The 2011 model of the Titleist Pro V1x ball claimed a win out of the blocks with Bubba Watson in the Farmers Insurance Open Sunday. According to Bubbaclaus "It has a little bit higher ball flight, but with the same distance and same spin. I want it to go higher, you want it to be softer on the greens with these new grooves and the way it's been landing on some of these firm greens it's been able to stop a little quicker."
According to the men in white coats in Titleist, the new Pro V1 has more spin with little or no loss of distance, while the Pro V1x offers less spin off the driver and long irons for increased distance. Part of that is due to changes in the dimple patterns on the ball cover and part the increase in spin on the Pro V1 comes from an improvement in the way the cores are manufactured, called ZG process core technology.
Out of 156 players at the Farmers Insurance Open here's the Ball Count:
1. Titleist (102)
2. TaylorMade (15)
3. Callaway (13)