What's new? How much do they cost? And how do they perform? Hannah Holden brings you the lowdown on the new Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls
Titleist are back with an update to their immensely popular Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball. So what’s new?
Titleist Pro V1: The Technology
The aim of the new Pro V1 golf balls is to provide longer distances, lower long-game spin and greater consistency. So how have Titleist achieved this?
Both models haec been updated from the inside out and feature a brand new high gradient core design.
The cores are firmer on the outside and become progressively softer as you move to the inside. This promotes fast speeds and low long-game spin.
In the Pro V1x, the centre volume of the inner core has been increased by 41%, from 1” to 1.13” in size. This helps to drive down long game spin and increase stability through the air.
In both models, a high-flex casing layer surrounds the core. This helps to neutralise excess spin and combines with the urethane cover to create more greenside spin and control.
The external urethane cover is made using a proprietary thermoset process. This essentially means two different components are mixed together to create the cover. The liquid urethane is then cast into cavities to form the dimple pattern. The temperature and timing of the curing process are key to consistent urethane and consistent performance.
Each golf ball has a unique dimple pattern to optimise aerodynamics. The Pro V1 has 388 dimples, whilst the Pro V1x has 348. The Pro V1x’s dimple pattern allows the ball to launch and fly in a slightly higher window than the Pro V1.
So which model should you be putting in play?
Titleist Pro V1 2023
The Pro V1 offers the best combination of distance, spin, and feel and delivers a penetrating ball flight.
As such, this is the best ball for players seeking very low long-game spin, more distance, a penetrating and consistent flight, and drop-and-stop greenside control.
Titleist Pro V1x 2023
The Pro V1x is designed to fly higher and spin more with irons and in the short game while offering low spin on longer shots to maximise distance.
As such, this is the best choice for golfers seeking higher flight and more spin, with a slightly firmer feel compared to Pro V1.
Titleist Pro V1 2023: The Details
Available: February 3rd
Buy Now: Here
Colours: White or High Optic Yellow
Numbers: 00 – 99 (white) 1-4 (yellow)
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