Titleist Pro V1 vs Pro V1x: Differences, Pros, Cons

The Pro V1 gets more distance, feels softer, and generates less long-game spin than the Pro V1x. It’s better for most golfers, especially mid-handicappers. 

The Pro V1x gets more carry distance, feels firmer, and has more short-game spin. This is the best ball for you if you have a fast swing speed. 

Be sure to read all the details below. Both Pro V1 options have premium price tags, so you don’t want to waste money on a ball that won’t help your game. 

When I tested the Titleist Pro V1 vs Pro V1x with my medium swing speed, I preferred the mid to high flight, easier launch, and longer distance of the Pro V1. Which is right for you? Read on!

Pro V1 vs Pro V1x: Verdict

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Pro V1: Best for Distance

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  • Increased distance from the more penetrating flight and roll
  • Medium swing speeds will get more consistency
  • Increased roll on long shots
  • Outstanding greenside spin
  • Softer feel
  • Lower compression


  • Expensive
  • Less carry distance compared to the Pro V1x

The Pro V1 in 2024 proved even softer than previous editions, responding well to wedge shots and generating outstanding greenside spin. Its low compression makes it easier to strike and get the ball in the air, compared to the higher-rated Pro V1x.

The mid-flight path, fast ball speed, and added roll prompt the Pro V1 to roll farther and generate more distance

Fast-swinging low handicappers who like a penetrating ball flight with low long-game spin will get the most out of the Pro V1. 

From a mid-handicapper perspective, I enjoyed a medium launch and flight, especially compared to the Pro V1x. However, higher swing speeds tend to launch the Pro V1 lower and generate more roll-on-long shots.

Want to see how the Pro V1 and Pro V1x compression compare with other popular golf balls? Check our golf ball compression chart.  

Pro V1x: Best for Spin

Pro V1x golf balls close up in gloved hands


  • Increased wedge spin
  • Durable construction
  • Suits fast swing speeds
  • High launch 


  • Premium price tag
  • Not as much roll as the Pro V1

The Pro V1x launched high for my fast swing speed playing partner, boosting his carry distance. However, it produced inconsistent launch, carry, and distance for moderate swing speeds like mine. 

The Pro V1x excelled around the green, delivering an average of 10% more spin on wedge shots than the Pro V1.

I love the Pro V1x for its wedge spin. The ball bites hard on flop and full shots, and it hops and stops on pitch shots, allowing me to attack the flag. The new soft cast urethane cover on the 2023 version is softer, and I can get more spin with the Pro V1x than the original.

The Pro V1x proved to be the highest-launching ball among three out of the four golfers in my group. They are all medium to fast swingers who noticed that the Pro V1x launched and peaked at a higher apex than the Pro V1. The elevated ball flight increased my playing partners’ carry distance over the Pro V1.

I was the odd one out and launched the Pro V1 higher than the Pro V1x. I put it down to a higher compression score and firm feel of the latter.

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Pro V1 or Pro V1x: Which Model Do The Pros Use?

Fifty percent of the top 10 ranked golfers use Pro V1 golf balls. This includes Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland and Matt Fitzpatrick, Max Homa and Brian Harman. Patrick Cantlay and Wyndham Clark play the Pro V1x.

Pro V1 Pro V1x
Scottie Scheffler Justin Thomas
Tony Finau Jordan Spieth
So Yeon Ryu Cameron Smith
Jennifer Kupcho Gaby Lopez
Max Homa Pauline Roussin-Bouchard
Leona Maguire Lydia Ko

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Benefits of New Pro V1vs Pro V1x for 2024?

The new Pro V1x offers more spin, less noise, and a softer feel than previous iterations. However, it is still firmer than the Pro V1.

What Is the Difference Between Pro V1 and Pro V1x Compression?

The Pro V1 is 9 compression points softer than the Pro V1x, with a score of 87. The Pro V1x is firmer, scoring 96.

What Is the Compression Difference Between the Pro V1 and Pro V1x?

The Pro V1 is a firm golf ball with a compression rating of 87. However, the Pro V1x is much firmer at 96. You need a much faster swing speed to effectively use the Pro V1x.

Did Titleist Switch the Pro V1 and Pro V1x?

Titleist switched the Pro v1 and Pro V1x back when they released the 2017 versions of the balls. Before this, the Pro V1x was a lower-spinning ball than the Pro V1. However, since that time, the Pro V1x has remained the higher-spinning ball of the two.

Can High Handicappers Use Pro V1?

High handicappers can use the Pro V1 as it is both consistent and encourages a straight flight path. However, the high compression rating of 96 makes it a poor choice for most high handicappers. We prefer the Pro V1x which has a lower compression rating of 87. It too has low long-game spin.

Is the Pro V1 or Pro V1x Better for Slower Swing Speeds?

There is no doubt that the Pro V1x is a better pick for players with slow swing speeds. With a compression rating of 87 compared to the Pro V1's 96, you can afford to have a swing speed that is around 10mph lower.

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Matt has played golf since he was 4 years old and has written over 150 articles at GolfSpan since 2021. Matt specializes in product reviews using his postgraduate degree in Sports Marketing from Johan Cruyff Institute. Matt has a handicap index of 10.8 and currently plays weekly at Pilar Golf Course near his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also loves his Callaway Odyssey Exo Rossie putter and likes a pepper steak pie with curry gravy at the turn. You can connect with him on LinkedIn

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