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ProV1 vs X

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Hi guys, Im sure this has been a conversation that has come up multiple times. I have moved my clubs etc to Titleist etc about a month ago.....I have also decided to move to ProV1 ball, I love the ball, drives are much straighter and penetrating, around the green is awesome, However when i am around 100-120M ( 109-131 Yards ) the ball is coming in a lot lower than my old srxn balls. Should i be using a ProV1 X for the height? My current swing speed is around 87mph on irons and driver is just over 100....Also last question, before i used srxn AD333 balls brand new now im finding it hard to buy ProV1 new as they are very pricey, are second hand MINT proV1s or A grade still good to use?

Thanks a lot guys :)

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  1. No'l

    Here's a vid comparison on V/X:
    www.youtube.com/watch

    This one is the link about ball fitting:
    www.titleist.com/golf-ball-fitting

    The way I address the price is through the Titleist Loyalty program. I'm normally using about four boxes of balls a year, and sometimes more. The loyalty program allows me to buy four boxes for the price of three. I think it's a great deal & savings if you ask me, and I also get to personalize my ball through the same program- hard to beat.

    The Loyalty program comes around once a year around the beginning of the season, (March/April), see your pro shop and ask about it and get your name on the list.

    Good luck with the fitting.
  2. Brandon C

    If height is your only concern, yes the V1X should have a higher launch. I’d recommend trying to get to a Titleist Thursday event if you can (they can fit you on the Trackman) with both balls and make sure you’re playing the one with better numbers. In terms of cost you’re paying for the ultimate quality control and consistency. I don’t know about the recycled balls, but definitely stay away from anything refurbished or refinished because those are materiallistically different.
  3. Titleist_AU_Fan

    The best answer is just to practice/play with the balls you are considering and to judge the performance yourself. Personally I start with the putter, then I chip for a while, then I try 40 yd pitch shots. Generally I have a pretty good idea of the ball I want to use. I will hit a few full 9 irons, and then I'll make my decision.

    I suspect you'll stick with the ProV1, but test it against the X as well. As far as the other ball you mentioned, you won't get anywhere close the performance on the greens with that ball (it just won't spin and react as well).
  4. Barry B

    If you are looking for some added height on approach shots and don't like the cost of the ProV1x, then take a look at the NXT Tour. Granted, it doesn't have as much greenside spin as the 1x, but it is a very good ball that will give you that added height into the greens (at a lower price point). Buy a sleeve and try them.
  5. Chuck Z

    No'l

    Here's a vid comparison on V/X:
    www.youtube.com/watch

    This one is the link about ball fitting:
    www.titleist.com/golf-ball-fitting

    The way I address the price is through the Titleist Loyalty program. I'm normally using about four boxes of balls a year, and sometimes more. The loyalty program allows me to buy four boxes for the price of three. I think it's a great deal & savings if you ask me, and I also get to personalize my ball through the same program- hard to beat.

    The Loyalty program comes around once a year around the beginning of the season, (March/April), see your pro shop and ask about it and get your name on the list.

    Good luck with the fitting.

    Ditto!!! Good advice and that is what I do every year. I prefer new balls and you never know how old or how long recycled balls have been in a water hazard.
  6. Samuel K

    I love the NXT Tour for height. Slightly less spin, but still great at stopping. 

  7. F

    guys thanks so much for the awesome advice...As it stands i think i will end up staying with the ProV1 as the performance was great in everyday and even though it was lower the ball stopped quick so cant moan about height if there is no point to it. The price i guess is like most things you pay more for quality! I also noticed that the ProV1 lasts longer than the srxn ball i use so at the end of the day i might be saving money by using a ball that lasts longer...Unfortunately we dont have the Titleist thursdays in South Africa :(
  8. CKoetter

    I agree with the other posts on here in saying that you should try both balls and see which gives you the results you're looking for. As for balls coming in a little low, I wouldn't say that's nesisarily a bad thing as your generally producing a solid amount of spin and either ball you're hitting will stop quickly and probably tug back a bit. It honestly sounds like you're catching the ball low on the grooves, so I don't know if it's fully the ball. At least that's my experience. In regards to the price concerns, I would recommend stocking up during the loyalty period, but most people playing ProV's just bite the bullet for the sake of getting what you want in a ball. No one likes paying for them.

    Also, as other posts mentioned, you may want to look at the NXT options as they are quality balls. I used NXT's for a long time and found them to fly straighter when you have side spin or miss hits and you still have a lot of control with spin around the green. You may not zip back an NXT but you can still pull it back a little on full shots. The thing I liked most about them was you can still get them to check and stop quick on short shots, which was real helpful as I was bringing down my handicap. Essentially I knew every time I hit a shot into the green the ball was going to one hop and stop right where it landed after it hopped. That gives you a lot of confidence. Only issue with them is they are harder to work right or left but that's by design. If you are as natural drawer or fader of the ball you will still see that, just not as pronounced as with a ProV. Plus NXTs are about as durable as a golf ball comes.

    Hope that helps!
  9. Zack Snowdon

    Here's a comparison. m.youtube.com/watch
  10. Jason C

    I had been hitting the NXT Tour all summer, and loved everything about the ball, until I decided to try the NXT Tour S, everything seems compatible with the NXT but the softer feel has me spinning the ball back with every club from mid irons down. I now have the confidence to attack the pin from any distance. I love when I have the chance to play the Pro V1 but for the cost I can't beat the NXT Tour S.
  11. Ralph C

    If you stick with the old model, you'll be way behind other players who've made the switch. The longer you put it off, the harder it'll be to catch up. It's all about experience, do you really want to be switching after your competition has 100 rounds on the new ball?
    My best advice would be to play whichever Titleist fits your budget, new. You know what you're getting, performance is predictable and consistent, and they're more durable than recycled or refurbished (I'd never waste my money on refurbished. What generation is it, is it really a V-1, is it even a Titleist? And the covers don't last).
    It's all about experience. 20 rounds with the NXT and you'll be fine. Or the Velocity. Regardless of the model, you're still playing the best, at every price point. So stay with the current technology ball at whatever price fits your budget, and enjoy the game.
    That's what it's all about.

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