Product Type: Titleist Golf
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Expensive but worth it.
Titleist Pro V1x
Member Name: cragle
Titleist Pro V1x
Advantages: Long, More control around greens
Disadvantages: Very expensive
If 10 years ago somebody had told me that I would be paying around £1.50 for a golf ball, I would have thought you were bonkers. But fast forward and this very erratic 18 handicapper would not play with anything else. Titleist have long prided themselves on producing some of the best equipment in the industry but nothing that they have produced before has revolutionised the golf industry like these balls.
First released in 2003 the V1X has become the most used ball on the European and PGA tour boasting to be longer, straighter and more controllable on greens, but what does that mean to us hackers who spend most of time arguing with trees and playing hide and seek in knee high grass looking for that stupid ball.
Initially out of the box you wonder what all the fuss was about, they look and feel the same as other balls but once you had teed one up and had your first hit you realise that they are something special. They ping off the clubface making a crisp noise and they propel themselves (hopefully) down the fairway. If caught right these balls will add another 10-15 yards to your distance, but be aware you need to have a fairly high clubhead speed to achieve these gains.
But it is around the greens that they come into their own, in the past I have always struggled to stop balls on the green. With these badboys though you will be seeing you ball bouncing twice, checking and then slowly releasing another yard or two. On irons off the tee you might even be treated to your ball spinning back towards you like it's on a string.
They are also quite durable, if you manage to keep one for a few rounds (something I very very rarely do) the ball will still look fresh and new with no scuff marks on it.
These only downside is obviously the price, they can be found online for £35 for 24 balls, but this can be easily negated by buying X-outs, Used or lake balls.
The best thing about these balls though is when you are searching in the rough and you happen across one, its like finding your very own gold nugget.
So give them a go, Golf is hard enough at the best of times so any help if greatly appreciated and by Goodness these balls can certainly help.
Summary: They can help your game if you are pre-paired to pay.