market leader, I don't see how or why the ProV1 wont be the top ball for years to come. Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't they the #1 ball before the ProV1 too?
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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA) 3345WRX Points: 418Handicap: 7.2ClubWRX Posts: 3,345 ClubWRX
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    I'm pretty sure it's because of the K-Sigs.
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  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn  2545WRX Points: 369Members Posts: 2,545 Titanium Tees
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    Other ball makers are stepping up their game,, and sometimes the result is comparable for less money.. Only so far you can go with it..
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  • GolfingDad44GolfingDad44  89WRX Points: 4Handicap: 2Members Posts: 89 Bunkers
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    Simple answer is who's going to release the next truly innovative ball? I like that Titliest offered the AVX ball. It's a sign that they aren't sitting back with the ProV1 and waiting for someone to overtake them.
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    I heard from inside Titleist, they are switching the characteristics so the ProV1 will be the primary choice, the Pro V will go and the AVX will stay. There is evidence that they are doing this.








    The ProV1x and AVX are on completely different ends of the spectrum from each other so I don't see this happening
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky  2518WRX Points: 871Members Posts: 2,518 Titanium Tees
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    As of October titleist had 45% market share down 1%, Callaway had 16% down 1% Tm and Bridgestone had 10% each up 1% each.



    It’s going to be awhile before anyone catches titleist market share. TM or Bridgestone probavky carch Callaway before anyone them really cut into titleist
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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner Mars 1111WRX Points: 169Handicap: 1Members Posts: 1,111 Platinum Tees
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    Danny Choo wrote:


    Titliest is never shy about the number of players playing the Pro V1 and Pro V1X on tour. Titliest is getting stiff competition and other balls are side by side on the PGA tour with wins this year. Will Titliest lose their grip on the golf ball market due to manufacturers proving they are just as good or better? YTD below tour results with winners ball.



    Safeway open- Kevin Tway Pro V1

    Cimb classic- Mark leishmania Chrome soft

    CJ cup-Brooks Koepka Pro V1

    Wgc-hsbc championship- Xander Schauffele Chrome soft

    Sanderson farms- Cameron Champ Srixon Z star

    Shriners- Bryson Dechambeau Bridgestone BX

    OHL classic- Matt Kuchar Bridgestone BX

    RSM classic- Charles Howell III Pro V1

    Hero world challenge- John Rahm TP5

    Tournament of champions- Xander Schauffele Chrome soft

    Sony Open- Matt Kuchar bridgestone BX

    Career builder challenge- A. Long Pro V1

    Farmers insurance- Justin Rose Tp5

    Phoenix open- Ricky FowlerTP5

    Attached pebble beach- Phil Mickelson chrome soft



    Titliest-4

    Callaway-4

    Taylormade-3

    Bridgestone-3

    Srixon-1


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  • larciellarciel I play for eagle  2474WRX Points: 260Members Posts: 2,474 Platinum Tees
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    GoGoErky wrote:


    As of October titleist had 45% market share down 1%, Callaway had 16% down 1% Tm and Bridgestone had 10% each up 1% each.



    It's going to be awhile before anyone catches titleist market share. TM or Bridgestone probavky carch Callaway before anyone them really cut into titleist




    Totally within margin of error. i.e. TItleist is doing fine.
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky  2518WRX Points: 871Members Posts: 2,518 Titanium Tees
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    larciel wrote:

    GoGoErky wrote:


    As of October titleist had 45% market share down 1%, Callaway had 16% down 1% Tm and Bridgestone had 10% each up 1% each.



    It's going to be awhile before anyone catches titleist market share. TM or Bridgestone probavky carch Callaway before anyone them really cut into titleist




    Totally within margin of error. i.e. TItleist is doing fine.




    Yep and with the yellow prov1 1x that should draw some golfers in
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  • glmglm  249WRX Points: 64Handicap: 5Members Posts: 249 Fairways
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    There's only so much you can do with a golf ball. All of the manufacturers should have that figured out by now don't you think.
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    glm wrote:


    There's only so much you can do with a golf ball. All of the manufacturers should have that figured out by now don't you think.




    There may only be so many things that can be done but there’s lots of ways to do them.
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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524  4615WRX Points: 437Handicap: 2.5ClubWRX Posts: 4,615 ClubWRX
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    If they keep paying the most players, I don't see how they can be in trouble.
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  • Josh L.Josh L.  402WRX Points: 127Members Posts: 402 Greens
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    Thats a pretty small sample size, why don't we wait and see how more of the season plays out before we jump to conclusions like Titleist being in trouble because out of 15 events they've only had their ball win 4 times.
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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational  1714WRX Points: 240Handicap: ?Members Posts: 1,714 Platinum Tees
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    Is ProV1 in trouble? Absolutely not. For every one ball you find out there to add to your shag bag, there is probably a ProV1 or ProV1X to match it elsewhere on the course. It's popular and will be for a long time. Ricky JUST switched this year. He is 30 years old and only has ever played that one other ball. That's saying something.
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  • Bushwood Country ClubBushwood Country Club Bushwood Country Club  903WRX Points: 117Handicap: 8.8Members Posts: 903 Golden Tee
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    I heard from inside Titleist, they are switching the characteristics so the ProV1 will be the primary choice, the Pro V will go and the AVX will stay. There is evidence that they are doing this.



