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There is a definite difference to the two models, but like Sean alluded to, it may be hard to tell the difference. That is until you putt with them. The Pro V1 will come off softer and if I didn't spin them too much with the irons, I would be playing them over the Pro V1X.

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To answer your original post:  I like the ProV1 a bit better because I can get longer irons like the, 7 & 6 , to stop on the green with V1.  The V1X is good too, but doesn't stop as well.  The lower tier balls from Titleist, NXT etc, will have less stopping power.  It makes a difference for me because then I know if I can control the distance, I don't have to play a lot of roll out when hitting the green.

I haven't played the other balls mentioned above and will not pass judgment on them.  I have not observed much difference in distance at all between the ones above either.  Nor did I notice any to be worse for better with the driver.  Also, when the ball is scuffed, it seems to play fine.  The ProV1 seems a bit more durable to me than the NXT, etc.

I like the advice above about finding a ball to fit your game.  Even at slower swing speeds, you want the ball to stop on the green to improve your scores.  My driver swing speed is around 90-93 and I hit my 7 iron ~150 yards carry.

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

LOL - how old is that link? I doubt very many forum posters have even seen a wound ball let alone played one.


It old enough to include the latest ball technology.

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And here is a little light reading for all those of you (us) who play balls that others bought originally:-

http://www.performanceindicator.com/golf/PI_techoverview.pdf

Might cause a change of heart, or at least give you something other than your (our) swing to blame.

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Originally Posted by boogielicious

To answer your original post:  I like the ProV1 a bit better because I can get longer irons like the, 7 & 6 , to stop on the green with V1.  The V1X is good too, but doesn't stop as well.  The lower tier balls from Titleist, NXT etc, will have less stopping power.  It makes a difference for me because then I know if I can control the distance, I don't have to play a lot of roll out when hitting the green.


Well, your reasoning for favoring the stopping power of the ProV1 may be my exact reason for favoring the Pro V1x...

I need the extra roll... Except for the tee, I can't get a ball to go much farther than 160 yards right now... And I actually have noticed... I can stop a ProV1, but a ProV1x tends to give me a little extra distance... This way I can aim for the front of the green (closer, ergo easier shot for me) and roll to victory...

I know it's not the "pro" way to do it, but given my power right now, It may be the way to go.

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Originally Posted by WalkTheCourse

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Originally Posted by boogielicious

To answer your original post:  I like the ProV1 a bit better because I can get longer irons like the, 7 & 6 , to stop on the green with V1.  The V1X is good too, but doesn't stop as well.  The lower tier balls from Titleist, NXT etc, will have less stopping power.  It makes a difference for me because then I know if I can control the distance, I don't have to play a lot of roll out when hitting the green.

Well, your reasoning for favoring the stopping power of the ProV1 may be my exact reason for favoring the Pro V1x...

I need the extra roll... Except for the tee, I can't get a ball to go much farther than 160 yards right now... And I actually have noticed... I can stop a ProV1, but a ProV1x tends to give me a little extra distance... This way I can aim for the front of the green (closer, ergo easier shot for me) and roll to victory...

I know it's not the "pro" way to do it, but given my power right now, It may be the way to go.

It sounds like you would benefit from a ball aimed at much lower swing speeds than the balls you're waffling over.

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Have you guys read the latest Titleist ProV1 magazine ad.  They are now made for everyone's game for the low handicapper to the high handicapper as the ball will compress the same way, regardless of swingspeed.  I'm just the messenger.. see for yourself. Double-click on the picture to read the ad.

I've been playing the Srizon Soft Feel and they feel just as good..seriously  To me it has to feel good..regardless of distance.

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Thank you for that Maverick... I especially love the painfully sarcastic article written about it...

"Now you too can waste four bucks a ball like the pros do! Oh wait, they don't, because they hitt'em straight."

I think I'll favor the proV1x after all. I really do notice a difference in the spin roll... The proV1 stops, the prov1x rolls a bit...

OR, perhaps hole location on the green could determine my choice and I'll carry some of both! HaHA!

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Originally Posted by Maverick

I would play Pro V's all the time, if they were half the price.


And Titleist would have us all play them all the time because they are more than twice the price. Go figure, as you guys say, when they are extolling the virtues of a Tour spec' ball to high handicappers with low swing speeds.

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