Titleist is the number one golf ball manufacturer in the industry, but there are a host of competitors that are doing their best to take over that lucrative #1 ball in golf title. There is no time for complacency and Titleist have to continue upping their game to hold onto that number one spot. In 2017 Titleist released the AVX golf ball, many were unsure as to where this new releases fits into the existing range of Titleist golf balls. Let’s do a review and comparison of AVX and the Pro V1 in order to learns exactly where the AVX fits in.
The Pro V1 is the flagship Titleist golf ball, it is hard to imagine that Titleist would release a golf ball that would rival their top seller. The Pro V1 should emerge victorious in a head to head battle, but it seems as if the AVX will be a great option for players with slow and average swing speeds. Enough speculations, let’s see how these two golf balls compare in terms of distance, feel, durability and price.
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Titleist AVX Review
- The AVX is an alternative to either the Pro V1 or Pro V1 X, what separates the AVX is its lower compression composition
- The AVX features an innovative high speed low compression core that results in remarkable distance and greenside feel
- The GRN41 cast thermoset urethane elastomer cover system of the AVX ensures both exceptional soft feel and durability
- The high flex casing layer of the AVX promotes added ball speeds and lowers long game spin, both features which maximizes distance
- The AVX features a unique spherically tiled 352 tetrahedral catenary aerodynamic dimple design, this dimple design ensures a consistent ball flight throughout the bag
- The AVX has a compression of 80, thus players with slower swing speeds will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of the AVX
- Faster swinging players will benefit more by sticking to either the Pro v1 or Pro v1X due to the lower compression of the AVX
- The AVX carries a premium price tag
Titleist designed the AVX in order to give slower swinging players an alternative option to the Pro V1 and Pro V1X. The AVX delivers exceptional distance and greenside control and feel, but its lower compression makes it easier for slower swinging players to maximize performance.
The AVX features a high speed low compression core and a high flex casing layer which maximizes distance by lowering long game spin and maximizing ball speeds. The exceptional soft feel of the AVX is as a result of both the design of the core and the soft feel that is delivered by its durable GRN41 cast thermoset urethane elastomer cover system.
The dimple design of the AVX promotes an aerodynamic low penetrating ball flight, this is ideal in windy conditions. The 80 compression of the AVX is ideal for slow swinging players, players with faster swing speeds won’t be able to maximize the performance of the AVX. One of the only cons of the AVX is its hefty price tag.
Titleist Pro V1 Review
- The Pro V1 is labeled as the number one ball in golf due to the fact that it is the golf ball of choice for majority of professional golfers around the globe
- The Pro V1 offers exceptional greenside control and feel
- The Pro V1 also delivers unprecedented distance numbers, this is as a result of reduced spin rates on the driver, woods and long irons
- The dimple design of the Pro V1 promotes a penetrating mid height ball flight
- The Pro V1 is now available in both white and yellow
- The Thermoset Urethane Elastomer cover of the Pro V1 is extremely durable
- Fast swinging players are able to compress the 90 compression Pro V1 with ease in order to maximize performance
- The Pro V1 is a premium golf ball and it does carry an expensive price tag because of it
- Players with a slow swing speed will potentially benefit more by playing with a lower compression golf ball.
The Pro V1 is one of the best, if not the best, all around golf balls available on the market. It’s design features technology that maximizes both distance and greenside control and feel. The Pro V1 features a new Next Generation 2.0 ZG Process core, the design of this core minimizes long game spin and increases ball speeds to ensure maximum distance. In addition, the Pro V1 also features a responsive isomeric casing layer which further increases ball speeds.
The spherically tiled 352 dimple design of the Pro V1 promotes a stable mid height penetrating ball flight, this ball flight is perfect for windy conditions. The Thermoset Urethane Elastomer cover system of the Pro V1 doesn’t just contribute to exceptional greenside feel, it is also extremely durable. The Pro V1 is the complete package thus it comes with a premium price tag, but this is basically it’s only drawback.See the price and read reviews
Titleist AVX vs Titleist Pro V1: Key Differences
Both the AVX and the Pro V1 delivers exceptional distance. This is a close matchup but the Pro V1 with its advanced new Next Generation 2.0 ZG Process core is victorious in this battle.
Greenside control and feel
The Pro V1 is one of the best golf balls available on the market in terms of greenside control and feel. But the AVX with its GRN41 cast thermoset urethane elastomer cover system offers unprecedented soft feel. The AVX just sneaks in a win in the greenside control and feel matchup.
Both of these golf balls feature a cover system that utilizes thermoset urethane. As a result both cover systems are extremely durable and the end result in the durability matchup is a tie.
Both the Pro V1 and the AVX golf balls are packed with industry leading technology. High quality products carry a premium price tag and that is the case with both of these golf balls. In terms of price there is hardly any difference, the price battle is thus a tie.
Titleist AVX vs Titleist Pro V1 : And the winner is…
After doing a thorough review and comparison between the Pro V1 and the AVX the Pro V1 has emerged victorious in this matchup. Both of these golf balls delivers exceptional distance and feel, but in this case it is difficult for the AVX to go toe to toe with the industry leading Pro V1.
The AVX is a great option for slower swinging players that are seeking the performance of the Pro V1. Give both golf balls a try and play with the one that is best for your game