New Pro V1 or New Pro V1x – Which Golf Ball is Right for You?

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By Rick V., Team Titleist Staff

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  1. Team Titleist Staff

    The new Pro V1 and Pro V1x offer the greatest combination of speed, spin and feel in the game. But it's important to know that Pro V1 and Pro V1x are significantly different. They're purposely designed that way to allow different types of golfers to all play their best. So, how do you choose? How do you know if you're a V player or an X player?  

    To find out, we reached out to the Titleist Golf Ball Fitting team and asked about their recommendations to golfers. What types of players are going to excel with Pro V1? And who will play better when they choose Pro V1x?

    Here are some observations that our fitting experts shared from the field...

    Pro V1 Players

    Players who fit into Pro V1 benefit from its mid-flight, penetrating trajectory, Drop-and-Stop performance into the green, soft feel and the combination of carry and roll that it provides off the tee. Pro V1 suits a wide array of playing styles and course conditions, but it may be the right choice for you if...

    • You tend to hit the ball higher than you would like.
    • You spin the ball more than you would like and hit shots that float instead of pierce through the air.
    • You have difficulty playing in windy conditions.
    • You don't get as much roll-out as you would like with your tee shots.
    • You prefer a golf ball that feels soft.  

    Pro V1x Players

    Players who fit into Pro V1x prefer its firm feel (relative to Pro V1) and benefit from its higher flight, higher spin rate, steeper descent angle into the green and the combination of longer carry distance and shorter roll that it typically provides off the tee. Pro V1x will also fit a wide array of playing styles and course conditions, but it may be the right choice for you if...

    • You tend to hit the ball lower than you would like.
    • Your iron approach shots tend to release out more than you desire.
    • You typically play on courses with many forced carries.
    • You typically play on courses with soft conditions, where the ball doesn't roll out much.
    • You prefer a firmer feeling golf ball.

    A closer look at the feedback from our fitting experts shows that golfers are unique. We have very different needs and preferences. And we need different golf balls. The golf ball is not a one-size-fits-all proposition and that's why we developed two models – Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

    Mike Rich is Titleist's Director of Golf Ball Fitting & Education, and as he explained, "Pro V1 and Pro V1x differ with regards to three key criteria –  flight, spin, and feel. These are the key performance aspects that you should consider when determining the best ball for your game. When you select the model with the right flight, spin, and feel, you'll see gains in control, distance, and accuracy. You'll hit more consistent shots that finish closer to your targets. You will increase your chances to play your best and shoot your lowest scores.”

    Before you stock up on V or X this season, check out the following comparison guide and learn a little more from Mike about the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.

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    "Pro V1 is our flagship product and sits as the centerpiece of our premium performance line," Mike Rich said. "The new 2023 Pro V1 provides optimal flight for the majority of golfers we fit. Pro V1x will fly higher and achieve peak height farther downrange. This results in greater carry distance, a steeper angle of descent and less roll than Pro V1."

    • • •

    "Both the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x feature new high gradient core technology," Mike said. "This advancement lowers the spin rate of both models, particularly with the driver and on your long game shots. For both models, this results in greater distance.

    That change, however, has not affected the relative spin relationship between V and X. Both models continue to offer high spin for outstanding control in the short game, with Pro V1x spinning just slightly more, on average. As you progress to full iron shots and the long game, the gap widens a bit and the higher spin rate of Pro V1x is more noticeable."


    "Pro V1 features soft, responsive feel that is now legendary in the game," Mike told us. "Both Pro V1 and Pro V1x utilize our proprietary cast urethane cover material, but we designed Pro V1x to provide a slightly firmer feel than Pro V1, which many players prefer. While feel doesn't affect performance, many players prioritize feel and it can often serve as a tie-breaker in choosing which ball to play."


    To find the right ball for your game, your best bet is to attend a Titleist golf ball fitting event and get fit by one our golf ball fitting experts. If you can't attend a fitting event, your next-best option is to visit our Golf Ball Fitting & Education Resources, where you can schedule a live, one-on-one virtual golf ball consultation with a member of the Titleist Golf Ball Fitting team and access the Titleist Golf Ball Selector Tool.

