Test Prov1s

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Andrew S


Iv been reading on the american discussions that some of them are getting the new test ball. Are any Canadian Team Titleist members getting some to test?

Shawn P.


I was just gonna ask that question. Thanks for such a quick response Mitch. Hopefully I can try these bad boys out.

Cheers Shawn

Andrew S


Ok thanks, I did not know if it was just for Americans.

Andrew

Andrew S


Is there anyway of increasing the odds to get a sleeve?

Dylan B


Awesome can't wait!!

Dylan B


Awesome i can't wait!

Mitch D


Hello there!
Since some have been asking both here on the discussion boards, via Twitter and by way of email...

A selection of Team Titleist Canada Members will be receiving Test White Box Samples of a new golf ball in the coming days/weeks.

Members are selected based on a number of criteria which includes, but is not limited to the following:
-Must be a Team Titleist Canada Member
-Must be a Canadian Resident
-Profile complete with accurate shipping information
-Member profile completeness and participation within the Team Titleist Canada community

Cheers,
Mitch D
Team Titleist Canada

Mat910D3


Mitch D

Hello there!
Since some have been asking both here on the discussion boards, via Twitter and by way of email...

A selection of Team Titleist Canada Members will be receiving Test White Box Samples of a new golf ball in the coming days/weeks.

Members are selected based on a number of criteria which includes, but is not limited to the following:
-Must be a Team Titleist Canada Member
-Must be a Canadian Resident
-Profile complete with accurate shipping information
-Member profile completeness and participation within the Team Titleist Canada community

Cheers,
Mitch D
Team Titleist Canada

Great news Mitch!

Hopefully I'll get lucky and have the chance to try the new ProV1x now that my tournament season has come to an end... It would be a great time to test the new ball and the new 913 line and prep the bag for an even better 2013 season!

Math

Matthew S


That's great news Mitch! would love to test out some of the new balls. hopefully I'm chosen and they get here before the snow falls....had a light fall yesterday up in Huntsville.....scary stuff.

Travis A


I was just thinking the same thing.

Kris B


I hope to be part of the Team Titleist Canada Member group test.  TIA

Kris B

Alex Z


That would sure make for one great birthday present Mitch - Oct 17th I am celebrating 40 years.

Michael Y


Alex, 

I turn 40 1 month later in November.  Going to San Francisco and Monterey, some new seeds would be great :). Former mini-tour pro, love to provide feedback on the best equipment in the business when ever possible!!!

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On 2012-10-13, at 3:40 PM, Alex Z <bounce-alexz9@acushnetgolf.com> wrote:

Alex Z replied to Re: Test Prov1s in Golf Balls.

That would sure make for one great birthday present Mitch - Oct 17th I am celebrating 40 years.

Michael Martysiewicz


I hope to hear that titleist sends some Northerners test balls. To test and heck to keep cause they look cool with test on them.  Hope to receive mine in the mail soon !!  

Shawn P.


Look what just showed up at my door. Thanks Mitch and everyone at Titleist for including me the Testing of the new ProV1. I will be taking these to the course on my next round. I will also post my feedback once completed.

Cheers Shawn

Mat910D3


Got them also!

Can't wait to give them a try!

Thanks TeamTitleist ;)

Math

Andrew S


Got mine today cant wait to use them. 

Thanks Team Titleist 

Andrew S

Stephen M


Mine came too. can't wait to test em

 

Stephen

Sean A


I received a sleeve of the test balls as well... so excited to try them tonight... will post my feedback tomorrow.

Thanks Team Titleist!!

Sean

FJL


Shawn P.

Look what just showed up at my door. Thanks Mitch and everyone at Titleist for including me the Testing of the new ProV1. I will be taking these to the course on my next round. I will also post my feedback once completed.

Cheers Shawn

Mine showed up as well today, thank you for including me in the process.   I am humbled to say the least.

I noticed that in the above picture of the balls that Shawn received, the number of the ball is in his sleeve is red and the sleeve that I received, the number is black in colour.  I'm assuming that these are (and he was sent) a sleeve of the ProV1x  and that mine are a sleeve of the ProV1. 

If this is the case, I applaud you Mitch because it tells me that you and Team Titleist actually do strive for excellence because this information can only be had by reviewing our profiles and thereby sending the appropriate ball to the actual end user for a proper evaluation.  

Again Mitch, well done in thinking of details such as this and thank you for my inclusion.

Mitch D


Hello F.J.L,
First, thank you very much for the kind words.  And thank YOU for your participation on Team Titleist Canada.

Profile information is most definitely taken into account when sending TEST product to our loyal supporters.  That is why we often send out reminders to Team Titleist Members to ensure that their profiles are indeed complete and accurate. 

