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Thanks Casey,  on shots 60 yds and in, feel is the name of the game.

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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For the guys that tested the DUO.  Did you feel that the ball felt "bouncy" with chipping when it came off the face?  

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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

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The Duo Spin was soft off the clubface and did not feel "bouncy".

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 shot a 43/41=84 today using the Wilson Staff Duo Spin. My drives were so so, but the approach shots and chips were absolutely spot on! I threw the ball to the hole all day and it would hit and stop. The approach shots with my mid irons were spot on...the feel was like putting a knife thru warm butter!

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've now played a couple of rounds with the duo and can't say I was blown away. Not that it's a bad ball, but for me it's not any better than the Callaway super soft.

 

I'm playing tomorrow and will use the duo but otherwise I'll go back to the Callaway until I get some Wilson 50's.

 

The duo stays straight off the tee though, which I liked.

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Didn't want to write a full review, but I played with Casey and gamed the FG Tour for a few holes last week.  He was wanting to hear my thoughts on them so I thought I would share a little bit about how I thought they played. 

 

I currently play the TM Lethals, which are a solid all around ball, but not my favorite ball by any means, so I am always interested in what else is out there. 

 

As for the FG Tours, I played them for a few holes and hit multiple balls from different distances with a few drives mixed in.  To be honest, I really liked the balls.  They were longer than my Lethals off the tee.  I leave myself a lot of shots around the green that require me to get up and down and the FGs had a great feel in that area, didn't feel jumpy off the face (in a good way).  Loved the way they rolled on the greens, just had a nice soft feel to them.   One question mark I have is durability, not that I had any issues with these, but I tried Wilson's similar balls a few years back and they chewed pretty easy.   

 

Here is the downside for me, the price.  I like them, but would I spend $45 on a dozen?  Probably not.  I just don't see me buying these over ProV1x if they are the same price.  Now if these were $30/dozen, heck yeah I would for sure be in! 

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Didn't want to write a full review, but I played with Casey and gamed the FG Tour for a few holes last week.  He was wanting to hear my thoughts on them so I thought I would share a little bit about how I thought they played. 

 

I currently play the TM Lethals, which are a solid all around ball, but not my favorite ball by any means, so I am always interested in what else is out there. 

 

As for the FG Tours, I played them for a few holes and hit multiple balls from different distances with a few drives mixed in.  To be honest, I really liked the balls.  They were longer than my Lethals off the tee.  I leave myself a lot of shots around the green that require me to get up and down and the FGs had a great feel in that area, didn't feel jumpy off the face (in a good way).  Loved the way they rolled on the greens, just had a nice soft feel to them.   One question mark I have is durability, not that I had any issues with these, but I tried Wilson's similar balls a few years back and they chewed pretty easy.   

 

Here is the downside for me, the price.  I like them, but would I spend $45 on a dozen?  Probably not.  I just don't see me buying these over ProV1x if they are the same price.  Now if these were $30/dozen, heck yeah I would for sure be in! 

Have to agree with this. For me the Pro V1x is the better ball for my game. Wilsons at 35 would make me consider gaming them.

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 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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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

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I've played two more rounds since my last post. Here are my short answer results:

 

R6 VS SRIXON Q STAR

 

         WDS seemed to be a little longer & straighter for me

 

R7 VS CALLAWAY HEX CONTROL

 

         WDS had much softer feel, but seemed a bit shorter

 

As an added note, I still have 7 of the 12 balls I was sent. Six are new, one used for partial round, 3 lost, & 2 damaged by hitting cart paths, etc.

 

 

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Well the baby came on Monday and we got home yesterday evening so I have a bit of time while she is sleeping to write a review on Looks/Durability of the ball.

 

Balls Tested

 

Wilson Staff FG Tour

Taylormade Lethal (current gamer)

Titleist ProV1 (2015)

Srixon Z Star (2015)

 

Looks

 

     Font

 

The FG Tour has an attractive font and number on the ball.  Nothing too extravagant or too boring.  I know this is the determining factor for so many when they choose what ball to use.  No one likes unattractive font  :D .  

