Titleist Golf Balls, Clubs & Irons Review

TitleistThe mystery of a name…

What does it mean? Several have tried to discover it, some have made ridiculous jokes about it. I personally was not able to discover its origin — so if you have insight, perhaps you could inform me.

History

I can tell you, however, about its history. Titleist is actually a part of a larger company that started out as a joint venture named Peabody, Young, and Weeks. However, knowing that this was quite a mouthful, the partnership soon took its name after the town of Acushnet, MA. The company was originally in the business of making rubber — selling most of their wares to various tire industry businesses.

As early as 1930, one of the founders launched a golf division by deciding to make a better golf ball than anything the market had seen to that point. As a golfer himself, Young was frustrated when balls would not fly true and straight — and created a process and machine that was able to wind the ball core’s rubber string in a much more centered position, giving the ball a better “dead center” mass.

The Titleist ball continued to develop and innovate slightly until the big breakthrough in the 1980s of the balata ball. While this ball controlled better than any previous ball and had a great feel, they would split so often that they quickly became less popular, as it was simply too expensive to replace them so quickly.

Titleist responded by creating balls that had great control and feel, but with harder cores for increased durability and distance. This led to fantastic modern golf balls that are the most often Tour-chosen golf ball such as the ProV series. Balls like this gave the company the right to call it “the number one ball in golf.”

In the ’60s, the Acushnet company began looking for other opportunities to manufacture golf product other than just golf balls. They began to get into the club business as they acquired the John Reuter Jr., Inc company — maker of the Bullseye putter. In addition, in the ’80s, they also made huge leaps forward in the golf industry by acquiring FootJoy and acquiring Cobra in 1996.

Products

Because of the sheer size and scope of the Acushnet company (and the large portion of it still branded as Titleist), we see several types of products that are of some of the highest quality. In addition to golf balls, there are irons such as the Cavity back blades, putters such as the Scotty Cameron Kombi, and of course drivers such as the 910. In addition, you can find all kinds of apparel, hats, and accessories branded with that famous cursive logo.

Why not take a look at some of the other Titleist products below? You’ll never have to worry about someone snickering at this brand if it’s somewhere in your bag.

Read all of our Titleist reviews below:


Titleist 910 D3 Driver Review

Golf Digest 2011 Hotlist, 455cc Black Adjustable

Titleist 910 D3 Driver Review | Golf Digest 2011 Hotlist, 455cc Black Adjustable

US Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy swings this driver. That's a pretty good endorsement. You might remember Geoff, the thin Australian that who has also won three World Golf championships.

Everything about this driver screams playability. It is designed for elite players who want to work the ball, not ...





Titleist 990 Irons, Men’s Golf

Cavity Back w/ Steel Stiff Shaft

Titleist 990 Irons, Men’s Golf | Cavity Back w/ Steel Stiff Shaft

It's embarrassing. It really is.

It's embarrassing to try a set of irons on a range and not like them. It's embarrassing to swing the clubs and duck hook a few. It's embarrassing to complain about how you can hit other irons better, even Titleist irons like ...





Titleist ZM Forged Irons

Men’s Blade Club Set 3-PW w/ Steel Shaft

Titleist ZM Forged Irons | Men’s Blade Club Set 3-PW w/ Steel Shaft

I’m starting to really get ticked off at my Cobra Gravity Backs. I bring them to my local driving range and pro shop (where they often allow you to try out new or used sets of clubs in hopes you’ll buy something new).

I’m getting more and more ...





Titleist DTR Irons Review

Men’s & Ladies Golf Clubs Set for Long Distance

Titleist DTR Irons Review | Men’s & Ladies Golf Clubs Set for Long Distance

Drive. Threaten the ball in the air. Repeat.

While this accurately describes an acronym of my golf game, thankfully it is not what the DTR stands for in the Titleist DTR irons. So just what exactly does it stand for?

"Distance Through Research."

Nice, Titleist. I dig. ...





Scotty Cameron Studio Select Long Kombi Putter

Titlest Men’s Mallet, Milled & Offset

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Long Kombi Putter | Titlest Men’s Mallet, Milled & Offset

Wow. I don't use long putters, but this one is extremely nice. I am honestly going to put a 34" version of this guy on my Father's Day wish list. Very, very nice putter. I'm not sure why, but I dig the milled face on ...





Titleist Mesh Golf Hat, Flexible

Mens Flex Fit Baseball Cap, Black or White OSFA

Titleist Mesh Golf Hat, Flexible | Mens Flex Fit Baseball Cap, Black or White OSFA

I wonder why nobody has invented a better golf hat yet. You ever notice we all just look like baseball players going to a wedding? We have nice leather shoes and a button-up collared shirt tucked into our neatly ironed slacks with a fancy belt. But ...