Thanks again for your kind words and support.  We look forward to you feedback about the product.

Cheers,
Mitch D
Team Titleist Canada

Alex Z


Enjoy the test balls guys. Please let us know how they perform compared to the current ProV's

Bilal M


Hello Mitch, 

Just wondering how I can get the opportunity to take part in the testing of the new Titleist balls? 

Thanks.

Bilal 

Matthew S


Got my balls late last night as well ProV1x

thanks Mitch!! 

First look the balls look identical, same dimple pattern but the colour looks slightly less white. Not sure when I'll get on course with them but they feel good off the putter face. Lol

Peter C


Just got my sleeve of ProV1x's too!!!!  Just need the weather to cooperate this weekend! :)

Thanks Team Titleist!!!!

Jeremy M


Would love to get a few of these to try out!

Steve H


HI everyone the people that get these tset balls will have to let me know howe they are.

Thanks

Steve H

Stephen M


I tested mine today and had 2 1putt birdies and 2 chipins for pars. They are great and I am still in test mode.

 

Thanks Mitch

 

Stephen

 

 

FJL


Hi guys!

Well, I played with the TEST balls today (walked and carried) and have just completed the survey and logged on here to share some of my observations .  Bottom line is, I was very impressed with the sleeve of black numbered TEST balls that I received from Team Titleist, just as I was impressed as well in all the previous year's introductions of the ProV1 (lol).    

Needless to say I'm a little tired because I played a two ball game with myself, I made it a point to hit the TEST ball first every time throughout the round and in most cases, used the same club for both balls on their respective holes.  The TEST balls were easily controllable from the Driver through to the mid irons where I had to hit full swings to three-quarter shots to knock-downs.

The short irons saw the TEST ball spin quite substantially and mostly jumped/spun to the right and then spun back once they landed, but with more play, I'm sure that I'll get used to it as it's easily controlled through practice.  The ProV1 that I presently use comes into the green with a "one bounce, two bounce... stop" and can always count on that type of performance from it.  So having experienced this additional spin/control factor from the TEST ball with short irons, I challenged all and any pitch/chip shots, with the TEST ball, taking advantage of it's softness and spin controlability and it performed admirably for that portion of my game.  The regular Prov1 did as well, but on several holes it was not as consistent in it's spin rate unless I was taking advantage of placing it higher into the wind. 

On a fun note, I had to perform several "Philthy Phil's" today because I found myself short sided, but only with the TEST ball for some reason, the TEST ball truly excelled.

Putting was a bit of a chore because the greens had been recently punched/airated but not top dressed with sand.  There is definately a softer feel coming off the putter head with the TEST ball, which I like because it forces me to smooth the stroke and commit to pushing the stroke and following through down the line.... loved the feel. 

With my regular ProV1, I shot par and with the TEST ball, shot two over par.  I wouldn't hesitate to introduce this ball to my game.  

Wendy H


Got my test balls yesterday. I hope to try them out on the weekend. Thank you Titleist for letting a rookie try out the new balls.

Jake S


Just got the highly desirable little box in the mail. Thanks Team Titleist!!

Here's to hoping the forcasted snow doesn't stick around and I get a chance to test them.

Bilal M


Hi Team Titleist, I was wondering how long it would take the test pro V balls to arrive, if you are on the test panel list. 

Thanks

Bilal M. 

Erock


The test balls with red numbers...... I am in Canada east of Toronto...the test balls came yesterday by regular mail...and today,friday Oct.19 2012 I tested them at my home course...Deer Creek Golf Club in Ajax Ontario...I played the Ruby/Diamond North Course.  The new test balls steadily hit 2-5 yards further off the tees(Blue tees) further than my PROv1x  and my  WilsonStaff Zip....... Approach iron shots went long onto back parts of greens giving the feeling of a harder ball that can be swung with less power ....the shots flew very straight and gave me feeling of confidence and consistantcy...I dont play spins onto greens and the ups and downs that were close stuck perfectly...these test balls landed my flops nicely,,getting under them for shorter flops felt like a softer ball with more short game accuracy.......Puting the new test balls with my Del Mar Scotty Cameron , they rolled better,further and straighter....I felt I had to ease up on my power on greens also as they came off the putter face slightly quicker.....a bit lighter touch impact would be enough to send them off well....they roll better......Overall they performed better than any ball ever .

Erock


    I played the Moe Norman Pro-AM Oct.2 2012 in Brantford Ontario . I used ProV1x .ProV1, and Velocity there...and the Velocity went the furthest and the ProV1x the more accurate . But after playing today with the new test balls I feel the new test balls are better all around and they are the best Titleist ball ever .

