Titleist Velocity

Reviewed: 9 March 2012 by Andy Roberts

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Titleist Velocity

NEED TO KNOW

  • Explosive distance; LSX core technology; icosahedral 332-dimple design for consistent ball flight; value for money
  • Minimal short game spin; high velocity effect of core and cover in putting
  • Price: £28.00
  • Year: from 2012

FIRST LOOK

Never one to blame myself when making a bad swing, it’s not unusual for me to utter the words ‘flaming golf ball’ when my dimples are dispatched into the stratosphere.

The story wasn’t much different at my local golf course in Surrey at the weekend. Only this time around, the ball followed its literal definition. The brand new Titleist Velocity ball was so hot, I felt sorry that I couldn’t send it for a swim.

Having attended the official media launch of the new Titleist balls at the end of last month, which included the brand new NXT Tour, NXT Tour S and DT SoLo models, I was warned by the Titleist design team just how explosive the Velocity was. They weren’t lying.

Hype, meet distance. Ball, meet fairway.

The Titleist Velocity is geared for fast ball speed, as its name suggests. Titleist states that the LSX core technology makes the new Velocity the ‘fastest solid core in the whole Titleist golf ball line-up.’

Velocity includes a two-piece icosahedral 332-dimple design; aerodynamics that Titleist says will help deliver a ‘soaring, tight, consistent ball flight and deep down-range peak trajectory.’

The ball also comes with bright double-digit orange numbers of 00, 11, 22 and 33 to inspire confidence.

Although Velocity plays a little hard on feel, it’s a very solid performing ball for just £28 per dozen. I constantly found myself playing my second shots ten yards further up the fairway due to less spin created with the driver.

Iron shots felt remarkably pure and fairway woods were flying through the air, once again with less drag. As you can probably guess, if you like to moonwalk your ball with the wedges, Velocity probably isn’t for you. Wedge shots felt crisp despite tending to release out once on the surface. On average with a 7-iron, the ball was running out around 12-feet from its pitch mark.

The only drawback in terms of putting was the high velocity effect of the core and cover. At least you don’t need to worry about pace on fast greens. On softer, slower greens, however, these balls are superb.

VERDICT

I’d recommend the Titleist Velocity for anyone on a budget who wants to take aerial pictures of their playing partner’s ball, without wanting to completely sacrifice short game feel or iron performance.

Golfers that classify themselves as mid to high handicappers will benefit significantly on hitting longer tee shots and getting the ball to release back to the pin.

Reader Reviews

Alex Orlando
Good ball for all handicaps and improved distance off tees.
Great driving ball and longest ball by far in the titelest line of golf balls
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scratchplayer21
I use this ball and can't fault it. Best ball out there for me but not cheap

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 11:43

JimP-8-

An out and out distance ball for nearly the same cost as a premium 3 piece ball from another manufacturer. Yep it's what you pay for the brand name. Might as well be playing a TopfliteXL for a quarter of the cost as far as I am concerned.

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 20:09

Kefkef
Absolutely awful ball, bought a dozen at the start of the year, gave away the 10 I had left to mates on my stag do hoping it would drag their games down like it had mine!! Haha.

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 08:45

Taz

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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 09:33

Coatsy79
Srixon soft feels for me

Loving them so far

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 20:57

richard o

Wilson Staff, DX2, DX3, FG tour, all quality and usually 3 for 2 at American Golf.

FG tour better than ProV1 for me and when on offer £20 a dozen!

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 21:02

Ding a ling
Our worst selling ball this year. I don't see the point of it. An expensive distance ball.

Best ball by far for the money is the Ad333

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 16:32

Macrep1

Srixon soft feel for me: Cannot get the club head speed for a Prov ball to justify the price.

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 20:07

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