2018 Titleist AVX Golf Balls

thepinkbomberthepinkbomber Members Posts: 742 ✭✭
Anyone know the playing differences from the titliest prov1 and avx?
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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,092 ClubWRX
    AVX felt softer to me, didn't bite as hard and seemed to just fly straight off the irons... I only got to put one in play but I was impressed overall. Maybe like a lower spinning B330 RXS, but felt a little softer then the RX.
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  • thepinkbomberthepinkbomber Members Posts: 742 ✭✭
    just went on the titliest website to learn more but it looks to be only in the CA, FL, AZ markets. I picked it up in FL on a golf tournament last month. Proshop thought it was meant for people using prov1 but slower swing speed like in the low 90s.



    Any reps online can give us more information?
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭
    Slightly less spin on approach shots, more rollout on driver shots, not going to bite and check like a ProV1 if you play the “low spinner”. I find it has just about enough approach shot stopping power and short game control for my game and the extra roll off the tee is great. If I depended on high spin stop-on-a-dime chipping and pitching it probably would not work for me as well.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,244 ✭✭


    Slightly less spin on approach shots, more rollout on driver shots, not going to bite and check like a ProV1 if you play the “low spinner”. I find it has just about enough approach shot stopping power and short game control for my game and the extra roll off the tee is great. If I depended on high spin stop-on-a-dime chipping and pitching it probably would not work for me as well.


    Agreed. And for me, it flies straighter.
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  • LandyLandy ClubWRX Posts: 2,138 ClubWRX
    So this is a ProV1 but less spin and lower compression for your average swing speed?

    I ordered 4 dozen but U haven't tried them yet. If this is true then I'm in!

    Been looking for a ProV1 for my 88-92 MPH SS as distance and feel are the factors I look for.

    Thank you
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭
    Not really anything to do with clubhead speed. It is just a less spin, lower trajectory ball. If those things sound appealing it’s worth checking out for sure. AVX has been a great choice for me!
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  • LandyLandy ClubWRX Posts: 2,138 ClubWRX


    Not really anything to do with clubhead speed. It is just a less spin, lower trajectory ball. If those things sound appealing it's worth checking out for sure. AVX has been a great choice for me!




    Thank you - just been looking for a high end distance ball. All the ones I find are rocks.

    Guess the lower compression makes it feel softer. Cant wait to compare to the ProV1s.

    Regards
  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 624 ✭✭
    it sounds to me, titleist created the avx, as a stepchild to the pro v1, like srixon created the q-star tour as stepchild for z-star? does this sound about right? but the price is so high...
  • FlyOverFlyOver SoCalMembers Posts: 394 ✭✭
    edited Mar 13, 2018 #10
    I game the AVX ball, previously was a ProV1 ball. IMO, the AVX is longer, lower spin with the driver, enough spin for approach shots with long irons and wedges. Doesn’t have the same bite around the green as the Pro V’s, but I adjusted by landing the ball 5 feet further away from the pin and let it roll out. Great ball and I have scored my lowest rounds with them.
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  • NFDNFD Members Posts: 783 ✭✭
    edited Mar 14, 2018 #11
    I found the AVX and new Tour Soft to perform about the same. The only difference was the softer feel in the Tour Soft
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  • LandyLandy ClubWRX Posts: 2,138 ClubWRX
    Going to compare the AVX to the Tour B RX...
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭
    NFD wrote:


    I found the AVX and new Tour Soft to perform about the same. The only difference was the softer feel in the Tour Soft




