Golf ball R&D

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Lighthouse Trek


I received two sleeves of golf balls each with two golf balls in them. Titleist NXT Tour S and Titleist NXT Tour. I was to test them on a coarse and submit my evaluation of them. However, the paper that contained the web address to submit the results I must have lost.  Does anyone know how I can obtain that information?

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Carlo Angelo I

Hmmm... how'd you get them?  It would be nice to be selected to be a part of an R&D.  I am on my 17th year of playing and never been part of one.  I honestly think I can make a good evaluation.

Hi Carlo Angelo,

The good news is that all Team Titleist members are considered for any potential upcoming product test panel opportunities. Just make sure to complete your profile and keep it up-to-date.

Keep in mind, each product test panel varies in size and we do our best to include as many members as possible in the different opportunities but the selection criteria can also vary from panel to panel.

I'm not sure what is on the horizon right now but hopefully we'll have some more opportunities in the near future.

Talk to you soon,

Mike

Carlo Angelo


Thanks for giving insight Mike.  I was just saying.  Indeed, hopefully I would get chosen on one.  It would be great to be part of a R&D.

More power!

Carlo

RUBEN R


  Mike ,

   I recevied a sleeve of ball to test and the website survey.titleist.com/s3/titleistprototype1 does not come up , Thanks

Ruben A Ramos

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


RUBEN R

  Mike ,

   I recevied a sleeve of ball to test and the website survey.titleist.com/s3/titleistprototype1 does not come up , Thanks

Ruben A Ramos

Hi Ruben,

Thanks for the heads up. I just tested the link and everything seems to be loading. Do you mind trying again and letting us know if you still experience any issues? Here is the link:

http://survey.titleist.com/s3/titleistprototype1

Thanks!

robbie c


I see that some people received 2 sleeves of golf balls.  I only received one, not sure if i was supposed to get another or not.  The ball in the sleeve is the best ive ever played and was wondering if I could find out which ball it is.

Frank L


Hi Mike:

Just completed the golf ball prototype 1 survey and the link worked fine.  I thought the prototype ball was terrific.  Will we eventually know what it was?  Thanks.

Frank

James H


I got a sleeve of balls today asking me to test them. I hope to get out and try them soon, but will have to see if the lovely Minnesota wetaher cooperates. I did want to ask if there is a difference as a friend of mine recieved some also but his had red numbers and mine were black.

greg p


James H

I got a sleeve of balls today asking me to test them. I hope to get out and try them soon, but will have to see if the lovely Minnesota wetaher cooperates. I did want to ask if there is a difference as a friend of mine recieved some also but his had red numbers and mine were black.

LOL.  I know what you mean about the weather cooperating.  Our weather here in Chicago is balmy in comparison.

Last year I was fortunate to test a couple of samples.  The weather during the test period was horrible--cold, wet, and extremely windy.  I'm not sure I came away with a true feel for all the capabilities but I did notice a huge difference in ball flight in the wind.

Have fun before the grass turns white!

KEITH S


The ball you received in the mail is suppose to be close in comparison to the ball you currently use.

KEITH S


The "Test" golf balls are suppose to be similar to or the new version of the golf balls you currently use 

Anthony M


I received one sleeve of balls, The putting aide line said TEST. what an awesome ball. I need to know which ball it was so Ican keep an eye out for it. It may not be new, but I still need to know which one it was. Thank You Titleist. The paper that came with my , the web addr was not excepting log in

Frank L


Appreciate the feedback.  The dimple pattern did look familiar ... looking forward to playing it!

Brett B


I tested the prototype ball Tuesday as well. Great feel with added distance. Played 6 holes and no scuff or cuts!

P.J.


I received my sleeve of balls today too.  They 'look' like Pro V1/V1x's, but feel slightly different than what I'm used to seeing from those models.  Having hit them yet, just meaning 'feel' by touching it.

My profile is that I typically play 'tour' balls, current one is Hex Tour, and these are comparison balls - so I'd expect they are similar to that (meaning ProV1/V1x), rather than a NXT Tour or Velocity ball.

I'm playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday...so, will have a chance to put this new ball through the paces!

-- P.J.

Lighthouse Trek


Robbie,

 

It is common to get one sleeve.  After completing the survey be patient. They sent me a sleeve of balls with the markings on them a few weeks after I completed my R&D.

 

Mark

Wango05


I am also having the same issue when I go to try and take the survey. The web address is not pulling up, any ideas?

troy w


hey mike, i was sent a sleeve of prototype golf balls as well but could not access the survey site. Loved the balls, was able to keep it straight and just as long as my current golf ball. felt a little softer of the putter face and had great feel around the green!!

 

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Hi Troy,

Thanks for the feedback. Happy to hear you enjoyed the testing experience. As for the survey links, I've tested them again and everything seems to be working. If you don't mind trying the links below again, it would be appreciated. Thanks a lot and keep us posted.

If your prototype golf balls had black numbers, please use the following link: http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1

If your prototype golf balls had red numbers, please use the following link: http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype2 

Thomas R


got my sleeve balls tested them today and tried to evaluate but couldn't sign in at http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype2

what should I do now?

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Thomas R

got my sleeve balls tested them today and tried to evaluate but couldn't sign in at http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype2

what should I do now?

