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  1. MYGOLFSPY MASTER GOLF BALL REVIEW THREAD Purpose: To become the Internet's number one source of truth on golf balls and help the MyGolfSpy community members to find the right ball. How it works: You play a ball, hit up this thread and write a review using the template below FOLLOW THE TEMPLATE TO A TEE (very important for to use our ratings and naming conventions for consistency) using these will make it easy for experienced and less experienced golfers to give a review. People then read/ask questions/give follow ups etc We will link all reviews within thread at bottom of this post for quick access. Explaining the template categories Distance It's hard to tell if a ball is going exactly 2 yards or 6 or 10 yards less or further, but most will be able to say "same, better or less" Trajectory - high, mid, low Should be self explanatory Spin Suck back - high spin Hop & stop - high spin but not coming back 5 feet Release some - trends to run out a bit Roll out - there's no coming back Feel - firm, crunchy, soft, mushy Should be self explanatory Durability (1 round) - like new, scuffed but payable, rough shape Should be self explanatory Rating Gamer - could replace or become part of current rotation Casual - would play again if given or found Avoid - do not like Notes or writeup Use this section to tell us everything you thought about the ball, compare it to other balls and all other observations ------------------------- **Please use our ratings and naming conventions for consistency** -THE TEMPLATE- PHOTO The player: Current gamer - name/model of ball you current game Handicap or Ave score - e.g. 7.3 or 86 7 iron carry distance with current ball - e.g. 165y Trajectory - high, mid, low Putter - brand/model/insert + feel - firm, medium, soft The ball: Name of ball + model year Distance - same, better, less Trajectory - high, mid, low Spin - suck back, hop & stop, release some, roll out Feel - firm, crunchy, soft, mushy Durability (1 round) - like new, scuffed but payable, rough shape Rating - Gamer, Casual, Won't game at all Notes or writeup: Paragraph or two, or just notes *Try and tell us what you thought Extra photos at end ----------------------- REVIEW LINKS: 2018 Bridgestone Tour B RX Peanut05 - "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=354271 Maxfli Softfli This2Win - "won't game at all" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=383990 TaylorMade TP5x joyzee - "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=380553 chisag - "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=338573 Vice Pro Plus NickDog - "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=376971 Tour mellow - "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=392975 2017 Callaway Chrome Soft mackdaddy - "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=373569 Chrome Soft X chershey "casual" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=266551 Costco Kirkland Signature Chisag "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=266936 Golfinnut "casual" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=275779 MG Tour C4 PlaidJacket "Gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=309323 Snell My Tour Ball Ty Pettit "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=277189 Srixon ZStar XV Street11 "new gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=275687 ZStar Shankster "Gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=317190 Q Star Tour MBP "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=266371 OnCore Elixr MBP "Won't game at all" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=335025 TaylorMade TP5x Lowie "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=280654 Shankster "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=318054 Titleist ProV mDumble21 "casual" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=308778 Wilson FG Tour Shankster "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=278342 mdumble21 "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=280582 Duo U GolfSpy MBP "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=309310 2016 Nike RZN Black Tour Cwojtowicz "gamer" - https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18861-mygolfspy-master-golf-ball-review-thread/?p=267542
  2. This one's been a popular request - Bridgestone is officially announcing the Tour B XS in Tour Yellow. Let the rejoicing commence!! Previously, of the Tour B line only the lower compression (comparatively) RX and RXS featured Tour Yellow as an option. The firmer, Tour-level performance Tour B X and Tour B XS had only been available in white - and every story we've run on the blog about Bridgestone balls the comment section was clamoring for more Tour Yellow. The Tour B XS is, of course, the ball used by Bryson and Tiger. Here's the release plus some pictures to make you happy today... BRIDGESTONE GOLF INTRODUCES TOUR B XS YELLOW IN RESPONSE TO PLAYER DEMAND Leader in Golf Ball Innovation Gives Players What They Want COVINGTON, Ga. – (March 10, 2021) - Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, announced