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Titleist, Why Titleist??

Jul 18, 2018 | Posted by Jeff Roy

I often get asked, “Why the Titleist hat?” “You always wear a Titleist hat; don’t you have any others?” The answer is, “Yes I do have other hats, but they are not for golfing.” I attempt to explain it but sometimes it doesn’t come out just right, so I have decided to put in writing.

Titleist to me is a very special company. Not only do they make the best golf equipment and balls, (in my humble opinion) but they have demonstrated that a corporate giant can have a heart. A very big heart. You see Titleist did something that not only do I remember, but I would hazard to guess most of the golf industry in Canada remembers. In 1995 they asked Moe Norman to come to the Orlando Golf Show for a brief meeting with then President Wally Uihlien and proceeded to commit $5,000.00 USD per month to Moe Norman for the rest of Moe’s life.

"Sometimes the right thing to do is to do the right thing," Wally Uihlein, chairman of Acushnet Company, told The Globe and Mail. February 1995.

Moe Norman recounts, “In the 1980s and early '90s I went through another hard time. The Canadian tour lost its sponsor, and for a while I had to sleep in my car. Then I went to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. I was at the Titleist booth when Mr. [Wally] Uihlein, the CEO, walked up to me. "I see you're still wearing our visor and wear our FootJoy shoes," he said. "You've played our ball for 40 years. Has anyone done anything for you?" I told him nobody had done anything, and that I'd never asked. Mr. Uihlein said, "Give me your hand." He gave me a handshake and said, "You're going to get $5,000 a month from us for the rest of your life." That was a big help. Between that and the start of the Natural Golf teaching program, I opened my first bank account.” Golf Digest – Guy Yocom – July 7, 2007

From the Titleist website: The Titleist brand started with a vision - and an x-ray. The Titleist success story began one Sunday in 1930, when Phil Young, a dedicated amateur golfer and owner of a precision molded rubber company, missed a well-stroked putt in a match with his friend, who was head of the x-ray department at a local hospital. 

Convinced that the ball itself was at fault, Young and his opponent went to the hospital, x-rayed the golf ball in question and found that its core was, in fact, off-centre.  

With his discovery, Phil Young persuaded Fred Bommer, a fellow MIT graduate, rubber specialist and avid golfer, to head up the Acushnet Golf Division. They set out to develop the highest quality and best performing golf ball in the world; one that would be uniform and consistent in quality, ball after ball. 

It took Young and Bommer three painstaking years to perfect the first Titleist golf ball, but when it was ready in 1935, it could truthfully be introduced to club professionals and golfers as the best ball ever made. Applying a lesson well learned, Young implemented a process check that is still in practice today: every Titleist golf ball is x-rayed.

The Titleist name and script originated when the first Titleist-branded golf balls were being produced in 1935. Executives were looking for a word that was synonymous with excellence; a name that identified a champion.  The name 'Titleist' was unanimously chosen as the name of the golf ball and brand. With the name decided, the company needed to develop a logo. 

 

An executive suggested the handwriting of office secretary Helen Robinson who was considered to have beautiful penmanship.  Helen was given a sheet of paper and asked to write the word ‘Titleist.’  The way she wrote the word on the page that day is exactly how one of the world’s most recognized marks continues to appear today, gracing every piece of Titleist equipment throughout the world.



 

To me Titleist is more than a golf equipment and ball company, they are the heart of golf. Doing the right thing for the right reason. I am proud to wear the Titleist hat and play the Titleist golf ball. In my opinion, there is no greater friend to the Canadian Golfer than Titleist.

Hit it long and straight,

Jeff


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