ProV1x and i have been inseparable since i've become a plus handicap because of its consistency from tee to green, but having to switch balls after any 50+ yard wedge shot has become more and more difficult. not just on my wallet, but on my game as well. its tough to part ways with a ball after a good hole, but with the tears I'm putting into the covers, i really have no choice as I'm seeing it slightly affect my ball flight off the tee and my confidence looking down at a big cut in the ball as well. the same go's for the more durable ProV1, and these cuts are coming from worn-grooved wedges and even well struck short iron shots (712 MB) I've found more durable golf balls elsewhere in the market, but really don't want to part ways with titleist and begin a whole new confidence process with a new brand of golf ball. is this a fluke? or is this a problem with many better-players who use titleist golf balls? price is also an issue as i stated earlier... (i'm going through at least 6 balls per 18-holes) any suggestions???
I recently bought a sleeve of prov1xs from my local course golf shop and took them out to play. After I hit my tee shot all i had was a wedge to the green (a short par 4). As I walk up to the green after hitting an ok 56* (kinda scooped it) i mark my ball on the green and examine my ball to bind that the covering was peeling or had some loose "strands". I was shocked after only hitting two shots that this would happen! Arent provxs supposed to be sturdy? If anyone else has had this happen please let me know. Is it something to do with the grooves on my wedge or something with the ball? Thanks
Thanks for the feedback. We really appreciate hearing what our Team Titleist members have to say and it's helpful to hear about the different experiences. As for your questions on the Pro V1x cover, here is a little more background information.The cover of the Pro V1 and Pro V1x features Urethane, a soft material that transmits a softer sensation to the hands and provide more scoring spin than Surlyn-covered golf ball models. The Pro V1 and Pro V1x are designed primarily to maximize scoring spin and feel for higher overall performance.New irons and wedges will all have a tendency to shear the golf ball (for some people) because the grooves are new and sharper. The shear affect does vary from player to player and the characteristics of a player's swing in combination with the design of their higher lofted clubs can also have a major impact on abrasions due to iron shots (called "shear damage"). If you tend to be steeper on your attack, you may see more shearing then if you were more shallow.
Feel free to send me a PM if you have any additional questions. Thanks again.
Mike DePaoloTeam Titleist Manager
Spend the money on lessons, and use Titleist Balls. They are the best ball, unless you use a rock, they
don't cut and they stop dead when they land. The pro and low handicap golfers seem to use the same ball
for the whole round, and they smash it, on every shot. You must be doing something wrong.
You must be using a wedge with a sand face for extra bite. Of course they will show pieces of the cover being used
with that type of clubface.
Of course, great balls. But lets get it right, the pro's change their ball every two to three holes.
The ProV1x and Pro V1 do shear of the face of a wedge occasionally, but nothing like the old balata balls! Playing those was expensive!
What is interesting is that the majority of the current players have not changed to the new Pro V's.. I personally prefer the new V1x to the old
Ya, pro V's and other high quality golf balls have a thin cover so they get cut up much easier. Usually the cuts come from miss hits and hitting trees and cart paths ect. Do yourself a favor and buy a ball retriever. Use the the prov's when your playing a round or tournament and the other ones when you practice.. thats what I do.
Hay AVERY.S its no fluke I've used prov1x balls for years and I'm always scuffing them up with my wedge shots.Did the same thing the other day took out brand new x teed off on short par 4 had about 20 yards left to flag pulled out my new 52 degree vokey wedge to hit a little low one hop and check and it destroyed the cover, but man it sure did check up.I guess its the price you pay to get a ball thats long off the tee and to check up on the greens. As far as these guys saying we are doing something wrong with our swing I DONT THINK SO and BTW PGA PROS are always changing balls.Sorry I dont have any good suggestions. I've tried other urethane balls and they do the same thing.
Why do Velocity scuff up more that Pro-V or the old NXT, I'm a 8 / 9 handicap so I usually make good swings and contact, just after a few holes the white paint chips or scuffs up...Not sure if effects the ball but hard to look at so I replace that gets expensive after a while.. Did Titleist use different paint / cover material ???
I agree with the most here. The Prov's does scratch of with well hit wedges (irons). Its just a price we all have to pay for using good golf balls. When playing tournaments or important matches always use fresh Prov's at your expense, when just practicing have a good balance of new and slightly used Prov's.
As consulation to everyone... when you scratch off a ProV, it just means that you hit a good shot. Be happy about the shot that you just hit. Don't get disappointed with what happened to the ball.
Enjoy and Happy Golfing!