Pros: Distance, green side control
Pros: Distance, green side control
Pros: Great Feel, Good Control
Cons: Shorter shots are longer, allow for some roll
I loved this ball. It did exactly as advertised. I needed my game to improve before I could move up to the Pro V1. This Pro V1x flies far. It will stop on greens provided you use the correct technique. It likes to fly, I learned to go one iron less on medium height shots to allow for skip and roll. This ball can take a beating.
Cons: scuffs up easily
Last year and this year I've attempted to play around with a number of "performance" balls and Pro V1x still remains on the top of my list..
Pros: More greenside spin than the 2009 model
Cons: Durability has improved, but still is a problem
Reviewing a ball must be done with great care, not only based on 1 round ....
So I was wondering to keep playing the 2009 model of the Pro V1x (of which I could buy 8 dz. at a well reduced price) or to switch to the new model.
I bought a dz. of the new 2011 Pro V1x and went to the practice area and dropped 6 of the new balls near the chipping area and went on playing chips, pitches and putts to check feel, spin and sound.
To me the 2011 model has a bit more greenside spin than the 2009 model and I like the less "clicky" sound while putting ....... so in this area it feels as if the 2011 model comes a little closer to the 2009 Pro V1, which I really appreciate !
First time out on the course I had a few drives that were really longer than ever before, but it might just have been the day, because at later days I didn't have similar results, ball flight is a little higher of the tee, so maybe yes the ball is longer than the 2009 model, but it can't be much.
Durability of the 2009 model was really an issue ..... yellow spots after hitting a few strokes ...... cuts, damages, etc. ..... easy ..... more than 9 holes with one ball was a miracle, still I liked the 2009 Pro V1x ..... the new model does it better, but is still damaged quite fast.
In all after playing the new model several weeks (about 10 rounds), I can say I like the performance and feel of the new model ...... the feel sure has improved and I like the putter sound better aswell.
Durability has improved, but still is a problem !
Pros: Durability, feel
I first played the newest version during our member/member tournament this year and had one of the best weekends of life.
Off the driver, this ball was flying an average of 10 yards more than my drives previous weeks with older versions.
My round started out rough with me hitting a few trees and using a cart path for added distance on a drive and the ball stood up to the punishment. Both days I finished with the ball I started with.
The feel when putting may not be as good as with the regular Pro V, but I found it to be much more acceptable than any lower priced ball out there, even if the ball feels a little heavy.
I cant comment on greenside spin since I am more of a *bump + run* guy that tends to stay away from trouble. After a couple holes I was back and putting my shots within 1 putt range from just off the green.
Even as a high handicapper, since I lose an average of less than 1 ball a round, this is my new ball for my home course. (since 95% of my rounds are played there.) I may use the DT Solos when I play unfamiliar courses.
Well worth the price (I get a small discount buying from our pro shop).
Honestly, I probably would not have gone out of my way to try the new version, but we were given a sleeve each at our tourney. When I need balls again, I will only be buying the new version.
Pros: Durable, predictable, and confidence inspiring!
Cons: The person who hits them
Rest of review says it all.