today the release of the new Bridgestone TOUR B XS in yellow. Featuring all the same advanced performance features and innovative technologies as the standard TOUR B XS, which was designed with help of Tiger Woods, the new yellow version is a direct result of consumer demand. “The TOUR B XS has a very large and enthusiastic following from players with fast swing speeds who are seeking additional spin control around the green,” said Elliot Mellow, Golf Ball Marketing Manager at Bridgestone Golf. “A significant number of those players indicated a desire for a yellow option on our TOUR B XS model, and, being in tune with our consumers, we created it for them.” Like the standard white TOUR B XS, the yellow version features REACTIV cover technology, which employs an “impact modifier,” to allow the urethane to behave differently based on swing speed. For example, when struck with a driver or any longer club, the REACTIV urethane cover “reacts,” as a firmer, more resilient material, providing more speed and distance. However, on slower swings with a wedge or short iron, the cover performs like a softer material, creating more shot-stopping spin and control. “While others focus on marketing hype and decorations, we’ve focused on making a better performing ball,” said Dan Murphy, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “The REACTIV cover technology is the most dramatic change to cover construction since 2000 when we led the industry from Balata to Urethane covered Tour balls.” Other features of the TOUR B XS yellow include a three-piece construction, patented Gradational Compression Core, and an Active Acceleration Mantle that helps provide maximum distance in the long game. Another noteworthy aspect of the TOUR B XS yellow is that unlike many other colored urethane models, it does not need to be painted, as the injection molded urethane cover material already contains yellow pigment. Removing this step in the production process yields a more consistent product that performs identically to the standard white model (which also does not require a painting process). The new Bridgestone TOUR B XS yellow golf ball with be available at retail on March 12 and will feature a street price of $44.99/dozen. For help selecting which premium Bridgestone model is the right ball for them, consumers should try Bridgestone’s VFIT for a free video ball-fitting consultation.
  3. The ball lab report for ProV 1 is on the home page, here is a link to it. As expected the ProV1 scored very well in every category across the board. Share your thoughts below! https://mygolfspy.com/ball-lab-2019-titleist-pro-v1/
  4. Don’t know if anyone has posted it before, but I just saw Vice golf balls being sold in my local Target (picture attached). Seems to me that this changes the idea and brand around Vice golf. A few of my thoughts below: How will this affect price? We all know stores require a cost markup to increase margin. Plus, their main value proposition is that it’s a premium for “half the cost” of the other guys. If they keep the same price, how would that affect quality? They would have to cut costs somewhere. How will these balls stack up when they are next to the big leaders in the shelf? We also lose the main cost saving opportunity of buying in bulk. Very curious to see what you all think as well.
  5. Thanks to the hivemind on the irons forum, I got incredible feedback and advice that helped lead to m,y buying my first set of clubs (I'm a 58-yr-old beginner!) So now that that is done, could used some help choosing the right golf balls . . . I've tried a few different ones based on price and readings, and have been mainly playing the Callaway SuperSoft's (compression of 35). In getting ready to break in my new Tommy Armours, I thought to look at other comparable low compression golf balls, as I understand those are the "best" ones for beginners like myself with slow swing speed. I just found the Titleist DT TruSoft's and the Wilson Duo Soft Spin (with a compression of 40) which are both on sale at Dick's and got very favorable reviews. Since you folks have much more experience, thought to solicit your valuable opinions on what I should be playing this season? Thanks . . . Marty!
  6. I have finally come to the point where i am going to play the same ball over and over so I can trust consistency. I was considering getting fit for a ball, but I fear the quality of that experience. The local golf shop 2nd Swing here in Minneapolis offers this as a service, but am I better off just playing balls that I really like? What are the odds they actually fit me one that is better? I have a bunch of Pro v1 balls from birthday gifts but recently tried out the Srixon Q Star Tour and Loved it! Super far and tight off the tee and just enough check up on my approach shots. Has anyone gotten fit and enjoyed it? Or am I better just to play with a ball I know I like and go from there? Thanks guys!
  7. WTT 4 dozen TM TP5 (2019 Version - No Logos or Script) for 4 dozen 2019 Titleist Pro V1x, no logos or script. White or Yellow okay.
