Edited by CannonAtShort23, 11 October 2012 - 03:18 PM.
Titleist Prototype Testing
Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:40 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:17 PM
Off the tee: This thing is LONG! I tested it next to last year's Prov1's on all the par 5's. I was averaging 12 more yards with the test ball than the old ProVs, and it felt great off the face of the club.
Irons: One thing I like about the Oaks is it has some long par 4's and long par 3s, so I got to hit a decent amount of long irons. The test ball had a more penetrating ball flight for me than the older model, but still had plenty of spin to hold the greens. The 17th hole is a 215 yard par 3. I hit a 4 iron with a great penetrating ball flight which landed about 15 feet from the pin and ended up about 5 feet from the cup. With the scoring irons I was impressed with the ballflight too. The test ball never ballooned on me and always had a ton of spin.
Wedges: The test ball and older model were about the same spin wise. I could stop it on a dime or bring it back a little if I needed to. I would say spin wise around the green they are very close, but to have the ball flight that I did off of the long irons AND keep the spin around the greens was impressive.
Putter: Damn this ball is soft. It felt great off the putter face and got rolling right away. I hit a 40 footer off the fringe on the 3rd hole and it just felt solid off the face and started rolling right away.
Overall I loved the new ball. I have been going back and forth between ProV1's and Penta TP5's all year long, but once these new ProVs come out there will be no doubt in my mind which ball I will play.
Edited by CannonAtShort23, 11 October 2012 - 06:32 PM.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:03 PM
Edited by jastac, 11 October 2012 - 06:08 PM.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:33 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:49 PM
My first impression with this ball was that it is verrrrrrry soft. I played this ball with this years prov1 and 20xi-s and have to say its softer than both. You can really feel the ball compress on those full shots. Distance was about the same as other balls so nothing special there. Spin with the short game was very nice as every short shot had a nice check to it. This ball could take some getting used to off the putter with how soft it is. It took me about 30 minutes after my holes on the putting green to get the feel down. Again these are just first impressions as I only played a handful of holes and didn't warm up before hand. Gonna get 18 in this weekend in ideal conditions so I'll post more after.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:54 PM
So far, not that impressed with the TEST ball. They were equal off the tee. No real discernable difference. Off irons the TEST was consistently 1/2 club shorter. Also felt firmer. With half wedge and chip shots the TEST ball did not have as much spin....consistently ran out an extra 6-10 feet.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:45 PM
Edited by Fromthetrees, 12 October 2012 - 04:53 PM.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:47 PM
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:48 PM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:28 AM
Did they tell you what ball you tested when it released then?