By RVandenbossche

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  1. Military

    Does someone have some insight for me. I’ve had luck with pro v1x a time or two so I thought the left dash were less spin off the driver but on the course I didn’t get that impression. For some reason the cheaper balls like cally warbird Taylor made solf response fly way better and way further for me. I’m thinking about giving the avx a try. If not I’ll just stick to the cheap 2 or 3 layer balls.

  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Or you could always use the Titleist ball fitting process to get a better idea of what you should be using.
  3. Brock L

    Brock L
    Fort Myers, FL

    There are a lot of factors involved in finding the best performing ball. Tour-level balls required SPEED to make them perform appropriately. Most players will fit into a 2 or 3 piece (less expensive) ball, as they often work better for lower swing speeds. Tour balls aren't for everyone.
  4. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Military
    You have to look at the whole picture, not just off the driver. How are the "other" balls on the iron shots into the green, especially with wedges. And of course, the putter.
  5. Joshua B

    Joshua B
    Connecticut

    A few things to remember: yes some balls are going to go further but that’s not the ultimate design for a good golf ball. You’re gonna want softness for spin around the greens, consistency in flight and a number of other attributes that lower your score.
  6. Robert J

    Robert J
    Grafton, Oh

    Military
    Work from the green back, that's how you find the ball for you. I lover the left dash ProV1x, great ball for me
  7. Eric H

    Eric H
    Ridgway, PA

    Distance is a huge factor for a lot of people but you can't forget about the close shots and putts. If you have a ball you like around the greens I would suggest sticking with that instead of chasing a few more carry yards.
  8. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Military
    If you like those cheaper harder balls and are looking for nothing more that distance, you might try Titleist Velocity. They are designed for distance and might meet your needs, unless you are willing to try the above recommendations regarding Titleist premium golf balls for best performance with all your clubs. You failed to mention what your handicap is or what you normally shoot. Golf is about managing all your shots and getting a ball that works best with every club. Fairways and greens. =)
  9. Chuck Z said:

    If you like those cheaper harder balls and are looking for nothing more that distance, you might try Titleist Velocity. They are designed for distance and might meet your needs, unless you are willing to try the above recommendations regarding Titleist premium golf balls for best performance with all your clubs. You failed to mention what your handicap is or what you normally shoot. Golf is about managing all your shots and getting a ball that works best with every club. Fairways and greens. =)

    This is key. I'm consistently hovering 50 playing 9. I've got a decent sense around the greens and in my approach game, but just started taking lessons this year and can't handle the idea of launching a $4-5 in the woods on errant tee shots.

    I know a Prov1 would serve me better for most of my round, but as someone who is learning to avoid coming over the top I don't need extra spin to hurt me further on drives. TruFeels and Velocity's for me at the moment.
  10. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    TrueFeel is a great option for you, especially if you are still improving and tend to go through a lot of balls per round of golf. I did the same thing until my game got better and my kids came off my payroll. The better you get, the more important you will find it to stick to the same ball as you start to get a better feel for how it reacts to shots and putts. Your sensitivity will increase and you will pick up on the differences. Then you might decide to budget for a premium ball. In the mean time, just go out and enjoy the journey.
  11. Ron T

    Ron T
    Coppell, TX

    I used to play the ProV1... loved it around the greens but not so much in getting there. The ProV1x was great off the tee but I felt like I had lost something around the greens... didn't know about the Left Dash until the fitter told me about it and got some from the pro. LOVE them now and try to snag some any chance I get.

    I agree with the others, get some time on an outdoor range with a fitter and run through the specs... then trust them.
  12. Mitch B

    Mitch B
    Huntsville, Alabama

    The Warbird is a low spin ball. You get better control/distance off the tee, but you sacrifice around the greens. Two piece balls like the Warbird are typically poor shortgame balls.
  13. Claims of spin, launch, distance, etc. are not entirely universal. Get fitted into a ball versus judging based off of the box claims. This is especially true for us amateurs who don't produce a consistent strike on the ball regularly.
  14. larry m

    larry m
    columbiana, OH

    A Titleist rep told me there is only 5 yards difference between all Titleist balls so it's more about the feel and spin you want
  15. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    larry m said:

    A Titleist rep told me there is only 5 yards difference between all Titleist balls so it's more about the feel and spin you want

    You sure he was a rep or just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once. His statement does not factor in ball speed, angle of attack, and other factors like roll out. Is it always 5 yards if hit 100 yards with a wedge and the same 5 yards if hit 275 yards with a driver? My guess is he isn't a Titleist ball expert. I totally agree with you, that feel and individual performance should be everyone's determining factor for the ball they choose.
  16. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    I’ve heard that statement from other Titleist employees about driver distance. But the data comes from Iron Mike. Not from my swing. I’ll never get within 5 yards of a Pro-V1x with a left dot Pro-V1.
    The exception is when I use the stock TSi driver shaft. The X keeps ballooning. Why I now use the Tensai Blue shaft. You need to get fit for equipment and then get fit for the best ball across driver, iron, and wedge.
  17. When i first started i only used TM distance+ switched all over the place until i hit a few PROV1/prov1x and AVX. The only other ball that can compare is TP5 for me atleast! If you’re trying to stay cheap i would recommend the lower end titleist or vice had some decent outings with them as well. But nothing compares to the prov’e
  18. Martinez

    Martinez
    Murfreesboro

    To answer your question , instead of scolding you, it might be spin that is causing you loss of yards. Someone recommended the Velocity , which is a distance ball but you will loose ALOT of spin for your short game. The 2 that stand out for me that might be a good choice for you right now are the Prov1x left dash or the prov1 Dot. both special versions of the prov1 but with alot less driver spin but keeps the greenside spin. AVX is another good choice it just flies lower then the other prov1's but does cut spin on driver and flies through the air real good. The prov1x right now spins the most out of the top balls and would avoid it. I hope you find your ball , hit em straight.
  19. Military
    Give the AVX a go. I was a loyal Pro V1 player forever, but got some AVX’s from a rep at my golf store and they are now my go-to. To ME they have a more boring flight off my driver and long irons with less punitive side spin if I put a bad swing on it.

    Short game performance is maybe not as as great as a V1 or V1x, but waaay better than the cheaper balls you mentioned.
  20. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Military
    My boss who is a scratch golfer has switched to the AVX golf ball because of less spin on the golf ball. He was playing the Prov1x since his college days, but he switched because of less spin. He use to be a Titleist Rep in the Mid Atlantic for Titleist and now is the District Sales Rep for this area. Not all Titleist reps are fitters. Titleist has reps that specialize in that area. There is a ball for every player and I found out which ball is for me by going to one of their fittings at our local muni years ago.
  21. Lance P

    Lance P
    Hillsborough, NC

    I also like the feel of the AVX... but I find a lot more ProV1's so that's what I play!
  22. I played the Pro V1x for a long time, and tried the new version of the AVX and love it. Low spin off the driver, good distance control with the irons, and good feel around the greens. I like the fact that it doesn’t move far either way on the green after a well struck iron shot. The ProVs spin back too much for me. I play to a 5.4, and am 62 years old.

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