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I just picked 3 dozen of last years x's on the cheap. Played a few with them yesterday. Long and soft. I'm not sure about around the green yet though.

It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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I might get a doz of the new FGT sometime soon. Maybe. I bought mine at Academy on a closeout for... $5.95 per dozen!! I'm not kidding. I usually don't buy balls that cost $45-$49 doz. There are plenty of very good balls out there in the $28 to $32 range.  I read a review last year on another site and decided to give them a try. I still have a doz of the FGT and FGTx. I thought they were both very good balls. Overall I'd say I prefer the FGT over the X.

My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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I really have tried to enjoy the X, but I don't like it. It's glaring weakness is green side feel. With the old Tours, feel in the short game was excellent but it felt too mushy to really perform in the long game.

 

So I have only played 3 rounds so far, and I compared the new Tours vs the old Xs. While the new ball performed at least as well as the X, the feel was vastly improved. The new ball is so excellent that it's worth a shot no matter what category ball you game.

 

Now, with all that said, I'm still torn between the new Tour and the Maxfli U/4x.

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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Thanks, Paul...Received my new FG Tours today...will play them Sunday and see if I have similar results. I normally stay in the $26-$32 range for balls but I like the direction Wilson has been heading the last 5 years and if all things are equal I give Wilson my $$...I've played the original FG Tour irons since they came out and have had good success. If I had unlimited funds I would have gone to V2 or the new M3  (which looks better in person than in the photos I've seen). To be honest, I'd love to try the FG Tour 100...It's gorgeous and even if I don't have the consistency for them, there's nothing like pure blade hits...I like the Wilson Rep idea...I feel like the only guy in the Rockies playing Wilson Staff....

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Just hitting putts on the carpet I can tell a huge difference between the new Tour and last years Tour X...The X is higher pitched, tinny and hard  feeling/sounding putt...The new Tour is softer off the club face and more muted...The Pro V1x is more like the high pitch of the FG Tour X.  Does it mean a darn thing? Not really.  But I like how the new one sounds and feels off a milled face, can't wait to hear and feel it off irons and driver. First impression is good. As you experienced, the FG Tour X was solid off the tee and fairways but I found it unsatisfying 125 yards in and especially around and on the green. Too clicky.

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Liking everything I'm hearing so far. Stocked up on closeouts this winter, but might circle back to these.

I like a "middle ground" ball like the old TM TP RED LDP's that are high spin yet still long off the tee.

 

I have to say though, albeit the FG Tour feels soft at impact, I saw very nice distance, which had not been the case with others like a B-330RX (whatever they're called) that I felt I was over-compressing and losing distance. I'm kinda addicted to the soft feel now, in fact.

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Liking everything I'm hearing so far. Stocked up on closeouts this winter, but might circle back to these.

I like a "middle ground" ball like the old TM TP RED LDP's that are high spin yet still long off the tee.

 

I have to say though, albeit the FG Tour feels soft at impact, I saw very nice distance, which had not been the case with others like a B-330RX (whatever they're called) that I felt I was over-compressing and losing distance. I'm kinda addicted to the soft feel now, in fact.

Have you tried the Maxfli U/4x?

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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Have you tried the Maxfli U/4x?

I haven't. I'm fairly stocked up on closeouts from this fall, so it might be a while 'til I stock up again. I like to get some ideas through the season on what to look for on closeout. I saw you mentioned those in another thread. Are they made by another company for Dick's/GG? I'll generally try out any ball with a urethane cover to see what they'll do.

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Will have to try the Maxfli U/4x...Haven't bought a Maxfli since Dicks took them over.  Will give it a shot.

I moved to a town without a golf shop...Going through withdrawl..I spend time on TGW, Edwin Watts etc to get my equipment buzz now. Sports Authority is the only game in town..

They aren't bad, but they aim towards the middle market almost exclusively. You can get your Pro V's there but that's about it....Sigh...Thank Gore for the internet :)

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Quick review after 18- It's a solid all around ball. Holds its line in the wind.  The spin issue I had with the original ball is reduced by quite a bit. Feels great on approach shot and retains the putter feel of the original.  Good premium ball.

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