Golf Ball
Fitting

#1 Ball For your game

Performance is proven on every shot. More players trust the performance of Titleist golf balls than any other ball in the world. At Titleist, we deliver performance in our golf balls through rigorous research and development, quality manufacturing, and player testing and validation. Together these efforts result in the world's best performing golf balls, designed to help you play better and shoot lower scores. Whether you are a tour professional or a weekend player, at Titleist, we know all golfers want the same thing: Performance.

The Titleist Approach

Finding the best ball for your game begins with the best approach. Proper ball fitting is conducted on the golf course and includes an evaluation of all shots. Since all Titleist golf balls provide exceptionally long distance, our focus places the greatest emphasis on approach shots into the green. You’ll hit more approaches than drives in every round and these shots will have the greatest impact on the number of greens you hit, the proximity to the hole and your overall score.

STEP 1 - GOLF BALL SELECTION

  • Talk to your local golf professional
  • Attend a Titleist regional mobile fitting event
  • Use our online golf ball selection tool and answer a few questions to lead you to a recommended and alternative
    Titleist golf ball option- Golf Ball Fitting App

STEP 2 - ON COURSE EVALUATION

  • Take the recommended and alternative golf balls to the golf course
  • Use the Evaluation Scorecard to compare both golf balls
  • Fit from green-to-tee (for the best results, put more emphasis on shots into and around the green)
  • Be sure to execute all shots using both models
  • Review the evaluation scorecard to determine which golf ball is best for your game

THE GOLF BALL YOU PLAY MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR GAME

There’s only one piece of equipment you use on every shot: your golf ball. Every shot counts and so does your golf ball. Yet we often hear golfers say they play “whatever is in my bag.” Performance and quality differences between golf ball brands are game-changing, especially around the green. Playing with the same golf ball model every round eliminates this performance variation and will help you hit more greens in regulation and hit the ball closer to the pin to convert more putts. This is one of the first steps to developing a more consistent game.

Shots per round based on average score

If you shoot 70

If you shoot 85

If you shoot 100

Drives
Shots to the green
Putts

MOST SCORING OPPORTUNITIES ARE CREATED BY SHOTS TO GREEN

Titleist golf ball fitting prioritizes the short game shots as this is where you have the greatest opportunity to lower your score. Regardless of skill level, golfers hit their driver only 14 times per round. The vast majority of shots include approach shots, pitches and chips. For example, if you shoot an average score of 85, you will likely hit 37 shots to the green but only 14 drives. Pros and amateurs alike shoot their best rounds when they minimize the number of short game shots. So, select a golf ball that performs best for your scoring shots.

Fact: You have more than one swing speed

Choose a Golf Ball that Performs on Every Shot, at Every Swing Speed

170 Ball Speed (in MPH)
High swing speed tour player
150 Ball Speed (in MPH)
High/Mid swing speed amateur - Driver
135 Ball Speed (in MPH)
Moderate swing speed amateur - Driver
120 Ball Speed (in MPH)
Lower swing speed amateur - Driver

Driver

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8 Iron is similar to............................................................................................................................

Note: The USGA sets the speed limit on clubs and balls, and the ratio is a maximum 1.5 ball speed (when hit perfectly) for each mph of club speed.
As an example, 100 mph of club speed=150 ball speed

BALL FITTING FOR SWING SPEED IS A MYTH

The golf ball simply reacts to the force applied at impact. At Titleist, we design golf balls to perform on every shot, not just the 14 drives you will likely hit in one round. For that reason, a golf ball must perform for all golfers of all swing speeds on all shots. If it doesn’t, it won’t perform for any golfer. Titleist golf balls perform for all swing speeds on all shots.

Golf Ball Compression

High Swing Speed Driver

High/Mid Swing Speed Driver

Moderate Swing Speed Driver

Lower Swing Speed Driver

High speed photography of golfers with different swing speeds shows the differences
in ball compression are virtually indistinguishable

EVERY GOLFER COMPRESSES THE GOLF BALL ON EVERY SHOT

The differences in the amount of compression across driver swing speeds are virtually indistinguishable. There is a common misconception that a player must match the compression of the golf ball to his or her swing speed. No single element of golf ball design determines the golf ball's performance or distance. Titleist Golf Ball R&D designs with multiple construction elements (such as core size, chemistry, hardness, number and type of intermediate layers, cover material and thickness, dimple design, etc.)

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to achieve specific golf ball performance characteristics. All of these elements work together to determine a golf ball's performance. Compression is simply a result of this process and is a test of the relative softness of a golf ball which relates to how firm or soft a golf ball feels to a golfer. While there is no performance benefit to choosing a specific compression, many golfers (regardless of swing speed) do have feel preferences. Golfers who prefer softer feel may prefer lower compression golf balls.

DRIVER DISTANCE DIFFERENCES ARE NOT GAME OR SCORE CHANGING

Since you will only hit 14 drives per round, prioritizing a ball with the longest distance off the tee will not necessarily help you lower your score. All Titleist golf balls are long and driver distances between each model are within 4-6 yards of each other, regardless of swing speed. Playing a golf ball that provides the best scoring performance will help you shoot lower scores.

From the tee <500 RPM

Around the green >1500 RPM

SPIN AFFECTS EACH SHOT YOU PLAY

On long shots, low spin contributes to longer, straighter distance. On short shots and chips, more spin provides stopping power to hold greens. There are significant performance differences between golf ball models, particularly on the short game scoring shots. To shoot lower scores, golfers will benefit from a golf ball that provides excellent scoring spin, the spin and control needed to hit more greens and to hit it closer to the pin with irons and wedges.

GOLF BALL PERFORMANCE PLUS PREFERENCE OPTIONS

Golf ball performance is the result of a golf ball’s design and manufacturing quality, and includes distance, spin control and consistency. Pro V1 and Pro V1x offer the best performance in the game for all golfers. That’s why in Titleist Golf Ball Fitting, Pro V1 or Pro V1x are recommended most often. Some golfers ask us, “So why are there other Titleist golf balls in your product line?” While all golfers want performance, some golfers’ preferences also influence their purchase decision. Feel, color, appearance (play numbers or markings), durability and price are all preferences. If the best performance drives your selection, we recommend Pro V1 and Pro V1x. If performance plus preference is part of your selection process, Titleist offers NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity and DT SoLo to meet different preference needs.

Scorecard PDF

Take the two Titleist golf ball models best suited for your game to the golf course for the on course evaluation process.

Advanced Scorecard PDF

For an even more detailed on course evaluation, use this Advanced Scorecard along with your two recommended Titleist golf ball models.

Best Scoring Performance

Softer

Best scoring performance for all golfers, very soft feel.

Longer

Pro V1 performance with low long game spin and higher flight.

Excellent Scoring Performance

Softer

NXT Tour performance with softer feel.

Longer

Excellent scoring performance exceeded only by Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

Good Scoring Performance

Softer

Distinctly soft compression feel with long distance.

Longer

Fast ball speed and low spin for explosive distance.

Are You Using The Best Golf Ball For Your Game?

Question 1
Describe Your Long Game Approach Shots. I Normally: