Interesting analysis by Golf Datatech:
Golfers are a loyal lot, particularly when it comes to their golf ball
The firm's semi-annual study of serious golfers shows 97 percent use their favorite ball brand more than half the time. Moreover, three of four typical golfers play their favorite more than 80 percent of the time. That's an increase from 66 percent when the same question was asked in summer 2012.
Even so, that doesn't necessarily mean consumers believe there is one ball that would work for everyone.
Only 28 percent agreed with the statement: "Do you believe there is a single golf ball which can perform best for all levels of play?" Higher handicaps (21 and above) were the least likely to think that was true, about half as much (17 percent) as single-digit players (33 percent).
Now me, I guess maybe I'm cheap but I like to play a ProV1, have more than a dozen ready to play, but depending on the situation, I might just play my TopFlite Gamer instead. if the course isn't in good shape, greens are dormant, or it's the first couple holes and there's water or hazards, I'll generally play the Gamer without a lot of loss in performace from what I can see.
So I guess I'm not like most golfers they surveyed.