MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of golf balls. Today, we’re reviewing the 2022 Titleist Velocity. To learn more about our test process, click here.
Before we dig into our Velocity Lab, some quick housekeeping: We know you’re all looking forward to seeing the 2023 balls tested. To get a broader sample of what you’re likely to find at retail, we space out our orders, which means it takes six to eight weeks or more from start to finish. That process is underway and we hope to start sharing our findings in the next few weeks. In the meantime, we’ve still got a little 2022 inventory to work through.
About the Titleist Velocity
The Titleist Velocity golf ball is designed with a singular purpose. At $29.99 per dozen, it’s one of two Titleist balls with a sub-$30 price point (TruFeel being the other). It’s classified as a high-launch, low-spin ball which is common for two-piece models.
Titleist Velocity Construction
The Titleist Velocity is a two-piece golf ball with an ionomer cover.
The Velocity is produced alongside TruFeel, Tour Soft and Tour Speed at the company’s Ball Plant 2 in North Dartmouth, Mass.
On our gauge, the 2022 Titleist Velocity has an average compression of 84. That places it alongside the Bridgestone TOUR B XS and 2021 MaxFli Tour. It should be noted that, because of the ionomer cover, it’s going to feel quite a bit firmer than urethane balls of similar compression. For the sake of level comparison, other than the Pinnacle Practice, it’s the firmest ionomer ball in our database. In fact, the closest ionomer ball in our database in the 2020 TopFlite Gamer which measures a full 10-points softer.
Your takeaway is that the Velocity is an exceptionally firm golf ball.
Diameter and Weight
All of the balls in our samples were found to conform to USGA rules for size and weight.
Additionally, all of the balls in our Titleist Velocity sample met our standards for roundness.
Centeredness and Concentricity
We flagged a single ball for a concentricity defect (significant variation in cover thickness). Otherwise, we found no serious issues within the sample.
Core color was generally consistent across the entire sample.
No cover defects were identified.
Titleist Velocity – Consistency
In this section, we detail the consistency of the 2022 Titleist Velocity. Our consistency metrics provide a measure of how similar the balls in our sample were to one another relative to all of the models we’ve tested to date.
- At the time of testing, weight consistency for the 2022 Titleist Velocity fell on the higher end of the average range.
- Box 1 was slightly lighter but, generally speaking, the sample met expectations for consistency.
- Diameter consistency also falls in the average range.
- Based on the average diameter of the balls in our sample, we’d classify the Velocity as a “large” ball.
- Compression consistency rates within the average range.
- The compression delta across the sample is 9.5 points
- That’s slightly higher than we’d expect from Titleist but better than most ionomer-covered balls.
True Price is how we quantify the quality of a golf ball. It’s a projection of what you’d have to spend to ensure you get 12 good balls.
The True Price will always be equal to or greater than the retail price. The greater the difference between the retail price and the True Price, the more you should be concerned about the quality of the ball.
To learn more about our test process, how we define “Bad” balls and our True Price metric, check out our About MyGolfSpy Ball Lab page.
The 2022 Titleist Velocity is an average quality ball relative to the market as whole and above average relative to the other ionomer-covered balls we’ve tested. It’s well-suited for budget-conscious golfers looking to maximize distance off the tee.
- One ball with a significant concentricity defect
- A single layer defect in the sample
At the time of testing, the 2022 Titleist Velocity receives a Ball Lab score of 76. That’s three points better than the database average (73) at the time of reporting.
That works out to a True Price of $30.85, a three-percent increase over the $29.99 retail price.
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