  8. Cleveland Srixon #FitLikeAPro: 6 Month Report My journey to better began last November during the MyGolfSpy #FitLikeaPro Cleveland/Srixon experience at their headquarters in Huntington Beach, California. It was a whirlwind adventure over 2 days that involved full bag fittings, a tour of HQ, sit down dinners with all the people in the know from marketing to R&D and a few quality holes of golf. Yes, it's been 6 months since I visited California, but I didn't want to rush back and write something without putting legit playing time on these while still drunk on the Srixon koolaid. I did that after the TaylorMade #LoftUp trip to the Kingdom and learned my lesson, that driver and I were so such a mismatch it was straight up commical. I've already taken a lot of flak and jabs (jokingly I hope) from buddies who see my social media and say I've become a part of the Srixon axis of evil hive collective taking over the internet, or I've been brainwashed by my free trip, but that's just not true and I can speak to that on two levels. First, I went to Cleveland/Srixon, so as MGS staffer I'm the guy with first hand knowledge of the product. If I had gone to PING, Callaway, or TaylorMade my social media and forum voice would be the same because that's the product I can actually attest to. Secondly, and this one's important: Cleveland/Srixon products flat out perform and I'll get into that more in-depth as we go on. When I arrived in Cali I was met by Eli Miller (Marketing Communications Manager) at the airport and whisked off to a little Mexican joint, there we hooked up with the rest of the MGSers and Noelle Zavaleta (Marketing Communications Associate). This was a non pretentious lunch and set the tone early as to who Cleveland/Srixon are: a company run by real everyday people just like you and me, who just want to tell you their story. Nothing about it felt forced or staged, they come across as genuine. The fitting experience was great. I spent the majority of it hanging out with Cleveland/Srixon marketing and PR gurus Eli and Noelle where I learned all the great details of the 2017 Z series lineup. I also learned that their staff are extremely​ knowledgeable and golf experienced outside their title roles as Eli fit me through the entire bag. So now 6 months removed from my tryst in Huntington Beach, the honeymoon is over and I feel I'm finally in a good place to speak to the product. I've got 2 solid months of golf in, which have started their typical way as they seem to annually for me. Month one my ball striking is lights out, can't miss a shot and short game is meh. Month two is a complete reversal where I'm between my old swing and new, but my short game is lights out and I'm still shooting around par. But all this is good, why? Because I can speak to how each product affects or helps my game during inconsistent struggles and when it's on. So with that said let's take a look at Cleveland/Srixons 2017 lineup with what's in my bag. Driver Srixon Z565 10.5* with Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 7 73g Stiff shaft My impressions going into this was that Srixon is an iron and ball company and that drivers (woods) were just a product sku to fill out a full bag listing; I couldn't have been more wrong. The driver may actually be the shining star of the whole 2017 Srixon lineup, but don't just take it from me, there's a reason MyGolfSpy named the Z565 the 2017 Most Wanted driver and the Z765 rounded out the top 5 and I'll say it again--they flat out perform. 2017 Srixon drivers are powered by 3 new key technologies: a power wave sole, stretch flex cup face and lightweight crown.. Well R&D must be onto something because I've been not only smashing the cores out of balls, but hitting a lot of fairways at the same time. The unsung hero though might be the stock shaft offerings with 2017 Srixon drivers - the Miyazaki Kaula line. Here it pays to own a high end shaft company as Srixon do and because of this they can offer the Kaula to golfers in 4 profiles and 32 different configurations to find the best fit for each player. Kaula models consist of: KIRI - for players who need to increase distance with a higher launch. MIZU - mid launch mid spin fitting a wide range of players who want maximum distance and control. MIZORE - high-speed players who prefer a low-mid trajectory with low spin. KORI - high-speed players who prefer a penetrating launch with low spin. OK enough tech talk... The Z565 has been as long as anything for me and it it's finding fairways. I think that speaks to its workability as much as the tech that keeps it from straying offline. I want to point out one thing good or bad - these drivers are loud, you