Titleist R&D Department,
Thanks for the opportunity! The process was cool and I was glad to be a part of the experience. We had unseasonably warm weather on Thanksgiving, so I squeezed in one last round. I found the ball to be longer off the tee with the driver and more accurate with every club in my bag. The ball also had a nice feel with the putter. I compared it to the Pro V1x and the Hex Chrome. I'm a fan!
When does this ball hit the market????
Thanks to Titleist for providing me with the new "test' ball. I have played in both Oregon and Arizona. I compared it to the balls I normally play which is the PRO V1 and Pro V1x. I found the ball to be comparable to those balls with some improvement. I used a practice facility and hit various other balls such as Callaway hoti, Nike 20Xi, Ttileist PRO V1 and DT SOLO, where I hit them over a dozen times. The most consistent ball I hit were the new balls you provided me. I'm sold.
Thanks again, Bob G
I'd also like to thank the Titleist Golf Ball R&D for giving me the chance to participate in this process. Unfortunately I received the prototypes a little too late in the season to evaluate them as thoroughly as the instructions suggested. I had the prototype 2 and found it to play very similarly to the Pro V1x and for that matter, the Hex Chrome. Very similar feel; the Titleist golf balls may filght just a little higher. I think the prototype is longer but it is difficult to say by how much since I wasn't able to hit any shots twice with the course being as crowded as it was. However, I tested them on the course I play 95% of my rounds on and was hitting all of my clubs about the same distance or maybe a little longer in 50 degree weather that I would have hit them in 85 degree temperatures. The prototype seemed a little more durable, especially with respect to high speed impact with trees. Compared to a Hex Chrome I would have to say that neither ball is as durable after a cart path hit. Although I no longer lead the City in Cart Paths in Regulation, I still find them from time to time. I would also have to say the the Hex Chrome cuts through a cross wind better than the prototype or Pro V1x do. Still, I think the Titleist ball is the best ball for me. I very much appreciate being included in the R&D process and would be eager to participate again in the future. Thanks again for giving me this opportunity. It was fun!