|Type||Subsidiary of Fila|
|Founder(s)||Philip E. Young, Fred Bommer|
|Headquarters||Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA|
Titleist (pronounced // "title-ist") is an American brand name of the South Korean company Fila for golf equipment and apparel products produced by its Acushnet subsidiary, which is headquartered in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
Acushnet is best known for its Titleist golf balls. It also produces clubs and other equipment, apparel and accessories under the brands FootJoy and Pinnacle. On December 8, 2010, Fortune Brands announced that it would soon sell or spin off Titleist and some other brands. It was then announced on May 20, 2011 that a Korean group associated with Fila Korea, Ltd. and Mirae Asset Private Equity would purchase Acushnet for $1.23 billion in cash.
The name Titleist is derived from the word "titlist", which means title holder. Several marketing mottos have been promoted for the Titleist brand, including "The #1 ball in golf", "Serious clubs for serious golfers", "It's not how you mark your golf ball, it's how you mark your Titleist".
Golf Balls 
Titleist was founded in 1910 by Philip E. Young. Young’s fondness for the sport and his frustration with the performance of golf balls led him to take X-rays of balls to discover most were poorly constructed with off-center cores, inspiring him to produce his own line of golf balls, which would become known as Titleist.
Titleist, a member of the Acushnet family currently produces the following golf balls:
- Titleist Pro V1
- Titleist Pro V1x
- Titleist NXT Tour
- Titleist NXT Tour S / Tour S Yellow
- Titleist DT SoLo / DT SoLo Yellow
- Titleist Velocity
The Pro V1 made its debut on the PGA Tour at Las Vegas on October 11, 2000, the first week it was available to the pros. A longtime Titleist user, Billy Andrade, won that first tournament with the new ball. The Pro V1 was available to the public by December. The Pro V1 was a dramatic departure for the brand, which had traditionally used a wound-ball construction (with a liquid-filled core center) for its top-of-the-line golf balls.
Shortly after its introduction the Titleist Pro V1 became the most played ball on the PGA Tour, and three years after Titleist's initial breakthrough with the Pro V1 came the Pro V1x, a ball with 60 fewer dimples. The combination of a larger firmer core, a thinner cover, and 60 fewer dimples resulted in a ball that retained the same soft feel of the Pro V1 while reducing spin and increasing distance.
In December 2007, Acushnet lost a patent infringement suit brought by Callaway. The following November, Callaway won an injunction in a Delaware court, ruling that sales of the Pro V1 golf balls must be stopped from January 1, 2009, with professionals being able to continue with their use until the end of the year. Acushnet immediately announced that they would be appealing the decision. Acushnet somewhat redesigned the Pro-V1 during the dispute. On August 14, 2009, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the judgment against Acushnet and ordered a new trial. On March 29, 2010, a federal jury ruled in favor of Acushnet (Titleist), and found that the Callaway patents were invalid. 
Golf Clubs 
Drivers: 913 D2, 913 D3
Fairways and Utilities: 913F, 913F.D, 913H, 913H.D
Irons: AP1, AP2, CB, MB
Vokey Design Wedges: Spin Milled, Spin Milled C-C, Spin Milled SM4
Scotty Cameron Putters: Select, California, Studio Select Kombi
Titleist is a respected and popular golf brand, with such players as Adam Scott, Steve Stricker, Bill Haas, Geoff Ogilvy, and Matteo Manassero under contract. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Nick Watney were also contracted to use Titleist before moving to Nike. When the Nike contract began Woods refused to use the Nike drivers for a long time and continued to use his Titleist one. Up until the 2010 British Open, Woods carried a Titleist putter, but has since switched to a Nike Method putter. However, after the third round, Tiger switched back to his Titleist putter (Scotty Cameron). Phil Mickelson was also a contracted Titleist player, switching to Callaway Golf Company shortly after his 2004 Masters Tournament victory.
Titleist products have been referenced in the film Caddyshack, Tin Cup, as well as episodes of Beavis and Butt-head (where it is mispronounced "Tit-lee-ist") and Seinfeld (episode The Marine Biologist).
Tour Players 
A number of tour professionals have endorsement deals for Titleist and are contracted to use their equipment, including the following:
Titleist also has a number of players who endorse their golf ball only, including the following: