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  1. The fundamental distinction between a genuine golf ball and a training golf ball is where you are playing out your shots with them. Practice golf balls are developed with such includes that you can utilize them in an increasingly restricted space without anticipating that any harms should the articles they hit. It makes it simpler for an amateur golf player to rehearse at home, possibly in the patios or even inside the house. Practice golf balls are additionally frequently intended to emulate the trip of a genuine golf ball. Be that as it may, obviously, how precisely it would reenact a genuine golf ball will differ with the kind of material the training golf ball is made of. Thinking about the material, the training golf ball can be grouped ordinarily in two classifications: Foam and Plastic. Despite the fact that any of these two kinds of preparing golf balls will do fine and dandy for indoor professionals, the plastic and froth practice golf balls now and again change in toughness, cost and the flawlessness of mimicry of their flight. Solidness A basic contrast between various sorts of plastic golf training balls and froth golf training balls is strength. Like a few clients of The Sand Trap, a famous playing golf site noted, plastic balls are frequently experienced to get split or crushed after a few full shots of rehearsing. In spite of the fact that distortion can be an issue in more affordable froth balls, it is realized that some propelled models of golf training balls, similar to the Almost Golf balls, have been noted to have a more drawn out life in surveys from the sites like DeepRough This implies despite the fact that froth practice golf balls may cost somewhat more, they are more tough than the plastic practice golf balls, which should make them a superior and long haul venture. Cost Similarly as with standard golf balls, there is an eminent contrast in the cost of various kinds of preparing golf balls. For instance, at the hour of production, at Dick's Sporting Goods, a pack of 18 plastic practice golf balls will cost $ 6.99, and accordingly each ball will cost you around 39 pennies for every ball. Be that as it may! A pack of 30 froth practice golf balls from a similar producer will cost you $19.99, which means each ball is costing around 67 pennies. Then again, the most progressive models of froth balls, for example, the Almost Golf brand, can cost about $1 per ball, contingent upon the sort and sum bought. Ball Flight Mimicry One of the most noteworthy territories where plastic golf balls and froth golf balls are distinctive is the manner in which it reenacts the vibe of a customary golf ball and its flight. As in the golf blog "On Par" of "The New York Times" calls attention to that low-end froth and plastic golf balls are nearly as near ordinary ball flight, cutting or snaring if the swing brings about a cut or snared shot. In any case, one of the weaknesses of these balls is that they can't make a similar inclination about the effect as an ordinary golf ball, and their flight way can differ altogether from the best possible ball flight way. This is one of the key focal points of utilizing propelled froth practice golf balls with a compacted center, as Almost Golf Balls and numerous different brands as you would discover in the following segment underneath. It is such in light of the fact that they can recreate the vibe better when the clubhead reaches the golf ball.
  2. All this talk of the MGS Hard Rock Challenge and the ball test recently has me thinking about the hardware... I know I *should* be gaming one model, and probably one I'm fit for at that. But the cheapskate in me just can't pass up on a free wayward ball, looking for a home. Nor can I bring myself to just toss the 24 pack of two piecers I walked away from Christmas with. So my question is this - what do you do with the random balls you might come across one way or another? Do you keep em all? Hit them into the woods? Do you have a threshold of quality that determines if it's a keeper or a leaver?
  3. I made the switch to vice two years ago and have shot some of the best rounds of my life playing the vice pro plus. I have noticed no distance difference between the vice and the taylormade tour preferred x that I played prior to. Want to see if anyone else out there has been playing the vice and your thoughts and how does the vice pro plus compare to the smell mtb black.
