The Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash
The mysterious Titleist Pro V1x left dash started out as a prototype golf ball for professional golfers. The golf ball was intended to provide pros with a unique golf ball whose characteristics were not captured by either the Pro V1 or the Pro V1x. This practice is fairly common. Many pro golfers sponsored by Titleist (and other golf ball companies) play customized golf balls that are tailored to their games (i.e. Tiger Woods’s old Nike ball). The Titleist Pro V1x left dash is essentially a customized golf ball that has been released to the masses. Let’s get into the details:
Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash Characteristics
High Ball Flight
The left dash is a four-piece golf ball with a durable urethane cover – just like the Pro V1x. It has similar high-trajectory characteristics and is intended for golfers who prefer a higher ball flight. However, this is where the similarities end.
The Titleist Pro V1x left dash is built for way less spin that the traditional Pro V1x. The Pro V1x is one of the highest spinning golf balls on the market. Players who liked the high trajectory but not the intense spin prefer to play the Pro V1x left dash to avoid zipping the golf ball off of the green or over cutting/drawing on approach.
While the Pro V1x is traditionally a soft feeling golf ball, the Titleist Pro V1x left dash has a harder cover and a different core and casing construction giving it a firmer feel. While it doesn’t feel like a two-piece distance ball with a Surlyn cover, it certainly feels firmer than the traditional Pro V1x.
Is this the best golf ball for you?
The Titleist Pro V1x left dash is a less spinny and harder feeling version of the Titleist Pro V1x. If you like high ball flight and Titleist products this may be the best golf ball for you. If you want less spin but a lower-trajectory soft-feeling goll ball, check out the Titleist AVX.