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Titleist AVX Versus Titleist ProV1

RRibble Jr

Well as a high handicap (Officially a 22) player in the early portion of my second year of playing golf I had committed to using the ProV1 golf ball after seeing my numbers on a trackman fitting. Working on my swing everyday after work and playing in AmTour events I purchased about 16 dozen ProV1's at Christmas time. I have been close to breaking 90, bouncing around between low and mid 90's depending on which golfer showed up to play that day. WIth an average of about 3-4 lost balls per round.

After a few days off from golf I decide to play on Memorial Day on a Course that I had not played before with an old co-worker. I grabbed a sleeve of the AVX balls from my bag which I purchased from a local club the day they launched and forget they were in my bag.

So I put the AVX in play and promptly striped my first tee shot right down the middle. To my surprise I have the same ball through 17 holes, finally loosing one on the 18th hole and shooting my career best of 84. The course was a Par 70 playing at 6044 yards with a rating on 69.1.

I nearly drove 2 of the greens. The control off the tee was great. The misses were also playable. When I made a great shot I was rewarded. I chipped in for a birdie from off the green, and nearly holed 2 others that resulted in tap in pars. Needless to say I was quite pleased.

So now to the problem, what do I do with all the ProV1's? Do I make the switch to the AVX? How much was as a result of the ball, versus me maybe finally grooving my swing?

Nevertheless I would encourage anyone to try the AVX out without a doubt. I only wish I could have finished the round with that same ball without loosing it but sometimes you can't have everything.

5 Replies

  1. Don O

    Well, not all Pro-V1s are equal. If you purchased the 2015 edition and not the 2017 edition, you might see that much benefit from the AVX. I used the X until the 2017 V, as the X was longer off of driver. So then I purchased the 4-4-3 bundle (x2). Then I got some AVX last fall. Not an immense improvement but the amber option was the tipping point. I stocked up on the AVX amber before they officially released it. For casual rounds on blue sky days, I'll use the V, otherwise the AVX. If your confidence for competitions is the AVX, then you'll need to get some. Your option for the V is to try to use them on casual rounds, or offer to sell them for less than you paid. Fortunately, you won't have to discount them much. If you paid $40, someone will pay $36.
  2. Chuck Z

    The AVX is much softer, a longer golf ball and produces less spin. I put a sleeve in my bag recently to give it a try. First time I hit it, I picked up about 20 yards off the tee and maybe half a club + with my irons. Do not expect a lot of spin on the greens. With the three premium balls, there are now three choices. The AVX is going to be the longer of the three, based on my experience and my normal ball is the Prov1.
  3. Tom P

    You should decide on a ball and stick with it. Both are great balls but have different performance characteristics. That decision is ultimately up to you. If you want to switch to the AVX, it does provide the optic yellow option plus white. Maybe you can work a trade with your local golf shop or sell them at a slightly reduced price. You should not have any problem selling or trading ProV1’s.
  4. Lance P

    I agree with Don about how easy it will be to sell the ProV1's. Ebay, Craigslist or even a message board at a local golf course might do the trick. However, do you really think the ball was the reason for your fine round that day? Perhaps a longer trial with the AVX might be the prudent path before you unload all your other balls (probably at a $$$ loss).
  5. Kathy J

    Thanks for the comments on the AVX golf ball.

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