When the prov1 was first introduced, there was a huge gap between titleist and the other guys. I can still work the ball how i want around the greens with the pro v1x. Understanding which of titleists popular golf balls works best for you. Both pro v1 and pro v1x produce low spin in the long game and deliver dropandstop performance on approach shots into the green. The titleist pro v1 and pro v1x are perfect examples of why its important for any golfer to make sure they do a thorough analysis on what ball is best. In other words, the lower compression pro v1 spun more and launched higher than the higher compression pro v1x. By far the most popular golf balls among pro golfers worldwide, the prov1 models typically outpace their nearest competitor by about 5to1 in the weekly tour equipment counts.
Second, the pro v1s and pro v1x s composition does make a bit of difference. Overall, the driver was pretty much the same, but i was spinning all irons long and short and wedges way too much and the ball would just drop out of the sky a good. Faster from core to cover, the titleist pro v1 and pro v1 x golf balls have been designed to leave the clubface with more ball speed and lower long game spin for more distance while providing the best short game control to help golfers shoot lower scores. If you are like most golfers, you think about one specific ball when you think about titleist the pro v1. Titleists pro v1 and pro v1x 2019 golf balls are designed for more ball speed and lower spin. Now that the pro v1x is softer, all pro v1 players should take out a sleeve or two and see what happens. At the end of the day, i would recommend going with the model that is delivering the short game results. For me, tp5 had more spin and less ball speed with the driver. Going to wait till it gets a tad warmer, and the new driver shows up.
A shankster version of the low spin low launch vs the low spin high launch ball up coming in the future. Today though, youll find a lot more manufacturers producing golf balls that are similar to the prov1. The new 2018 models of prov1prov1x have been stirring some deb. Okay, so thats technically two balls, since there is the pro v1 and the pro v1x, but you get the idea. Titleist avx v prov v1 v prov1x golf ball test youtube. The titleist pro v1 is the ball for lower handicappers that value a good combination of short game control and driver distance and dont care about the price of the ball. The 20172018 pro v1 and v1x are definitely different balls than before, evolutionary and revolutionary at the same time. We try the new titleist avx first against the prior generation ball to see if theyve improved the short game spin, then against the prov1x to compare performance based on compression and. Starting with the previous generation model of the titleist pro v1 and pro v1x, titleist made a shift in the profiles of each ball. Everyone expects the pro v1x to have longer distance and the pro v1 to have have more spin. Weve already told you the vice story, so today were sharing the results of a recent test of vices 4piece, urethane covered pro plus against the bestselling 4piece model on the market today. Titleist avx v pro v1 v pro v1x golf ball test titleist have added the avx golf ball to the tremendously popular pro v1 and pro v1x ball range. With the driver we saw remarkably comparable performance to the standard pro v1 ball.
While the long game spin of the new 2019 pro v1 and new 2019 pro v1x are very similar, there is a more significant difference in spin rates between the two models on iron approach shots and short game shots. For me, although i love the v1x around the green, in general, the v1 works best for me. If you have a driver swing speed over 110 then you should also check out the pro v1x. Sep 28, 2015 if i had a whole closet full of either golf ball, id be really happy. The pro v1, with super soft core, will feel softer with any club and will have a tendency to spin more with the driver. Compare the main features, specifications, prices and select the best model. Titleists pro v1 and pro v1x 2019 golf balls are designed for more ball.
On the whole, i saw the most differences in my short iron performance. I took each ball and hit full shots with my sand wedge, 7iron, and driver. With my driver, the tp5x was longer than the tp5 by an average of about 4 yards and longer than the prov1 by an average of about 6 yards. Tgw tests the top 10 golf balls of 2019 the golf guide. Pro v1 and pro v1x both produce low spin in the long game and deliver dropandstop performance on approach shots into the green. This is really disappointing after you hit such a good shot. This pro v1 is a marked improvement in acceptable spin. How the titleist pro v1 revolutionized golf golf digest. As golfers gear up for 2019, now is the perfect time to consider which golf ball theyll be putting in their bag.
Jan 21, 2015 after all these years youd think the pro v1 introduced in 2000 and the pro v1x introduced 2003 would be about as good as they could be, but youd be wrong. Bxs is good, but i found it to spin too much off driver. With my driver, the tp5x was longer than the tp5 by an average of about. The harder they hit, the more gain they will see percentagewise, especially in forward roll. Minimum swing speed for prov1 or prov1x balls, carts. But the new process in the 2017 pro v1 really lowered that driver. For me, although i love the v1x around the green, in general, the v1 works best.
I like the distance with the pro v1x than the spin with the pro v1. Chipping the ball off of a tight lie is a good way to determine how each ball behaves on the greens for me. Oct 30, 2014 how the titleist pro v1 revolutionized golf. While the long game spin of the new pro v1 and pro v1x is very similar, there is a difference in spin between the models on iron approach shots and short game shots, where pro v1 spins less compared to pro v1x. We do not necessarily see lower launch or less spin with the avx.
