Team Titleist, Titleist's online
community of golfers, blogs and touring-pro
updates, recently held a live
chat for its users dedicated towards
providing knowledge necessary to choose the
right ball for their game.
As part of Titleist's ongoing golf ball education,
Mike Gibson, the company's Manager of Golf
Ball Fitting, answered questions from golfers.
Here are highlights from the educational chat:
Question: What kind of swing speed
do I need to play the Titleist ProV1x?
Answer: We hear this one a lot while
we are out with our mobile golf ball fitting
Since a golf ball only reacts to the force being
applied, different shots will require different
swing speed (force) in order to execute them
So, a golf ball must perform for all golfers of all
swing speeds on all shots. To answer your
question, the Pro V1x is not designed for a
specific swing speed.
Question: I have always used the Pro
V1, but now that I am 70 I don't have the
same clubhead speed I used to have. So I
decided to switch to the new NXT Tour. Is this
a good choice for maximum compression?
Answer: Every golfer compresses the
golf ball on every full swing shot. In fact, the
differences in the amount of compression
across driver swing speeds is virtually
In terms of the NXT Tour being a good choice
for you, I'd suggest an on-course evaluation
with both of those golf balls to see which
performs the best for you.
Question: Why don't you have a golf
ball designed for women?
Answer: Every Titleist golf ball is
designed for women. We focus on overall
performance which can be game and score
changing. Remember, the golf ball doesn't
know who is hitting it.
Question: Pro-V1 vs Pro-V1X. What is
the primary difference and how can I use that
difference to help my game?
Answer: Around the greens both golf
balls perform very similar. The longer the shot,
the more you will see that the Pro V1 tends to
spin more than the Pro V1x. Also, the Pro V1x
will peak further down range than the Pro V1.
That said, we highly recommend you test both
golf balls side-by-side on the golf course to
figure out which one works best for you.
Question: I'm looking for lots of
distance but nice feel around the greens, what
ball would u recommend?
Answer: Good news, all Titleist golf
balls provide exceptional distance. If you're
looking for greenside performance, you should
compare Pro V1 and Pro V1x to see which
performs best for your game.