When I first started, I used the cheapest balls I could find (usually in onion sacks). Once I got a little better, I played Noodle's for about a year or so. After I got into the 90's, I started using $20 balls (Nike PD Soft, Callawat Hex Diablo, Srixon Soft Feel). Now I'm ready to get into the 80's and looking for a better ball.
Last weekend, I played my Nike PD Soft's for the front 9. On hole 10, I found 2 Pro V1's and 1 Pro V1x. I was so excited! I have never played with a $4 ball before haha. Guess what? They were amazing. Only lost one of those balls on the back 9 (Pro V1 on the 18th trying to make the green over a lake at 220 with a 3 hybrid. Hooked it. Tried it again with a Pinnacle Gold, made the fringe). Hit 6/7 fairways (3/6 went +275), 3 GIR and 17 putts and scored a 42. The "drop and stop" really did as advertised; I actually got a ton of backspin out of a bunker! I am officially hooked onto a Titleist ball.
My findings on those 9 holes: I felt as if the Pro V1x had a lower ball flight off of my clubs, but went straighter off the tee box. Not only did it seem to go straighter and a bit longer, but the green side spin was better than the Pro V1 for me. I did not care for the hard feel, however. The Pro V1 had an exceptional feel on contact and I found the ball flight to be much more favorable. The green side spin was good and I liked it putting better as well. I did have more action on my long irons and driver though and I did not care for that.
Now the real question: What is the difference between all of the models they offer? I know there was a thread on the difference between the Pro V1 and the Pro V1x, but I was meaning to compare those to their other options (NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity, DT SoLo). The reason I ask this is because it seems every one of their balls offer "comanding feel, outstanding distance, consistent flight, very soft feel, long lasting durability". Well, which is better for what? What have you experienced between these models? My swing speed is 107 avg with the driver, 8 iron goes 150. Driver goes 275+, 3 wood goes 250-275. Thanks
P.S. Don't just say things like "DT SoLo is a 2 piece ball where the Pro V1 is a 3 piece and the V1x is a 4 piece." Explain how that will differ in performance.