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Test In-Progress: Maxfli Tour/TourX

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Equipment Type: Golf Ball
Vendor: Maxfli

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Plenty of golfers aren't looking to spend $50 on a dozen golf balls. And in a perfect world, they'd pay less and retain all the performance of the higher-priced options.

Maxfli isn't trying to win any market share battles with the industry leaders. But, what it can offer golfers for around $35/dozen (currently two for $55) is a lot of value for a ball that consistently bests more expensive models in performance and manufacturing consistency tests.

And unlike many balls made overseas by reputable third-party manufactures (Foremost, Nassau), a good bit of technology contained within the new balls is unique to Maxfli. The core formulation is exclusive to Maxfli as is the new high flexural modulus mantle. The cast urethane cover is softer than last time around too but, otherwise, it’s the same 318 dimple pattern as last time around.

Interesting in high performance at a reasonable price? We're looking for Forum members (US and International) to test and review a dozen each of the revised Maxfli Tour and TourX balls. Click the blue "Sign Up" button in the upper right to apply for testing!

Testers Annouced!
Please congratulate our 8 testers for the Maxfli Tour & TourX Balls!
@Nunfa0
@edingc
@JeremyD
@Tom the Golf Nut
@Jtom2012
@Josh Ross
@Bluesman57
@Tyler86

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Tom the Golf Nut checking in for yet another great testing opportunity. Thanks MGS

I am pretty much a self-taught golfer and have been playing for thirty two years. I did take some group lessons when I first started but after that I was just a research and mimic type, compare my swing to golf magazine images, and watch Harvey Penick videos and such. One of my favorite quotes of his is “Golf tips are like aspirin. One may do you good, but if you swallow the whole bottle you will be lucky to survive.”

My handicap is currently at 1.1 and I will admit my handicap going down consistently over the last few years has been by being motivated by the testing. i have gained focus. Thanks to MGS for this too. 

My swing tempo is smooth with an average driver swing speed of 96 mph.

I play in the North East Tennessee at the base of the Smokey Mountains. Courses are generally very hilly and sometimes a little more than that! 

My average ball flight is straight with a middle flight trajectory. The ball will usually land and stop in place from about 140 yards and in. I'm not a back spinner! I'm also ok with a slight amount of roll out.

My strengths are driving the ball in the fairway, chipping, pitching and putting.

I have been playing Sub 70 699 Pro irons since last August and using a Ping G400 Driver, TaylorMade 3 and 5 woods from the SLDR vintage.

What do I expect from a ball, well that's pretty simple. I look for a good mid flight trajectory, I want the ball to stop on the green, I like a softer feeling ball around 80 compression, and I do not like a ball with that clicky sound. 

So what do I want to accomplish during this testing? Well, the claims are that it should be a good mid-priced ball. Will these balls deliver good distance and control? Will they hold up under normal playing conditions? I will try to compare these to a few other mid priced balls of the same cover material. Who knows these might be a good surprise in the end. 

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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Good evening,

Thanks to MyGolfSpy and Maxfli for the opportunity to review these Tour and Tour X golf balls. We moved to Pinehurst, NC about 6 months ago, and I've been playing on and off for about 35 years. I lived in Maine my whole life prior to this. What I am looking for is a ball that allows me to hold greens, while being a little tougher on the outside to help me feel like I can hit near as long as I used to. I play about 9 holes on average per week, and hit a bucket of balls at the range once per week as well. 

I have a current index of 6.7.  My clubs are pretty old, but don't feel they are broken. I have been playing the same irons since 1999, and my driver since 2010. As for distances, my driver goes between 250-260, and I'm ok with that. My 7 iron used to be 165-170, but I feel it's closer to 160 now. 

My ball flight is very high. This allows me to hit a harder ball and still hold a green. When I miss, it's a pull to the right with irons, and a pull hook with my driver. I feel it costs me 2-3 strokes per round. Other than my hooking issue, I feel my biggest weakness is my putting. 

My current ball of choice is the Pinnacle Soft. I've never been a fan of the softer balls, and would play one ball for as many holes as I could. I have been playing my current Pinnacle Soft for 27 holes. One of the reasons I like them, is I feel I play well with them. My scores are typically better with thesethan any other ball in the last year. They are also inexpensive, which is right in my wheel house, and why the Maxfli is so appealing. if they play similar or better than the Titleist Tour Soft or the Pinnacle Soft, I'm happy to pay the 2 dozen for $55 price.

