2015 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x

April 12, 2015 – GolfBallSelector.com completed testing on the new Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x and provides this review in our series of 2015 golf ball reviews.

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The Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball are part of Titleist’s 2015 lineup and replace the 2013 models. Titleist updates the Pro V1 franchise every two years.

The Pro V1 features a 3-piece golf ball construction, 352 dimple large core design while the Pro V1x features a 4-piece golf ball construction, 328 dimple dual-core design. Both feature a urethane cover and Titleist’s Alignment Integrated Marking (A.I.M.) sidestamp.

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Source: Digital Ball Catalog™, GolfBallSelector.com

Here is a breakdown of differences in choosing between the two according to Titleist*:

Pro V1

Softer feel, slightly more long game spin and a more penetrating trajectory for a shallower angle of descent for more roll than Pro V1x.

Pro V1x

Slightly firmer feel and lower long game spin and launches higher with a steeper angle of descent than Pro V1.

*Source: titleist.com

The Pro V1 and Pro V1x carry a retail price of $47.99 per dozen.

The Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x will be included in the next release of GolfBallSelector.com.

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2015-titleist-prov1x-pole  2015-titleist-prov1x-seam

Source: Digital Ball Catalog™ at GolfBallSelector.com

Testing Approach

In testing and evaluation conducted by GolfBallTest.org, the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x was subjected to bench testing for compression, cover hardness, weight and to player and robot testing using the driver, 6-iron and sand wedge. Additionally, we performed a weight analysis and ball color inspection.

Notable Observations

Player testing was conducted across a range of ball speeds on the on the Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf ball. Overall, the 2015 Pro V1 and Pro V1x continue to exhibit mid-range launch and relative spins in excellent performance ranges off all clubs tested (driver, 6-iron, and 56 degree wedge).

Relative Comparison of the 2015 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x:


Comparison of the 2015 Titleist Pro V1 to other leading models:


Comparison of the 2015 Titleist Pro V1x to other leading models:


Summary Comparison between new 2015 and previous 2013 models:

• Off the tee with the driver, the 2015 models spin less than the 2013 models across all speeds –noticeable at the highest ball speeds.
• On approach shots with sand wedge and 6-iron, the 2015 models spin more than the 2013 models at the lower ball speeds with slightly higher launch angles
• Around the green, the 2015 models are similar to the 2013 models in terms of cover hardness.

Weight Analysis

We have measured overall ball weight in our analysis. Using the Ohaus model SP-401 scale we have measured ball weights of all 40 ball models in our current data base. The 2015 Pro V1 and Pro V1x scored in the 90th (highest) percentile of our ball universe. The Pro V1 measuring at 1.6125 ounces and 1.6120 in the case of the Pro V1x. The 2013 models measured at 1.6105 for the Pro V1 and 1.6120 for the Pro V1x.
(Note: 1.62 oz is the maximum allowable weight permitted by the USGA/R&A. Proximity to 1.62 without exceeding is considered a positive attribute)

Player Comments

“The Pro V1x feels slightly firmer than the Callaway Chrome Soft and comparable to the TaylorMade Tour Preferred and Tour Preferred X especially off the putter and sand wedge”. “When comparing the Pro V1 to the Nike RZN Black, I seem to get feel more control around the greens with my wedge shots. I found the both the 2015 Pro V1 and Pro V1x rolled off my putter (a Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5) about the same – and did not see a noticeable difference.”

A high ball speed player indicated: “Comparing the Callaway Chrome Soft with the Pro V1x I found the Pro V1x to launch slightly lower and carry better into the wind.” The Srixon Z-Star spins less than the Pro V1 and Pro V1x in every way”. “I noticed very little difference in this year’s Pro V1x model versus the 2013 model in all facets of my game.”


Golfers looking for a “tour ball” should consider this year’s 2015 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x as they perform consistently across all ball speeds in delivering mid-launch and mid to low spin measures. Distance is a function of ball speed and the other two elements in concert and both models optimize across all ball speeds well. Golfers of all ball speeds looking for a mid-launch angle ball flight off the driver, mid iron and wedge should benefit from the ball and those seeking a slightly softer feeling ball without losing spin on full shots will see those performance features consistently in this ball. The differences between the 2013 and 2015 versions of the Pro V1 and Pro V1x are slight. The Pro V1 again appears to perform better for the low to mid ball speed player while the Pro V1x better for the higher ball speed player. Based upon our testing of the 2013 version of the Pro V1x, we found it to be a better ball for the high ball speed player verse the 2015 Pro V1x model and would represent value given its current pricing.

In choosing the right golf ball, GolfBallSelector.com believes that golfers interested in the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x should consider its “best fit” potential for their game in the context of their own preferences and the trade-offs they are prepared to take for distance, control and feel and according to their own unique ballistics measures of ball speed, launch angle and general spin rate. As with any ball, player preferences and individual launch/spin conditions are paramount. Learn more at GolfBallSelector.com, the #1 Ball Selector in Golf.

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