Left Dash ProV1x

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By Brian C

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  1. Brian C

    Brian C
    Perth, Perthshire

    Hi,

    I'm getting down to my last 2015/16 ProV1x stock which I had hoarded as I've not got on with the more recent incarnations of the x. From what I've read in various forums etc, it sounds like the -ProV1x (Left Dash ProV1x) might be the answer - is it available in the UK?

    Cheers Brian

  2. Brian,
    Never seen these (left dash ProV1x) - nothing similar showing in either "Balls" or "Shop my Titleist" above.
    Where did you come across them?
    JT
  3. Brian C

    Brian C
    Perth, Perthshire

    Hi JT,

    They were a tour only version of the ProV1x, which was developed after they changed the flight characteristics of the ProV1 & 1x in 2017 to give back a high launch/low spin version of the x that matched how it was originally (at least that's my understanding of the -ProV1x).

    Here's one place that refers to them:

    mygolfspy.com/.../

    It's out at retail now in the US, hence hoping we can get it here too.

    The difference in distance off the driver for me between my stockpiled 2015 ProV1x and the current 2019 x is around 10 yards. I also like the "clickier" feel off the putter of the 2015 too.

    Best
    Brian


  4. Brian,
    Thanks for the info - I find it is genuinely interesting, though I imagine some might consider it esoteric.
    Think I too would be disconcerted to lose 10 yards because of a change in ball construction.
    On occasion, UK&I TT contributors have been facilitated by like-minded TT contributors in the US, though this is more common amongst the Titleist hat collectors!
    If all else fails, you might find somebody to bring some back from their US holiday!!
    JT
  5. Brian C

    Brian C
    Perth, Perthshire

    JT,

    Thanks, and yes, I suspect it is a little esoteric for most!

    It's probably as much that I don't like to change my equipment if it's working for me (I have spare 716MB & CB sets as they are my preferred irons) and I'm gutted as I just caved in the face of my 913D2, which had clearly had enough of hitting those 2015 ProV1x balls at high speed!

    Great minds on the US contacts, I'm already seeing who I can tap up that I know in the US. Failing that, a good excuse for a holiday!

    Best
    Brian
  6. AntD

    AntD
    Hampshire, UK

    Brian,

    There was an article on My Golf Spy about left dash Pro v1x earlier this year and my original post on TT UK&I was not approved by Admin as these were not going to be available in the UK.

    mygolfspy.com/.../

    At the TT day at East Sussex National we discussed this with the Ball Specialists and their view was that the left dash was aimed at the 5% who needed a low spin but had a high swing speed, and that on the European Tour there were only a couple of players using it with many who tried it switching back to Pro V1.

    If you need the low spin off the driver/long irons then AVX is worth a try, but if you like high spin around the greens the 2019 Pro V1 is still the best option. I've switched from AVX to Pro V1 as 2019 is better off the driver than the old model.

    Alternatively get a fitting from Titleist (rare but worth it).

    Ant
  7. Brian C

    Brian C
    Perth, Perthshire

    AntD said:

    Brian,

    There was an article on My Golf Spy about left dash Pro v1x earlier this year and my original post on TT UK&I was not approved by Admin as these were not going to be available in the UK.

    mygolfspy.com/.../

    At the TT day at East Sussex National we discussed this with the Ball Specialists and their view was that the left dash was aimed at the 5% who needed a low spin but had a high swing speed, and that on the European Tour there were only a couple of players using it with many who tried it switching back to Pro V1.

    If you need the low spin off the driver/long irons then AVX is worth a try, but if you like high spin around the greens the 2019 Pro V1 is still the best option. I've switched from AVX to Pro V1 as 2019 is better off the driver than the old model.

    Alternatively get a fitting from Titleist (rare but worth it).

    Ant

    Hi Ant,

    Thanks for the reply - I seen that article and that's the one I linked in my reply to JT above.

    I was lucky enough to win a place on a ball fitting day in Aberdeen at the start of the year here on the TT Forum but it was cancelled due to bad weather and there's not been another I've been able to make all season. Hopefully I'll get to one before next season and see what they come up with!

    I've tried the AVX (my playing partner uses it) and it was too soft, and I've tried a couple of sleeves of both the 2019 ProV1 and ProV1x with the ProV1x the closest as I like the higher launch.

    I don't put myself in the 5% category, but I really get on with my 2015 ProV1x and if these had been available I was keen to give them a go.

    I'll see if I can get one of my friends in the US to track some down and send them to me!

    Cheers
    Brian
  8. AntD

    AntD
    Hampshire, UK

    Brian,

    Likewise I was due to do the 2019 ball test at Woburn and it snowed on that weekend, and likewise I'd like to give the left dash a go. I'm guessing the market outside of the US is so small it wouldn't be viable and if they are a 5% market option there could be adverse comments about Pro V1's if they got into the hand of the uneducated.

    I played AVX last year and the beginning of this until I got the dozen test 1 & X's and switched back to the Pro V1. I need a lower flight and at my hybrid fitting I tried the TS4 for it's lower spin, again a 5% market option, and the fitter suggested I change the Surefit weights in my 917 rather than go TS4, and it's worked for me.

    If I recall the ball fitters at TT day, Lee Slattery who was one of the European Tour pro's playing left dash and unfortunately he's now lost his card.

    Who knows the EXP-01 might be the answer...

    Ant



  9. Brian C

    Brian C
    Perth, Perthshire

    Cheers Ant - if I get my hands on some -ProV1x balls I'll let you know!

    Brian
  10. Chris T

    Chris T
    Biggleswade,

    I’m not sure these are for general sale? Some of the tour pros have them I believe??
  11. Brian C

    Brian C
    Perth, Perthshire

    Chris T said:

    I’m not sure these are for general sale? Some of the tour pros have them I believe??

    Hi Chris,

    They're available to order from Titleist retailers in the US with a ball account from Oct 1st and some are also carrying stock.

    Hopefully if they prove popular they'll come to the UK!

    Cheers
    Brian

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