By Head Pro Justin O’Leary
Over the years, one of the most common questions I get
in the pro shop is “What is the difference between the Titleist Pro V1 and the
Pro V1x golf ball”? The funny thing is that what once differentiated these two
golf balls has completely flipped in recent years.
V1 has a softer feel, less iron spin, and a more penetrating ball
flight. Comparatively, the Pro V1x should launch higher, feel
a little less soft, and offer more iron spin.
Titleist launched the
Pro V1x golf ball alongside its second-generation Pro V1 golf ball in 2003, and
golfers quickly understood the relationship between the two golf balls; the
four-piece Pro V1x spins less than the three-piece Pro V1. That was common
knowledge, embedded into the psyche of not just Titleist golf ball users, but
golfers in general.
Originally, when Pro
V1x was introduced, it was introduced to be a lower-spinning but higher-flying
golf ball than the Pro V1.
remained for the next 14 years.
With the release of
its 2017 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, however, Titleist switched the script.
The relationship between the two golf balls changed. The 2017 Pro V1x was
a higher-spinning, and still higher-flying, golf ball than the 2017
Pro V1. Some golfers didn’t realize the change, while others were simply
So for those Titleist
golf ball players out there, if you are thinking that your Pro V1 is not
spinning as much as it once did, you may need to make the switch over to the
For the Cedar Brae members that are interested, we have a complimentary Titleist ball fitting day scheduled for August on August 16. Please email me at Justin@cedarbraegolf.com to schedule your appointment.
Happy golfing and see you on the course!