Hi Thomas,

Do you mind trying to click on the link again? I just tested the link and was able to load the page without any issues. Let me know if you have any luck. Thanks.

- Mike

Griffin N


Can't wait to get out and try my Prototype Pro V1x's! Anyone with reviews on them please reply!

Titleist Fan 216


My name is Mary W.  I live in central Texas.  It was cloudy and even rained on us during our round.  I compared the new prototype ball to a Lady ball by another manufacturer today.  I have been playing the Lady ball for about a year with pretty good results.  The prototype went at least 15 yards further off the tee.  My long irons and my hybrid all went further and straighter.  I seemed to be able to control the ball better.  It had a very soft feel off the wedges and definitely checked up quicker on the greens.  It came off the putter soft.   I cut 11 strokes off my score today.  WOW!! I love, love, love this golf ball.

Thank you so very much for including me in the test.  Can't wait to see this golfball on the market.

KEITH S


Played today with the Prototype ball. This ball is better than ProV1. Its longer, more solid, yet great feel and has great action into, around, and on the green. I will definitely be playing this ball. 

JW


i'd like to receive a test sleeve, thanks

Matthew E


Was wondering how you can get one of these prototype balls.  I've heard nothing but AMAZING things about it, and I'd love to be able to give them a test and leave some feedback!

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Matthew E

Was wondering how you can get one of these prototype balls.  I've heard nothing but AMAZING things about it, and I'd love to be able to give them a test and leave some feedback!

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the posts and interest in participating in the test panel.

We make every effort to include as many Team Titleist members as possible but as you can imagine, we can't include everyone in every test panel.  

As for the selection process, all Team Titleist members are considered when we have opportunities like this but the final selection will vary depending on the test panel.  

Also, the more you participate and the more engaged you are with Team Titleist, from posting in the discussions and adding blog comments to completing your profile, the better your chances are at potentially opening the doors to these Team Titleist rewards.

And just to clarify, the golf balls that were sent out as part of the product test panel are part of our ongoing golf ball R&D process and are just test golf balls.  We are constantly developing prototype golf balls and through the evaluation process we review the feedback we receive to continue along the R&D path. 

Thanks again for being a part of Team Titleist.

Best,

Mike

Bud H


I Recieved A Sleeve Of Pro V Prototype Balls In The Mail. Really Surprized Me I'm Not What You Would Call A Pro V Fan Or Live In An Area That Is Over Populated About 40k Population. Played One Ball As Titleist Directed In Instructions. Played One Ball for 27 Holes As Then It Was Toast. Ok Here Goes, This Ball Did Not WOW Me On Distance, But Only About 3-5 Yards Shorter On Driver. Iron Distance Was About The Same. No WOW Factor As Far As Distance Goes. However Shots Were Straighter, Approach Distance Was More Predictable With Long Irons And Hybrids, Approch Shots Were "Where Do I Want This Ball To Go And Do" And It Was Just As I Wanted. The Third Ball I'm Saving for Club Championship Under Lock And Key, Gotta Keep It Safe And Warm. I Just Want To Know The Name Of This Ball And When It Will Be Released, Then I Will Be A Titleist Convert. Until Till Then I Will Continue To Play golf balls from other manufacturers As Course Conditions Dictates. Can You Send Me A Dozen for More Intense Evulation???????

Art M


This is my first test for Titleist. I received a sleeve of golf balls with an internet address to record my findings, but it doesn't work.The address is http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1. Can anyone give me some advise on how to get there?? Thanks 

John L


Hi Mike,

 

I have test results for the sleeve of prototypes sent to me. The http site is not accurate please send me the right location so I may record my feedback.

Thank you

John

7.6 handicap 54 years old

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


John L

Hi Mike,

 

I have test results for the sleeve of prototypes sent to me. The http site is not accurate please send me the right location so I may record my feedback.

Thank you

John

7.6 handicap 54 years old

Hi John,

Here are the links:

If your prototype golf balls had black numbers, please use the following link:http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1

If your prototype golf balls had red numbers, please use the following link:http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype2

I've tested both and they seem to be working on my end. Please let me know if you still run into any issues. Thanks.

 

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Art M

This is my first test for Titleist. I received a sleeve of golf balls with an internet address to record my findings, but it doesn't work.The address is http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1. Can anyone give me some advise on how to get there?? Thanks 

Hi Art,

Do you mind trying the link again? I just tested and the survey was opening for me without any trouble. Let me know if you still run into any issues. Thanks.

http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1

Michael F


I had to enter the entire address :  http://survey.titleist.com/s3/titleistprototype1   When I tried to enter just the survey or put a www in front it woould not come up properly.  Hope this helps.

Ken B


Funny, I just got a sleeve today...called prototypes.  They look like ProV1x's.  In the line on the side it says "Test".  Can't wait to try them out.  The website I have is probably not the same.

Tom B


Just got mine yesterday and they appear to be the same ball I tested before but we'll see when I use them. The previous one's were great

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roger p


I received a sleeve of Prototype PV1X's on 10/10/12.  I conducted the testing on 10/12/12.  When I went to the website, there was a message that the survey was complete.  Thanks for the balls.

