survey of those switching from ProV1 to AVX

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By Jay W

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  1. Jay W

    Jay W
    TAMPA, FL

    I would like to take an unofficial survey of those better players(Ghin index 10) who have switched from regular play with ProV1 to AVX.

  2. Max B

    Max B
    Alabama

    Switched
  3. Jay W

    Jay W
    TAMPA, FL

    why?
  4. I switched. 8.5 index. Even though I still have a couple dozen personalized V1x in my closet!
  5. Jay W

    Jay W
    TAMPA, FL

    why?
  6. Oh that's a shame I thought maybe he would mention the differences/benefits in the ball and why he made the switch.
  7. I switched for multiple reasons. For me, it’s longer through the bag than either of the other ProV’s. I love the softer feel off the putter. I have noticed ZERO difference in being able to manipulate spin on chip and pitch shots. The only thing negative I noticed is the cover finish is less durable.
  8. Lance P

    Lance P
    hillsborough, NC

    Haven't yet found an AVX to try. The woods are full of Pro V1's but no luck finding an AVX. Also, I'm not under a 10 so basically I'm no help.
  9. Brennan W

    Brennan W
    Regina

    Switched. Played 3 rounds with the AVX and I've noticed that my irons are a lot longer. Haven't seen much difference in length of the driver, but I find that they have a more true flight, my bad shots aren't amplified by wicked spin.
  10. I switched about a month ago. I am a short hitter, and I have noticed consistently 5-8 yards longer with the driver. Fairway woods are longer as well, but that may be a function of the ball going straighter. I usually have a fade to my shots. Around the green I have not noticed any difference. I was playing the ProV1x. Index 8.6.
  11. I will be switching come spring. or maybe in Feb. when I go to Bandon. Finiahing season with ProVqs and dont play quality balls hete in Oregon after the rain starts.

    Straighter
    Better green control for me
    Less spin
    Longer
    Lower piercing ball flight
  12. William M

    William M
    Kansas City, MO

    I recently switched to the AVX from the ProV1. My tendency is to hit the ball too high with the Driver and irons. The lower sping and lower ball flight I get with the AVX is fantastic. While the AVX doesn't feel as soft and doesn't spend as much as the ProV.

    I've been excited to hear and see that the TS Drivers are a big improvement over the last few Titleist Drivers. I suspect a lot of the testing that appears online was done using ProVs. If you've tested one or both of the TS Driver and you used the AVX. Please share your numbers.
  13. Scott M

    Scott M
    South Burlington, VT

    I'm a 3.8 handicap and switched to the AVX earlier this year. In years past I played the V1x until the characteristics of the the V1 and V1x reversed and the V1x became the higher spinning ball -- I then switched to the V1. I got a sleeve of AVXs earlier this year at a ProAm and after 1 round I knew I wanted to change. Here's why (for me)

    1) Driver spin is lower and the trajectory is a bit flatter. Home course susceptible to some wind, so this was really preferable

    2) I don't play iron/wedge shots to spin back to the pin. I want to play the shot to the distance and want more of a "drop and stop" and the AVX was much better at this whereas I'd occasionally unintentionally really spin a ProV1 hard and back it off the green or too far away from where I landed my shot

    3) Short game - I don't play a lot of high spin "pinch" chips. I tend to want to get the ball rolling and let it roll out. I don't notice any loss of control with the AVX (though I suspect those that do like to really pinch/spin it may)

    4) Putting - no difference

    Hope that helps !

    Scott
  14. I officially switched as I bought several dozen balls. Such a better ball for MY game.
  15. Rob E

    Rob E
    San Jose, CA

    I switched from Pro V1x to AVX last year. I made the change after I tried the ball and moved to AP3 irons from a MB/CB combo iron set. I loved the X because of spin and helping me get higher ball flight. Since the move to a new iron shaft and irons, I dont need the spin and I have much better distance and control with the AVX. I love the durability and feel.
  16. I have played the AVX off and on all summer. I will switch to the AVX full time next year when I order my personalized balls. I am switching because I like the distance I gain and I also prefer a little release into the green. I was using the ProV1 but I think the AVX has more of what I want.
  17. I've used Titleist Pro V1 and V1x for years but I'm very high launch with my irons and sometimes get too much spin when hitting into the greens. I tried the AVX because I'd heard they were lower launch and less spin. That's proved true for me as I'm coming in slightly lower, spinning less and that's helping me. Also slightly longer on drives.

    (handicap 10)
  18. Jim W

    Jim W
    Vass, NC

    Switched..then switched back. I enjoyed the distance off the tee, but I couldn't get the AVX to check up on the green like the ProV1.....Unfortunately, the roll out was frustrating.
  19. Jason F

    Jason F
    Elizabethton, TN

    I wish the AVX had more spin and was lot softer cover and feel
    it would be my go to call if it was lot softer. I'm still waiting for my Proto PV Ball
  20. BCH

    BCH

    Last time I kept a handicap it was a 2.2

    That was a long time back. Most current rounds in mid 70's. Played the DT Trusoft before switching. Main reason for purchasing DT's was cost and perceived lack of feel in higher priced Titleist balls.

    I have found the AVX to play longer off the tee, longer on short and long irons. Flight is lower with less spin but plenty to stop the ball on average greens. Chips like a softer/spongier ProV1 with similiar check and roll.

    Only negative was putting with an insert Odyssey RX #2 had little or no feel on putts. Hard to judge distance. Solved that problem with a Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5. Excellent feel on putts now.

    Last comment: I did not feel I was fully compressing other balls. AVG is a totally new ball game for me. I think they designed this ball for a slower swingspeed player like myself who want more distance but not a ball that feesl like a rock. I'm hooked. Not looking for or want any other ball...
  21. greg p

    greg p
    Algonquin, IL

    Tried it. Liked it. But have used ProV for years and have grown accustomed to how it performs. I'm staying put.
  22. Darryl M

    Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

    Great information, can hardly wait until I get to a 10 hdcp
  23. Kallander

    Kallander
    Spanaway, WA

    I game the ProV1x currently and just used the AVX on a colder windy day here in WA State. On a suggestion from the Course Manager who has seen my game he said to give the AVX a shot and see if my drives were a little lower in flight compared to my normal flight. Glad I did was able to keep on the fairway for most of the day with only a couple drifting offline, mainly due to alignment. Can't say I will make a full time switch but will def keep a couple of AVX's in the bag for those kinds of windy/cold days.
  24. Switched from Prov1x and AVX for a little while, loved the avx but the only issue I had was my irons were a lot longer, great stopping power once they hit the greens though!
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