I’ve been enjoying and playing the AVX ball for about a couple months now, and I’ve played about 8 rounds with it so far. Though it wasn’t a side by side comparison with the Pro V1 that I normally play for so many years, each time I’ve played the new AVX ball, it was easy to notice and see different characteristics whenever I’ve struck the ball well or the way I’ve intended it to and just took what it gave me at the time. It’s just too bad that I don't strike the ball well on each and every goshdarn shot (lol), but I’ve had some very good samplings nonetheless, and I just want to say first that I am loving this AVX ball.
The ball flights and distances on the AVX ball has a slightly lower trajectory than I’m used to on drives and maybe a little lower also in general with 3metal, and long irons, but not so much with the hybrid for some reason- my hybrid shots stays the same trajectory like the Pro V1 for some reason. I don't notice it much with the irons but I know the feel is different- soft and longer. The approach shots have been very good as far as playing it to land soft or to run up a little in lower trajectory. It has a nice spin you can put on it or not when you don’t- it’s amazing! I also like it on and around the greens and I just love putting with its new feel- solid yet soft feeling. The short game has been on and well enough lately and the AVX ball spins nicely and reacts very well with good results as needed.
I’ve played it for three rounds over in the Southeast Asia where it’s hot and humid some high winds up in the hills with greens that are smooth but a mid-slow speed (guessing about 9 or 9.5 at best in stimpmeter), but the rest of my rounds with the AVX ball were up here in the high desert and down at the lower desert (Palm Springs area) where it’s been both dry cold and windy for the most part, but then the greens also rolls true with faster speeds.
The feel is definitely softer and it almost feel as if the ball is on the clubface a millisecond longer on club face (driver) and then it just flies farther distance. The AVX ball is LONG and definitely longer than my all-time favorite, Pro V1. In a very cold day, I’m still reaching drives I can get to during summer and more than a few times it's even longer with the AVX ball. Surprising to me!
I’ve also realized that I’m able to place myself in position or play under the wind with the AVX with some ease- it seems it penetrates more through the wind and not affected as much. So needless to say that I could get used to this easily and I am very happy to find all these great things to add to my game in a ball. The way I feel right now is much like the first time I've played a sleeve of ProV1 (gosh that's a long time ago). I gave a sleeve of AVX balls to my bro who pretty much went ape nuts over it after his round. I’m on my second box and I hope and pray this ball makes its grand debut very soon and stays in the market for good- I’d be very sad otherwise. I wasn’t skeptical about the AVX ball when I first heard about it- I knew it would be good, however, I wondered how good was it going to get. I don’t change balls so easily- most especially when playing the number one ball. I was excited to have my first box although I was also thinking about how good and how much I'm used to with ProV1.
I'm so impressed with the AVX ball. I want to play this ball from now on.
Great job Titleist!