MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of golf balls. Today, we’re reviewing the 2023 Titleist Pro V1x. To learn more about our test process, click here.
About the Titleist Pro V1x
I suppose the Titleist Pro V1x needs no introduction.
For much of its history, it was the only four-piece ball in the Titleist lineup. In the last few years, Left Dash has joined the lineup but the stock Pro V1x is still the most popular “x” with PGA TOUR pros and consumers.
Titleist classifies the Pro V1x as a high-launch, high-spin ball. That’s certainly true within the confines of the Titleist lineup and relative to the market as a whole as well.
Like Titleist’s other premium offerings, the Pro V1x is manufactured at Ball Plant 3 in New Bedford, Mass.
As always in our Ball Lab, we analyzed compression, weight and diameter and also checked for internal defects. Below are the key takeaways and a deep dive into what we found.
- The Titleist Pro V1x scored above average in testing, earning a Ball Lab Quality Award.
- With an average compression of 96, the Pro V1x remains one of the firmer options on the market.
- The quality and consistency of Titleist’s premium offerings continues to be nothing less than stellar.
Titleist Pro V1x Construction
The Titleist Pro V1x is a four-piece ball. It’s notable for being the only true dual-core offering on the market right now from a major manufacturer.
Dual-core construction should offer greater spin separation throughout the bag.
It features a 348-dimple cast-urethane cover.
Titleist Pro V1x Compression
On our gauge, the Titleist Pro V1x has an average compression of 96. That’s identical to the 2021 model.
The Pro V1x remains one of the firmer options on the market. Other models with similar compression include the PXG Xtreme and Srixon Z-Star XV. Based on our samples, it’s fractionally firmer than Callaway’s Chrome Soft X and Chrome Soft X LS, though we doubt you’d notice.
Compression Comparison Chart
We’ve had requests for a standalone compression comparison tool. As it turns out, that tool exists. We created it as part of our Golf Ball Compression FAQ page. At some point, we may merge the two charts but, for now, the plan is to include this chart in future Ball Labs.
Diameter and Weight
All of the Titleist Pro V1x balls in our sample conformed to the USGA’s weight requirements. This isn’t surprising as we’ve never had a Titleist urethane ball fail a weight check.
None of the balls in the sample fell under the USGA’s minimum diameter standard and all met our standard for roundness.
Titleist Pro V1x – Inspection
Centeredness and Concentricity
No notable concentricity defects/off-center layers were detected.
The core colors of the Pro V1x were consistent throughout the sample. No unmixed material/chunks were noted.
No cover defects were identified in our Titleist Pro V1x sample.
Titleist Pro V1x – Consistency
In this section, we detail the consistency of the Titleist Pro V1x. Our consistency metrics measure how similar the balls in our sample were to one another relative to all of the models we’ve tested to date.
- Weight consistency for the Titleist Pro V1x falls in the Average range.
- Box 3 was ever-so-slightly heavier but weight was generally consistent from one box to the next
- The diameter of the Titleist Pro V1x falls on the high end of the Average range.
- Size was generally consistent across boxes.
- Compression consistency for the Titleist Pro V1x falls within the Good range.
- This is an area where Titleist often excels with its premium offerings.
- The compression delta across the sample was 7.5 points.
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 – Golf Ball Quality 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 2023 Titleist Pro V1x is exactly what we’ve come to expect from Titleist balls produced at Ball Plant 3.
- Average or better for all metrics we test
- Exactly what we expect from Titleist’s premium offerings
- Overall score is good enough for a Ball Lab Quality Award
- Nothing to nitpick.
The True Price for the Titleist Pro V1x is $54.99, the same as the retail price. On one hand, it’s a bit more expensive than most premium offerings. On the other, you can be confident you’re getting what you paid for.
At the time of testing, the Titleist Pro V1x received a Ball Lab score of 89. That’s 15 points above the current database average and high enough to receive a Ball Lab Quality Award.
Editors Note: The original version of this review listed the Ball Lab Score as 85. The post has been updated to reflect the correct score of 89.