know when you've smacked one and your group will tell they heard it. Probably my biggest takeaway from this driver is it's ability to produce minimal distance loss on miss-hit shots, yes I've hit some skanky drives this year and never find myself more than a club back of optimal distance. My own performance aside, I've seen others with the same results. On the trip KCLeo (this guy's pure stick and can golf a ball) was fit to the Z765 and has long struggled to find an ideal low spin and workable combination. He was nutting the driver and if you follow his social media continues to to this day. SCC4380 (Steve) was fit into a Z565 9.5⁰ driver with a Miyazaki Kaula Mizore 6 S shaft and may have hit his career drive on our 6th hole, which I swear was somewhere in the 340 yard range. So yes those are guys who joined me on the Srixon smchooz fest trip, what about the pure and unsullied masses? A good friend and member of my weekly foursome put his order in last week for a very similar setup to mine, he just couldn't get over how well I'm hitting it. My takeaway from all this - Srixon is a driver company and should be on your list of drivers to try. 3 wood F65 3 15* wood with Miyazaki Since my late 80's TaylorMade spoon, I haven't met a 3 wood I loved... A lot of that plays into look and comfortability at address . The Z F65 3 wood not only sits nice, but performs and feels like the Z series drivers. Not much more to say here, it works, but I’m sure I could hate it in a month just because it's a 3 wood. Utility U65 2 utility iron with Nippon Modus3 120 S shaft Want a hybrid that doesn't tend to flip over into hooks, enter the Srixon U65 utility series clubs. These things like to hold straight or baby cuts and they got everything covered in the distance department too. These are the perfect clubs for those who don't like the look of hybrids at address. Irons Srixon Z565 4-5 & Z765 6-PW with Nippon Modus3 120 S shafts V.T. Soles - that's the magic of these beauties. Designed to move through the ground easier and help tighten up shot dispersion. Translated: they make club go fast through the grass. You can be tired, lazy, hitting em fat and they still cut through the turf and minimize your miss-hits. Believe me I've seen it. The Z565 irons are compact for a cavity back not much bigger than the Z765, feel really smooth and offer quite a bit more playability than they suggest. I went with these in the long irons because they just added a touch more confidence on long shots. Other than my semi-shovels RocketBladez have I found it this easy to get long irons up in the air and and stop them near targets. Z765 in the mid and short irons were a no brainer. A Slimmer muscle cavity loaded with improvement technology that feel like butter. When you pure one these it feels as good as any irons on the market and I've hit the proclaimed kings: the Mizuno line. I was fit into the stock Nippon Modus3 120 option and it's a incredible pairing for a stock combo. Oh and I should mention, Srixon irons tested really well at MyGolfSpy HQ too. https://www.mygolfspy.com/tested-2017-srixon-z-series-irons/ Wedges Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw V-MG sole with Nippon Modus3 120 S shafts 50*-54*-58* These come in 3 grinds and like Srixon irons, feature Cleveland's extremely versatile V-Sole technology. I was fit to the V-MG which is a mid-range bounce and adapts nicely to the variable course conditions I experience in Pacific Northwest. The combinations of sole technologies combined with micro milling and laser milled face technologies have been noticeable when pulling off shots I haven't been able to make in years. As an example I had a 50 yard, half wedge pitch recently that that I could hear and feel I caught pure, "crisp and clean", however it flew 3 feet past the hole. Well to my shock and surprise I only had a 7 footer left. That ball literally one hopped and stopped dead. Oh and there's a cool face balancing technology, a shortened hosel, some weight move around, resulting is more head stability and straighter shots. I'm not going to ramble anymore, here's a video explaining it all. Shaft wise I was fitted to matching Modus3 shafts like my irons and I really like this combo. Not only have these wedges been a treat around the greens, but they play like irons on full shots. I've had wedges in the past that just felt limited in their abilities outside of 100 yards, either pop-up off the face or never seem to load properly. With the RTX-3 combo I'm able to flight trajectories, work them left and right, and step on them when I need that extra 4-5 yards. I gotta point out that I went with the raw finish and I'm curious to see if my OCD