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New 2019 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls feature cover, core improvements for better long game performance

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More speed, less spin, same short game performance. That’s the new Titleist Pro V1 (and Pro V1x) in a nutshell, according to the Fairhaven, Massachusetts-based company.

Titleist emphasizes the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x’s reformulated New 2.0 ZG Process Core, which contributes to added spin. A faster ionomeric casing layer contributes to added speed and less spin on long shots. A 17% thinner cast Urethane Elastomer cover removes “slow” material from the ball. The company maintains that while long game performance is improved, there are no adverse changes to short game performance.

 

“Through the prototyping process, our chemists and engineers discovered a way to cast an even thinner urethane cover, and therefore increase the percentage of speed- enhancing materials in the overall construction. Pro V1 and Pro V1x are now even faster, as a result, all while maintaining the scoring performance and feel characteristics that golfers demand…” said Michael Mahoney, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing.

In addition to the traditional white Pro V1 and Pro V1x, in response to consumer demand, Titleist adds yellow—more specifically, a high optic yellow—versions of both balls

“As the demand for yellow Pro V1 and Pro V1x started to grow, our material scientists got to work on what we knew would be a significant R&D undertaking,” Mahoney said. “The performance and durability characteristics of our cast urethane are the best in the industry. It’s because we formulate and manufacture the cover ourselves that we are able to control the material with such precision and consistency. While it may seem pretty straightforward, recreating those properties in yellow required a new and complex chemistry with considerable iteration until we got it just right.”

Ball technology recap

Titleist Pro V1

  • three-piece construction
  • multi-component technology with a thinner cast Urethane Elastomer cover system
  • faster ionomeric casing layer
  • new 2.0 ZG Process Core
  • spherically-tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple

Titleist Pro V1x

  • four-piece construction
  • multi-component technology with a thinner cast Urethane Elastomer cover system
  • faster ionomeric casing layer
  • new 2.0 ZG process dual core
  • pherically-tiled 328 tetrahedral dimple design

2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls will be available in golf shops beginning Jan. 23, 2018, with the high optic yellow models available March 15. $47.99 MAP.

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  1. Cameron

    Jan 23, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Release date must be wrong…references Jan. 23, 2018. Should be 2019 at a minimum and my local PGATourSuperstore does not have them available today.

  2. Kork

    Jan 23, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Why they don’t give more details on the ball? In such cases I start to believe that faster means by 1% if not less.

  3. Gordon

    Jan 23, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    So how will I know if the balls being sold to me by the guy over the fence, who got them from a lake, are 2019, 2016 or earlier Pro Vs?

    • Doug Hansen

      Jan 24, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Each year features a different alignment aid around the ProV text on the side of the ball. This years is two shaded deltas. Last year’s was a solid black arrow, I think.

  4. Ryan

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I’m sure they’re good, but not $10/dozen better than TM or Bridgestone. I’ll play the ones I find in the rough, but I won’t be buying them. Pretty interesting that Fowler decided to go to the TPX5.

  5. ih

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:36 am

    So they wanted to copy Taylormade. Of course
    Just like when they copied Precept MC Lady for the idea of the ProV

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Today from the Forums: “Recommend me a 14th club…”

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Today from the Forums showcases our members helping out ewe8523 who is on the hunt for a 14th club. Per ewe8523:

“My home course is fairly short 6050 yards, so I’m not really in a position where I have to hit a lot of long fairway shots. There is one par 5 on each side – 548 and 449 respectively.

Open to other options as well.

Including current specs and avg distance.

  1. Driver – Cobra F9 – 250 yards
  2. 3-Wood – Cobra F7 – 220 yards
  3. Hybrid – Callaway Epic – 200 yards
  4. 5 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 175 yards
  5. 6 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 165 yards
  6. 7 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 155 yards
  7. 8 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 145 yards
  8. 9 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 130 yards
  9. PW – Callaway Apex CF16 – 115 yards
  10. 50 Degree – Vokey SM6 – 100 yards
  11. 56 Degree – Vokey SM6 – 75 yards
  12. 60 Degree – Cleveland CBX – Bunker Only
  13. Putter – Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  14. ?”

WRXers have been giving their suggestions on what could work best for ewe8523, and also discussing what they have found most useful from a 14th club standpoint.

