Oh, I like those Pro V1's and the Lady ain't bad too.

Oh, I like those Pro V1's and the Lady ain't bad too.

Post by xy » Sun, 08 Jul 2001 12:14:48


I'm swinging pretty good these days (at least with the woods) so I
decided to give the Pro V1 and MC Lady another try.  

I usually play with Top-Flite XL balls like the Hot XL.  Man, those
Pro V1's are practically as long as the Hot XL's.  The Pro V1's seem
to rocket off my Hawkeye driver.  However, if one tends to put a lot
of side-spin on the ball, the Pro V1's will accentuate any slice or
hook.  I smacked one into a tree but the rest stayed in the fairway.
The collision with the tree didn't appear to do any damage to the
ball.  So, a ball that goes long, is durable and stops good on the
green.....it's a winner.  I'm very impressed with this ball.  This
coming from a high-handicapper.

I wasn't able to pull off some early good shots with the MC Lady so I
didn't get to test it as much as the Pro V1.  It sat in the bag until
the last hole.  Then I promptly hit a drive that went longer than any
I hit with the Pro V1.  Coulda been just a lucky shot.  More testing
needed.

One thing that I did really notice with both balls was the softness
off the putter.  More so the Lady than the Pro V1.

 
 
 

Oh, I like those Pro V1's and the Lady ain't bad too.

Post by Cyril M » Sun, 08 Jul 2001 14:03:20

did you try the seam test?

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"There are simply some emotions that cannot be expressed with the club still
in one's hand" Bobby Jones

 
 
 

Oh, I like those Pro V1's and the Lady ain't bad too.

Post by xy » Sun, 08 Jul 2001 21:35:51



Quote:
>did you try the seam test?

Funny you should mention that, Cyril.  I didn't pay much attention to
the seam thing until I read the latest Golf Digest.  GD enlisted an
independent lab, Golf Laboratories, to test the Pro V1 to see if there
was any truth to it.  Guess what?  They found a gain of 6 yards when
the ball was hit off the (vertical) seam.

This occurred on most launch angles.  The one exception was when they
used the parameters used by the USGA to test balls:  10* driver swung
at 110 mph with an 8 degree launch angle.  In this case, no
significant difference in carry between the 2 different orientations
was indicated.  However, for a test which approximated a Tour players
launch conditions, using a 10* metal driver swung at 112 mph with a
10.5 degree launch angle, a gain of yards was obtained hitting into
the (vertical) seam (producing a more boring trajectory).  Good news
for average ***s like myself: 93 mph swing speed with a 12.4
degree launch angle, the gain was just under 6 yards.  

The difference in launch angles might also explain why low-ball
hitters like Sluman and Durant - who say they have gained distance
because of the ball's higher launch - didn't think as much of seaming
as Nicklausor Mickelson, both of whom naturally launch their drives at
a higher angle.

Stewart Cink (a former Titleist player who now plays the Nike Tour
Accuracy) had this to say: "All I know is that in two months, I've
never seen a Titleist player not line it up on the seam".  (-
preceeding 2 paragraphs were excerpted from GD)

There is a Pro V2 in the works which may be available later in the
year...at least for the Tour players anyways.

Incidentally, an interesting article on John Daly in same issue.

Quote:

>--
>"There are simply some emotions that cannot be expressed with the club still
>in one's hand" Bobby Jones