freaks out as the clean beauty starts to look more like a Jackson Pollock painting. Putter I thought for sure I was going to be gaming the Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 this season. The HB series putters are all about wow factor forged feel and milling, plus incredible balance all for under $100. But then something happened... On golf day I was informed they would not have a Huntington Beach available for me due to stock issues, so I was supplied with a TFi 2135 1.0. I had tested the TFi during fitting day and frankly, was not in love with the feel. You know though somethings are just fate, because I canned 3 putts over 20 feet in the first 6 holes we played, and then the epiphany; this putter is super easy to align, hard to get the ball started offline and the distance control is unreal. So then Cleveland was awesome enough to ship me home both putters, and being me I got all excited when the Hunting Beach finished fourth in MyGolfSpy's Most Wanted Blade test. So I bag the HB for the first month of season and putting just ok. So the next round I put the TFi into play and finish with 24 putts... Same epiphany... and guess what's still in the bag to this day? I'm gonna go out and say it. I don't think you'll find a putter out there that performs better than any Cleveland for under $150. If you see these on sale I'd buy one as backup even if you didn't need it. Balls Durability Unless you hit a cart path (or two), or 7 trees, or a railway track, a 67 Buick, or any combination of the these, and trust me I can attest to all this; all of the Z Star lineup look pretty much brand new after a round. ZStar Driver: Gets up a little, maybe on the high side of mid Irons: same as driver Wedges: suck back Putter: very soft I find the ball tends to drop out of the air faster with the Z for me on full shots, but they're by far my favorite from 100 yards and in. Spin control around the greens is just a touch above the other two balls and putter feel is amazing. Z Star XV Driver: mid flight Irons: mid Wedges: hop and stop Putter: soft The XV is my preferred ball for the long game. Ball flight is a consistent mid flight and it just seems to stay in the air a little longer. Spin is great, I'm just not sucking them back like the Z, but maybe that's a good thing because they're stopping where I need them to. Q Star Tour Driver: Gets up a little, maybe on the high side of mid Irons: same as driver Wedges: hop and stop Putter: super soft What a treat this ball was in our cold early spring. The Q Star is easy to compress thanks to its 75 compression, flies a mile and stops when you need them too. Around the greens these work like a tour ball checking when called upon and putter feel is exceptional. The jury's still out on which will be my official gamer as I continue to tweak the swing, but honestly I could play any of the Z Star Tour balls and be pretty happy. Bag Z4 Carry This a lightweight carry bag, with ample storage, it's solid feeling and so far displays quite sturdy legs. It fits on both my carts with no issues and has a fairly minimal footprint in the trunk. The top is a 4-way design, which having come from 6, 14 and OGIO's Woode system (which I freekin loved) I didn't think I'd adjust. I actually have zero issues with the 4 way after having used it and with the angled dividers find it quite effective at keeping clubs apart from chatter. I asked Eli Miller why only 4 and he told me they were gunning for more of a player's style bag, which I think combined with the overall stature of the bag design is quite a nice touch. There's 2 velour lined valuable pockets, which being the social and photo guy I am, I absolutely love. There's the usual higher up one on the long pocket side you'll find on most bags, which is fairly deep and has enough space for wallet, keys etc. And then there's the cell pocket on the side of the ball pocket, which sits on a perfect angle when standing or on a cart. I was able to keep it open with my phone in it over the past few 18's for quick access for taking photos. Finally completing the players bag touch is a removable ball pocket which is pretty standard for stitching purposes. Once again nice touch, because I need to sew the most important thing. The Z4 might be my new favorite thing after my driver cover. The wrap It’s hard not to come across as a fanboy at the end of the day (somewhere GolfSpy X is rolling his eyes at me), but I’m going to have to say this; Cleveland Srixon may offer the most complete bag setup of all the OEM’s. From award winning drivers, right thru to more award winning putters, balls, wedges and hell even the bag, Cleveland Srixon makes it a hard case to argue against.
