Golf ball R&D

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.        

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

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!

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?

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 

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.

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.

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.

 

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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

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!

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

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

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.

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!

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