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    cjeffs12 reacted to Shankster in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    Only played a few holes with it against the XS.

    I am a high spin player and sometimes have problems taking spin off the XS. The -V1x grabs enough for me. Just feels like I’m hitting a marble.
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    cjeffs12 reacted to sirchunksalot in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    Dispersion looks slightly better on the XS, but I think I'd be gaming the -V1X.

    Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app


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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from Shankster in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    Do you have any problems holding greens with left dash? If not, definitely left dash. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    Do you have any problems holding greens with left dash? If not, definitely left dash. 
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    cjeffs12 reacted to yungkory in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    Thanks for that write up! I'm right there with you, I'll buy some if they do a bulk discount
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from jddaigneault in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    After trying the Tour B X, but since winter I did not keep up my speed training and my swing speed fell down to around 108 to 110. I did notice on my slower swings I felt I wasn’t getting all the performance out of the ball, but on my faster swings it was very long. So I bought a sleeve of the Tour B XS to try, and wow it felt and performed amazing! The added spin really neutralized my ball flight off the tee and kept it in the air longer. I had 3 drives over 300 and before that I usually had one maybe 2, and 2 more into 20+ mph winds that were over 275. With the irons and wedges they spun the right amount for me, and no loss in distance that I could tell. Around the green they would check up really well, and bump and runs were good as well. The picture is from a 7 iron off a tee on a par 3, and it stopped very close to the pitch mark. It performed as well as the Pro V1x which I play(ed). I really enjoyed the ball, so I just purchased a dozen, trying to figure out which one I will game for when they do their buy x get one free deals come along. I highly recommend trying them, I was very pleased. 

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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from JohnSmalls in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    After trying the Tour B X, but since winter I did not keep up my speed training and my swing speed fell down to around 108 to 110. I did notice on my slower swings I felt I wasn’t getting all the performance out of the ball, but on my faster swings it was very long. So I bought a sleeve of the Tour B XS to try, and wow it felt and performed amazing! The added spin really neutralized my ball flight off the tee and kept it in the air longer. I had 3 drives over 300 and before that I usually had one maybe 2, and 2 more into 20+ mph winds that were over 275. With the irons and wedges they spun the right amount for me, and no loss in distance that I could tell. Around the green they would check up really well, and bump and runs were good as well. The picture is from a 7 iron off a tee on a par 3, and it stopped very close to the pitch mark. It performed as well as the Pro V1x which I play(ed). I really enjoyed the ball, so I just purchased a dozen, trying to figure out which one I will game for when they do their buy x get one free deals come along. I highly recommend trying them, I was very pleased. 

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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from PMookie in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    After trying the Tour B X, but since winter I did not keep up my speed training and my swing speed fell down to around 108 to 110. I did notice on my slower swings I felt I wasn’t getting all the performance out of the ball, but on my faster swings it was very long. So I bought a sleeve of the Tour B XS to try, and wow it felt and performed amazing! The added spin really neutralized my ball flight off the tee and kept it in the air longer. I had 3 drives over 300 and before that I usually had one maybe 2, and 2 more into 20+ mph winds that were over 275. With the irons and wedges they spun the right amount for me, and no loss in distance that I could tell. Around the green they would check up really well, and bump and runs were good as well. The picture is from a 7 iron off a tee on a par 3, and it stopped very close to the pitch mark. It performed as well as the Pro V1x which I play(ed). I really enjoyed the ball, so I just purchased a dozen, trying to figure out which one I will game for when they do their buy x get one free deals come along. I highly recommend trying them, I was very pleased. 

