I received a sleeve of test balls this week. I have done my on course testing but the survey site to report results is not up. I like the new ball a lot!
Got mine today. I'm assuming its the ProV1 since the numbers are black. I hope to get out and play them soon.
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Good news. Received a new sleeve of "Test Balls" in the mail today. Just happened to play a round with them this afternoon. The balls are AWESOME. Only got in 9 holes, But ball seems very solid. I traditionally play the Prov1X, And I think the ones I played today are ProV1's. I maybe switching. As always another GREAT product from the number #1 Ball in Golf!!! Thanks Titleist
Just reporting that I got some test balls as well. Played 9 with the current Pro V1x and 9 with the test ball.
My observations were that the test ball had more spin off short irons and wedges. It stopped really well on the greens.
It may have been a few yards longer off the driver, but the course was wet/soft so I couldn't really tell about roll, etc.
It may have just been me, but the ball seemed a little hotter off the putter face than the current Pro V1x.
Overall, I really liked the new balls. The only thing I didn't like was the alignment line. The test ball had one of the older alignment lines. I do like the alignment line that I saw in the TOUR blog. I hope the new models will have that line.
Lastly, I filled out the survey and I wasn't asked to log in or provide any TT information. Just throwing that out there.
Here is the review I wrote when submitting my report back...I play 2012 PRO V1 X's but had the PRO V 1's.
With every club, besides driver, this is the best performing ball I have ever hit. I didn't see any putting questions, but that was one of the great things I saw in this ball. GREAT feel and rolled true. Best putting day I have had in years. I loved everything about this ball besides the spin off the driver. I play a healthy draw and did see more spin than I would like there. But each shot after was worth it. Great, great soft feel off the irons. I thought I was short or didn't hit it clean a few times and I was wrong each time. The ball got there! Nice spin out of the bunkers. Checked up on low 60 yard pitches. On high shots, landed and came back perfectly for me. I hit a tree and cart path on one shot and the scuff was hardly noticeable. Played my whole round with one ball. Felt as good on 18 as 1. I didn't get much roll out on drives but it was wet. It was a damp, breezy day. I was thrilled with the performance.
Scott- I agree with you 100%. I just played today at my home course and loved how it felt & performed with everything except the driver. I also felt like the ball was launching a bit higher & a hair further than my ProV1x ball.
It was a dream to hit with my TVD wedges - just hated it off the driver (sidespin was magnified). *Note: I like to work the ball off the tee.
I just received my test sleeve today!
I too just received the prototype test balls, but have not begun evaluating them yet. They are Pro V1s, I'm sure, based on the dimple pattern and markings. I've tested before - and it IS fun, as if we needed an excuse to go out to the golf course. Although I've not tested them yet, I have made a couple of observations: The color is a slightly different white, a hint of green or blue (or perhaps just less yellow) in the white ball - is this just a difference in finish or a difference in the urethane cover material? And my sense is the cover is a bit softer - based on the sound made when the ball is dropped on a hard surface or contacted by the putter face, a slightly lower pitch to the contact sound. Does this translate into more short game spin and/or more putter feel? Those are things I will look for. It would be interesting to see if others sense a difference in the feel.
nice review sounds like a great product yet again from titleist just wish this member got a sample
Yes, it is a softer feeling ball, but good soft, not dead soft. That was what I was talking about when I said I hit a few that didn’t feel like it was going to get there. But that was the very cool thing about it. You didn’t need to force it. The overall feel off the irons and putter was incredible. So much so, that I would probably switch to it from the X’s and try to control my driver more, rather than hitting the big draw. I only hit about 7 of 14 fairways but really made up for it with every other club. The control and feel from 200 in was as awesome!
Distance with the driver was tough to determine because I was losing the 2013 ProV left a bit. I only hit one drive with pretty much the same ball flight. The x drew about 5 yards less and was about 5 yards further. But this was on a long par 5 and the 2nd shot (again, same ball flight) is what makes me think of switching. 5 iron from 205. The x hit and rolled off, new ball stuck.
The feel off the driver is a softer but jumps. Hate to sound like a pig, but I’d love to get my hands on the new X’s to try alongside these puppy’s. :)
I just got my sleeve of what I assume are the new Pro V1Xs yesterday. I've already set a tee time for Sunday; can't wait to get out there and see the differences between them and the current Pro V1X! Thanks Titleist!
I played another round with these balls again today. Same deal. Perfect off the irons and putting. Tough time controlling the spin with the driver, 15 and 19. I started playing a fade instead of my draw and hit some bombs. But it moves more than I would like.
The dimple design looks identical to the current Pro V.
First impressions on the course (and practice area): Even more spin off wedges than the current Pro V1, checks quickly - even out of the short rough. Also seemed "spinnier" on short to mid-irons. My sense was that the new ball carried four or five yards farther on mid-to-long irons (always welcome). And it seemed the ball flight off the driver was a little lower than the current Pro V1 - a little less driver spin while having more spin on short shots? That's a nice combination. It also seemed that the ball was rolling quicker off the putter face - the result of a softer cover maybe. I'll play again tomorrow and see if there is anything to add.
I wasn't driving consistently enough to really compare distances off the driver - except once: Same swing, same flight, same result ...
Today I tested the 2013 pro v1 golf balls against my 2012 pro v1.I saw the difference on short game and long game and I'd say the 2013 pro v1's were better by almost every thing.