Titleist have led the way in the ball market since the introduction of the first ProV1 and ProV1X model, over 20 years ago. Each year they find away to innovate and construct the ultimate premium ball.
The 2021 instalment is no different. This ball has a focus on "longer distance, even more greenside spin and control and softer feel" says Vice President of Titleist Golf Ball Marketing Jeremy Stone. "Our R&D and Operations teams have spent years engineering new technology into each and every component of the ProV1 and ProV1X. When it comes to performance and quality of these products, we will continue to go every length possible to help golfers play their best and shoot their lowest scores.".
For the first time in 10 years, the new model is making use of completely new dimple pattern, along with a new urethane elastomer cover formulation, to help with durability, as well as increasing spin and control. The R&D team invested masses of time to ensure they were creating the best ball the golfing world has ever seen. Over 1900 different patterns had been tested since the creation of the ProV1 and they believe this is the best yet. The 388 dimples on the ProV1 and 348 on the ProV1X, increases distance, better flight consistency, a more penetrating flight for the ProV1 and higher flight of the ProV1X.
Tour Pros have been testing the new ball since November last year. Australian Cameron Smith used the new ProV1X on his way to becoming the first person ever to shoot all four rounds in the 60s at the Masters. "When I first tested it, it was a bit hotter off the driver, which was great. The ball flight and windows were great. But the biggest thing that stuck out was the control out of the rough and around the greens. I can control my shots - especially those difficult, soft shots - so much better." said Smith.
The new '2.0 ZG Process Core' of the solid core ProV1 and dual core ProV1X have been reformulated to allow greater ball speed, the flexible casing layer is faster to react, which also helps increase ball speed, as well as decreasing long game spin.