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Why The Pros Use Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls

Titleist is understandably proud to have more worldwide golf ball wins than any of their competitors.  As it stands for 2010, they’re at 28; their nearest competitor? Six.  Their line of Titleist Pro V1 Golf BallsPro V1 golf balls are the preferred among scores of professionals, including Kenny Perry, Steve Stricker, Geoff Ogilvy, and many more.  Why?  What makes pros all over the world turn to this brand over any other for the most important games of their lives?  The quality is undeniable, the engineering advanced, and the dedication to providing golfers with the best tools for the job is unmatched.

Titleist is a brand that ensures quality and durability, and the Pro V1 golf balls are at the top of their game.  One of the big differences between the Pro V1s is the three layer construction, as opposed to the two layer construction that is more typical.  Three layer balls offer the forgiveness and ease of play of a two layer model but with the precision needed for more advanced players.  The specific design of the casing and the core, in conjunction with the cover and dimple design, help golfers improve their game in the following areas:

  • Longer distance
  • Consistent ball flight
  • Soft feel
  • Great scoring performance
  • Drop-and-Stop control

How does the Pro V1 do this?  Let’s take a look inside.  The inner core is larger, measuring 1.550 inches, for more speed, and is constructed of solid Polybutadiene.  This is covered by the casing layer, which is made of .035 inch thick Ionomer. Surrounding this is the outer cover of Urethane Elastomer, which provides exceptional durability.  The 392 count dimple design and Staggered Wave parting line offer control and precision.  The entire package provides Drop-and-Stop control.

The Pro V1x differs slightly, mainly in the 332 count dimple design.  The Pro V1x helps improve your game in the following ways:

  • Low spin (less spin than the Pro V1)
  • Increased velocity and consistent ball flight
  • Soft feel
  • Drop-and-Stop control
  • precision

Titleist Pro V1 Golf BallsYou will find that both the Pro V1 and the Pro V1x are in common use by professionals.  Which one would be best for your game?  As the balls are almost identical, it can be hard, and honestly, most players would not be able to tell the difference.  For advanced and low handicap golfers, however, choosing one over the other will depend on your swing and launch conditions.  Titleists says, “The Pro V1x is the distance and performance solution for Pro V1 players who require less spin into the green, as well as for golfers currently playing competitive  high-performance golf balls with a low spin and firmer feel.”

Pro V1 and Pro V2 balls are the best of the best, and the best of the best play with them regularly.  They also, as you might expect, carry a high price tag.  A box of a dozen can cost $58.  If you want the quality without the high price, consider getting recycled golf balls used.  You can find these in mint or near-mint condition, which will help you improve your game while saving you money.  What could be better?