Pro V1 Dissapointment

 Hey Guys, you probs know me by now, that im young, and crappy, and quite interested in ball fitting, especially with Titleist. But, every time I buy a sleeve of Pro V1's before my round, they don't seem to work for me. Well not completely, but I can't spin like the B330(s) or 20XI-S. IM going to keep buying till im happy, but it's got my questioning, is Titleist really the #1 ball in golf?

Hi Domenico,

It's great to see your commitment to finding the right ball for your game. One thing to keep in mind in your search and evaluation is really to focus on finding the ball that will lower your scores and not to focus solely on one performance attribute.

If you can give me some more detail around what you are experiencing I will work with the team here to help you out. 

For example, when you mention that you are having trouble spinning the Pro V1, are you not able to hold greens with scoring shots and is the ball rolling out?

Also, how is the ball performing in other areas of your game? How does it perform on full swing approach shots with short irons?

What are you seeing with long iron shots? Is the ball flying straight or are you seeing a lot of shot dispersion?

Where are a majority of your drives landing? In the fairway or in the rough?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Sorry man - I don't buy it - with a solid strike, any ball will spin sufficiently enough to hold a green - especially a Pro V1!!!.  This is of couse barring any extraordinary circumstances, such as a flyer, or very hard, fast greens.

Do you really think people like Adam Scott, Rory, and all of these other geniuses of golf would play a ball that doesn't spin enough?  You have to strike it well for it to spin.

 

I would worry more about your technique and your swing, but best of luck in your search

 

 

 

If Proc V's were the best ball for everyone, everyone would be using them. There are a lot of great balls out there. Yes they are a great ball but they might not be the best for you. Play what works best for you and don't try and force the issue.

Hi Domenico,

It may not be your ball ... Perhaps your grooves are wearing out on your clubs? You'd be amazed at how much spin you can achieve with new irons, especially Vokey wedges.

Another factor could be late summer greens, which are typically fairly firm this time of year. Any golf ball will have more roll out on firm greens. 

That's the fun of golf, there's always several factors that will affect ball performance.

 

Guess another question is how many chances are you having per round to hit greens in regulation (GIR) regardless if the ball is spinning for you or not? if it’s a low percentage, I would be working on getting into the opportunity to hit the green in reg then work on compressing the ball to spin. The ProV1 may not be the ball for you, have you tried the NXT Tour or NXT. Just a thought

they are the number 1 in golf

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager

Hi Domenico,

It's great to see your commitment to finding the right ball for your game. One thing to keep in mind in your search and evaluation is really to focus on finding the ball that will lower your scores and not to focus solely on one performance attribute.

If you can give me some more detail around what you are experiencing I will work with the team here to help you out. 

For example, when you mention that you are having trouble spinning the Pro V1, are you not able to hold greens with scoring shots and is the ball rolling out?

Also, how is the ball performing in other areas of your game? How does it perform on full swing approach shots with short irons?

What are you seeing with long iron shots? Is the ball flying straight or are you seeing a lot of shot dispersion?

Where are a majority of your drives landing? In the fairway or in the rough?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


The Pro V1 is always releasing, even after full wedges taken with divots as a result of hitting down. Getting them to bite is the hardest part, other than they are flawless; long drives that are straight, good iron flight, just no control.

JPHB

Sorry man - I don't buy it - with a solid strike, any ball will spin sufficiently enough to hold a green - especially a Pro V1!!!.  This is of couse barring any extraordinary circumstances, such as a flyer, or very hard, fast greens.

Do you really think people like Adam Scott, Rory, and all of these other geniuses of golf would play a ball that doesn't spin enough?  You have to strike it well for it to spin.

 

I would worry more about your technique and your swing, but best of luck in your search

This is true, however, those players achieve much more spin naturally than I, a low flight, low spin player. And even on solid wedge strikes they don't perform like others do. Hey, maybe they're not supposed to. All I know is that the wedge spin is dissapointing, especially after all of Titleist kick ass commercials.

 

 

I know your asking that quistion in a biast forum so of course your going to get Titleist is number one answers. And im a Titleist ProV guy my self. I get given free golf balls at every tourny i play in. you know the complimetory door prize for showing up and playing. and if they arnt ProV's i tend to give them away. I've hit them here and there to give them a try. But my Old PGA Pro gave them this advice on golf balls as well as training.

So why do i give the others away in a brief answer: nowing how the ball will react thats what pros base their game off of and its just as important in the amature world. If your not a spinner that fine but if you know how far the ball will roll out then you can adjust your game to play to those comon results.

But more importantly to Your Question Is Titleist really the #one ball in golf: YES and i say this for these reason. More EURO,ASIAN,and PGA pros use these balls than any other ball on the market. and ite by almost more than a 10-1 margen on any given event. They are number one in sales every fiscal quarter of almost every year. Now im not telling you the Pro V line is for you but what i am saying is If the over whelming Majority of Pro's use this ball and they have the highs sales numbers dont you think they might be the best ball. Just saying they are a trully Proven equipment. and you can say that for almost everything titleist has done.

Cheers, Fairways and Greens Simba

The balls you play might no be the right ball for you so that's means you should get fitted

Enough of the "Titleist is the #1 Ball in golf already" so you should use it.  Taylor Made is supposedly the #1 Driver on tour.  Does that everyone on this board should blindly follow and buy Taylor Made Drivers?  I would think not.  Posting that you should use the Pro V because it is the #1 ball is doing a disservice to people who have legitimate questions. 

John L

I know your asking that quistion in a biast forum so of course your going to get Titleist is number one answers. And im a Titleist ProV guy my self. I get given free golf balls at every tourny i play in. you know the complimetory door prize for showing up and playing. and if they arnt ProV's i tend to give them away. I've hit them here and there to give them a try. But my Old PGA Pro gave them this advice on golf balls as well as training.

So why do i give the others away in a brief answer: nowing how the ball will react thats what pros base their game off of and its just as important in the amature world. If your not a spinner that fine but if you know how far the ball will roll out then you can adjust your game to play to those comon results.

But more importantly to Your Question Is Titleist really the #one ball in golf: YES and i say this for these reason. More EURO,ASIAN,and PGA pros use these balls than any other ball on the market. and ite by almost more than a 10-1 margen on any given event. They are number one in sales every fiscal quarter of almost every year. Now im not telling you the Pro V line is for you but what i am saying is If the over whelming Majority of Pro's use this ball and they have the highs sales numbers dont you think they might be the best ball. Just saying they are a trully Proven equipment. and you can say that for almost everything titleist has done.

Cheers, Fairways and Greens Simba

FINALLY a straight forward answer; you John L, are a star

jim p

Enough of the "Titleist is the #1 Ball in golf already" so you should use it.  Taylor Made is supposedly the #1 Driver on tour.  Does that everyone on this board should blindly follow and buy Taylor Made Drivers?  I would think not.  Posting that you should use the Pro V because it is the #1 ball is doing a disservice to people who have legitimate questions. 

TESTIFY!

Grooves being worn, or thin mean nothing as they are not what make the ball spin, they are for channeling debris while in the rough or under wet conditions you can spin a ball with no grooves at all, if you compress it. Spin rates have a lot to do with how the ball performs, and different people spin it differently. my son finally switched to the best ball made Titleist after experimenting with Burners, the burners ballooned and went nowhere, he now plays DT Solos and when he tested them, there was a 15 yard difference.