Once upon a time, golf balls came individually packaged in wrappers and sported fanciful names such as The Ace, The Nimble Shilling and Tee Me. Now they’re packaged with industrial efficiency with such minimalist names as Pro V1 and B330.
We’ve lost something in the “progress.”
The MacDuff Consulting blog has a nice piece on the Romance of Golf Ball Names.
I think it would be a great thing if one of the manufacturers could be persuaded to wrap their balls in paper. It couldn’t add much to the overall price. It’d be really cool if one of the lower cost ball lines added this little touch as a way of distinguishing themselves.