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I have played all except the Vice, not really interested in that one. For me it comes down to cost, and playability, I really like the Chrome soft, the 330RX is ok, and the Snell is an excellent ball, I don't think you will be disappointed with any of the 3 or 4, but for me the best ball has been by far the Snell, and the added bonus of it also being the best value, it's a no brainier, good luck in your comparison.

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To answer your question please yes - there would be lots of interest in that comparative review.

Okay guys! I have finally come around to posting my comparison review of the Snell MTB, Vice Pro, Bridgestone B330RX and the Callaway Chromesoft golf balls. I reviewed these golf balls during one r

One of my golf buddies found a Vice ball this past Saturday......it had a six-gun logo on it......I tried totrade him for it as it was a one hit wonder, but he declined.  He used it and liked it until

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I have played all except the Vice, not really interested in that one. For me it comes down to cost, and playability, I really like the Chrome soft, the 330RX is ok, and the Snell is an excellent ball, I don't think you will be disappointed with any of the 3 or 4, but for me the best ball has been by far the Snell, and the added bonus of it also being the best value, it's a no brainier, good luck in your comparison.

Thanks Kor.A.Door!! I tried the Vice sample pack but haven't hit the Pro's or Pro+'s yet. I did find out that the Snell balls I ordered won't be in this week but I'll be sure to keep everyone updated.

 

 

-Your Average Golfer

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Thanks Kor.A.Door!! I tried the Vice sample pack but haven't hit the Pro's or Pro+'s yet. I did find out that the Snell balls I ordered won't be in this week but I'll be sure to keep everyone updated.

 

 

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Interested to see when you play the pro and pro +. I just found out about vice

 

 

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Driver:      :callaway-small: Rogue 9*, UST chrome 7F5T 

Fairway:     :taylormade-small: M5 3 wood, UST chrome 7F5T

Irons:        :titelist-small: TMB 3i &  :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     :titelist-small: Voke SM7 LTD Jet Black 

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One of my golf buddies found a Vice ball this past Saturday......it had a six-gun logo on it......I tried totrade him for it as it was a one hit wonder, but he declined.  He used it and liked it until it went back into the water on Sunday.....

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I think that was mine...I lost a few last week!

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:taylormade-small: M1 10.5* - Tour AD BB-6X
:titelist-small: 10F.d. 13.5* - Graffaloy Bi-Matrix X
:titelist-small: 915Hd 20.5* - Aldila Tour Green
:titelist-small:  T-MB 2-iron - Aldila Tour Green
:titelist-small:  716 AP2 5-PW - KBS C-Taper Lite X
:vokey-small: SM6 50/56 - DG S400

:cameron-small:  Kombi S 35"

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I have played a few rounds now and so far I have been VERY impressed with the Vice balls.  I have a few dozen Pro Neon, Pro Shooter, and Pro+...So far I cannot tell much different between the Pro/Pro+, but the Neons seem to be the one that I keep going back to.  Great feel around the greens and similar distance to other top quality balls that I play.  When I first played them, I had a ball get chewed up pretty good on the second hole...I was immediately turned off, but this hasn't happened since, durability seems great. 

 

When I lose all of these, I would consider buying more for sure. 

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:titelist-small: 10F.d. 13.5* - Graffaloy Bi-Matrix X
:titelist-small: 915Hd 20.5* - Aldila Tour Green
:titelist-small:  T-MB 2-iron - Aldila Tour Green
:titelist-small:  716 AP2 5-PW - KBS C-Taper Lite X
:vokey-small: SM6 50/56 - DG S400

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Interested as my wife will be traveling to the US in September and I plan to order some Snell balls and have them delivered to her hotel as we can't buy them here in Australia. Reviews will help with how many I order. Cheers

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Interested as my wife will be traveling to the US in September and I plan to order some Snell balls and have them delivered to her hotel as we can't buy them here in Australia. Reviews will help with how many I order. Cheers

I should have a review up on here tonight. One ball surprised me and not in a good way.

 

 

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I should have a review up on here tonight. One ball surprised me and not in a good way.

 

 

-Your Average Golfer

 

Whats the verdict? How did the Pro+ stack up to the others.

My Mixed-Bag:

 

Driver:      :callaway-small: Rogue 9*, UST chrome 7F5T 

Fairway:     :taylormade-small: M5 3 wood, UST chrome 7F5T

Irons:        :titelist-small: TMB 3i &  :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

Wedges:     :titelist-small: Voke SM7 LTD Jet Black 

Putter:       :bettinardi-small: Queen Bee #9

Ball:        :srixon-small: Z star XV

 

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"Anticipation.............is making me wait".......great line by Carly Simon.

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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"Anticipation.............is making me wait".......great line by Carly Simon.

I'm sorry guys! I have a review written down and ready to type up but life has gotten in the way at the moment! All good things though!

