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Consumer feedback drives revamped Titleist Velocity golf ball

By E. Michael Johnson

In a game of word association, not many would use "distance ball" with "Titleist." Yet two years ago the company went down that path with the introduction of its Velocity ball -- a two-piece model designed to deliver all the distance it could. The ball was a commercial success, but Titleist said consumers asked for a ball that flew a little lower and felt a bit softer without sacrificing yardage.

Velocity_group.jpgThe latest Velocity addresses those desires. A reformulated core provides the softness, and a change to a "spherically tiled" 328-dimple pattern helps produce a slightly lower flight with a shallower landing angle for more roll off the tee.

The Velocity ($27 a dozen) is available in traditional single numbers (1, 2, 3 and 4) or in double-digits (00, 11, 22 and 33).