 

     Color

 

The FG Tour has a nice off-white color that looks clean when new.  I would say the from the whitest to most off-white, the balls go Z Star, FG Tour, Lethal, ProV1.  With the exception of the Z Star which is noticeably more white, the other 3 balls are very close to being the same color.  To me, none of the balls have a look that makes me cringe or not want to play them.  

 

The pics don't show exactly what I described above in terms of color.  I'll try and get outside to take some pics that more accurately represent what I saw.  

 

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Durability

 

     Normal Play

 

Through the course of a normal round, the ball didn't exhibit any more wear tear than any of the other 3 balls.  

 

      Staining

 

I would say compared to a Lethal that I have at least 1 round on, the FG Tour with 1 round had a little more staining/discoloration of the ball but nothing that I would consider extreme.

 

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      Cart Path/Scuff

 

I was fortunate enough to cart path the FG Tour during my round (never thought I'd say those words) so I can give a review on how it handled it.  Cart Path was normal asphalt.  The scuff had some discoloration to it but is fairly smooth when running my finger over it.  There are some minor scuffing feeling to it, but nothing that isn't expected.

 

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I would say that it is on par for my expectations of cover durability and fits right in with the other 3 balls that are being tested.

 

Overall Durability/Color I'd give it a 9/10, which is an excellent rating for me.  In order to get a 10 it better knock my socks off and dang near find it's own way to the hole B) .

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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

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Well the baby came on Monday and we got home yesterday evening so I have a bit of time while she is sleeping to write a review on Looks/Durability of the ball.

 

 

 

Whoah - big news!!!  Congrats on the new arrival.  Name, specs - let's hear it!!!

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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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Ok this will be the only fatherly brag as I don't want to clutter up the FG Tour reviews. But I will try and keep the brag in review thread fashion

Characteristics

Baby Name: Nora Mae Thompson

We like old timey type names so the finalist were - Nora, Hattie, and Hazel. We finally settled on Nora as I liked the other two but they just didn't have the same ring. This is purely subjective and other reviewers might feel differently

Date/Time of Birth: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 5:48 am

There are 7 days in a week with the only thing that differentiates them being name. All have the same amount of time in them but I just feel like Monday has always suited me. Do I have a case of the Mondays??? Darn right!!!

Weight: 7lbs 12oz

I'll just leave it at this, I was a bigger baby (9lb 2oz) as were my two brothers (9lb 14oz and 9lb 2oz). I didn't care about weight, but my wife was extremely happy we stayed under the 8lb mark!!

Length 20"

I have no idea what a normal length is, so I'm just going to assume this is as good as it gets.

Performance

Eating

She is eating on a regular basis besides the 2nd night which was cluster feeding time. I slept through most of it since I don't have the requisite characteristics to provide help in this area, but the wife said it was a long and tiresome night.

Pooping

This is where I do provide the requisite characteristics to step in and help. She is a normal pooper with the exception being the first night in which she thought it was necessary to drop dookie almost every hour from 9 pm to 5 am. This, was a tiresome night for me.

Sleeping

To date, sleeping has been great and on a fairly regular basis with the exceptions being mentioned above.

Likes

She is a country music fan as I set it to Eric Church station on Pandora and that usually settles her down.

Long walks (mostly being carried), napping, and screaming between 1-3 am.

 

Future Predictions

 

2036 NCAA Women's Golfer of the Year

 

Overall I'd rate Nora as a solid 10/10

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Nice review

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Going to get another round in this afternoon so I will elaborate more tomorrow.  Just wanted to get some initial impressions down.

 

Ball Tested - FG Tour

 

Other balls tested

 

Taylormade Lethal

Srixon Z Star (2015)

Titleist ProV1 (2015)

 

 

DRIVER

 

     Distance

 

This might have just been a good day for me, but distance off the tee was very good.  I had my longest drives on 3/10 driver holes at my course.  By no means were they 30+ yds but I mean a good 10 yds further than my previous longest drives on the holes.  

 

Update - Driver distance is very good with the FG Tour.  I'd put it in the same class as the 3 balls mentioned above.  All are great balls and probably no more than 5 yds difference between them.

