Q & A
When it comes to premium golf balls, Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x are the undisputed kings of the market, both as it relates to touring professionals and recreational players. And that’s pretty much the way it has been since Titleist introduced these golf balls nearly two decades ago. Both balls deliver exceptional distance off the tee and tremendous greenside spin, as well as amazing feel on full shots and shots played from on or around the green thanks to a soft urethane elastomer cover. There are, however, differences between the two models to suit the needs of various players. The Pro V1 has a slightly softer feel than its stablemate and will also produce higher spin rates, as well as a flatter trajectory. Additionally, the Pro V1 features a spherically tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple design as compared to the 328 dimple design of the Pro V1x, and it’s a three-piece golf ball while the X is a four-piece construction.
Because the Pro V1 and Pro V1x are both outstanding golf balls that will deliver exceptional performance for anyone in terms of distance and spin, players sometimes have trouble deciding which of these balls might actually be best for their game. Both balls offer exceptional control and spin around the green, so this is a decision that should primarily come down to a golfer’s preference in terms of long-game playability and feel. The Pro V1 has the softer feel of the two balls and will generate a slightly flatter ball flight on full shots. The Pro V1x, meanwhile, will spin a bit less off of the driver for a little bit more distance, while also producing a higher ball flight.