    You either have much more clubhead speed than me or you play on softer greens. The AVX has less spin than ProV1 but far more than 2pc Surlyn balls.
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  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 624 ✭✭
    edited Mar 14, 2018 #14
    this ball sounds like great ball for a mid handi and up...at a cost...but nice, have a couple dozen MTB blacks, so may pull the trigger on some of these just to compare...
  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles Members Posts: 370 ✭✭
    Carl's golfland in Bloomfield hills mi has at least 30 dozen on display as of 3-15.
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  • UnderParfectUnderParfect Farmington Hills MIMembers Posts: 76 ✭✭
    Carl’s Golfland has had them in stock since December. Bought a sleeve but have not done anything more than chipping and putting on my indoor green.
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  • mikeditmikedit Members Posts: 199 ✭✭
    Any Golftown folks on here know if or when the stores might get these??
  • dparkdpark Members Posts: 2,538 ✭✭
    I was given one and played it for a couple of rounds. In the winter in the PNW, hard to really tell performance characteristics because everything is so soft and receptive.



    The balls seems to travel the same distance off irons and woods and the ball stops well on the greens (but just about everything will in the wintertime) and putts as softly as a Pro-V1. Would be a great winter ball if I could buy them and the price was around $29/dozen. Much more than that and I would buy other last-gen top-tier golf balls on closeout to play instead.
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  • fredstarfredstar Members Posts: 1,233 ✭✭
    I went through a dozen of them. It is very durable. Long game it plays well and is good in the wind. I went back to the Pro V because the AVX just doesn't have the grab around the greens.
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  • elwhippyelwhippy Members Posts: 3,197 ✭✭
    Sounds like a good seaside course ball where most approach shots are bounced or run in and grip is less of a priority.
  • CalliopejulyCalliopejuly Members Posts: 72
    5 hcp. Been chipping and putting with it on a visit to San Diego area from the Midwest, and played 18 with it. Great off the driver, very stable, feels good off the irons too. Hard to tell if longer, but not shorter for sure. And very straight - or maybe that’s my new game this year (hope springs eternal).



    I switched from prov1x to tp5x last year, and I think I will be switching again. AVX seems like a winner. I would like to see it cheaper, but I don’t think it will be, and a couple bucks won’t kill me. For what it is worth, both my pro and the local big box have them in stock back home too.
  • Canoe PaddlerCanoe Paddler Members Posts: 192 ✭✭
    I can't normally tell a big difference in premium balls, but I can tell a difference with the AVX. Whatever the interaction is between my swing and this ball, I am longer with it than I am with ProV, ProVx, TP5X, BX, BXS.



    The down side is that it doesn't bite as much as those other balls around the green. If I were playing on the hard dried out greens that the tour guys are playing, then it probably wouldn't be an option, but on the greens that I play, it works just fine.



    To me the gain in distance combined with the feel is enough for me to switch over to it. Hopefully the 5/1 date is accurate as I have ab 15 balls left and no stores close to me that carry it
  • Z4ParZ4Par Members Posts: 439 ✭✭
    The AVX is a beautiful ball. I played Pro V1s for years and then Chrome Softs. I then switched to Titleist NXT Tours in hopes to gain some distance. Distance I gained but short game control was lost. Been playing the AVX and the trajectory of this ball is beautiful and fly's true. Distance stayed the same if not a hair longer at times. Short game control has improved.
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  • efdufferefduffer Members Posts: 111 ✭✭
    Demo day last week I asked what the AVX was bringing to the table compared to the Pro V1.

    Was told a slight loss of short game spin/feel, a noticeable distance gain off irons and negligible distance difference off the driver.

    Same price point as V1/X.

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  • monks66monks66 Members Posts: 624 ✭✭
    efduffer wrote:


    Demo day last week I asked what the AVX was bringing to the table compared to the Pro V1.

    Was told a slight loss of short game spin/feel, a noticeable distance gain off irons and negligible distance difference off the driver.

    Same price point as V1/X.

    Launching in all markets May 1. The day after the buy 3/1 free offer ends. Coincidence? image/no2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':no2:' />




    Supposedly less spin off driver too right? also, when you say launching in all markets, do you mean they wont be limited anymore, and in regular production everywhere?
  • efdufferefduffer Members Posts: 111 ✭✭
    monks66 wrote:

    efduffer wrote:


    Demo day last week I asked what the AVX was bringing to the table compared to the Pro V1.

