Pro V1 Alternatives: These Golf Balls May Be Even Better

The Pro V1 has been one of the most popular balls out there for a number of years now. They’re obviously pretty expensive, so I was curious to see if there were any other balls that are similar and possibly cheaper.

Here are the golf balls that are similar to Pro V1:

  • Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • Cut Blue
  • Kirkland Signature
  • Mizuno RB Tour
  • Snell MTB Black
  • Srixon Z Star
  • Taylormade TP5
  • Vice Pro Plus
  • Volvik S3
  • Wilson Staff Model

New balls are always being built and an easy way to figure out how they compare is by knowing the specs of the Pro V1. All you have to do is look at the box, see how many layers the ball has, what the compression rating is, and how good the spin rate is. We’ll jump into the numbers next.

Which ball do you find similar to a Pro V1 and do you like it better? Let me know in the comments below.

What Golf Balls Are Similar To Pro V1?

There are several golf balls on the market that compete with Pro V1, such as Callaway Chrome Soft and Taylormade TP5. The ball that most closely resembles the Pro V1 is the Bridgestone Tour B XS.

Not all of the balls listed above are 100% the same as the Pro V1 but they should all perform similarly. Most of them have close compression ratings, they all have a good amount of wedge spin, and are built for faster swing speeds.

If you want to know how the Pro V1 compares to a different ball, all you need to know is the specs and then you can compare them. Here are the specs of the Pro V1 and alternatives:

BallLayersWedge SpinCompressionFeelSwing Speed
Titleist Pro V13High90Soft100-105 MPH
Bridgestone B XS3High85Soft105+ MPH
Cut Blue4High90Mid90-100 MPH
Kirkland Signature3High87Mid90-105 MPH
Mizuno RB Tour4High90Soft100 MPH
Snell MTB Black3Mid80Mid90-100 MPH
Srixon Z Star3High90Mid100-105 MPH
Taylormade TP55High80Soft100-110 MPH
Vice Pro Plus4High95Mid110+ MPH
Volvik S33High85Mid95-110 MPH
Wilson Staff Model4High100Mid105 MPH

If you want to be able to quickly see the specs of other balls you can see our golf ball info chart here. All the balls we’ve mentioned have very similar specs to the Pro V1.

The main difference between the balls is how soft or firm they are. The Chrome Soft should feel a bit softer compared to a Pro V1 but the Vice Pro Plus might be a bit firmer. The way the ball feels doesn’t really impact the performance though.

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I’ve asked a number of lower handicaps what ball they play (other than Pro V1) and the most common were the Bridgestone, Callaway, Srixon, and Taylormade. Personally, the Bridgestone B XS (Tiger’s ball) seemed to perform just like a Pro V1.

If you’re someone who doesn’t want to spend 5 bucks per ball then you should look at the Cut Blue, Srixon Z Star, Vice Pro Plus, or Vice Pro Plus. My favorite of the four is the Srixon, but they’re all pretty good.

Also, the ball you decide to go with should depend on your swing speed. If you swing the driver over 110 MPH then Bridgestone, Vice, or another type of ball might be better. There’s the Pro V1x for faster swing speeds, but chances are your swing speed isn’t quite that high.

Is TP5 Comparable To Pro V1?

The TP5 and Pro V1 are quite similar since they both produce high wedge spin, they’re on the softer side, and are built for swing speeds above 100 MPH. The main difference is that the TP5 has 2 more layers and a slightly lower compression rating.

If the choice was up to me I’d play the TP5. I found that my tee shots went a bit straighter, but other than that, both balls performed well overall. Here’s how they compare:

BallLayersWedge SpinCompressionFeelSwing Speed
Pro V13High90Soft100 MPH
TP55High80Soft100-110 MPH

The price of the TP5 is also a bit cheaper than the Pro V1, so if you’re tighter on a budget that might be the deal-breaker. If that’s the case though I’d probably try the Bridgestone or Srixon.

Which Kirkland Golf Balls Are Like Pro V1?

The Kirkland ball that’s most similar to Pro V1 is the Kirkland Signature 3 Piece. Both balls are similar in terms of forgiveness and short-game spin. However, the Pro V1 feels better when you hit it and is longer on average.

A few years ago, Kirkland also came out with their 4 piece golf ball. It was actually pretty popular and did rival the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Titleist apparently took them to court though because of patent issues. Kirkland had to stop selling the 4 piece ball and only sell their 3 piece ball currently.

How do they compare? Check out our article on cheap vs expensive golf balls where we compare the Pro V1 to the Kirkland Signature.

Are Vice Golf Balls As Good As Pro V1?

The Vice Pro Plus golf ball has very close specifications to the Pro V1 and should have a very similar performance. However, the Pro Plus ball is built for swing speeds above 110 MPH and will feel a little bit firmer than a Pro V1.

Again, I’d personally prefer the Pro V1, but my swing speed isn’t over 110 MPH. The driver and wedge spin are pretty similar, the compression ratings are on the higher side, and both are pretty solid balls.

Vice balls have become pretty popular because of the lower price. That being said, I still see way more people using a Pro V1 compared to a Pro Plus. Maybe they just haven’t heard of Vice balls, or maybe there’s a reason for it.

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Hey, I'm Jon. I started Out Of Bounds Golf to share my findings after testing golf gear for the past 10+ years. My goal is to make the game a little easier to understand, whether that's with finding the right product or answering common questions. I currently live in the Pacific Northwest.

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