Pro V1 Dissapointment

Domenico E

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!

Hi Domenico, i really enjoy looking into every bit of equipment myself and to be honest i am not a Pro V1 "snob" I enjoy testing all equipment. In fact working at a golf course i get to do just that all the time when finding golf balls and so on and so forth. Some times playing whats "dominating" is not right for your game. I thought the same when i started playing golf, "yeah most pros play them so why not me?" well i found that to be a huge mistake. I actually found the older Pro Vs to really hurt my game and the old NXT Tour to be perfect for me. Untill the new ones came out. The cover combination with the dimple pattern has caused me to balloon almost all shots. That infact will give you a lot more spin but at a strong sacrifice of distance. Now not gaining the spin off the ball i dont think you quite hit it right. Im not agreeing with any one just remember if the ball dose not spin and stop or "hop and stop" play the ball back about a quarter to half a ball back in your stance. You more than likely are doing what i do on miss hits. You get the distance but that little gap dose not allow the ball to interact with the face and grooves just right so it will gain the launch but not the traction, or spin. Try sampling other balls then go back to the Pro V1 to see if it works. I personally love to practice with lower spin balls and force myself to relearn how to play spin on the ball. Mid ranged price balls that are spin balls usually have half the spin. So if you can get say a NXT Tour to hop and stop or back up, going to the Pro V1 you will back it 5-15 yards back. Also try swinging a bit easier and allow the club to do the work in other cases it can help the ball spin more. Hope i helped with this.

Mannequin

Domenico E

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!

Hi Domenico, i really enjoy looking into every bit of equipment myself and to be honest i am not a Pro V1 "snob" I enjoy testing all equipment. In fact working at a golf course i get to do just that all the time when finding golf balls and so on and so forth. Some times playing whats "dominating" is not right for your game. I thought the same when i started playing golf, "yeah most pros play them so why not me?" well i found that to be a huge mistake. I actually found the older Pro Vs to really hurt my game and the old NXT Tour to be perfect for me. Untill the new ones came out. The cover combination with the dimple pattern has caused me to balloon almost all shots. That infact will give you a lot more spin but at a strong sacrifice of distance. Now not gaining the spin off the ball i dont think you quite hit it right. Im not agreeing with any one just remember if the ball dose not spin and stop or "hop and stop" play the ball back about a quarter to half a ball back in your stance. You more than likely are doing what i do on miss hits. You get the distance but that little gap dose not allow the ball to interact with the face and grooves just right so it will gain the launch but not the traction, or spin. Try sampling other balls then go back to the Pro V1 to see if it works. I personally love to practice with lower spin balls and force myself to relearn how to play spin on the ball. Mid ranged price balls that are spin balls usually have half the spin. So if you can get say a NXT Tour to hop and stop or back up, going to the Pro V1 you will back it 5-15 yards back. Also try swinging a bit easier and allow the club to do the work in other cases it can help the ball spin more. Hope i helped with this.

You sire did help, thanks

Domenico E

Mannequin

Domenico E

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!

Hi Domenico, i really enjoy looking into every bit of equipment myself and to be honest i am not a Pro V1 "snob" I enjoy testing all equipment. In fact working at a golf course i get to do just that all the time when finding golf balls and so on and so forth. Some times playing whats "dominating" is not right for your game. I thought the same when i started playing golf, "yeah most pros play them so why not me?" well i found that to be a huge mistake. I actually found the older Pro Vs to really hurt my game and the old NXT Tour to be perfect for me. Untill the new ones came out. The cover combination with the dimple pattern has caused me to balloon almost all shots. That infact will give you a lot more spin but at a strong sacrifice of distance. Now not gaining the spin off the ball i dont think you quite hit it right. Im not agreeing with any one just remember if the ball dose not spin and stop or "hop and stop" play the ball back about a quarter to half a ball back in your stance. You more than likely are doing what i do on miss hits. You get the distance but that little gap dose not allow the ball to interact with the face and grooves just right so it will gain the launch but not the traction, or spin. Try sampling other balls then go back to the Pro V1 to see if it works. I personally love to practice with lower spin balls and force myself to relearn how to play spin on the ball. Mid ranged price balls that are spin balls usually have half the spin. So if you can get say a NXT Tour to hop and stop or back up, going to the Pro V1 you will back it 5-15 yards back. Also try swinging a bit easier and allow the club to do the work in other cases it can help the ball spin more. Hope i helped with this.

You sire did help, thanks

Any time glad it helped even if it was a little haha. A lot of people have to realize one thing when it comes to equipment its all based dominantly on machine tests. So "forgiving" balls and clubs are all near square to ideal open 2 degrees at impact just moved the ball around for off center hits. There are some balls that really make a difference in flight. Thats where i would start to look. Start out with well seeing how you want spin control and Pro V1 preformance like others get, really try out a few rounds with the NXT Tour, every one i know calls it the poor mans Pro V. It really is close in all around play and is cheaper.

Just go with the ball that works for you... here's a thought, what ball did you use when you shot your best round ever? Stick with that ball until you shoot 10 strokes over your best score. Then switch to another ball, keep using it until you shoot +10 on your best round with the new ball... keep the cycle. Better yet make it +5 before you switch balls.

I'll just say that the ProV1x's are working for me, not only have I been shooting well lately but have been making shots that I have not before. And because of that I won't use any other ball...

If the Pro V1 doesn't work for you, try using the NXT series or the Pro V1x. I like the Pro V1, but it doesn't give me the same control and performance as the Pro V1x. I'd just keep using different Titleist golf balls until you find a model that works.

Domenico,

I am perplexedby your statement that you are not spinning the ProV1 enough for your liking, yet you are getting more spin from other balls.  All of the top shelf balls out there spin and I have tried them all.  The ProV1 ball is very good all around.  I really like the feel on putts and reaction from my irons.  I did not not see appreciable difference in spin between the other balls.   Ultimately you need to play the ball you score best with and have confidence in.  If you FEEL that you get more spin with another ball then good luck!  I wish you well.  I play ProV1x and believe it is a great ball!