What Titleist Ball Should I Play?

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By Christian T

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  1. Christian T

    Christian T
    Indianapolis, IN

    What Titleist ball should I play? I have about a 90-95 mph golf swing. I'm currently play Pro V1x but I'm thinking about playing just the Pro V1. Help!! What should i really be playing?

  2. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    How would you describe your drives/long irons launch/penetration?  Too high?  Too low?

    How would you describe your short game?  Enough spin control to check up?  Could use more spin?

    The former rule of thumb was prior to 2010 was ProV1x worked better with swing speeds over 100.  Titleist now disputes this logic.  It is now more based on your control and not swing speed.

    Why do you think you need to change?


  3. Christian T

    Christian T
    Indianapolis, IN

    I'm not really liking the ball i play right now. I have low trajectory rates and i never seem to get the drop and stop technique when i play the Pro V1x.

  4. Daniel R

    Daniel R
    Dove Canyon, CA

    id go with the X. seems like a better option for you

  5. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    Christian T said:

    I'm not really liking the ball i play right now. I have low trajectory rates and i never seem to get the drop and stop technique when i play the Pro V1x.

    Correct ball fitting may provide some answers for you.
    If you get enough spin for stop and drop with a ProV1, that is the short answer.
    You do need to use a urethane cover for maximum stop and drop, but that alone does not provide the technique.  If the NXT Tour stops as well as both but provides better launch/distance, that may be a route.  ...Or figure out how to get more spin on your approach shots. 
    Not sure where your trajectory is low, but this may be a sign that your clubs are too stiff (or another swing fault).  Always too many variiables to suggest what works for me or anyone else on this list.
  6. memphisunited

    Memphis, TN

    My advice is to try all the Titleist balls.  

  7. John W

    John W
    Glen Allen, VA

    Seems like people say the 1x is longer but for me it might be reversed.   Even though the Pro V1 launches lower, I think the extra spin helps my carry distance.   Does that make sense?

  8. andy r

    andy r
    Cheshire, CT

    I was sent a sleeve of balls last fall to test and they were great - fantastic around the greens.

    I believe they were the prototypes for the new PRO V version but I am not positive.

    I wonder if anyone knows for sure.


    All I know is whatever they are  they will be the only ball use ever again.

  9. Matt B

    Matt B
    Columbus, OH

    John W said:

    Seems like people say the 1x is longer but for me it might be reversed.   Even though the Pro V1 launches lower, I think the extra spin helps my carry distance.   Does that make sense?

    I feel the same way. I believe that I actually hit my irons further with the V1. I also like the softer feel of the V1 better, and the lower launch is an added bonus. I tend to already have a high launch & low spin with my driver and don't really see any gains using the X off the tee. The Pro V1x has more spin separation than the V1 - meaning the driver will spin less & the wedges will spin more than the Pro V1.
  10. Barry H

    Barry H
    Riverview, FL

    You should play the ball you're most comfortable with (losing). My swing speed is somewhere between 95-105 (who really knows) I play the V1x, I have a medium/high ball flight and it stops within a foot of the ball mark. I've tried other manufacturers top tier ball and nothing compares to Titleist. I can work the ball slightly, left to right but can turn it over for a high draw if needed (sometimes) lol. Around the greens, I can put the brakes on it. I love the feel off the putter, not as much as the V1 but just as good. Again I say play the ball that you are most comfortable with (losing), because we all have taken out a brand new ball and lost it.


  11. Christian J

    Christian J
    Griswold, IA

    When Titleist works on fitting people for golf balls, they focus mainly on short game because that's where most of your shots occur from.  You need to choose the ball that feels best for you.  Also it depends if you want more spin or distance.  Both balls feature great spin and distance, but are designed for whichever you prefer most.  ProV1 spin, ProV1x distance.  I personally play the ProV1 because I like the feel of it, and it still offers me a great amount of distance. 

  12. Tito

    Dayton, OH

    I agree with Christian J, Titleist does focus on the short game within the golf ball fitting program and are not concerned with the club speed.  The ProV1's will give you more spin and the ProV1X's is for distance.  

    Christian T,  If you haven't participated in an official Titleist golf ball fitting, I do recommend it.  It is a very interesting process and very informative.  They have 3 teams that travel the US.  Check with you club or email Titleist about the schedule.



