The Difference between the Titleist 2021 Pro V1 and 2019 Pro V1 and Prior Generations

July 14, 2022 • 4:48 am

In the world of golf, every detail matters. Your club choice is as important as your ball choice. The right type of ball can give you a competitive edge, so it’s crucial to invest in quality balls that are designed to meet your needs.

Titleist has created some of the best balls on the market, and they’ve continued to raise the bar with their 2019 Pro V1 and 2021 Pro V1 golf balls. Both offer excellent distance and performance on a variety of shots while outshining competitors thanks to superior design and technology. Let’s look back on the important dates in the history of Titleist’s iconic Pro V1 golf ball and take a closer look at how these Titleist models compare.

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When you hear the words “Pro V1,” you probably think of a golf ball. But did you know that the Pro V1 has changed since its first release?

The first Pro V1 golf ball was released in 2000. It featured a urethane cover and a solid core encased in Surlyn to optimize control and spin. The icosahedral 392-dimple design provided unsurpassed performance in flight.

2000 Titleist Pro V1 golf ball
2000 Pro V1 Photo Source: Titleist

In light of feedback from professional golfers, Titleist worked on developing the Pro V1’s successor, a new improved Pro V1, which was released in 2003 alongside with the debut of Pro V1X. The new Pro V1 can play a few extra yards off the tee without giving up any control around the greens.

2003 Pro V1 golf ball
2003 Pro V1 Photo Source: Titleist

Fast forward to 2019, when Titleist released its third generation of Pro V1: the 2019 edition. This new ball offers an even greater distance advantage over its predecessor—but there’s more! The 2019 Pro V1 golf ball also offers improved durability and feel. It is a three-piece construction with a spherically-tiled 352 tetrahedral dimple design. It now has a 17% thinner cast urethane elastomer cover system to make room for the larger casing layer, a 2.0 ZG process core for enhanced distance and consistency.

Also in 2019, Titleist released a high optic yellow version which is designed to help golfers see the ball better and play better golf.

2019 High optic yellow Pro V1
2019 High optic yellow Pro V1 Photo Source: Titleist

In addition, this is the first time Titleist has added the alignment side stamp. The new alignment aid features two bold, contrasting marks to help golfers line up the club face square at address. This can help improve accuracy for golfers of all skill levels.

2019 ProV1 Enhanced Alignment side stamp
2019 ProV1 Enhanced Alignment Photo Source: Titleist

In 2021 Titleist Pro V1 is the total performance golf ball designed to deliver extraordinary distance, ultra-soft feel and excellent greenside control. The 2021 Pro V1 features a 3-piece construction and patented soft urethane cover that delivers outstanding launch, distance and spin on all shots. Spherically tiled 366 dimples tetrahedral aerodynamic casting design provides an incredibly stable long iron trajectory with high speeds for maximum carry distance in every condition.

2021 ProV1 Enhanced Alignment
2021 ProV1 Enhanced Alignment Photo Source: Titleist

The new construction increases the compression of the golf ball while maintaining its durability, which helps to give it more distance off of both tee and fairway shots.

The difference between this and previous generations is that Titleist has made some changes in the way it manufactures this ball, mainly by making it easier for you to play your best game no matter where you are on the course.


Titleist golf balls are designed to perform in a variety of conditions, including wet and dry. This is the main difference between it and other golf balls that are made primarily with distance in mind. Titleist golf balls are designed for all-around performance and can be used not only on the fairway but also around the green or even off-the-course when playing casual rounds with friends (ahem).

There’s nothing wrong with using a distance ball every time, but if you have an opportunity to use this one instead, I highly recommend giving your game a boost overall by going for something more versatile.

I hope this article gave you a better understanding of the differences between the Titleist 2021 Pro V1 and 2019 Pro V1, as well as prior generations. If you have more questions about golf balls or anything else regarding your game then feel free to swing for less and reach out to one of our experts at Golf Ball Moneky by clicking this link !