  9. Official Forum Member Reviews Snell MTB Black & MTB Red MTB Black: 03trdblack Stage 1 Stage 2 HighontheHog Stage 1 Stage 2 Theedpatt Stage 1 Stage 2 dhartmann34 Stage 1 Stage 2 Derek666 Stage 1 Stage 2 MTB Red: kingcscott Stage 1 Stage 2 Rickp Stage 1 Stage 2 MaxEntropy Stage 1 Stage 2 golfergirl1 Stage 1 Stage 2 PING Apologist #9 Stage 1 Stage 2
  10. I recently started on Instagram a series of short reviews to look at products that received. I'll cover in a high level and open comments to more questions about the product. I figure it's probably a good idea to share with you guys here and open up further discussions. Here's my first featuring Cut Golf's Grey (3U) urethane tour ball. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba7DhjdFSRs/
  11. If you live in the San Diego area, shoot me a email and we'll meet up for some golf balls and maybe a rd! Lol
  12. Vice Pro/Pro Plus Golf Balls Chersey Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Mdumble21 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Jurassic_lawyer Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Jay_nick 1 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Skrupa15 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Mtisdale Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 MrWellingtonINC Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Kekeisen Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 yungkory Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 StripedSweater69 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
  13. OFFICIAL VICE PRO SOFT REVIEW 85-95 MPH SS Fozcycle justsay937 Kkaw1988 thegolfgal Manjagolf cjwiegmann 95-105 MPH SS golferKen Bigtazz Golf Tsauer Golfbymagic
  14. SNELL GOLF EXPANDS TO U.K. AND IRELAND company news international April 18, 2017 For Immediate Release U.K. Media Contact: info@snellgolf.uk April 13, 2017 SNELL GOLF BRINGS TOUR-LEVEL PERFORMANCE AT A VALUE PRICE TO THE U.K. AND IRELAND NEW BEDFORD, MA — Snell Golf, Inc . , the fastest growing ball brand in golf, announced today that it has expanded its international distribution to the United Kingdom. Beginning April 30 th , U.K. and Ireland-based consumers will now have the ability to purchase Snell Golf's award-winning golf balls through Snell Golf U.K. Snell Golf is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, and designs, markets and distributes premium golf balls primarily via an online, direct-to-customer business model. Snell Golf, whose goal it is to create premium, high-performing golf balls at affordable price-points, has been awarded multiple commendations in Golf Digest's 2016 and 2017 Golf Ball Hot Lists and by My Golf Spy. Snell Golf was founded in 2015 and is led by Dean Snell, co-creator of the industry-changing original Titleist Pro V1 and TaylorMade Penta golf balls. “I started this company in 2015 here in the U.S. because I felt that golf was becoming too expensive to play,” said Dean Snell, President & CEO, Snell Golf. “It was my mission to provide top-quality, Tour-level performance at a price point that was more consumer-friendly. We were able to achieve our objective by going direct-to-consumer, avoiding Tour endorsement contracts and streamlining our marketing spend. Since our balls were first reviewed by some of the top golf websites in the world, we've been inundated by requests from the UK. We are excited to now be able to offer our products to a region that has such an important place in the history of the game. For me personally, it is very special to be able to have our products available in the birthplace of golf.” With the addition of a U.K.-based distributor, Snell Golf now offers its products in 13 different countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. For more information and to view Snell Golf's innovative range, visit www.snellgolf.com. To purchase Snell Golf's award-winning balls in the U.K and Ireland, log on now to www.snellgolf.uk
  15. Hello, Has anybody ever used Callaway chrome soft golf balls before, if so how do they compare to the Titleist ProV1? I'm very tempted as i've just a seen a very good deal on powerhouse golf's twitter page, 21.99 if you use code 200317 http://www.powerhousegolf.co.uk/acatalog/Balls-Chrome-Soft-12-Box-Callaway-ACC1537.html Any advice?
  16. OFFICIAL NIKE GOLF RZN TOUR PLATINUM BALL REVIEWS TEAM PLATINUM *Captain* GolfSpyMBP Review quick links: Stage 1 Stage 2 KCLeo12 Review quick links: Stage 1 Stage 2 DanUsh Review quick links: Stage 1 Stage 2 cwojtowicz Review quick links: Stage 1 Stage 2 Visit Nike Golf's website HERE Visit Nike Golf's Facebook HERE Visit Nike Golf's Twitter HERE
  17. NIKE RZN TOUR 2016 Recently received the Nike RZN Protos, which I'm told are the Platinum. Weathers been crappy lately, but finally got a chance this weekend to do some comparisons around the greens. Luckily I have 5 of the older models to compare. Initial reaction is they are softer, closer to the old One Tour's. Last few models are definitely clickier than these. Roll off the putter and wedge feel is quite nice. Will report back as I get out more.
