There is a lot of hype around Titleist’s newest ball the AVX. Golfers around the country are asking big questions about the specifications and feel of this new product. Within this article we will discuss the compression rating for the Titleist AVX golf ball.
Titleist AVX vs. Titleist PRO V – What’s Different?
Titleist claims that the AVX ball will provide players with a softer feel without sacrificing distance. The idea is to create a ball that has a softer feel than the ProV1 and Pro V1x without loosing distance off the tee. One of the big questions golfers start asking when the ball claims to have a softer feel is “how soft does the Titleist AVX golf ball actually feel?” below we will dig into this question to find an answer.
What is the Compression Rating of a Titleist AVX Golf Ball?
The Titleist AVX claims to have a softer feel than the Pro V1 and ProV1x models. However, Titleist has not released the compression rating for the ball as of now. We do have data from players who have tested the product which will give us a general idea of how the ball plays and how soft it really is.
According to a one player the feel of the AVX off of irons is in fact softer than the Pro V1 and Pro V1x but not as soft as the Taylormade TP5. If we take a look at the compression of these two balls we will get a good idea of where the compression rating for the AVX lies. The compression rating for the TP5 is an 83 while the compression rating for the Pro V1 is rated at 100 while the Pro V1x comes in at 90. So the AVX will certainly give you a softer feel than the Pro V series but will not give you a ridiculous feel similar to say the Wilson staff DUO. The compression rating for the Titleist AVX golf ball likely lies around an 85 or so placing it on the softer side of the spectrum while still providing players with plenty of green-side spin. Players have reported that the feel of the AVX around the green is very similar to the feel of the Pro V series. This is great for players who are looking for a little more distance off of the tee while still retaining the spin necessary to pick the green apart.
Who is the Titleist AVX Golf Ball Best For?
The Titleist AVX golf ball is best suited for a player with a slightly slower swing speed who is looking to capitalize on the lower compression and extra distance provided by the AVX. Most players have found about a ten yard increase in their distances using the Titleist AVX on the course.
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