Thomas K


I played 18 holes yesterday with the test ball versus a medley of ProV1X's, ProV1's and NXT's.  The test ball is longer than any of the other balls and spins well.  I'll play a different course next week in the same format.  But, so far, the black/red ball is very very good.

Joe D


I received a sleeve of golf balls marked Test. I would like to give you my response but I am unable to get the correct page. Joe D.

BARRY N


Mike,

the web address to submit feedback is not workingsurvey. SurveyGizmo is saying the link is not recognized

Thanks

Barry

Mahesh


Hi Mike,

I received a sleeve of prototype balls this week which I tested and provided the feedback in the survey. I noticed that it did not require me to log in. The instructions indicated that I need to, was this an error or a computer glitch? In any case, I signed with my email ID in the comment field towards the end of the survey. 

I enjoyed doing it for a company I respect and trust.

Best.

-mahesh-

Reynman


My friend got a sleeve of the Red and i usually play the prov1x so he let me try one.  I liked it, but not totally sold.   I played the regular pro v1 for years ane went to the X this year.  Feels like the new red is for higher swing speed players (I am only 105-110 with driver).  Ball was releasing with irons where I am used to it stopping on its mark.  I will prolly end up trying the regular ProV1 when these come to market.

Dave K


Mike,

I received my sleeve of "TEST" balls and when I completed the survey I realized that the survey never asked me to login in with my ID. I have sent in the results but I don't think that you guys have any way of knowing who it was. Do I need to send them in again ??

P.J.


I've played 54 holes, plus a short game practice session with these balls and was able to input my opinion based upon that.  I am assuming I had the ProV1 prototype, as this ball spun significantly more than I desired.  That's been my experience in the past, I much prefer the ProV1x for my game.  I'd have loved to have tried those as I think they'd compare more favorably for my game.

The website is up and running and accepting our assessments.

Thanks Titleist for allowing us all to be part of the prototype testing.

-- P.J. Evans

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager

John L

Hi Mike,

 

I have test results for the sleeve of prototypes sent to me. The http site is not accurate please send me the right location so I may record my feedback.

Thank you

John

7.6 handicap 54 years old

Hi John,

Here are the links:

If your prototype golf balls had black numbers, please use the following link:http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1

If your prototype golf balls had red numbers, please use the following link:http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype2

I've tested both and they seem to be working on my end. Please let me know if you still run into any issues. Thanks.

 

Tim L


Titleist Fan 216

My name is Mary W.  I live in central Texas.  It was cloudy and even rained on us during our round.  I compared the new prototype ball to a Lady ball by another manufacturer today.  I have been playing the Lady ball for about a year with pretty good results.  The prototype went at least 15 yards further off the tee.  My long irons and my hybrid all went further and straighter.  I seemed to be able to control the ball better.  It had a very soft feel off the wedges and definitely checked up quicker on the greens.  It came off the putter soft.   I cut 11 strokes off my score today.  WOW!! I love, love, love this golf ball.

Thank you so very much for including me in the test.  Can't wait to see this golfball on the market.

Hey Mary my name Tim L. and I  have just finish playing 9 holes and I would have to agree with you. This ball is awesome....the only problem I have is still too much sidespin for me off the driver, off the irons, wedges, hybrid, and putter just awesome...even though I hit the prototype ball  7-10 yards further than my current ball (pro v1)...maybe the new pro v1x might be my new ball with less side spin and the softness of the  new pro v1  :D

tafur22


I played with the black numbered prototype and had a great round.Recorded 3 more birdies and had no double bogeys with this ball. What a great round. the ball has an amazing feel and gave me some added confidence. Can't wait to buy them.

Thanks Titleist your guys Rock.

HAWGJAWS


Got my sleeve and tryed them out yest. Been playing penta tp5's this year. It was fairly nice here in ohio had a little wind though. Was suprised to see the test ball was probably about 5-10 yards longer off the driver, consistently than the penta. Really shined into the wind for me was def. less spin off the driver and fairway woods than the penta. Was a little longer off the irons but felt a little softer than the penta. The spin on wedges and short chips seemed about the same as the penta for me. Which is the main reason I have been playing the penta. The durability was very good. Loved the ball more distance where i needed it in the long game and real good spin around the greens.Wife said not to like it to much she wasn't lettin me spend that much on balls haha. If it comes to market will def. be buying some.

Michael K


Hey MIke

 

Have all the test balls been sent out? I have a coupe guys I play with my partner who has complete Titleist Clubs and bag and plays the Pro V as well as I do.  He just got test balls and loves them I was hoping I just had not got mine yet.

Thanks
Mike

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Michael K

Hey MIke

 

Have all the test balls been sent out? I have a coupe guys I play with my partner who has complete Titleist Clubs and bag and plays the Pro V as well as I do.  He just got test balls and loves them I was hoping I just had not got mine yet.

Thanks
Mike

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the post. The final wave should start hitting mailboxes next week. I can't confirm any names on the list but we try to include as many Team Titleist members as possible in opportunities like this. Thanks again.

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Joe D

I received a sleeve of golf balls marked Test. I would like to give you my response but I am unable to get the correct page. Joe D.

Hi Joe,

Did you try any of the links posted above in this thread? Let me know if those work for you. Thanks.

