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What Swing Speed Is Needed For A Pro V1
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Oh the power of marketing! How many amateur golfers use a particular brand and model of golf ball simply because the pros use it? My guess is hundreds of thousands and my guess is the ball most used would be the Titleist ProV1.

But what swing speed is needed for the ProV1? What swing speed is the ProV1 designed for?

The short answer to the question is quite simply a swing speed in excess of 105 miles per hour.

The Titleist ProV1 has a soft cover to give maximum spin - essential in controlling the ball - and at the same time greater distance.

To gain the distance it is designed for you need to really crunch the ball.

What the heck does "crunch the ball" mean?

The ProV1 has an inner-core which is surrounded by a large softer outer-core. This outer core compresses when the club face makes contact with the ball. It is this compression that generates the distance the ball goes. Only someone with a very high swing speed will be able to get maximum distance out of the ball.

Most golfers (and I am talking amateur and weekend golfers here) just don't have the swing speed that the ProV1 is designed for.

You probably didn't want to hear that but just think about it: why do Titleist and all the other manufacturers have a range of different balls? Why not simply have a cheap one and then a ProV1?

The answer lies in the swing speed. Each ball is designed with a different swing speed in mind.

Everyone is built differently - we have juniors, women, men, old fellas and the whole bag in between. Quite simply all of them would not have the swing speed necessary to gain the most from a ProV1.

Titleist (for a long time no regarded as the number 1 ball in golf) is not the only brand with a number of different balls with most the other brands also marketing a range of balls.

The more popular among these are Callaway, Srixon and Taylor Made.

What this means is if you don't have the correct swing speed for a ProV1 there is a ball that will suit you. It may not be one of the Titleist range, and from personal experience I know that is sometimes a bit disheartening when you have your heart set on a particular brand name, but at the end of the day whatever you play with is for improving your scores.

So go out and have your swing speed checked (provided you have a consistent swing speed) maybe you do have what swing speed is needed for a ProV1 but if not get the ball that best suits your game.

After all lots of Pros have made a switch - but I suspect that is purely for sponsorship reasons.

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