The Titleist AVX golf ball is one of the premium balls in Titleist’s lineup. It was designed to have a lower ball flight, very soft feel, and excellent short game spin. I put them to the test on the simulator and I’m going to give you my full Titleist AVX golf ball review.
I’ve hit thousands of golf balls in the simulator, enough to know what to expect from the numbers, and I was a bit surprised to get a little less distance off the tee than what I have come to expect from my normal gamer, the Vice Pro. It also got less distance than the Pro V1.
Although I personally get less distance with the AVX off the tee, that is not the case for lower swing speed golfers – That’s why the AVX is featured as one of the best golf balls for distance in the lower swing speed category from my testing.
It’s not all bad though, you’ll love the spin around the greens and its incredibly soft feel. The other thing you’ll love is some extra distance with your irons, quite a bit actually!
Titleist AVX Golf Ball Review
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In this AVX golf ball review I put them head-to-head with the Titleist ProV1. I also stacked them up against the Vice Pro.
Based on the numbers, you’ll love this ball if you are a slower swing speed golfer! You’ll also love its extremely soft feel.
If you have a higher swing speed however, these might not be the ball for you. You’ll lose quite a bit of distance off the tee at higher swing speeds. But, you’ll gain quite a bit of distance with your irons.
Check out the numbers below!
The Titleist AVX golf ball is made with 3 piece construction and a single-cast urethane elastomer cover. They are rated by the USGA as low spin with a driver and low spin with short irons. They have a 348 spherically-tiled dimple design and a very soft feel.
You can get the Titleist AVX golf balls in yellow or white.
They are currently rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 600 reviews. It’s no surprise many golfers like this premium golf ball, but you’ll definitely pay for that!
- Increased Distance With Irons
- Very soft feel
- Low Spin off the Tee
- Good Greenside Spin
- Price is a bit high
- Lower trajectory causes a bit less distance off the tee
- Higher swing speed players should avoid
Who Should Use The Titleist AVX Golf Balls
Due to its price point, I would only recommend this golf ball for players with a mid handicap or better. Even mid-handicappers may want to consider other options, however.
If you are skilled enough to produce spin around the greens and you’re looking for a bit more distance with your irons, I’d say go for it!
I would recommend this ball for players with slower swing speeds. Independent studies have shown this ball absolutely does produce more distance off the tee at lower speeds (95 MPH and below). If you have a higher swing speed, consider other options!
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If you are not sure what your swing speed is, here is a swing speed calculator.
If you are partial to Titleist golf balls, the AVX is their softest ball. I’ve tested the Trufeel, which was pretty soft, but comparing them side-by-side, the AVX golf ball is definitely softer.
Titleist AVX vs. Titleist Pro v1
The most interesting part of hitting the AVX for me came when I started hitting my 7-Iron. I had the range set to 170 yards, which is slightly further than the “normal” 165 I expect from that club. I was overshooting the green non-stop with the AVX golf ball.
The first ball I hit carried 172, I had to double-check my club to make sure I didn’t have the wrong one. They were definitely going further with my irons, pretty much through the full stack.
It wasn’t until I started hitting off the tee that I ran into less distance than I would normally expect. But again, the AVX is not your best option for higher-swing-speed golfers. The ProV1 definitely had an edge in overall distance off the tee for my swing speed.
The overall trajectory of the AVX was also lower than the ProV1, which probably contributed to its lack of distance. Ball speed was pretty similar, with the ProV1 edging out the AVX.
When it came to hitting wedges and putting the AVX, there was definitely a noticeable difference in feel. The AVX was much softer! I was also able to get more spin out of the AVX golf ball compared to the ProV1.
Side-By-Side Comparison of My Best Tee Shots
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I was struggling to get the AVX up in the air, so I started modifying my swing a bit to trying to get my attack angle up. It worked to produce a bit more distance. You can see from the AVX, I was hitting up on it a bit more, but still got less distance than the ProV1.
This shot was also a bit more spin than the ProV1, so I probably could have gotten a few more yards out of the AVX if this one were a bit lower spin. But as I increased my attack angle, spin and trajectory both increased, sort of offsetting overall distance.
I also noticed the AVXs seemed to roll out a lot more. Which makes sense given their lower trajectory and lower spin.
The Titleist AVX is definitely worth considering if you are looking for a premium golf ball and have a lower swing speed! You’ll get consistent ball flight with a bit less trajectory and low spin off the tee.
You will definitely get more spin around the greens, and if you want a soft feel ball, this one is definitely for you.
If you have a higher swing speed, I would not recommend the AVX.
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