    Click here to order New 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls. 


  2. Joseph R

    Joseph R
    Fenton, MI

    I did order more of the left dash, but I am going to try the ProV1X this year. I'm just nervous for the higher spin.
  3. Wabinez

    Norfolk, UK

    ProV1 all the way. It’s the perfect description of why I need it.

    Just waiting for the 4-for-3 deal so I can cash in. In yellow, of course.
  4. Same. Waiting for the 4 for 3 deal.
  5. Just been fitted with TSR 2 driver with hazardous shaft 11 degree any preference which ball would be best prov1 or prov1x
  6. Dale V

    Dale V
    Surprise AZ

    Stephen J said:

    Just been fitted with TSR 2 driver with hazardous shaft 11 degree any preference which ball would be best prov1 or prov1x

    Fit the ball to your short game and irons first, then adjust your driver settings if needed.
  7. Fred L

    Fred L

    Great info. I tend to go with V1x however lately been gaming Tour Soft as I like the feel and the roll out I get.
  8. Wabinez

    Norfolk, UK

    ProV1 all the way. It’s the perfect description of why I need it.

    Just waiting for the 4-for-3 deal so I can cash in. In yellow, of course.
  9. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Am a picker vs being a digger which means do not put a lot of spin on the ball. Being the Prov1 has the most dimple (388) pattern of all the premium balls, it gives me the spin I need. That is why I traded in my left dash stock (328 dimple pattern), which is the lowest spinning premium ball, for the new Prov1s. Got a bit more distance with the Prov1, but, got the spin I needed.
  10. JHamrick

    Hurricane, WV

    I just wish I could hit the ball consistently enough to know which actually plays better for me lol
  11. I just did my Zoom ball fitting online last week. It was fantastic! Austin gave me loads of great information and fit me into ProV1x. I’ve played ProV1 for years but based on simulator numbers, the X seems to be more beneficial for my game.
  12. I just been fitted with the TSR 2 driver 11.0 degree and Hazardous shaft am not sure what’s best prov 1 or the pro v1x any help out there
  13. My trial sleeves arrived yesterday. Looking forward to figuring out what works best - the online fitting had me playing ProV1x this year. I’ve always been a ProV1 guy, but it seems I need a bit more spin now. My fitter said they’ve seen this quite a bit with the 2023 balls.
  14. Both top class bills and what works for one golfer doesn't always work for another

    Take time to try them both under similar conditions to see which fits your game and ball striking capabilities
  15. Which of the ProV1x or ProV1 are best suited for slower swing speeds?
  16. jsh_golf


    I am currently playing the 21 ProV1X that is currently in my golf bag before I play the 23 ProV1X. From what I've read so far and viewed on YouTube. I am very excited to try the new 23 balls. It seems that the 23 balls will outperform the 21 models, what are people's thoughts on it if you have already been playing it?

    I already have 3 dozen ready for action. Of course, I had to jump on the loyalty program. I will have 7 dozen of the new 23 1X to last me for quite some time. I can't wait!
  17. I bought them both, until I don't know which one I like better but I'm sure they are better than the ones at Walmart)))
  18. John B

    John B
    Kenmore, NY

    This has been a tough call for me the last few years... I need th higher flight and spin the V1X offers, but love the softer feel of the V1.

    So I have gone with the 2 out of 3 performance characteristics rather than feel.

    But the 2023 V1X is the best soft feeling V1X so far.
  19. Just received my 4 for 3 deal on pro v1 - ideal for me short game wise, better feel and better roll out on longer shots.
  20. Sotha

    London, ON

    I like the ProV1x but definitely prefer the left dash (when i can get it).
  21. I wash they had a version of Pro V1 that had the flight/spin characteristics of the Pro V1x but the feel of the Pro V1.
    Like a mid flight, low/mid spin with soft feel.
  22. John B

    John B
    Kenmore, NY

    I was just fitted to the new TSR2 driver and the V1X is still the right ball for me. I love the 23 edition because it has has just a touch softer feel.

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