  4. I want to start this by saying that I really like collecting logo golf-balls from courses that I play and sometimes just visit. I find it a complete bummer to play a new course and they don't have a logo ball. In additon to new course play, I also have a goal to play at least 9 - 18 holes in all of the 50 states and of course I collect a logo ball from each course. I've covered 10 states including my home state of Texas. And my evidence that I played is a logo ball. But there are times when a course does not have a ball. Like last week, I was working in South Carolina and played two course around the Greenwood area. I played 18 on one course that I was looking forward too, but once I got there I found out no logo balls. Fortunately the other course (played 9) did have a ball (so SC was covered). But still kept that feeling that I needed a ball from the first course I played there. I also collect balls for the companies I have worked for other special places/companies/projects, etc. Through spin-offs mergers or changing jobs, I have managed to work for 6 companies. Five of which I was able to get a ball for while I worked there, but for one I could not find a ball. I did a lot of searching the web and their company store, but no evidence of a ball was found. This got me thinking, "could I use printable water slide decals that the model builders use, to print my own logos and apply them to a ball". I saw this product once while perusing the model car section of Hobby Lobby. I used to build models cars as a kid and the water slide film is very thin. As you will see it can be done and quite easily. The process starts with some Testors Clear Printable Decal paper and spray decal bonder/set. The decal bonder locks the ink to the decal paper and prevents it from running once wet. If you buy it from Hobby Lobby, make sure you take a 40% off coupon for one item. The paper is on the expensive side at $12 for 6 sheets of 5.5 X 8.5 paper. But you should be able to get a bunch of logos from that material. This is a clear plastic paper that will take printing via an inkjet printer. I am a photographer by hobby and have a nice photo printer that I print photos with. But you can use any good quality inkjet printer. Also there are a number of companies that make printable decal paper (search Amazon or eBay). All you need is a app to allow the capture and editing of a graphic and printing of the graphic. To find a logos, I simply do a google image search for the golf course or company, etc. Many will have some sort of logo that you can download online. However one of my old favorite courses (but now closed) did not have a logo. I did find a picture of a flag from the course so I decided to use that as a logo (assuming that if they ever had a logo, that would likely be it). Fortunately it is a simple 1 color graphic that I was able to recreate in Power Point. But again, you wont need Power Point if you have a digital graphic. Once you have an image its a simple matter of editing the image and shrinking it down to fit on a golf ball. I found from some searches that 3/4" - 1" is a good size for a ball logo. So I set all my logo's to be about 7/8" to 1" wide (they looked the best to my eye, but do test prints, as one size does not work for all logos). I highly suggest that you print them out on plain paper first. Cut them out and test fit them to the ball. If too small, make it larger and test print again. If too big, then make them smaller and repeat until you get them to the size you want. But don't waste your decal paper trying to get the sizing correct, test on plain paper first and in black and white to save ink. To print them I used MS Word and built a page 5.5" wide by 8.5" long, the same size as the decal paper (but others sell it in 8 1/2" X 11") and Word is very easy to use. Once I had my image in MS Word, it was a simple matter of sending the print to the printer. I used photo paper settings with the highest quality. And print out 2-3 images at a time for each logo, as you might mess up the first decal and have to start over. Having extras means all you have to do is cut out another. Once printed, I let the print dry. For some printers this can be a few minutes (like mine) or many hours for others. In order to save on the paper, I cut the printed strip off. Then sprayed the cut off with a couple of light coats of the decal bonder. You don't want to spray the entire blank page as I assume you cant print on it again once sprayed (this was not tested by me so I don't know if its true). I found that I can print on the cutoff remainder just fine down to about 4 inches long. The bonder didn't seem to need more that 30 minutes to dry, but there were not instructions on the spray can or the paper package. I waited 30 min to 1 hour each between coats. Once the bonder was dry, I cut out the decals and trimmed them close to the edge. This is not critical since the balls I used were white and any un-printed edge did not show (note, use white balls as you can't print white on most consumer printers and if your logo has a white background it will have to show through the clear). Also use some cheap balls, unless you have money to burn I wouldn't do these on ProV1's. I had a bunch of Callaway and Nike balls that I got free that I don't play, (stuff I hit at the range sometimes). Finally take small bowl of warm water and let the decal soak to loosen the backing paper. While soaking I take this time to go wash my hands and the ball with some warm water and hand soap to remove any oils. I dried my hands but left the ball wet. This makes it easy to move the water slide decals around. At this point I gently slide the decal off the backing on to the ball, not using my hands on the sticky side. You can move the decal around and make sure its in the correct position. Then gently pat dry with a dry paper towel. Once pressed in, I take a q-tip (cotton swab) and roll over the surface to get any excess water out and press in the dimples to push out water as well, then let them dry over night. The final step is to spray with a light misting of decal bonder to seal the edges (not sure this is called for, but made me feel better anyway). Below are the first 4 balls I did are from courses I have played and the other is one is of a company where I worked. Looking at the balls its hard to tell that they are decals. But you can feel them slightly with your hands.
