Titleist Pro V1X for Golf Professionals
The range of Pro V1 and Titleist Pro V1X have been available to the public since 2003 but they appeared on Professional Golf Tours before that where they were tested under the severest of conditions and came through with flying colours. Titleist is one of the best brands we offer, so please check out our shop for our range of regular and professional golf tour balls.
Seven of the first nine PGA Tour winners in 2003 used the Pro V1, six of the first nine on the European Tour that year likewise. There is no one more critical of the properties of a golf ball than the tour professional so when the Pro V1s came on to the market their success seemed certain, and so it has proved. Although it has already established its use and edge, many still doubt the capability of the Titleist Pro V1x. Hence, in this article, we will look at the following:
- The advanced features of the Titleist Pro V1x
- Who benefits from using this ball
- Why you should purchase this golf ball
Advantages Offered by Titleist Pro V1x
The original Pro V1 and the second in the range, the Pro V1x both utilise similar technology but tweaks to the design have meant that the Pro V1x has perhaps more distance potential than the Pro V1.
The Titleist Pro V1 has a large soft core with a cover which assists distance and spin. Titleist label its properties as “stop and drop”, a good golfer knowing exactly how far he or she needs to fly the ball.
The Titleist Pro V1x perhaps takes things a stage further, being an ideal ball for the very best golfer who has the skills to do most things with a golf ball and needs a little help from distance. It is ideal for the highest of swing speeds, high trajectory and there is reduced spin relative to the Pro V1. There is an overall firmer feel, the result of a dual core with a higher compression than the Pro V1.
The Pro V1 has 392 dimples, sixty more than the Pro V1x. Titleist says that the result is that the Titleist Pro V1x will spin less as a result but loses no feel around the greens, and professionals have borne out these claims. Many of the top names have described the extra distance that the Titleist Pro V1x has given them.
Why Titleist Pro V1x
There are statistics for everything on tour, some more valuable than others while television coverage is additional evidence to show whether a player has begun to hit the ball further than previously. Several winners of Major Championships have clearly begun to consistently hit the ball a little further when switching to the Titleist Pro V1x.
The distance comes from the design, a more penetrating flight through the air as a result of fewer dimples allied to the quality of Titleist technology. The extra twenty metres that the ball may provide means that a second shot with five iron has now become a second shot with seven iron, a huge improvement for the golfer whose average length off the tee is perhaps behind some of the “young guns” around these days.
Titleist has produced another winner, but with quality comes a little more expense; expense well worth it if the results are as good as professionals have found on tour. It is worth thinking long and hard before dismissing the extra money as not worth it. It could be the poorest decision of a golf career to ignore the Titleist Pro V1x.