Vintage: Titleist Golf Balls Packaged Like Powdered Donuts

This post from Titleist caught my eye this morning. It’s a photo of a 3-pack of Titleist golf balls from the 1940s. According to the #1 golf ball maker, back in the day, the balls were packed in ‘boats’, and wrapped in cellophane. Or as one commenter said, “Just like powdered donuts.”

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As the years went by golf ball makers discovered that it was more effective to pack, distribute and display golf balls in more rigid box – hence what we have today.

Although, it was a gradual process as shown here and here. Additionally, the cardboard allowed for more branding opportunities as well (e.g. #1 ball in golf).

Speaking of which… Introducing Pro V1 Pinks!

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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.

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