När Titleist lanserade den första Pro V1 spelade många av oss med balatabollar och diverse skräp som inte hade en chans att mäta sig med den fantastiska nya bollen. Än idag är Pro V1 den "benchmark" som många andra mäter sig med – även om det idag finns massor av bollar som är lika bra (och kanske till och med bättre beroende på hur du spelar).

Att man först nu lanserar sina toppbollar Pro V1 och Pro V1x i gult är sannolikt ett beslut som bygger på tanken att en premiumboll inte ska vara gul och att det tagit så här lång tid att övertyga någon bromskloss i ledningen om att vi är många konsumenter som gillar gula bollar.

Om ni, som jag, såg Bubba Watson spela Waste Management Phoenix Open har ni också sett den gula bollens absolut främsta egenskap. Den förträffliga synligheten. Inte bara på tv, där Bubbas boll formligen lyste upp rutan, utan även när vi vanliga dödliga ska försöka följa bollen i luften eller hitta den i någon ruffkant (eller i något oländigt skogsområde).

De gula bollarna kostar som sina vita kusiner 549 kronor per dussin. Mer info i Titleists pressmeddelande nedan.

For the first time ever, golfers who choose the extraordinary distance, superior scoring control and unmatched consistency of Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls have a new color option: high optic yellow.

Following a successful seeding and validation period on the PGA Tour, the new 2019 Pro V1 and Pro V1x Yellow golf balls will be available in golf shops this week – beginning Friday, March 15. The introduction of a high-visibility yellow color option to the Pro V1 family – the most played golf balls at every level of competitive golf and the best-selling models in the game – answers the growing demand from members of Team Titleist and golfers around the world.

PRO V1 YELLOW ON TOUR: Pro V1 and Pro V1x Yellow first appeared on the PGA Tour in late January at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where Bubba Watson put a 2019 Pro V1x Yellow immediately in play.

“I’m loving the new Pro V1x Yellow. When the R&D guys sent me the first batch of them for testing, I couldn’t wait to get them in play,” said Watson, who currently leads the PGA Tour’s average driving distance category at 316.6 yards. “I played some really good golf with the [prior generation] Pro V1x, but it’s clear the 2019 ball is even better. It’s faster, I can work the ball exactly how I want, and the short game performance is as good as ever. The ball feels great, plus there’s just something about that bright yellow finish where I feel like I can see it better. For me it was a no brainer.”

On Sunday, Kirk Triplett, playing Pro V1x Yellow, eagled the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic, marking the first victory for a Pro V1 or Pro V1x Yellow golf ball on the worldwide professional tours.

Pro V1 and Pro V1x Yellow models have also been played on the PGA Tour by Kyle Jones (Pro V1x) and Rory Sabbatini (Pro V1x), on the Web.Com Tour by Scott Gutschewski (Pro V1) and Zac Blair (Pro V1x), and on PGA Tour Champions by Mark Calcavecchia (Pro V1x) and Ken Tanigawa (Pro V1).

2019 PRO V1 PERFORMANCE: Faster from core to cover, new Pro V1 and Pro V1x Yellow have been precisely engineered to deliver the same performance improvements as their 2019 counterparts – delivering more ball speed and lower long game spin for more distance, while retaining the consistent flight, Drop-and-Stop short game control, soft feel and long-lasting durability that golfers depend on.

Pro V1 provides optimal flight and spin for most golfers, flying lower than Pro V1x with a penetrating trajectory, with very soft feel. Pro V1x flies higher, spins more on iron shots and has a slightly firmer feel.

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