 

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When my wife asked if I wanted to leave Maine and move to where she grew up, I couldn't say no to Pinehurst, NC. I honestly don't spend much money on golf equipment, but I'm constantly reading reviews in case I ever get ready to buy

I swing left handed and have been the State of Maine Left Hander's champion since 1997, the last year they held the tournament. I'm currently a 6.3 handicap. Trying to get lower, but my gut gets in the way.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: R11 9 degree turned 1 degree lower (Bought since it was on sale at Dick's)

Irons: :titelist-small: 990's S300 Stiff shafts bought when I was in college. (Received a personal use discount, otherwise would've stuck with my Hogan Edge's)

3 Wood: :callaway-small: GBB Epic 15 degree (only club newer than 5 years in the bag)

52/56/60 :taylormade-small: Z Spin wedges (heck of a deal $100 for all 3 at Dick's in 2013)

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot XG SRT (bought because I won credit for a long drive in 2010)

 

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edingc

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Hello, everyone!

First off, thanks to Maxfli and MyGolfSpy for this review opportunity. My name is Cody, and I am excited to be back for my third official review on the forums. In 2019, I reviewed the Callaway Epic Flash driver. Last year, I was fortunate to be a competitor in the #CobraConnect Challenge.

My golf game has undergone a huge transformation since I joined the MGS forums in 2018. I am lucky to call the West Michigan area home. We are flush with quality golf courses, instructors and practice facilities. I likely was a 25-30 handicap when I joined the forums despite having played for two decades. Today, my unofficial handicap hovers in the upper-single digits.

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The strength of my game tends to be my ball striking from inside 150 yards. As a former baseball player I am able to generate a good amount of club speed and distance. My biggest weakness is my accuracy and consistency from the tee box. In general, I hit a high draw with my irons, with a miss being a block to the right or a hook left. My driver ball flight is less consistent, though my best shots tend to be high, small cuts.

I play 18 holes three-to-four times per week from May-August, weather permitting. My office is also less than five minutes away from an excellent practice facility. I am able to hit range balls, use the putting green and practice my short game every day during my lunch break.

I maintain a dedicated game improvement thread here on the forums that dates back to 2019. I also have a full WITB post.

My golf ball is one piece of equipment that rarely changes. In 2019, I tried out several urethane-covered models early in the season. I ended up loving the yellow Snell MTB-X. I have played that ball almost exclusively since.

In order, the four things I considered when selecting the MTB-X as my gamer (and what I measure any ball against) were:

  1. Driver Carry Distance
  2. Value
  3. Iron and Short Game Spin
  4. Feel

The MTB-X was by far the longest ball off of the driver for me during my testing. It is a great value even with the recent price increase. I can usually expect a medium-high flight off of my irons and a quick one-hop and stop, or even a bit of pull back. While it is a higher compression ball, it seems less firm than something like the Srixon Z-Star XV.

I’m looking forward to providing my thoughts on both the Maxfli Tour and Tour X!

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 8.2 (Last Updated July 27, 2021)

Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (4-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX | Build Thread
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, 35.5", 35.25", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX | #CobraConnect Review
Putter:
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Grips: 
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Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

Tracked By: :Arccos: Arccos | #CobraConnect Review
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8 | Unofficial Review

WITB? | 2021 Reviewer Maxfli Tour and Tour X Balls2020 Participant #CobraConnect Challenge | 2019 Reviewer Callaway Epic Flash Driver

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July 2021

Official Maxfli Tour/Tour X Reviewed by Tyler S

    Hello Everyone and thanks to MGS for the opportunity to be a tester! Hopefully i don't mess this up to bad, its my first time. 

    Grew up golfing in a family of golfers on a course in Atlanta. Due to life changes i didnt hit a ball from 14 years old to 31. Didnt even think about golf until a few years ago, played a round for grins (pre covid) to see if i still could, and got bit by the bug bad. Been playing at least twice a week since from season open to season close. Living in Minnesota that means snow golf at some point. I play around the Twin Cities mostly. No course membership since i prefer to play different courses as much as possible. 

     Was playing around an 11 index until a month ago. Playing through injuries (broken toe and tennis elbow) im currently at a 14 index but starting to get back to normal. Driver swing speed on course is around 95-100. Mid iron swing speeds are in the 80s. I tend to hit down on the ball fairly aggressively and leave a divot. I typically play a slight draw and my typical miss is a push right. Ball flight is typically mid flight that holds. Strengths/weakness depends on the day. The “head game” is usually what gets me in trouble. 

