New 2009 Titleist Pro V1
By Kickntrue on 3/4/09
Titleist has unveiled their new Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls for 2009 and I was fortunate enough to receive a few sleeves to beat around the golf course. After a couple rounds and some time around the short game area I'd it's not a stretch to say they've made their 2009 versions of the balls even better than their predecessors.

According to Titleist:
Your golf ball is the only equipment used for every shot during your round. Choosing a golf ball that performs best green-to-tee will help you to shoot lower scores. The Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls are the best choice for most amateur golfers since they both provide exceptional distance and short game scoring performance. The #1 played balls on the worldwide professional tours are also the #1 performance choice for golfers.
Here are two quick hitting charts Titleist has come up with to showcase the major areas of change for the new balls.

The one major point for me on the course to test was durability. We know that the Pro V1 is going to be a solid product. You can't have more pros play your ball than any other on Tour if it isn't great, no matter how much you're being paid. For an amateur though, when paying $58 (MSRP, street price is around $45) for 12 balls, you need them to last longer than one good wedge shot from a tight lie. For both the Pro V1 and Pro V1x I did experience improvement. I was able to use a single ball for a single round, though by the end it was ready for retirement.

Performance from the 2009 Pro V1 balls was great. Nothing inspires confidence in scoring like being able to go for pins, especially on shirt pitch and chip shots. I probably saved 4 or 5 strokes (in this round) from being able to go right at the hole from around the green and then 1 putt.

I do want to make a quick note on the difference between the Pro V1 and Pro V1x for those who may be wondering which is the right choice for your game. The Pro V1x is designed to spin less than the Pro V1 (non "x") which does change the way you play shots around the green a bit. It will still stop quickly but relies more on good contact from the player, but it's main attraction is the spin it takes off your tee shot helping to minimize wayward shots from slices and hooks.

In summary if you're looking for a top class ball you cannot go wrong picking up the New 2009 Pro V1 balls from Titleist. If you have any worries or fears about the changed product being an inferior product to the 2007 version (don't mess with a good thing, right?)... don't. It's a bit different, but if you're a low handicapper and need a high performance ball, you'll be able to make the New 2009 Pro V1 balls work for you.

Pro V1
Pro V1x

[ comments ]
Steveberrywv says:
Calloway and Titleist are at it again! Both of them have submitted claims against one another in court either today or yesterday. Think that all the lawsuits were 's ugly head of infringement againover last year, now they are rearing its
mattlagolf says:
Callaway is just jelous of The #1 brand in golf TITLEIST.
hondolane says:
Play a better ball.. Play SRIXON
BlaqShamrokk says:
who cares about calloway or titleist?...bridgestones going to be the top brand in golf balls soon
scottysize says:
Everyone knows Nike makes the best ball.
player says:
gavint2 says:
SRIXON Z-UR do have some nice balls
you get some serious spin on those..
Sgolfers09 says:
Best Ball Alive...Period!

Also check out to get these for $39.99 / dozen!
Patrick McKay says:
Bridgestone and Srixon tried their best, and are probably better than the previous Pro V1. This new one is the absolute best ball ever.
Banker85 says:
i have had the pleasure to play Pro V1 for a scramble and loved it. best spinning ball on the market. Long too. loved it, but way way way too expensive.
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