  13. Joey R

    Joey R
    Batesburg, SC

    In all honesty, try both of them at the same time during a round.  That is the easiest way to tell.  I tried the V1 and V1x like that to see which one I liked better.  I played a practice round by myself so I could hit tee shots and approach shots without slowing anyone down.  This way you get a good gauge of how they respond to your typical round of golf, i.e. driving, approach, short wedges shots and chipping.  I found with the putter that it does not make much difference to me which one I use.

    Hope this helps.

    Joey R

  14. AC RixRox

    AC RixRox
    saratoga springs, NY

     I have to agree with Joey. It does not matter which Titleist ball I hit. I hit DCI Irons, 909D3, 906F4s, 585Hs and an Old Bulls Eye putter.  I use my old Velocities. I can't seem to lose them. The V1x's are water dogs and love to go swimming or sometimes a hike in the woods. My old Velocities grow older with me and, like me, they are cheap!

  15. You said it!!

  16. John B

    John B
    Kenmore, NY

    I have a similar swing speed as you (upper 90s) and I play the Pro V1X.  It seems to be straighter off the tee and hits and stops within a foot of its ball mark on the greens I play.  I don't want a ball spinning off greens.

  17. Edward M

    Edward M
    Davenport, IA

    I love the feel of the Velocity! I switched 2 years ago from the ProV1 and aside from some extra release on the greens, the balls seem similar. It is the price what attracts me to the Velocity. I can go 4 or 5 rounds without losing a ball, then lose a sleeve in 3 holes. As long as this continues, I will play the Velocity! Ed McDonnell
  18. Devin F

    Devin F
    Spartanburg, SC

    The prov1x is the best ball for you i think and most pros use the 1x and their swing speeds are kind of similar to yours (mostly faster) but if you want distance and control this is the ball for you. Good luck and i hope you figure out your best ball.

    -Devin Foster

  19. Most pros swing speeds are considerably faster than 90-95 mph. Many pros, including Adam Scott play a ProV1 despite his 120 mph swing speed. Pros play the ball that allows them a drop and stop ball flight without spinning the ball off the green. There really is no difference between the ProV1 and the X off the tee (maybe 3 yards) all things being equal. 

  20. cam j

    cam j
    dove canyon, CA

    do you gets a lot of spin ? the big thing is the pro V1 gets more spin and a little less distance and the pro V1x will go farther but get less spin. Where your speed is at it, play with what is more comfortable to you. There is no right or wrong at your speed. Hope this helps

  21. Clinton M

    Clinton M
    lilburn, GA

    play the pro v1.
  22. Rich P

    Rich P
    stony point, NY

    I changed to the DT SOLO last year . That was the ball i used to help me break into the ninties !!  yeaa. I had gotten a deal so i bought 3 dozen balls. I started of this year with that same first box and i still have the other 2 dozen tucked away. I only lost 3 balls from the first dozen i opened the end of last years season. im still using that first box now.and my scores are remaining at the high to mid ninties. This is a great ball !! im not the longest hitter but this ball helps me I believe to reach more fairways . and putting is not to shabby either. I am building a pratice putting green in my back yard. I will be using only titleist balls for all my friends when they come over to practice.


    Thanks Titleist for a great ball !!

    Richy Procter

    Stony Point NY

  23. Noah B

    Noah B
    Vilas, NC

    Sounds like the Pro V1X. I also play this ball.

  24. Curtis S

    Curtis S

    Which ever ball works and feels good to you ......  As long as it is Titleist of course .  

  25. SD_Golfer

    Aberdeen, SD

    I think if you play a hit and stick type of game you should play the Pro V's ... the Velocity might give you a better hit and run ... no matter which Titleist ball you play, I think you will like the distance off the tee with a driver.

    Check out ball fitting either from the website or at a ball fitting event, that should answer any questions you can't answer for yourself by simply playing a round or two with each ball.

  26. Johnny B

    Johnny B
    Modesto, CA


  27. Stephan T

    Stephan T
    Centennial, CO

    The new version of Pro V1x flies higher and a touch longer than the new Pro V1. I also feel like I hit more fairways with the Pro V1. Around the green - 130 yards and in - they are similar but I still prefer the Pro V1x. To me it's really a complete golf ball. The Pro V1x has a firm feel as opposed to the softer Pro V. 

  28. Sam E

    Sam E
    San Diego, CA

    It's about what you can stick on the green, if you can stick the Pro V1x on there use that, if not the Pro V1 seems to be a bit stickier

  29. Joe P

    Joe P
    Coventry, West Midlands

    Hi Christian, why not try out a range of them, test them mainly on the short game though as this is what many golfers and Titleist prioritise most, these shots make up a large percentage of our scorecards so bear that in mind, play well 

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