Registrato: 20/10/12 10:08
|It was another noteworthy weekend for Titleist's seeding and tour validation process for the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototype golf balls.
The Pro V1x is the newest version of Titleist’s hugely popular . Its target demographic is a bit different, however. That rules out more than 85% of the players out there. This ball was designed to help keep the Pro V1 line in the Number One position for worldwide wins on the professional tours.
The ‘X’ is also a 4-piece ball that has a much smaller, and harder, core than that of the New Pro V1. It launches lower and will fly longer for high-speed swingers. For them it is a “hotter” golf ball. Since the ‘X’ was designed to be compressed hard at impact, it may be considerably shorter for low swing speed players. If a player’s best drives are less than 245 yards, he just might end up disliking this ball quite a bit.
Their claims are not mere marketing ploys. This ball needs to be well compressed at impact to perform as it should. At a cost of forty to fifty bucks a dozen, slower swing speed players might just be tossing money down the drain if they buy the wrong .
We included the X in a comparison session we were doing for senior and low-compression balls. Not only did the feel uncomfortably hard, it flew for very short distances for some hitters. Again, the Pro V1x felt the harshest in the minds of most.
On the other hand, a second, and much older senior with very slow swing speeds, disagreed with the above assessment. While the Pro V1x’s did feel firmer than the other versions of the to all testers, the feel was not thought to be unpleasant by most higher swing speed hitters.
So the Pro V1x launches hotter than the other Pro V1 versions. It has less spin off of a driver face.