Difference Between Titleist Golf Balls and Other Brands

By Marc Jenkins

The difference between a golfer performing well and subpar can depend on a host of factors, such as how long they've been playing, how talented they are, what kind of club is being used and what type of ball is being used. There are several reasons why Titleist golf balls are perhaps the most raved-about golf balls.

Green-to-Tee Performance

The way a Titleist golf ball flies through the sky and rolls on the grass is aided by the material used to manufacture it. This gives Titleist balls the best possible opportunity to lower the scores of any golfer who uses them, which gives him a leg up on the competition. A Titleist ball reacts once it is hit and then touches the grass in a way that is unmatched by any other ball I have personally seen. Many experts agree.

Materials Used

Many golf ball manufacturers use similar materials to construct their different levels and brands of balls, however, Titleist uses the top of the line in each separate material to make their balls, which is why they are so superior. When most golf ball manufacturers make their top-level Tour balls, they use cast thermoset urethane or ionomer (both are polyurethanes). Titleist uses the best polyurethane in urethane elastomer, which will allow more distance and accuracy on the shots due to its soft yet durable texture. The core of a Titleist ball is also a higher grade than that of its competitors; many other brands of balls contain nano-tech rubber, whereas many of the Titleist balls contain a polybutadiene rubber core for optimal reaction once struck with a clubhead.

Other Differences

Another difference between Titleist golf balls and other brands of balls is the dimple count on each ball. Many Titleist balls have a 392-dimple design, which assists the ball traveling through windy and inclement weather conditionsm while many other brands of balls have a 332- or 302-dimple design. Price is yet another difference between Titleist balls and other brands of golf balls, however, this is the only one that favors the other brands. Titleist golf balls generally run between $30-$60 per 12-pack, while many other brands can be purchased for $15-$40; you get what you pay for, and you have to pay for quality.

About The Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.


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