Founded in Acushnet, Massachusetts by Philip E. "Skipper" Young in 1910, the Acushnet Process Company focused on deracinating latex and supplying rubber to industry, and over time began to make their own rubber-based products including water bottles and bathing caps. Eventually, Acushnet Process became a manufacturer of golf equipment, principally, golf balls.
In 1932 the company sectioned into two divisions: Rubber and Golf, both of which became quite successful. The Rubber division was sold in 1985.
In 1935, the Golf division produced the Titleist golf ball, which has consistently been the company's most successful product.
In 1976, the company was purchased by American Brands (now known as Fortune Brands).
As of the present, the company is headquartered in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, about five kilometres south of its original location.