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What is the distance lost from range balls vs regular balls?

 

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Driver:   :cobra-small: F9 driver 9* stiff shaft 

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

Hybrids:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex  3 & 4 hybrids regular shafts 

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

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

Putter:  Ben Hogan BHB01 blade

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I think it depends on the ball type. Usually not much. I'd ask the range guys if they are flighted balls.

 

 

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I am sure each brand may be a little different, but the Range Servant golf ball dispenser advertises 80% ball flight.


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We found a Floater ion the course today......so my Buddy hit his regular drive, then hit the Floater.....The Floater only traveled about 75% of the regular ball distance.....we wondered who was using it on the course....LOL.

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS 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(48*) & SW(54*) Cobra King F8 LW(58*)all wedges have Recoil 460 regular shafts Putter: 33" Bellum-Winmore 707 putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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We found a Floater ion the course today......so my Buddy hit his regular drive, then hit the Floater.....The Floater only traveled about 75% of the regular ball distance.....we wondered who was using it on the course....LOL.

It was probably a hack who did not know any better. But to answer 808s original question with standard range balls I have found generally at least 15%. BTW  Fozzy a floater is non-conforming because of it's weight it weighs substantually less than a standard ball. We weighed one compared  to a Pro V one day up at my buddy's shop. Funny thing is what bets and arguments get started on a rainy day around a golf shop

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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It truly depends as there are lots of different types of range balls out there. The other factor is that they are seriously abused, left outside in all types of elements so how new they are matters. Generally speaking a fresh, standard range ball flies about the same distance as a normal ball. But not every ball in your bucket is going to be fresh.

 

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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Range balls can be bought in different percentages. Where I work we have Srixon that are 90% flight and we will tell you. If a range has room for full flight they may carry that or have 80% depending.

 

 

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Driver: :ping-small:  G25 10.5 Aldila NV 65 S

3 Wood:   :cobra-small:  Fly Z+ 3 Wood 13.5*

Rescue: :adams-small:  XTD ti 18* set to 17* or  :adams-small: Pro 23* 

Irons: :callaway-small:  Apex Pro 4-PW, KBS Tour S, Standard Length and Loft, 2* flat, 

Wedges: :callaway-small: Mack Daddy 2 50* bent to 51*, KBS Tour S

:vokey-small: Spin Milled 56* bent to 55*

:callaway-small: Mack Daddy 2 60* U grind KBS Tour S

Putter: :cameron-small: Futura X5 MOTO

Grips: PURE DTX Green

 

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Lots of good answers here. Think the best answer is basically saying it depends.

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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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Depends on the range ball. Yesterday was nil for me since the club I played and new ProV1s on the range. At my club we use 100% flight balls that I think are Titleist NXT Tours.

 

 

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I never trust range ball distances, only use them for grooving my swing and practicing mechanics. If I'm doing distances I prefer to use one of the ball models I'd play with on the course. Don't get me wrong, range balls are an invaluable tool for practice so I'm not saying I don't use them, I just don't use them for working on distances. I'm sure there are range balls that hit pretty similar to normal balls but pretty sure my course doesn't have them.

 

 

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4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I never trust range ball distances, only use them for grooving my swing and practicing mechanics. If I'm doing distances I prefer to use one of the ball models I'd play with on the course. Don't get me wrong, range balls are an invaluable tool for practice so I'm not saying I don't use them, I just don't use them for working on distances. I'm sure there are range balls that hit pretty similar to normal balls but pretty sure my course doesn't have them.

 

 

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:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

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I actually didn't realize this, how do you guys go about testing real distances then, except for on the course?

I go out to the range in the evenings when no one is out there with my own balls and hit to targets or set up some targets in a field to hit towards.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I go out to the range in the evenings when no one is out there with my own balls and hit to targets or set up some targets in a field to hit towards.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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I actually only test my distances on the course.  I check relative distance on the range - 9 iron is going longer than 8, etc.  But to get my actual distances I use the course with the ball that I normally would use. 


Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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I actually didn't realize this, how do you guys go about testing real distances then, except for on the course?

Everyone around here hawks balls especially retirees. I will buy some grade B or C balls and use them and I will mark them usually the range guys will cull them out for me. Of course those guys I will change out a grip or something for them


Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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I actually didn't realize this, how do you guys go about testing real distances then, except for on the course?

Game golf is a great tool. Plus on course laser ranging pins and the like helps. I've played my course so much that on par 3's I just grab a club based on pin location rather than laser ranging it. I love nothing more than hitting a shot to pin high just based on course knowledge.


 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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Game golf is a great tool. Plus on course laser ranging pins and the like helps. I've played my course so much that on par 3's I just grab a club based on pin location rather than laser ranging it. I love nothing more than hitting a shot to pin high just based on course knowledge.

Generally I can do that now on my course, but I still check because the greens are between 15-40 yards deep and the tee boxes are up to 20 yards long.  They move the pins AND the tee boxes every other day.


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Generally I can do that now on my course, but I still check because the greens are between 15-40 yards deep and the tee boxes are up to 20 yards long.  They move the pins AND the tee boxes every other day.

Our tee box is pretty short so that's pretty much a given. Pin location is tougher. If it's front on this particular hole, it's a 3/49, middle or back I play 8 iron. I've been tempted to hit 7 if it's in the back but scared that the ball would go off the green and be left with a downhill chip.


 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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