Titleist’s 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls are engineered for more speed with a thinner urethane cover and new 2.0 ZG Process Cores
Available: Now in selected retailers, high optic yellow models available from 15th March.
Titleist have launched their all-new Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, used by Tour players since Novemebr, which are geared for improved tee-to-green performance and include a new high optic yellow colour option for 2019.
Faster from core to cover, the new Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls have been designed to leave the clubface with more ball speed and lower long game spin for more distance, while providing the best short game control to help golfers shoot lower scores.
The advancements of 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x, now available in selected retailers worldwide, underscore the Titleist R&D and Operations teams’ relentless mission to continuously improve the best performing, most consistent golf balls in the game.
“When we set out to develop the 2019 models, we found that golfers at every level are extraordinarily satisfied with the performance of their Pro V1 or Pro V1x,” said Michael Mahoney, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing at Titleist.
“At the same time, golfers keep telling us they would still like more distance – as long as they don’t have to give anything else up. Through the prototyping process, our chemists and engineers discovered a way to cast an even thinner urethane cover, and therefore increase the percentage of speed-enhancing materials in the overall construction. Pro V1 and Pro V1x are now even faster, as a result, all while maintaining the scoring performance and feel characteristics that golfers demand from these golf balls.”
Choosing between the Pro V1 and Pro V1x
When it comes to choosing between the total performance of Pro V1 and Pro V1x, golfers will notice similar differences in flight, feel and spin as the prior generation models. Both Pro V1 and Pro V1x deliver increased ball speed and lower long game spin for maximum distance, consistent flight, Drop-and-Stop™ short game control and long-lasting durability.
Pro V1 provides optimal flight and spin for most golfers, flying lower than Pro V1x with a penetrating trajectory, with very soft feel. Pro V1x flies higher, spins more on iron shots and has a slightly firmer feel.
2019 PRO V1 TECHNOLOGY:
The 2019 Pro V1 is a three-piece, multi-component technology with a thinner cast Urethane Elastomer cover system, faster ionomeric casing layer, new 2.0 ZG Process Core and spherically-tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple design.
2019 PRO V1x TECHNOLOGY:
Pro V1x is a four-piece, multi-component technology with a thinner cast Urethane Elastomer cover system, faster ionomeric casing layer, new 2.0 ZG process dual core and spherically-tiled 328 tetrahedral dimple design.
2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x: Key Features
➤ 17% thinner cast Urethane Elastomer cover system delivers more ball speed.
The advancement of Titleist’s thermoset urethane casting technology has allowed our engineers to cast a thinner layer of the proprietary cover formulation, developed exclusively for Pro V1 and Pro V1x, while retaining its trusted Dropand- Stop™ greenside control and soft feel.
➤ Faster ionomeric casing layer increases ball speed and lowers long game spin.
Beneath the thinner cover, the speed enhancing casing layer has thickened by 14% on Pro V1 and 11% on Pro V1x, creating higher ball speeds with lower driver and long game spin.
➤ New 2.0 ZG Process Cores are formulated for more distance.
The outermost portions of the solid core Pro V1 and dual core Pro V1x have increased in stiffness while maintaining their soft centres, creating faster engines with higher ball speed and lower long game spin.
➤ New yellow ball
The improved performance of 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x will also have a new preference option: High optic yellow. Following a tour seeding and validation period in early 2019, the new high visibility colour option will be available through selected retailers from March 15th.
“As the demand for yellow Pro V1 and Pro V1x started to grow, our material scientists got to work on what we knew would be a significant R&D undertaking,” said Mahoney.
“The performance and durability characteristics of our cast urethane are the best in the industry. It’s because we formulate and manufacture the cover ourselves that we are able to control the material with such precision and consistency. While it may seem pretty straightforward, recreating those properties in yellow required a new and complex chemistry with considerable iteration until we got it just right.”