Pro vl spins less than prov1x on iron and short game shots. The cover is soft enough to be able to spin the ball, but still stands up to wear and tear. If you suffer from hitting sky balls then the pro v1x would be a better choice than the pro v1 because it has less spin which will help keep the ball from flying higher into the sky and giving it more roll upon landing. The left dash pro v1x has an interesting story in this regard, as it basically started as a prototype in order to collect realtime feedback on the new technology from titleist staff, i. Ive found that the pro v1x is straighter off the driver, but spins less into the greens. Vice pro plus and titleist pro v1x golf balls were tested head to head.
Minimum swing speed for prov1 or prov1x sign in to follow this. What is the real difference between titleist prov1 and. Direct from titleist, the pro v1 is meant to have lower spin in the long game and a lower ball flight. Titleist 2017 pro v1, pro v1x golf balls remove the. Titleist pro v1 vs pro v1x whats really the difference. It has a steeper angle of descent than pro v1, typically carrying further, but rolling out less than pro v1. For most golfers, pro v1x will feel firmer than pro v1 on all shots. You will see that the data above shows the pro v1x to have nearly 3mph greater ball speed, and 300 more rpms of spin. That being said, in an applestoapples comparison, the pro v1 equates to taylormades tp5 while the pro v1x is similar to the tp5x.
The snell mtb red is probably more comparable to the pro v1. These distance ratios also remained consistent with shorter shots. While pro v1 spins less than pro v1x on approach shots and short game shots, both models provide golfers with the requisite spin to deliver the stopping power golfers need on these critical shots. While the pro v1 is supposed to spin more than the pro v1x, i am finding the opposite to be true. This is the only area that i felt the pro v1x golf balls were slightly better in.
The pro v1 is a threepiece golf ball designed to spin more on longer shots while the pro v1x is a fourpiece construction whose added layer is engineered to improve driver distance carry without sacrificing spin on midirons or shots around the green. The other three balls were very close to each other in terms of spin off the driver. Confused about spin on new pro v1 and pro v1x golf balls. Comparison of taylormade tp5 vs titleist pro v1 golf balls. The pro v1x has a bit firmer feel, less spin on long shots, and a higher launch angle. The pro v1 has more spin off the driver, which could exaggerate your misses left and right off the tee. The snell mtb black and titleist pro v1 had very similar results, and the higher spinning models of each ball matched up reasonably well.
Titleist say that the pro v1 is the longest ball they have ever designed, and the pro v1xs extraordinary distance has been enhanced by a new dimple design that produces a higher trajectory. If you are reading this blog, id be willing to bet that you absolutely have heard of these golf balls and id bet even more that you have played with either one of them a few times in your golf career. For me, tp5 had more spin and less ball speed with the driver when comparing to v1 and tp5x and was therefore shorter. The big differences between the avx and the pro v1 and pro v1x is the spin rate, trajectory, and feel it provides. Titleist prov1 and prov1x golf balls captured the pga tour around the turn of the century and have yet to weaken their grip. At the 2019 sony open in hawaii, justin thomas switched to a pro v1 ball after playing a pro v1x for his entire professional career. If you dont spin a pro v1 or v1x quite enough, thats why you might want a softer ball, but thats about it.
The titleist pro v1 and pro v1x are perfect examples of why its important for any golfer to make sure they do a thorough analysis on what ball is best for them. Titleist is the biggest name in golf balls, and the prov1 along with its twin, the prov1x is its flagship. V1x has better distance for me, but my accuracy is better with the nonx v1. Aug 07, 2018 the big differences between the avx and the pro v1 and pro v1x is the spin rate, trajectory, and feel it provides. The pro v1 continues to feel great, but being a lowball hitter its not as well suited to my game. Im looking for differences in overall spin, total distance, peak height, and several other. Historically, the perception has been that the pro v1 is higher spinning than the pro v1x from tee to green, mahoney said. In my opinion, players currently using the pro v1 will have the most to think about. However, i did hit 2019 tp5 and 2019 pro v1x on trackman as well. I seem to hit these balls better than any other longer with less driver spin. On iron approaches, full wedges and shots around the green, pro v1x also launches higher and spins slightly more than pro v1.
Ive tried the pro v1x as well and it still spins a bit too much for me on appoach shots. I had pretty negligible differences in ball speed between both balls. Tp5 is awesome in the wind, great feel, perfect amount of spin from all clubs. If you simply want to know which of the two has more spin vs distance well settle that first before going more in depth. I didnt notice a lot of difference off the tee, but around the green these are amazing. When hitting approach shots you have to consider the effects of the pro v1 vs the pro v1x. Titleist attributes the change in performance to the pro v1s next generation zg process core, which offers longer distance through lower longgame spin. Before the 2017 pro v1 came out, it really did spin less than the pro v1x with irons. Both golf balls deliver the best scoring performance in the game for all golfers. Meanwhile, metal drivers were becoming better and better. My driver swing speed is 105 mph, and i feel like i can compress these balls better than a pro v 1, plus the greenside reaction to these balls are awesome.
