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Life is about having choices, there should be no exception when it comes to golf balls. We understand that finding the correct golf ball for you is tough unless you drop a couple down on the fairway and actually play with them. Not sure you know which ball to choose? Problem solved! All 4 different golf balls here are paired together because they are all manufactured for the same type of swing speed. Give them a try and when you have found the proper one you'll know!

 

Sample #1:

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Sample #3:

 

If you are not sure about which new golf ball you should use, try a Sampler Pack from LostGolfBalls.com

 

Prices range from $16 to $30

 

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Titleist would beg to differ - they firmly believe that the best ball choice for any player would be either the Pro VI or the Pro VIx.

 

Of course its not surprising that they would pick their premium priced product. :)

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A friend of mine recently purchased 5 dozen Z Stars for $50......so I got 2 Dozen from him.

 

They are refurbished, but none of them have any marks on them.....just like new.

 

Will be trying them out soon.

 

I still have 1 sleeve of the Bridgestone B330RXS that I am saving....to use this summer. Love the ball, not the price.

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I still love the new Top Flight Gamer and Maxfly U/3 and U/3x

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The Prov1x has been my choice for many seasons now but the only other ball that I really like was the Taylormade Lethal. I found it to be the closest for me in terms of performance to the Prov1x

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I've played Srixon for years but have found KickX balls to be fantastic! Very long... and soft feeling as well. I have five dozen of them.https://www.golfshopcentral.ca/p-180-kick-x-tourz-premium-balls.aspx . I haven't tried them but quite a few friends of mine are really enjoying the 3UP ball.http://3upgolf.com/ and some other friends swear by the Oncore golf ball http://oncoregolf.com/index.htm and there is a new ball coming out first week of July http://www.mynegm.com/golf/whats-news/launching-july-monstagolf/ and the owners are great people. I am kind of moving away from the big names and supporting the smaller people that do not have the big ad budgets but produce very high quality balls.

If you are on FB there are contests weekly for all of them, a nice way to try them out if you win.

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I just bought 200 Pentas AAA quality lakeballs. They were on sale for 80 cents each LOL

 

Then first them I used them... won longest drive 320 yards approx. That's gotta be a good sign, right? Right guys??? Guys?????? :)

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I've always preferred "tour" balls. My swing speed is 100+ on average. I just seem to score better with them. That said, the Taylormade Project A sounds interesting. I'm going to pick up a sleeve and give them a try.

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I had an interesting experience on the course Tuesday in this regard.

 

I have long been an advocate of tour balls for all because of the short game benefits. The 100 mph thing or 110 mph thing doesn't hold any weight for me because what type of balls do LPGA players use and very few of them swing at that speed. I think it's hype and hooey and it has never squared with what I've found when I've tried a wide variety of balls on the course. Two piece balls go farther but spin way less around the green. The mid priced balls go the same distance as the pro level balls and spin less around the green so for me there is no value there what so ever.

 

As a reminder I tried just for kicks the other day. A couple of rounds ago I found someone's soft feel ball doesn't really matter what brand, they are all the same. My front nine for league counted so I played my regular ball but I didn't get there early enough to get into the 18 hole game that I usually play in. I hit the cart path with my ball on 15 so I figured what the heck and put the soft feel longer ball into play the last 3 holes. It felt hard off the driver and went pretty well and ridiculously soft around the green but it didn't spin. I bogeyed two of the last three holes in large part because a chip and a pitch that I hit didn't spin. The chip was basic and I hit it right where I wanted and you would have thought that the green was made out of concrete. The pitch was a thing of beauty. When I hit it I thought, that could go in. It gave the hole a look and went 15 feet past.

 

My advice to anyone is to figure out where you hit your most shots and start there. Of course you will find that you hit your most shots on or around the green. So forget any and all hype and find the ball type that works for you inside 50 yards then go hit some long shots with it to be sure it's okay for those, it will be unless you are going to compare it to a two piecers that can't perform consistently around the green

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The 100 mph thing or 110 mph thing doesn't hold any weight for me because what type of balls do LPGA players use and very few of them swing at that speed. I think it's hype and hooey and it has never squared with what I've found when I've tried a wide variety of balls on the course. 

 

 I agree completely. I think the swing speed thing is a bunch of bunk. Yea, a hard, 2 pc. ball will go farther.... so what? if it isn't somewhat controllable around the green, the extra distance isn't really worth anything.

