If you’ve ever wondered just how a golf ball is made, now is your opportunity.
Titleist is opening up one of its ball plants for public tours and giving golf lovers a look at how Polybutadiene and Urethane and other products get mixed together to become a Pro V1.
The Titleist Golf Ball Experience is a sort of Disneyworld experience for golf nuts. The tour will include a look at the creation and quality control that goes into the making of each Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls.
The plant is located in New Bedford, Mass., where Titleist has made balls for 80 years, and tours begin on Nov. 20. To get on a tour, which last about 90 minutes, fans must sign up to become members of Team Titleist. Oh and no cell phones or cameras are permitted in the facility – top secret, you know.
Meanwhile, a new Titleist golf ball was tested in a number of markets recently with the possibility that it may get a full roll out next year. The Titleist AVX is essentially a softer version of the Pro V1 model. The name reportedly stands for Alternative to Pro V1 and Pro V1x although company officials wouldn’t actually confirm that.
The ball is a three-piece, urethane-covered model with a high speed and low compression core.
Titleist has made the new model available in shops in California, Florida and Arizona, hoping to solicit feedback from users before making a decision on whether to release it to the rest of the world. Look for a decision early in the new year.