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Titleist Velocity - any love?

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Tanner25Tanner25  6467WRX Points: 248Members Posts: 6,467
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Any love out there for the Titleist Velocity? It seems most here are programmed to go with the urethane balls. But, I've played the Velocity when I pick one up in the woods and recently I was given a sleeve as a gift. The ball travels like a rocket and has a good feel for it considering it's on the firmer side. I know the ball will suck around the green. But, if you want long and straight - it's not a bad option. Is the new version better than the prior gen? Thx, Tanner
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  • om18vom18v  256WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 256
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    Like a rocket, that's how I described them. As far as green spin, I have more luck with the TF D2 Feel.
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  • aiyyeraiyyer  1770WRX Points: 715Members Posts: 1,770
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    Great for a scramble - used it earlier this week and it is long and straight
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  • BogeyParBogeyBogeyParBogey Trying to get better... northern IL 168WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 168
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    You're right, action around the green is not good. I'd prefer Supersoft / Gamer Soft / E6 for the money.
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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VA 3029WRX Points: 303Members Posts: 3,029
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    Good for scrambles. I choose my ball based on greenside performance otherwise, and urethane is a must.
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  • North ButteNorth Butte  11741WRX Points: 1,538Members Posts: 11,741
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    I have a friend who hits the ball really hard, really high and spins everything a ton. He loves the Velocity and with his height and spin there’s no problem stopping approach shots on the green.



    It tends to run wild and be hard to control around the greens but this guy’s short game is awful no matter what ball he uses so he just shrugs it off.



    For me it’s just impossible to control in any part of the game. No thanks.
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  • dlygrissedlygrisse Kansas 13725WRX Points: 1,187Members Posts: 13,725
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    Absolutely the lowest spinning ball made with the wedges. If you play a course with shaggy greens it may work fine. But I prefer something with a softer feel like the callaway super soft. Generally though I go urethane.
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    The orange double digit numbers look pretty cool.
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  • WKentWKent  26WRX Points: 18Members Posts: 26
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    om18v wrote:


    Like a rocket, that's how I described them. As far as green spin, I have more luck with the TF D2 Feel.




    TF D2 Feel is a very good and overlooked golf ball. Long off tee, great feel off the club and adequate spin around greens.
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  • cristphotocristphoto  3541WRX Points: 241Members Posts: 3,541
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    The Velocity totally goes against Titleist’s philosophy of choosing a balls performance based first on the green then working back to the tee.
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  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VA 3029WRX Points: 303Members Posts: 3,029
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    cristphoto wrote:


    The Velocity totally goes against Titleist’s philosophy of choosing a balls performance based first on the green then working back to the tee.


    Titleist ball fitting considers all shots, but puts the greatest emphasis on shots into and around the green. Seems the Velocity would fit those that are quite short off the tee and by gaining length off the tee will have shorter approach shots, thus impacting their scores more than solely focusing on greenside performance.
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  • argee1977argee1977  297WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 297
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    Been using this as my practice ball through winter, and even now in summer i still use one now and again. The new 2018 model is a lot better, when they first came out i thought they were worse, but you have to get used to them, they seem to spin just fine for me, you hit anything higher than a 7 and they land and stop not that bad, long irons you just play for the run out, no different to the many others.



    Overall i find them a great ball, what i can't understand is why Titleist have so many balls now covering the same area, as the velocity, being softer this year is similar to the tour soft and the trusoft, so 3 balls all battling it out in the same tight space, best ball overall for me though is the trusoft, as price is lower and they pretty much go the same distance and have slightly better green spin, they are a truly underrated ball.
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  • JackrwestyJackrwesty  251WRX Points: 33Members Posts: 251
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    They don't spin on the greens for me, but I love them for every other shot! You'll get some extra yardage too
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    I like the ball. I can spin it really well on full shots to the green. I can spin few balls on short shots. So, for me the Velocity has always done well. ****, I'm starting to go back to the non-urethane balls some as I can get them to perform really well. Probably just my quirky swing. I also like the orange numbers available on these. Almost nobody plays these balls, it seems.
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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy  1181WRX Points: 205Members Posts: 1,181
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    argee1977 wrote:


    Been using this as my practice ball through winter, and even now in summer i still use one now and again. The new 2018 model is a lot better, when they first came out i thought they were worse, but you have to get used to them, they seem to spin just fine for me, you hit anything higher than a 7 and they land and stop not that bad, long irons you just play for the run out, no different to the many others.



    Overall i find them a great ball, what i can't understand is why Titleist have so many balls now covering the same area, as the velocity, being softer this year is similar to the tour soft and the trusoft, so 3 balls all battling it out in the same tight space, best ball overall for me though is the trusoft, as price is lower and they pretty much go the same distance and have slightly better green spin, they are a truly underrated ball.


    I think titleist markets to different price points, under their flagship pro-v1.

    So the avx is the same price alternative, soft is next tier down and is x price point plus a buzz word, then velocity is next and is pointed as the distance ball that doesn't really go any further than any other 2piece, then trusoft for their $2 per budget ball.

