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Feedback on Titleist Prototype Test Golf Balls

A number of Team Titleist members (in the region of 1,600) have recently been randomly selected to receive a sleeve of Titleist prototype test golf balls, in order to assist with our ongoing product development process. And the process of dispatching the golf balls starts today!

One of the most critical elements of bringing new products to market is receiving feedback from golfers of all levels - professionals competing on the world's major tours, to club professionals, elite amateurs and club golfers.

Those that receive the test golf balls have been asked to undertake an on-course evaluation following some outline guidance - you will hopefully be able to read feedback on the process below. 

If you were one of the Team Titleist members asked to evaluate golf balls this time, please could you leave your feedback by posting a comment to this blog post.

If you weren't one of the Team Titleist members selected this time, please stay tuned, as we are likely to be sampling White Box Pro V1 & Pro V1x ahead of launch next March.

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  1. Bill S

    I received two sleeves of test balls .One sleeve of balls had black numbers and the other orange.The orange numbers are a great ball. The right spin,distance and fill.Perfect for my game.I play three times a week and these balls make a big difference in my game.I would appreciate if you wold give the name of this ball or can I buy some of these test balls Thank so much for letting me be part of the test team!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. George W

    My sleeve of test balls performed well. I felt they were not Pro v1 as far as performance, but more like a NXT. They didn't check up like a Pro V1, but distance and feel were there. Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Roger G

    I got the test balls thru the mail.played with them very very excellent ,felt good off the driver ,irons,and really surprise how good it sit down on the green good spin action,also felt good off the putter head when puttin .

  4. Andres M

    Hello Titleist:

    Last Friday I received a sleeve of golf balls.  Tested them today and here are my comments:

    Appearance: The balls appearance was not very encouraging at the beginning as the printing of the ball seemed like a low cost DT.  That said I compared it vs a Bridgestone b330, a Taylor-made, Project (a) and a Pro V1.  Clearly this prototype had less and bigger dimples than all of the above they seemed deeper too, very encouraging as i thought it would be a griping formula.

    Feel: Pleasantly surprised I bounced all of the described above on a tile and Bridgestone had a high pitch that sounded like a rock, while the Project a and ProV sounded like a softer core and the test ball had the deepest sound like if it was the softest of them all. The core material looked like a non urethane core however the sound seemed softer than all of the tested.  Great kudos.

    Play:  I played and compared them all.  This test ball one was mostly longer off the tee all day, Great also keeping spin under control.  What came as a surprise was around the tee as this one did not check as well as a Pro V.  

    Overall:  Seemed like an improved NXT but still some way to go to get the ball to chef like the ProV does.

    Thanks for the test.  Keep em coming.  Will be glad to share thoughts and hopefully valuable insight!!!

    Andres Munoz (andres@ilatinaideas.com)

  5. Andres M

    Hola! Team Titles'.  Nice surprise to receive balls today. Will play them this weekend and will share thoughts.  Thanks!

  6. mjabenoja

    I would like to provide feedback on a test golf ball

  7. Philip B

    21 handicap 80 years old .best ball for me Velocity.

    Keeps me able to keep up with 64 year olds.

  8. ian m

    thanks for the test balls, As always  a good product from titleist but there's not an obvious difference from the current Pro-V range.

    Perhaps winter time is not the best time to release test balls , as conditions make it difficult to judge in season playing performance with winter golf.

  9. Stephen M

    Have now tried all three balls. For me I have to say that my existing PRO V1X (latest model) performed better than the test ball's. I must admit though that I wasn't playing at my best during trial

  10. James G

    Finally got round to use these properly, an injury has kept me off the course.

    Have been chipping and putting a bit with these and they felt nice and solid off the putter face, maybe a tod softer than previous models I have used they sounded softer so don't know if its just myself perceving them to be.

    On the course compared up to old school TM penta, TM tour preferred x and bstone 330s.

    General impressions off the tee launched a bit  higher than I would like ideally but was easy to keep down and under control, and felt it had a better flight than the TM balls wasn't buffeted as much by the wind than other balls. not massive differences in distance downwind but into wind I felt they were a tad better maybe 5 yards or so longer.

    Longer irons felt nice off the face, make a nice sound off the clubface when you hit them flush, easy to work high or low.

    100 yards or in they actually had a nice flight I found a little lower than other balls which is what I actually prefer to see, and they stopped quickly on the green one bounce or if played a low shot would check up quickly. Had to get used to them as they were stopping quicker than the other balls ( all were new balls) and preferred them as could be more aggressive with wedge shots knowing they would stop.

    Again around the green i felt they checked up quite quickly, which was nice, again gave you the confidence to attack your wedge shots more knowing they would stop. Nice sound and feel off the putter face, ball ran nice and true. I personally don't like the Pro V1 as find it a bit too soft but this felt a nice intermediate point. tiny bit softer and think they would be perfect.

    overall a nice ball, cover held up well only one big scuff mark when really hit a wedge hard. slight criticism would be that I found with 3 wood it would have more side spin with off centre hits thought it could have been me. Going to play with them again and would probably sacrifice a bit of control off the tee as felt i had a lot more control from scoring range and the ball still reacted out of the rough.

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