Which 2022 Titleist golf ball is best for me?

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Titleist is the No.1 golf ball brand in the world, but which of their 2022 models should you be playing? We reveal everything you need to know about the seven balls in their family.

Titleist golf balls have led the ball counts at Tour events across the world for decades which, unsurprisingly, has made the brand’s models exceptionally popular among club golfers.

The Titleist Pro V1 golf ball is their flagship model and has been the world’s best-selling golf ball since March 2000, just a few months after its October 2000 launch.

There have been 12 generations of Pro V1 since then, along with 11 versions of the Pro V1x, and the series has recorded more than 40 Major wins – including three with ambassador Jordan Spieth, below.

Jordan Spieth uses the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

Two more models have been added to Titleist’s premium golf balls range in recent years (Left Dash and AVX), but there’s a lot more in the brand’s armoury than the premium-priced Tour models. Their comprehensive range caters for golfers of all abilities (and budgets).

We’ve broken Titleist’s 2022 golf balls down below, including information about the compression, dimples, layers, and colours in each model, to help you choose the right ball for your game.

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Best Titleist Golf Balls 2022

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The Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.

Titleist Pro V1 golf ball

RRP: £50 per dozen | VIEW OFFER
Construction: Three layers | Cover: Cast Urethane Elastomer | Compression: High | Colours: White and yellow

Who is it for? Better players who want more distance and consistency
Why should I avoid it? Among the highest-priced balls on the market and not the most durable

The 12-generation Titleist Pro V1 golf ball was launched in 2021 with an all-new design that gives more greenside spin, a softer feel and a higher, more consistent flight.

Titleist made changes to all three of the ball’s layers. The 2.0 ZG Process Core was reformulated with greater distance in mind, while the dimple count increased from 352 to 388. Why? Well, following in-depth trials revealed the pattern to be the best for maximising distance and ensuring a consistent flight. When you’re designing the world’s No.1 golf ball, no stone is left unturned.

Available in white and high optic yellow, it has a softer, cast urethane elastomer cover that its predecessor which improves greenside spin and short-game control. The Pro V1 produces a mid-height flight, with a soft feel, mid-level long-game spin and a high level of short game spin.

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The Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

Titleist Pro V1x golf ball

RRP: £50 per dozen | VIEW OFFER

Construction: Four layers | Cover: Cast Urethane Elastomer | Compression: High | Colours: White and yellow

Who is it for? Those seeking a slightly firmer feel and higher flight than the Pro V1
Why should I avoid it? Among the highest-priced balls on the market; not the most durable; firmer feel won’t be for everyone

Like the Pro V1, the Titleist Pro V1x was given an update in 2021 and uses the same reformulated 2.0 ZG Process Core and softer cover.

While the Pro V1 has three layers, the Pro V1x is a four-layer ball and the dual core in the latest model is surrounded by a faster, low-spinning casing layer previously used in the Pro V1x Left Dash option. This increases speed and reduces long-game spin.

The Pro V1x has 348 spherical dimples (20 more than the 2019 model) to give a more consistent and higher flight. Expect a firmer feel, higher ball flight than you’ll find in the Pro V1, along with similar short game spin levels.

The Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball.

Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash golf ball

RRP: £50 per dozen | VIEW OFFER
Construction: Four layers | Cover: Cast Urethane Elastomer | Compression: High | Colours: White and yellow

Who is it for? Perfect for golfers with a high launch and high swing speed
Why should I avoid it? Won’t suit lower swing speeds or those who want a high launch and lots of spin

The Pro V1x Left Dash was created for Tour pros who wanted a more consistent flight and exceptional distance and is the lowet spinning of the three Pro V1 models. How does it differ from the standard Pro V1x? It provides dramatically lower full-swing spin, a slightly lower ball flight and a firmer feel.

Left dash has the same ZG process core found in the Pro V1x, but, should you wish to count, you’ll find 20 less dimples on the urethane cover.

You won’t find this model in many pro shops, but it is available to order online from Titleist and most golf retailers.

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The Titleist AVX golf ball.

Titleist AVX golf ball

RRP: £50 per dozen | VIEW OFFER
Construction: Four layers | Cover: Cast Urethane Elastomer | Compression: Medium | Dimples: 348 | Colours: White and yellow

Who is it for? Players seeking a durable premium ball that feels softer than the Pro V1
Why should I avoid it? Lower launch and spin levels on full shots so won’t stop as quickly; among most expensive balls on the market

AVX got its name from being an alternative to the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Still every bit a premium golf ball, it differs from the Pro V1 series by being lower spinning, lower launching and softer feeling.

The reformulated core and high flex casing help generate high speed and low long game spin, making this ideal for those whose ball flight is a little too high or those who produce a lot of spin from their irons and wedges.

