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New Titleist golf ball being tested on Tour

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Titleist has been field testing golf balls with their staff players since about Quail Hollow.

Below are a couple of photos but they are not ready to pass out any info on the ball or it’s specs/playing characteristics.

Click here to see more pics and read the discussion in the forums .

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  1. Mad-Mex

    Oct 11, 2015 at 12:55 am

    I am willing to bet a month wages that all those drooling over this article could NOT tell the difference between a first generation Pro-V1 and this new prototype.

  2. T-MAC

    Mar 21, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Titleist is “not ready to pass out any information on the ball” yet? Typical.
    I used to use ProV’s all the time until they has durability issues a couple years ago. Switched over to the Bridgestone B330S and haven’t looked back. As long or longer than the ProV1x, as soft and has as much spin around the greens as the ProV1, and more durable than both of them.

  3. Patrick

    Jan 3, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Pro V1 x+ is a tour prototype. Rocco Mediate played one for awhile. It is a Prov1X cover and dimple pattern with the soft ProV1 core! I’d love to get my hands on some of those…and I am not a Titleist guy!

  4. JEFF

    Dec 24, 2014 at 12:34 am

    YAWNING AGAIN

  5. Dennis

    Oct 29, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    At least most of you were chosen a second time to test the new Titleist ball. I had tested the last two versions but, obviously, my opinions were no good as I was not chosen for this round.

  6. Jason

    Oct 26, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    One of the tour players gave my kids the prototype while he was using it on the range at the BMW Championship in Denver. The ball looked just like a Pro V1X, but said Pro V1X+ on it.

  7. Golfraven

    Oct 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I game the V1s only if I find those. And today I was lucky twice. The Tour S is probably as good as the V1 for any non scratch player and you get but more for your money. If money wasn’t an issue and I was playing more often I would only play the V1s.

  8. Jeffrey

    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

    How about an improvement on price.

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  10. Matt

    Sep 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Wonder if they are going to go into the 5 layer ball world like Taylor and Callaway. Typical Titleist is to have everyone else do it then they come out with the best version after the fact. Just like when they were last to get into the multilayer tour ball world.

  11. Denny

    Aug 30, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Leave it to Titleist to keep on researching and improving their product. No wonder they are the number one ball in golf.

    http://lefthandedgolf.us

  12. Troy Vayanos

    Aug 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Be interesting to see what they are trying to improve on. I’ve used the Prov1x model for over 6 years and love the ball.

    I guess any improvement would be welcome even if it is only minor.

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Shaft fitting: Is it worth it? – GolfWRXers have their say

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In our forums, our members have been discussing shaft fitting and whether it makes a substantial difference or not. WRXer ‘2ndCut16’ recently snagged a set of heavily discounted T100 irons on eBay and asks members:

“My question is, is it worth going to get a shaft fitting? They currently have DG S300, which was what was in my 714AP2 ( I was not fit for these either), but I’m curious how much the shaft may make a difference? I’m sorry if this has been covered before, I’m just recently was bit by the equipment bug and am trying to learn all that I can.

Given that I saved a good junk of the cost of the clubs, I’d be willing to spend a little to get the right shaft, if it is actually going to make a difference, I just wanted to check here before I spent the $100 for the shaft fitting.”

And our members have been having their say in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • nhaun2: “I definitely think it’s worth it with the way the technology has progressed the last 5-10 years. $100 seems kinda steep, but I feel like most places will credit that back or at least a portion of it if you make a purchase through them.”
  • Ri_Redneck: “Never worry about paying for something that is worth the price to YOU! If your goal is to be the best golfer you can be, then your priorities are far different from the average weekend golfer. Fitting is typically expensive, but the information you get can be well worth the cost. As ChipNRun mentioned. Most of us have a swing that probably won’t change much over the next few years. Knowing what shaft characteristics fit you allows you to oftentimes choose a set of ideal clubs right off the rack! Knowledge of your equipment will help you make the most of your equipment buying dollars and avoid falling prey to the marketing that is so prevalent today.”
  • thesamewise: “1 million percent worth it. The right shaft will complement your game and can accentuate your strengths and mask some of your flaws a little. I got the right shafts in my irons, and I just can’t believe how much they help.”
  • Ruleschamp: “Not gonna make that much of a material difference in terms of performance but if you want them to feel the way you like the club to feel then go for the fitting and just enjoy the fun.”
  • GLF4EVR: “Piece of mind may be worth it just so you do not have that little thought in the back of your mind about it. I have done my own tinkering for many years now. I have never had any lessons, and all the club building I have done was thru this site. Had the chance to see a professional fitter last year. Spent over 2 hours going over every club in the bag & was charged only $65. Only recommendations were what kind of graphite shafts to put in my irons if I want to switch & to play with the bounce on my 58 wedge. To me, that was the most worthwhile $65 I have spent on golf in a long time. To find out I was correct in all my work & the way I had gone about; it was just about priceless for me. It is kind of strange to not have that little voice in the back of my head anymore with any questions about my equipment & the fine-tuning I have done. My only thing I would say is to make sure the fitter knows what they are doing.”