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    cjeffs12 reacted to yungkory in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    I want to try these, and the XS. If the RXS is good enough for Freddy, I can't see why it couldn't be for me. That said, getting ProV's for cheaper just seems like a no brainer for price:performance
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    cjeffs12 reacted to GolfSub70 in Sub70 golf   
    Thanks for the message.  We did have a shipment come in 2-3 weeks ago but that batch was sold out before they even hit the website.  Our next shipment should be here in 3 weeks or so.  Obviously the coronavirus stuff hasn't helped us any on the shipment delays.  It sounds like these should be in the building before the end of the month though.  Thanks for the interest and if you have any questions just let us know. 
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from HardcoreLooper in Sub70 golf   
    After doing some research, all from the data on most wanted, and after hearing from no putts given, I ordered the demo set from Sub70. They should be here this week, and I cannot be more excited to test them out. Its perfect timing work has slowed down, and my parents are coming into town this weekend. So, that means I will get plenty of range time, and test the two clubs in a weekend full of golf. Can't wait to see them in action!
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    cjeffs12 reacted to dlow206 in 2020 Official Member Review: Fujikura Motore X shaft   
    I have the FexEx app which tells me when a package is being sent to me. Package from Fujikura on the way!!! Delivery date: Friday.
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from JAGolfore in Sub70 golf   
    After doing some research, all from the data on most wanted, and after hearing from no putts given, I ordered the demo set from Sub70. They should be here this week, and I cannot be more excited to test them out. Its perfect timing work has slowed down, and my parents are coming into town this weekend. So, that means I will get plenty of range time, and test the two clubs in a weekend full of golf. Can't wait to see them in action!
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from GolfSub70 in Sub70 golf   
    After doing some research, all from the data on most wanted, and after hearing from no putts given, I ordered the demo set from Sub70. They should be here this week, and I cannot be more excited to test them out. Its perfect timing work has slowed down, and my parents are coming into town this weekend. So, that means I will get plenty of range time, and test the two clubs in a weekend full of golf. Can't wait to see them in action!
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from edingc in Sub70 golf   
    After doing some research, all from the data on most wanted, and after hearing from no putts given, I ordered the demo set from Sub70. They should be here this week, and I cannot be more excited to test them out. Its perfect timing work has slowed down, and my parents are coming into town this weekend. So, that means I will get plenty of range time, and test the two clubs in a weekend full of golf. Can't wait to see them in action!
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from MattF in Sub70 golf   
    After doing some research, all from the data on most wanted, and after hearing from no putts given, I ordered the demo set from Sub70. They should be here this week, and I cannot be more excited to test them out. Its perfect timing work has slowed down, and my parents are coming into town this weekend. So, that means I will get plenty of range time, and test the two clubs in a weekend full of golf. Can't wait to see them in action!
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    cjeffs12 reacted to StrokerAce in Sub70 golf   
    Awesome!  If you have any questions at all reach out to them either directly or on social media.  Most responsive smaller OEM that I've ever seen!
    Have fun.
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from StrokerAce in Sub70 golf   
    After doing some research, all from the data on most wanted, and after hearing from no putts given, I ordered the demo set from Sub70. They should be here this week, and I cannot be more excited to test them out. Its perfect timing work has slowed down, and my parents are coming into town this weekend. So, that means I will get plenty of range time, and test the two clubs in a weekend full of golf. Can't wait to see them in action!
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    cjeffs12 reacted to JAGolfore in 2019 Official Member Review: Golfballs.com AlignXL   
    Thank you to MGS for selecting me to test the golfballs.com AlignXL.  My first impression is that these are awesome.  I have always been a Sharpie user and I did not like having to reapply the line after a few holes.  These look like they should stay on the entire round, we will see.  I did get to play some golf this weekend in San Diego and I will be getting photos of the balls used up this weekend.  In the mean time I have attached some photos of what the balls look like new and the letter from Brad with golfballs.com.  Very nice touch. 




    MGS Golfballs.com AlignXL Reivew         
    First, a huge thank you to MGS and Golfballs.com for letting us review this way of marking golf balls.  I have been a member on here since 2014 and I really enjoy all of the testing that we get to do.  I currently play to a +2.1 index.  I try to play in many amateur events in Illinois and I am always working to get my game to the next level.  Having a consistent routine and lining up putts the same, every time is a key to success for me and that is what I will try to base this review on.
    This was a little different test as I live in central Illinois and the weather this time of year is not the best for golf.  I grew up playing golf in western PA and as far back as I can remember I put a line on my golf ball.  When I was in high school, the original Pro V1 came out and I put a line under the word Titleist to line up my putts.  I still put a line on my golf balls to this day to line up on tee shots and putts.  Last year I played the Titleist Pro V1 and had some very good success with that ball.  In 2020, I am going to do my own testing this spring to determine what ball is best for me.  For this review, I chose the Snell MTB-X in yellow.  I have used Snell balls in the past with success, but it is time to find which ball is the best.
     

