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#271 jmkenn0

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:30 AM

Played pretty mediocre yesterday, but it was windy, about 60, and the ground still wet, so hard to get too much of a gauge.....  (17 x)

Driver - similar results.  High ball flight (epic SZ), basically by its divot or beside it, but the usual.

3-wood/hybrid - high launch, maybe a few extra yards.

Irons - I hit a 9 iron 168 yards - didn't really help the situation.  Had one really crappy lie (surrounded by grass/clover), with a 9 iron, but ball flight was true, just no spin.  But no surprises there.  Overall my distance control was horrible, but probably the hang-over and not the ball.

Wedges (full) - I'm a high-ball/steep AOA player, but I got what I wanted.  Basically beside its divot, maybe back up 6 inches.  I was backing up the 17 V (and the 15) way too much to use them.

Chips - Seems to have more spin than the 15x for me on these - had one of those weird things where the ball bounced and I could clearly read "Titleist" before it bounced again.  Not too much, but something I'll need to be cognizant of, and maybe play the ball a little more to the toe to get rid of some of that spin.  But I was happy overall, and hit a variety of chips, some out of funky lies.

Durability - Seems to be much better than the 15x.  I would chew the cover off one of them in a round, but played 1 ball yesterday for 15 holes.  Some of the paint was actually coming off (on the "pro v" and my initials) but seems to be holding up decently.

Overall - seems to be incrementally better than the 15x on the driver, spins more on chips, for me.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

View PostLord Helmet, on 24 April 2017 - 08:55 AM, said:

View Posttnord, on 24 April 2017 - 08:42 AM, said:

Re: durability

played 18 yesterday with one ball (V1) and i could put it back in play next round.  i have new SM6s as well.

I agree.  I played the whole round with 1 v1 and 1 1x and both went right back into the pouch ready to play again.  No issues with durability for me.  Same experience as the 2015 1x for me.  These are just durable golf balls for me.  I have sm5 wedges that are still sharp.

Same for me.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:42 PM

View PostPcola Ken, on 24 April 2017 - 09:23 AM, said:

Lots of good information in this thread, but I'm still a little confused.  This is my understanding:

17 ProV1 - Lower driver spin and longer driver distance from previous models.  Lower trajectory on all shots.  Lower compression and softer feel on all shots.  Higher spin on partial chips and pitches.

17 ProV1X - Low driver spin with higher launch than V1.  Still the longest ProV version off the tee.  Higher trajectory on all shots with more spin on full irons and wedges.  Firm feel on all shots.  Lower spin on partial chips and pitches.

Does this sound right or am I completely wrong?  I have always played the X version because of the excessive driver spin on previous V1 versions, but I much prefer the feel of the V1 and the lower iron spin.

I would say your assessment is spot on.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:17 PM

View PostG-Bone, on 24 April 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostPcola Ken, on 24 April 2017 - 09:23 AM, said:

Lots of good information in this thread, but I'm still a little confused.  This is my understanding:

17 ProV1 - Lower driver spin and longer driver distance from previous models.  Lower trajectory on all shots.  Lower compression and softer feel on all shots.  Higher spin on partial chips and pitches.

17 ProV1X - Low driver spin with higher launch than V1.  Still the longest ProV version off the tee.  Higher trajectory on all shots with more spin on full irons and wedges.  Firm feel on all shots.  Lower spin on partial chips and pitches.

Does this sound right or am I completely wrong?  I have always played the X version because of the excessive driver spin on previous V1 versions, but I much prefer the feel of the V1 and the lower iron spin.

I would say your assessment is spot on.

Thanks G-Bone.  I know you have done a lot of testing and posting on the new ProV's.  Your information is appreciated!

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:12 AM

I haven't used a Titleist ball for 5-6 years. Moved away from them because of the price. Started buying bulk premium balls, in most cases the prior year models. The value is high; sometimes I scored as a low as $25/doz shipped to my door for authentic, premium Nike, Bridgestone, and Callaway. The only catch is that I would have to buy multiple dozen at a time. Small price to pay imo.

