The latest version of the Titleist ProV1x ball was released in 2019 with the promise of even more distance thanks to tweaks in the design.
The ProV1x was first launched in 2003 as a firmer option to the world’s leading ball the Titleist ProV1, and it has been a huge success on tour.
Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay and Tommy Fleetwood are among the major PGA Tour and European Tour players using the ProV1x and preferring the firmer four-piece design to that of the three-piece ProV1.
What Titleist say about the latest ProV1x:
“When we set out to develop the 2019 models, we found that golfers at every level are extraordinarily satisfied with the performance of their ProV1 or ProV1x.
“At the same time, golfers keep telling us they would still like more distance – as long as they don’t have to give anything else up.
“Through the prototyping process, our chemists and engineers discovered a way to cast an even thinner urethane cover, and therefore increase the percentage of speed-enhancing materials in the overall construction.
“ProV1 and ProV1x are now even faster, as a result, all while maintaining the scoring performance and feel characteristics that golfers demand from these golf balls.”
Titleist ProV1x Ball Design
The big difference between the ProV1x and the ProV1 is that is provides a higher ball flight and spins less – but significantly it still offers the soft feel around the greens.
Looking at the design element more, the ProV1x is a four-piece ball, is the firmer of the two balls and has less dimples (328 compared to the 352 of the ProV1).
For the Titleist guide on the difference between the two balls, watch the video below:
The improvements in the 2019 version has seen the ionomeric casing thickened by 11% on the ProV1x to help increase ball speed and reduce spin levels.
There is also new 2.0 ZG Process Cores with increased stiffness for a higher ball speed.
The ProV1x balls are available in both traditional white and a high optic yellow option, and now have improved alignment thanks to new lines added to the balls.
Titleist ProV1x Ball Verdict
If you like playing ProV1s but want a higher ball flight, the Titleist ProV1x is the ball of choice. It isn’t as soft around the greens as its sister ball, but is still an extremely soft ball.
Titleist has worked hard at improving the ball with the latest release and have managed to extract more distance without compromising the soft game feel.
You can expect some gains if switching to the latest ProV1x, although the price point remains at the top end and too expensive to be considered an option for higher handicap golfers who are used to losing balls.