The Pro V1x is used by a lot of guys on tour and has been one of the go-to balls for better golfers for a long time now. They’re obviously an expensive ball, so I was curious to see if there were any other options that performed similarly but were cheaper.
Here are the golf balls that are similar to Pro V1x:
- Bridgestone Tour B X
- Callaway Chrome Soft X
- Cut Blue
- Mizuno RB Tour X
- Srixon Z-Star XV
- Taylormade TP5x Pix
- Taylormade TP5x
- Vice Pro Plus
- Volvik S4
- Wilson Staff Model
Companies are always making new golf balls and an easy way to figure out how they compare is by knowing the specs of the Pro V1x. What you need to do is look at the box, see how many layers the ball has, what the compression number is, and how good the spin rate is. We’ll jump into the numbers next.
What Golf Balls Are Similar To Pro V1x?
There are several golf balls on the market that compete with Pro V1x, such as Volvik S4 and Wilson Staff Model. The ball that most closely resembles the Pro V1x is the Srixon Z-Star XV.
The balls above aren’t all identical to the Pro V1x but they should perform pretty similarly. They all have a compression rating around the same number, they all have a high amount of wedge spin, and are built for fast swing speeds.
To know which ball will perform close to the Pro V1x, all you need to do is look at the specs and you can easily compare them. Here are the specs of the Pro V1x and a few other options you could try:
|Ball||Layers||Wedge Spin||Compression||Feel||Swing Speed|
|Titleist Pro V1x||4||High||100||Mid||105+ MPH|
|Bridgestone Tour B X||3||High||85||Mid||105+ MPH|
|Callaway Chrome Soft X||4||High||90||Mid||105+ MPH|
|Cut Blue||4||High||90||Mid||100+ MPH|
|Mizuno RB Tour X||4||High||110||Soft||105+ MPH|
|Srixon Z-Star XV||4||High||100||Mid||105+ MPH|
|Taylormade TP5x||5||High||90||Soft||105+ MPH|
|Taylormade TP5x Pix||5||High||100||Soft||105+ MPH|
|Vice Pro Plus||4||High||85||Mid||110+ MPH|
|Volvik S4||4||High||95||Mid||105+ MPH|
|Wilson Staff Model||4||High||95||Mid||105+ MPH|
If you have another ball in mind or you’re curious to see how other balls compare, check out our golf ball info chart here. All the balls we talked about above have very similar specs to the Pro V1x.
The only difference between the balls is how many layers they have and how they feel at impact. The Taylormade TP5x should feel a little bit softer while the Mizuno RB Tour X could feel a little bit firmer. The way the ball feels shouldn’t really impact the performance though.
I know a few lower handicaps that play the Pro V1x and asked them what other ball they like to play. The most common was Bridgestone, Callaway, and Srixon. Personally, the Srixon Z-Star XV seemed to perform just like a Pro V1x.
If you’re like me and don’t really want to spend 5 bucks per ball then you should look at the Cut Blue, Srixon Z-Star, Vice Pro Plus, or Volvik S4. My favorite of the four is the Srixon, but they’re all pretty good.
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Also, the ball you decide to play will depend on your swing speed. If you don’t quite swing the driver over 110 MPH then the Cut Blue might be better for you. There’s also the Pro V1 for slightly slower swing speeds, so that could be worth checking out as well.
What Swing Speed Is Needed For Pro V1x?
According to Titleist, having a swing speed of at least 105 MPH is ideal for hitting a Pro V1x well. At this speed, you’ll be able to compress the ball properly, which will result in more distance and optimal height.
Having the right ball for your swing speed is pretty important and it’s actually a pretty common thing. I often see average weekend players hitting Pro V1 with a swing speed well under 100 MPH and a score well over 100.
If that’s the case, you’ll probably get less distance, lower shots, and a big banana curve. Plus, there are balls on the market that will cost you less money but will perform better.
To know your swing speed, you can look at your driving distance. It’s not an exact match but you’ll get a pretty good idea. Here are some rough numbers:
- 200-240 yard drives = 80-90 MPH
- 240-275 yard drives = 90-100 MPH
- 275+ yard drives = 105+ MPH
If you normally hit the ball well over 275 yards then the Pro V1x (or alternatives) could be worth checking out. If not, the Pro V1 or something similar could give you a bit better performance.
What Bridgestone Ball Is Comparable To Pro V1x?
The Bridgestone ball that’s closest to the Pro V1x is the Bridgestone Tour B X. It’s only a 3 piece ball and the compression rating is a little lower, but it’ll still give similar results. The Tour B X is used by Bryson DeChambeau and Matt Kuchar.
This ball is a firmer version of the Tour B XS, which is the ball Tiger Woods uses. The lower compression rating doesn’t really matter as much anymore. What’s more important to look at is the recommended swing speed.
The recommended swing speed for the Tour B X is 105+ MPH, which is the same as the Pro V1x. Both balls are high spinning and workable, so it’s definitely worth looking at if you like the Pro V1x.
What Is The Difference Between The Pro V1x And AVX?
The main difference between the Pro V1x and AVX is the recommended swing speed and how it feels at impact. The Pro V1x is a firmer feeling golf ball that’s designed for swing speeds over 105 MPH while the AVX is for swing speeds between 90-105 MPH.
Generally, the Pro V1x is for professional or scratch golfers while the Titleist AVX is for mid to low handicaps. That’s not always the case, but it’s an easy benchmark to look at.
The AVX has one less layer (3) and a compression rating of 80 (Pro V1x is 100). Both balls produce a lot of wedge spin and both of them are easy to work the ball around. My choice would be AVX but that’s only because my swing speed isn’t fast enough for the Pro V1x.
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