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  1. Great observations downlowkey! I went to my supply and confirmed what you show above. I still am a fan of the ball and honestly never believed the marketing hype of the CG alignment giving you longer drives. My wife and I took the Titleist ball plant tour at Ball Plant 3, which makes the ProV, 1X and AVX, in New Bedford MA last summer. The tour host was the one of the manufacturing management hierarchy, I forget his actual title. The tour is free and would be worth it if they charged. When I left there I understood why Titleist's are priced as they are. They too use a 2 piece cast urethane cover. The cover mold is made from titanium and is super expensive to make and obviously way tighter tolerances than the MaxFli, During the tour I asked if there is any truth to the golf legend of early pro V1s being aligned in a certain orientation produced longer drives. I was told that could never be the case with a golf ball approved by the regulating bodies. That the testing conducted for the acceptance of play orients the balls in different axis's during test. If one were to provide a performance advantage, that ball would not be approved. BTW if you look at a Pro V you can see the seam along the ProV1 labeling, although far less noticeable than the Maxfli which is quite pronounced, remember what I said about the cover molds and cost of the Titliest balls. This is one of many reasons why. I like playing ProV1s and if money were no object I'd play them exclusively. I'm always on the look out for a tight course ball, one to be used on courses where if you miss the fairway there is a greater than 90% chance you lose your ball. Which is why I tried the MaxFli Tour, it's easier to swallow losing a $2 ball vs a $4 ball. If I were of greater ability and skill, and played competitively for $, then I would be playing a Titleist no question. But for me, for now, the Tours play pretty well.
  2. I don't care either! My daughter is getting married next year and I need to save wherever I can. The Tour series Maxfli is a great ball for the price and I rather enjoy playing it. It seems to have quite a following on this forum so we all can't be wrong.
  3. I've been playing the Tour version almost exclusively this year. I tried them based on the 2 for $50 deal. The thought was to use these at tight courses I play where if your not on your striking game the lost ball count can add up. After the first round I was pretty impressed so I did a little test between the Tour and ProV1. I took 6 brand new out of the sleeve never been hit balls of each I to a local indoor facility to test head to head. Plan was to hit driver, 7i and a 56 wedge. I was surprised in a couple of ways. Off the driver the ProV1 was 3 to 4 yards longer, out on the course I thought the Tour was longer. The 7i comparison was a draw, really came down to the quality of the strike. Surprise #2 was with the wedge where I was seeing 200 - 300 more rmp with the tour. The Tours have been a drop hop and stop ball for me, not unlike the ProV1s. I liked the Tours enough to go back and buy 2 more dozen with a $10 rewards thrown in made them $40 for 2 dozen. Crazy great deal for a ball that performs great. On the durability front I believe they hold up well until they encounter a tree or cart path. The balls that have made 9 or 18 avoiding those objects have held up as I would expect a premium ball to. I've bought the three finishes available but have yet to play the shiny whites. A guy on the putting green asked what kind of ball the flo green ball was. I told him Maxfli to which he responded "oh" and walked away. Brand snobbery? These are worth a try.
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