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Test In-Progress: Maxfli Tour/Tour X - INTL Welcome

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Equipment Type: Golf Ball
Vendor: Maxfli

TESTERS WANTED (4) - INTL WELCOME

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The Maxfli Tour/Tour X are arguably the most underrated premium golf balls on the market.

Our resident ball expert, Tony Covey, asserts , "The bottom line is that Maxfli Tour absolutely belongs in the conversation with the leading direct-to-consumer balls on the market and there’s a strong argument to be made that it’s one of the most consistent balls that doesn’t have a Titleist logo on it. For golfers looking to save a few bucks, the Maxfli Tour is an exceptional offering."

With all of that said, we'd like to get feedback from MyGolfSpy readers. We're looking for 4 dedicated testers to try out the offering from Maxfli and see if Tony is on the mark, or blowing smoke. This test is also open to our INTL members!

Please Welcome Our Testers!
@ST3LTR0
@Londo
@Alf. S
@ChitownM2

Alf. S

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Intro

I’m a 60 year old retiree based out of the central belt in Scotland between Glasgow and Edinburgh conveniently placed for golf, with St Andrews, East Lothian (Muirfield), South Ayrshire (Troon and Turnberry) and Angus (Carnoustie) all with in a 2-hour drive. My home course is parkland and is The West Lothian Golf Club which sits above the Firth of Forth giving views over Fife, all the way down to the Bass Rock and up to the hills of the Trossachs North of Stirling.

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I’m a mid-swing speed golfer averaging just below 100mph with my driver and hit a high ball flight with my irons, typical bad shot is a high cut or push. Like most golfers I go through the peaks and troughs of my play, at the moment my strongest part is my short game with my weakest being 160 -100 yds in. But when I’m playing bad it is the driving that is the usual cause.

I play on average 3-4 rounds a week; weekly competition, bounce game with friends and I’ll try and get a couple of rounds by myself when the course is quiet. I have been playing social golf since my early teens but for the last 20 years I have played competitively, I’m currently off 6.7 and my scores usually between 2 to 12 over par, with my best round being a level par 64 at my home course on the Winter setup last year.

My go to ball is the Pro V1 which I have used for the last 10 years. The choice was made mainly through trial and error and going back to the 00s it was pretty much the premium ball to play and it’s stuck with me. In the last couple of years mostly due to the MyGolf Spy Best Ball reviews I have tried out the alternatives last year it was the Snell MTB-X for half the season and this year it was the Srixon Z Star XV and Bridgestone Tour BX. In the review I was looking for a low spinning ball for mid swing speed golfers and these 2 seemed to fit the bill.

My work background was microelectronics so I have an analytical mind and am a technophile, any tech I can use to help me I will (within a budget). Skycaddie, Nikon Rangefinder, Arccos, Shot Scope and Mevo are in or have been in bag over the last couple of years.

To avoid any preconceptions, I’m intentionally not reading the earlier Maxfli reviews and going in with an open mind, but I do have some experience of what I like. The ball must feel and sounds good off the face, this to me promotes confidence, next is driving distance and dispersion off the tee, finally it is good spin from the irons. I’m not a particularly good ball striker with my irons and in my head, I don’t think a high spinning ball will improve my game.

Onwards to the review

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Congratulations to the testers! I look forward to your thoughts. I purchased 2 boxes of 2019 Maxfli Tour X from DSG yesterday to try. I'll be testing those in parallel with y'all 😁

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Very excited to be part of this test! As some of you know, I have been on a quest to find a new gamer for a few months now. The Maxfli line is one of the last ones that I haven't truly experimented with yet that are a good fit on paper- can't wait and thank you to Maxfli and MGS!

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Congrats to all the testers. I look forward to following your reviews! Should be fun to see how these stack up to your current gamer.

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Congrats! I've been playing with the Tour X for the last month, and will switch to the Tour as temps continue to drop, so I'm interested to hear what the testers think!

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Looking forward to testing these new Maxfli balls.  They seem like a great option compared to some of the other tour level / urethane cover balls that are substantially more expensive.  

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Congrats testers!! Always a great opportunity to test golf balls. Love the creativity some folks come up with to complete there testing.

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I have been playing Maxfli for a long time find that it is hard to beat the only other ball I would consider is Titleist left dash 

The tour version is the best ball. Better distance than the X. The Maxfli is a sit and stop ball and does not have overspin issues like pro v snd pro v x. The Maxfli is a better price. You can get in white or yellow. The new 2021 version is a little better than the 2019 model. Only had one person out of hundreds not like the ball.

I could go on and on it is just a great ball.

