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As far as the launch on these, I may not be the best judge, I have a naturally high ball flight anyway. With that being said, I had no problem getting the FG Tour ball up in the air even with my long irons. Will it help your "propensity for a low ball flight" ? I honestly can't say. What do you mean when you say "more run out around the green" ? Do you mean that it doesn't check up as much when chipping or when hitting shots into the green?

I can confirm these go just as high as Pro v1x. They carry like heck too. At least in my testing I've yet to spin the ball the way I can with a titlest. That's the ball I can spin like no other. The Wilsons do spin don't get me wrong, especially compared to a 330RX, but it's pretty night and day between the Prov1x and FG tour in my book.

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Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
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What I mean by more run out is that as you said they don't check up but keep going for several more yards.  When I short side myself I like the option of hitting a high flop and killing it pretty much as it lands.  Comes off when I'm using a Pro V or a Z Star not so much other balls that I have tried.

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3 Wood:  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 16 degree. Fujikara Orichi 65 gram stiff shaft
Hybrids: 3 & 4 :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Fujikara Orichi 65 gram regular shafts
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP- H5 3 - 6 iron dynamic gold XP 115 gram stiff soft stepped
Irons:  :mizuno-small: MP 54 4 - PW dynamic gold S300
Wedges:   :mizuno-small: MP T4 52 degree,  :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 56 degree 10 degree bounce, :titelist-small: :vokey-small: 60 degree 10 degree bounce.
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Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

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Played the DuoSpin today at Babe Zaharias GC......shot a 39/44=83. With 3 Birdies, but more importantly, I lipped out 4 others....:(

 

My drives were down the middle and in the 210-225 range. My mid irons were spot on and my wedges were close to the pin.

 

My putting was just a hair off.

 

I reached the green (over the pond) in two on a Par 5 and 2 putted for Birdie.

 

The more I play with the DuoSpin, the more I like it.....the ball I used today has now been played for two rounds and is every bit responsive as a brand new one.

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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What I mean by more run out is that as you said they don't check up but keep going for several more yards.  When I short side myself I like the option of hitting a high flop and killing it pretty much as it lands.  Comes off when I'm using a Pro V or a Z Star not so much other balls that I have tried.

It's sort of in the middle. It spins and checks some, but not on the same level as a Prov1x for me. That Titleist will really check up, so much so that I totally forgot up until I gamed it that I couldn't spin anything. I'd say the Wilson is a good halfway between non spin urethene balls such as the RX300 and the spinning on it's head titelists.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
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I had no issues when chipping with my 57* from the rough or the bunker.  The DuoSpin will drop to the green then run out only a yard at most.  I tried my 54* when chipping from the approach area.  I had to adjust my shots tand throw the ball more to the pin than what I am used to.  I will be playing on Friday & Saturday so I should get plenty of chances to chip.  Meanwhile, I found my approach shots to drop and stop from 150 to 70 yards when i hit the green.

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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Sorry for the late response. I started a new job as soon as this thread opened and I've been working some crazy hours!

 

So I was able to test the Wilson Duo ball. The ball has the lowest compression ball on the market. I was able to get some practice on the chipping and putting green with these as well as 6 rounds on the books. 

 

First impression was really good. I love what Wilson did with the MSG stamping on the ball for some personalization. It certainly made people ask questions when they saw it. 

 

As far as the ball goes I can't say that it was my favorite of all time. This is the first year that I decided to take my golf ball game seriously. Before, I would grab a cheap dozen of golf balls or just play stuff I found around the course. This year, however, I decided I was going to see if playing a solid golf ball and played it regularly helped me out at all. 

 

I decided to give the Srixon Z-Star ball a chance this season after some positive reviews earlier on. I must say, I fell in love. Playing the same ball has also helped my chipping and putting as I now have the same feel at all times.

 

The Wilson Duo is much softer, especially putting, than the Z-Star. I really struggled putting as the feel was just too soft for me. Now, if your looking for a softer feel, especially off the putter, this is the ball for you! I also had some trouble getting much spin off my wedges around the greens. 

 

As far as the feel off the driver and irons, I couldn't feel quite as much difference. Distance wise it seemed to keep up with what I was used to. I will say, on iron shots that i hit pure, It felt like butter. Very smooth off the irons on pure shots. It was super soft off the driver as well. I prefer a little bit harder feel.

 

In conclusion, I really didn't have any issues with the Wilson Duo. If your looking for a super soft, great priced golf ball, this is the ball for you! 

 

PS - I do have pictures to add and I will add them here soon! Sorry for the delay.