Entire Thread: “Shaft fitting: Is it worth it?”

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Why are Spider putters so popular? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing TaylorMade’s Spider putters which are very popular amongst tour pros. WRXer ‘Lefty_3Jack’ asks members just why the flat-sticks are so popular and our members have been sharing their thoughts with many currently playing one of the putter models themselves.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • chisag: “When they first came out, and so many Pro’s switched almost immediately, I rolled one at the PGS SS on 2 separate visits for a good 15 minutes each time. Couldn’t miss—most accurate putter I ever demoed. Bought one and on my first round at the course, it was just horrible. I have an 8802 style putter, and it is all I have ever used. On fast carpet and every putt straight the Spider was flawless. But on slower greens with breaking putts I had no feel at all, and lag putting which is usually a strength, was all over the place as distance control was abysmal. I could not sell it fast enough.”
  • EricWGolf: “Very stable and the Pure Roll insert just flat-out puts a good roll on the ball. I replaced my Newport 2.5 with a Tour Spider Black after testing it. Thought the Spider was hard to look at but loved how it rolled the ball. Tried to go back to my Newport 2.5 once. Once. Now I have a Spider X. I know several good players who improved their putting by moving to a Spider. Most common comment I hear is ‘it almost feels like it swings itself.'”
  • MattM97: “I just think the stability of it makes it appealing for many and for me it’s one of the few mallets that isn’t ugly, I’m talking SpiderX for that. I don’t have one but wouldn’t mind adding one for when my putting goes belly up.”
  • TheRaven: “I think the extreme heel-toe weight distribution is really effective. I never transferred over because I’m a bit of a Ping fanboy and went with the Ketsch, The Spiders really are nice though.”
  • Golfingfantic: “Just bought another one. This time the OG Black one without a sight line. I have owned multiple versions of the Spider head(s). J-Day Red twice. Face-Balanced with sight line once. Spider Mini. DJ black. The appeal to me has always been the no sight line. Not a lot of mallets that offer this. The red ones were always a bit too soft for my liking, so I always sold them again. Hopefully, the black is better.”

Entire Thread: “Why are Spider putters so popular?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Tony Jacklin calling Sergio Garcia ‘golf’s biggest underachiever’

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to Tony Jacklin’s comments last week that Sergio Garcia is “golf’s biggest underachiever” and that “Seve had more courage in his little finger than this lad”. WRXers have been weighing in with their thoughts on the matter with many defending the Spaniard.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • iBanesto: “Regarding Jacklin’s comment that Garcia did not win enough. Well, the guy couldn’t putt for a long time. He was never a consistent enough putter to close off majors. Being a ball striker doesn’t result in wins. Remember the miss on the 72nd hole at the 2007 Open?”
  • Hawkeye77: “Double-digit majors? Tony, Tony, Tony. How about just two or three which he probably “should” have already achieved. Seve, the guy he’s comparing him to, had 5 not 10 or more and Seve was more talented than Sergio. Hogan, Player, Watson, Trevino, Palmer, Snead, Faldo – there’s some guys a lot closer to reality in terms of talking double-digit majors in terms of “what ifs” and they were more singular talents than Sergio.”
  • Sean2: “Sergio is a great talent. Could he have won more? Probably. But, like all of us he has foibles. Saying Sergio should have done this, or done that could apply to every person on the planet. We all have regrets, we all wish we could have done x, y, or z differently. Judging Sergio for what he ‘could have’ done seems a bit hypocritical.”
  • dlygrisse: “Sergio is his own worst enemy.”

Entire Thread: “Tony Jacklin on Sergio”

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