March 07, 2015 at 09:38 AM
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Don OMadison, WI
Darius VBarrie, ON
Living in the snow belt in Ontario I typically play the Prov1 in the early spring and switch to the ProV1x by June when things get much warmer. My driver swing speed is between 90 and 95 like you so I fully expect my irons are similar as well. The spin I get from green side shots is great with the ProV1x. My experience is that I see very little difference between the PrV1 and the ProV1x around the greens. The difference to me is the ProV1x is better in the summer for my driver and my long irons as I find I do not get quite as much side spin.
Stephan TCentennial, CO
Pro V1x was never really a high swing ball. More of a firm feel option to the Pro V1. (Remember cally's Rule 35? Red/firm feel and Blue/soft feel).
The Pro V1x - especially the new version - spins less off the driver and long irons, flies higher, longer and lands softer, and is much better inside 130 yards than any other ball on the market. Yes, it's expensive. Thankfully Titleist offers an option at a better price point - NXT Tour. NXT Tour is as close as you can get to Pro V1x performance - albeit with a surlyn cover.
Tom NRockwood, ON
Sam ESan Diego, CA
I used to think the same thing and I played cheaper ball for years, because I thought the Pro V1 and the X were for players with fast swings.
All changed when I found a mint Pro V1 on the course and I hit the Pro V1 longer, straighter and stuck it on the green like never before.
The Pro V1 and Pro V1x are the best balls for every player
Christian WCincinnati, OH
1. If you are okay giving up a bit of short iron spin, the Prov1X is definitely the one for you.
2. The outer shell and core of the ball will harden a bit duing the cold months. I prefer to play a bit softer ball when it is below 65*F I use the NXT Tour as my cold weather ball
3. The ProV1 will compress slighty more. If you are worried about how hard the ProV1X will be, try out the ProV1. I think both would work just fine with your swingspeed at 90-95 MPH
Dave NLady Lake, FL
Try the new Trusoft , it just came out. I got a sleeve as a tester and very similar to the V1. The sound it makes is different but same control and distance, IMHO.
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