Originally, when pro v1x was introduced, it was introduced to be a lowerspinning but higherflying golf ball than the pro v1, fredrick waddell, senior manager of titleist golf ball. With my driver the 2019 pro v1x is spinning about the same as its predecessor and about the same as the 2019 pro v1. Im looking for differences in overall spin, total distance, peak height, and several other parameters. The feel and spin rate are great when you want to check and stop an 8 iron. I never played the pro v1 because i didnt have the game for it, but i think the 2019 version has been tweeked to where a mid handi can play it and not be hurt by it.
Although the difference was small, the pro v1x golf balls had a marginally better spin profile than the vice pro. As you can see below, the pro v1 and pro v1x are generating similar spin with shots around the green. Stronger players will see a slight improvement in distance from the x over the regular pro v1s. Over the years, weve made small changes to these characteristics, but weve always designed pro v1x to offer an alternative choice that. Have you ever wondered what the actual difference between a titleist pro v1 vs. I have a hard time taking spin off the ball so it wont spin back so much. Pro v1x flies higher, spins slightly more and reaches peak trajectory further downrange than pro v1. This years offerings include new versions of popular golf balls like the titleist pro v1 and pro v1x. The corresponding tweaks that snell made were to bifurcate the performance characteristics of the original mtb ball. However, with the 2019 models and the swap of characteristics, i was forced to switch to the pro v1. Theres been more than good responses here for you, james h, i couldnt help but agree with them. The pro v1x, with the dual core, is said to spin less with the driver but more. The long game is where the 2019 pro v1 and pro v1x.
The pro v1 and pro v1x have greatly improved all around preformance including more distance off the tee, bite around the greens and improved cover durability. The pro v1x has a firmerstiffer feel and the pro v1 feels like it compresses more on the club face. Traditionally, the pro v1x had been a lower launching, lower spin, firmer golf ball than the pro v1. May 30, 2014 the pro v1 was more consistent with spin from long irons through driver, however, i got less spin with the pro v1x on the driver, and more spin with the long iron than i did on the pro v1.
Off the tee i usually have a very high launch and spin so immediately i was looking forward to trying out the new pro v1 ball to hopefully bring that spin down a little bit and have a much more penetrating ball flight. The main differences between pro vl and pro vlx are in flight, spin and feel. The pro v1x should spin less off the driver, but more with shorter irons. Titleist avx vs pro v1 the differences you need to know. The pro v1 should feel softer on every club and generate more spin off the driver. The pro v1 is a threepiece golf ball designed to spin more on longer shots while the pro v1x is a fourpiece construction whose added layer is engineered to improve driver distance carry without sacrificing spin. You will see that the data above shows the pro v1x to have nearly 3mph greater ball speed, and 300 more rpms of spin, but this should likely be attributed to my hitting the center of the face just a fraction more accurately during testing. Second, the pro v1s and pro v1xs composition does make a bit of difference. Jun, 2018 as compared to the regular pro v1, the x is expected to fly higher, spin more, and feel firmer. The titleist pro v1x is a fourpiece ball with 328 dimples and it is this different type of construction that delivers the alternative feel and performance to pro v1. With the midirons through driver, the two balls sound about the same. The new gapr clubs are of interest to a lot of folks, and for good reason. If i had a whole closet full of either golf ball, id be really happy.
If the worlds best are split down the middle on pro v1 vs. Titleist pro v1x balls description titleist logo pro v1x the new tourproven titleist pro v1x golf ball delivers very low spin off the driver and long irons, providing longer distance and a more consistent flight along with its renowned dropandstop greenside control. For those players that struggle with spinning the ball, the tp5 will help optimize spin and create more overall distance and control. Titleist prov1 titleist prov1x titleist golf balls. At the end of the day, i would recommend going with the model that is delivering the short game results and overall performance that is helping you lower your scores. Davis love iii retired his persimmon driver and old school woods left the tour for good. I use a 548 sandwedge to chip and the pro v1x hits and stops faster than the pro. A deeper look at what makes the pro v1 and pro v1x titleists most popular golf ball. The avx is the lowest spinning and lowestflying of the three models. Both the pro v1 and pro v1x will be available at retail on 15. Pro v1 vs pro v1x spin characteristics golf balls team. So, since those are the opposite changes from what you would see between the pro v1 and the avx, the gap between the avx and the pro v1x can be relatively more dramatic. Comparing the newest prov1 and prov1x golf balls from titleist to see how they compare in launch angle, spin rate, ball. Higher spin players may notice a bigger difference between the two balls.
Titleist pro v1x balls description titleist logo pro v1x the new tourproven titleist pro v1x golf ball delivers very low spin off the driver and long irons, providing longer distance and a more consistent. Has anyone ever heard of titleist pro v1 and titleist pro v1x. The snell mtb black reduced the compression by 7% to help the high spin guys off the driver and maybe slightly less spin around the greens. The pro v1x launches hotter than the other pro v1 versions. Here are the results from my full sand wedge swings.281 968 106 1236 449 1587 467 85 1152 498 19 1417 1152 78 472 768 1282 791 817 1393 105 609 1217 1262 929 1271 1025 44 835 262 1148 446 539 932 1527 1439 15 1310 568 582 445 1304 20 919 1289 1090 124 261