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First Look - Titleist ProV1 & ProV1x
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January 30, 2015
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It's been nearly 15 years since the iconic Titleist ProV1 golf ball franchise debuted.  The dominant sphere flavour worldwide at amateur and professional levels has rolled along nicely for Acushnet but it's path has not been static, it's been one of continual upgrade.

That's the case for the 2015 model that became available at retail today and it will continue for the next iteration that arrives in 2017.  In fact, the process for the development of that next ball has already begun.

New cosmetics on the packaging would seem to be the biggest change visible to consumers with the latest model but you need to crack a sleeve and give them a swat to reveal all.

We did that last week, just a couple days removed from a chat with Bill Morgan, the Senior Vice President of Golf Ball Research and Development at Titleist.  While some of his words might have been a little technical for most us (he's really, really smart), what we saw on the golf course was in line with what he explained.  The new golf ball is all that you would expect from a ProV1, just better.

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January 31, 2015
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Good read. I never bought Provs because they never lasted past one full wedge shot. Tried the 14 balls and was very impressed. Lasted me a full round easily. Very improved, so assuming the 15 is as good, I'll consider them. Finally on my last sleeve of '11 TOur Yellow ZStars, so if the 15 yellow or Volt RZN Blacks don't impress, I'll definitely give them a chance.

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January 31, 2015
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Good read. I never bought Provs because they never lasted past one full wedge shot. Tried the 14 balls and was very impressed. Lasted me a full round easily. Very improved, so assuming the 15 is as good, I'll consider them. Finally on my last sleeve of '11 TOur Yellow ZStars, so if the 15 yellow or Volt RZN Blacks don't impress, I'll definitely give them a chance.

Thanks oiler3535.  Great improvements since the '13 and the '15 even better.  Tough to knock much about the product.

BTW...Srixon was actually the #2 ball this week at the Waste Management.

I think you'll like the Volt RZN Blacks.  Tested them for a round in the Fall in Texas...no issues with durability and longer than Platinum.  They were longer than ProV1 for me and still lots of spin.

Lots of great products out there.

Decisions, decisions...

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January 31, 2015
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I did see the Zstars #2. Great ball. Just wish the yellow was still the old one. Really looking forward to the Volt Blacks. I'm a low spin player in general, so spin isn't as important to me as distance and looks (I don't care even a little about feel). Really hoping I like the Volt colour. 

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