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The Bag: Titleist, Callaway roll out 2021 golf balls

Titleist unveils 2021 version of the Pro V1, Pro V1x; Callaway introduces ERC Soft; Shot Scope brings laser rangefinder to U.S. market

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Titleist Pro V1 — 2021 Version

TITLEIST: Pro V1 | Pro V1x
Titleist is rolling out the latest iteration of its Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls — the 2021 version. As expected, the company claims the balls will increase distance, greenside spin and improve control.

What you need to know:
• The Pro V1 offers the greatest combination of speed, spin and feel, and likely the preferred choice of most golfers. The Pro V1 has a lower trajectory, while the Pro V1x has increased spin and a firmer feel.
• Improved technology throughout, starting with a reformulated 2.0 ZG process cores in the solid-core Pro V1 and dual-core Pro V1x. There is also the softest cast urethane elastomer cover for both golf balls and new spherically-tiled tetrahedral dimple designs —388 for the Pro V1; 348 for the Pro V1x — that aids in trajectory.
• Available beginning Jan. 27, the balls will be come in white (play numbers 1-4, 5-8 and all the same play number 00 or 1-99) and high-optic yellow (play numbers 1-4).
• The golf balls will retail for $49.99.

Shot Scope — Pro L1

SHOT SCOPE: Pro L1 Laser Rangefinder
Shot Scope is introducing its Pro L1 laser rangefinder to the United States market.

What you need to know:
• Features Advanced Slope Technology, which gives a golfer compensated distance whether a target is uphill or downhill from their location, and accurate up to 3.6 inches. Function can be toggled on and off for tournament play.
• Lens has black and red dual optics for better visibility regardless of course lighting.
• Distances can be viewed in either yards or meters.
• Six-times magnification, meaning it has a range of up to 875 yards.
• New to the U.S. market, the rangefinder can be purchased at Dicks Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, PGA Superstores, TGW.com, golf specialty stores or directly online. 
• Product includes a carrying case, lanyard, carry clip, cleaning cloth, replacement battery and 12-month limited warranty.
• Conforms to the Rules of Golf.
• Retails for $199.99.

Callaway Golf — ERC Soft 2021

CALLAWAY GOLF: ERC Soft Golf Ball
Soft only describes part of Callaway Golf's newest golf ball offering. The ERC Soft is also the brand's longest golf ball.

What you need to know:
• The ball features the red and blue Triple Track lines that aid in developing focus and finding the right alignment for putts.
• A new hybrid cover — Paraloid — created by Dow Chemical adds more speed, which also promotes higher launch and lower spin.
• Will be available on Feb. 25 and will retail for $34.99 per dozen.

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