     
    First Impression
                  Now I understand we are ordering from a website (golfballs.com) and the packaging is not fragile.  We are dealing with golf balls.  That said, I was impressed with how well packed and secure the box was.  Once opening the box, it was more than I expected.  There was a hand written letter from the CEO of golfballs.com congratulating us on being selected for this test.  That is a very nice touch.  There are a few other companies doing this and I feel this goes a long way as it shows there was time taken for your order.  Under the letter was the box of Snell MTB-X golf balls that I ordered.  From the looks of this, you could not tell anything would be different with these golf balls.  Once I got a sleeve out you could see a nice thick line on each ball with the print FORE PLAY ONLY.   I ran my fingers over it, and it was not raised, no bumps, bubbles or anything. It was just as described a nice thick black line. 
     

    No line
     

    Line
     
     
    Looks & Durability (13 out of 15)
                  Now being winter here in Illinois I did not have many chances to play.  I was able to play 2 times in San Diego and 3 times in Florida.  During these five rounds, I used these balls at various points to see how they would hold up.  I will say my game was not where I would like it to be, and the longest a ball made it was 15 holes.  I have always marked my ball with a Sharpie, and this requires me to remark my ball several times during the round.  With the align XL from golfballs.com I did not have to worry about that.  I now the lines were scuffed up, chipped, but that is what I feel is normal abuse on a golf ball.  I would give these 13 out of 15 in this category.
     


     
    Off Course Testing (12 out of 15)
                  I have been using these balls on my putting green in the basement.  I have noticed that it is a thicker line than what I was making with a sharpie and that I do like.  In a couple of weeks I will have my hitting bay made up and will be able to hit balls in the garage.  Until then it will be just putting in the basement.  The line is something I have always used so I was not surprised by anything I see here with the indoor practice.
    On Course Performance (38 out of 40)
                  Again, have used a line on my golf ball for years.  Always with a sharpie.  The sharpie line would fade every few holes and I always have to redo the line.  Not anymore!  The AlignXL line is perfect.  It held up to full wedge shots, drives and even the random cart path.  I like how thick the line is and how it helps with alignment.  From off the tee, I use it to be in line with my target.  Putting again is the same thing.  I do want to point out that the line is much longer than the sharpie line I used and I think this helps even more with lining up.  What impressed me the most was how well the line stayed on the ball, it did get chipped and scratched, but it was never going to wear off over the course of a round.  The AlignXL was everything I expected it to be.  Good-bye Sharpie!
    Miscellaneous (10 out of 10)
                  This is where little things matter.  The note from the CEO of Golfballs.com, the package was secure, I think you could have shipped glass in there and it would have been delivered in one piece. The AlignXL was everything it was advertised to be.  I would recommend it to anyone who likes having a line on your golf ball.
    Game or Shag bag (18 out of 20)
                  The AlignXL takes marking every with a Sharpie out of play.  Being a golfer that likes a line on the ball I will use these every round I play.  I might not play the Snell golf ball but I will be playing a ball with the AlignXL line on it.  It will save me time and effort during my round as I will not have to worry about the Sharpie line coming off in the dew or rain.  This might not sound like a worry, but it is when you play in competition and you want to make sure you have the right ball.  The AlignXL will make it much easier to identify your ball and help with alignment.
    Conclusion
                  If you like using a line on your golf ball I would recommend using golfballs.com and the AlignXL.  You can customize the line with your own saying and color, an awesome feature that makes the golf balls yours.  I will be ordering my golf balls with the AlignXL this spring once I figure out which ball I will be using in 2020.
    TOTAL 91 out of 100
     

     
     
