2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x Balls Unveiled

All the details on the upgrade for the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls

2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x Balls Unveiled

A change to the layers of Titleist's top-of-the-range golf balls promises an increase in ball speed

2019 Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x Balls Unveiled

The number one ball in golf has undergone a relatively major design overhaul said to improve long game performance without affecting the short game feel and control that golfers love from Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

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The changes have been validated by players of all abilities over a number of months following numerous iterations being made and going through exhaustive robot and player testing.

The casing layer underneath the cast urethane elastomer cover has been made 14 per cent thicker on Pro V1 and 11 per cent thicker on Pro V1x. This is said to create higher ball speeds with lower driver and long game spin for more distance.

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As a result, the cast urethane elastomer cover has been made 17 per cent thinner to also help deliver more ball speed while maintaining greenside control and a soft feel.

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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 ball speed and lower long game spin.

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For the first time, the improved performance of 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x will also be available in High optic yellow from March 15th.

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Golfers will notice similar differences in flight, feel and spin as the prior generation models. 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.

“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," Michael Mahoney, VP of Golf Ball Marketing, told GM.

"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.”

The Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls go on sale from February 1st with an RRP of £52 per dozen. The tour optic yellow option will be available from March 15th.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x