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


BARRY N

Mike,

the web address to submit feedback is not workingsurvey. SurveyGizmo is saying the link is not recognized

Thanks

Barry

Hi Barry,

Thanks for the heads up. I just tried both of the links again and they seem to be working on my end. Do you mind giving these another go and letting us know if you have any luck? Thanks.

Here are the links:

If your prototype golf balls had black numbers, please use the following link: http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1

If your prototype golf balls had red numbers, please use the following link: http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype2

Joe D


Joe D

I received a sleeve of golf balls marked Test. I would like to give you my response but I am unable to get the correct page. Joe D.

I found how to give you a response. I sent it in and really enjoyed playing with the balls you sent me. I feel I shot a better game because it caused me to consentrait more. Send me another sleeve and I may shoot below par. Joe D.

Walt S


Mike D., Team Titleist Manager

Carlo Angelo I

Hmmm... how'd you get them?  It would be nice to be selected to be a part of an R&D.  I am on my 17th year of playing and never been part of one.  I honestly think I can make a good evaluation.

Hi Carlo Angelo,

The good news is that all Team Titleist members are considered for any potential upcoming product test panel opportunities. Just make sure to complete your profile and keep it up-to-date.

Keep in mind, each product test panel varies in size and we do our best to include as many members as possible in the different opportunities but the selection criteria can also vary from panel to panel.

I'm not sure what is on the horizon right now but hopefully we'll have some more opportunities in the near future.

Talk to you soon,

Mike

Mike, I was part of the recent R7D test of the new prototype ball. I went to the website as mentioned, but there was no place to login. I completed the Q&A and submitted it, however, I don't want Titleist to think that I never replied there for taking me off of you list for not responding.......  Walt

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Walt S

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager

Carlo Angelo I

Hmmm... how'd you get them?  It would be nice to be selected to be a part of an R&D.  I am on my 17th year of playing and never been part of one.  I honestly think I can make a good evaluation.

Hi Carlo Angelo,

The good news is that all Team Titleist members are considered for any potential upcoming product test panel opportunities. Just make sure to complete your profile and keep it up-to-date.

Keep in mind, each product test panel varies in size and we do our best to include as many members as possible in the different opportunities but the selection criteria can also vary from panel to panel.

I'm not sure what is on the horizon right now but hopefully we'll have some more opportunities in the near future.

Talk to you soon,

Mike

Mike, I was part of the recent R7D test of the new prototype ball. I went to the website as mentioned, but there was no place to login. I completed the Q&A and submitted it, however, I don't want Titleist to think that I never replied there for taking me off of you list for not responding.......  Walt

Hi Walt,

Thanks for the note and thanks for taking the time to test the prototype golf balls and fill out the survey, we really appreciate it. Regarding the log-in, that is actually a typo in the letter. As you found out, you are not required to log-in to the site for the survey. Our apologies for any confusion and thanks again!

- Mike

Robert B


I received a sleve of #1 Titleist golf balls from R&D. I went to the survey site and it said the survey site wasn't valid. If it is. The balls I played with were not good. Too much over spin on the draw or fade. I played a ProV1x as a comparison and there was no comparison. The balls felt like a rock when putting and the distance wasn't as long as my comparison ball. I hop this helps. I would really like to see the old blata ball come back. They didn't last as long but the control and spin was great. Bob Brock

Richard F


I received a sleeve of golf balls to evaluate. I tried using the website Http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1 does not come up

Richard Fatke

Brian D


Hi MIke, I completed my survery for the Pro V prototype test balls on Wed 10/16, but I dont think I had to log any of my TT information while doing so.  Just wanted to ensure Titleist recevied my completed survey results and didnt want tem / you to think I did NOT respond. 

I would be more than happy to re-complete if needed.

 

Thanks

-Brian

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Brian D

Hi MIke, I completed my survery for the Pro V prototype test balls on Wed 10/16, but I dont think I had to log any of my TT information while doing so.  Just wanted to ensure Titleist recevied my completed survey results and didnt want tem / you to think I did NOT respond. 

I would be more than happy to re-complete if needed.

 

Thanks

-Brian

Hi Brian,

No need to take the survey again. The survey did not require a username or password, there is a misprint on the instructions. Thanks.

- Mike

Bert B


I feel honored to have been in 2 ball test s in Houston  WindRose  and Kingwood

I did feel that the promo test balls played well  in both trials   and since I'm a senior  I have different out look on the balls

1st  how they play  distance, carry and putt     Velocity is a great ball   and is priced correctly  

I'm thankful for the chance that I had   and  to had a say so  in how the Velocity performed.

Bert B


I did try the new Black labelled SOLO  and have 2 comments

1st the new solo feel more solid off the driver   , good carry and distance

2nd felt firm when i putted        I not a fan of a soft ball when i putt , soft balls just don't feel right 

I'll be sure to buy another box of the new SOLO's   for the price   probably the best ball on the market

paul m


They were good off the T, great off irons, poor off woods. On the green very good. 

After a while they scuffed up , making them harder to play.

Paul.

Gary D


I received 3 Titleist golf balls  to test, but the URL I was given does not take me to the "feedback via short survey" so I'll post it here and hope Titleist reads this post.

