MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of the golf balls on the market to help you find the best ball for your money. Today, we’re taking a look at the 2021 Titleist Pro V1x. An overview of the equipment we use can be found here. To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
Given that we skipped the 2019 Pro V1 in our first round of Ball Lab reports in favor of Left Dash, it only made sense to kick off our tests of new-for-2021 models with the original 0r, depending on your perspective, the other Pro V1x.
About the Titleist Pro V1x
The Titleist Pro V1x is a four-piece, urethane-covered design with 348 dimples. The majority of product sold in the U.S.A. is made at the company’s factory in New Bedford, Mass. However, because of COVID shutdowns and the subsequent high demand, it’s not entirely unheard of to find a box manufactured in Thailand on retail shelves. While all of our samples were made in the U.S.A., cross-factory comparisons of the new Pro V1 found no discernable differences between the factories.
Titleist classifies the Pro V1x as high-launch and high-spin. Keep in mind, this is relative to the rest of Titleist’s premium “Tour” offerings so while greenside spin should be ample, the Pro V1x isn’t likely to be one of the spinniest balls on the market off the driver and irons. Before Left Dash hit the market, the standard “X” was the longest ball in the Titleist lineup and should still more than hold its own off the tee.
Titleist Pro V1x – Compression
On our compression gauge, the 2021 incarnation of the Pro V1x measures 97 on average, the same as the previous model. That positions it as one of the firmer balls on the market though the Left Dash variant typically is a bit firmer still. Of the 50 ball models measured to date for Ball Lab, fewer than 10 qualify as firmer than a Pro V1x.
Titleist Pro V1x – Diameter and Weight
It’s exceedingly rare that Titleist lets a ball slip through that doesn’t adhere to USGA rules. With that in mind, it’s not the least bit surprising that 100 percent of the sample was both weight and size conforming.
All of the sample balls also met our standard for roundness—by plenty.
Titleist Pro V1x – Inspection
Centeredness and Concentricity
While we did find multiple balls that were likely slightly off-center (not unusual with four-piece construction), none of the cores was significantly off-center to the degree that performance would likely be impacted. Ball for ball, results were similar to what we found with the 2019 model. That’s pretty much true for all of the metrics we collect.
Core color was consistent across all three boxes measured and we didn’t find any indications of miscellaneous debris, improper/incomplete mixing, etc.. To ensure color consistency, Titleist blends core materials across multiple batches so it’s rare to find any significant deviation.
All of the covers in our Pro V1x sample were free from major defects. We did note a higher number of pin marks than we found with the previous model but didn’t find anything to be overly concerned about.
Titleist Pro V1x: Consistency
In this section, we detail the consistency of the Titleist Pro V1x. Our consistency metrics provide a measure of how similar the balls in our sample were to one another relative to all of the models we’ve tested to date.
The headline here is pretty straightforward. Data collected on our gauges suggests the Titleist Pro V1x remains one of the most consistent balls on the planet. To illustrate the point, as I did with the Noodle Long and Soft review, I’ve included the ball-by-ball consistency chart from the Ball Lab database to give you a better sense of what a really consistent golf ball looks like.
I’ve scaled the charts to show compression variance by +/- 10 points on either side of the average and a compression delta (the range of compression measurements within a single ball) up to eight points. Be sure to let us know if this type of chart is something you’d like to see more often.
- Relative to the other balls in the Ball Lab database, the weight consistency of the 2021 Titleist Pro V1x is in the Good range.
- While the third box measured was a tick heavier than the first two, across the whole of the sample, the Pro V1x is still among the best in the Ball Lab database.
- The diameter consistency of the Titleist Pro V1x easily qualifies as Good.
- Consistency from box to box was generally excellent.
- Compression consistency across the sample was again Good.
- While the seven-point compression range in the first box is perhaps a little squirrely by Titleist standards, with only a 7.5-compression point difference across the entire sample, the Pro V1x is better than most.
- Compression consistency across the three points measured on each ball was nothing short of excellent.
True Price is how we quantify the quality of a golf ball. It's a projection of what you'd have to spend to ensure you get 12 good balls.
The True Price will always be equal to or greater than the retail price. The greater the difference between the retail price and the True Price, the more you should be concerned about the quality of the ball.
Titleist Pro V1x – Summary
To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
The 2021 Titleist Pro V1 is exactly what we’ve come to expect from Titleist. Our data suggests it’s an extremely consistent ball. While we don’t expect all of them to be perfect, the lack of significant defects in our sample should provide plenty of confidence that whatever issues you experience on the course, the ball probably isn’t to blame.
- Well above average consistency across all of the metrics we measure in Ball Lab.
- Among the highest quality, most consistent balls in the Ball Lab database.
- Nothing of consequence.
The True Price of Titleist Pro V1x is $49.99. In the rare case of getting exactly what you pay for, that’s 0% above the retail price.
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