2019 Prototypes: Your Feedback

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By Abby L., Team Titleist Staff

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  1. Hey Team Titleist! 

    It's truly the most wonderful time of year: #2019Proto season. Yesterday, I took the 2019 Prototypes (black) out for the first time and figured I would start a discussion forum to collect all of our thoughts throughout this process. For reference, I currently play AVX golf balls and I played a course that I frequent on the weekends (shoutout Triggs!).  

    Off the tee: It was pretty hot with a light feeling off the tee. My flight was a bit higher than I'm used to, but my distance was similar. I also felt a bit of forgiveness with my mishits - nothing was out of play. 

    Long irons/fairway metals: This is where my flight was definitely higher into the greens, making it easier for the ball to avoid rollout. 

    Short game: I ended up in a few greenside bunkers yesterday and my shots out were getting check that I absolutely loved. I tend to run off the green with my bunker game, so it was fun to see that check and stop. 

    Putting: Soft feel 

    I look forward to reading your feedback and don't forget to post your experience here and on social media with the hashtag, #2019Proto

    Cheers,

    Abby
    Team Titleist Staff

  2. Tyler H

    Tyler H
    Appleton, WI

    When will you start sending out the 2019 prototypes to TT Members?

    Thanks,
    TH
  3. Tyler H said:

    When will you start sending out the 2019 prototypes to TT Members?

    Thanks,
    TH

    Hey Tyler!

    Thanks for reaching out. Our friends in golf ball marketing shared that they were being sent out last week/this week - so Team Titleist members should be receiving them any day now!

    Cheers,
    Abby
  4. chris b

    chris b
    Leesburg, VA

    Tyler H said:

    When will you start sending out the 2019 prototypes to TT Members?

    Thanks,
    TH

    Hoping my mailbox has some goodness this week! I've been left out the passed couple of years :(
  5. larry m

    larry m
    columbiana, OH

    Mine came today. Thanks
    It's still warm enough in Ohio to give them a go
  6. jwk70

    jwk70
    Wellington, FL

    I've gotten the prototypes in past years...sure hope I get some in the mail shortly...it's always a fun experience. thanks
  7. I have not received my proto type golf balls?
  8. I am a member and never received last years prototypes so not expecting them this year. not sure why.
  9. Tyler H said:

    When will you start sending out the 2019 prototypes to TT Members?

    Thanks,
    TH

    How will I know if they sent them to me ?
  10. Chris P

    Chris P
    Katy, TX

    We are keeping our eyes open.
  11. Any chance I can be added to the list. I want to move back to the ProV’s but am currently using TP5x’s as I like the click off the putter better. I’d like to try them and change my mind for next season.
  12. Are they still sending them out? Just curious because I would love to try them out.
  13. I hope is see mine come this coming week. I love the Titleist Pro V Black ball!!
  14. Does every member get sent samples? I haven’t received mine yet.
  15. chris b

    chris b
    Leesburg, VA

    Alane L said:

    Does every member get sent samples? I haven’t received mine yet.

    No unfortunately not. That would be a tremendous amount of mailings that Titleist would have to do. I'm sure there is a method to their madness
  16. Do all TT members get the proto ball? I never received any?
  17. Speedy

    Speedy
    Newmarket, NH

    I was lucky enough to get a few and have to agree with everything you've said. The feel is amazing on all the clubs but thing that stood out the most was the durability. Couldn't believe how well the ball looked after a full round of golf. Hope to get more details on what they did differently this time around.

    If you don't mind me asking Abby, which color ball did you play with? black or red? If you played both, could you tell the difference?
  18. Speedy said:

    I was lucky enough to get a few and have to agree with everything you've said. The feel is amazing on all the clubs but thing that stood out the most was the durability. Couldn't believe how well the ball looked after a full round of golf. Hope to get more details on what they did differently this time around.

    If you don't mind me asking Abby, which color ball did you play with? black or red? If you played both, could you tell the difference?

    Hey Chris! I played black ... should have included that, so I'm editing my note!

    Thanks,
    Abby
    Team Titleist Staff
  19. Shouldn’t red indicate a Pro V1 and black a Prov V1 x?
  20. Please Titleist, send me some prototypes to review! I’m playing in a couple weeks and would love to test and provide feedback!
  21. Bart van der Does

    Bart van der Does
    g.c. Houtrak

    Hi there Abby,
    Thanks for sharing this interesting article.
    I've seen the new #2019Proto 's on tour all ready but never had the experience to try them ourselves.

