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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I got some golf balls from titleist and they look like a pro v1 but on the side it says "test". It says on a paper inside that it is prototype and test blah blah blah. Just wondering if any of you have gotten one and what you think

post #2 of 19

I got the same. Red numbers, so probably the 2013 Pro V1x. I look forward to trying them out.

post #3 of 19

How did you get these golf balls?

post #4 of 19

I want to know as well, would love to try them out !

post #5 of 19
I got some last year. They came with a request to test them and complete instructions for reporting my results and impressions on-line.

In a nutshell, I was asked to play the ball side by side my regular ball and compare all aspects. Distance off the tee and with irons. Spin, feel, putting, green holding, etc.....

I played 2 rounds like that (mid-week, off time) and gave them my impressions as they compared to my normal pro v1.

They were very careful not to give any clue as to what kind of prototype the ball was. I'm sure it could have been anything from a new pro v to a low spin distance ball. I found the balls I tested to be firmer than the pro v and maybe a little longer. Less spin around the green and not as soft off the putter face.

I really wish I knew what it was after the fact, but of course that'll never happen. Kind of fun to think I could have played some small role in determining which version of a new ball to bring to market though.
post #6 of 19

Just got a set myself.  If you are part of "Team Titleist" from their website and answer surveys, you sometimes get test product.

 

I've played one round with them versus the ProV1.  Mine seem slightly bit different.  I noticed it sounds slightly different off my putter. Chipping was similar but launch was a bit lower off the tee with irons.  I need more time with them but it did not feel quite as soft as the ProV1.

post #7 of 19

I got a sleeve on Friday, played with them on Monday, mine had black numbers.

post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 

Yes im on team titleist and mine have black numbers. In the past I've gotten Nxt tours to try out. 

post #9 of 19

As mentioned above, you have to be a member of "Team Titleist."  You sign up on Titleist's website.  Based on the info you provide to them in your profile, you get the updated version of your current ball (if you are randomly selected to test).  I play the ProV1x (love the new Hex Black though) and I received a sleeve of the prototype V1x's back in Sept/Oct 2010.  Just like the regular balls, the red numbers are ProV1x version and the black numbers are ProV1. 

 

I kept one of my 3 balls without hitting it as a little souvenier.a3_biggrin.gif

post #10 of 19

Cool, I should sign up for Team Titleist, it's my favourite brand anyhow !

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by lumpuckeroo View Post

I got a sleeve on Friday, played with them on Monday, mine had black numbers.

 

 

Same here-black numbers.  Haven't hit them yet but they sure as heck look like a Pro V1

post #12 of 19

Sent my review in.  Mine were just slightly different than the ProV1 and were not quite as soft feeling.  Very minor, but noticeable to me.  They seemed to launch a bit lower than the ProV1 too.

post #13 of 19

This may sound odd but the test balls I received smell much like the old balata balls. I opened another pack of ProV1's that I have and they do not have that smell. 

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by maamold View Post

This may sound odd but the test balls I received smell much like the old balata balls. I opened another pack of ProV1's that I have and they do not have that smell. 

I'm a little concerned that you know what your balls smell like...... b3_huh.gif
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

I'm a little concerned that you know what your balls smell like...... b3_huh.gif
i was thinking the same thing.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


I'm a little concerned that you know what your balls smell like...... b3_huh.gif

Well I know what Titleist's balls smell like.

 

Anyway, It is probably that many people received different balls. I just noticed that as soon as I opened the package the smell was much like the old Titleist Balata smell.

 

The sleeve I recieved have black number 1's on them. They are also softer than my other Pro V1's I have. Part of me wonders if there isn't a possibility that Titleist has sent out a version that is a rollback ball just to see how it stacks up. 

post #17 of 19
Just got mine today - black lettering. I guess it is a good excuse for me to go out and play by myself friday afternoon.
post #18 of 19

Got mine on Thursday. red numbers, big mistake fall golf and lost the 1st one in the fairway in the leaves. Stopped playing the test balls quickly. Member of team titleist I am invited to participate in many surveys. I think it's my 3rd sleeve to try out.

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