Will the 2023 Titleist Pro V1 golf balls survive the validation process?

By: October 5, 2022

Titleist has just started the seeding and validation process for 2023 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls on the PGA Tour at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

The final Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototypes, manufactured at Titleist Ball Plant 3 in New Bedford, Mass., were delivered overnight and arrived Tuesday morning at The Country Club of Jackson in Titleist’s white box prototype packaging.

2023 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls_resized

Garrick Higgo (Pro V1), M.J. Daffue (Pro V1x), and Gary Woodland (Pro V1x) became the first three players to game the 2023 models in competition.

Today, Titleist’s flagship models are trusted by more than 72% of players across the PGA TOUR and major worldwide tours, while the percentages are even higher at the game’s biggest amateur, college, and junior events.  

Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls were also used by the winners of all 4 men’s major championships in 2022: 

  • Scottie Scheffler (Pro V1), 
  • Justin Thomas (Pro V1x), 
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x) and 
  • Cameron Smith (Pro V1x). 

During the 3 practice days in Las Vegas, Titleist Golf Ball R&D reps Fordie Pitts and Jeff Beyers will be working with players as they continue to test the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x models – from the short-game area to the driving range, to the golf course.