Titleist Pro V1 vs. Pro V1x
Titleist Pro V1 golf balls offer a more penetrating ball flight, less iron spin, high short game spin, and an overall softer feel than the Pro V1x.
The Titleist Pro V1x offers a higher ball flight, a slightly firmer feel, higher spin on longer shots, and even more spin on short game and around the green than the Pro V1.
Titleist Manufacturer Notes
The retail price for the newest iteration that has been released to public consumers (2021 generation) jumped 2$ to 49.99$ from their previous standard for premium balls, 47.99$.
Titleist describes the ’21 Gen Pro V1 as a golf ball “Best for all players that prioritize performance.”
Titleist describes the ’21 Gen Pro V1x as a golf ball “Best for all players that prioritize performance, and need or want higher ball flight and spin rate.”
The Pro V1 is still a three-piece ball, and the Pro V1x is still a 4 piece golf ball.
Quick New Features for the 2021 Gen. Pro V1 and Pro V1x:
1. New “ZG Process Core”
The “ZG” (Zero Gradient) Process is Titleist’s latest way of ensuring consistency from one Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x to another.
2. High-Flex Casing Layer
While softening the core, Titleist uses a “high-flex casing layer” to create a slightly softer feel for players and allows users to retain speed while losing some long game spin.
3. New Dimple Patterns
Pro V1 – 388 Dimples
Pro V1x – 348 Dimples
4. BOTH new dimple patterns result in straighter flight (regardless of real-world tested wind conditions), resulting in a tighter dispersion under crunch conditions.
"Pro's" of the Titleist Pro V1 Ball
The Titleist Pro V1 will provide a more penetrating ball flight, a softer feel, more spin green side, and low long game spin.
Depending on the type of golfer you are, your answers to the following questions should help determine if the Pro V1 is the right golf ball for you!
- Do you struggle with too much spin or height on drives or long approach shots?
- Do you enjoy a very soft feel with your golf ball?
- Do you struggle with wind? The penetrating trajectory of the Pro V1 can help.
- Would more spin on short irons and short approach shots benefit your ability to score?
- If you’re steep with your wedges or create a ton of backspin and are tired of hitting greens and then spinning off of them, the lower spin rate of the Pro V1 on short irons and shots around the greens may really benefit you.
If your answer was yes to any or all of the questions above, please try the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.
Adam Scott found he was able to use the Titleist Pro V1 to hit high spinny shots like he could with the older Balata balls he grew up playing with. Scott also found the Pro V1 compliments his ball speed on longer shots helping him find more fairways than what he was previously playing.
"Pro's" of the Pro V1x Titleist Ball
The Pro V1x will have a higher launch angle, higher trajectory, and an overall higher flight in general.
These factors could lead to more distance, or more danger, depending on how accurate you are with your longer clubs.
The Pro V1x also has a slightly firmer feel than the Pro V1 (thanks to its 4-piece construction), more iron spin, and really more spin in every category. If you like to work the ball heavily in the air, the Pro V1x could be a fantastic fit.
If you don’t create a ton of backspin or just feel a little more stopping power on the greens would help your ability to shoot lower scores, the higher spin rate of the Pro V1x on short irons and shots around the greens might really benefit you.
PGA Tour player Justin Thomas swears by the Pro V1x, citing being a low ball flight player (needing the extra height) and wanting precise spin control with his wedges, and has played it since late 2020!
Don’t just take our word for it, 80% of Tour players play either the Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf balls every week in competition.
A New Pro V1 and Pro V1x?
Just this week (October 3rd to be exact), Titleist unveiled a NEW version of both the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls at the Shriners Open practice rounds.
22 years after their original Pro V1 debut, Titleist intends to keep the general public in the dark about their new balls for the foreseeable future until they finish their well-established “Tour Validation Process.” (Titleist lets Tour players use their balls and ensure their quality before the general public gets access)
The public did get to learn that the 2023 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x’s (aka “the White Box” Titleist balls) are in such high demand with Tour pros that Garrick Higgo was allowed special exemption from Titleist to use a prototype ball in competition play at Sanderson Farms last week and secured a third-place finish…
Titleist has remained relatively tight-lipped about their new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls but did reveal that the updated dimple designs we mentioned above are staying the same, but the construction process was entirely revamped.
We’ll be sure to keep our eye on Titleist and their newest crop of “the best balls in Golf.”
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