I just got back from playing golf using the test sleeve of balls i received in the mail a month or so ago. I am a low handicapper and my overall impression of the ball was good. Below are my first impressions on balls performance.
Driver - The Proto Type Ball (PTB) flew straighter then my normal ball. I also found it a bit longer off the tee. Feel was OK
Fairway and hybrid - The PTB had a nice ball flight and carried a bit farther then my normal ball. I did find it a bit harder to work the ball. I like to play the ball either direction and i found the ball harder to draw. Feel was OK
Long & Mid Irons - PTB performed the same as my regular ball. I did not see any significant improvement in distance, feel, and spin. Work-ability was about the same
Impression : average
Short Irons - PTB performed well It felt like i could work the ball ball either way. It also seamed to spin a little more when it hit the green.
Impression : Good
Wedges - PTB ball flew about the same but i did find the ball spun on the green more. I found it difficult to control that spin and it seamed a little inconstant . I still have 2 of the balls and plan on doing some more testing.
Impression : poor
Putter - I liked the feel of the PTB it was a bit softer feeling and that allowed me to be a bit more aggressive with the putter.
impression : Great
I would like to thanks Team Titleist for the opportunity to test its new ProtoType Balls.