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Going to add the Project a, Bridgestone 330 RX, Nike RZN Black and the Wilson FG Tour into the mix over the next couple of weeks and see what shakes out.  

 

I'll be interested to read your thoughts on the Project a. I started using it last year and I really like it. I'll probably stick with it for this season.

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I won't play anything other than a Snell MTB. I've said it a million times and I will say it again - it is just a perfect ball. Couldn't ask for better. Just bought a Snell hat too 😉   Sent from

Dixon Balls.  Dixon Balls.  Say it five times fast....    Let it sink in.

I have tried a couple of these brands and really very little differentiates them from the big boys. Snell is a prime example that I would say is nearly identical to the Pro v1

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I'll be interested to read your thoughts on the Project a. I started using it last year and I really like it. I'll probably stick with it for this season.

 

Played the Tour Preferred X last year - it was an okay ball.  Nothing about it really jumped out at me, but it's a good, solid ball.  Went the whole year without hitting the Project a, so it's time to see what that one can do.  As GolfSpy Brad alluded in the Srixon post, at some point there's a price/performance point - is a $30 ball good enough, and does it give enough performance compared to a "tour" level ball?  

 

As the zen master said, "we'll see..."

 

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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I picked up some Nicklaus blacks (although I probably should have played the blues based on tee box selection). I have played one round so far and was impressed. It felt great chipping and putting. I seemed to get an awful lot of wedge spin, having rolled back off the green twice, but that may be small sample size. I haven't played enough to really say anything definite about ball flight or distance but I played a good round with them and if that keeps up I'll be a customer.

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I played a mix of Snell, Monsta, Nicklaus Black and Srixon Z-Star this weekend, Snell played the first 18 and the others 6 holes each over the second round. For Snell, Monsta, Nicklaus I used the actual balls that were used in testing so already 18+ holes each and 75+ swings each in simulator and pitching chipping. The Srixon I found with no signs of wear.

 

Distance wise I'm testing couple Paderson shafts atm, I find them extremly high spin and hard to get down below 2500 with my G30 set at loftest loft. Here the Nickluas low spin shines with Snell a not to far off second, the Monsta and Z-Star shorter but we're not talking 15 yards. The Paderson shafts dispersion is noticeably tighter, but I did find on leaky right drives that Z-Star and Monsta seemed to get a way a little more.

 

Approach spin I'm definitely able to suck back the NIcklaus, Monsta and Z-Star, the Snell would fall under the predictable always next to ballmark category. All 4 exhibit what I would consider tour level spin.

 

Ball flight Nicklaus and Snell have a flatter trajectory, Monsta and Z-Star have a much higher flight.

 

Cosmetically Snell, Monsta, Nicklaus seem to scuff/fade at the same rate, the Z-Star definitely holds it looks better.

 

This is the Snell ball after the recent 18 (which includes all the prior testing)

 


 

 

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Once I work my way through my remaining Pro V1x's I'm going to stick with the Snell this year.

 

Performance wise I don't see much difference and at 32.00 a dozen I don't have to look for Xouts : ).

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Titleist 17, 19, and 21 degree 818 H2 Hybrids

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Titleist Vokey SM7 58 Wedge

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Has there ever been a review of the Dixon Environmental Golf Ball ...

 

Looked around and found nothing ... I work on a golf course and even though you have your Golf Ball Finder Addicts ..roaming the golf course in dark stealth clothing, moving without making sounds to find that one perfect new Golf Ball ....they truly never find all the plug balls and yes I am one of those Addicts I wonder it there's a program.... :) ...... anyway I have found balls that come from the 40' 50' and just can't imagine what all this core plastic will do to the environment, if you can imagine how many lost balls there are in the world sinking into the earch every golf season. 

 

:) Just wondered if MyGolfSpy would investigate how good is this ball ? see dixongolf and not I'm not trying to promote it I am actually wondering if the ball is any good ?

 

Tks... din't know where to post my question.

 

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Definitely Snell MTB in the near future, after I use up my supply of Titleist Tru Soft Balls.

 

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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Played the Nicklaus this weekend. Just awesome off the driver, wedges and putter, but I'm coming up 3-4 yards short with the irons.

Could be higher compression? Or you're just getting old

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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weird..... of the lot I liked the Monster the best..... 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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This is awesome.  Thanks.  Can you do this for the major brands premium balls???

 

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 * Accra Tour Z TZ6 55 M3 pure 

Fairways: Callaway Mavrick 15*  19*  Accra FX 2.0-100F M3 pure  

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrick 4 Hybrid Accra FX 2.0-100H60 M3 pure  

PXG Gen 3 0311 P 5-Gap  Fujikura Pro 75 REG pure

Cleveland CG 12 RTG DSG  54/10 & 58/10  Refurbished with raw faces and legal grooves

utter: Scotty Camron Special Select Fastback 1.5  Stock pistol grip 34" w/Stablity shaft

Ball: Pro V1x 

All clubs have Winn Dri-Tac Wraps oversized

 

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What's up with the ONCORE ball. How do they advertise. Are you tired of your shots with your driver running out past your playing partner? Are you tired of wedge shots stopping right where they land. Well, we have the ball for you! Wedge spin with your driver and driver spin with you wedges. That's the holy grail of golf balls, right? ;)

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Titleist TS3 15* w/Fujikura Ventus 7X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 20* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Callaway Apex19 Hybrid 23* w/Accra TZ5 95X
Titleist 718 CB 5 iron w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist 718 MB 6-PW w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Titleist SM7 Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* w/KBS $Taper X-Stiff
Bettinardi Queen B 10 34.5"
Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X

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It's awesome that there are balls like the Snell that can be bought online for a better price than the usual suspects, and can produce very similar, or better, results. 