    It's like when Merc came out w the CLA years ago for $29k... u can drive a merc, but it's basically a rebadged Malibu.
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 7884WRX Points: 244Members Posts: 7,884
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    Prefer the TruSofts on feel and performance for me. Price a lot cheaper too! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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    Golf64 wrote:


    Prefer the TruSofts on feel and performance for me. Price a lot cheaper too! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    It's a lucky man whose favorite ball costs two bucks instead of four!



    But let me guess, your favorite clubs are PXG's? With golf, if it ain't one thing it's another.
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    Great for a scramble

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  • Tanner25Tanner25  6467WRX Points: 248Members Posts: 6,467
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    Played the Velocity three times this week. It feels fine in warmer weather and it's a great distance ball. But, the lack of greenside side spin is a killer.
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  • LumpyPocketsLumpyPockets  52WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 52
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    I’ve been playing this ball the last couple rounds and it’s super long off driver due to the roll out. I don’t play low spinners around the greens and actually like knowing it won’t check up unexpectedly. I’ve been shocked by it actually. And it is longer for me than other two piece balls. The rollout is ridiculous off tee shots. Putts great too.
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    I keep a few of these in the bag for the monster Par 5's with wide fairways but still thinking the NXT & NXT-S are the way to go as the Pro-V's are just to much $
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  • WKentWKent  26WRX Points: 18Members Posts: 26
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    WKent wrote:

    om18v wrote:


    Like a rocket, that's how I described them. As far as green spin, I have more luck with the TF D2 Feel.




    TF D2 Feel is a very good and overlooked golf ball. Long off tee, great feel off the club and adequate spin around greens.


    I agree this is a very good ball. Many average golfers using premium balls would be better suited to this ball and likely to score better.
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  • rgk5rgk5 rgk5(OLB)  3710WRX Points: 352Members Posts: 3,710
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    I tried the Pinnacle Soft on Tuesday and was surprised at how well it played. Distance was not an issue. For green side pitches and spin it was far better than the Velocity for me.
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  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1  750WRX Points: 150Members Posts: 750
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    Velocity is too much of a one trick pony for my liking. The roll out adds a ton of overall distance, but makes it hard to hold the green on knock down shots. And even full shots roll out quite a bit



    But If you are someone who likes to chase the ball up to the green the velocity will be long because of the extra roll out.
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    Jackrwesty wrote:


    They don't spin on the greens for me, but I love them for every other shot! You'll get some extra yardage too
    Sometimes the seemingly wrong ball for a person turns into the perfect ball for some conditions! I found several of the Velocity golf balls earlier this fall. I cleaned them up and saved them in a container. When the leaves began to fall I stopped using the regular ball I had played and used the Velocity and other balls I had found. I don't hit the driver very far and usually my approaches to greens come up a bit short because of slight mishits! The Velocity ball runs out quite a bit with the driver and mishit shots into the greens gave me more roll and allowed me to hit a few more greens every round! Pure Luck? Yes, but I'll take it!!!!!!!!!
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  • JustDoIt23JustDoIt23  81WRX Points: 49Members Posts: 81
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    I’m a 15 handicap (I know not great) and I have to say this is the best bang for your buck golf ball out there. Sure a pro v1 will spin more on approach shots and check more on pitches but this ball isn’t far off on both of there shots. Plus it’ll go further on tee shots . I’m all ears on responses
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    brew4eagle wrote:

    cristphoto wrote:


    The Velocity totally goes against Titleist’s philosophy of choosing a balls performance based first on the green then working back to the tee.


    Titleist ball fitting considers all shots, but puts the greatest emphasis on shots into and around the green. Seems the Velocity would fit those that are quite short off the tee and by gaining length off the tee will have shorter approach shots, thus impacting their scores more than solely focusing on greenside performance.


    Also, lets face it, most ams underclub or miss hit most approaches so a ball that rolls out will leave the majority of players with shots closer to flags on average. I hit my irons ok and hate being over the back so use urethane, but for the player who always finds themself short of the green these might be a good option.
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    I played one a while back and was hitting some serious bombs. I tend to hit a low to medium trajectory with driver for the most part and get lots of roll here in Texas. After four or five driver holes, I pulled out a Pro V1x and hit a second shot from the tee with it to compare. Very unscientific, I know, but the result was amusing to me. I hit them both almost identical start line and trajectory. The Pro V ended up about a yard further and five yards left of the Velocity, a (very slightly) better shot.
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    Not a fan. I generate adequate spin numbers to work with my approach shot angles and experience expected check in the short game with my current gamers. The velocity is a good ball for scrambles or someone needing just a bit more roll-out, but I will stick to urethane.
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    playa wrote:

    brew4eagle wrote:

    cristphoto wrote:


    The Velocity totally goes against Titleist’s philosophy of choosing a balls performance based first on the green then working back to the tee.


    Titleist ball fitting considers all shots, but puts the greatest emphasis on shots into and around the green. Seems the Velocity would fit those that are quite short off the tee and by gaining length off the tee will have shorter approach shots, thus impacting their scores more than solely focusing on greenside performance.


    Also, lets face it, most ams underclub or miss hit most approaches so a ball that rolls out will leave the majority of players with shots closer to flags on average. I hit my irons ok and hate being over the back so use urethane, but for the player who always finds themself short of the green these might be a good option.
    I have a friend who constantly is short with every approach shot. He lives off of the one time he caught a 7 iron thin from a flyer lie and it went 180 yards
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