      Love the Snell MTB-X but have been playing the Bridgestone Tour BX most of the year, purchased as a 3 dozen bundle for around 110$. Refuse to pay 50$ a dozen for golf balls weather im loosing them or not. I feel like the Tour BX cuts wind better than the Snell wich is why i switched this year. Like many people here, i want a great ball at a FAIR price. For me personally, considerations for golf balls in order are:

     1: Price- refuse to pay top dollar.

     2: Wedge/iron play- needs to stop from 190 in

     3: Driver distance- just cant be a short ball.

     4: Feel- couldnt care less how it “feels”

Thanks to MGS i switched to 3 piece urethane balls only, a couple years ago, no looking back. 

     Pretty excited to test these. Always looking for a good ball thats priced fairly. Maxfli wasnt even on my radar and seem to get a bad wrap. 

     For anyone thats curious this is whats in the bag. There are (2) 5w cause im playing around with them till i pick one. DF8B4E5D-3518-4CC2-804F-97A828CAED00.jpeg.ef9321fb7026140b890ff713c366008d.jpeg

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Mavrik Max Driver

M2 5W

818 hybrids

Steelhead XR Irons

ZipCore wedges

SeeMore PR M7X

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Nunfa0

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Well hello folks, it is I Nunfa0 (none for none), star of previous classic tests Shot Scope V2 and Cobra Connect Challenge 3 😎

This time around I have been fortunate enough to be chosen to test the Maxfli Tour and TourX golf balls. This was an opportunity I jumped at because I was a big fan of the original Maxfli Revolution golf balls.

Right, I am a 49 year old lefty golfer who plays out of Christchurch New Zealand. I have been playing golf for quite a while, in fact next year will be the 40th that I have been a member of the Templeton Golf Club.

I am a 9 handicapper that drifts between shooting near par to shooting in the 90s. My swing has been described as long and rhythmical, I gave up swinging hard years ago.

 

I generally have a high ball flight but I can hit the stinger when required (sometimes when I don't need it too). My miss is generally to the left with woods (slice) and to the right with irons (hook). I am usually a pretty good putter, good off the tee and my short irons are not bad. My weakness is chipping 😭.

My average drive is sitting at 260 yards and 7 iron 161 yards.

My current bag make up is F9 driver, 3 wood and 3 hybrid, 2016 Forged Tec irons, RTX Zipcore wedges and a rife putter (more details in my signature).

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My current ball is the Titleist ProV1x. I chose this ball for the driver distance, ball flight and stopping power around the greens. I also have to like the feel of the ball off the putter, There is nothing more irritating to me than a hard, clicky feeling when putting.

I am looking for a ball that is low spin off the driver, feels great off the irons and spins around the green.

This test should be a lot of fun and I can't wait to get my hands on these golf balls. I am planning to test the Maxflis around the green, launch them in from a hundred yards to test spin and play some rounds with them to see how they stack up against the Titleists. I might even do the Rick Sheils 10 shots from a bunker to test durability.

So bring on the packages and lets get it on!!

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King Forged Tec (2016) - LH - 4-PW - KBS C-Taper light Reg
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Follow me on Twitter @ham12_hampton and on Instagram @Nunfa0 

 

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Hey everyone. First off, huge thanks to MGS for letting me be part of another testing! Last year I was lucky enough to test the SkyCaddie LX5 GPS Watch and you can find that review here.

I’m a 31 year old, 7 handicap that calls the North GA Mountains home. I used to play to a 5 handicap before a two year hiatus and have been told by two pros that I have the game of a scratch golfer if I could put it all together on the same day. That may sound like a compliment, but for someone as competitive as me it's frustrating to know the talent is there and I can't figure it out. Anyway, I play two or three times a week, usually at a different course each time. My current golf ball that I love is the Snell MTB-X and nothing else I’ve tried has come close to beating it. I play a slight draw and like for my ball to be long off the tee and generate maximum stopping power on iron shots and around the green. I have a swing speed fast enough for X flex shafts but prefer the feel of stiff. With that being said, a ball that is too soft feels way too mushy to me and we all know a soft ball is a slow ball (thanks MGS Ball Lab). Over the past couple of weeks, I have found that I have a very consistent and repeatable fade and I’m considering switching my stock shot to that. Because of this I’m interested in testing a ball with a little less iron spin to help combat the ballooning I’m seeing with the MTB-X when I hit that shot. Having the two side by side for testing will be great for that and it will also be great to test the Maxfli TourX against the MTB-X and see how well it performs against what I consider the best ball in golf. I'm very interested to see how it stacks up off the tee, on approach shots, and on all those greenside shots. For me, feel off the putter isn't a big deal but I'll be sure to comment on it for those interested.

