TITLEIST PRO V1 & PRO V1x GOLF BALL PRO­DUC­TION: By the Num­bers

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• 20,000+ years is the col­lec­tive ex­pe­ri­ence of all the as­so­ci­ates in Titleist’s Golf Ball Op­er­a­tions

• 80+ chemists, physi­cists, math­e­ma­ti­cians, com­puter sci­en­tists, en­gi­neers, and tech­ni­cians are in­volved in the re­search, de­vel­op­ment and de­sign of the Pro V1 and V1x golf balls

• To en­sure that ev­ery ball com­ing out of a Pro V1 or V1x sleeve is ex­actly the same, there is a thor­ough Qual­ity As­sur­ance (QA) process for the balls. All of which tracks the ball man­u­fac­tur­ing process from the test­ing of raw ma­te­ri­als to the test­ing of the com­pleted ball and end­ing in the x-ray of ev­ery ball. The QA process also in­cludes ran­dom ball sam­ples from each pro­duc­tion batch be­ing sub­jected to automated ro­botic hit­ting to en­sure there is a min­i­mum num­ber of hits be­fore paint shear­ing and ball dam­age ap­pears, plus a vis­ual in­spec­tion by a ded­i­cated checker for smooth­ness, qual­ity of the ball cover, paint, stamp­ing and other de­fects

Qual­ity is key - at ev­ery step of the pro­duc­tion process, if any com­po­nent is de­fec­tive, it is kicked out of the pro­duc­tion line.

• Only 1 out of ev­ery 10 mil­lion Pro V1 and V1x golf balls pro­duced is re­turned de­fec­tive

• 100% of the Titleist Pro V1 and V1x is made in-house in owned and op­er­ated man­u­fac­tur­ing plants with pro­pri­etary spec­i­fi­ca­tions, pro­cesses and au­toma­tion

• Titleist's three man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties (Ball Plant 2, Ball Plant 3 in the United States and Ball Plant 4 in Thai­land) col­lec­tively pro­duce over 1 mil­lion golf balls per pro­duc­tion day.

• Ball Plants 3 and 4 man­u­fac­ture ex­clu­sively Pro V1 and V1x balls, with Ball Plant 2 mak­ing all the other models in the Titleist golf ball range. • Ball Plant 4 in Thai­land:

-- pro­duces ALL the Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls for the WORLD PLUS

30% of the Pro V1 and V1x balls for the United States

• 2 out of ev­ery 3 golfers across the ma­jor world­wide pro­fes­sional tours play the Pro V1 or Pro V1x

• 23,450 times is the num­ber dur­ing the 2015-16 sea­son that the Pro V1 or Pro V1x was teed-up across world­wide pro­fes­sional tours

• 330,000+ times a player has put their trust in a Pro V1 or Pro V1x on one of the world­wide pro­fes­sional tours • Since March 2001, four months af­ter their mar­ket in­tro­duc­tion, Pro V1 and Pro V1x have been the most played and best-sell­ing golf ball models around the world.

• Titleist owns the in­dus­try’s largest port­fo­lio of golf ball in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty with more than 1,000 patents. Since 2010, Titleist has been awarded nearly 50 per­cent of all golf ball patents is­sued in the United States.

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