  5. New AVX is really something else. Long off the tee, very soft and what you'd expect from a premium Titleist ball around the greens. Really interested to see where this ball will fall in line with the 1/1X. Possibly their new flagship?? Anyone had a chance to try it? For now, its only available in Arizona, California and Florida as a test market. Here's a look inside the ball at the 3-piece layer construction:
  6. Like your typical beginner golfer, I selected my first balls based on the fact that I was likely to lose a lot of them. So for my first round I grabbed 2 boxes of Nitro distance balls at Wally World for 5 bucks per dozen. Yup, lost most of ‘em. But at least I realized pretty quickly that balls sure do make a difference. So I tested several balls as I went along, as my game improved, so did my ball selection until I finally ended up choosing the Srixon Z Star, which is my current gamer, and has been since the middle of last year. Enter the new Wilson Staff Duo Soft Spin (SSP), promising extra spin around the green and a super soft feel. As a die hard Wilson Staff fan (see my signature for the proof) I just had to give these balls a shot. They are a 3 piece ball with an Ionomer cover. My initial thoughts are all positive, I think Wilson Staff has created a fantastic ball at a great price point. However, they definitely aren't for everyone, and here's why: That super soft feel part, holy moly. The balls are only 40 compression, so when you hit ‘em good, you definitely get a rubbery feedback, so if you don't like that sort of a feel, you'll hate these balls. I just so happen to like it; and around the greens it actually provides me with great feedback and improves my touch, but we'll get to that in a sec. Off the tee on hole 1 at the oaks in Somersworth NH, I hit a 253 yard bomb with my 3 wood. The ball went dead straight over the bunkers that cross the fairway, the ball went high enough that my friends and I lost it in the sky and never saw it down. But as I pulled up I saw that my ball had almost rolled through the fairway but stopped about a foot short, leaving me a lob wedge into the par 4 for my second. Don't get too excited, I ended up 3 putting for a bogie. But this leads me well into the next part. On approach shots, I had no trouble getting the ball to stop quickly on a course that in notorious for ridiculously fast greens. On hole 11, a par 5 I had another lob wedge into a green with the pin at the front of the green. I caught the fringe and the ball checked up less than a foot from the pin for a tap in birdie. The ball provided plenty of spin around the green. I had multiple chips that I felt I hit way too hard but the ball checked up quick enough to keep me 10 feet or less from the pin. And the feel was fantastic, I could really tell if I had hit the ball with the right touch. Off the putter was great as well. I did some of my best putting ever during my first round with this ball. 35 putts, when I average in the 40s on a normal day. The ball felt soft but borderline solid off the putter face with a nice quiet sound, no clicking from this ball. This ball will definitely be staying in my bag for a while for further testing. But so far I am a huge fan. Plus, now I can say I play all Wilson everythang. Check back for updates.
  7. Has anyone here played both the Snell MTB and the Vice Pro Plus golf ball. I am currenlty playing the Vice Pro Plus and love it but I usually only purchase a dozen at a time and with shipping comes out to about 41 dollars. I have heard great things about the Snell MTB and am wondering how it compares. The cost is much less at 31.99 and free shipping. I know that the Vice Pro+ is a 4 piece ball and the MTB is a 3 piece ball. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Nike just released customization for the new Tour RZN golf balls. Anyone ordered?