I tested the prototype and gave one to my friend to test.  I am a 9 handicap and my friend is an 8.  I hit a long ball, but my friend has lost yardage over the years, but has a killer short game.  Our observations:

Me:  The ball is very long and reasonably straight.  I average 250 yds with the driver, but had 4 drives over 270 yards with the prototype. My short game sucks so I was not able make  any observation as to control and spin.  I usually play the NXT tour, but would gladly switch to this ball because of its performance off of the tee and with long to mid irons.  It has a feel during putting that is soft, but true.

My buddy:  He reports that his swing speed had slowed to the point that he didn't think this ball was matched very well to his loss of distance.  He loved the spin he was able to put on the ball in the short game.  The ball stopped and checked with his wedges and hit and rolled out with his 8 iron bump and run.

Hope this helps.  If you want to send me dozen gratis, I'll take them.

Gary Dunn

Andover, MN

Josh G


Testing these balls was a blast, and I hope you guys find my feedback useful.  Thank you for selecting me.

Jeff W


I recently received a sleeve of prototype golf balls and hve been trying to log on the wibe site to do the survey on them but can't. Has anyone else done this? 

thomas j


Played the prototype ball today in extreme wind. Was very impressed with the feel and distance I got with them.I was very happy with the control I got around the greens. Cannot wait to try them on a day when the weather is more cooperative.

Scott W


Mike

How long do we have to test the balls.  I received my sleeve but have a strained back and will be down for a couple of weeks.  I see Dr. next week.  Maybe get to try then.  I appreciate being chosen.  When I do test them I will post results.  Thanks in advance.

-Scott

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Scott W

Mike

How long do we have to test the balls.  I received my sleeve but have a strained back and will be down for a couple of weeks.  I see Dr. next week.  Maybe get to try then.  I appreciate being chosen.  When I do test them I will post results.  Thanks in advance.

-Scott

Hi Scott,

Here's to a speedy recovery! The team will keep the survey links up for as long as necessary but if you're unable to get out and test prior to the surveys closing, we'll understand. No need to worry and just focus on getting better.

Cheers,

Mike

Andy M


Hi Team Titleist and Titleist Staff/R&D Dept! 

I am so happy that I received a sleeve of prototype Pro V1x golf balls in the mail today! This is my first time getting something from TT, only being on for 1 year so far! I am excited to try them out and am honored to be able to test possible new 2013 equipment. Thanks to Titleist R&D! 

Andy M.

tom v


If my prototype ball that I tested goes into production I would like to know what Titleist ball it will be. The address was http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1 also the test printed on the ball was in black.I think the test ball over all fit my swing speed around 96 mph and also improved my accuracy in the fairway, but the best improvment was putting.The test ball out performed the prov1 and also the hx tour. During the survey nothing was mentioned about putting.   

 

 

                                                                                                    Thank You for your time

                                                                                                             Tom V.

                                                                                                                  

Allen P


First I want to thank Titleist for the opportunity to test the new ball. Found it to be a great product . Don't know what Titleist did to improve it but great companies that produce great products always find ways to improve.

golfbumguy


Thank you for the sleeve of prototype balls.  I enjoyed hitting them, they seemed to be just a little longer and the feel was about the same.  They reminded me of the Titleist balata balls in the sense the cover has a tendency to peel with a short iron or a crisp short shot.  I have not had this problem with the ProV1 and ProV1x.  If this is to be the new ProV1 I commend your effort, however I will stock up on the current ProV1 because it is more durable.  Jim Wilson  62 year old golfbumguy.

Paul C


Hello, I just went to the site to do the evaluation on the Titleist prototype balls.  It said that I'd be asked to enter my Team Titleist username and password.  I never was asked for that identification.  Looks like the survey went through but how would you know it was me?

Thanks and I love those prototypes, I want to buy them now!

Cody H


Just received my sleeve of test balls!  Looks like the same dimple pattern as my usual ProV 1x's and I can't wait to test them out.  This will be my second ball testing I have had the privilege to participate in so a big Thank You to Team Titleist!!!

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Paul C

Hello, I just went to the site to do the evaluation on the Titleist prototype balls.  It said that I'd be asked to enter my Team Titleist username and password.  I never was asked for that identification.  Looks like the survey went through but how would you know it was me?

Thanks and I love those prototypes, I want to buy them now!

Hi Paul,
Our apologies for any confusion. Here are some FAQs I've posted in other threads to help clear up any questions or concerns. Thanks for helping us out with the testing.

Thanks for all of the posts, questions and comments - they are greatly appreciated. Because there are some repeat questions above, I figured I would try to answer everything in this update. So here we go...

1) I can't find the survey links.

If your prototype golf balls had black numbers, please use the following link:http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype1

If your prototype golf balls had red numbers, please use the following link:http://survey.titleist.com/s3/TitleistPrototype2

Please do not take the survey until after you've had a chance to test the golf balls.  

2) The survey didn't ask me for my email address and didn't require me to log in.

There was a misprint in some of the instructions that accompanied the test golf balls that indicated you would need your username and password. This is not the case. The survey should be accessible without any log in requirements.

3) What golf ball am I testing?

The golf balls that were sent out as part of the product test panel were part of our ongoing golf ball R&D process and were just test golf balls.  As you can imagine, we are constantly developing prototype golf balls and through the evaluation process we review the feedback we receive to continue along the R&D path. 

4) How do I get selected? Or why wasn't I selected this time around?