Sit the AVX beside the Pro V1 and you’ll notice a big difference in the dimple design. The AVX’s 348 catenary aerodynamic design delivers a piercing, low trajectory and a consistent flight on all shots. We found it soft and responsive throughout the bag.

The Titleist Tour Speed golf ball.

Titleist Tour Speed golf ball

RRP: £38 per dozen | VIEW OFFER
Construction: Three layers | Cover: Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) | Compression: Medium | Dimples: 346 | Colours: White and yellow

Who is it for? Players who want an excellent all-round ball that is long, and produces tour-like feel at a reasonable price.
Why should I avoid it? Doesn’t produce as much spin as the premium models

We were big fans of the first generation of this ball, but the second-generation Tour Speed is even better and performs through the bag.

At £10 less than the Pro V1 for a dozen, this is a great option for club golfers, providing exceptional distance and similar feel to their premium models.

It has a high flex casing layer and reformulated core that gives high speed and low spin on longer shots. It has a really strong flight, higher than its predecessor, and it feels great off the clubface, whereas some TPU covered balls can be too soft.

Don’t expect the same levels of spin you’ll find in Titeist’s premium models – it still checks up, just not as fast as the higher-priced options – but it does produce more spin than the marginally cheaper Tour Soft.

A great option for club golfers and, with the yellow version makes this an ideal year-round ball.

The Titleist Tour Soft golf ball.

Titleist Tour Soft golf ball

RRP: £32 per dozen | VIEW OFFER
Construction: Two layers | Cover: Thin 4CE Grafted Formulation | Compression: Low | Dimples: 346 | Colours: White and yellow

Who is it for? Players who want a ball that produces a long and strong flight; anyone who needs help with alignment on tees and greens
Why should I avoid it? Short-game spin numbers are far lower than premium models

The third-gen of this soft compression ball produces impressive distance and feel, even for players who produce faster clubhead speeds.

The 2022 model sees a large fast core and thin grafted cover, which are accompanied by a new aerodynamic dimple design on its casing. Titleist say this helps deliver stronger ball flights and more distance.

The Tour Soft is very responsive, and we really like the T-shaped tool on the side of the ball, which makes it really easy to align on the tee and the greens.

It won’t be the ideal ball for everyone, but its characteristics make it a really good option for senior golfers.

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The Titleist Velocity golf ball.

Titleist Velocity golf ball

RRP: £28 per dozen | VIEW OFFER
Construction: Two layers | Cover: NaZ+ | Compression: Medium | Dimples 350 | Colours: White, Matte Orange, Matte Green, Matte Blue

Who is it for? Mid-higher handicap players who want a firm ball that produces excellent distance at a very reasonable price; those who like matte golf balls
Why should I avoid it? Very little stopping power with wedges, low spin around the greens

The Velocity is all about explosive distance through high speed, high launch and low long game spin.

A great club golfer option at just over £2 per ball, the 2022 model has a higher compression LSX core and reformulated cover to generate more speed, while the spherically-tiled 350 octahedral dimple design provides a consistent and high trajectory.

The NaZ+ cover isn’t ever going to fool you into thinking you’re playing a urethane ball, and this isn’t a ball you can expect to stop particularly quickly, but it feels playable around the greens and is impressively durable.

Alongside the traditional white, Titleist produce matte orange, green and blue versions following feedback from real golfers.

The Titleist TruFeel golf ball.

Titleist TruFeel golf ball

RRP: £24 per dozen | VIEW OFFER
Construction: Four layers | Cover: Cast urethane elastomer | Compression: Low | Dimples: 376 | Colours: White, Optic Yellow, Matte Red

Who is it for? Slower to average swing speed players who like a ball that sounds and feels soft and offers good control at this price point
Why should I avoid it? If you have a higher swing speed then you won’t reach your distance potential with this ball

This is the softest ball in Titleist’s 2022 range, but it’s still more than capable of getting you distance off the tee if you have a slow to average speed swing. The new model has a larger core to maximise the speed at launch thanks to a new TruTouch core material.

The ‘spherically-tiled’ 376 tetrahedral dimple pattern produces a stable flight, while the new thinner cover provides a better feel and more spin control around the greens

A great all-rounder with multiple colour options, this is one of the best golf balls for higher-handicappers and newcomers to the game.

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Titleist Golf Balls: FAQs

How do I choose the best Titleist golf ball for me?

The best way to choose a Titleist Golf ball is to head along to a Titleist golf ball fitting day where you can try all the balls on the range and get an expert fitting. They will fit the ball to your 7-iron swing and then you should fit your driver to the ball. 

If that is not possible then you can do the second part of the fitting yourself by taking a selection of Titleist golf balls to the practice green and chip and pitch on to the green to see which ball gives you the best results. This is because the different ball constructions and covers will produce different results.

Finally take you two best choices and putt with them to select the one that feels the best as usually there is a firm and a soft option for a given level of ball performance in the Titleist range.

