Cape Town - The Pro V1 and Pro V1x, which was launched in 2003,
has been the most played golf balls at every level of competitive golf and the
best-selling models in the market place around the world ever since the
original prototype first appeared on the PGA Tour at the Invensys Classic in
Las Vegas in October 2001.
professionals and amateurs of all skill levels and swing speeds can look
forward to the new 2015 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x models, which go on sale in
South Africa on Friday, January 30.
for all golfers seeking to shoot lower scores, 2015 Pro V1 and Pro V1x deliver
exceptional distance with consistent flight, more short game control and even
softer feel from a new, patented urethane elastomer cover formulation, and long
Pro V1 has a softer feel, slightly more long game spin and a penetrating
trajectory for a shallower angle of descent for more roll. Pro V1x offers a
slightly firmer feel, lower long game spin and launches higher with a steeper
angle of descent.
and validation for the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x models began at the PGA Tour’s
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas in October last year and the
new editions received high accolades from top professionals, including Jordan
Spieth, Adam Scott, Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan, Marc Leishman and Bill Haas.
employed the new Pro V1x golf ball to shoot what he labelled “the best round I
have ever played”.
American fired an eight-under-par 63 to win the Australian Open by six shots
last November and, a week later, tapped his new Pro V1x in for par at the 18th
at Isleworth Country Club and a 10-shot victory at the Hero World Challenge.
Pro V 1x performed well,” Spieth said. “I used the same ball the entire day and
it still flew perfectly. The changes to the new golf ball are big for me and
I’ve been playing well since changing.”
champion Bubba Watson put the new Pro V1x in play for the first time at the
WGC-HSBC Champions in China. In the final round, Watson holed a 60-yard bunker
shot for eagle on 18 to force a playoff. He rolled his 2015 Pro V1x in from 20
feet for birdie to win at the first extra hole.
tried the new ball two weeks prior to going to China. I loved it and put it in
play right away,” he said. “It has all the great qualities of the previous
generation Pro V1x with improved feel around the greens, which is exceptional.
It even goes a little further for me off the tee.”
V1 and Pro V1x are the result of a continuous process rooted in rigorous
research and development, technological advancements, comprehensive player
testing and validation, and precision manufacturing.
total performance of Pro V1 and Pro V1x tee-through-green – providing the best
combination of distance, flight, short-game scoring control and feel – makes
them the best fit for any golfer.
often ask us what sets Pro V1 and Pro V1x apart from other golf balls. You
can’t just point to one or two things,” said Bill Morgan, Senior Vice
President, Titleist Golf Ball R&D. “The difference is everything. We have
more people with more experience designing and making golf balls, the largest
intellectual property portfolio and the most sophisticated precision
original Pro V1 was revolutionary, no question, but we’ve learned a lot in the
last 15 years and these new Pro V1 models are the best we’ve ever made.”
who reeled in a runner-up finish in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Hyundai
Tournament of Champions and victory in the Sony Open a week later, also gave
the new Pro V1x his stamp of approval.
the performance of the new Pro V1x,” Walker said. “It has the perfect ball
flight that I am seeking. It’s nice and tight off the driver, fairways and long
irons, and very controllable off the wedges. I have confidence that it will
perform on every shot.
fact, I put some new Vokey SM5 wedges in the bag at Hyundai, and I kept looking
at my ball to see if it needed to be switched out, but it never did. The ball
has great feel and is extremely durable. It’s the best I’ve ever played.”
eight rounds, Walker made 52 birdies and hit 84 percent of greens in
regulation. At Hyundai, Walker played a total of four golf balls – one per
round – and used one new Pro V1x over his final 18 holes at Sony.
Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls are available in both standard and custom play
numbers. Standard dozens include play numbers 1-4 (low) and 5-8 (high).
play numbers (00 and 11-99), or the same single-digit number (1-9), are
available through custom order with a minimum order of one dozen. Golfers
interested in custom play numbers should contact their local Titleist golf shop
for pricing and availability.
Pro V1 & Pro V1x (Titleist)