What's new? How much will they cost? And would they suit your game? Hannah Screen has all the details

Power breeds confidence, and that’s why the new Titleist Velocity golf ball is all about pure speed to give you more distance. So what’s new? Let’s take a closer look…

Titleist Velocity golf ball
NCG SUMMARY

The Titleist Velocity ball provides launch and low spin for that golfer looking to gain those extra few yards. With features from more high performing balls you get the best of both worlds with consistency and distance.

PROS

  • Longer distance
  • High launch
  • Low spin for maximum distance

CONS

  • Reduced spin
  • Harder to control around the greens

Titleist Velocity golf ball review: NCG verdict

The Titleist Velocity golf ball sits lower in the Titleist range than my gamer, the Titleist Pro V1x. I was curious to try a ball designed for maximum distance as I have always been searching for a ball with lots of spin and control.

I collected TrackMan data with my driver, 7-iron and on 60-yard wedge shots as well as chipping and putting around the green.

My first reflections were that the ball felt very springy and penetrating off the face of the club, especially with a driver. I didn’t necessarily like the sound and feel off the club face as it felt a little hard and almost plastic compared to my usual softer Pro V1x golf ball. However, the Trackman data on my long game shots pleasantly surprised me.

I was launching it 3 degrees higher with a driver and carrying it 10 yards further. I was also getting an extra 32 yards of rollout. That’s seriously hard to turn down!

Again the seven iron was launching higher, and I was carrying it 5 yards further. I couldn’t believe how much distance I was gaining just from switching golf balls.

Titleist Velocity golf ball

There is a small downside to all of this distance. I found that the control with my pitch shots from 60 yards and small chips disappeared. With my pitch shots, the Titleist Velocity was rolling out up to 40 feet. I would want more control from this yardage but if you like to run the ball up the green it could be a great option.

Again when putting, the feel was a little harsh, but I really liked the thick black side stamp. I found I didn’t have to add my usual sharpie line as this already worked great for alignment.

Upon reflection, the Titleist Velocity golf ball positively surprised me. The extra distance gained can be a game changer and I am considering playing it as my winter ball when the greens are slower and I require less spin. It also sits at a great price point and is perfect for the player wanting to get that little bit further down the fairway and still have fun.

Titleist Velocity golf ball: Where it sits in the range

Titleist velocity golf ball


The Pro V1 offers a low trajectory, low long game spin, and soft feel.

The Pro V1x offers a high trajectory, high short game, spin and long distance.

Of the three performance golf balls the AVX offers the lowest flight, lowest spin, and a soft feel.

Titleist Velocity golf ball

The Tour Speed offers soft feel, penetrating flight, and exceptional distance.

The Tour Soft gives you distance, feel, and short game control.

The Velocity gives you a high flight with extremely low long game spin.

The TruFeel offers ultra soft feel with superior distance.

Titleist Velocity golf ball: The technology

So what’s giving you all that extra distance?

The new LSX core has a higher compression which helps to deliver more distance as it generates more ball speed on full shots. The cover has also been reformulated to give more playable greenside feel as well as increasing speed.

Titleist Velocity golf ball

The dimple design features 350 Octahedral’s which are spherically-tiled around the golf ball. This was specifically designed to promote a higher more consistent ball flight.

Titleist Velocity golf ball

Titleist have also done extensive research and development into coloured golf balls as well as getting golfer feedback on colour preferences. From October the Velocity golf ball will be available in three matte colours including a brand new blue option.

Titleist Velocity golf ball

The Velocity is manufactured by Titleist at their own Ball Plant 2 in Massachusetts to ensure consistent performance and quality from every box.

Titleist Velocity golf ball: The details

Available: Now

RRP: £28 per dozen

Colours: White; Orange; Green; Blue

More information: Titleist website

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