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What golfers are saying about Titleist’s 2017 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls

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We spotted prototypes of the 2017 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Titleist’s PGA Tour Staff is testing them.

While Titleist isn’t commenting on the prototype golf balls, the company has sent out test samples to its Team Titleist members as part of its R&D process. Many of those Team Titleist members are also GolfWRX members, and they are discussing the prototype balls at length in the forums. You can join the conversation here.

Below are photos of the golf balls. We’ve also compiled feedback from GolfWRX Members who say they have tested the prototype golf balls.

Titleist Pro V1 2017 prototype

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Titleist Pro V1x 2017 prototype

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Bdmac79: “ProV1x proto is pretty good in the wind. Nothing ballooned and it held quite well in crosswind.

“I didn’t notice much difference in feel – perhaps even a touch firmer with more of a ‘click’ off of the putter.”

Great insight, Bdmac79. And we appreciate your heightened sense of feel.

mackepa: “So are they doing away with the long arrows for alignment?

“They can claim they’ll be better in the wind all they want but I just can’t see it being any better or worse than their current offerings.”

Noted.

GC70: “The X is great in the wind (25 mph today), but the durability and spin around the green not so much.”

Seems that durability is still a concern to this user, which has been a common complaint about Pro V1’s in the past, whether warranted or not.

mgholda: “Dimple pattern looked similar (maybe a slight variation) to the current Pro V1x in my test sleeve, but the flight was more stable into the wind and it was “clickier” (if that is even a word) off the putter as Bdmac79 mentioned above.”

That’s two votes for clicky off the putter. Interesting. User GC70 chimed back in later in the thread, however, saying “there not that clicky. The only big differences I found compared to the 2015 model is less spin on shorter chips and not as durable.”

Merle33: “I’ve played a few of the ProV1 test balls recently.  I’ve played the Nike RZN balls the past few years and most recently the RZN Tour Platinum and loved it. Haven’t played the last 2 ProV versions so can’t give a comparison to prior generation balls. With Nike exiting with equipment, I’m searching for a new ball to play.

“Anyways, I was able to get my hands on a few of the elusive Left Dot ProV1’s right before I received the test balls. Left Dot was an interesting ball for me and definitely noticed a lower trajectory off the tee, distance was good, and had a firmer feel off iron shots and putter than I had expected for a ProV1. The test ball however, seemed to check all the boxes. Lower spin and more distance off the tee and still a more penetrating flight than the X. Also felt very good on iron shots and wedges. Very good greenside control and felt nice off the putter.”

An informative review.

jleduc2200: “I received the test sleeve of Pro V1X’s and thought they played exceptionally well in the wind – Played them 15-20 mph winds, help the line great in cross winds and really penetrated into a headwind.  I thought they were more durable as well, which would be nice, not having to go through a new ball every 9 holes.”

Lots of golfers playing in the wind, eh?

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  1. George

    Feb 5, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I haven’t tested them but can’t wait to try them out now!

  2. Jimmy Banks

    Nov 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I’m a low handicap and I found a green Titleist NXT Tour S and shot the best round this year…was always a PROV1x player………go figure…the NXT Tour S felt great and is cheaper than the PROV—

  3. nick

    Nov 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    durability…? everyone wants durability it seems…? as long as ball lasts you the entire round, you should be ok. after abusing a ball for 18, its time to part ways. sure, i can re-use a ball for two maybe three rounds if i really wanted to, but why? ****I only play once week and like teeing up a sparkly white ball each round.

    KSigs are my new ball of choice. just played a round this past weekend and she lasted the entire round. just as good as the pro v1 and v1x’s i have in my living room. durability, spin, feel, etc. thank you…

  4. Why Durable?

    Nov 6, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I can’t figure out why someone interested in playing a premium ball for its premium characteristics is so interested in it being durable. I know they are expensive, but If they spin like they are on a string, they can scuff easily and I’m still happy. Isn’t this what makes playing more fun and scoring more possible?