But I was given a sleeve of the 2017 ProV1 at a tournament a few weeks ago and I am simply blown away. In my experience with the 2017 ProV1, what impressed me most was the durability. A close second is the performance around the greens - you can do anything you want with the golf ball. I have been using Bridgestone B330 (not the S) for about a year and also find that the 2017 ProV1 is longer than those. This year's ProV1 is off the charts good and I think the market confusion, coupled with the premium price, is what is driving down the Titleist love this year.

I have a few dozen Bridgestones left and then I will be going back to Titleist even if it costs me a little more. The 2017 ProV1 is that f'n good.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

Like posted above, I haven't played a V1 in a very long time, just this past weekend I got a sleeve (regular V1) and put them in play, I was pleasantly surprised, long off the tee, spin was good off the irons and I backed up a few with the wedges, soft of the putter as well, don't know if I'll switch from the KSig, B330S or the CSX, but they are really good, price point still a bit high though, I can get the B330S and the CSX at 30 per doz, and we all know about the KSig (I was able to snag a 2 doz box the last time they were available)...
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:50 AM

View PostIHFN, on 08 April 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Having played some more with the 17x, it for sure has worse durability compared to the 15x.  When you hit an iron or wedge into the 15x, you would see groove marks on the ball, but you couldn't feel them when you rubbed the ball.  The 17x, the grooves peel the cover off a little bit and you can feel the groove marks now.  I can't go 9 holes with the 17x without having a major issue with the cover peeling from an iron shot.  I could play 36 without that happening with the 15x.  I won't be buying another dozen of the 17x.

I completely agree with the post above that the 2017 ProV1x has serious durability issues.  I feel like Titleist has regressed back to the 2013 ball that would shred.  My experience so far is that I can't make it 3-4 holes without some kind of issue with the new 2017 ProV1x.  Wedges definitely put groove marks on it, and the wedges I'm using have over 75 rounds on them. I'm not looking forward to using the new Vokeys I just bought, destroying a $4+ with these and ripping them up every time I hit them.  This is a real disappointment, not sure if this is a ploy to get me to buy more balls but I think this is going to backfire on them as I am really considering switching balls.  I usually buy 16 dozen at the start of the season during the buy 3 get 1 free special.  This year Titleist suggested that you try out the new 2017 balls before you buy, which I was unable to do before the special was over.  So instead I just bought 4 dozen of each flavor because I wasn't sure which ball would be the best fit for me.  I'm not impressed and probably will buy a ton of 2015 ProV1x to try and last me till 2019.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:20 PM

View Posttotally_addicted, on 18 May 2017 - 08:50 AM, said:

View PostIHFN, on 08 April 2017 - 09:12 PM, said:

Having played some more with the 17x, it for sure has worse durability compared to the 15x.  When you hit an iron or wedge into the 15x, you would see groove marks on the ball, but you couldn't feel them when you rubbed the ball.  The 17x, the grooves peel the cover off a little bit and you can feel the groove marks now.  I can't go 9 holes with the 17x without having a major issue with the cover peeling from an iron shot.  I could play 36 without that happening with the 15x.  I won't be buying another dozen of the 17x.

I completely agree with the post above that the 2017 ProV1x has serious durability issues.  I feel like Titleist has regressed back to the 2013 ball that would shred.  My experience so far is that I can't make it 3-4 holes without some kind of issue with the new 2017 ProV1x.  Wedges definitely put groove marks on it, and the wedges I'm using have over 75 rounds on them. I'm not looking forward to using the new Vokeys I just bought, destroying a $4+ with these and ripping them up every time I hit them.  This is a real disappointment, not sure if this is a ploy to get me to buy more balls but I think this is going to backfire on them as I am really considering switching balls.  I usually buy 16 dozen at the start of the season during the buy 3 get 1 free special.  This year Titleist suggested that you try out the new 2017 balls before you buy, which I was unable to do before the special was over.  So instead I just bought 4 dozen of each flavor because I wasn't sure which ball would be the best fit for me.  I'm not impressed and probably will buy a ton of 2015 ProV1x to try and last me till 2019.

