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ProV1 vs HX Tour


Well-Known Member
Dec 21, 2005
I've recently started hitting the HX Tour and I'm finding more distance off the driver (the ball stays in the air forever) and a more penetrating (lower) trajectory off irons than the V1 with the same amount of spin. Anyone else have this experience? I've never tried the V1* so I can't compare to that.



Mmmmmmmm..... Cake.......
Oct 16, 2005
You think HX Tour's better than Pro V1? What have you been smoking?!?!?!?! The Pro V1 is an excellent ball, that actually lasts more than 1 round...


The golfer fka ST Champ
Aug 31, 2004
I think the HX Tour is a little longer though I've never done a real test. I did read test results where the new, 2005 Pro V1 is suppose to be longer and have more spin.

Both are very good so you can't go wrong with either.


Well-Known Member
Oct 6, 2005
Yeah, 'tis true; the '05 Pro V1 is noticebly longer, whereas no real significant changes have been made to the Pro V1 X this year, so in terms of distance they are very similar indeed.

The HX Tour is pretty damn long and performs very well in the wind, granted, but it is noticely firmer, leading you to believe that you can't quite spin it as well at greenside, plus it scuffs pretty damn badly, too. That, indeed, is the main difference I find between the Pro V & other leading competitors "premium" ball; other balls seem to scuff much more.

Overall, I was quite disappointed with the Callaway ball. Everyone was harping on about it and I reckoned it would be as soft as their HX Blue, but I just don't like the "clickier" feel off the clubface at impact.


Life's too short to drink cheap wine.
Apr 29, 2005
I hit a "found" HX Tour on the 2nd hole, a par 3 170 yd carry over water. Liked it so much I played it the rest of the front 9, then bought a sleve at the turn. Full bore retail at the pro shop. That's about the strongest statement I can make.

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