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    cjeffs12 reacted to Shankster in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    Had to edit the post. It said “off the kids and long irons they sound soft”...
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from edingc in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    ***NOT AN OFFICIAL TESTER****  I hope y'all do not mind my two cents being added to this post.  I bought the Tour B X, as it is what I am familiar with, but I intend to use the V-fit once I get past my off-season rust.  My first impressions was that Bridgestone stepped up their game with the visuals, I liked the graphic on the box. It's a vanity thing but imo it really seems they are wanting to move up in sales and it has shelf appeal.  Now as far as the ball itself, when I first touched the ball, I was blown away by the texture of the cover, and the dimple pattern looks noticeably different than the previous generation. My current gamer is the Pro v1x, but I did try the 2018 model Tour B X last summer, so I will compare this one with both models. 
    2020 Tour B X Round 1- I put this ball in play without practicing at all with the ball prior to my round, I really wanted to go into this in game mode without any ideas of how it would preform and just see how it would go.  It was a chilly, windy and a little rainy day in College Station, so the odds were not in its favor, nut I had the best round of the season so far and I really enjoyed this ball. It is very firm off the woods, and solid off my irons, so I can really notice the "REACTIV" cover is not just a marketing term, and I will touch more on this when I compare it to the previous model. As I mentioned earlier the cover is noticeably textured, and I am not sure if it was subconsciously adjusting but I really felt confident standing over the ball when 60 yards and in, and had the best pitching day I have had ever. The ball really checked up, and I had several pitches from 50-60 yards that I left within 3 feet, and for me that is exceptional and unlike my game. All I can really chalk that up to is that I felt like that cover was gonna make it stop, and I could really put a confident swing on it and it preformed amazing!  On well struck hits the ball held its line perfectly, which was needed on a day that the wind gusts were 30 mph. Another highlight of the cover and spin claims, I hit an 8-iron out of the deep stuff( 2" thin grass) I hit it clean and it launched high, when it hit the green it rolled out about 5 feet. I was very impressed with the stopping power it had for a distance, not the spin ball in the line-up. I rotated a sleeve throughout the round, when one was plugged in mud I would switch it with a clean one( lift,clean,and place). I hit a tree and a cart path funny enough, and in several bunkers all cleaned up and miraculously all 3 balls survived the round(rare) and all three look brand new.   
    2020 Tour BX vs 2018 Tour BX-  This is not a same day comparison, so this will not be a performance based comparison, but I have a ball or two left and can do that when I have a free day.  The big difference is in the cover, the big reason I did not make the previous generation my gamer is because it felt too soft. Off the tee, I felt like I was hitting a tennis ball. The 2018 was long and straight and had great durability, I just wanted more spin on my short shots, and a firmer ball. Enter "REACTIV" cover, from the first hit off the tee I was amazed, it didn't even feel like the same ball. It was not a rock or hitting marbles, it just felt strong is the best way I can describe the way it felt. Then with the irons it was softer, not soft, but again it felt solid. I had a great wedge day but I felt alot better about the chipping, and I was coming up short due to expecting more rollout that the previous model would give me. The durability is top notch as what I have noticed about Bridgestone balls. The 2018 was a great ball, but 2020 imo improved, and is an excellent ball. 
    2020 Tour BXvs Current Gamer Pro V1x-  Again not a same day comparison, but can do one in the future. Pro V1's have always been my go to ball, I will try a different brand but always gravitate back to Titleist. I play(ed) the X for the spin it had over the Pro V1. I like the confidence I get knowing they make a great product and have alot of checks the balls go through, same as Bridgestone which are positives for both( I do not need another reason for a ball going off line). I stayed with Titleist over last years Bridgestone's due to the control I had on the greens. In this round I am playing my home course, and familiar with where I normally hit the ball, but still strike is king and I had a good day, and because of that I noticed increased distance even on a wet day. On the first tee I was introduced by the distance gains the BX gave me, I hit 3 wood where I normally hit driver( working on mental game and playing a more conservative appraoch help that, and thats why I was laying up), my 3 wood went where I normally hit my driver. I noticed this throughout the round, well struck shots were about a club longer. The major performance category that I base my ball decisions on is how it performs on the greens, and it performed much like the Titleist which is my Gold standard in that category. Something that is important to me is the durability, I would have to give that one to the Bridegstone, most of my Titleist's can go one round or one bunker and then it goes to my chipping bag, and so far the Bridgestone ball holds up a little better. So as far as I see it, the 2020 BX is a real contender, and checks all my boxes.  I will be doing further testing with it as it warms up, but this very well my be my new gamer. Thanks spies 
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    cjeffs12 reacted to dlow206 in 2020 Official Member Review: Fujikura Motore X shaft   
    I finally found my driver swing yesterday, so I am even more excited to try this shaft out. Can't wait.
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    cjeffs12 got a reaction from mr.hicksta in 2020 Official Member Review: Bridgestone White Box Ball   