  9. A lot of golfers on forums have been touting the Snell My Tour Ball as a quality 3-piece tour level ball at a reasonable price ($32/dozen). I am one of them. If you like the feel of a tour ball and want tour level performance, this is a ball that you have to try. I am writing this thread to bring attention to Dean Snell's other golf ball; the 2-piece soft Surlyn covered GET SUM ball. If you currently play a 2-piece ball, have a slower swing speed, need a little more height to your ball flight, or if you simply want to try a softer ball, you should give the GET SUM ball a try. I have played the Snell My Tour Ball all summer and it is my go-to ball, but it is autumn now in the Pacific Northwest and temperatures are dropping. It's time to play "winter golf". Let me define "winter golf" here in the TriCities, WA. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not wet; that's Seattle, here it will be cold and dry. Soon the temperatures will reach the 20-30's. Only the hearty golfers play during the winter. For some reason these golfers are older and have enclosed, heated golf carts. Except for being older, I'm not one of them. I walk. I stay warmer walking because I am dressed for it, but I digress. Sorry. My point is that in the winter the tour level ball does not play any better than a 2-piece ball. So why play an expensive ball if there is no performance gain. What matters for "winter golf" is using a ball that has a soft feel so it won't feel like hitting a rock. Landing a ball on the green will surely result in the ball being behind the green. It won't stop, no matter what ball you use. Now you have to judge how far in front of the green to land it so it stops on the green. Old guys do this really well because they do it all year long!! They don't generate enough spin to stop a ball even in the summer! So, yesterday I played a round of golf at a course I don't play much. I know the fairways and greens are firm, even in the summer. The Snell My Tour Ball stayed in the bag; I pulled the Snell GET SUM ball. On my last order of the MTB, I order a dozen GET SUM balls just to see how they played and if they might be my new winter ball. I had a great round; 71 on a par 70 course. Was it entirely the ball? No, for some reason I had a great ball striking round, but the GET SUM was very predictable in its feel around the green. No, it doesn't spin like a tour ball, but I found it easy to judge how it comes off the club. Less spin produced longer, straighter drives than normal. I knew it wasn't going to spin much on chips and pitches, so I played for it to roll out. Here is what Dean Snell says about 2-piece balls and spin: In past testing that I have done with a scratch golfer, I took a tour ball and a 2-pc golf ball and had him hit wedges.. he spin the tour ball 10000 rpm and launch angle was around 30 degrees... then with the 2-pc ball, his spin was 6000 rpm and 45 deg on the launch angle.. so the tour ball has almost twice the spin and launches much lower off the face.. this is why a lot of better players do not play 2pc balls.. they have a tough time of occasionally getting those fliers of high launch and lower spin and over the green... the tour balls slightly compress and roll along the face causing lower launch and higher spin.. the 2-pc balls will "slide" a bit more than roll, so they launch higher with less spin... Although a few of you are scratch golfers or close to it, the rest of use don't generate that much ball spin. So we compensate by playing a lot of bump-and-runs and pitches with lots of roll. During the winter this is true for all of us in the north. I am looking for a softer ball and the amount of spin around the green becomes less important because the ground firms up and no ball stops like it does in the summer anyway. I think I have found it; I had a couple of birdies and a bunch of par saves. The ball is soft enough off the club to let me feel the shot, but not squishy like I have experienced with the Wilson DUO. It seems to be more like the Callaway Chrome Soft. Compared to the Snell My Tour Ball, I would say that besides less spin around the green and being softer in feel, the ball flies higher off the driver and certainly higher off the irons. If you want the extra height, play this ball. If spin is not that important to you for whatever reason, play this ball. You really can't go wrong at $21/dozen.
  10. This past week I purchased a box of the project a balls. I wasn't sure what to expect. They say what everyone else says about their ball. Long, soft, spin, etc. I played two rounds with them and I have to say I was pleased. I hit two of the longest drives I've hit in a long time. It could have been a fluke, but maybe not. Around the greens they were nice to. I normally play the prov 1 or the prov 1 x, but I think I'll stick with these for a little while longer. I also like the price. And even better, Walmart sells them. Let me know if anyone has played these balls and what you liked or didn't like about them.
  11. Fedex dropped this off a little bit ago. Just a little something from TaylorMade. As a total ballsnob it almost pains me to admit that this is a ball I'm really starting to come around on. Probably should spend a bit more time with it. The greenside spin is fantastic.
  12. Wilson has been releasing sneaks peaks of their new ball via Instagram & Twitter. Here's what we know so far.
  13. I think there must be an industry conspiracy when it comes to testing golf balls. There is a machine that hits the ball consistently every time. They can change the club head speed, etc. So if that is the case, why cant just line up every golf ball and report how far it goes. I have a slow club head speed so I am looking for a ball that goes longer, and these reviews get so complicated that I know that I can't believe them
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