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  1. For the ProV1x, it takes 120 process and product quality checks. They absolutely quality check balls to a high standard, but I believe that some steps are samples from a batch to keep the assembly line going. In theory it should catch a bad batch, but I imagine you can miss a ball here and there. It's still impressive how consistent the balls are made. MANUFACTURING PROCESS Core mixing Core molding Grinding Casing layer Urethane cover Removing the casts X-Raying Buffing Painting Hand checks
  2. Still loving the T100 irons. Dusting them off for the season, they are a really solid offering from Titleist. It's almost like getting the feel and workability close to a blade with the MOI and turf interaction of a solid CB. Really nice blend of performance. Anyone else still loving them? Did you go with the regular or S model?
  3. It happens, but very rarely. Titleist does a better job at making the ball consistently than anyone else in the business. Also, don't forget that 2021 is a brand new mold and process, an upgrade from years of using the same molds. So maybe there is some early refining of this process going on. Even more reason to use the ProV1 because there no way for it to not be centered lol
  4. At the end of the day, hitting the center of the face with as close to optimal launch and spin is the longest ball you will hit. There's no secret legal equipment that can offer more than that.
  5. The new 21 v1 and x balls also use a firmer casing layer to increase balls speeds similar to the let dash, but also with a softer cover for more spin around the greens and a softer feel. Still, the left dash will reduce more spin than these options, and the avx isn't in the league of these other balls. Originally targeting tour players with very high club head speeds, Titleist actually found tour players of all types got a benefit from the ball under the right circumstances, including shorter hitters looking for more distance. With that said, only about 5% of players that use Titleist golf
  6. For what it's worth, I've tested the 19 ProV1 against the 21 ProV1 around the greens and much prefer the 21. I did a blind test where I had no idea which ball it was, using only two balls and hitting back to back identical shots. I putted, chipped, pitched, flopped, and bounced the balls on the wedge to determine sound/cover feel. I could instantly tell which one was which. I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to things like this so it may not be noticeable to everyone, but the 21 was noticeably better in sound and feel IMO over the last generation. So for around the greens, it's a giant YE
  7. Left Dash is actually not as popular on tour as most would think. Titleist has said: "Since its introduction, of all the different Titleist golf ball models played at PGA Tour events, an estimated 5% have been Pro V1x Left Dash" Among players listed as ProV1x players, they may in fact be left dash players, but it's a small percentage. As an example, if 150 guys are teeing it up in a PGA Tour event, around 80% are using Titliest golf balls (120). Of that 80%, I would say around 60% (72) are using ProV1x, and among those 72 players, about 6 players have the left dash in play.
  8. that's fair to say, as well as tour only versions of golf balls. But if you look at the current roster on the Titleist website, the number of players using the x vs v ball are pretty close to even, with the edge going to the x.
  9. For wind stability alone it's worth upgrading to the 21 models. I wouldn't over think the ball choices. Your game either needs a little more height and spin, and you prefer a firmer sounding ball, or you don't. Choose accordingly. Among the players on the PGA Tour using a Titleist golf ball (which is the vast majority of players) it's like 60% x and 40% v. Years ago it was like 90% x and 10% v. So it goes to show how closely the balls perform now and you can't go wrong either way. Also keep in mind that PGA Tour players are looking for a higher angle of descent to hold the
  10. Yes, he could have reached the green but he didn't take that line. He took a line that gave him an award distance to wedge it to the green, an area that isn't his strongest. But it sure was fun watching him smash it on that line.
  11. To sum up the changes... alter the dimple pattern for wind stability, add a harder casing layer to keep ball speed up (e.g. left dash) while softening the cover to maintain similar spin profiles, which has the ancillary benefit of a slightly softer cover. IMO, those are the new balls.
  12. If you were a V1 player in 20, you're a V1 player in 21. Same fo V1x. The balls are targeting the same player. If you were on the fence between the two, or your game changed, then experiment and find the one that is the best fit. You can't make a mistake picking either of these golf balls.
  13. It's hilarious that people talk about Rory as though he hits it as long or longer than Bryson. That just demonstrates a pure bias. If Rory outdrives Bryson on a particular hole, it's because he's holding back or the conditions changed. There are numerous videos of recorded ball speeds where Rory isn't even close. I think the only reason Bryson went for it today like that, which didn't help his score, was all of the stupid s talking happening on social media about Rory hitting it longer on that hole. Hit it like 40 yards longer than Rory when he wanted to do it... with his "shor
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