April 01, 2020 at 08:40 PM
To Whom it may concern in the Titleist R&D team:
I am currently playing the TrueFeel Yellow ball, and I love the distance and overall game in this ball. I was previously using the cally Supersoft balls, and once I started playing with the Titleist TrueFeel balls there was no going back. Nevertheless, I was looking forward to playing with the recently released "TrueFeel Red Balls", so I bought a box and went to the golf course. Nothing was wrong, everything is the same as the other color TrueFeel balls except that the balls are very hard to see and find on the fairway. It doesn't matter what time of day or in what light, the balls are hard to find and see on the fairway. I hit about 90% of the fairways average, and I have to tell you that my golf partners and I were looking for my "red ball" and could not find it on the fairway. It takes more time and delay of game to look for these red balls than any other color. And, NO, I am not color blind and no one in my foursome is color blind. At this point, I just want to tell you a little bit about myself, so that you understand my point. I work in architecture, designing interiors and exteriors, I have also worked in industrial design and packaging, plus I am also an artist. In other words, color is something that I definitely depend on and need to perform my work. I studied color and I understand color. I strongly believe that the problem with red balls on the fairway is how we humans see color. Since we don't see in a continuous visual pan, we can only see one picture at a time in our visual cone. Therefore, when we are scanning a terrain our eyes tend to blend colors and definition in a fraction of a second, specially when colors are close to each other or form new colors in the spectrum. As a result, blending some colors create new colors. Unfortunately, the problem with this and golf is that in the color spectrum when you mix "red" and "green" you create "BLACK", and this is the big issue with these red balls. A red ball from about 50+ yards, it is nothing more than a pixel in a big green ocean of grass, and our eyes blend the red color of the ball with the green grass resulting in a dark pixel or a tiny shadow resulting in a hard to find ball. In conclusion, I believe more and more golfers that play with these balls will get frustrated with looking for the balls and will not buy them again.
It would be a good idea to introduce another color ball like "neon green". It is easier to see, and believe it or not, easier to find and play during any season of the year. I live in New York, and trying to find a red ball in the Fall with all the red leaves on the ground it's impossible. As a recommendation for a good green color ball, the best green balls I have seen on the market (in terms of color) are the MAXFLI SOFTFLI. This balls have a great green that almost glow, and they pop in the fairway, even more than yellow balls.
My apologies for the short explanation. I hope this helps, and Titleist takes in consideration to release a new color like "neon green" for the TRUEFEEL.
Don OMadison, WI
Lance PHillsborough, NC
Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
Dale VEscondido, CA
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