    As for being the best ball?



    There are so many balls to play that are high quality. Pro V is #1 in US because Titleist sponsors so many fledgling pros at the beginning of their careers.



    That is also changing.



    Loyalties change and the ROW does not have the same allegiance to Titleist as Americans do. Look at the LPGA, very international, many balls in play,the men are becoming more that way, but Collegiate NCAA golf is just slowing it a bit, that's all.
    did you even read this before you posted it? What does “ Pro v will go away but Pro v1 will stay” even mean? You heard ‘from inside titleist” but you don’t even know what the correct name of the ball is? I think the short bus is waiting for you at the curb... please, don’t post pure speculative bs masquerading as fact...
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  • Big BenBig Ben  9301WRX Points: 483Handicap: 5Members Posts: 9,301 Titanium Tees
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    ProV1 will have dominant market share for sure but is it still the best ball? Lots of nice choices these days for peeps willing to test the waters. Now if your idea of buying balls is walking into the Club Pro shop and putting them on the tab ProV’s will get the nod. For me, I’m rolling 6dz Snell Reds @ $165 beans and saving my money for the bets!
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  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx. 1256WRX Points: 305Handicap: 10ClubWRX Posts: 1,256 ClubWRX
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    Mr. Grumpy wrote:


    Other ball makers are stepping up their game,, and sometimes the result is comparable for less money.. Only so far you can go with it..








    One word, SNELL
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    Anyone seen head-to-head Snell MTB Black vs ProV1 or MTB Red vs ProV1x? I'd put money on Snell.
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  • North TexasNorth Texas  4541WRX Points: 906Members Posts: 4,541 Titanium Tees
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    I heard from inside Titleist, they are switching the characteristics so the ProV1 will be the primary choice, the Pro V will go and the AVX will stay. There is evidence that they are doing this.



    As for being the best ball?



    There are so many balls to play that are high quality. Pro V is #1 in US because Titleist sponsors so many fledgling pros at the beginning of their careers.



    That is also changing.



    Loyalties change and the ROW does not have the same allegiance to Titleist as Americans do. Look at the LPGA, very international, many balls in play,the men are becoming more that way, but Collegiate NCAA golf is just slowing it a bit, that's all.
    did you even read this before you posted it? What does “ Pro v will go away but Pro v1 will stay” even mean? You heard ‘from inside titleist” but you don’t even know what the correct name of the ball is? I think the short bus is waiting for you at the curb... please, don’t post pure speculative bs masquerading as fact...




    Got to admit, I was a little confused by what he said as well.
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  • North TexasNorth Texas  4541WRX Points: 906Members Posts: 4,541 Titanium Tees
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    BTW, the ball count at Pebble was 74% using Titleist. Just saying.
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    BTW, the ball count at Pebble was 74% using Titleist. Just saying.




    I believe at WM it was 72% and nearest competitor 12%
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  • GolfingDad44GolfingDad44  89WRX Points: 4Handicap: 2Members Posts: 89 Bunkers
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    GoGoErky wrote:



    BTW, the ball count at Pebble was 74% using Titleist. Just saying.




    I believe at WM it was 72% and nearest competitor 12%




    Interesting stats but the OP was only citing "wins" by brand as a point for the ProV1 to be potentially in troube. This is different from ball count on tour (which Titleist clearly dominates). I think the ball count on tour clearly shows there is no issue with the ProV1 tour usage. I'd be curious to see how the consumer market looks but I'd be willing to be the ProV1 still dominates and could be taking some market share back with the yellow ball next month.
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  • ChrisGio315ChrisGio315  455WRX Points: 63Handicap: 17Members Posts: 455 Greens
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    Ive tried a lot of different balls in my short time playing the game...For consistency of quality, I always feel confident gaming a Titleist ball. Also, for me, price doesnt play a factor. Balls are expensive so DONT LOSE THEM!
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  • North TexasNorth Texas  4541WRX Points: 906Members Posts: 4,541 Titanium Tees
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    GoGoErky wrote:



    BTW, the ball count at Pebble was 74% using Titleist. Just saying.




    I believe at WM it was 72% and nearest competitor 12%




    Interesting stats but the OP was only citing "wins" by brand as a point for the ProV1 to be potentially in troube. This is different from ball count on tour (which Titleist clearly dominates). I think the ball count on tour clearly shows there is no issue with the ProV1 tour usage. I'd be curious to see how the consumer market looks but I'd be willing to be the ProV1 still dominates and could be taking some market share back with the yellow ball next month.




    Another way to look at what the OP is saying, is that more players have used Titleist to win than any other ball at this point. Meaning 4 different players have used Titleist while only 3 different players have used Callaway and TaylorMade. That's about as meaningless as what the OP is trying to say.
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