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Titleist launches Pro V1 Left Dot in latest limited-run CPO offering

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Launching today on Titleist.com, Titleist’s Pro V1 Left Dot is the Fairhaven-based company’s latest instance of a Custom Performance Option (CPO) coming to retail — albeit in an extremely limited fashion.

While Titleist acknowledges the hype surrounding a “tour only” product coming to retail means a lightning-quick sellout, moving golf balls isn’t really the objective here.

With the launch, Titleist is both testing the market and looking for customer input. Based on fitter feedback, tour staff, and elite amateur perspectives, the company knows there’s a market for Left Dot. They just don’t know how big it is or if a full-fledged “turn a Custom Performance Option into a standard performance option” move is warranted (ala Pro V1x Left Dash).

And while the company believes, for roughly 80 percent of golfers, Pro V1 or Pro V1x is the appropriate ball, it wants to have a Pro V1 product at retail for 100 percent of golfers.

As a refresher: CPO “models are designed to fit players with very distinct needs and preferences,” according to Jeremy Stone, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing.

“They might launch in a slightly different window to fit a player’s eye, offer slightly more or less spin, or feel softer or firmer. CPO’s give us more tools in the toolbox to optimize and personalize performance for a small percentage of the hundreds of players we work with weekly on tour.”

Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot: The details

Left Dot has a small group of professional devotees, including Tony Finau, Daniel Berger, Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson, and Keith Mitchell. Of the CPO Pro V1 products on tour (Left Dash, Left Dot, Star), Left Dot is the most widely played, with somewhere in the range of six to 12 players putting it in play at every PGA Tour event.

So, who is Left Dot for? According to Titleist, for the better golfer who generates plenty of clubhead speed, spin, and high initial launch but is looking to kill spin and flight the ball lower — and a player who is looking for more spin into and around the green than s/he gets with AVX but less than Pro V1.

  • Spin will be most similar off the tee as the current Pro V1
  • Most noticeably different (less spin) with full short irons.
  • It is the lowest flying Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.
  • Compared to the Titleist AVX, the Pro V1 Left Dot has similarly low spin and flight off the tee
  • More spin with irons and wedges than AVX

Layer-by-layer view of the 2021 Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot

Titleist indicates The Pro V1 Left Dot is the fifth most played golf ball on the PGA Tour this season (behind the 2021 Pro V1 and Pro V1x and 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x).

Left Dot is available today, September 1, and like Pro V1 and Pro V1x, retails for $49.99.

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  1. William Miller

    Sep 30, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    I think the left dash and left dot is a genius marketing tool. They are expanding a brand name as Chip said, is a juggernaut. Now you have 4 versions of ProV1’s to choose from.

  2. ProjectX

    Sep 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    You’d think the marketing department could come up with a better naming convention than dots and dashes.

    • chip75

      Sep 2, 2021 at 9:56 pm

      I think they’re kept simple as they generally don’t have to make too many of them and they’re around the same ballpark as the Pro V1, so Left Dash, Right Star and Dot suffices as names. If they turned into something like an AVX they’d get a more marketable name. Although Pro V1 as a brand is a juggernaut.

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TaylorMade releases TP5 and TP5 Pix ‘Money balls’

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TaylorMade Golf has given their TP5 and TP5 Pix a themed makeover with their new ‘Money Ball’.

The ‘Money Ball’ TP5 ball features a single dollar sign, while the TP5 Pix balls feature green dollar signs, which frame a single TaylorMade logo to create a distinct line from the ball to the hole.

The new addition joins the recent themed golf balls from TaylorMade that includes the brand’s ‘Bacon and Eggs’ release as well as their USA themed golf ball.

The new ‘Money Ball’ is priced at $49.99 per dozen and is available to purchase at TaylorMade.com.

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‘Changed drivers and it made a difference’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their experience changing drivers. WRXer ‘PlayIt’ is looking to hear from those who have found a mighty difference from changing drivers recently, and our members have been sharing their 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.

  • rooski: “I completely redid my (quite old) bag this year and went from the Nike Covert 2.0 Tour to the RadSpeed. Made a pretty significant difference in forgiveness, partially the head, partially spending lots of time getting shaft/length/swing weight correct, which I’ve never paid attention to before. I can hit it exactly as far with either driver though, and last time I picked up a Callaway Big Bertha in titanium, I also hit it just as far as those two for the most part. The biggest differences between new and old are forgiveness, not so much distance.”
  • Billfitz: “I went from a Taylor Made M1 to a Cleveland Launcher HB. The distance is the same, but the Cleveland is far more forgiving. I really have to mess up to slice or hook with it, but I’m still able to work a controlled fade or draw at will. What makes it a real win-win is it’s priced around $150 less than most drivers. The new XL Lite is very similar.”
  • TupperWolf: “I’m sure it’s down to the shaft, but my Mavrik SZ is the driver I never thought actually existed. I’ve seen good drivers of the ball, and I’ve hit the occasional good drives, but I’ve never consistently hit the ball long and straight. I recently hit 13/14 fairways when my previous average was 4-5. I literally just aim and swing as hard as I want, and it goes straight. I can’t wait to see how it helps my game over the next few rounds. Prior to this, I was playing an old 910D2, and I tried a TEE C721, great head, but the shaft didn’t work for me.”

Entire Thread: “Changed drivers and it made a difference”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (09/30/21): TaylorMade OG Mini Driver

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

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.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a TaylorMade OG Mini Driver.

From the seller (@texas_tom): “Used for a week just not for me. MINT. Mid launch and mid spin, the original is a money maker club. Get this while it lasts. 11.5 degrees with diamana F65 Stiff – $300.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade OG Mini Driver

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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