I agree with above... the ball feels different (heavier?) than the 2015 version and the cover is not durable at all.  I have tried to like 17, but still think 15 was a better version.  Played TP5X the last couple of rounds and played well with it. Very durable and has a great feel off every club for me.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:38 PM

I played the regular ProV1 today and I am pretty impressed by this ball.  For sure a lower launch, but they were able to get some of the spin out of the driver.  If you liked everything about the regular '15 ProV1 except for distance off the tee, the '17 Pro V1 is the ball for you.  Really soft and spins great around the greens.  It plays pretty similar to the Chrome Soft +, but has a bit less spin off the driver.
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:00 AM

I have really lost my way with the new 2017 ProV1's. The X has way too high of a launch and the V1 just doesn't have enough bite on 30-40 pitch shots. I may just go back to the 15 ProV1x for now and try another ball at the tail end of the season. I really need that breaking power for my pitch shots around the greens. The 2017 V1's just are not getting it done around the greens for me.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:43 AM

The 2017 1x now has 3 rounds in for me and I am liking the performance, especially off the T.  It is long for me.  I see good greenside action and I have no complaints.
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

View PostHondabuff, on 31 May 2017 - 07:00 AM, said:

I have really lost my way with the new 2017 ProV1's. The X has way too high of a launch and the V1 just doesn't have enough bite on 30-40 pitch shots. I may just go back to the 15 ProV1x for now and try another ball at the tail end of the season. I really need that breaking power for my pitch shots around the greens. The 2017 V1's just are not getting it done around the greens for me.

It is incredible how different players get different results from golf equipment... I think it's a huge part of the reason I'm such an equipment junky.

For me, around the greens is where the 2017 V shines... it bites hard and does exactly what I need/want it to do... and I'm coming from 2015 X.

A suggestion, you may want to give the new Z-Star a try... I found it spun more so around the greens than 2017 V.

Good luck!
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:24 AM

View PostG-Bone, on 31 May 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostHondabuff, on 31 May 2017 - 07:00 AM, said:

I have really lost my way with the new 2017 ProV1's. The X has way too high of a launch and the V1 just doesn't have enough bite on 30-40 pitch shots. I may just go back to the 15 ProV1x for now and try another ball at the tail end of the season. I really need that breaking power for my pitch shots around the greens. The 2017 V1's just are not getting it done around the greens for me.

It is incredible how different players get different results from golf equipment... I think it's a huge part of the reason I'm such an equipment junky.

For me, around the greens is where the 2017 V shines... it bites hard and does exactly what I need/want it to do... and I'm coming from 2015 X.

A suggestion, you may want to give the new Z-Star a try... I found it spun more so around the greens than 2017 V.

Good luck!

Some of the other guys in league were complaining this morning about the Augusta National greens we were playing on last night. I'm going to grab a sleeve of the 15x for the next two rounds and see if there is indeed a difference or not. I feel like I have to convince myself to stay with the ProV1 over the X.
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:37 AM

View PostHondabuff, on 31 May 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

View PostG-Bone, on 31 May 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostHondabuff, on 31 May 2017 - 07:00 AM, said:

I have really lost my way with the new 2017 ProV1's. The X has way too high of a launch and the V1 just doesn't have enough bite on 30-40 pitch shots. I may just go back to the 15 ProV1x for now and try another ball at the tail end of the season. I really need that breaking power for my pitch shots around the greens. The 2017 V1's just are not getting it done around the greens for me.

It is incredible how different players get different results from golf equipment... I think it's a huge part of the reason I'm such an equipment junky.

For me, around the greens is where the 2017 V shines... it bites hard and does exactly what I need/want it to do... and I'm coming from 2015 X.

A suggestion, you may want to give the new Z-Star a try... I found it spun more so around the greens than 2017 V.

Good luck!

Some of the other guys in league were complaining this morning about the Augusta National greens we were playing on last night. I'm going to grab a sleeve of the 15x for the next two rounds and see if there is indeed a difference or not. I feel like I have to convince myself to stay with the ProV1 over the X.