  5. JR

    Nov 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Why pay $50 a doz. when one can get an equal ball for $15 a doz? I will play the Kirkland from now on. They can have their overpriced ProV’s and others. I thought $20 Gamers and Srixons were a good buy but the Kirklands are even better.

  6. Mad-Mex

    Nov 5, 2016 at 12:11 am

    NOT ONE person who has posted here can tell the difference between a 5 year old Pro-V1 and this “Prototype”,,,,

    • cgasucks

      Nov 6, 2016 at 9:52 am

      I still can’t tell the difference between this year’s version and the 1.0 version…

  7. suhdude

    Nov 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Pro V$48.99X

  8. Jim

    Nov 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    sorry, but i’ll stick with my chrome softs.

  9. M Smizzzzzle

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Acushnet + IPO = Next Taylormade

    New stuff every 6 minutes folks

    Hello Bridgestone

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      Nov 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      IT’S ALL BULL EXCEPT THEIR EARNINGS WHICH ARE NONEXISTENT. WANT TO LOSE A LOT OF MONEY? BUY A GOLF CLUB AND BALL MANUFACTURER . WANNA MAKE MONEY? BUY A CLOTHES OR SHOE COMPANY.

  10. rymail00

    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I received both the Pro V1 and Pro V1X balls and think they are more durable than current models (played both all year, Pro V1X first half of the season and switched to the Pro V1 last half). I actually found them to very durable, more so than the current Pro V1/V1X. I tried to hit a low, hard punch under and through two trees about 30 yards from me, to the green 150 yards away and hit the trunk dead on, and the a drive landed on the cement cart path 4 holes later. I switched between a single Pro V1X and a single Pro V1 every hole, for 29 holes that day and other than having the very slight discoloration from using a new ball over basically a full round the cover was as good as new.

    Also I found the Pro V1X to have a bit softer feel on full and partial iron shots, and wedges.

    Anyways just my $.02 on the test balls.

  11. Rimjob

    Nov 3, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Titleist knows how to make you spend money on their not-so-long-lasting balls

  12. Brian

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    $48 per dozen? No thanks.

  13. Double Mocha Man

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Funny story. My favorite bar/restaurant ordered, from Amazon, $75 worth of magnetic strips to hold knives in their kitchen. Amazon accidentally sent them 7 dozen brand new Pro V1’s! They told the restaurant not to send them back… easier just to keep them, and they wouldn’t be charged. Over a gin & tonic I offered to help them out by buying 3 dozen for 50 cents on the dollar. I’m now set for golf balls for the winter.

    • COGolfer

      Nov 3, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Golf balls for someone that doesn’t play are absolutely useless. I think you hit the lotto on that one.

  14. JustTrying2BAwesome

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    But do they compare to the KSigs?? WE NEED TO KNOW!!

  15. Dj

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Lol the same comments literally on every release. Oh it holds its line better in the wind and doesn’t balloon as much. With those comments every release, every shot should be going dead straight and unaffected by the wind! Hilarious

    • Ian

      Nov 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      They are. And now I don’t just find the middle, I find the centre of the middle. Thanks Titelist, you’re the best!

      • Travis

        Nov 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm

        WARNING! Never play these balls on a calm day!! They are so erratic without the wind to help hold their line.

        • Jack

          Nov 3, 2016 at 11:47 pm

          LOL. There’s Pro V1 NW version for that. You just have to buy both and be ready for any conditions. Also a Pro V1 R for rainy days.

          • cgasucks

            Nov 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

            I can’t wait for the Pro V1 anti creek version..

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the impact new irons had on their game and handicap. WRXer ‘2Down’ kicks off the thread with his recent experience, saying

“I changed Irons a bit ago, and while I haven’t seen a huge change, I believe things have stayed the same, and that’s a good thing. 

First and foremost I have maintained a fairly low handicap as I age. I think that, in a similar fashion, while I’m not longer with driver X from nowadays compared to the ago days. Driver I am near as long as I once was. Modern drivers have helped me stay long, so far. Now I believe the same is true with my irons, modern distance drivers and irons have helped me.”

And our members have been sharing their different experiences 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.

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Entire Thread: “What did your handicap do after changing irons?”

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We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

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