We make every effort to include as many Team Titleist members as possible in these opportunities, but as you can imagine, we unfortunately are not able to include everyone in every test panel.  

As for the selection process, all Team Titleist members are considered when we have opportunities like this but the final selection will vary depending on the test panel.  

Also, the more you participate and the more engaged you are with Team Titleist, from posting in the discussions and adding blog comments to completing your profile, the better your chances are at potentially opening the doors to these Team Titleist opportunities.

I hope this helps clear things up for everyone. Thanks again!

Bert B


Happy for the guys Testing the New PRO-V's
Sad  I wasn't included
Happy i got to ball test  2 times     Velocity  is a Great  Ball

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Manuel M


Hi I just wanted to note that I know the first batch of prototype balls went out a few weeks ago and I notice people are still receiving them. Is there any chance I would still get them, as I feel that I have participated in team titleist quite a lot. Another question is for the ones who have recieved them, we're you notified about recieving them prior to actually getting them? We're you told by email you would receive them?

I really hope to still be able to try them out.

Respectfully, Manuel M.

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Manuel M

Hi I just wanted to note that I know the first batch of prototype balls went out a few weeks ago and I notice people are still receiving them. Is there any chance I would still get them, as I feel that I have participated in team titleist quite a lot. Another question is for the ones who have recieved them, we're you notified about recieving them prior to actually getting them? We're you told by email you would receive them?

I really hope to still be able to try them out.

Respectfully, Manuel M.

Hi Manuel,

Thanks for the post and the participation on the site, it is greatly appreciated. Please know that we make every effort to include as many Team Titleist members as possible in these opportunities, but as you can imagine, we unfortunately are not able to include everyone in every test panel.  

In terms of receiving the test golf balls, we did not send any advance notice to potential participants. Thanks again and we appreciate your understanding.

- Mike

Matt G


I just wanted to say I love being on the survey for the test balls. But, living in Northern Ohio it will be very difficult this time of year to give an accurate test on these balls. I would receommend to try to get this test balls out earlier in the year at least for us northern folk. I would love to test these balls and compare to my current balls but we all know if you are "rusty" or have not played for awhile you will not be able to get a accurate reading. In mid-august it would be greart to receive these. This would help me for sure be able to give a better test 

Mitch W


I got sleeve of new Pro V's red they are great they have a lower ball flight.  Don't know how they would spin on the greens. The cover is more durable than current Pro V's. Playing in South Dakota today the temp was only 60 degrees, it would be nice how they would play in warmer temp's. When and where can I buy these balls!!!!

Mark V


Just received my sleeve of the latest greatest "test" Prove v 1x, pretty sure they are Prov V1x.   The comparision begins in 72 hours- Walking Stick 8:00 AM.  stay tuned for the results.   Thank you very much team  Titleist.  And yeah we nned a TT Prov 1x hat. 

fred k


amongst day 2 of the power outage (thanks sandy...), i finally got around to checking the mail and lo and behold, there was a small package from the acushnet company.  hmm...a sleeve of test golf balls with a black 1.  a bright spot in a rather dreary last couple of days.  of course what i've gone through is nothing compared to those in jersey and new york.  thoughts go out to them.

now if the weather will cooperate, maybe i can go and lose some of the test balls underneath all the leaves that have fallen off the trees :)

- fred

Michael C


Got the Test balls with red numbers.  Can't wait to test this weekend.  Thank you Titleist for involving the public in your golf ball test.  

Has anyone tested the red number ball yet?  Anyone have any feedback on it yet that I should keep in mind.  Gonna try my best to not pay attention to wether I am hitting Test ball or current pro v1x until after I've hit multiple shots.  Really excited for a true "blind test"

Thomas A


Love the balls, but can not find survey. Help

Michael W


Michael,

Received the balls to test ,thank you. I completed the test and survey and was wondering if there is a blog or a discussion page that has a summary of the responses? I realize that the number of responses are a large number but, I would like to see other comments to compare with what I experienced.

Thanks,

Michael

greg b


how can i get a sleeve of the test balls thanks greg

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Michael W

Michael,

Received the balls to test ,thank you. I completed the test and survey and was wondering if there is a blog or a discussion page that has a summary of the responses? I realize that the number of responses are a large number but, I would like to see other comments to compare with what I experienced.

Thanks,

Michael

Hi Michael,

There are a number of active threads in the discussion boards right now where others have commented on their experiences. Sharing your experiences and feedback with other members in those threads is probably your best bet. We typically do not post any survey results for our test panels. Thanks for helping us out!

Best,

Mike

Tar Heel Skip


I'm one of the lucky ones whose testing the new prototype.   It flew straight off the driver and 3 wood.  It was responsive when hitting a fairway wood off the deck and it was much improved around the green.  Team Titleis, if you have any ideas on the survey website?

John P


I have tried to log into the survey with no luck.  After playing the ball a couple of time I found that it flys about 3-5 yard further with the driver and long irons.   Around the green it is very similar to the ProV1, it did feel like it was a little softer on the green when putting. 

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


William M

I'm one of the lucky ones whose testing the new prototype.   It flew straight off the driver and 3 wood.  It was responsive when hitting a fairway wood off the deck and it was much improved around the green.  Team Titleis, if you have any ideas on the survey website?

