Video: Tour Seeding of New Pro V1 and Pro V1x Prototype Golf Balls Begins

Posted: October 5, 2012

As the PGA Tour Fall Series begins at TPC Summerlin just outside of Las Vegas, some players were caught by surprise to see temperatures soar into the triple digits earlier in the week.

Another surprise was also waiting for Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists in the field – white boxes filled with new Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototype golf balls.  And as many players have told us, when they see the white boxes show up on tour, they know something exciting is waiting for them inside.

Team Titleist hopped on a plane and headed to Vegas to cover the action as the Titleist Golf Ball R&D Staff started the tour seeding and performance validation process with the players at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. 

We caught up with Michael Mahoney, Director of Golf Ball Product Management, and Fordie Pitts, Titleist Golf Ball Tour Rep, to talk about the seeding process and get a closer look at the road to a tour introduction. We also chatted with Jason Bohn and Charley Hoffman to get their take on what it's like working with the Titleist R&D team and hear some first impressions on the prototype Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.

Check out what they had to say in the video above.

Stay tuned to Team Titleist for more information and updates as the tour seeding and performance validation process continues.

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You are always moving forward , titleist out front !

Brien W

What's is different now with the new Pro v1 and Pro v1x..

Tom S.

Oh, I cant wait to try the new ProV1! Wouldnt it be sweet to have that job!

Lucky Guys!

Paul G

Thats awesome! Love new technology, hope they send some samples out again this year!


Josh G

Sounds cool.  I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next

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David Browning

Everything sounds great! Can't wait until I get my "white box"! To make the absolute BEST, #1 ball in, it's definitely something to look forward to.

Clint M

I am always excited to see new introductions from Titleist.  I was lucky enough to receive a sleeve of the present Pro V when they were introduced, and what a difference from the previous model, I am sure these new balls will add much to the performance ball flight, spin, trajectory etc. As with clubs, eye appeal is an important factor too. I look closely for new dimple patterns, surface details, printing clarity etc. Guess you can say I have a ball fettish,,,

Keep up the great work you do improving our golf life.


I will be providing feedback on the Prototype Pro V1 this week!

Tony T

Just got the new Titleist Prototype Balls today. Can't wait to test them out! Thanks Titleist.

Gary W

Just received the new prototype golf balls and will be testing them this weekend. Looking forward to evaluate their performance against the current Pro V1X I use today.