Better get stocked up cause looking at a possible ball shortage.

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Congrats testers.  Based on the Lab Report, I went out and got a couple dozen of these, with the added bonus that Dick's had them on sale.  Getting along with them pretty well, and will be interested in your feedback.

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I'm looking forward to this review. I've recently had the passing of my wife so this will be a well welcomed distraction during my grieving process. If you want to follow me during the review I will tell you a bit about my game. I play out of Denver so expect ball flights/ distances that could be a bit longer than the average golfer. I recently set up my skytrak unit at my house and while it is definitely a great unit I've noticed it can struggle with some of my high swing speeds and miss read it by about 5-12 mph it could be the way I have it set up but one of the things I plan on doing is comparing the balls to my current gamer the Vice Pro Plus. My swing speed on trackman last year which was definitely slower than I am now was about 107 for a regular driver and 115 for a nutted drive. I'm looking forward to taking about 50 good swings with each ball per club and identifying the data to see which ball is more consistent. I'm actually hoping these balls fit my game better than the Vice Pro Plus considering I can get them locally, they are known to have exceptional manufacturing standards, and additionally they will only be a small difference in price. I'm hoping the ball is consistent, long, and responsive around the greens. Considering we are coming up on fall golf, I can assume I may not be able to get out much to real courses and they will have very firm ground conditions, but I will be able to also play sim courses and I can play a ghost of myself on the courses. If anyone has any suggestions of what courses they want to see me play on the sim let me know. I also look forward to playing a few fall rounds where I live in the Denver Metro area. Most likely playing Murphy Creek, and Kennedy Golf Course considering the price/performance of the courses. Looking forward to interacting with all of you and feel very excited to do this test. 

 

-Jesse

 

Edit: I forgot to mention my handicap, it's roughly an 8 but I used to be nearly a scratch golfer. I've been playing since I was 12 so 16 years now. The largest issues I have with my game are consistency considering I don't play 3-5 times a week like I did when I was in high school/college. My 8 handicap is mostly a guess but I do post my scores to thegrint whenever I remember. That being said I do have some moments of scratch golf that come out, and I also have some moments of looking like a hack, but that's the game we all love (hate). 

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135 Comments




Played the previous version and really liked it, but I have a hard time committing to buying new balls and then just playing those. Having a course that eats balls of even the lowest handicappers doesn't help, but it's more mental than anything. Maybe these Maxflis can be the one?

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Would love the opportunity to compare these to other premium balls. For whatever reason I’ve never really considered maxfli offerings in the past .. this could change that.

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I have tried many different brands and types of balls within the brand.  Would love to try the new Maxfli. 

 

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So cool that this popped up in my email today. I was just researching this ball! I bought some a few years ago and love them when you guys had the deal on. Unfortunately can’t buy them in Canada so have to wait till I’m in the US. Would love to test them though

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Always looking for high performing ball at a better price. Would love to try the new Maxfli.

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I used to play Maxfli balls as a kid but have gotten away from them as I grew up and started buying more premium balls. I would be really interested in giving their Ned premium option a go!

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Still trying to find that perfect combination of performance and value.  This could be a great opportunity to test these out against a couple of other Tour models I bought for the purpose of upgrading my game.

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A great opportunity...   I currently am playing Titleist Pro V1X, V1X left dash and V1 left dot...  would be interesting to see how this ball stacks up...  thank you   

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I have heard many good things about the maxfli  golf balls and would love the opportunity to test them for you.

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Played maxfli a while ago and liked it very much ! would love to test them again

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I would like to compare these to the Pro V1 that I play now and pay less for my balls if they are that good.  Not sure how to become one of the official testers as you will get thousands responding to this.

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I have considered purchasing these on more than one occasion, but end up spending more on a Titleist or TaylorMade. I would love to compare and see what these balls are all about. 

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Only time I hit Maxfli was to hit it into the lake. Let's see if this time it's worth a try..

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Looking forward to trying these Maxflis  Like many others, I remember playing them when I was younger.  Currently playing the Vice Pro Plus and it's a great ball.  Would  love to compare to the new Maxfli.  

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One of my regular weekend partners plays with these golf balls. He is a high handicapper. I played three holes with this golf ball but not enough to give you any thoughts which could be helpful. I do recall the ball performing well on the greens. But I would be willing to give it a full 18-hole test if you need it.

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I would love to give these a shot.  I enjoy comparing products and would love to see how these stand up to other premium ball offerings.

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I play Maxfli Tour now. Bought a boatload last year and haven't lost enough to try the new model.

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I would love to try these.  I enjoy comparing products and would love to see how these compare to the balls i regularly use.

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