Many golfers don't feel they are skilled enough to play Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x balls. Others believe Pro V1 and Pro V1x are only for players with faster swing speeds.
Both are common misconceptions the Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting teams hear as they tour the country to educate golfers on Titleist's green-to-tee methodology and to identify the Titleist golf ball that will help them shoot lower scores.
Members of the Performance Golf Ball Fitting teams checked in with Team Titleist from a recent pit stop to help set the record straight.
“What’s important for golfers to know is that the Pro V1 and Pro V1x are really designed for golfers of all skill levels and swing speeds,” said Patrick Hanna, a member of the golf ball fitting team currently touring the Midwest. “The Pro V1 and Pro V1x are designed for optimal performance for all types of shots that are hit during a normal round of golf.”
In fact, all Titleist golf balls are long, regardless of swing speed. Differences between models off the driver for swing speeds ranging from tour players (near 110 mph) down to lower speed players (in the 80s mph) are less than four yards, a distance that is not going to affect your game or your score.
Game-changing differences are found on the scoring shots into and around the green, and the Pro V1 and Pro V1x offer the most performance control on all shots.
"So far it has been nice to see positive reactions when people hear the truth about some of the common misconceptions," added John Fizer, a member of the East Coast Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting team. "Once we explain that different players can benefit from either golf ball, but for different reasons, they are very intrigued."
Golfers of all skill levels have visited with the Titleist Performance Golf Ball Fitting teams, ranging from PGA Club professionals, to some of the most competitive amateurs and juniors in the country, to recreational golfers.
Be sure to be on the lookout for a Performance Golf Ball Fitting van at your club, or start the process yourself by clicking here. You can also check out the video below, in which Titleist Staff Professional Todd Anderson reviews the Titleist Performance Ball Fittting process in-depth.