  18. Srixon have been good enough to enable ten forum members to put the new, 2015 editions of the Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV through their paces. As was established last year with ball reviews, rather than have every one of them post a 3 page dialog about what they thought about a golf ball, we are having testers answer questions in several pivotal areas of ball performance and give their observations so we can get a collated overview. We wanted to get an understanding of the collective perception of Srixon balls before the testing got underway in earnest, so this first post focuses on preconceptions of Srixon golf balls. Srixon… they make the yellow balls, right? What's being tested? The new Z-Star and Z-Star XV are said to combine “next generation SpinSkin™ and Speed Dimples™ innovation to give the “Tour” player unmatched feel and control, and the energetic gradient growth™ core delivers incredible distance.” Z-Star: Z-Star XV: MGS Forum Members: Who's testing what? Each tester received one dozen balls, either the Z-Star or the Z-Star XV, based on the details that they had provided in the testing application process (SS, current ball, etc). Tester group experience with Srixon balls Somewhat surprisingly, only 7 of our 10 testers have played Srixon balls previously. Of those that have played Srixon balls previously, two have used freebies given out through event sponsorships and two others haven't played Srixon balls for a number of years. Conversely, one of our testers has played Srixon balls regularly since 2008. What brand of ball are you primarily using (prior to testing the Srixon balls)? [Note, where testers mentioned multiple brands of ball, all have been included] What comes to mind when you think of Srixon balls? As you can imagine, the responses to this question were pretty varied. Some of the common themes that emerged were that Srixon is seen as: Graeme McDowell's ball, but not one played by anyone in my golf circle Not highly advertised, not marketed as well as it could be Innovation in Color Quality and Durability A player in the premium ball category, but not really on the radar to actually game. Titleist has been the standard, then Cally/TMaG. Srixon maybe a tick below those companies A decent ball, but at similar price point it's not good enough to force a change from Titleist What characteristics make a good ball? The last series of questions was to find out our tester group perceptions of what makes for a good ball. As expected, the answers were mostly all over the place, but there were a few commonalities – if you're watching Srixon, this is our wish list … good luck getting all of these in one small, round package… Driver – Distance with low spin and a flat, penetrating trajectory Irons – Consistent and predictable trajectory and distance Wedges – Consistent trajectory and ‘hop & stop' (high & predictable) spin Putter – Predictable distance, softer feel, clean alignment mark Other – Durability and excellent visibility Final pre-testing thoughts… Everyone is really excited to be testing these, and to see how these compare to their current gamers. Srixon balls have been in the conversation for a number of the guys, but the consensus has generally been that there hasn't been a strong enough reason to make a switch from their current gamer ball. Watch this space to see if the latest generation of Srixon balls can change this… Testing Process The testers have actually had their balls for a couple of weeks now and have been playing with them regularly. I've had some of them give me little snippets of how the testing is going, and I can guarantee this will be really interesting to follow. You'll all get to read about them in a week or two, as soon as I can get all of the survey results together. The main focus of the results will be how the Srixons compared to their gamers, who wants to keep playing the Srixons they received, and how the testing strengthened or changed their opinions of the balls after playing them for a while. In the meantime, feel free to ask questions or leave comments about your own balls (golf balls only please), or what you think of Srixon in general.