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I've played at least 6 different brands this season

 

New Tmags really good. Apparently the old Titleist ball designer is there now. They claim Project(a) is the ProV1 and I'm not going to argue that claim. The Project(a) is damn near close.

 

Nike balls are softer this year and very good

 

Wilson FG Tour's are every bit as the big boys and usually cheaper.

 

As for 3up balls run away, run far, far away... The best way to describe them is they play heavy. Putting is like slapping a wet towel. Maybe as a $15 a dozen ball they'd be worth it.

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What Fozzy no Srixons? I prefer the Pro V 1s myself or the Srixon Z Star. The only Issue I ever had with the Srixon was a durability issue with the cover peeling on short iron shots and yes my clubs are legal. I did like the old TM TP Reds though. If I am playing my vintage stuff I play the Wilson Staff Duo or 50 ball but the Staffs dont putt like a Titleist for me

I do experiment from time to time if I find a ball and I am playing a practice round. The Cally tour ball hits good off the driver for me about 5 or 6 yards further but they dont react around the green like I want them to. Bridgestone and Nike just dont feel right to me period. If I find one I save it and give it to my pastor he is a big Bridgestone fan

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GolfSpy MBP: You are the only person I've heard say that about the 3up ball. My friends that are playing it are all single or + cap players and they love them. To each their own I guess.

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I agree completely. I think the swing speed thing is a bunch of bunk. Yea, a hard, 2 pc. ball will go farther.... so what? if it isn't somewhat controllable around the green, the extra distance isn't really worth anything.

I don't even think they are controllable anywhere on the course. Sometimes you get flyers on them with the irons from the fairway.

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I hear you. I've played the same ball for about 3 straight years the bridgestone 330-RX and sometimes the 300 RX-S. I've just loved the way I play with them. Big thing for me was putting with different balls, you can feel the difference. For me it's probably more of a mental thing, but would switch if I saw results that said one was definitely better.

 

IS there such a thing as a non-brand specific ball fitting?

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IS there such a thing as a non-brand specific ball fitting?

Golf galaxy offers a ball fitting that let's you hit all the brands so you find which is the better fit for you.

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Titleist for me. ProV1x, or NXT. I haven't found a ball that comes close. Long off the tee and spins just enough on the green.

 

There's nothing worse than striking a chip pure and watching it stop when it was supposed to roll out. Or landing a full iron shot next to the pin and watching it spin back 25 feet.

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Titleist for me. ProV1x, or NXT. I haven't found a ball that comes close. Long off the tee and spins just enough on the green.

There's nothing worse than striking a chip pure and watching it stop when it was supposed to roll out. Or landing a full iron shot next to the pin and watching it spin back 25 feet.

Boy, no joke. I usually end up short when I plan on roll out. Although I'm better at controlling spin on chips now than I used to. I used to just fly everything close to the pin because I knew it wasn't going to roll.

 

I got the spin under control with a shaft change on approach shots. I would get so frustrated when I hit a good shot in close and get up there to find I sucked it back to the front of the green or even off. Now, I almost always find my ball within two feet of the pitch mark. But that wasn't a ball change fix, just shafts.

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What Fozzy no Srixons? I prefer the Pro V 1s myself or the Srixon Z Star. The only Issue I ever had with the Srixon was a durability issue with the cover peeling on short iron shots and yes my clubs are legal. I did like the old TM TP Reds though. If I am playing my vintage stuff I play the Wilson Staff Duo or 50 ball but the Staffs dont putt like a Titleist for meI do experiment from time to time if I find a ball and I am playing a practice round. The Cally tour ball hits good off the driver for me about 5 or 6 yards further but they dont react around the green like I want them to. Bridgestone and Nike just dont feel right to me period. If I find one I save it and give it to my pastor he is a big Bridgestone fan

A friend of mine bought 5 dozen Srixon Z Stars (refurbished) by accident on eBay. He paid $50 plus $6 shipping. I bought 2 dozen from him for $25. Everyone is pristine, marked number 2. I am getting ready to use them....probably this week, when Rev stops by for a round on Wednesday. I played the Australian Vision WB3 today and lost out on several great chips that landed soft but rolled out way past the hole. I know the Z Star wouldn't do that.

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