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Any Balls Comparable to Titleist Pro V1?


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I've heard Titleist say to decide on a ball by asking what you want it to do around the green, and work backwards.

My guess is they want you to assume that all balls of that caliber have similar long game distance, so find the high caliber ball that does the dance you want in your short game.

Mr. D is right...Titleist has been preaching this for a long time.  This method sounds good in theory, but I think there are better ways.  When starting around the green, players tend to choose the ball that has the best bite (most spin).  When players start hitting half to full shots with a wedge, the overall performance of a ball will be masked by the effect of loft and backspin. Spin is obviously important...I don't mean having the most spin, but having the correct amount of spin. Try testing the ball the way it's played...from tee to green.  The driver is the longest club in the bag and has the least amount of loft, so it will reveal a player's tendencies more obviously than say a wedge. I'm not saying that this way is perfect...there are pros and cons with any method, but I think testing in reverse can back you into a corner.

Bridgestone j40 445 w/ Graphite Design AD DJ-7
Callaway Steelhead Plus 3 wood w/ RCH Pro Series 3.2
Adams Idea Pro hybrids (3 & 4) w/ Aldila VS Proto 
Bridgestone j33 CB (5-PW) w/ original Rifle 5.5
Bridgestone West Coast 52*, j40 satin 56* & 60* w/ DG S-300
Odyssey White Hot XG #9
Bridgestone B330-RX

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