Titleist Pro V1X Vs. Titleist Velocity Golf Balls Comparison Overview

Golf is a game that demands constant scrutiny. You have to finely tune what clubs you you have in your bag, what shafts are on the clubs, what grips they have and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you weren’t also scrutinizing the golf balls you’re using.

It can be really tough to pick out all the small differences between golf balls so to give you some help we have put together the following comparison article.

Titleist Pro V1X Golf Ball Overview

The Titleist Pro V1X came out as a companion ball to the wildly popular Pro V1 ball which is played by many prominent tour pros.

The Titleist Pro V1X balls have a low flight trajectory and produce a little less spin off the tee than the previous Pro V1’s.

This makes them great to use on drives if you have a pretty good swing speed. They are also slightly on the firm side even though they have a urethane cover.

We were getting good distance with these balls. Off the tee we were averaging close to 200 yards.

Off the deck we were getting 170 yards on average with a 4 iron. Spin rates stayed pretty low off the deck and the flight stayed low too.

It should be noted that the Titleist Pro V1X balls have high compression ratings so they would be best for players with fast swing speeds.

Titleist Velocity Golf Ball Overview

The Titleist Velocity balls aren’t tour grade balls like the Titleist Pro V1X; but if you are looking for help with distance they would make a great choice.

The LSX core of these balls really makes them fly. The core does an exceptional job of preserving all energy from your swing.

Overall, the Velocity balls played longer than the Titleist Pro V1X’s by an average of nearly 12 yards.

That was the distance difference from the tee. Off the deck, the gap gets a little narrower.

We tested the Velocity balls with the same 4 iron we used with the Titleist Pro V1X’s and we were getting about 7 yards more out of the Velocity balls.

These balls have a slightly softer feel than the Titleist Pro V1X’s but spin rates are about the same.

The Velocity balls are the ones you’re going to want to use off the tee while the Titleist Pro V1X’s give you better greenside accuracy.

Titleist Pro V1X Quick Facts

Compression: 108.4

Cover Material: Urethane

How Many Pieces: 4-Piece

Core Material: Dual-Core

Dimple Type: Spherically-tiled tetrahedral (348)

Spin Level: Low

Best Suited for: Low handicappers

Titleist Velocity Quick Facts

Compression: Mid

Cover Material: Surlyn

How Many Pieces: Two-Piece

Core Material: N/A

Dimple Type: Quadrilateral Dipyramid (346)

Spin Level: Low

Best Suited for: Low to mid handicappers

Performance Off the Tee

The better testers in our party were getting average drive distances of about 195 but they were topping out at 209!

The Titleist Pro V1X balls don’t produce much side spin off the tee which allowed for piercing trajectories that didn’t fly too high either.

Performance from the Rough

We were seeing low trajectory shots from the rough which is a good and bad thing.

It’s bad when you need to get over hazards but good for staying under trees and trying to avoid the wind.

Performance from the Fairway

We really liked the low, piercing trajectory of the Titleist Pro V1X balls with our long irons and hybrids.

Better players will be able to backspin these balls sublimely while being able to avoid low rises.

Performance Off the Tee

We really liked the distances we were seeing with the Titleist Velocity balls.

Most of the testers in our party were able to squeeze around 190 yards out of these balls while the slower swingers in the group were still hitting close to 180.

They are certainly not as soft as the Callaway Supersoft balls; but faster swing speed players will appreciate the added feel.

Performance from the Rough

It was a bit hard to control roll-out when getting these balls out of the rough.

They launch high enough (which actually became problematic when the wind picked up) but you don’t get optimal roll control.

Performance from the Fairway

Again, we would have liked a slightly lower shot shot trajectory from these balls but we would say that the exceptional distance with the long irons makes up for the shape these balls take in flight.

Titleist Pro V1X Selling Points

  • Great for fast swing speed players
  • Good greenside spin
  • Low long-game spin
  • Urethane cover
  • Feels great
  • Low trajectory

Titleist Pro V1X Cons

  • Bad for beginners
  • You need a fast swing speed
  • Very firm
  • Not very durable

Titleist Velocity Selling Points

  • Better for lower handicap players
  • Good carry distance
  • High launch
  • Low long-game spin
  • Better feel off the tee
  • Soft on putts

Titleist Velocity Cons

  • More expensive
  • Not great for high handicappers
  • Launch high from the rough
  • Roll control is lacking

Who are the Titleist Pro V1X Balls for?

The Titleist Pro V1X are certainly for low handicap players who want a combination of distance and short-game control.

Keep in mind that these balls have a ridiculously high compression which will surely affect the feel from tee to pin. If you have a good swing speed though, this should be no problem.

How are They With Short Irons?

We are extremely biased towards urethane as a ball cover material. Urethane gives you an unmatched feel and softness that really comes into play when you’re dealing with a ball as firm as the Titleist Pro V1X – especially with short irons.

You get to work the ball deftly with these balls thanks to the high compression core and urethane cover.

On the Green

The roll control is there with  these balls although we would say that they feel a bit dead off the putter face.

Overall Rating: 98/100

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Who are the Titleist Velocity Balls for?

This would be a good fit for mid handicappers who want better short-game feel.

The Titleist Velocity’s are a good middle ground between extremely soft balls like the Callaway Supersofts and tour-grade, lower compression balls.

Long and short-game spin is kept to a minimum but they still feel reasonably soft.

How Are They With Short Irons?

We liked the more substantial feel we got from these balls when playing with short irons. The higher compression made them more substantial.

On the Green

These balls play a bit hot off the putter which worked well for moderate speed greens. Faster greens posed a bit of a problem.

Overall Rating: 95/100

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