Not bad at all
August 14, 2009
Having done a side by side comparison of brand new (2009) ProV1x\'s versus the Links Choice refinished (2007) V1x\'s, you can definitely see flaws on close inspection. That said, these are far better than any other used ball I have ever seen and, frankly, these used and refinished V1x\'s have proven better for me than brand-new mid-range (25-30 dollar) balls like the excellent Callaway HX Hot Plus.
The ProV1x itself is simply the best ball you can buy (in my opinion) and I find it more compatible with my swing than the standard V1. Even used, they fly straight and long off a driver, work well off wedges and are a joy on the greens. For a ball marketed towards aspiring pro\'s, this is a remarkably forgiving ball for all levels. Did I mention that it goes really, really far if you have a pretty fast swing?
Unfortunately, at roughly $3.80 per new ball, the V1x is simply too expensive for all but the most special outings. Thanks to Links Choice refinished balls, I can actually use them more often and without wanting to cry when I hit one into the woods. In short, these refinished balls grant mere mortals reasonably priced access to a genuinely performance enhancing piece of golf equipment.