Titleist AP1 Irons, Cavity Back

Mens Golf Clubs Set for High Handicap, Tungsten Weighted

Titleist AP1 Irons, Cavity Back | Mens Golf Clubs Set for High Handicap, Tungsten Weighted

Titleist built these AP1s for you "aspiring golfers." That's a euphemism for: "You stink!" (I'm not in marketing, so I don't have to use words like "aspiring.") Consider me like your doctor -- I'm giving it to you straight so you can hit the ball straight. ...





Titleist 910 D2 Golf Driver

Mens Adjustable Club w/ Alignment Aid

Titleist 910 D2 Golf Driver | Mens Adjustable Club w/ Alignment Aid

Titleist is getting on the adjustable club bandwagon. And it's about time. The trend towards longer, straighter drives consists of tweaking your driver to each individual golf swing. I give you the 910 D2.

Titleist and I were on the same page for a sometime. We purists felt that ...





Titleist 909 Hybrid Mens Golf Club, Stainless Steel

Diamana Blue Shaft w/ Lofts in 15, 17, 19, 21, 24

Titleist 909 Hybrid Mens Golf Club, Stainless Steel | Diamana Blue Shaft w/ Lofts in 15, 17, 19, 21, 24

This is a beautiful player's hybrid. Its stainless steel head is small and simple made with a Carpenter-steel insert. This insert is designed to increase ball speed. The center of gravity is offset and progressive to match the head size of each loft. The hybrid ...





Titleist Golf Hat, One Size Fits All

New York NY Yankees Baseball Cap

Titleist Golf Hat, One Size Fits All | New York NY Yankees Baseball Cap

"Hey, yuse guys. Tink da Yankees are gonna win da pennant? Jeets is gonna have another wicked yeah and A-Rod is da man… Ay - faggettabout it!"

It pains me to write this review on this sharp-looking Yankees baseball cap. The thing about the ...





Titleist Tour Golf Balls NXT for Distance and Spin Control

Titleist Tour Golf Balls NXT for Distance and Spin Control

I grabbed a sleeve of these NXT Tours last Sunday in the pro shop before my round. I believe the three balls cost me $8.99. I wanted to try them because I heard on television that it was basically the same ball as the Pro V1X ...





Titleist Golf Club Fairway Wood 909 F2, Stainless Steel

Large & Round for High Loft

Titleist Golf Club Fairway Wood 909 F2, Stainless Steel | Large & Round for High Loft

This is a Titleist fairway wood for mid to high handicappers. It's the kissing cousin of the 909 F3. Both of these clubs look beautiful at setup, but this F2 is much easier to swing.

The round profile and the huge face make this Titleist F2 a ...





Titleist Men’s Driver Golf Club, 909 D3

Titanium 440cc Low Spin Handicap

Titleist Men’s Driver Golf Club, 909 D3 | Titanium 440cc Low Spin Handicap

Ahh, I love a Titleist Driver. Let's just get this out there: I'm a Titleist guy. (No, I'm not paid by them -- but if they want to make me an offer, I'd oblige.) However, I've played more Titleist clubs than any other ...





Titleist Iron Forged Club Set 690

Cavity Back Blade w/ Steel Shaft

Titleist Iron Forged Club Set 690 | Cavity Back Blade w/ Steel Shaft

Take a look at these beautiful Titleist cavity back irons. This model is a few years old, but is still a great club. I played these clubs for years before I switched to the Titleist 735CM, which I currently play.

The 690s are a forgiving cavity back, ...





Titleist Scotty Cameron Blade Putter, Milled Stainless Steel

PGA Tour Golf Club Newport 1.5

Titleist Scotty Cameron Blade Putter, Milled Stainless Steel | PGA Tour Golf Club Newport 1.5

This is another beautiful Scotty Cameron Blade putter. You won't find a better feeling putter. It is very similar to the Newport, with the same putter head, only the neck is shorter and flared.

If you're not familiar with the Scotty Camerons, belly up to the bar and let ...





Titleist Iron Club Set, Chrome 735

Progressive Long Distance High Spin

Titleist Iron Club Set, Chrome 735 | Progressive Long Distance High Spin

Ahh, I love these irons. These are the irons that I am currently playing. (Well, not currently -- I'm writing a review, but on Saturday I will be playing them.)

I've played these for about 2 or 3 years. I can't say it was love at ...





Titleist Mens Driver, Comp 909 D

High Handicap Golf Clubs for Loft, Low Spin

Titleist Mens Driver, Comp 909 D | High Handicap Golf Clubs for Loft, Low Spin

This is Titleist's most forgiving driver. I usually think of Titleist as a player's brand. Their stuff seems to be geared more for the low handicappers. But this big ol' 909 D Comp is designed for you higher handicappers that are looking for a large ...





Titleist Iron Golf Club, Cavity Back AP-2

Project X Shafts Stiff

Titleist Iron Golf Club, Cavity Back AP-2 | Project X Shafts Stiff

You're looking at a player's iron by Titleist. Don't be fooled by the cavity back; this iron still demands a good level of skill. But if you are a mid to low handicapper, you are going to love it.