    Do you have any idea if Team Titleist members in the Netherlands can possible receive a box to try out?
    I would love to participate in the test fase and give an honest and real feedback. I would even pay for the shipping if needed.
    Keep up the good work and keep sending the feeds in!

    Happy swings,
    Bart
  22. Rich T

    Rich T
    Shrewsbury, MA

    Great news! Definitely interested in running the 2019 Proto through some testing.
  23. 19hole

    19hole
    Woburn, MA

    Looking forward to getting them to try. Didn't get any the last time around, so I hope I'm in this shipment!
  24. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    If we are not fortunate enough to get some test balls at home, hopefully there will be some at the TTI that we can test out.
  25. Rob_Roth1

    Rob_Roth1
    San Diego, CA

    Dale V said:

    If we are not fortunate enough to get some test balls at home, hopefully there will be some at the TTI that we can test out.

    yeah I think they are leaving out us Cally people this time but I still love the pro v1 from last year
  26. JAM

    JAM

    Thanks Abby. The black and red Prototypes may be the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. If I receive the white box you can be sure to hear my observations. The number one ball in golf!
  27. David ARK

    David ARK
    Sayville, NY

    Thanks for the feedback. Dying to try the new #2019Proto balls! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed and checking the mailbox daily. Nothing like a white envelope surprise from Acushnet!
  28. Brett G

    Brett G
    Santa Barbara

    This would be a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox!
  29. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Me too!!
  30. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Deno said:

    Me too!!

    Looking forward to the results from TT members lucky enough to receive the test balls.
  31. vurich

    vurich
    First Tee Box

    Great review, Abby.
    Looking forward to the next gen of ProV's.
    #TeamTitleist
  32. John B

    John B
    Kenmore, NY

    I hope I get chosen to test, but also understand the logistics now with so many TT members than there were before.

  33. Just received 3 of the black balls putted with them nice soft feel hit a few chips and they also felt great will hopefully try them on the course tomorrow and get back with some results. I play pro V-1 balls now and they feel comparable to what I have but its great to be part of a test group. Thanks Abby.
  34. pauldrue

    pauldrue
    Nashua, NH

    Fingers crossed that some show up in my mailbox before the snow flies.

    Hoping this new edition will launch a bit higher, but keep the distance. Plus, stopping on a dime into the green. Based on Abby's report, we just might be getting those offerings with the new ones. Can't wait!

    Enjoy!

    Paul
  35. Dwayne N

    Dwayne N
    Island, KY

    Come on mailman sure hope I made the list this year
  36. I just received a sleeve in the mail. Unfortunately, the weather is not quite cooperating. AZ has been getting a lot of rain. I will test them within a week and will give an objective report.
  37. I Got a box of the proto19 golf balls, Currently I'm not sure what to think (In a good way) They're softer In my opinion then the AVX (my main ball) But spin a bit less. But now that I really think about this I give them 10/10 Love my prototype golf balls!
  38. Wade W

    Wade W
    Roanoke, VA

    Played one last weekend (local professional gave me one of his). Hot off the tee, feels like the current ProV1, and perfectly predictable on approaches and around the green.

    What amazes me most, however, is the durability. I played nine holes with the new ball, including a couple of full wedge shots with SM7s, and there wasn't a single visible mark or scratch on the cover.

    Fingers crossed for a sleeve in the mail, so I can provide more extensive feedback after a couple of rounds.

    Still, I can already tell: Titleist nailed it again. No surprise.

    WW
  39. Johnny Tee

    Johnny Tee
    Mississauga, ON

    I received a sleeve of each of the black numbered and red numbered and I currently play the Pro VX. Both the black and the red played very well, both were firmer feel than current Pro V and Pro VX. To me, differences in the protos vs current versions in distance and spin were miniscule and durability was very good to excellent (determined after a wayward hit and watching it bounce down a cart path). The black numbered proto had that "click" back on a well struck shot.

    My guess is that the black numbered proto would be the new Pro V and the red numbered proto would be the new Pro VX.

    Hope this feedback helps. Many thanks to Titleist for choosing me to be a part of the test group.
  40. Dominic

    Dominic
    Millbury, MA

    Are the test balls sent out randomly? I’d like to try the new prototype?
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