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- August 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm #39443tommy seymourParticipant
Let’s see if Titleist proV’s are the most popular !….I have used them for most of my 50+ yrs playing this game until I found a Bridgestone B330RX this past spring , used it , been playing them since ! Could probably buy a nice boat with money I have spent on balls lost !!! 9 DAYS TO GO !! 🙂August 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm #39445Dale CraigParticipant
The one you like to play and makes you happy is the best one for you. For me I stay with the Pro V1X. I played the B330RX a couple times last year and very similar ball.
Hope this doesn’t veer to the guy who plays range balls! Dohhhh!!!!August 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm #39446Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
I have an unlosable golf ball. Hit it in the water and it floats back to you, hit it out of sight it beeps at you, hit in the tall weeds and it has a gps chip to locate it.
My buddy thought it was the greatest ball he had ever seen and asked my where I got it
I replied “I FOUND IT”August 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm #39449John CossaboomParticipant
I found a ProV at Tidewater this spring that was inscribed “I’m not lost, I’m just hiding from Scott”. I was playing the NXT Tour with good results but they don’t make it in yellow, so I switch to the Project (A). Very similar feel and, I can see it when it goes into the woods.August 18, 2017 at 1:05 pm #39451Scott PorterParticipant
I have probably played most of the popular golf balls on the market. In the past I played the Titleist NXT Tour & Tour S for the longest time saving the extra money over ProV1’s. However 2 years ago my wife purchased me a dozen ProV1X balls as a gift. After playing the next 12 rounds with out losing a ball as well as the ball flight consistency I have quite experimenting with golf balls, I am a ProV1X guy for life (Much to the happiness of Titleist I am sure). Like golf club shafts the performance of golf balls are different for each player, if you find one that you like and are consistent with the ball flight stay with it. Confidence in your equipment is a valuable thing, if you think a particular ball performs better for you than another it can do noting but help your game.August 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm #39455Aaron EllisParticipant
I have also made the switch to Bridgestone and play mostly the Bridgestone B330RX and plan to play this ball during the tournament myself!August 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm #39456Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
I do like the Callaway Chromes soft soccer balls. The red/white are hrrid to see when they get off the fairway but the yellow and black are great. Soft feel off the club and putter and you hardly hear a sound going into the hole.
I am currently using ProV1x number 35’s (thats obvious) with a printer logo
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Goat HerderAugust 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm #39457tommy seymourParticipant
You guys RAWK !!August 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm #39462Rick KimbrellParticipant
I have been switching back and forth between the TaylorMade Penta5 and the Callaway Chrome Soft. Do not see a lot of difference between the 2 and both perform well for me. I do have a bunch of ProV1x balls, just because I have gotten them at tournaments or door prizes or whatever.
As far as what ball to use in MB is concerned, play whatever works best for you, especially if we play in dry conditions. On the other hand, if we get tropical storm rains, you can play Top Rocks or Pinnacle Golds and it will not make a dimes worth of difference. When the greens are soaked, you can fire those harda$$ golf balls right at the flag and they will stop or plug in the green.
August 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm #39466Jeffrey GoodmanParticipant
- This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Rick Kimbrell.
I played Prov1x for years the tried a Snell My Tour Ball at last years Tournament have played nothing since. I think most players would be hard pressed to notice a difference between the Snell and the Prov1x. Oh and did I mention they cost about $20 less a dozenAugust 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm #39468Mike SternerParticipant
Anyone out there tried the Kirkland ball????August 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm #39474Alex GrebelParticipant
I just recently was given a box of the new Seixon Q-Star Tour balls that I didn’t touch at first but now that I’ve played them I like them a lot! I was playing mostly ProV1 but I am hitting the Q-stars at least a club longer – so my drives are closer to the green and then I need another club less on top of that. They are a 3-piece designed for moderate swing speeds and I can see the difference. I like their feel around the green too. Have scored great with them since I started using them so I’m hooked. Will be my first WA with something other than ProV1 I believe.August 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm #39477Jon CraigParticipant
Funny Story. My son Had not got me anything for my birthday or fathers day. He asked if I wanted a certain table top book. I told him that was ok, just go online and get me some golf balls(i figured a dozen). Low and behold, a week later I get a box with 5 dz green Vice Pro. I like them alot. I certainly don’t have to mark them up, as I won’t mix them up with other people’s. Nor do I imagine I will find any in the woods.August 18, 2017 at 8:47 pm #39478CHRISTOPHER JOHNSONParticipant
I’m a serious tinkerer, so I’ve tried them all. For the price, combined with the feel, leading to the performance, Calloway Chrome Soft is my choice. ProV’s are great balls, but everytime I spent over $50 on a dozen I felt like I was cheating on my wife.August 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm #39483Jeffrey BarbasBlocked
At $26.33 a dozen when you buy 6 dozen at a time, the SNELL MY TOUR BALL is a great ball. I usually play Titleist Pro V1X or Pro V1’s when I could get them for $30/dozen on EBAY with free shipping. Since those deals are getting harder to find, I will be switching to the SNELL. Bought a couple dozen last year at the WA and first round back home I shoot a 74 in a club championship. Came in 2nd net. I have nothing bad to say about the SNELL balls. It would just be an ego thing to buy balls at $45 to $48/dozen that really don’t do anything that much better than the SNELL. Buy a dozen and see for yourself. It’s a great ball.
For another option, a friend of mine did his own test on several golf balls including top brand golf balls. In his conclusion he found that the BOMB ball was the longest ball he tested. I golfed with another guy that said he and his brother tested all the golf balls they could and he came to the same conclusion. He plays the BOMB ball. He use to be a +2 handicap in his younger days. He’s in his mid 60’s now and plays to around a 4 handicap.
In both these guys tests they said the BOMB ball had the least amount of spin off the driver and went the longest.
My friend Adam is starting a new new line of golf clubs. They are called “Game Changer”. He’s an inventor. He started messing around with clubs and came across an idea to change the face of irons. These have no grooves. I took the 7 iron out to the course one evening and dropped a ball at the 200 yard marker. It plays up hill so it plays more like 210. I hit it pin high. I usually hit 7 iron 160 to 170. My friend tried it on the next par 4. We dropped a ball and he hit it. He pulls out his laser and shoots the flag at 234! He’s pin high right of the flag, but, on the green. I let him hit it on the next par 5. He’s 230 down hill. He hits it over the back of the green. After each shot he looked at me in disbelief. And I did, too. Crazy long and straight since they don’t spin very much. They just drop straight out of the sky and are usually close to where they hit.
I think my friend hit a home run in the innovation of the game of golf. They have improved drivers, woods and hybrids over the years. The golf balls, too. But no one his really made that big a difference in irons, without changing the loft of a 9 iron to an 8 iron loft. By the way, he sent these into the USGA and they approved them for play. This will be interesting to see if he can get this company off the ground.
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