    Was told a slight loss of short game spin/feel, a noticeable distance gain off irons and negligible distance difference off the driver.

    Same price point as V1/X.

    Launching in all markets May 1. The day after the buy 3/1 free offer ends. Coincidence? image/no2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':no2:' />




    Supposedly less spin off driver too right? also, when you say launching in all markets, do you mean they wont be limited anymore, and in regular production everywhere?




    Yes, relatively less spin off the driver for straighter flight but little, if any, distance gain. Supposedly the composition of the layers produced more iron spin for longer carries.

    All markets meant available beyond the initial test markets.
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,444 ✭✭
    edited Mar 22, 2018 #27
    efduffer wrote:

    monks66 wrote:

    efduffer wrote:


    Demo day last week I asked what the AVX was bringing to the table compared to the Pro V1.

    Was told a slight loss of short game spin/feel, a noticeable distance gain off irons and negligible distance difference off the driver.

    Same price point as V1/X.

    Launching in all markets May 1. The day after the buy 3/1 free offer ends. Coincidence? image/no2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':no2:' />




    Supposedly less spin off driver too right? also, when you say launching in all markets, do you mean they wont be limited anymore, and in regular production everywhere?




    Yes, relatively less spin off the driver for straighter flight but little, if any, distance gain. Supposedly the composition of the layers produced more iron spin for longer carries.

    All markets meant available beyond the initial test markets.




    Wide release means they will actually list it as a real ball on their web page and it will be in every pro shop that carries other Titleist balls. And accounts can order how many ever they want.



    It's been nationwide for months now but only in limited quantities and only at certain retail outlets. The true test period in just three states or whatever only lasted about 8-10 weeks early last Fall.



    They must be expecting decent sales or they would not make it a new official model. Also, people taking the Titleist ball plant tour since at least November has been seeing an entire production line churning out AVX full-time.



    I stocked up with several dozen off eBay when I first decided I liked the ball. While I'm glad to see that I'll be able to buy them easily after my current stash runs out I am not 100% convinced it will be my long-term choice. So far, the extra distance (off the driver for me, not so much irons) is worth the short-game spin I'm giving up. But if I'm honest the spin on 30, 40, 50 yard wedge shots is a little less than ideal for me. Have to see how that works out come mid-summer when conditions are super-firm. Might end up back with ProV1x yet!
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  • Michael VentanaMichael Ventana Members Posts: 15 ✭✭
    I play to around a 12, play chrome soft x , b330 or Pro V1. (Prefer Chromesoft x)The AVX was very long for me, but really didn't spin well when it came to my short game. I wouldn't buy it again unless it was $30 a dozen and I was playing captain's choice.
  • RedWolfWayRedWolfWay Members Posts: 44 ✭✭
    Our Rep was in last week and gave one of our assistants a dozen. Said AVX is for players who flight it higher (looking for lower flight) and is softer than Pro V1 and is longer than both Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Had a guy from Fla who played one for 10 rounds straight, and not a scuff, so super durable.
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  • bigeasybigeasy Bigeasy Members Posts: 1,172 ✭✭
    I am a 7 capper with a decent club head speed, distance off the driver was about the same as v1x, tpx, but i must say remarkably straight. Distance off the irons i think were maybe a 1/2 club longer, again straight ball flight. feel off the putter was no softer than v1. i put a lot of spin on my chips and i did not see in difference in bite or check. Would I play this ball again? Most definitely. Shot 1 under on 9 holes today. It does have a totally different dimple pattern that any Titleist.
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  • mikeditmikedit Members Posts: 199 ✭✭
    Looks like 1 May for release of the ball here in Canada. Received this from Titleist Canada today:



    Good Afternoon,



    Thank you for contacting Titleist Canada.



    You will begin to see more advertising and product knowledge of the new Titleist AVX golf ball in Canada around May 1st. We plan to have the golf balls in-shops on this date.



    Kind regards,

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