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Driver: :cobra-small: RADSPEED XB PTC 10.5° Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 VII Stiff
3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2017 CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Forged 5-9, JPX 921 Tour PW Project X LZ 6.0 Blackout Edition
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
Putter:  L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 34"
Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

GPS: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch (Thanks MGS!)

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Looking forward to having Max go head-to-head with my Snell MTBx balls.  One test that I already have in mind is seeing which one goes farther into the woods, water and OB.  Fun!

Thanks to MGS and Maxfli for my first product testing opportunity.  I started playing golf relatively late: in my early 30s, which was in the late 1980s.  I played in two leagues at work, and at least one more time a week on weekends.  Back then, I had gotten my index to the mid-13s, and breaking bogey fairly regularly.

Flash forward to the first decade of the new century.  Work travel had severely curtailed my golf time, and I was down to maybe 5-10 rounds a year.  Eventually, due to to the travel schedule and injuries, I stopped playing completely; that was 16 years ago.  Last year, I was newly-retired, and began a part-time seasonal job at a local muni in Fort Wayne.  This is in NE Indiana, more or less half way between Chicago and Cleveland.  My love for the game has been rekindled, at the ripe young age of 64. 🙂

So far, my back and arthritic hips are limiting me to 3 or 4 rounds a month, but even so, with lessons and new clubs, I am actually hitting my drives 15 yards farther than I did when I was in my 30s.  My index is currently 15.3   I used to dread the driver, and resorted to 3 wood most of the time, but now it is my favorite club in the bag.  Is it my strength?  I guess so, but with so much to work on, that's not saying a whole lot.

Based on my swing speeds (low 90s with the driver) and careful study of the great ball reviews here on MGS, I have chosen the Snell MTBx.  For me, it gives me what I need in a ball, which are good distance off of the tee, and decent spin into greens.  I'm not looking to hit a wedge and pull the string on the ball as it hits the green, spinning back like a yo-yo, just the confidence that, with a well-struck wedge or short iron, my ball will stop reasonably quickly, and not go skidding off of the green.  Manufacturing consistency is also important to me; I want to be sure that any mishits are a result of my swing, and not a flaw in the ball that I can't see.   A great thing about the Maxfli's that we will be testing is that it seems that they will be in the same category as the Snells I play, facilitating comparisons.

My typical ball flight has a rather high trajectory, and when I do hit a ball well, a slight push-draw.  Unfortunately, my misses are much more common than those golden shots, the most common of which is a putrid low snap hook.  Lately, my back has been acting up, causing me to subconsciously restrict my turn.  At its worst, I will pick up the club steeply on the backswing, and, trying to correct the path on the way down, either hit it fat, or a thin wormburner.

Since I do lose balls, my first plan is to take the Maxfli's and Snells to an indoor range with Trackman, and compare numbers before taking them onto the course.  I'm looking forward to it!

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Semper ubi, sub ubi.

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I would love to test these. I play every Saturday and Sunday index of 12.2. Currently play ProV1.

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I got my first hole in one way back in 2008 with a Max-Fli golf ball. Would love to test some of their more recent offerings. 

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I've never thought of maxfli as anything but rocks to use after losing your more expensive ball, but I'd love the chance for them to prove me wrong!

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I would be interested in testing. I play twice a week. Am a senior golfer. Currently 17.4 index. I play a Srixon Qstar tourn

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I used them for awhile at the end of last year and thought they were solid, especially after the Tony's review but then I started going down the "find a better ball" rabbit hole!!   Give me another chance Please!!!

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I used the 2019 version of these, after reading the MGS tests and I was very happy with them.  Looking forward to trying the new 2021 models.  Sad that they dropped the green version.  I find those easier to see in the fairways (or the woods).  🙂 

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Always willing to test and compare.  I have been playing a mixture of Pro V1, TP5 and Bridgestone lately.  

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I would really like to find a ball that is less expensive than my Bridgestone RXS, but performs as well. 

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I like lower cost balls, like my Pinnacle Softs. This may be a better alternative.

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Currently playing the Top Flite Gamer per the reviews here.  Would love a chance at trying out a "tour" ball. 

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I'd be interested to see how Maxfli Tour X compares to Pro V1x and TP5x

Paying $60 for two dozen seems like a great deal.

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I’m in……been a lifelong Maxfli user, currently playing Previous version of Maxfli Tour CG.

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I play twice a week to a 12 handicap.  I’m always willing to try and improve my equipment and my game.

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Golf has become an expensive sport

we need companies that recognize mid range is or could be a highly lucrative demographic without giving up too much integrity 

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