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Minimum swing speed for ProV1 or ProV1x

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I don't lose many balls so I am thinking about upgrading my ball of choice.  But I am not a big hitter so I don't know whether I would get any benefit from a proV1 or equivalent ball with my swing speed.  So what do you think the minimum swing speed would be to get some benefit from the prov1 or prov1x type ball? 

 

And if anyone has a specific recommendation of a premium quality ball for someone with  slower swing I'd be interested.

 

Thanks

 

PS:  I am not stating my swing speed on purpose because I don't want you all to point and laugh at me.  LOL

post #2 of 9
The primary benifit of the Pro V balls is feel, I see plenty of players with slower swing speeds use them cause they are the best when it comes to feel around the greens.
post #3 of 9

I think many golf balls have a soft feel but lack performance (spin) around the greens on partial and delicate shots, half wedges, etc.

 

The ProV1 has a soft feel and spin - some believe it is too much spin around the greens and not predictable for them. As a result, they may go to a similar ball - a 3 to 5 piece urethane covered ball of another brand.

post #4 of 9

If you believe the Titleist adds, there isn't a minimum swing speed for the Pro V1 ball.  I think you should play the ball that best suits your game, are you looking for more feel, more spin, more distance?  Find a premium ball that will help your game.

post #5 of 9

A firmer ball will almost always have a higher ball speed.

 

If you don't spin a Pro V1 or V1x quite enough, that's why you might want a softer ball, but that's about it.

post #6 of 9

I use the ProV1 and my driver swing speed is only ~ 93 mph.  I like it for the stopping power on the greens.  I can get a 7 iron to stop pretty well from 150.  With other balls like the NXT Tour, I would have to plan for twice the roll out.  The ProV1 tends to rise a bit more than the ProV1X for me too and come down a little steeper.

 

If you do switch, chips will check up a bit more than you are used to.  I would suggest buying a sleeve and trying them out.  They are more durable than the NXT Tours as well.  I will use them for as many rounds as possible.  The last one I used for one 18 hole round and three 9 hole rounds until it met its end in the woods.

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I use the ProV1 and my driver swing speed is only ~ 93 mph.  I like it for the stopping power on the greens.  I can get a 7 iron to stop pretty well from 150.  With other balls like the NXT Tour, I would have to plan for twice the roll out.  The ProV1 tends to rise a bit more than the ProV1X for me too and come down a little steeper.

 

If you do switch, chips will check up a bit more than you are used to.  I would suggest buying a sleeve and trying them out.  They are more durable than the NXT Tours as well.  I will use them for as many rounds as possible.  The last one I used for one 18 hole round and three 9 hole rounds until it met its end in the woods.

On durability I used one for I think a whole round and then on hole 8 of my next round I mentioned to my buddy hey I played this ball all round at navy and I step up to the Tee and snap hook OB. AWESOME. thinking about it all I did yesterday was jinx myself. "hey larsen if I play the back 9 1 under I will break 80" par birdie par par par, "larsen If I dont get to finish this great round because you have to go to work imma be pissed" Triple bogie double bogie double and double

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all of the replies.
 

post #9 of 9
There are many more factors to consider. Prov 1 and x are incredible balls. The truth is compression is not as much a factor as it used to be. You might gain yardage with a lower compression but studies say about four yards lost or signed. The critical issue is workability around the greens where most of the ake is played. Also...swing speed changes with every club. Working around the green...say...100 yards out, you wouldn't be using a speed of 100 . It's a common mistake to only concentrate on driver distance as the lower compression alls may go a few rads longer but not good around the greens.
Titlest would be out of business if they only produced balls for high swing speed I have played probably every ball over the years and I keep coming back to the pro v's. I have a slw swing speed and in testing other balls I don't seem to lse distance but the performance around the greens is premier.
Again..the idea that slow swing speeds can't hit a tour ball is incorrect. Bridgestone commercials say we can't hit those balls with a slw swing speed..they want to promote their product and would love to get the pro v market.
So..long winded....there's more to consider about your game. At best you use your driver maybe 12 times a round.....what about the rest?

Good luck
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