Playing in Ohio meant lots of cold weather early in the season. Any ball felt like a ROCK playing in weather 60 degrees or colder. Now that the weather and course conditions have improved, I'm playing ProV1 balls.
There are several holes on my home course that require forced carries of about 180. Early in the season, my drives weren't even going far enough to clear them. Same with a few par-3s ... 150 carry over a ravine and I'm hitting a 4 hybrid to make sure I didn't come up short and visit the drop area.
Anyway, I played a brand new ProV1 last Thursday, cleared the 180 forced carry by plenty. Tee ball ended up 40 yards further into the fairway. Next hole was a par-3, 148 to pin on a long front to back kidney sharped green. Hit 7-iron past pin-high. My usual 7-iron with any other ball goes 130-140 when struck REALLY well. The other par-3 with the150 carry across a ravine, I hit a 5-hybrid past pin high. Rangefinder dialed in 165 to pin.
Yesterday during an 18-hole round, I measured card yardage on three holes minus distance to center of green pins with Bushnell range finder. Drives measured 232 to 242 based on information I had. These drives went EASILY 30 yards farther than others played with same driver, similar conditions but using a Nike 20XI, Nike 20XIx Callaway Red or Black, or Bridgestone e6 ball.
Is it possible that ProV1 balls go THAT much farther than the others? I'm not any stronger and my swing certainly isn't any better. The only real external changes are warmer weather and perhaps a bit drier conditions. But 30 yards farther with a ProV1? If so, I'll never play another ball from now on.