 

 

-Your Average Golfer

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Yes I would like to read this. Ive been playing the Chrome Soft so far this season and was looking at some others. 

 

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Callaway Apex Pro Irons 6-PW C Taper 120 Stiff- Up 2.
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I bought a dozen Snell balls about 3 weeks ago.  I gave away a couple of sleeves to buddies and fooled around with one.  Yesterday, I put the Snell ball in play instead of the Pro V1X I've been using for years, and I really liked the Snell ball.  

 

The Snell ball felt noticeably softer, which I loved.  The Snell ball went as far or further than the V1X, and spun enough for me, probably a little more than the V1X.  The Snell ball did seem the scuff noticeably (not unplayable, but noticeable) a couple of times, which surprised me since I'm not really used to seeing balls get scuffed anymore.  Overall, I was very happy with the ball, and I had an e-mail from Snell on a Memorial Day Sale this weekend and picked up 6 dozen today for $158. For the price, I am a Snell ball fan at least for the next 72 balls.  

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Haven't been a huge fan of the feel of the super soft golf ball trend.  I dislike hitting marshmallows.

 

I have been playing the Snell MTB since early last season though and I love it.  It's a ball I put on par with any other tour level ball out there, then when you factor in the cost comparison it's a no brainer.  

 

I just found a Vice Pro Plus on the course last round so I'll probably test that out for a hole or two, but I have no plans on switching right now.  Might have a little to do with the 8 dozen Snells in my office though :)

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I'm in the middle of house buying so that's why the review isn't up yet but I've enjoyed the Snell MTB a lot. It was right on par with the Chromesoft which I've been gaming with for a while.

 

 

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I gave a sleeve of Smell MTB's to one of my golf buddies today. He was totally amazed.....he is a 7 Hcp and really liked the feel and performance ....guess I could sell him a couple dozen....

 

 

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Okay guys! I have finally come around to posting my comparison review of the Snell MTB, Vice Pro, Bridgestone B330RX and the Callaway Chromesoft golf balls.

I reviewed these golf balls during one round of golf. I made sure that each ball had a chance at as many situations as I possibly could put them into for 18 holes. I will tell you my thoughts about each ball through several categories: look/feel, off the tee, long approach, short approach, putting and durability. This is my very first review so please let me know if you think I left something out or if there is more information that you would like to know.

First up, Snell My Tour Ball (MTB ).

Look/Feel: Out of the box, the Snell MTB ball felt really good. It definitely felt like a more expensive golf ball but with a very solid price point. I could tell this ball had some commonality with the ProV1 and Tour Preferred golf balls. The print on the MTB was average to every other golf which was no surprise.

Off the tee: I felt like this ball was just right in terms of feel off the face. It didn't feel like a marshmallow but it wasn't a rich either. It was a very nice, compressed feeling. The spin wasn't bad on this ball which helped it stay in the fairway. I lost one of these off a mishit drive and that really made me sad. Not because it was an expensive ball, but because it was just working well for me during that round.

Long Approach: That same feeling from the tee showed up on the long approach shots and par 5s. This ball just felt right with my swing. I am not sure if I was feeling good that day but this ball would take off and land softly without much role which gave me a lot of confidence to go for the green from far out (150+ yards out).

Short Approach: MTB absolutely shined in this category. This ball was very predictable on close approach shots. I usually don't get a ball to spin back at all but this ball would check up nicely with my wedges. Chips, pitches, bump and runs were mostly (I've been working on my short game) right where I wanted them on the greens.

Putting: The Snell MTB felt pretty good around the greens. Still had that “just right” feel off the putter face that I got used to very easily.

Durability: Besides one flying into the woods, this ball held up very well. It's nice playing a lower priced, Urethane cover golf ball that can easily hold it's own against the competition. Snell has a winner on their hands.

Next up, Vice Pro:

Looks and Feel: Before I get to the golf ball, whoever is the package designer for Vice, you deserve a freaking raise! I'm loving the Vice style a lot but I guess that comes with being a Millennial. The logo looks like they wanted to mimic Titleist with some flare which works for me. This alignment aid was a bold black line with “Pro” in the middle, nice touch. The Pro Urethane cover felt really grippy. I just knew this ball was going to dominate around the green.

Off the tee: The first shot with the driver really surprised me. This ball really felt like a smacked a marshmallow off the tee. There was no apparent loss of distance but it was just a weird feeling to me. This could have easily been my swing but this ball seemed to spin a lot more than any other ball I tried (maybe it's that cover?).

Long Approach: I was confident with the Snell MTB and the Pro was right there with it. Same flight and trajectory that I absolutely love seeing from any golf ball.

Short Approach: IT WENT BACKWARDS! I have never had a golf ball do that before! The Vice Pro wasn't as predictable as the MTB but it was fun to try and show off a little around the greens. That Urethane cover was really nice to have as I got closer to the green. If someone really didn't care a lot about the long ball but wanted a golf ball that just stuck to the greens, I would recommend this ball. There was one big problem with this grippy cover though which I will talk about in the durability section.

