Re: ProV1's - Enough AlreadyThere is a lack of information regarding balls and equipment in general. Not that this doesn't also apply to other sports, but for people coming from a background in baseball, football, or soccer (sports where equipment is all pretty much equal) you are kind of at a loss for which way to go. And so that vacume is filled by the various manufactures who are all vying for consumer dollars. Then you have the social aspect where some brands carry more cachet than others. Certainly such consumer impressions are founded upon quality, but that doesn't necessarily hold true in all comparisons. Even for the savvy consumer finding actual information regarding which equipment is best for their game isn't easy and most often is subjective at best. That just reinforces the belief that buying the best is one way to insure that a golfer isn't holding him or herself back.
As has been said in this thread the one consequence of so many golfers choosing tour caliber balls is that if you pay attention when playing you're sure to find a few.