    ***NOT AN OFFICIAL TESTER****  I hope y'all do not mind my two cents being added to this post.  I bought the Tour B X, as it is what I am familiar with, but I intend to use the V-fit once I get past my off-season rust.  My first impressions was that Bridgestone stepped up their game with the visuals, I liked the graphic on the box. It's a vanity thing but imo it really seems they are wanting to move up in sales and it has shelf appeal.  Now as far as the ball itself, when I first touched the ball, I was blown away by the texture of the cover, and the dimple pattern looks noticeably different than the previous generation. My current gamer is the Pro v1x, but I did try the 2018 model Tour B X last summer, so I will compare this one with both models. 
    2020 Tour B X Round 1- I put this ball in play without practicing at all with the ball prior to my round, I really wanted to go into this in game mode without any ideas of how it would preform and just see how it would go.  It was a chilly, windy and a little rainy day in College Station, so the odds were not in its favor, nut I had the best round of the season so far and I really enjoyed this ball. It is very firm off the woods, and solid off my irons, so I can really notice the "REACTIV" cover is not just a marketing term, and I will touch more on this when I compare it to the previous model. As I mentioned earlier the cover is noticeably textured, and I am not sure if it was subconsciously adjusting but I really felt confident standing over the ball when 60 yards and in, and had the best pitching day I have had ever. The ball really checked up, and I had several pitches from 50-60 yards that I left within 3 feet, and for me that is exceptional and unlike my game. All I can really chalk that up to is that I felt like that cover was gonna make it stop, and I could really put a confident swing on it and it preformed amazing!  On well struck hits the ball held its line perfectly, which was needed on a day that the wind gusts were 30 mph. Another highlight of the cover and spin claims, I hit an 8-iron out of the deep stuff( 2" thin grass) I hit it clean and it launched high, when it hit the green it rolled out about 5 feet. I was very impressed with the stopping power it had for a distance, not the spin ball in the line-up. I rotated a sleeve throughout the round, when one was plugged in mud I would switch it with a clean one( lift,clean,and place). I hit a tree and a cart path funny enough, and in several bunkers all cleaned up and miraculously all 3 balls survived the round(rare) and all three look brand new.   
    2020 Tour BX vs 2018 Tour BX-  This is not a same day comparison, so this will not be a performance based comparison, but I have a ball or two left and can do that when I have a free day.  The big difference is in the cover, the big reason I did not make the previous generation my gamer is because it felt too soft. Off the tee, I felt like I was hitting a tennis ball. The 2018 was long and straight and had great durability, I just wanted more spin on my short shots, and a firmer ball. Enter "REACTIV" cover, from the first hit off the tee I was amazed, it didn't even feel like the same ball. It was not a rock or hitting marbles, it just felt strong is the best way I can describe the way it felt. Then with the irons it was softer, not soft, but again it felt solid. I had a great wedge day but I felt alot better about the chipping, and I was coming up short due to expecting more rollout that the previous model would give me. The durability is top notch as what I have noticed about Bridgestone balls. The 2018 was a great ball, but 2020 imo improved, and is an excellent ball. 
    2020 Tour BXvs Current Gamer Pro V1x-  Again not a same day comparison, but can do one in the future. Pro V1's have always been my go to ball, I will try a different brand but always gravitate back to Titleist. I play(ed) the X for the spin it had over the Pro V1. I like the confidence I get knowing they make a great product and have alot of checks the balls go through, same as Bridgestone which are positives for both( I do not need another reason for a ball going off line). I stayed with Titleist over last years Bridgestone's due to the control I had on the greens. In this round I am playing my home course, and familiar with where I normally hit the ball, but still strike is king and I had a good day, and because of that I noticed increased distance even on a wet day. On the first tee I was introduced by the distance gains the BX gave me, I hit 3 wood where I normally hit driver( working on mental game and playing a more conservative appraoch help that, and thats why I was laying up), my 3 wood went where I normally hit my driver. I noticed this throughout the round, well struck shots were about a club longer. The major performance category that I base my ball decisions on is how it performs on the greens, and it performed much like the Titleist which is my Gold standard in that category. Something that is important to me is the durability, I would have to give that one to the Bridegstone, most of my Titleist's can go one round or one bunker and then it goes to my chipping bag, and so far the Bridgestone ball holds up a little better. So as far as I see it, the 2020 BX is a real contender, and checks all my boxes.  I will be doing further testing with it as it warms up, but this very well my be my new gamer. Thanks spies 
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    cjeffs12 reacted to dlow206 in 2020 Official Member Review: Fujikura Motore X shaft   
    Wow, thank you for picking me. I will be representing all of the high handicappers who miss the sweetspot more often than not. Can't wait to see if this helps add ballspeed with good dispersion.
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    cjeffs12 reacted to GolfSub70 in Sub70 golf   
    Long story but we can't sell the hats.  I'll say this...if you ever place any kind of order (demo club, towel, hat, bag, etc) just let me know and I'll get one in there.  
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