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2017 Test Balls

Dave O

Received my sleeve of prototype test balls in the mail today. Look forward to hitting them. Anyone got idea of which model line they might represent? Thanks Team Titleist!!

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  1. Kip G

    I was excited to find a sleeve of test balls in the mail today. I was only able to test them indoors against my pro1x, but I found the ball speed of the the test balls to be on average 2 mph faster. As a side note, did the testing with my recently completed 712mb single length set. I used an 8 iron shaft for all clubs, head weight at 265 grams, and lie angle of 66*. Will post more info on the test ball once I am able to get outside.

  2. AWells

    I would love to get a sleave of these and compare them against the ProV1, ProV1x and the DT trusoft I play
  3. Jason N

    I received a sleeve of test balls (yellow) yesterday as well. I look forward to seeing how they perform.
    Thanks TT.
  4. Barry B

    Based on the pic, I would think they are a new version of the NXT Tour S.
  5. Sam K

    NXT Tour S, based on dimple pattern.
  6. Chuck Z

    Who knows? Would be nice if they are the new AVX balls. They come in white and yellow. Give them a try and send the data back to Titleist. Congratulations on being chosen as a participant in this test.
  7. chris b

    You should get a ball similar to which you use & is in your profile. Just so you can give accurate feedback.
    But to me it looks like a version of the NXT
  8. vince p

    I just got a sleeve of yellow test balls and I really liked them. Seemed like a mix
    of Pro V1 and TruSoft or NXT
    I would buy them !
  9. Sirhc

    Just got mine today (11/3/17). Playing in a scramble next weekend and will post impressions.

    Just guessing, but proto-NXT makes sense, as others have said. Didn't the new Pro V1/V1x come out late-2016? And, Titleist (Pro V1 & NXT) balls typically are on a two-year cycle.
  10. Deroen P

    I would like to get some of those balls to compare to my Pro V1x's.
  11. Kathy J

    I just received a 3 pack of yellow test balls. I like the visual on chip shots with the yellow.
  12. Carl E

    Played a sleeve of them today. Distance was good, had good feel to them but I didn't as much control around the green as I am used to with my other golf balls. I would probably purchase these new balls, Will try them again this week.
  13. James B

    I played a round with my Test Ball on 4 November 2017. The three significant characteristics I noticed about the balls were 1) high ball flight, 2) tight ball flight and 3) spin. Whether with driver, hybrids or irons, the ball flight was much higher than with other balls I've played, including Pro V1. The higher ball flight translated into about 15 more yards carry with the driver and hittiing one club less with hybrids and irons. It seem impossible to hook or slice the ball. Every shots was a slight fade or draw...moving about 10-15 feet. Finally, the spin off the irons and wedges was good, but the spin off the hybrids was phenomenal. On long par-3s and long par-4, I was able to attack pins and hold greens from 180 - 220 yards. I didn't have to allow for release. When the ball hit the green, it was within 10 feet of its ball mark. I wish I had a dozen instead of a sleeve.
  14. Bill V

    Not what I received 8 November. My first and what a pair of balls!

    Two sleeves, both white with differing symbols, standard Titleist and the number 1 in Black. They are both clearly softer-feeling balls 12 v. Pro V1 and Pro V1x, with no real distance loss, but real changes in flight. Extensive 8-iron use of all balls, pretty much +/- 2 yards in flight. Both just lovely to putt.

    Honestly, my first 2 days playing them, I'd play these on feel alone. Butter is harder. I'm an 66 and a former blade/red (90) Balata player.

    Obvious dimple differences, one (An old friend) I am happy to see being considered for return! Very obvious on even casual observation.

    Clipped a tree (One tree I already hated!!) and am down to five balls, grrrrrrrr.

    Other than the fact of you hit branches the ball can still go awry, I'm liking both of the balls I am comparing.

    AVX not available in my market, but I am going to CA next week or may order some as one set of dimples seems essentially the same as the AVX image.

    Drop rate-dampening rates differ between the two balls just as Pro V1 and ProV1x do, but Neither matches either, so this is a fun comparison. I get two weeks before opining.
  15. Wade W

    Dimples look like NXT.

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