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.

  • heathpitts: “Very similar setup and gapping to my setup. Although my wedge lofts are a bit different. I have wedges at 50, 54, 58, and 62 but generally, only carry 3 per round. I adjust the 54-62 based on where I’m gonna play. I do also have a graphite shafted 3 utility iron that I play around with as a driving iron, but I see that you haven’t really found one that you like. I adjust the 14th club based on the course or conditions or time of year (due to different wedge grinds) sometimes but try to keep it as simple as possible. I think your setup is pretty good honestly. I always seem to score better with fewer options, so I don’t try to get cute with shot selection 🙂 I play 13 clubs a lot of times.”
  • MP4444: “I agree with the others on a club to hit that 185-190yrd spot. Either a hybrid or an iron with extra help compared to the CF16s. I personally have a 4 hybrid and a more game-improvement style 5 iron that I use interchangeably for this spot in my bag depending on how I’m striking the ball. When my ball striking is on, I usually prefer an iron in this spot because my misses are smaller, but it’s nice to have the help of a hybrid when I’m not feeling so on with my game. If you go the iron route just be sure to check out the lofts to ensure the proper gapping. Some game improvement and super game improvement type irons have stronger lofts so you may need to look at a 4 or 5 iron depending on the model. I would also recommend hitting both on a launch monitor and comparing peak height and spin numbers. You are still typically looking to hold a green at this distance, so you want to make sure you are getting enough height and spin to have a chance.”
  • Z1ggy16: “The obvious choice is like a 188-yard club but if you never need that shot… Why spend the money? Other option is like a 64* wedge, but that’s probably going to get you into trouble more often than not. I’d lean toward the 185-190 yard club, probably another hybrid, gives you more flexibility if you play other courses that are longer.”
  • crapula: “Higher lofted Callaway Epic?”

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Today from the Forums: “Best 54/56-degree wedge for a sweeper?”

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Today from the Forums we take a look at 54 and 56-degree wedges which are effective on full shots from tight lies. WRXer, 10of14, is a sweeper of the ball and has reached out to fellow members who have been giving their suggestions in our forum.

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.

  • dhen9: “M grind or ES Glide 2.0.”
  • PowerCobra98: “Callaway MD4 or MD5 with the C Grind.”
  • bsb70x7: “I am a sweeper and a low bounce player. I play Vokey 54 with 10* of bounce (as my highest bounce). You may want to go with 8* of bounce if you use your Lob wedge in the sand.”
  • NYCGolfNut: “I’m the same. M grind Vokey – 8 deg bounce, heel and toe relief. Works great.”

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Today from the Forums: “Searching for a 5-wood”

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Today from the Forums we take a look at 5-woods, with WRXer, RAMDAN, on the hunt for a new addition to his bag. Our members discuss the options on the market and give their take on the best models from their experiences.

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.

  • Golf64: “Cobra F8 and 9s are still out there, and the new SZ is nice too. I prefer Ping, love the look and feel and easy to get in the air!!”
  • KGilma: “I just replaced my F6 baffler with the F9. It is a definite upgrade. I still have the F6 if you’re interested.”
  • bjh1: “Recently got an Epic Flash 5 wood (regular, not sub-zero), and I am loving it! Can’t go wrong sticking with the Callaway.”
  • jah7838: “I agree with those mentioning the Baffler and the other various Cobra offerings. F8+ and F9 Tour are really good clubs. I just got the F9 Tour 3 wood, and it’s really easy to elevate with the right shaft. I still have my Baffler that I’m going to mess around with as my 5 wood. I was using it as my 4 wood for last season, and really liked it, but I found a good deal on a like-new F9 Tour 3 wood that I couldn’t pass up. The issue I’m going to have with the Baffler as my 5 wood is that I’ve had my Adams 19* XTD Super Hybrid that it’s going to have to beat out. I’ve had that club for so long now, and I’m going to have a hard time not keeping that one in the bag. It’s not a knock on the Baffler; it’s just how much I trust the XTD.”
  • AG12: “I just was given a PING G410 5W to try, and I think it’s the easiest FW to elevate and just wants to go straight. I think j the Tour 75 shaft that PING offers is a great shaft as well. Worth a look if you’re in the market.”

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