Driver - Tour Edge Exotics XCG 7 Beta w/ Paderson shaft 44"

Fairway Metal - :nike-small: Vapor Fly 15* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 65F 43"

Irons - :taylormade-small: SLDR 4i-pw w/ KBS Tour C-Taper 90S

Wedges - :edel-golf-1: 54* and 58* Digger grind

Putter - :scotty-cameron-1: 2015 GoLo 3 33"

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Awesome reviews! I'm hoping to play this weekend with the Duo. I'd been playing the e6 for months but lately the Callaway Super Soft, which I love. I'm hoping the Duo lives up to all the great reviews I've read.

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Awesome reviews! I'm hoping to play this weekend with the Duo. I'd been playing the e6 for months but lately the Callaway Super Soft, which I love. I'm hoping the Duo lives up to all the great reviews I've read.

 

 

If you find the Duo or DuoSpin to be too soft, try the Wilson Staff Fifty Elite.....a 50 compression ball obtainable at Walmart for $13/dozen

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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The only other thing I think worth mentioning about the FG Tour ball is the durability. This was pretty much the only aspect that I was not impressed with. As compared to other urethane balls I have played where I can pretty much get an entire round with one ball (unless I lose it or hit a tree or something), I didn't feel like the FG stood the test as time as well as I would have liked. I found a decent sized scuff mark after my fourth or fifth hole. I'm pretty sure it happens with full wedge shots. I can't say for sure, but that's when I first remember seeing it. I really liked the ball as far as performance goes, I just wish it would last a little longer. Did any other testers of the FG run into this problem as well??

Driver = Cobra Fly-Z + 10 degree w/ Aldila RIP Phenom Shaft

3-Wood = Cobra Fly-Z + 14.5 degree

3-Iron = Ping iBlade w/ Ping Standard Graphite Shaft

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50 degree = Titleist SM5

54 degree = Titleist SM5

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Nope, did not test the FG, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

 

That said, the DuoSpin is very durable, having lasted 36 holes last week.

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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The only other thing I think worth mentioning about the FG Tour ball is the durability. This was pretty much the only aspect that I was not impressed with. As compared to other urethane balls I have played where I can pretty much get an entire round with one ball (unless I lose it or hit a tree or something), I didn't feel like the FG stood the test as time as well as I would have liked. I found a decent sized scuff mark after my fourth or fifth hole. I'm pretty sure it happens with full wedge shots. I can't say for sure, but that's when I first remember seeing it. I really liked the ball as far as performance goes, I just wish it would last a little longer. Did any other testers of the FG run into this problem as well??

I've been playing desert golf, so I've been losing a bunch of balls every time I play. I haven't seen any noticeable wear that's abnormal, but then again I've only played with the ball 4-5 holes before it's in a graveyard. When I did hit rocks or the like, I didn't seen anything that would suggest it isn't durable. Something the next time I play I will certainly look out for.

 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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I am testing the Wilson Duo and having picture problems at this time. I normally game the Titleist Pro V 1 even with my slow

 

The Duo's are definitely soft. In putting, I find that the ball hugs the putter just a bit longer than the V1 and it enables me to make more consistent strokes. I am finding that I am a better putter with the Duo. Around the greens, the softness allows me to make better chips as there is not as much roll off. 

 

These are just a few thoughts off the top of my head. I hope to get some pictures up and an addition to this review soon.

 

Joe

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I am testing the Wilson Duo and having picture problems at this time. I normally game the Titleist Pro V 1 even with my slow

 

The Duo's are definitely soft. In putting, I find that the ball hugs the putter just a bit longer than the V1 and it enables me to make more consistent strokes. I am finding that I am a better putter with the Duo. Around the greens, the softness allows me to make better chips as there is not as much roll off. 

 

These are just a few thoughts off the top of my head. I hope to get some pictures up and an addition to this review soon.

 

Joe

Joe, if you want to try another soft ball for comparison, I like the Bridgestone Precept Lady for winter golf. The soft balls don't work for me in the summer heat; too mushy, but in winter the Lady works great. I especially like it in the yellow color for those overcast days.

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The only other thing I think worth mentioning about the FG Tour ball is the durability. This was pretty much the only aspect that I was not impressed with. As compared to other urethane balls I have played where I can pretty much get an entire round with one ball (unless I lose it or hit a tree or something), I didn't feel like the FG stood the test as time as well as I would have liked. I found a decent sized scuff mark after my fourth or fifth hole. I'm pretty sure it happens with full wedge shots. I can't say for sure, but that's when I first remember seeing it. I really liked the ball as far as performance goes, I just wish it would last a little longer. Did any other testers of the FG run into this problem as well??

