IT WAS A PAR 5 I WAS ALL PUMPED UP TO USE MY TEST PROV1X AND I BOMB IT UP THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROUGH NEVER TO BE FOUND AGAIN ON THE FIRST SWING OF THE DAY,,,,WHAT A BUMMER... SO I REACH INTO THE TEST SLEEVE MIND YOU I ONLY I HAVE ONE LEFT BECAUSE I GAVE ONE TO A CLOSE FRIEND/ SO I TRY NOT TO LOOSE MY COOL OVER MY TEST BALL BUT IT WAS HARD,, BUT BESIDE THAT I USE THE OTHER TEST BALL FOR THE REST OF THE ROUND AND LOVED IT.... IT SEEMS TO BE A BIT MORE DURABLE AND GET MORE SPIN AND END UP SHOOTING 70 AND WINNING 90$ IN MY SUNDAY SKINS GAME....THANKS FOR THE TEST BALLS.....STILL HAVE 1 LEFT
Haha, I lost one of my test balls on the first day as well. Luckily I still have one left! I loved the new ball as well and is much more durable. Great job Titleist!
I had a similar situation on the first hole when I was testing the balls. The first hole that day was a par 4. There is water about 250 out, so I usually hit a 3-wood to come up a little short of the water. My tee shot hits the ground hard and one hops into the water. I was so mad, especially after I just told my buddies that I would probably lose that test ball. I didnt' think it would be on the first shot of the day.
Do not feel bad about losing one. With a 25 handicap, I lost all three! I did see better distance and performance when I was able to hit the sweet spot. The new Pro v1 bounces much better than the old ball when it comes to cart paths, trees, and buildings.
LOL! I've guarded those balls like they were made of gold. I only hit them on the holes it was simply impossible to lose them on. I also gave one to a close friend and both of us are still hitting them on par 3's and easier par 4's. I probably played them about 20 holes total and they're still in the bag. I've lost about 20 older prov’s balls during this time. We actually have a bet who can hold onto them longer. Huge advantage to me with two.:) Great feel and can't wait to get more.
I feel lucky now! I still have the whole sleeve left ;) I absolutely LOVE the new prototype! hope they make it to market. Thanks Titleist
Oh boy that really sucks to hear. I know I am testing the Test balls like my treasure! I hope you can get ahold of some more. I can tell you that I sure love them. All around an excellent ball.
That's funny. I didn't even worry about losing them. I gamed mine like I would a normal ball. I lost my last one in leafy rough on about my 8th round with the sleeve. I'm sure someone will find it and be stoked to play a "test" ball. I loved testing these and figured I owed it to Titleist to play the ball like it was a normal ball fresh from the sleeve. I did practice chipping and putting side by side, and I also played a little scramble against my ProV to see if it was different. The test ball was noticeably different, but overall I loved it. I hope Titleist was pleased with the results overall, and I hope they think I gave them some valuable information.
Thanks again, let's do it again some time.
My buddy lost all three, like he does every year, by the tenth hole!
How do you guys get the test balls? I'm on "Team Titleist" but I have never received anything. Have not done something or do I have to have my name on a list somewhere?
At least you are able to lose them, between Sandy blowing through and the cold weather and now short days I'm hoping to get 9 holes in Sunday. I'm jealous.
I FEEL GREAT AFTER LISTENING TO YOU GUYS. I STILL HAVE 2 LEFT. I CHIPPED AND PUTTED WITH THE AND THEY FELT GREAT. PLAYED A ROUND AND LOST MY BALL ON NUMBER 8. HIT MY DRIVER THE BEST EVER, IRONS WERE GOOD SCORED 88 (HDC 18). PUTTED GREAT, SHORT GAME SUX ANYWAY.
They are definitely the best golf balls to date. Got three of them from Titleist to try and have to say they either go straighter or I am hitting my driver better. Whatever it is I like it.
I lost one in the fall leaves on the 10th hole. It was still my first ball. I let 2 groups play through because I wasn't leaving it behind! I did find it about 15 mins later under a pile of leaves. I knew where it had to be because it was my normal miss area. Finished the round, still have all 3, and was impressed with it to say the least.
hit the CAPS LOCK button!
I lost mine on a Friday afternoon on the 17th hole hitting through a dogleg into the woods covered with a blanket of leaves. I saw the direction of the ball towards a tree stump in the woods. But not to be found. I was bummed. During the night and the next day the wind picked up and was blowing 25 to 35 mph. We played the next day and on the same 17th hole, I walked over to the same tree stump... and there was the ball... just shining in the sun. Now I am back to all 3 balls.
I really like the overall performance of the ball. BUT my only disappointed (for me) was too much run out on short chips/punch shots. I think I could adjust to the additional rolling on the green because of the additional yardage of the driver and irons. The test ball definitely did seem to have as much side spin as the new ProV1.
My opinion the new ball seems to be hybrid between a ProV1 and a Velocity ball.
If Titleist releases a new ProV1 in 2013, I will have to try it!