Stage 1 â€“ Snell MTB Black
First I would like to thank MyGolfSpy and Snell for the opportunity to test and provide them feedback on their golf balls. My name is Chris and I live in the Little Rock, AR area (and my parents live in the same town that John Daly is from as well). There are some very nice courses around this state and I love to explore new courses to help develop my game. I love the game causes of the challenges it gives me but I also love getting outdoors with good friends and having a wonderful time. Golf has opened some new avenues for me as well.
In 2013, I decided to volunteer at the Western Amateur here in Arkansas. From that point on I was hooked and wanted to volunteer at a higher level golf tournament. In June of 2014, I decided to volunteer for the Fedex St. Jude Classic in Memphis, TN. The following year I decided to do fund raising for St. Jude in conjunction with the golf tournament. If you have never volunteered at a PGA or LPGA level event, you do not know what you are missing. This is will be my 4th year on the SHOTLink Committee and it as much fun as playing a round of golf. Getting to be inside the ropes and see some great players up close.
I've been playing for about 8 years and have been gradually improving over the years with my game and equipment. From taking 4 to 6 lessons a year to lots of range time to gradually tweak my swing, I can honestly say that I am proud of my progression considering my work schedule. I Finally saw some major improvements at the of last year and hope to carry that forward reach single digits.
What's in my bag right now:
Driver: Callaway XR Stiff Flex
Fairway Wood: Callaway Steelhead XR 3 Wood Regular Flex
Irons: Bridgestone J15CB
Wedges: Cleveland RTX3 54 & 58
Putter: Scotty Cameron
Golf Ball: Bridgestone E6
As far as my golf game goes, I am not one of the longer hitters so I tend to want my Driver ball flight to be lower to give me a little more roll out. I tend to hit a higher ball flight with my irons that lands softer on the greens and gives me a decent amount of spin. The E6 ball fits into my game pretty well because I love the feel around the greens with it but it is very consistent off the tee.
As an amateur, it is nice to be able to find an alternative to the brand name golf balls that can not only fit well in a budget but give us comparable results. Not everyone out there can afford the same high end brands played on Tour so any alternative is something I am definitely interested in. I looking forward to seeing if the Snell MTB Black can improve on the distance off the tee and the feel around the greens. I need to have. I look forward to putting it up against my current ball and give you an idea of how it matches up.