 

I would echo your durability comments.   It's good, but not as tough skinned as the ProV.

bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
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Took the day off from the DuoSpins.......played horrible today...will be back on the with the DuoSpins tomorrow.

Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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I went out again and this time tested the Wilson Duo v the Callaway Diablo.

Unlike my earlier test, the putts were about the same.

I did hit the Duos, on average, 15 yards longer than the Callaways. Again, there was less left to right on the drives. I will be getting some of these after I go through the 4 dozen Srixons that I own.

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the test.

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After about 2 weeks of rain and being on vacation, finally able to get out and play 18 today.

 

Testing the FG Tour

 

Previously played Callaway Chrome Soft and Bridgestone E5

 

The good:  Driver distance.  I hit 2 of my longest drives ever today (measured w/ gps), and they weren't on big swings.   Driver wise, I was getting a good 5 -10 yds more distance than I had been previously.  Obviously, other things can go into this.  But I seemed to be getting a lot of roll out with these.  I would say side spin (aka, my slice), was about the same

 

The same:  I would say greenside and iron spin was about the same (as I would expect) to my chrome soft and E5's.   Got the ball the check up good on a couple chips, and brought a few iron shots back just a bit hitting from the fairway.

 

The bad:  These balls seem to wear really quickly.  Trying to attach a pic or two, after 4-5 holes, and not hitting a tree or cartpath, I was seeing significant scarring on the ball.  

 

 

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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First off want to apologize for the delayed post on this topic.  I've been on travel for work the last 6 weeks and haven't had a chance to play.  I did however make some time to get to the putting green this weekend so I will start off my review there and then as I get to play will add some more information in further posts as well as make any necessary updates to this one

 

Ball Tested -    FG Tour

Current Ball -   Taylormade Lethal

Other Balls -    Titleist ProV1 (2015), Srixon Z Star (2015)

 

 

Putting

 

My initial reaction putting with this ball is it really reminds me of the original Taylormade Penta.  I nice soft muted feel when struck.  I don't consider the Lethals I use to be hard or clicky, but the FG Tour is noticeably softer feeling.  I also noticed this when comparing the FG Tour to a new model ProV1 and new model Srixon Z-Star.  

 

Performance

 

There was no loss of feel or adjustment needed when using the FG Tour.  I didn't have a hard time with speed/distance on putts with it and would say performance wise there wasn't any difference between the three balls mentioned above and the FG Tour.

 

 

Alignment

 

I don't normally use an alignment line when I putt as I try and pick a spot on the green just in front of my ball as my alignment aid.  However I did use the stock lines on all balls mentioned so far and would say one did not "float my boat" more than another.  They all were comparable to me and would really be a personal preference to whomever was using the ball.

 

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Please feel free to ask any questions and I will try to answer them the best I can or will do another practice run on the green to answer them.  

Srixon Z565 9.5* Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6x

Cobra F7 13.5* Aldila Tour Blue 75x

Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Tour Blue 85x

Cobra Amp Forged 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff

Vokey SM6 50, 54. 58

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I got the Duo's out on the course today. I must say that off the driver, I am getting them into the fairway on a more consistent basis. The sound is a bit muffled when contact is made. The distance off the driver is not as long as I would get with the Pro V1, but with them in the short grass more it is a nice tradeoff.

 

As others have said, it takes a good whack/stroke to get the Duo to the hole with the putter. With the Duo being so soft, they tend to hang on the putter blade a bit longer and thus I found today that I had many on the front 9 that I left short several feet. I was able to strike them just a bit harder on the back 9 and found that helped. 

 

I did not play all that well, my iron game was off today so I wasted those drives in the fairway. I did lose two of the balls today. They do not float, nor do they have a locator beacon. ha. I saw the ball head into the woods, tracked it's line, had a good idea where it should have ended up, but alas, I could not find it.

 

My overall impressions thus far are, this is a ball that is just as soft as they claim. When it comes to distance, the ball is almost as long as the Pro V1 the way I hit it. I have to  get used to not hearing and feeling the same thing that I am used to on impact. I found that I much prefer to be shorter off the tee a little bit if I can also be in the fairway. The Duo does this for me.  

 

The Duo is favorably comparable to the Bridgestone E6. I like it better than the E6. Having lost two of the dozen already on one round, I have 10 more to play with. I probably will not purchase another dozen when these 10 are gone. I might however, step up to the Duo Spin and give them a try. 

 

These Duo balls are $19.99 a dozen. If you are looking for a cheap $$ ball to play with that gives respectable distance off the tee and pretty good straightness off the tee, while at the same time providing decent hold on the greens, the Duo might be for you!!

 

Thanks to MGS for allowing me to test these balls out. I will update again after my next round.

 

Joe

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