Home' Australian Golf Digest : June 2017 Contents Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x balls
THE new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls have been in play
for a few months now and tour players are making their
choice bet ween the new V and X models.
The company’s catch-cr y is Titleist is the No.1 ball for
more players and more champions across the worldwide
professional tours, and thus far in 2017 Titleist golf ball
players have recorded 46 victories around the globe,
more than three times the nearest competitor. Since its
introduction in 2000, the Pro V1 golf ball franchise has been the
ball of choice for more than 2,600 champions worldwide, including
Australia’s Adam Scott, who can’t believe the distance he is getting
with the V model.
“I think the remarkable thing with the new Pro V1 is how far it goes now,”
Scott says. “I’m hitting it longer than I ever have but I also have that soft feel
like when I grew up playing a balata golf ball – it’s incredibly soft. The flight
with the new Pro V1 is exactly what I'm looking for. It just wants to stay up in
the air with that penetrating ball flight. That’s a really nice feeling when I can
ease back on a shot and the ball flight I’m looking for, even when it’s into the wind.”
American star Rickie Fowler is also a fan of the Pro V1. “The X and the V are two
awesome options but the reason I’m on the V is because it spins less with irons and it
doesn’t spin too much with the wedges,” he says. “Feel is everything. The Pro V1 feels soft but not too soft. It has that solid feel.
The golf ball is obviously a ver y impor tant piece and it has to feel good for ever ything else to work, too.”
Interestingly, Australian Open champion Jordan Spieth prefers the flight of the X model. “I put the new Pro V1x in play in
Australia and in the first week we won,” Spieth says. “ What I noticed immediately was the improved flight. It held its line in the
crosswinds better. A couple of shots that were going off-line stayed closer to the fairway or closer to the green, which allowed
me to save par when I may have been in trouble. Golf is a game of misses. When you mishit one, if it’s not really going as far off
line. That makes a significant difference for us, and it makes even more of a difference for amateurs.”
Which model will you choose?
To find out more about the Titleist golf ball fitting philosophy, visit the Titleist Australia-New Zealand website at
TaylorMade P700 Series irons:
The clubs that won the Masters
Sergio Garcia might have won the 2017 Masters with a birdie putt
on the first playoff hole, but it was the Spaniard’s iron play down the
stretch that was the difference-maker in securing the green jacket.
The irons Garcia used to hit all those shots are TaylorMade’s P750
Tour Proto irons, new to the company’s line for this year and the
result of ex tensive tour player input. A forged blade with a thin topline,
shallow cavity and minimal offset, the P750 Tour Proto is produced
through a multi-step forging process that produces a head with soft
feel that requires minimal hand polishing. The face, grooves and back
cavity are milled, the latter a vital ex tra step to ensure that the face thickness,
centre of gravity position and weight distribution are precise. Five grams of tungsten
are placed in the sole of the 3 through 7-irons to assist launch.
In introducing its P770 and P750 irons, TaylorMade unveiled clubs designed for
players such as Jason Day and Justin Rose.
The P770 Proto screams tour-pro ability in looks, but features characteristics that
allow better players who don’t play for pay to use them effectively. The carbon-steel
forged clubhead features a hefty 70-gram tungsten weight in the back cavity and sole
area (low on the two-piece 3 through 7-irons to foster launch and forgiveness) while the
8-iron through pitching wedge is one-piece forged cavity back.
“Our first shipment of P750s were all pre-sold and we’re tipping the P770s to be even more
popular in Australia,” says Aaron O’Meara, TaylorMade Golf Pacific’s marketing manager.
For more information on the new P750 and P770 irons, go to TaylorMadeGolf.com.au
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