As I’m sure most people reading this know, Titleist has been making Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls for a while now. Even in 2017 both the ProV1’s and the ProV1x balls continue to be extremely popular and used by many exceptional golfers.
Finally, after many years of Titleist coming out with a softer version of both the ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls, they have finally changed the main benefit in the 2017 versions. In 2017, the main improvement of the balls, compared to previous generations is a more consistent ball flight, thanks to an improvement in the production of the moulds which are used to cast the dimples.
Top golfers using ProV1 and ProV1x balls
ProV1– Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott
ProV1x– Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Francesco Molinari
The production process in 2017 has improved, which means the dimples now provide a straighter and more consistent ball flight than ever before. Also, with the improvement in the production process, the ball’s have better distance control and accuracy.
The number and pattern of the dimples is the same as previous generations. Which as you may know is 352 dimples on the three-piece Pro V1 and 328 on the four-piece Pro V1x.
Probably the biggest disadvantage of both the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls is the price tag, as well as the fact that they’re rarely found at a discounted price. But, like most high-quality products, you need to pay a premium.
The Difference between the ProV1 and ProV1x
ProV1– The Titleist Pro V1 has a new core formulation that produces faster ball speeds and less spin on full shots. Titleist officials say “there’s significantly more distance than in the previous model, and it’s on par with the Pro V1x”. The 352 dimples are more efficiently arranged in a tetrahedral geometric pattern compared to the older models. The 2017 golf ball is made up of a three-coat paint process and with a staggered wave parting line.
ProV1x– Like the previous years, the ProV1x is known for its great control and less spin in the air compared to the ProV1. Also, unlike the ProV1, the ProV1x has a dual core, which means a soft inner core and a firmer outer core.
The Pro V1 and Pro V1x have been on top of the golf ball world for years, and looks like that may not change for years to come. They continue to deliver a golf ball with exceptional feel and short game performance.
At this point in time, my ball of choice and would recommend players of all skill levels and abilities to consider both the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.