If you are going to call something Velocity it had better be fast and that is exactly what the 2016 version of the ball from Titleist is all about.
The Velocity was first introduced in 2012 to have a fast core with low spin and the re-engineered 2016 version features its largest and fastest core yet.
The LSX core is now 1.575 inches across and Titleist has reformulated the materials to give it the fastest possible initial velocity but with low spin.
The idea is to launch the ball high with low spin and high speed and to this end the 328 dimples have sharper edges and steeper sides to provide that extra lift to compensate for the low spin.
As you can see here from my stats on SkyTrak it spun less with the wedge than the other Titleist ball in this price range, the DT TruSoft.
It also came with a slightly higher flight and this leads to a steeper landing angle, so that is how you will be able to stop it on the green.
Off the driver the results were about the same as the DT TruSoft with a slightly higher flight, but it was around the green where you notice the real difference.
The Velocity felt firmer on chips than the DT TruSoft and even the NXT Tour and Pro V1 with a slightly clickier sound from the two piece design and NaZ2 cover.
Off the putter it was reasonably soft for a 2 piece ball, but really if you are in this price bracket then the choice is really down to whether you prefer the firmer Velocity or the softer DT TruSoft on the greens as the long game is pretty similar.
Price is going to be a driver here as the Velocity is a good quality ball and if you like something different you can also get it in a new series of double digit numbers 00, 22, 77 and 99 as well as the usual 1 to 4.
The durability from the cover was very good and therefore the 2016 Titleist Velocity is going to offer those with mid to slow swing speeds and a fast closing wallet a good combination of value and performance.