Kris B


Hi Mitch,

My Pro V1x test balls just arrived... thank you for including me in your Team Titleist Canada prototype golf ball test.  The first observation I made was that the prototype ball is much whiter than the current ball (something another member mentioned) also the A.I.M. (alignment Integrated Marking) Sidestamp is different than the current ball... longer and similar to what was used on the older Pro V1x balls, which I prefer because I do use it to align my putts... also the dimples on the Test ball feel slightly deeper (maybe just me but the dimples do feel different).   

I hope to get on the golf course in the next few days, weather and body permitting, to conduct the test and comparison of the present Pro V1x with the prototype Test ball and look forward to completing the survey.  Heavy rain out my door right now but the weather guy is calling for a few breaks over the next few days so I should be able to complete the On-Course Evaluation and survey shortly.  Thanks again for including this old duffer in your Titleist R&D process with my 13 handicap I may be able to give you some idea of how a mid to high handicap golfer finds the performance comparison between the old and the 3 test balls you were kind enough to send.  

Regards,

Kris 

Shell


I received a sleeve this week. I am in PEI, Canada. Used one yesterday. Hit every shot twice one with the test ball one with my regular Pro V1. Plan on doing this a couple of more week before completing my survey. Initial impressions were the ball felt more solid, gained 6-8yds in distance off the tee. Better spin control into the greens. I was impressed with the performance and there was not a mark on the ball when I finished playing and I have new SM4 wedges in my bag!

Peter C


Managed to get out and test my prototype V1x's yesterday and overall (no surprises here) they performed as well as the current model, but i think they felt a little softer off of long/mid-iron full shots and i definitely noticed a higher launch with more spin than i'm used to.  Didn't experience any consistent major distance gains/losses, but that could also be attributable to my swing inconsistencies more than the ball characteristics.

Thanks again Titleist for allowing me to be part of your product testing! 

Rob M


Hey Mitch, I havent seen any of those test balls yet....any chance? being a former CPGA member, you know I will fill out the survey.

Mitch D


Hello Rob,
Thanks for the note and your interest in receiving TEST product.

Due to a limited to supply and an always growing Team Titleist Canada Community...TEST product was not sent to all Team Titleist Members.  Instead, a group was chosen based on a number of criteria. One of which was a completed address in their Team Titleist profile. From there, members were chosen based on profile completion, participation on discussion boards/blogs, ball type, etc.

While we would absolutely love to include every Team Titleist Member in the test panel, we simply do not have enough supply of this prototype test product to be able to do so successfully.

If you would like to participate in future Team Titleist TEST Panels please make sure your profile information is complete and you continue to interact on Team Titleist Canada on a regular basis.

Cheers,
Mitch D
Team Titleist Canada


  

Shawn P.


Hey Mitch and Team Titleist,

I was able to get out and do some testing on the Prototype ProV1's. I received the test balls with Red Numbers (ProV1x). On arrival I noticed aswell the ball was a brighter white. The balls also seemed lighter than usual.

I still have more testing to do so this is just a first glance review. The balls felt firmer off the tee and on long iron shots. They seemed to go a little further then the previous model. There wasnt much spin off the tee which is what I expected to happen. For long iron shots I didn't notice anything different than a few extra yards in distance. 

Short iron shots under 150 yards were great. The ball reacted well and gave me great feeling and more confidence. On wedge shots around the green it reacted amazing aswell. Felt soft on short shots. They spin back really well and with ease. I'm not huge into spinning the ball back with previous models but I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary and it just seemed to want to spin more. 

The best part about this ball was the putting. First off I'm huge into using the AIM marker on the side of the ball. It was large enough that I didn't have to draw any lines on my ball. The balls felt soft of the face of the putter and rolled really true. I was able to lag up closer with the feel of this ball.

Thanks again Mitch and Team Titleist for including me in this test panel. I will have a more detailed review once I get a few more rounds under my belt with these.

Cheers Shawn

dustin c


I got to give the test balls a go this week !   not sure what balls i had but i liked them   hit two shots every location throughout the round not knowing what ball i hit until i got to them.  my nxt vs test ball     ball flight was the same with a little higher spin rate on the test ball moving it more left and right on shot shaping distance wise pretty much identical  .  test ball also grabbed a little harder on the greens due to higher spin.  putting  the test ball came off the face a little faster it seemed but rolled nice .  i would use this ball next season if i knew what i was hitting.  thank you titleist for including me in this test    maybe you could send me some mbs say 3i to pw  with dg s300 shatfs  to test for the next few years????   just a thought !!!!   

Mat910D3


I played a few rounds and practice a lot with the test ball... enough so that I have answered the survey.

