FIRST LOOK: Titleist 2023 Pro V1, Pro V1x balls surface at Shriners Open

New 2023 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls debuted this week in Vegas.

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LAS VEGAS — It was 22 years ago in Las Vegas that the golf ball world was turned upside down when Titleist debuted the original Pro V1. Sticking with the every-other-year release cadence, the 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x commenced the Tour seeding and validation process to players this week at TPC Summerlin ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Unlike club releases, balls don’t offer the same visual technology as metalwoods, but as you could probably guess the Pro V1 and Pro V1x naming isn’t going anywhere 

2023 Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls Ryan Barath

From talking with the team at Titleist, full technical details on the new ball are being kept close to the chest but player feedback has been very strong when it comes to total performance.

In fact, the new ball was so in demand that Titleist allowed staffer Garrick Higgo to put it into play last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship and it resulted in a near-win with a standalone third-place finish.

The famous Titleist “white box” Ryan Barath

When talking with Titleist Tour Rep JJ Van Wezenbeeck, he confirmed the dimple pattern was remaining the same for the new balls and the new construction is something they’re excited about when it comes to top-to-bottom performance in the bag.

Another player that plans to put it into play this week is Gary Woodland, who tested it with his coach Butch Harmon a couple of weeks ago and was raved about the performance.

As the week progresses we will have a full list of players that put the new golf balls in play, so stay tuned for a full report.

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Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.