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#151 drstroud

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

The testing has been completed.  I think if a player is trying to win a tournament, "testing" a ball is not in their favor.  They have already done their testing and now believe in it enough to put into play.  I did receive my "test" sleeve last week and I don't really think Titleist cares about my thoughts on the ball.  If the pros use the ball, they know the general public will play it without question.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:57 PM

I was pretty pleased with the durability, I got a little more play outta it than usual. I even used one tonight on the practice green and didn't see any marks.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

Got a sleeve of the new V1 test balls (black numbers so I assume non-X), yet haven't had a chance to test them yet.  I will compare them against TP5, which has been my gamer this year.  I would have preferred to try the V1X (red numbers), but who's knows... I may find something I like that I would have never given a try.  I'll keep you guys posted....
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:37 AM

Been playing with the red numbered one. I've been comparing it against the ProV1X. It's the exact same ball.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

 drstroud, on 16 October 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

I think if a player is trying to win a tournament, "testing" a ball is not in their favor.  They have already done their testing and now believe in it enough to put into play.

As said before, they (PGA tourer) can not play with test ball in PGA Tour tournament anyway. Test ball is not on the list.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:08 AM

Can not wait to pay $55.00 next year!!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:13 AM

nothing wrong with pro vs

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

I received a sleeve of these 'test" balls from Titleist. They want feedback, and i will let you all know too!
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

I got a sleeve of "Test" ProV's and took them out to Torrey Pines on Saturday.

I didn't see huge distance gain or crazy spin around the green, but the cover did hold up better. I hit a couple thin shots and couple bunker shots that would have scuffed the previous ProV's but this ball cover's didn't show much damage.

I don't think I will make the switch to Titleist from Callaway Hex Black Tour High Numbers (http://www.fairwaygo...ls-p-26791.html), but it's nice to see that Titleist is making a more durable ball (considering they are the most expensive golf ball).

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

Nevermind the new ProV1's...how was Torrey?


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:24 AM

I'm having the opposite results as far as durability goes. The current ProV1X is holding up better than the test ProV1X for me
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:52 AM

View PostQEight, on 18 October 2012 - 01:32 AM, said:

View Postdrstroud, on 16 October 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:

I think if a player is trying to win a tournament, "testing" a ball is not in their favor.  They have already done their testing and now believe in it enough to put into play.

As said before, they (PGA tourer) can not play with test ball in PGA Tour tournament anyway. Test ball is not on the list.

What I am saying is that the "test" ball sent out to Joe Schmo is the new ProV1 the tour players are already using.  They send out a "test" ball to the general public to make them think that our opinion is important on how the ball performs but in reality, the testing is already done.  Mine says "test" the pro's says ProV1(x).

Edited by drstroud, 23 October 2012 - 08:52 AM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

I recieved the test ball as well. Seems to perform a lot like the ProV1 but maybe holds up just a little bit better. Feels a touch more solid off the face as well but no major changes.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

View PostDoYouKnowTheMuffinMan, on 20 August 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

I think eventually they are going to merge V1 and V1X into one ball like Callaway did with the iS and iZ into the Hex black. Maybe Titleist has a 5 piece? 6 piece? 12 piece?

I concur.  Eventually they'll have something that fits everyone.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

Played a little with the red number one. Its longer on average than V1X feels a  little firmer. Not like a rock or anything but you can feel a little diffrence with the driver. The main thing Im impressed with so far is Ive yet to shred it with a wedge. Now I haven't sat there and hit wedge after wedge but during a normal round It shows no scuffs as of yet. Gave the other two to my playing partners and they agree its a definite improvement. I wouldn't say its game changing like Im sure they'll advertise but its a better ball for sure.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

View Postpga43, on 20 August 2012 - 04:00 PM, said:

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.


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The new alls are going back to similar specs for the 2009 version of the balls. The V1 & V1x will have more of a difference between them. The V1x will have slightly less spin than current ball. The V1 will spin a bit more. both should stay brighter white longer and be somewhat more scuff resistant.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

I never receive the test balls, what are you lucky ones doing?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

Does anyone know a release date on the 2013 ProV1?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

Just got my tester sleeve from Titleist but with this Pacific NorthWest weather, there's no chance I get to swing those until Spring, unless I can get out of state; heck, get out of the region, actually.

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 12:49 PM

not something I regularly follow, but which OEM had the ball with various sized dimples? and which had the one with polyhexadron or whatever? concerning ball flight, I learned once that was exactly what it does. What I mean by that is one time, I was standing on top of a hill adjacent to a fairway so that I was standing about the same altitude of a ball in flight. The sound was much like a helicopter or wing flapping.  Point being, dimples do make a difference. (doubt if a smooth ball of even the same weight would go very far)

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:29 PM

I did prototype testing of a titleist ball last month (black number), I have no idea what that ball was but seemed like a prov1 or nxt tour s if guessing, but I preferred my standard prov1x better.  I'm sure Titleist is always looking to tweak performance but they've already developed a great line that works really well and is accepted by a large margin on every tour.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:49 PM

I want to test these out...how does a man go about getting a sleeve of these?

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 03:11 PM

View PostTread, on 17 October 2012 - 01:37 AM, said:

Been playing with the red numbered one. I've been comparing it against the ProV1X. It's the exact same ball.

That's actually what I'm hoping for! I recently switched back to the ProV1X and in it's present form, it's currently the best ball for me. I'm getting really tired of manufacturers "improving" a ball I like into something that is not as good a fit for me.

I have had this happen with balls that I liked from Bridgestone, Nike, and Srixon, so I'm now back to Titleist ...

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

View Postdefurche, on 20 October 2014 - 02:49 PM, said:

I want to test these out...how does a man go about getting a sleeve of these?

Be a member of team titleist and they randomly select you it seems.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 05:50 PM

They update their balls and clubs on a two year cycle which is reasonable and competitive.  I was part of the survey/test group as well as recd another sleeve of balls as part of the Team Titleist Event this fall.  i am a loyal ProV1 and ProV1x user, maybe I prefer the X more however these new balls are longer and spin less than any other ball I have tried!  I drove the par 4 second hole at my club for the first time in life after teeing up the new balls! Just simply amazing....try one when they come out shortly...I think you will enjoy their performance... IMHO


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 07:14 PM

surprised they did not call it a prototype instead of test. Why not go Tour Prototype and have a complete circumference alignment aid

Actually found one the other day and tried it for a few holes.  Nice but it was cold so no real judgement worth a thing.  

Many years ago I found a Pro V test ball and it was a revelation, can't say that about this one as it does not appear to me to be the revolution the original Pro V was.  it is the continuing evolution though.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

View PostDoYouKnowTheMuffinMan, on 20 August 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

I think eventually they are going to merge V1 and V1X into one ball like Callaway did with the iS and iZ into the Hex black. Maybe Titleist has a 5 piece? 6 piece? 12 piece?

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

I hope the new ones are softer, longer, and more durable.

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:33 AM

View Post502 to Right, on 23 October 2014 - 08:12 PM, said:

I hope the new ones are softer, longer, and more durable.

Hope so as well. Why i still play a Lethal, such a durable ball
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:09 PM

Received a sleeve of a test ball from Acushnet Golf, can not say if it is the same ball as described above. Plain white sleeve, no printing. My reaction 5 yards longer than current premium ball (Pro V1, Z-Star, etc.), excellent control around green but less durable, scuffed with normal play. Waiting for the E-mail to submit my evaluation. Tested with Modern clubs where I carry a 9 handicap


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