Funny you should mention this.  A couple weeks ago our greens were playing incredibly firm and fast, and I couldn't get 17 V to stick with full short irons.  I knew from my winter testing that 17 X had much more spin with short irons than 17 V, so I grabbed a sleeve of X and put them in play.  Long story short, same results... 8 iron, hit well off tight fairway, would hit the middle of the green and roll through... using both X and V.

Here we are two weeks later, lots of rain, greens softer, and 17 V is sticking like velcro!
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:05 AM

View PostG-Bone, on 31 May 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

View PostHondabuff, on 31 May 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

View PostG-Bone, on 31 May 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

View PostHondabuff, on 31 May 2017 - 07:00 AM, said:

I have really lost my way with the new 2017 ProV1's. The X has way too high of a launch and the V1 just doesn't have enough bite on 30-40 pitch shots. I may just go back to the 15 ProV1x for now and try another ball at the tail end of the season. I really need that breaking power for my pitch shots around the greens. The 2017 V1's just are not getting it done around the greens for me.

It is incredible how different players get different results from golf equipment... I think it's a huge part of the reason I'm such an equipment junky.

For me, around the greens is where the 2017 V shines... it bites hard and does exactly what I need/want it to do... and I'm coming from 2015 X.

A suggestion, you may want to give the new Z-Star a try... I found it spun more so around the greens than 2017 V.

Good luck!

Some of the other guys in league were complaining this morning about the Augusta National greens we were playing on last night. I'm going to grab a sleeve of the 15x for the next two rounds and see if there is indeed a difference or not. I feel like I have to convince myself to stay with the ProV1 over the X.

Funny you should mention this.  A couple weeks ago our greens were playing incredibly firm and fast, and I couldn't get 17 V to stick with full short irons.  I knew from my winter testing that 17 X had much more spin with short irons than 17 V, so I grabbed a sleeve of X and put them in play.  Long story short, same results... 8 iron, hit well off tight fairway, would hit the middle of the green and roll through... using both X and V.

Here we are two weeks later, lots of rain, greens softer, and 17 V is sticking like velcro!

Just got back from the Pro shop and grabbed a few different sleeves and play around on my launch monitor. Maybe once I see some numbers including spin off the wedges I can better determine what fits me better. Maybe the higher trajectory of the 17x is better.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:48 AM

Did some testing on the launch monitor lastnight and the 2017 Prov1x was on average 8.4 yards longer carry then the 2017 V1. Really no change in the short and mid irons but the long irons and woods launched higher, spun less and travel further. Case closed. X ball going back in play.
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:44 AM

View PostHondabuff, on 08 June 2017 - 06:48 AM, said:

Did some testing on the launch monitor lastnight and the 2017 Prov1x was on average 8.4 yards longer carry then the 2017 V1. Really no change in the short and mid irons but the long irons and woods launched higher, spun less and travel further. Case closed. X ball going back in play.

This was my experience too.  To the T.  The 2017 1x is my gamer.
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:11 PM

View PostLord Helmet, on 08 June 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

View PostHondabuff, on 08 June 2017 - 06:48 AM, said:

Did some testing on the launch monitor lastnight and the 2017 Prov1x was on average 8.4 yards longer carry then the 2017 V1. Really no change in the short and mid irons but the long irons and woods launched higher, spun less and travel further. Case closed. X ball going back in play.

This was my experience too.  To the T.  The 2017 1x is my gamer.

For me, on Trackman, 17 X carried four yards longer and was 5 yards longer over all compared to 17 V.

But, again for me, 17 V fit my game much better threw the bag than X... So it's V for me.

I'm happy to sacrifice a half club off the tee for superior approach and green side control.

Edited by G-Bone, 19 June 2017 - 03:42 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

Hi guys,

Any input on these balls from guys with 110 MPH swing speeds?

I'm a high spin player, so I'm leaning towards the 2017 V as my gamer. Have played the 2017 Srixon XV - great great ball, but I don't like the sound/feel off the putter and greenside shots!

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