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#1 GolfSpy Barbajo

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:54 PM

Played a round with some new Wilson balls today -- played with both the Wilson Duo and the Wilson Elite 50.

Wilson says both are low compression balls suited for slower swing speeds. Don't think I'm that slow - although at 51 we're definitely NOT where we were 20 years ago! Driver SS is in the 100 to 102 MPH range, playing MP-59 irons and my 150 club is usually a 7 iron.

Both balls felt great coming off the driver - on the drives I caught on the screws with the Duo I could swear I could "feel" the ball compressing and coming off the face hot. Good swings were high and straight -- hit over 70% of the fairways on the day, and they were plenty long. On a couple of holes I hit the Duo and a Penta or a Srixon TriSpeed and the Duo was as long if not longer.

With the irons again the best way to describe it as that I felt like I could "feel" the ball compressing on the face. It sounds silly but that's the best way I can describe it. Had been playing some cheap Tommy Armours and MacGregors, as well as Bridgestone E6's lately, and the feel with both of these balls is noticably different from any of those, and from my golf shoes - much better. It made for very solid strikes and, as the round went on, more confidence. And just as long - at least - as the Bridgestones.

Played the Elite (in yellow) and the Duo (in white) on the back 9. The Elite made a slightly different sound off the driver, but it still flew very nicely. Lengthwise it was almost exactly the same as the Duo -- had a couple of holes where the balls were maybe 10 to 12 feet apart on the fairway.

Both felt nice with the putter. My wedge work/short game was a tad off today, so neither ball did much checking up for me today - but that was more me than the ball. I couldn't make the Penta check, either...

I'd say for the price I may have some new favorite balls. $20/doz for the Duo is very sweet, and for $12/doz for the Elite's - well that's stealing.

Now that the weather's getting warmer in Minnesota - will break out the ProV's and see how the Wilson's compare. But for this day - Wilson reigns supreme!

What's in the bag:

Driver:  :nike-small: Vapor Pro 9.5*, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
FW Wood:  :callaway-logo-1:  XHot Pro 2 Deep, 12.50, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
Hybrids:  :cobra-small: Baffler 170, 190 & 220, Graphite Design shafts, stiff
Irons:  :nike-small: Vapor ProCombo 5-PW, KBS Tour shafts, stiff
Wedges:  Carnahan 520,   :titelist-small: Vokey SM5 560, :nike-small: Vr SXS 56* 
Putter:  Wilson Staff Special 1 Forged, Coutour Gullane, Mati Mamo





#2 R.P. Jacobs II

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:11 PM

Nice write-up..Fairways & Greens 4ever...

What's Inside My Sun Mountain H2N0 Stand Bag:

-TMaG RBZ ST 2 Tour(Breast Cancer Pink Head by WalkerJames) 10.5*, Graphite Design Tour AD 9003 S(74gr)

-Adams Speedline XTD Super LS VST 3FM(Breast Cancer Fill) 15*, RT Tech Midas S(88gr)

-Adams Idea XTD Super LS VST Hybrid 19*, Fubuki AX 350

-Mizzy MP-68(4i-8i),TT DG TI S400, +1/2", +2*

-SCOR 43*,47*,51*,55*,59*, Genious 12 Firm +,  +1/2"

-Scotty Studio Select Fastback Custom 1.5, 35", 350gr HW(Not from the shop, notta Tour Issue/Circle T, just a poor ass retail model B))-Breast Cancer Fill

-Golf Pride Decade Multi-Compound Cord, Mizzy Blue/Black

-Stones Tour B330-S

-Shoes: A bunch, depends on my slacks, lol
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#3 Matt Saternus

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:07 AM

I've been messing around with some Duo's myself and there is no ball that feels quite like it. It almost feels like a Super Ball, very springy.

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#4 GolfSpy Barbajo

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

I've been messing around with some Duo's myself and there is no ball that feels quite like it. It almost feels like a Super Ball, very springy.


right about the unique feel...it's really different. Almost feels like the ball wants to stay on the club face for as long as it can before taking off. Almost like a good hit with a tennis racket...

The Elite 50 did feel a bit different, not bad at all - just different. For the price, both balls are pretty amazing. Hope to get out later this week and compare with ProV's.

