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Life of a Titleist Pro V

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I have been playing this ball since they came out. When I was able to launch this ball 275 yards I felt that there was a definite great feeling of confidence hitting this ball. My iron shots to the greens usually held quite well, and believe it or not, even putting this ball was a feeling of confidence.

 I am now 65 years old, and am still playing this ball, even though my carry yardage on my drives have shrunk to just a little over 210 yards. If I do not lose a ball, it seems like I can get probably over 10 rounds on it easily. Probably the only reason that I change the ball is because of the appearance of it.

 My question is, am I overextending the playability of this ball?? I do notice sometimes that the distance it travels may be a bit shorter, but then I follow it up with a nice iron shot. So I keep playing it.

 Any advice???

 Thank you

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Good God, I have no earthly idea what you mean.  The life of a prov1 in my bag is an average of four holes after I put it in a tee.

It sounds to me like the question is “do scuffed balls work as well?”

I betcha they don’t.

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3 hours ago, golfer2b2000 said:

I have been playing this ball since they came out. When I was able to launch this ball 275 yards I felt that there was a definite great feeling of confidence hitting this ball. My iron shots to the greens usually held quite well, and believe it or not, even putting this ball was a feeling of confidence.

 I am now 65 years old, and am still playing this ball, even though my carry yardage on my drives have shrunk to just a little over 210 yards. If I do not lose a ball, it seems like I can get probably over 10 rounds on it easily. Probably the only reason that I change the ball is because of the appearance of it.

 My question is, am I overextending the playability of this ball?? I do notice sometimes that the distance it travels may be a bit shorter, but then I follow it up with a nice iron shot. So I keep playing it.

 Any advice???

 Thank you

I think you’re putting a little too much ‘DeChambeau’ into it. Play it until it’s visually damaged. Or switch to Snell and get just as good performance and save money.😃

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6 hours ago, golfer2b2000 said:

I do notice sometimes that the distance it travels may be a bit shorter, but then I follow it up with a nice iron shot. So I keep playing it.

 Any advice???

 

This has nothing to do with the ball.

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Scuffed golf balls were the original distance ball.  Keep playing it till you lose it.  

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I'll play it until the dimples start wearing off or I lose it, whichever comes first. If I don't lose it, it goes in the shag bag.

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I'm pretty much same boat as the OP - use the Pro V until its scuffed up and then into the shag bag. Most of my rounds are on a course without cart paths so I can get 5 - 10 rounds before its retired. 

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5 hours ago, RWC said:

I'm pretty much same boat as the OP - use the Pro V until its scuffed up and then into the shag bag. Most of my rounds are on a course without cart paths so I can get 5 - 10 rounds before its retired. 

I have to admit, I’m awfully impressed by anyone who routinely plays 5-10 rounds without losing a ball!

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2 hours ago, David in FL said:

I have to admit, I’m awfully impressed by anyone who routinely plays 5-10 rounds without losing a ball!

Maybe it's just that we're both in Florida, but I really agree with this. I played horribly last Friday morning, but I got around 9 holes with 1 ball. Lately, that's been rare for me.

i don't play Pro V balls, preferring something more like the Titleist Tour Soft, but that's not the point. The sandy soil at the courses I play in Miami can take the shine off a ball after a couple rounds. The performance is probably still like new, but the distraction of the damaged cover just gets to me, so that ball goes in my shag bag.

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It's all a bit mind-numbing to think of the idea of hitting the same ball for that many rounds.

For me this season has been a one-man ball holocaust. The lucky ones get a header into a tree. The rest lie at the bottom of Davy Jones's locker.

 

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5-10 rounds is quite a bit. I have no idea what the playability of any ball is after 90-180 holes of play. 

I would assume the price of a PV-1 would make it logical to get as many holes out of one, as the golfer can get. 

I ve gone 54 holes with one ball before. That however, was because I was playing really good golf, and didn't want to change anything I was doing, or using. 

Most of the time I play my gamers 18 holes. After 18 holes, they become extras in my bag. Once I get too msny "extras", I cull a bunch into a shag bag, or shag stick . 

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