What Titleist ball is best for my swing speed.

My swing speed is around 85mph and I drive the ball 240 yards on average. People have been telling be I can increase my distance by using the NXT Tour or the Velocity. While I am open to suggestions to better my game, I am playing well with my Pro V1's. I would like to increase my distance but I worry it would sacrifice the feel and spin I get with the Pro V1. Any ideas on what to do? Many thanks.

If I were you I would stick with a ProV1 or try the Prov1x.  With the NXT Tour and Velocity your going to lose the feel, and that should be more important than your distance.  Short game and putting are what is going to lower your scores so stick with the ProV series.

ryan,

as many here will say, you should choose a ball by testing from the green/greenside back to the tee.  1/3 of your strokes are 100yds and in, so you need to choose a ball that does what you want it to do around the greens.  my game is about like yours - 87mph ss and driver distance 230-250yds.  i've played the pro v1 for a long time and will stick with it.  i've been able to make a pro v1 do things on and around greens that i couldn't do with any other golf balls.

granted i haven't tried the nxt tour or velocity, but i doubt those two balls will provide as much drop and stop power as the pro v1.  so if you want to revamp your iron and short game for a few more yards off the tee, go for it.  but your best bet is to increase your fitness and flexibility for more distance off the tee (and maybe a fitting for a custom driver).  good luck.

-fred

Ryan,

I've been told that club head speed has nothing to do with correct golf ball fitting.  Titleist has three different traveling golf ball fitting vans that travel the US and fit golfers with the right ball.  I'd ask your club pro to contact his Titleist Rep and see about getting the van to your local club.  It is a great process and very informative.  If your club pro can't assist you I am sure someone at Titleist can direct you to a team.  There is a west coast team, mid-west team and an east coast team.  

  Hope this helps.

I would also suggest staying with Pro V's.  I've tried everything under the sun and seem to gain a total of 5 yards with "distance" balls.  I rely on the check and spin I can get around the green with my V1.  If money is no issue, stay with what works best.  There is no "one" ball that will fit you perfectly for every facet of the game.

The ProV1 and ProV1X are just as long, or longer, than any ball out there - stick with either one of them and you simply can't go wrong

While I don't use a ProV, I'd recommend against changing just for distance.  I'm getting better about slices and hooks, so my use of that may change.  I do get more distance with DT Solo, but most of that is run after landing.  Nice off of driver, but hard to stick a green.  I was losing too many balls with side spin off the fairway, so DT helps salvage some of those.  Gaining a half club with a differnt ball is given back if you lose a stroke from 130 yards and in. 

Don O

While I don't use a ProV, I'd recommend against changing just for distance.  I'm getting better about slices and hooks, so my use of that may change.  I do get more distance with DT Solo, but most of that is run after landing.  Nice off of driver, but hard to stick a green.  I was losing too many balls with side spin off the fairway, so DT helps salvage some of those.  Gaining a half club with a differnt ball is given back if you lose a stroke from 130 yards and in. 

I am a strong user of the ProV1x while at home here in Iowa and the ProV1 when we go South for the winter due to the lower humidity and type of courses I play on while there. Both have proven to be excellent for my game, but I do switch to the NXT Tour in the colder weather both here and South for maintaining distance and ball control as the ProV1 & ProV1x don't seem to perform as well for me in the cold. At my age, 71 and very close to 72, I still hit the ball in the range of 270 to 290 and my swing speed is hovering around 105 since last checked last Spring. I will  sy that the ProV1x has less spin for me and Ido prefer that ball over all, but regardless of what ball I play, all carry the Titleist name.

You can always buy a sleeve and try them out.  I have tried all the Titleist balls and always end back up with the ProV1X.  It is a toss-up between it and the Prov1, but I like the feel off the putter better with the X.  Seems like I have to hit a little harder on the V over the 1X.  Not sure if that is in my head or not, but to me it seems the X comes off the putter head better.  My swing speed is around 93-94 which all the old timers always tell me that I am wasting my money on the proV's, but they are going by old school metrics like a previous member said it is not all about swing speed as it use to be to be the deciding factor.  

I am real big on being consistent from the glove I use , to the swing I use ,  to the clubs I use and the balls I use.  I am a big fan of Titles and the Pro V 1.  I will however switch off and use different Titles depending on the weather conditions, the different seasons and the type of green .  Most golf courses I play at , I can reach the green with a driver and a iron.  Of course this depends on the length of the hole and there are some holes I will use a driver and 2 irons.  As i mentioned I am real big into consistency and I would stay with the ball that you are most comfortable with

try a pro v1.

I've been told I shouldn't play the Pro v's because my swing speed is around 90. The NXT tour S plays well for me but as I've read

in other posts, why give up the control and feel of the Pro V for a few yards off the driver. I would say that consistency and feel are

more important than absolute distance.

Hi all,

Great discussion going on here and the swing speed question is one we hear a lot. There are a number of variables to consider when looking for the best golf ball for your game, but fitting a golf ball based solely on driver swing speed is a myth.

When you're out on a golf course you are playing a wide variety of golf shots during the round. SInce a golf ball only reacts to the force being applied, different shots require different swing speeds in order to execute them properly. Keeping this in mind, a golf ball must perform for all golfers of all swing speeds on all shots, otherwise it won't perform for any golfer.

Here's a great post that sheds some more light on the topic as well. Definitely check this out...

http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/tourblog/archive/2011/06/10/titleist-performance-golf-ball-fitting-affects-of-swing-speed.aspx

In the meantime, here are some other helpful links:

Golf Ball Fitting: http://www.titleist.com/golf-ball-fitting/

Online Golf Ball Selection Tool: http://www.titleist.com/golf-ball-fitting/app/

A little birdie told me that there will be a video available on the Titleist website after the first of the year featuring a taped golf ball fitting session.  Looking forward to seeing how the fitting session works as they fit a golfer.

 

I have about the same SS as you.  I play the Pro V1x for serious rounds and play the NXT when I'm screwing around on my local course.  The local course I play is crazy hard and I lose a lot of balls there.  If not for that factor, I would play the V1x exclusively, but the cost would be insane at 4-5 balls lost per round.