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Testers have been selected, balls have been shipped, but this test will be run a little differently. There is NO final review, so we wanted to create a thread for all the testers, and those interested, to follow along on their journey and detective work that might take place.

Start posting your questions or thoughts!

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:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

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Alright, who is going to be the first to cut one?

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22 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

Alright, who is going to be the first to cut one?

In the PM thread, there are plenty of testers already talking about that, haha. Will be interesting since Ball A & B will be different for a lot of the testers. My understanding is that it will be a mix of AVX, ProV1, ProV1x, Left Dash, and a couple others. I have zero clue what each tester is going to get!

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:ping-small: G410 LST 10.5* - Evenflow Black 65 6.0

:nike-small: VRS Covert 3W 15* - Kuro Kage 65 S-flex

:wilson_staff_small:  D7 4-GW, KBS 105

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth 54.12 SS & 58.10 SS

:ping-small:  Zing 2 LW - 60*

:ping-small:  Anser 2

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27 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

Alright, who is going to be the first to cut one?

Me, 30 yard cut with a driver… 😏

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1 minute ago, Shankster said:

Me, 30 yard cut with a driver… 😏

Now that’s a lot of gas…..

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Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

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Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Excited to give these a test... still working on some swing adjustments, so the ball will see a range of swings... 

Hopefully they send enough that i don't have to break into the backyards of my neighborhood course to recover errant tee shots!

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Does everyone have a "primary" focus? I know for me I would be looking at 60 and in seeing if there are any big differences in check or as I like to say "zip" 🤣

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the picture is almost like the matrix... Redball or green(maybe greenish blue) ball?

Anyone have a bias against ball A or ball B yet?  Conspiracy theories?  Are there some placebos out there we don't know about where both ball A and ball B are the same?  Will one be soft and slow and the other hard and fast!? 

This should be a fun one to follow along with!

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1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

Does everyone have a "primary" focus? I know for me I would be looking at 60 and in seeing if there are any big differences in check or as I like to say "zip" 🤣

Distance off the tee, spin around greens… only things I ever look at.

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Mavrik 9 degree - Ventus Black 7X

Mavrik 13.5 Degree - Hazardus Smoke

Sub70 19 degree - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 4u - Proforce V2 8F5

Sub70 5i - DG S400

Adams CMB 6-GW - Project X 6.0

Sub70 54 (286) and 58 (JB Low Bounce) - S300

SeeMore Trimetal Mallet (Custom fit and built... Kudos to Cody)

And as always, Kudos to Craigers.

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35 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

the picture is almost like the matrix... Redball or green(maybe greenish blue) ball?

Anyone have a bias against ball A or ball B yet?  Conspiracy theories?  Are there some placebos out there we don't know about where both ball A and ball B are the same?  Will one be soft and slow and the other hard and fast!? 

This should be a fun one to follow along with!

Ball A is obviously the early favorite. 😁.  My theory is that there is a call to market another one of Titleist's tour balls like the left dash. Maybe left dot or star. And Titleist is unsure or even doubtful that amateurs can tell the difference between that ball and a regular prov1. 

 

1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

Does everyone have a "primary" focus? I know for me I would be looking at 60 and in seeing if there are any big differences in check or as I like to say "zip" 🤣

Of course you want to tee both up and see which goes farther with the driver, but my focus is definitely around the greens. To a fault, I tend to fly the ball to the hole too much and utilize spin to get the ball to check. Anything that rolls out too much is immediately detested. Then I like to hit some approach shots from 5 iron - 200, 7 iron - 170, 9 iron 140 and make sure I can get the ball to spin and hold like I want it to. 

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  • Woods::cobra-small: F6 Baffler AD DI 7S, F8 7W  AD DI 8S
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
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1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

Does everyone have a "primary" focus? I know for me I would be looking at 60 and in seeing if there are any big differences in check or as I like to say "zip" 🤣

My main focus is to go pick up a new 58° that I saw yesterday… so I can do just that.  Seems logical, new wedge to test out Ball A vs Ball B.  
 

Kind of hoping they throw in Ball C and D maybe…

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54 minutes ago, scooterhd2 said:

Ball A is obviously the early favorite. 😁.  My theory is that there is a call to market another one of Titleist's tour balls like the left dash. Maybe left dot or star. And Titleist is unsure or even doubtful that amateurs can tell the difference between that ball and a regular prov1. 

This is what I am hoping for.  The Left Dot ProV1 had had my interest since reading about it on the blog when Tony wrote about the Left Dash.  

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Hard to wait for the balls to arrive.

My goal is to test the balls using known performance clubs and compare them not only to each other but also to my current ball and see if I can see any difference between the 3 cohorts.

Driver looking at not only distance but launch angle and dispersion. (Hope to see differences)

Mid irons looking for height and distance

Short clubs looking at roll out vs. carry distance from fairway and rough

Wedges at rollout vs. carry distance vs. loft

If I can get all that straight it will be a miracle in itself. Then I plan on cutting one of each open to see what it looks like - IF that is allowed and not prohibited I plan on posting results and pictures here.

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Hard to say how I am going to do testing. I would like to do some data collection of some kind but being it as ball testing the strike and swing input would have to be nearly identical to see if there is any sort of difference. it seems like there is going to be a lot of short game testing going on though amongst the testers.

 

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3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15°, Ventus Black 7S

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3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 18°, Tensei Blue 70S

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56°:  :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: S, Bounce: 10°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

60°: :vokey-small: SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: M, Bounce: 8°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400 (1.5° Upright, Std Length)

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I'm going to start with the Titleist philosophy of green-to-tee. The absolute most important thing for me is getting consistent, reliable performance around the green followed closely by controllable spin on short/mid irons. (I want to love TP5s, but I can't keep them on the green with anything less than 7i. Seems weird to get lessons on 'how to get less backspin on wedges.') I'd love something that was a bomber off the tee, but as long as it's comparable to other Tour-level balls, the scoring performance is much more important for me. (For example, if I were playing a par 3 course, I'd totally game a Tour Response. That thing is money on short/mid irons for me. But it's way too short off the tee.)

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6 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Does everyone have a "primary" focus? I know for me I would be looking at 60 and in seeing if there are any big differences in check or as I like to say "zip" 🤣

Mine will be straightness and distance off the tee. There are plenty of options from Titleist that perform well around the green. High spin balls tend to get further offline for me compared to low spin models (B XS vs B X, ProV1 vs V1X) especially in a windy environment. The left dash would seem to be an ideal ball as I need a higher launch with driver but seem to benefit from lower spin. 

Said differently, if one of the balls was low launch and low spin so it performed similar to the Bridgestone Tour BX off the tee but with greater spin around the green it would be great. 

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I'm just excited to use this opportunity to slow down, test the balls and maybe even improve my "game" with the added focus of taking notes, etc. 

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Id like to know the feel of both.....do they feel x-firm (new Left dash???) or muted like the prov1?  

i really dont care about the chipping and putting.....i want to know how far they fly with drivers, long irons and mid irons.....

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Titleist always tends to keep things quiet and then boom. Who knows what differences in construction they could be trying with these. I'm just excited to follow this and hear all of your thoughts.

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Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

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We are starting to get shipping notifications today! Should be receiving them next week. I forgot Titleist HQs is in the NE and so far from me. 

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  • Woods::cobra-small: F6 Baffler AD DI 7S, F8 7W  AD DI 8S
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
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