What's in the bag:

Driver:  :nike-small: Vapor Pro 9.5*, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
FW Wood:  :callaway-logo-1:  XHot Pro 2 Deep, 12.50, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
Hybrids:  :cobra-small: Baffler 170, 190 & 220, Graphite Design shafts, stiff
Irons:  :nike-small: Vapor ProCombo 5-PW, KBS Tour shafts, stiff
Wedges:  Carnahan 520,   :titelist-small: Vokey SM5 560, :nike-small: Vr SXS 56* 
Putter:  Wilson Staff Special 1 Forged, Coutour Gullane, Mati Mamo





#5 R.P. Jacobs II

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

Barbajo or Matt, would you say that the Duo is longer than your current ball?...Fairways & Greens 4ever...

What's Inside My Sun Mountain H2N0 Stand Bag:

-TMaG RBZ ST 2 Tour(Breast Cancer Pink Head by WalkerJames) 10.5*, Graphite Design Tour AD 9003 S(74gr)

-Adams Speedline XTD Super LS VST 3FM(Breast Cancer Fill) 15*, RT Tech Midas S(88gr)

-Adams Idea XTD Super LS VST Hybrid 19*, Fubuki AX 350

-Mizzy MP-68(4i-8i),TT DG TI S400, +1/2", +2*

-SCOR 43*,47*,51*,55*,59*, Genious 12 Firm +,  +1/2"

-Scotty Studio Select Fastback Custom 1.5, 35", 350gr HW(Not from the shop, notta Tour Issue/Circle T, just a poor ass retail model B))-Breast Cancer Fill

-Golf Pride Decade Multi-Compound Cord, Mizzy Blue/Black

-Stones Tour B330-S

-Shoes: A bunch, depends on my slacks, lol
__________________________________

 

I Am A Very Kind, Compassionate & Understanding Man......

 

Until It Is Time To Cease Being Kind, Compassionate & Understanding....

 

RP Jacobs II

 


#6 GolfSpy Barbajo

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

Barbajo or Matt, would you say that the Duo is longer than your current ball?...Fairways & Greens 4ever...


Hit them side by side with both the Penta and the Srixon TriSpeed - Duo was every bit as long as both. Hard to say if they were seriously longer, but they certainly weren't any shorter. Closest comparisons were that they seemed a tad longer than either the Penta or Srixon. Can't wait for a head to head ProV comparison.

What's in the bag:

Driver:  :nike-small: Vapor Pro 9.5*, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
FW Wood:  :callaway-logo-1:  XHot Pro 2 Deep, 12.50, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
Hybrids:  :cobra-small: Baffler 170, 190 & 220, Graphite Design shafts, stiff
Irons:  :nike-small: Vapor ProCombo 5-PW, KBS Tour shafts, stiff
Wedges:  Carnahan 520,   :titelist-small: Vokey SM5 560, :nike-small: Vr SXS 56* 
Putter:  Wilson Staff Special 1 Forged, Coutour Gullane, Mati Mamo





#7 R.P. Jacobs II

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:46 PM

Hit them side by side with both the Penta and the Srixon TriSpeed - Duo was every bit as long as both. Hard to say if they were seriously longer, but they certainly weren't any shorter. Closest comparisons were that they seemed a tad longer than either the Penta or Srixon. Can't wait for a head to head ProV comparison.

Thanx, I'm gonna pick up a dozen..I've always had a soft spot for Wilson Staff since my days with the FG-17s & 8802 putter, which I just took out of the bag in 2005....Because of JMiller's review of the FG-62s, I picked up a set, though I've got the Mizzys in the bag now..Back in the day, Staff had no equal...Again, thanx for the response...Fairways & Greens 4ever....

What's Inside My Sun Mountain H2N0 Stand Bag:

-TMaG RBZ ST 2 Tour(Breast Cancer Pink Head by WalkerJames) 10.5*, Graphite Design Tour AD 9003 S(74gr)

-Adams Speedline XTD Super LS VST 3FM(Breast Cancer Fill) 15*, RT Tech Midas S(88gr)

-Adams Idea XTD Super LS VST Hybrid 19*, Fubuki AX 350

-Mizzy MP-68(4i-8i),TT DG TI S400, +1/2", +2*

-SCOR 43*,47*,51*,55*,59*, Genious 12 Firm +,  +1/2"

-Scotty Studio Select Fastback Custom 1.5, 35", 350gr HW(Not from the shop, notta Tour Issue/Circle T, just a poor ass retail model B))-Breast Cancer Fill

-Golf Pride Decade Multi-Compound Cord, Mizzy Blue/Black

-Stones Tour B330-S

-Shoes: A bunch, depends on my slacks, lol
__________________________________

 

I Am A Very Kind, Compassionate & Understanding Man......

 

Until It Is Time To Cease Being Kind, Compassionate & Understanding....

 

RP Jacobs II

 


#8 Matt Saternus

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:02 AM

Barbajo or Matt, would you say that the Duo is longer than your current ball?...Fairways & Greens 4ever...


