Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x Review
Titliest have launched their new Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls for 2017 and they have made some small, but significant changes to the previous model. Firstly they have made some improvements to the precision on the molds in which the balls are made and in theory have improved the consistency of the dimple pattern and therefore ball flight.
The second change they have made is the inclusion of the Next Generation 2.0 ZG Process Core in the Pro V1, this has allowed them to reduce spin, but keep the soft feel that players have become familiar with.
So, what do these changes add up to? Well, there is not a huge change in the pro V1x, but there are potentially significant differences in the way that the Pro V1 will perform. It should deliver a lower spin rate, lower flight and a soft feel.
We headed onto the course to put these changes to the test:
What Titleist say:
- The longest Pro V1 ever, 2017 Pro V1 has been reengineered with a Next Generation 2.0 ZG Process Core that delivers longer distance on all shots through lower long game spin and faster ball speed, while maintaining the very soft feel and superior short-game performance that Pro V1 players demand. A new spherically tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple design produces a penetrating trajectory with even more consistent flight.
- The extraordinary distance of the 2017 Pro V1x, featuring a ZG Process Dual Core, is enhanced by a new spherically tiled 328 tetrahedral dimple design that produces a high trajectory with its most consistent flight ever.
- 2017 Pro V1 and Pro V1x continue to deliver superior short game scoring performance. The soft Urethane Elastomer cover system used on both models is precisely formulated to deliver Drop-and-Stop greenside control with soft feel, providing golfers with the performance and confidence to hit it closer to the hole. The soft Urethane Elastomer cover, created by a chemical reaction that takes place during the casting process, also provides long-lasting durability throughout the course of play.
Phil Eadsforth (12 Handicap)
These are great balls which preformed well in all areas, from the tee they were solid and long, iron play consistent, wedge play spinny, and on the greens felt soft. Its hard to say anything bad about these balls as I didn’t have my best golf with me the day I tested these!! I preferred the Pro V1 to the Pro V1x but only because of the nicer feel off the putter face on the greens and perhaps I sank a few more putts. Still the balls which sets the standard to which all others are compared.
Phil's Rating 9/10
Owen Davies (+2 Handicap)
The new Pro V1 and Pro V1x is nothing less than you would expect from Titleist. I found it to be brilliant in all areas and I seemed to see a increase in performance when playing in the wind. This is likely down to not only the core, but also the improved manufacture of the dimple pattern. The spin rates on the two balls are slightly confusing, in the past you knew the Pro V1x would not spin as much as the Pro V1, this is no longer the case as the pro V1 is spinning less and flying lower and so choosing which Pro V1 is for you may now come down to the feel you prefer around the greens.
Owen's Rating 9.5/10
James Reeson (Professional)
I really enjoyed using the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x. When I tested it was very windy and it was noticeable how good and consistent the flight was. The Pro V1 definitely now flies slightly lower than the previous version. Although the Pro V1 flew lower I still felt it was a bit softer off the face than the Pro V1x which I preferred around the greens.
James' Rating 10/10
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