The New 2023 Breed
The 2023 Titleist Pro V1 golf ball uses an improved core for more distance and consistency.
2023 Titleist Pro V1 – arguably the best golf ball in the game – had been in development since the end of 2021.
Titleist‘s design brief was to lower long-game spin while maintaining spin levels around the greens and they say the new model, and the new Pro V1x, are “demonstrably better” than the 2021 Pro V1 and Pro V1x thanks to a new high-gradient core design.
The reimagined core in the three-piece Titleist Pro V1 is built to be firmer on the outside and progressively softer on the inside. This promotes fast speeds, low long-game spin and tighter dispersion while maintaining high levels of greenside spin.
The new core designs are inspired by the brand’s custom Pro V1 Left Dot and Pro V1x Left Dash, which both use high gradient cores and are the choice of several players on tour.
If it ain’t broke
Several of the key innovations from Titleist’s 2021 iteration remain in the 2023 model, with the cast thermoset urethane cover, the tetrahedral dimple design, and the speed-amplifying high-flex casing layer,
The urethane cover on the Pro V1 is created by mixing two components, with the liquid urethane cast into Titleist-manufactured cavities to form the appropriate dimple pattern into the cover. Titleist say the precise timing and temperature are integral to the consistency of golf’s No.1 ball.
The 388-dimple design was a huge change in the 2021 ball and, unsurprisingly, that remains on the new model to optimize aerodynamics. The casing works with the new core to reduce excess long-game spin, while combining with the cover to create greenside spin.
High Gradient Core Design
An all-new, reimagined core in the new Pro V1 is built to be firmer on the outside and progressively softer on the inside, which promotes fast speeds and low long game spin. The new cores take inspiration from the popular Pro V1 Left Dot and Pro V1x Left Dash – both of which feature high gradient cores and are the choice of several players on professional tours.
Speed Amplifying High-Flex Casing Layer
The casing layer interacts with the high gradient cores to further neutralize excess spin while combining with the soft cast urethane cover to provide unparalleled greenside spin and control.
Cast Thermoset Urethane Cover
The urethane cover on the Titleist Pro V1 utilizes a proprietary thermoset process. Two separate components are mixed, and the liquid urethane is cast into Titleist-manufactured cavities which form the appropriate dimple pattern into the cover. The precise timing of the curing process and temperature are integral to the consistency of the urethane and the performance of the ball.
Spherically-tiled Tetrahedral Dimple Designs
With a 388-dimple design on the Pro V1, the golf balls have optimized aerodynamics to fly consistently and far.
What Titleist say about the Pro V1 and Pro V1x
Mike Madson, Titleist’s Senior Director Golf Ball Research and Engineering
“We’re looking for consistency in every element of golf ball construction, from the aerodynamics down to the core.
“We always want the ball flying in the same window regardless of how it’s oriented, and we want the ball to produce consistent launch, spin, and speed on every shot.
“Consistency means when a golfer tees up a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, every properly executed shot they make is going to deliver the performance they expect and the performance they trust.”
25 Jan 2023