Friday, March 6, 2009
The New Pro V1 and Pro V1x Review
I need to let you guys know something. I love Titleist. Have for many years. To me, Titleist is the Rolex of golf equipment ... as beautiful to the eye as they are precise to the golfer. Titleist could make a dominatrix suit and I'd probably wear it to the links this Sunday.
Last week, I contacted Titleist about the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Since that company rocks, I got a dozen of each to test out and see how I felt about them. Thursday morning, before my work day began, I lugged my golf bag out to Starfire Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. for a quick nine holes with the new balls.
First, I played with the Pro V1x. That ball has always suited me better than the Pro V1, just because my swing speed is high and I usually put a lot of spin on the ball. I think the Pro V1x has always helped compensate for extra spin with the wedges, and the new ball is no different. The first hold I had a wedge in, and hit a nice little shot up there that did yank back a little, but not too hard. The second hole was a short par-3 and needing just a little spin with the ball to keep it within birdie range, I got just that.
I've always been able to control these balls the best of them all. I hit some different tee shots with the Pro V1x to see if I felt anything lacking and I didn't. It was better than it's predecessor. I took out the Pro V1 for a couple of holes and it is just as good as I remembered. If I went to a course with dried out greens, the Pro V1 would be in my bag.
Anyway, conclusion to the story -- the new Pro Vs are just as awesome. Go get a dozen or two and hit 'em around the links this weekend. What else are you going to do with your money? Invest it?
(Just FYI -- Titleist is doing a "Free Pro V" giveaway over at the site. Click here and just fill out the form for a chance to win some free balls. For realz.)