  19. Vision Golf has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring their products into North America. Their flagship and patented UV absorbing golf ball is a clear indication of their innovative, design driven approach. Have a look at the product packages at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vision-golf-balls
  20. SPEED REVIEW 3UP GOLF - 2S14 Ball Written by: Dan Mann Lately, there seems to be a rash of boutique brand golf balls popping up everywhere. Oh no, look out big OEM's, time to shut down your expensive research facilities! There's no way these small companies can compete with the big boys and produce a playable, quality and for that matter likeable ball. Tour balls are one thing, but today we're not talking tour level, we'll be looking at a 2 piece from 3UP Golf; the 2S14. So perhaps, this category is where the little guy can make a stand and go belly to belly with the big boys. I'm not optimistic to say the least… PEPPY Right away you'll notice the “Deep Soft” core which is supposed to allow more energy transfer between the club and the engine of the ball. This translated is “lower compression” and sure enough the 2S14 has no problem getting high real fast. So yes, it's a very spirited ball off the driver & irons and you should see a few extra yards especially at lower swing speeds. Now I'm not gonna be that guy and say “HOLY COW” this thing added 20 yards to my game, but it is a 2 piece with fancy dimples so distance will be gained. Comparing the 2S14 to other balls in its category it will be around on par as far as length is concern. My higher handicap tester, I call her wife and chief scrutinizer of all things sketchy, was actually quite impressed with the 2S14's distance, so this is a definite plus. PREDICTABLE The ball displays noticeably reduced sidespin. I tugged a few balls that I thought would miss the green, but was pleasantly surprised to find on the putting service. There was also a pushed drive that would normally slide over the fence, but stayed in bounds while maintaining decent distance. Short iron approaches into soft greens generally resulted in finding the 2S14 within a foot of its pitch mark and a good 6-8 feet release in firmer situations. I also managed to suck a sand wedge back 3-4 feet. My wife coming into the same holes with mid irons was seeing about 8-12 feet of release. Around the greens there's a skid on the first bounce and the ball will roll out. This is a very predictable trait with the 2S14 making it easy to work with once you know what to plan for. PERFORMER “Feel what you are missing” is 3UP's slogan and it certainly applies to the 2S14. I wasn't a huge fan of the 3F12 on the greens due to what I deemed a “sluggish” feel off the putter. The 2S14 is dubbed “Not too soft. Not too hard. Just right” and has a very nice roll as a result. My slower swing speed tester also felt this translated into a softer feeling golf ball. We spent one afternoon hitting pitch shots, followed by a round with the same balls. The “extra durable” ionomer cover preformed like a champ almost appearing new after a good wipe down. If you haven't figured it out yet, the 2S14 is more than serviceable ball for a mid-high handicap. Think about it; goes high, fairly long, can be spun and is quite durable. To cap it off it's got a really nice alignment marker already painted on the side. THE WRAP PEPPY PREDICTABLE PERFORMER MBP APPROVES My buddies gave me a hard time saying there was no way I was going to like this ball, but there's nothing wrong with it. No, the big companies won't be closing their doors anytime soon, but they should take note of what 3UP's doing because it equals and possibly bests my wife's Srixon Soft Feels. The 3UP 2S14 is a great ball for a mid-high capper in need a new gamer or low cap looking for a good fall/winter ball. The 2S14 ball can be found direct from 3UP GOLF for $23, but let's call it $20 because 3 of those dollars are going to charity. They come in a cool velvet bag complete with ball marker, tees and teecil. http://3upgolf.com/pages/2s14
  21. Received a package in the mail today: Let's see what's in there: All snuggled up! Purty! The main competition... Soon - out to the course we go.
  22. If you go on Taylormade's website you can buy lethal golf balls in bulk 20, 50, 144. My question is why don't more companies do this? I know some people like certain numbers or different things. Does packaging matter to you? Does it have to come in a sleeve or a dozen? What if they let you buy bulk of certain numbers you like? I do play lethals so when I saw this I really liked the idea. How many balls are you willing to buy at one time and how much are you willing to spend?
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  24. Anyone checked out he KickX ball? Bruce Fleisher says it's the real deal http://www.kickxball.com/ C'mon ya'll 100% Satisfaction guarantee! We challenge you to compare the Kick X® TourZ™ with your current ball and we guarantee you'll see the difference. We will send you 1 dozen Kick X balls plus an extra sleeve (3 balls) to try for free. If you're not 100% satisfied, return the package of one dozen and you won't be charged. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Seriously though we're talking "Power Enhancing Construction" here. And your thoughts.
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