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cary lichtenstein

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Origin of Titilest
« on: November 15, 2022, 06:00:09 PM »

Phillip E. "Skipper" Young, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded Titleist in 1932.

When playing a round of golf with his dentist, Young missed a sure putt that seemed to be caused by the weight of the ball.
He then asked his dentist friend to X-ray the ball and the film showed that the rubber core was off center.[/font][/size]
After this initial discovery, Young took X-rays of more golf balls and found that most were poorly constructed with off center cores and prone to erratic shots.
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This inspired Young to produce his own line of golf balls, which would become known as Titleist.
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1930: Young developed a machine that could uniformly wind rubber string around a rubber core, making a "dead center" golf ball.    He named the ball "Titleist," noting it was the "winner" of the quest to create the best for the game.
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1935: The golf division of the Acushnet Process Company produced the
[/b]r]Titleist golf ball which had consistently been the company's most[/b]successful product.[/b]
1948: Introduced "Dynamite Thread" to increase the yardage of their balls.
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1949: Titleist became the most used ball at the U.S. Open Tournament.
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1976: Titleist was purchased by American Brands (now known as Fortune Brands).
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1985: Fortune Brands sold off the Acushnet Company's Acushnet Rubber
[/b]division, which was Acushnet's original business (circa early 1900s).[/b]
2002: Titleist reached the $1 billion mark in annual revenues
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December 8, 2010: Fortune Brands announced that it would soon sell or spin off Titleist and some other brands.
[/b]
May 20, 2011: It was then announced that a Korean group associated
[/b]with Fila Korea, Ltd. and Mirae Asset Private Equity would purchase[/b]                                                                     [/b]Acushnet for $1.23 billion in cash.[/b]
Acushnet employs roughly 3000 people in Massachusetts, making it one
[/b]of the largest employers in the region. It is headquartered in Fairhaven, Massachusetts alongside its Packing and Distribution Center about three miles south of its original location.[/b]
They also have two golf ball manufacturing plants and an R&D Technology Center located in the New Bedford Industrial Park, as well as a Custom Golf Ball plant located in New Bedford
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And all of this due to a missed putt.. and a lot of blood sweat and tears, persistence, & dedication to making things happen!
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« Last Edit: November 15, 2022, 06:34:53 PM by cary lichtenstein »
Live Jupiter, Fl, was  4 handicap, played top 100 US, top 75 World. Great memories, no longer play, 4 back surgeries. I don't miss a lot of things about golf, life is simpler with out it. I miss my 60 degree wedge shots, don't miss nasty weather, icing, back spasms. Last course I played was Augusta

Tommy Williamsen

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Re: Origin of Titilest
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2022, 06:03:56 PM »
Cary, can you do a little editing please. The size police got you.
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cary lichtenstein

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Re: Origin of Titilest
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2022, 06:35:28 PM »
Cary, can you do a little editing please. The size police got you.


Good suggestion, done
Live Jupiter, Fl, was  4 handicap, played top 100 US, top 75 World. Great memories, no longer play, 4 back surgeries. I don't miss a lot of things about golf, life is simpler with out it. I miss my 60 degree wedge shots, don't miss nasty weather, icing, back spasms. Last course I played was Augusta

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Jim O’Kane

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Re: Origin of Titilest
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2022, 07:41:33 PM »
Here's the microscopic font from the Original Post:



.He then asked his dentist friend to X-ray the ball and the film showed that the rubber core was off center.
After this initial discovery, Young took X-rays of more golf balls and found that most were poorly constructed with off center cores and prone to erratic shots.
This inspired Young to produce his own line of golf balls, which would become known as Titleist.
1930: Young developed a machine that could uniformly wind rubber string around a rubber core, making a "dead center" golf ball.    He named the ball "Titleist," noting it was the "winner" of the quest to create the best for the game.
1935: The golf division of the Acushnet Process Company produced ther]Titleist golf ball which had consistently been the company's mostsuccessful product.
1948: Introduced "Dynamite Thread" to increase the yardage of their balls.
1949: Titleist became the most used ball at the U.S. Open Tournament.
1976: Titleist was purchased by American Brands (now known as Fortune Brands).
1985: Fortune Brands sold off the Acushnet Company's Acushnet Rubberdivision, which was Acushnet's original business (circa early 1900s).
2002: Titleist reached the $1 billion mark in annual revenues
December 8, 2010: Fortune Brands announced that it would soon sell or spin off Titleist and some other brands.
May 20, 2011: It was then announced that a Korean group associatedwith Fila Korea, Ltd. and Mirae Asset Private Equity would purchase                                                                     Acushnet for $1.23 billion in cash.
Acushnet employs roughly 3000 people in Massachusetts, making it oneof the largest employers in the region. It is headquartered in Fairhaven, Massachusetts alongside its Packing and Distribution Center about three miles south of its original location.
They also have two golf ball manufacturing plants and an R&D Technology Center located in the New Bedford Industrial Park, as well as a Custom Golf Ball plant located in New Bedford

And all of this due to a missed putt.. and a lot of blood sweat and tears, persistence, & dedication to making things happen!

Will Lozier

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Re: Origin of Titilest
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2022, 09:48:26 AM »
Is Titilest a knockoff of Titleist?! ::) ;D

Paul Jones

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Re: Origin of Titilest
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2022, 11:10:10 PM »
It is impressive how long they have stayed at the top of the golf ball industry.
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Joe Bausch

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Re: Origin of Titilest
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2022, 04:32:38 PM »
It is impressive how long they have stayed at the top of the golf ball industry.


Indeed. An incredible, darn near dominating, run.
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