PGA Tour pro Ryan Palmer swings these irons, and ...





Titleist Fairway Wood Club w/ Alignment Aid 909 F3

Low Spin, Low Loft

Titleist Fairway Wood Club w/ Alignment Aid 909 F3 | Low Spin, Low Loft

If there is a better-looking head on a three wood, I haven't seen it yet. This 909 Fairway wood is very pleasing to look down at address with its compact club head, sleek clean lines, and a simple alignment aid. Please keep in mind though, that this ...





Titleist Studio Select Newport 2 Blade Putter by Scotty Cameron

Milled Stainless Steel

Titleist Studio Select Newport 2 Blade Putter by Scotty Cameron | Milled Stainless Steel

"Welcome to the penthouse suite; please come in and enjoy the view."

Most golfers already know, if you are looking at something that has the name "Scotty Cameron" on it, you better be ready to part with a good amount of cash. But what are you really paying for? ...





Men’s Titleist 909 D2 Driver

Titanium Adjustable Club Head | SureFit Swingweight Screw

Men’s Titleist 909 D2 Driver | Titanium Adjustable Club Head | SureFit Swingweight Screw

When I think of a Titleist driver, I usually think of a players club designed for workability. But this isn't the case with this 909 D2 Driver. This driver features a low and deep center of gravity designed for reduced spin, higher MOI, and long, straight drives.

The clubhead is ...





Titleist DT Carry Golf Balls

Mid to High Handicap | Surlyn Cover

Titleist DT Carry Golf Balls | Mid to High Handicap | Surlyn Cover

It's stocking stuffing time! (That's if you are reading this in December. I'm aware my blogs may live on long after I'm dead, so disregard if you are reading this in July, and please enjoy the BBQ and fireworks.) Of course you are going to get Dad ...





Titleist Tour Prestige Golf Balls

Liquid Core, Mid Handicap Slow Swing

Titleist Tour Prestige Golf Balls | Liquid Core, Mid Handicap Slow Swing

These Titleist Tour Prestige Golf Balls are "fair to midlin'," as my grandpappy used to say. I'm pretty sure that means average.

These balls are a few years old. This is a softer ball when compared with your typical distance balls like your Pinnacles and your Top Flites. It ...





Titleist PRO V1x Golf Balls

Low Spin, Long Distance

Titleist PRO V1x Golf Balls | Low Spin, Long Distance

I have a question for you: What' the most important thing in your golf bag? (I'm talking about before you put in your cell phone and car keys.) I'll give you a hint… You use it on every single shot.

That's right. It's your golf ball, ...





Bandit Golf Ball

Maximum Long Distance Heavy | Non Conforming

Bandit Golf Ball | Maximum Long Distance Heavy | Non Conforming

Remember that old '70s classic "Smokey and the Bandit?"

Sing it with me: "We got a long way to go and a short time to get there..." "Breaker one nine... Breaker one nine... This har is the Bandit… You see any smokeys up thar??"

I've reviewed many golf balls, but this one ...





Titleist NXT Golf Balls

Long Distance, Mid Handicap

Titleist NXT Golf Balls | Long Distance, Mid Handicap

Titleist has always led the golf ball industry. Thanks to Tiger, Nike has done a good job of chasing them, but Titleist still rules the roost.

I've played these Titleist NXT balls a lot. Let's take a look at them:

This is a solid core ball, with a Fusablend cover. It's ...





Men’s Titleist Wedge Club

Vokey Spin Milled Oil Can | High Spin Groove

Men’s Titleist Wedge Club | Vokey Spin Milled Oil Can | High Spin Groove

I try not to drool when reviewing a product, but this one has me toweling off my keyboard. This isn't just a golf club; it's a work of art.

Where do I start? The Titleist Vokey Spin Milled Oil Can Wedge could impart spin on a bowling ball. This ...





Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball Set

Dozen 12 Used Budget Golf Balls

Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball Set | Dozen 12 Used Budget Golf Balls

Don't let the name dupe you. Used golf balls are one thing; Titleist ProV1's are something else. These are great golf balls. Honestly. Good construction, great feel, wonderful to putt.

But I would keep looking. I'm attacking value here, and attacking it pretty hard. If ...





Titleist NXT Golf Ball Set

36 Used Cheap Budget Golf Balls

Titleist NXT Golf Ball Set | 36 Used Cheap Budget Golf Balls

I personally love to play Titleist NXT Tours. These, for me, have felt identical to the Pro V1's and I simply love the way they feel on the green. I know, I know, there are many out there in the world who could tell the difference, but this ...





Titleist PRO V1 Golf Ball

High Speed, Low Spin

Titleist PRO V1 Golf Ball | High Speed, Low Spin

Man, I love these Titleist PRO V1 golf balls. I have since the first time I played with them. If you play much at all and you have a high swing speed, then you probably feel the same way. You already know that the Pro V1 is awesome ...





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