Hi William,

Here is a link to another post with some FAQs I've posted. It should help answer any of your questions. Thanks!

http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/team-titleist/f/5/p/18347/81003.aspx#81003

Greg Plumlee


The paper that I received with the golf balls said that I would have to log in to team titleist to complete the survey   I did not have to log in.    I completed the survey.   Did I do something wrong.        

Tom A


I received a sleeve of prototype balls about a month ago and finally got a chance to fully test them.  At first I was skeptical as this was a new "undisclosed" product.  I found I really did like the ball, playing in weather in the high 50's-low 60's.  I found the ball flew further off the tee than my regular ball (Pro V1 and Callaway Tour i).  The ball also feels great off the putter face, however I wasn't extremely happy with short shots as it didn't seem to check up the way the other balls do.  I did find that the cover resisted scuff marks and held up really well after an entire round.  I going to try it again tomorrow.

Tom A

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Greg Plumlee

The paper that I received with the golf balls said that I would have to log in to team titleist to complete the survey   I did not have to log in.    I completed the survey.   Did I do something wrong.        

Hi Greg,

Check out this post: http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/team-titleist/f/5/p/18347/81003.aspx#81003

It has some FAQs I've posted in the past. It should help answer any of your questions. Thanks!

Joseph H


I recieved my sleeve in the mail and think I lost the letter that had the link to the survery.  Can you direct me to the correct website?

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Joseph H

I recieved my sleeve in the mail and think I lost the letter that had the link to the survery.  Can you direct me to the correct website?

Hi Joseph,

Check out the link I posted in the thread above. That should help answer any questions. Thanks for helping us test.

Cheers,
Mike 

Rich L


The Prototype1 golf ball performed great. The first time I hit the ball it reminded me of the days when I played the balata balls. The feel was extremely soft and the ball jumped off the club face. It appears very durable as there was not a blemish on the ball after playing a full 9 holes with it. Driver was marginally longer but the biggest difference came from the short irons where I gained an average of 7 to 10 yards. I can't wait to play this ball in 2013.

Bill L


I have a question about some comments on the durability of the prototype test balls. What are the problems that a few have encountered? Are there scuffs, nicks, separation of something else.

I ask because I played a Type1 for 90 holes just to see what would happen. Other than knocking the shine off I experienced no durability issues. I was just curious as to what others were experiencing.

Steve L


Hi Mike.

I really enjoyed testing the Prototype balls with red numbers. There were some signifcant differences from the ProV1X I play now as I compared them on every type of shot from tee to in the hole. The first thing I noticed was the color difference of the ball as it was a more dull white than the current ProV1X I play. I wish there were more areas to cover and more questions to answer in the survey.

I am still amazed that ball fitting for the general public seems to start with the driver when in reality it should start with the putter, short game and back to the driver.  All these box stores have ball fitting events and measure with drivers only. I think this hurts the golfer as it just tries to show a longer drive. Balls should be fit first in the scoring areas of the game for the golfer to shoot lower scores.

Just my two cents worth but maybe you could add to the ball surveys more detailed questions in regards to putting and around the green shots.  For example putter sound, putter  feel, and short and long distance control off the putter. Plus chipping, and other greenside shots. I think these are the areas people would benift the most in shooting lower scores and balls do make a big difference.

I do get asked often to try new clubs , balls, and training aids from a fellow member of my club here in Ohio who is a major golf club designer and manufactuer.  I did do a comparrison to the Titlesit prototype red number ball to their new prototype ball and the Titleist beats it in all areas.

Thank you again for allowing me to participate in this ball survey. I enjoy trying to find any edge over my competition no matter how small it may be.

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERRY K


I was sent a test sleeve to try out. My pro v1 and the test ball played about the same. I just am having hard time getting onto the survey site

Tar Heel Skip


Hello Mike,

I found the posted link about 5 minutes after posting my request.  I really enjoyed the opportunity to try the prototype.  I found it to be straighter off the tee when using the driver.  It launched lower when I used the 3 wood off the tee.  It flew longer as well.  What really sold me was an 80 yard shot from a flyer lie into a small and difficult par 5.  It's one of the few times I've reached this hole in regulation.  It requires 3 very good and precise shots.  The 80 yard shot stopped quickly on the green and set up a 12 to 15 foot birdie put.  Unfortunately I missed the putt.  I'm sold.  Thanks Team Titleist.  

William M!

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


William M

Hello Mike,

I found the posted link about 5 minutes after posting my request.  I really enjoyed the opportunity to try the prototype.  I found it to be straighter off the tee when using the driver.  It launched lower when I used the 3 wood off the tee.  It flew longer as well.  What really sold me was an 80 yard shot from a flyer lie into a small and difficult par 5.  It's one of the few times I've reached this hole in regulation.  It requires 3 very good and precise shots.  The 80 yard shot stopped quickly on the green and set up a 12 to 15 foot birdie put.  Unfortunately I missed the putt.  I'm sold.  Thanks Team Titleist.  

William M!

Hi William,

Thanks for the update and thanks for helping us out. Glad to hear you enjoyed the testing process (sorry to hear you missed the putt).

Cheers,

Mike

Dave B


I received a sleeve of balls to test also and had no problem recording the survey.  I am interested to find out more about these balls and when they might be available.  I REALLY like their performance.