Remember you will get what you pay for so make sure you check out all the balls in the range as a a premium ball with a better cover may mean lower scores.

When was the Titleist Pro V1 first launched?

The first Titleist Pro V1 golf ball launched in 2000, and there have been a further 11 generations. The first generation Pro V1x was revealed in 2003, and there have been 11 versions in total.

When the original Titleist Pro V1 debuted in 2000, it incorporated three groundbreaking advances in tech: A large resilient core, multi-component construction, and a cast urethane elastomer cover.

In the first week it was available for competition (October 2000), 47 golfers put the new Pro V1 in play at the PGA Tour’s Invensys Classic in Las Vegas – the largest pluralistic shift of equipment at one event in golf history. Billy Andrade won the event using the new ball.

Which is the most popular Titleist golf ball?

The Titleist Pro V1 and its sister Pro V1x are the most popular golf balls and are regularly the number one balls on the DP World Tour, PGA Tour, LET and LPGA Tour, as well as at the men’s and women’s Major Championships.

Justin Thomas uses the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

Which professional golfers use Titleist golf balls?

Where to start! Titleist golf balls are played by some of the best players in the men’s and women’s games, including Scotty Scheffler, Nelly Korda, Justin Thomas, Lydia Ko, Jordan Spieth, Georgia Hall, Matt Fitzpatrick, Ha-Na Jang, Paul Casey, Hye-Jin Choi, Tyrrell Hatton, Jin Young Ko, Lee Westwood, Danielle Kang, Adam Scott, Jennifer Kupcho, Louis Oosthuizen, Jeongeun Lee6, Tony Finau, Leona Maguore, Will Zalatoris, Lizette Salas, Cameron Smith, Jessica Korda, Viktor Hovland, Brittany Lang, Patrick Cantlay, Sophia Popov, Joaquin Niemann, Brittany Lincicome, Abraham Ancer, Moriya Jutanugarn, Daniel Berger, Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung-Jae Im, Celine Boutire, Max Homa, and many more.

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Nelly Korda plays the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.

When did the Titleist Pro V1 become golf’s No.1 ball?

In March 2001 the Pro V1 became the best-selling golf ball in the market and has continued to be every month since.

When was the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball’s first Major win?

The 2001 US Open at Southern Hill. Retief Goosen used the ball to win the first of his two Major titles.

How many Majors has the Titleist Pro V1 won?

41. Its most recent win came at the 2022 US PGA Championship, where Titleist staffer Justin Thomas won his second Major using the Pro V1x. World No.1 Scottie Scheffler was also using the Pro V1 for his Masters win at Augusta.

Scottie Scheffler uses a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball.

Which Titleist golf ball is the longest?

That really depends and, for the average player, there’s genuinely not a lot between them. We find the Velocity tends to be the longest of the tee for most everyday club golfers because it is low spinning, high launching and high flying.

But there’s a lot more to choosing the best Titleist golf ball for you than that. The Velocity goes a long way but it doesn’t stop particularly quickly when hitting into greens with irons or wedges, which may not suit your game. That’s why we believe it’s just as important to get fitted for your golf balls (and test a variety of models) as it is for your clubs.

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The Titleist Velocity golf ball is the longest in Titleist's range.

Wait, I can get fitted for a golf ball? How?

Absolutely. Titleist hold golf ball fitting days where you can try their full family of balls on and get an expert fitting on the range. You’ll be fitted for your 7-iron swing and then you should fit your driver to the ball. 

Then take a selection of Titleist golf balls to the practice green and chip and pitch with them to see which model and cover gives you the best results, before putting with your favourite two to see which feels best off the putter face.

You can find your nearest golf ball fitting event and use Titleist’s excellent golf ball selector tool here.

Titleist's premium golf ball models.

What’s the difference between the Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1, Left Dash and AVX?

While Titleist’s premium golf ball range was limited to the Pro V1 and Pro V1x for many years, it has expanded to include the Pro V1x Left Dash and the AVX. Each model offers a different flight and spin.

The Pro V1 is the original tour performance golf ball and, despite being used by a lot of the world’s best players, it is a ball that can suit everyone’s requirements. Expect a penetrating trajectory, and loads of short game spin and control with the softest feel of the Pro V1 models.

The Pro V1x has a higher launch and lower spin than the Pro V1 for impressive distance and has a a firmer feel. Despite that it still provides great short game spin and great feel around the greens.

The Pro V1x Left Dash has a similar high flight to the original Pro V1x but with far less full swing spin and a firmer feel. The urethane cover ensures it offers plenty of short game control, even from a firmer model.

The AVX flies lower, spins less and feels softer than the Pro V1. It provides similar spin for driver and long iron shots and lower spin on short irons and wedges. It is the most durable of Titleist’s premium balls and costs the least money.

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Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.

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