3 Things You Need to Know About Pro V1x Left Dash

Golfer Raising a Pro V1x Left Dash Golf Ball

If you're like most golfers, you'd probably love a few more yards off the tee. The problem is, you don't want to sacrifice. You don't want to give up the high level of performance in other phases of your game that you've come to expect from Pro V1, Pro V1x and AVX.

Well, in case you're not aware, Titleist has a fourth option that may be the answer - Pro V1x Left Dash.

1. Pro V1x Left Dash Began as a Titleist CPO

Left Dash started as a CPO model (Custom Performance Option) on the PGA Tour. While the majority of players on the worldwide professional tours fit into Pro V1 and Pro V1x, CPOs are Titleist golf ball models designed by Golf Ball R&D to offer specific performance variations compared to Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

"CPO models are designed to fit players with very distinct needs and preferences," said Fordie Pitts, Titleist's Tour Consultant for Golf Ball R&D. "They might launch in a slightly different window to fit a player's eye, offer slightly more or less spin, or feel softer or firmer. CPOs give us more tools in the toolbox to optimize and personalize performance for players we work with on tour."

These custom models appear on the USGA conforming golf ball list (with slight modifications to the Pro V1 and Pro V1x side stamp), but typically, they are only produced in small quantities, for tour use only. 

Since its introduction, of all the different Titleist golf ball models played at PGA Tour events, an estimated 5% have been Pro V1x Left Dash. 

2. Left Dash is Titleist's Lowest Spinning Pro V1 Model

Pro V1x Left Dash is for players who are looking for lower spin on all shots. It features flight characteristics very similar to Pro V1x (high flight), and a higher compression design, which deliver both lower spin and a firmer feel than both Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

Titleist R&D originally suspected that Left Dash would suit a small segment of aggressive, fast-swinging players who impart high spin on all shots tee-to-green, but they discovered something different in early prototype testing. Many players saw gains in ball speed and driver distance. In the iron game, because of its steep angle of descent, players were still able to hold greens effectively with mid and long-iron approach shots. R&D had anticipated the firmer feel and lower spin of Left Dash may not be preferred by golfers, but a large percentage of the players who tested the ball commented that Left Dash still felt responsive and it provided very manageable spin and control in the short game.

The new design offered alternative performance to benefit some golfers, enough that it made sense to make Left Dash available for sale, rather than just players on tour. So, in the fall of 2019, limited quantities of Pro V1x Left Dash hit the shelves in golf shops.

Today, Pro V1x Left Dash is an official addition to our premium golf ball line-up, offering golfers even more performance options among our top-tier products that feature Titleist's multi-layer construction and cast urethane cover technologies.

3. Is Pro V1x Left Dash the Right Ball for Your Game?

Golfers looking to reduce spin through the bag may benefit from the specific performance of Pro V1x Left Dash. If you’re curious whether Pro V1x Left Dash fits your game, visit our Golf Ball Fitting & Education Resources, where you can schedule a live, one-on-one virtual golf ball consultation with a member of the Titleist Golf Ball Fitting team and access the Titleist Golf Ball Selector Tool.

And to order Pro V1x Left Dash, visit MyTitleist.com

Chart comparing the flight, feel and spin of Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x, AVX and Pro V1x Left Dash golf balls

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