What can Titleist improve or upgrade when their golf balls are ruling the market?
The new Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls have been designed to leave the clubface with more ball speed and lower long game spin for more distance while providing the best short game control to help golfers shoot lower scores.
It turns out from the surveys of Titleist that we are obsessed with distance.
Michael Mahoney, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing said:
When we set out to develop the 2019 models, we found that golfers at every level are extraordinarily satisfied with the performance of their Pro V1 or Pro V1x. At the same time, golfers keep telling us they would still like more distance – as long as they don’t have to give anything else up…
2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x – Technology
- 17% thinner cast Urethane Elastomer cover system delivers more ball speed. The advancement of Titleist’s thermoset urethane casting technology has allowed our engineers to cast a thinner layer of the proprietary cover formulation, developed exclusively for Pro V1 and Pro V1x, while retaining its trusted Drop-and-Stop™ greenside control and soft feel.
- Faster ionomeric casing layer increases ball speed and lowers long game spin. Beneath the thinner cover, the speed enhancing casing layer has thickened by 14% on Pro V1 and 11% on Pro V1x, creating higher ball speeds with lower driver and long game spin.
- New 2.0 ZG Process Cores are formulated for more distance. The outermost portions of the solid core Pro V1 and dual-core Pro V1x have increased in stiffness while maintaining their soft centers, creating faster engines with higher ball speed and lower long game spin.
How to choose between Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x?
I found this useful guide that can help you as well to select the most suitable golf ball version for your game:
Titleist Pro V1 provides optimal flight and spin for most golfers, flying lower than Pro V1x with a penetrating trajectory, with a very soft feel.
Titleist Pro V1x flies higher, spins more on iron shots and has a slightly firmer feel.
The differences between Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x
The 2019 Titleist Pro V1 is a 3-piece golf ball. It has got a new 2.0 ZG Process Core and spherically-tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple design.
While the 2019 Titleist Pro V1x is a 4-piece golf ball. It has got a new 2.0 ZG process dual core and spherically-tiled 328 tetrahedral dimple design.
2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x – Availability
The new 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls will be available in golf shops beginning Jan. 23, 2019, with the high optic yellow models available March 15. $47.99 MAP.