I joked with friends that Titleist must be controlling my ball with some kind of NASA satellite because shot after shot after shot, the Pro V1’s performance was sensationally exact, particularly 100 yards and in. It’s softer feeling than the Pro V1x and provided greater stopping power, even when greens were firm and fast. On long pitches and full swings that translated to remarkable distance control, allowing me to be as aggressive as I wanted attacking pins.
The Pro V1 is also retooled with a new core called the “Next Generation 2.0 ZG Process Core.” I wasn’t able to compare the 2017 version to previous generations of Pro V1 balls, but I did see noticeably lower ball flight tendencies and more roll out off the tee with the Pro V1 compared to the Pro V1x. Ball flight was only marginally lower with my long irons. If your natural tendency is to hit the ball high, Pro V1 will definitely generate a more piercing ball flight with less spin.
Compared to other balls in the same class, the Pro V1s are more expensive to be sure, but they hold up just as well or better with little scuffing and negligible discoloration. As the old expression goes, you get what you pay for.
On many levels, the golf ball can be a little mysterious white sphere. It often behaves like it has a mind of its own, and finding the right ball for your game can be especially difficult because it has to work with every club in your bag. The Pro V1 removes all the guesswork for you, and delivers predictable performance gains that quite honestly, are difficult to match.
PROS:Takes the pole position for distance control and spin in a premium golf ball
Soft feel without sacrificing distance
Pro V1x is a better option if you're already a low ball hitter
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