Putting: Once again, this thing was super soft off the putter face. It was a nice feeling but not something that really helped my putting. I usually leave putts short and this ball just needed a more than any of the others.

Durability: Vice, the Pro was great but you guys need to watch the quality of the cover little harder. The cover stained very easily and it would stay that was no matter how much cleaning I would do. I also to a chunk of the cover off with a strike from my wedge. I'm not sure if I caught a rock or if it was my wedge (Vokey SM5 F Grind 48*) but I have never done this to a golf ball before. That was pretty disappointing to me.

Next up, Bridgestone B330RX.

Looks/Feel: I have always liked the look of Bridgestone golf balls and this one was no different. It just makes me feel like it was really engineered to perform well. This new cover they are promoting was basically the exact opposite of the Vice Pro. The B330RX was glossy and slippery in my hand.

Off the tee: The feel in the hand really shows on drives. This thing wasn't soft but it wasn't harsh as well. Could I get used to this feeling? Absolutely. The ball flight was straight as an arrow and LONG. I had a short par 4 drive and carried it right up to the green which was over 250 yards away (for me that's long). POW!

Long Approach: This ball continued the pattern as all the others. What was felt off the tee was the same with long approach shots. The B330RX has similar flights as all of the others but it would just roll more. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing for me and my game. This was a go-to ball for longer par 3s.

Short Approach: Where the first two balls shined, this one did not. I don't mind some roll but I just couldn't get this ball to stay on the dance floor like the others. This ball was like an energetic dog, it just wouldn't sit. I guess this why they have a B330RX-S golf ball.

Putting: I honestly enjoyed putting the B330RX a lot! Like I said early in this post, I am not a hard hitter with my putter so I like a ball that will just effortlessly roll. If I was feeling off on the greens I would easily put this ball into play.

Durability: Vice could learn a thing or two from Bridgestone in durability. I literally could have put this ball back into a sleeve and sold it as new. This ball should be the poster child for American-made quality. Great job, Bridgestone.

Finally, the Callway Chromesoft:

Looks/Feel: So I won't tried to be biased on this ball but I have always loved Callaway golf balls. Out of the sleeve this ball reminded me of the Tour iX which I loved when I first started playing. The cover had a nice high quality Urethane cover which felt great and is expected of Callaway. The print job was classic Callaway so I was happy.

Off the tee: If I closed my eyes and hit the Snell MTB and then the Chromesoft, I wouldn't have been able to tell a difference. They both have that “just right” feeling a softness when hit off the tee. Ball flight was similar to the Snell as well. It had a nice flight and seemed have a nice low-spinning flight.

Long Approach: I don't think I need to say it again but the great feeling was carried over from the tee to long approach shots. The flight was nice and the ball, once again, has a similar roll out to the Snell MTB.

Short Approach: The Chromesoft ball was my favorite for this part of my game. Just as predictable as the MTB but I was more confident with a Callaway. Maybe that's from knowing the brand longer but this ball did not disappoint me at all with wedge shots.

Putting: I think my confidence in Callaway brand golf balls showed again here because I was on fire with the Chromesoft. I felt like this ball just matched my putting perfectly. It had a softer feel than the MTB but would roll like the B330RX. That was just the perfect combination for me.

Durability: The Chromesoft's durability was good. I did get a few stains on the ball but it didn't bother me too badly thanks to the Vice Pro. The cover held up well but that's to be expected with a major golf brand.

Overall, I enjoyed all of these golf balls a lot. Even though I was disappointed with the Vice Pro, I am sure it was just a miss in quality. I will definitely try them out again but maybe for for a lower priced ball that's a little harder. Bridgestone and Callaway were both well performing golf balls but that's something we all expect from these big players in the golf ball game. Snell was my top choice out of the group. Dean Snell really did make a great golf ball that comes in at a phenomenal price point.

I say all this but this comparison is strictly based off my personal senses and my game. I do hope this helps at least one person out but I highly recommend you give all of these balls a shot. I know Vice and Snell have sample packs for a great price and some shops carry sample sleeves of Bridgestone or Callaway. So go out a try one or all of these golf balls on the course sometime. I know you won't regret it.

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Lots of good feedback. I'll definitely order some Snell Balls and get my wife to pick them up when she is the US in September. Cheers

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Lots of good feedback. I'll definitely order some Snell Balls and get my wife to pick them up when she is the US in September. Cherers

I don't think you'll be disappointed. I was lucky enough to be drawn for the Snell Get Sum golf ball review so I will post about those as well.

 

 

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You are finding out what everyone else is when they try the Snell MTB. It really is the perfect ball. I'm actually using the get sum ball for my practice rounds and I don't not like it. It's certainly not as good as the MTB but not half bad either

 

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

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