Initial impressions are that the ball launches a little higher and spins a little less of almost every clubs. It's easier to notice in the longer clubs (quite nice actually with the 3 wood off the deck and the 3-4 iron). With the cold and damp temperature, I did not notice any major distance gain compare to the 2011 V1x of the driver. It flew a little longer with most irons and what I liked most was the fact that it did not want to spin back as much with the 7-8-9 irons. I could still spin it a lot if needed but otherwise, it was more hop and stop from 100+. On partial wedge shots, spin and feel were similar. The test ball sometimes launched higher but still had some spin... It was a little harder to hit the low spinner from less than 60 yards. Did not notice any difference with the putter.

The major difference for me was the durability... much much better than the old one! Instead of scuffing out of bunkers (SM4 wedges) the cover simply changed colors a bit without any shredding. Great job on this!

Thanks again for including me in the test panel. Really enjoyed it!

Keep up the good work

Math

Dylan B


I only got to play one round with these then all the courses here all closed down for winter! Which was a huge disappointment for me! Now I can not wait till Maui in December!

The link on my paper i got will not work for some reason on my Mac, Can anyone give me the proper link where i can do the survey? Thank you!!

Pedro


Just tried the prototype ball the other day,(had to go south to find an open golf course) but i am very pleased with how it performed. My overall impression is that it combines the playability (and then some) of the previous version with the durability and distance of the current version. I am looking forward to putting them in play full time, having confidence in my equipment is a big deal for me so i am hoping to see some lower scores as a result.

 

Thank you Titleist for listening to your players and providing us with the quality equipment that we love!

Mitch D


Hi Dylan,
Sorry to hear that you were only able to get one round in with the TEST Golf Balls.  Always a challenge with our Canadian climate at this time of year.  It is great to hear that you'll be making it out to Maui in December to play some golf!

As for the survey link, the one on the letter you received is indeed correct.  We have had many others fill out the survey already on Mac and PC's and I just tested the link out myself now.  Perhaps you can attempt the survey on a different computer when/if that is available.  

Thank you for you comment and your participation in the TEST Panel.  We look forward to hearing from you again on Team Titleist.

Cheers,
Mitch D
Team Titleist Canada

Frank H


Why does everyone keep calling these balls the new Pro V 1, I play Pro V 1's, in fact this summer I switched back to them after a long run with the ProV1x, and this test ball, (with black #'s) is not a ProV1, in fact if I were to geuss it is a cross between an NXT Tour and a ProV1x.  I play year round and have had a considerable amount of time with this ball, it is straight with the tee shot, and approach, but not near as soft, nor does it come close to the spin with the Vokey's. 

I would recommend it to a 15 or higher handicap that is using a putter with an insert on the face.  For me, I miss the feel on the short game, but I could definitely get used to it's durability.

Michael M


Hi Mitch

I realize that this may be a bit late however - I was one of the lucky ones to get a sleeve of the new prototypes.  Unfortunately they arrived the day before I went in for knee surgery.!%#!   Now that I am home and back on line I have been reading some of the comments with great interest.  As I am out of action until January, by which time I may be knee deep in snow, I am prepared to send my sleeve out to someone who wants to try them out and still has some season left.  Otherwise I will give them a good workout in the spring even though I suspect that will be toooo late for your testing purposes. 

Sincere thanks for including me in the testing program and for providing what I think are the best products in golf!!

 

Mike M

Bill P


I was sent a sleeve to test I am in Etobicoke Ont

dave w


Thank you Mitch and Team Titleist for including me in the testing program I received my three balls in mid Oct but weather and schedule have conspired against me and I haven't had the chance to play but i am getting out this weekend  so when I went to get the balls and letter to head out to the course all I could find was the balls ...why?..... I lost the letter or so my wife claims......But.she threw it out!... Really..she did....No really.....Really she did throw it out.......and That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I notice in the post something about a survey link could you Email me the link so I can still participate in the testing

 

Thanks

 

Wendy H


I finally got to test out the new balls this week. Keeping in mind I am an amateur compared to most of you, I found them them very soft off the tee and seemed to get more overall distance. They were amazing around the green and I felt I could control the ball better off my wedges. Overall they did a lot for my confidence as I had more 'feel' for the ball.

I tried to post my results to the link sent with the balls last October but it appears it isn't up anymore. Sorry for the delay but we had an early winter and a late spring and I didn't want to use these until the weather warmed up.

If these are the new ProV1 I will be getting more as I was very happy with them. Thank you.

Guy P


Sorry for the delay, the weather was very bad to test those balls. I tried them last week and it was a huge difference. They seem to be longer and the feel around the green...wow! The cover look more resistant, then the older version.

Thank you very much, I'm proud to play with Titleist equipment. 


Guy, Granby, Qc

gilles c


Hi Mitch

Would be nice to compare them with 2010 NXT Tour, I am trying to find a ball as nice on contact as those 2010 NXT's.

Cheers

Gilles