 

However, at the moment, I use a combo of Pro V1s and Bridgestone B330s and have a dozen or so of them left, so I won't be buying golf balls anytime soon. 

Driver (main): Cobra F9 Speedback (9.0) with Fujikura Atmos 7X (Avalanche White) 

Driver (back-up): Titliest 915 D3 (9.5) with Fujikura Speeder Shaft 757 (Tour Stiff)

3 Wood: Callaway Epic Sub-Zero (15 degrees) in Rogue Max 75g stiff shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20 degree with Kurokage 80g Stiff Shaft

Irons: PING i200 4-PW in XP 95 shafts with S300 flex (+ 3 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 - 50

              Callaway MD4 - 56 & 60 degrees

Putter: Taylormade TP Collection Soto

Golf Ball: Titliest Pro V1X, Srixon Z-Star ZV & Taylormade TP5X

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Has anyone tried the Vice Pro + yet. I just played my first round with them after playing prov1x for the last few years and honestly I think the vice have better stopping power o. The greens. To early to tell for sure but I'm defiantly going to keep track in different conditions!!!

 

 

What's in the Bag:

Taylormade M1 460

Nike SumoSq 13 degree 3wd

Nike VRS 2.0 Covert Tour 18 degree hybrid

Cobra Fly Z 22 degree hybrid

Taylormade RBladze 5i - PW

Titilest Volkey SM5 50 54 58 wedges

Betinnardi BB series putter

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Driver Callaway Great Big Bertha

Fairway Nike Vapor Fly

Hybrid Nike VR-S Covert 2 Tour

Irons/Wedges:Callaway Apex Pro 16

Volkey SM5 50/55/60 degree

Putter Benttinardi Studio B

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Has anyone tried the Vice Pro + yet. I just played my first round with them after playing prov1x for the last few years and honestly I think the vice have better stopping power o. The greens. To early to tell for sure but I'm defiantly going to keep track in different conditions!!!

 

 

What's in the Bag:

Taylormade M1 460

Nike SumoSq 13 degree 3wd

Nike VRS 2.0 Covert Tour 18 degree hybrid

Cobra Fly Z 22 degree hybrid

Taylormade RBladze 5i - PW

Titilest Volkey SM5 50 54 58 wedges

Betinnardi BB series putter

Been real interested in them just haven't gotten around to ordering them, have a lot of srixon golf balls to go through first

 

 

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My Mixed-Bag:

 

Driver:      :callaway-small: Mavrik Sub zero, ventus black 7x

Fairway:     Still looking!

Irons:         :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     Miura K Grinds

Putter:       Evnroll 1.2 blade

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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I've hit the Monsta ball.  Firm feeling ball but performed adequately.  I prefer something a bit softer for around the greens.

What's in my bag...

 

Driver:      TaylorMade R15 10.5• Aldila Rouge Black 60g stiff shaft

3 Wood:   TaylorMade R15 15• Aldila Rouge Black 70g stiff shaft

Hybrid:     TaylorMade  Rescue 4-21• Aldila Rip 65g stiff shaft

Irons:        TaylorMade  RSi TP Nippon NS Pro 950, stiff shaft

Wedges:   TaylorMade  50•, 54•, 58• Nippon NS Pro stiff shaft

Putter:      TaylorMade Ghost 

Ball:          Wilson DUO U

Bag:         TaylorMade 

 

 

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I won't play anything other than a Snell MTB. I've said it a million times and I will say it again - it is just a perfect ball. Couldn't ask for better. Just bought a Snell hat too 😉

 

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DRIVER:                  :mizuno-small:  ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:    :adams-small:    Pro  2 hybrid 16*, Aldila Tour Red 75g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip 

                        :mizuno-small:           JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Superstroke TX1 Midsize grip                                  

IRONS:            :cobra-small:    King Forged Tour 4i-pw, KBS FLT, shafts, stiff,  Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

WEDGES:        rsz_scor-golf-logo.png        50, 55, 60 degree wedges with Genius 12 stiff flex,   Superstroke TX1 Midsize grips

PUTTER:       :odyssey-small:    O-Works Marksman 33.5", Superstroke 1.0 Flatso grip w/ 50g counter core

BALL:          :bridgestone-small: Tour B X                                                     
                  
BAG:          :Ogio:              Cirrus Golf Bag 
 
Shoes:              Skechers                  Hexgo Control  Shoes

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I've played all these balls more than once on course, feel free to ask away.

Just bought my first box of Snell balls and they are pretty good so far.  I wanted to try the Monsta balls, but I think their website is under construction.  Was Monsta one of the companies that closed up shop after Titleist sent these smaller ball manufacturers a letter? 

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WITB:

 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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