TITLEIST VE­LOC­ITY

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Pow­ered for dis­tance, says Titleist. A softer core and faster cover blend com­bine to gen­er­ate ex­tremely low spin and more dis­tance. Ex­pect a higher ball flight, which Titleist says means shots stop on the green. In Titleist’s words the Ve­loc­ity of­fers “playable short game feel”.

The “pow­ered for dis­tance” tagline cer­tainly rang true for our pro, as the Ve­loc­ity was his long­est car­ry­ing ball (280 yards), though it’s worth not­ing five other balls were within five yards. The Ve­loc­ity was also our pro’s low­est­spin­ning ball with the driver, which to us says Titleist has pulled out all the stops to make it long. That said, peak height with the irons was just a yard down on the high­est which would aid get­ting shots to stop on a green. Of all the balls

WE SAY: VER­DICT: Lay­ers: Cover ma­te­rial:

Colours:

Two

Ionomer blend White, Or­ange, Pink tested the Ve­loc­ity is clos­est to what golfers would con­sider a “tra­di­tional” dis­tance ball; it didn’t com­press nearly as much as some softer, lower com­pres­sion op­tions.

No doubt the Ve­loc­ity is long. For us there’s a trade-off in feel for that speed and dis­tance, but we reckon it suits a wide au­di­ence of swing speed golfers. Most at home in the hands of golfers want­ing to rinse ev­ery last yard out of their game.

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