Those old balls were great. I loved the Professional, Tour Balata and Revolution. The original Tour Prestige was also a really good ball, kind of a cross between the Professional and the Balata. I still have a few of each of those balls. I also have a few dozen Pro V1 Star balls. They didn't make the Star very long but I kept a few.
The ProV1 "Star" was the original version of the 'X'. A lower spin ProV1. If I recall, they were around for about 1 year or so in 2002. The 'X' came out in '03
Man, seeing this brings back some memories. They came out around the same time as the 983K driver came out. Those two together were way longer off the tee than anything else in those days. Back when you could line up a ProV on the "seam" to make it go straighter, or at least that's what we thought.
Yeah,....Ernie Els was the most notable early in that '03 season, with a big distance increase from the combo of the V1x and the 983 driver. If we look at the average driving distances on tour, that was the year where it really jumped up in general. Was the point where ball and driver technology really came together and more players were getting an understanding of optimal higher launch and lower spin
Yeah Ernie picked up about 50 yards overnight that season , I remember the tournament of champions , he was hitting everything 350-400 yards .... didn't seem to have the same distance a year later ...almost wierd
He went from 281 to 303, his "regression" was to 298
Edited by NRJyzr, 26 December 2018 - 10:00 AM.