 

Dave B

Greg F


My Thanks to Titleist for including me in this testing of what I hope is the new Pro v1. I have a 25 handicap and saw better results with the test ball than the current Pro v1 and other brands of balls as well.

Off of the tee the magic number was 11. With my 910d2 driver the new ball was consistantly 11 yards longer. With my 3 wood, the new ball was consistantly 11 yards longer. The joke among my partners was that I just cound not count higher than 11.

With my irons, the new ball was even longer and stayed on the greens better. However, when I would hit it with the sweet spot, it launched like you can't believe. I cleared several greens with the new ball, after hitting the green with another ball.

My putting also improved with the new ball. Putts felt more crisp coming off of the putter and rolled into the hole more often than the current Pro v1 or any other brand. I was in the process of trying several brands of balls that people have suggested when the "test" sleeve arrived. I did play nine holes using only the test ball, I felt more confident in my game after that round and was several strokes better than my normal score. I saw no improvement with other brands that I have been trying. Unfortunately I have lost all three of the test balls.

I cannot wait until I can purchase the new ball, replacing all of the balls in my bag.

My Thanks once again for allowing me this experience, I hope my feedback was helpful.

Thor T


Just played with the Titleist "test" ball (Prototype #2 red number) and had a friend play along with me.  I currently play the ProV1X.  The only noticeable difference we found was the durability of the new ball.  The "test" ball felt softer off of wedge shots and preformed slightly better as far as spin and control, but the cover was CHEWED up by the end of the round.  The ball had the distance of the ProV1X and the feel of the ProV1,  just wish it was more durable.  Had a blast playing with them, thanks Titleist!

Vancliff J


Test Balls You Sent Me

I played the 3 Test Balls you sent me alongside a ProV1X.

The TEst ball did not hold well on the greens as well as ProV1X.

It was however very lively off the clubface.

I would not replace my ProV1X with it though - does not hold green well.

Thanks

mike b


Recently was sent a sleeve of Pro V's to test and report on. Ball was fantastic in all phases of my game. When will that ball be available? Am putting of putting balls on my xmas list in hopes they'll be released soon.

Craig S


I just tried the link and get the following 

This survey is not accepting additional responses at this time. Thank You!

Craig S


Joe –
 
Thank you for the response. However, you may have misunderstood my question. I was not asking about the results of the survey, I was asking for the link to where I should fill out the survey for the test balls I received.
 
I just received yesterday a sleeve of test balls. The paper enclosed with the balls asked that I test them on the course (which I intend to do this weekend), and then fill out a survey with my opinion on the balls. However, there was no information included for the link to the survey that I am to complete. I was asking for that link.
 
Thank you.
 
Craig
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Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Craig S
Joe –
 
Thank you for the response. However, you may have misunderstood my question. I was not asking about the results of the survey, I was asking for the link to where I should fill out the survey for the test balls I received.
 
I just received yesterday a sleeve of test balls. The paper enclosed with the balls asked that I test them on the course (which I intend to do this weekend), and then fill out a survey with my opinion on the balls. However, there was no information included for the link to the survey that I am to complete. I was asking for that link.
 
Thank you.
 
Craig
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Craig,

Thank you for your interest in the survey. We have not published the survey yet for this year's white box testing. The link you saw in this thread was from last year and is, in fact, no longer "open" for responses.

Again, thank you for the passion and please stay tuned, we'll have the survey published shortly.

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Hi Craig,

Thanks again for the posts. To clarify, we haven't sent out the survey link yet for the latest test panel. Keep an eye on your inbox as we will be sending the new survey out in the next couple of weeks (if not sooner). Thanks!

- Mike

John A


I've gotten test balls as well, but was a sleeve of three, with only "test" on the alignment mark...Titleist sent me an email with the evaluation site in it...suggest you sit tight and wait for them to contact you

John

Lighthouse Trek


John A

I've gotten test balls as well, but was a sleeve of three, with only "test" on the alignment mark...Titleist sent me an email with the evaluation site in it...suggest you sit tight and wait for them to contact you

John

That is exactly what did happen, John.  I received an email later with a link to the survey.
Mark

DOGLOSKI


LAST YEAR I RECEIVED TEST BALLS AND REPORTED BACK MY OPINIONS.

UNFORTUNATELY I NEVER FOUND OUT WHAT BALL I TESTED.

THIS YEAR I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY TEST BALLS BUT AM WONDERING IF SOMEHOW WE COULD FIND OUT WHAT GOLF BALL WE TESTED?

HOPE THIS ISN'T A REDUNDANT QUESTION, BUT I AM WONDERING.

Lighthouse Trek


DOGLOSKI

LAST YEAR I RECEIVED TEST BALLS AND REPORTED BACK MY OPINIONS.

UNFORTUNATELY I NEVER FOUND OUT WHAT BALL I TESTED.

THIS YEAR I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY TEST BALLS BUT AM WONDERING IF SOMEHOW WE COULD FIND OUT WHAT GOLF BALL WE TESTED?

HOPE THIS ISN'T A REDUNDANT QUESTION, BUT I AM WONDERING.

DOGLOSKI

In the past they have sent me a sleeve of the balls I tested. However, I can recall at times waiting what seemed like forever to get them.