 

     Feel

 

Ball feels good off the face and a little more muted than the other balls, but not as soft feeling when compared to wedges and irons (which for me is a good thing).

 

Update - Really like the feel of this ball off the driver.  Gives good audible feedback.  Again, it's on par with the other three balls.

 

     Spin

 

I didn't have any launch monitors but I hit into wind that was across, with, and against.  The ball performed very well and didn't seem to have much impact by the wind.  I was very impressed by this.

 

Update - I have to echo my sentiments above.  This ball performs very well in windy conditions

 

Overall, I'd give the ball a 9/10 for Driver perfomance.  The ball has slowly grown on me and I'd definitely play it full time.

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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Going to get another round in this afternoon so I will elaborate more tomorrow.  Just wanted to get some initial impressions down.

 

 

DRIVER

 

   Distance

 

This might have just been a good day for me, but distance off the tee was very good.  I had my longest drives on 3/10 driver holes at my course.  By no means were they 30+ yds but I mean a good 10 yds further than my previous longest drives on the holes.  

 

    Feel

 

Ball feels good off the face and a little more muted off the face than other balls, but not as soft feeling off the face compared to the wedges and irons (which for me is a good thing).

 

Spin

 

I didn't have any launch monitors but I hit into wind that was across, with, and against.  The ball performed very well and didn't seem to have much impact by the wind.  I was very impressed by this.

 

 

But what Ball are you testing?  You should state that each time you post.....

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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Since my last posting, I've played 3 rounds comparing the WDS to the following:

 

R8 VS SRIXON SOFT FEEL

 

         WDS seemed a bit longer off the tee, for me. Also, WDS cover seemed more durable and scuff resistant.

 

R9 VS NIKE PD SOFT

 

         WDS seemed a bit shorter off the tee, for me, but straighter. WDS was much more scuff resistant than PD SOFT.

 

R10 VS CALLAWAY CHROME SOFT

 

         WDS wasn't as long of the tee, but in all other aspects was comparable, except cost.

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Wanted to give an overall review of the the Wilson FG Tour.  As stated before I compared it as much as I could against Taylormade Lethal, Titleist ProV1 (2015), and Srixon Z-Star (2015).

 

The FG Tour held it's own against all three of the above mentioned balls and overall I was extremely impressed.  Currently I play the Taylormade Lethal, but in a heartbeat would play the FG Tour over the Lethal.  Now with that being said, I could play any of the above four balls on a day to day basis.

 

I think if people gave the FG Tour a chance, they'd be impressed.  However I think with the competition in the premium ball market, $44 a dozen puts the FG Tour in tough competition and probably causes it to get overlooked.  I won't pay $44 a dozen for any ball, but I think the FG Tour could control the urethane cover $35 a dozen ball market.

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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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Hands down my biggest issue with the ball is the price. The ball itself to me is a poor man's pro v1x. It's a great little ball but I spin it a bit less around the green, but on the other hand I do gain about 5 yards off the tee. It's a tradeoff no doubt.

Wanted to give an overall review of the the Wilson FG Tour.  As stated before I compared it as much as I could against Taylormade Lethal, Titleist ProV1 (2015), and Srixon Z-Star (2015).

 

The FG Tour held it's own against all three of the above mentioned balls and overall I was extremely impressed.  Currently I play the Taylormade Lethal, but in a heartbeat would play the FG Tour over the Lethal.  Now with that being said, I could play any of the above four balls on a day to day basis.

 

I think if people gave the FG Tour a chance, they'd be impressed.  However I think with the competition in the premium ball market, $44 a dozen puts the FG Tour in tough competition and probably causes it to get overlooked.  I won't pay $44 a dozen for any ball, but I think the FG Tour could control the urethane cover $35 a dozen ball market.

 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've tried reading through this and I've probably missed it but how were the balls selected for the different testers? Swing speed, handicap or what? The reason I ask is because I'm interested in the Duo Spin even though I am not necessarily its target audience. It seems to be a very good ball from what I've read so far.

 

Great reviews everyone!

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
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          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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