I guess I would have to play golf to know that...something I don't really do much of anymore. :(
But I will have launch monitor numbers soon! :D

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#9 GolfSpy Barbajo

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

Played this morning and compared the Duo to the ProV1. And off the tee the verdict is...

Not a hell of a lot of difference. When hitting both off the tee, I had mishits with the Duo that were nearly as long as good hits with the ProV. Solid strikes with both (didn't have my best driving day) didn't produce any drastic differences -- nothing that made me say "whoa!"

Hydrid and long iron shots - both flew off the club nicely. Not much difference in mid-irons, either. Now the thing that really floors me -- I preferred the Duo over the ProV on shirt iron and wedge shots. I could get both to hop 'n stop...I haven't had much spin-back success with anything other than a Penta, and both of these performed about the same for me. Chipping and putting - had success with both.

As best as I can tell - with MY game (102 driver SS, 7 iron as my 150 club) there ain't a whole hell of a lot of difference between these two. Have played other "low-end" balls -- Tommy Armour chief among them, and the Duo (as well as the Elite 50) outclasses them easily. When it comes to comparing to the big boy balls -- well, for my game there just didn't seem to be much difference today. Hit good shots with both, and bad shots with both -- both hopped 'n stopped for me and good driver swings produced very similar results.

That said - $20/doz vs. $45+/doz? Hmmmmm.....

Something in my head tells me the ProV should be better and that I'm missing something - because the old adage says if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

But I am gonna score me some more Duo's!

What's in the bag:

Driver:  :nike-small: Vapor Pro 9.5*, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
FW Wood:  :callaway-logo-1:  XHot Pro 2 Deep, 12.50, Aldila Tour Green shaft, stiff
Hybrids:  :cobra-small: Baffler 170, 190 & 220, Graphite Design shafts, stiff
Irons:  :nike-small: Vapor ProCombo 5-PW, KBS Tour shafts, stiff
Wedges:  Carnahan 520,   :titelist-small: Vokey SM5 560, :nike-small: Vr SXS 56* 
Putter:  Wilson Staff Special 1 Forged, Coutour Gullane, Mati Mamo





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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:25 AM

Played a round with some new Wilson balls today -- played with both the Wilson Duo and the Wilson Elite 50.

Wilson says both are low compression balls suited for slower swing speeds. Don't think I'm that slow - although at 51 we're definitely NOT where we were 20 years ago! Driver SS is in the 100 to 102 MPH range, playing MP-59 irons and my 150 club is usually a 7 iron.

Both balls felt great coming off the driver - on the drives I caught on the screws with the Duo I could swear I could "feel" the ball compressing and coming off the face hot. Good swings were high and straight -- hit over 70% of the fairways on the day, and they were plenty long. On a couple of holes I hit the Duo and a Penta or a Srixon TriSpeed and the Duo was as long if not longer.

With the irons again the best way to describe it as that I felt like I could "feel" the ball compressing on the face. It sounds silly but that's the best way I can describe it. Had been playing some cheap Tommy Armours and MacGregors, as well as Bridgestone E6's lately, and the feel with both of these balls is noticably different from any of those, and from my golf shoes - much better. It made for very solid strikes and, as the round went on, more confidence. And just as long - at least - as the Bridgestones.

Played the Elite (in yellow) and the Duo (in white) on the back 9. The Elite made a slightly different sound off the driver, but it still flew very nicely. Lengthwise it was almost exactly the same as the Duo -- had a couple of holes where the balls were maybe 10 to 12 feet apart on the fairway.

Both felt nice with the putter. My wedge work/short game was a tad off today, so neither ball did much checking up for me today - but that was more me than the ball. I couldn't make the Penta check, either...

I'd say for the price I may have some new favorite balls. $20/doz for the Duo is very sweet, and for $12/doz for the Elite's - well that's stealing.

Now that the weather's getting warmer in Minnesota - will break out the ProV's and see how the Wilson's compare. But for this day - Wilson reigns supreme!


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:27 AM

MAN I COULD NOT OF SAID IT BETTER PLAYED THE Q STAR IN THIRTY MILE WINDS TODAY AND THE DUO THAT I HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE FEEL COMING OFF THE CLUB REMINDS ME WHEN I WAS 18 THE DUO HANDS DOWN A WINNER ESPECIALLY FOR STOPPING A BALL ON THE GREEN I CAN SPIN IT WHICH I HAVE MUCH DIFFICULT WITH OTHER BALLS IT IS NICE TO SEE ONE HOP AND STOP
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