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It sounds to me like the Tour Speed is going to be the sister ball to the Tour Soft. I think they're looking to compete against the E12 Soft/Speed with this setup.

Let me guess, another wildly overpriced suryln ball by Titleist?

The EXP-01 ball is not the new AVX. The EXP-01 has a new urethane cover (thermoplastic) which is different from the Pro-V1, V1x and AVX cast thermoset urethane cover. The EXP-01 has fewer dimples (346

It'll be a mid price ball, meaning in the $30 to $34 range. The EXP mentioned above, which I got to demo last fall, I believe was the new AVX not this ball. But while i'm pretty sure of that, I'm not 100% certain. The Tour Speed should be in stores next week.

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Agreed. EXP-01 was produced in ball plant 2 which is where all of Acushnet's injection molded covered balls are produced (ionomer and TPU). Historically Acushnet had only produced cast thermoset urethane (ball plants 3 and 4) for their urethane ball offerings so the EXP-01 being TPU was definitely new for them.

As for this "Tour Speed" rumor, my guess is that it is another ionomer covered ball to compliment the existing Tour Soft if it is going to retail at a sub-$40 price point. I guess we will have to wait and see!

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Thanks both for the clarification on the EXP-1 and production of it. Like I said, I wasn't 100% sure, but was going off some information from someone who "should" know and my personal experience with it. Based on short game practice with it, it performed more in the level of an AVX.

So are you saying the EXP-01 is definitely the Tour Speed? If so, if they kept the characteristics the same from the one I tried last fall, then it's going to be a heck of a ball in that price point.

 

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That would certainly make sense by the name.

i dont see them going to the extensive testing that they did for EXP for a non premium ball.

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The one gap in Titleist’s ball line up is a ball to compete against the Q Star Tour and Tour Response balls with their urethane cover and lower price point.

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I’m willing to bet Titleist is losing plenty of sales to QST and Tour Response. Factor in DTC balls too and I’m sure there is some sales Titleist would like to take back. People say Titleist is a ball company first and foremost. If this is truly true, they need mid-range balls that stack up against their competitors. Having Titleist stamped on the ball isn’t enough anymore. Some golfers will never consider anything but the top tier Tour ball. Meanwhile there are far more golfers willing to pay the price of the QST and Tour Response. These lower priced urethane are the like Tour-light balls in that they have similar construction as a Tour ball albeit with less premium materials and lower compression. And it really is a gap Titleist needs to fill.

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Not what we see in our shop at. 90% of ball purchases are either ProV1 or whatever value ball we have, Pinnacle or Marathon 15 pack etc.

The mid tier balls whether they are Qstar, e6/12 SuperSoft, Project A you name it. They are all such a small percentage of ball sales, it is really insignificant as to which one sells more. Honest at that point it's brand loyalty.

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