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Rory Moving On From The ProV1 Already? - Poll Included

What Ball Should Rory Play??  

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  1. 1. What ball should Rory switch to?

    • Srixon Z-STAR
      5
    • Bridgestone B 330
      11
    • TaylorMade TP5
      5
    • Volvik S4
      0
    • Vice Pro
      0
    • Snell MTB
      3
    • Kirkland Signature
      5
    • Callaway Chrome Soft
      3
    • Other
      1


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From the Inbox -- this one's interesting.  It appears Rory isn't happy with the ProV1 and is on the hunt for a new ball.  Who will it be? Srixon? Bridgestone? Kirkland? STROK?

 

 

 

Rory McIlroy plans on switching golf balls after Masters performance

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Rory McIlroy is looking for a new golf ball, apparently ready to move on from the Titleist Pro V1x after a disappointing finish at the 2017 Masters.
 

Speaking after winding up tied for seventh place at Augusta National, McIlroy expressed concern with the spin he saw from the ball in difficult conditions on Thursday and Friday.
 

"I need to change my golf ball. That's a big thing," McIlroy said Sunday. "I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind. It was very inconsistent so there's one thing I will change and try to work on the next few weeks."
 

McIlroy didn't allude to a slate of potential balls he could be playing. The four-time major winner chose to put the Pro V1 into play at the start of 2017, a consequence of moving on from Nike Golf equipment after their decision to exit the golf hard goods business in 2016. He also chose to play Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha Epic driver and fairway woods and irons, as well Bob Vokey wedges from Titleist. McIlroy said he would be willing to change equipment at a moment's notice, having the freedom to do so without contracts that tie him to certain manufacturers. He exercised that flexibility at Augusta National, taking out the Epic fairway woods and putting in TaylorMade Golf M2 fairway woods.

Despite the disappointment of not completing the career Grand Slam in his third crack at it, McIlroy is the only player to finish in the top 10 in the Masters in each of the last four years

 

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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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KSigs, obviously

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Driver:    :callaway-small: GBB Epic 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:  :EVNROLL: ER 2.2

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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From the Inbox -- this one's interesting. It appears Rory isn't happy with the ProV1 and is on the hunt for a new ball. Who will it be? Srixon? Bridgestone? Kirkland? STROK?

 

 

Rory McIlroy plans on switching golf balls after Masters performance

 

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Rory McIlroy is looking for a new golf ball, apparently ready to move on from the Titleist Pro V1x after a disappointing finish at the 2017 Masters.

Speaking after winding up tied for seventh place at Augusta National, McIlroy expressed concern with the spin he saw from the ball in difficult conditions on Thursday and Friday.

"I need to change my golf ball. That's a big thing," McIlroy said Sunday. "I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind. It was very inconsistent so there's one thing I will change and try to work on the next few weeks."

McIlroy didn't allude to a slate of potential balls he could be playing. The four-time major winner chose to put the Pro V1 into play at the start of 2017, a consequence of moving on from Nike Golf equipment after their decision to exit the golf hard goods business in 2016. He also chose to play Callaway Golf's Great Big Bertha Epic driver and fairway woods and irons, as well Bob Vokey wedges from Titleist. McIlroy said he would be willing to change equipment at a moment's notice, having the freedom to do so without contracts that tie him to certain manufacturers. He exercised that flexibility at Augusta National, taking out the Epic fairway woods and putting in TaylorMade Golf M2 fairway woods.

 

Despite the disappointment of not completing the career Grand Slam in his third crack at it, McIlroy is the only player to finish in the top 10 in the Masters in each of the last four years

Perhaps he will join the volvik movement like Bubba? Srixon should try to sweep him up as well!
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Probably Bridgestone or TaylorMade

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:ping-small: G410 LST Ping 9* LST (playing 8*) VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Lot's of good choices, he'll probably end up with the TP5X  from TMAG or  Bridgestone, but I'd like to see him with the Srixon Z Star.   It's a great ball, and would be good exposure for them. 

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:titelist-small: TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Shaft

:taylormade-small: SIM Max 5w 18* Ventus Black 

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7,9 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T300 KBS TGI 80 5 iron thorugh 46 W2

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08, 54.08 and 58.14 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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He should just use the ProV1. I am no Rory but my results seem to be better with the ProV1 vs the X.

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Lot's of good choices, he'll probably end up with the TP5X from TMAG or Bridgestone, but I'd like to see him with the Srixon Z Star. It's a great ball, and would be good exposure for them.

by far my favorite premium ball (that I have played)

 

 

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR or a :srixon-small: Z-Star

Currently deciding between :Arccos:  and the :ShotScope:  V3

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+1 for Srixon

My favorite ball!

Maybe Tiger will arrange another Bridgestone deal for his buddy?

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:cobra-small: SpeedZone 9* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 60 S
:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
:EVNROLL: ER1 34" w/ SuperStroke Fatso 2.0
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I would think that his wisest move would be to pick an OEM, any OEM and say - "I want to play your golf ball.  Here's what I require."  I have little doubt that they will design one that does what he wants and get it conforming as a proto type pretty quickly. 

 

In fact anything other than that approach would be a huge mistake on his part.  Strike while he has the cache to get it done.

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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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I would like to see him go with Z-Star as well, but my guess is TP5 after the Sergio and Rose performance at the Masters.  That would give TaylorMade Sergio, Rose, Day, and DJ.  It might also put a real dent in the Titleist ProV1 armor.

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Play the Nike platinum and maybe Nike will bring the ball back

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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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KSigs, obviously

With the limit of 5 allowed boxes per transaction he is going to have to drive to a lot of Costcos.

 

 

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With the limit of 5 allowed boxes per transaction he is going to have to drive to a lot of Costcos.

 

 

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What if he put "Costco" on his hat?

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Interesting how things change. I remember when Nike made the announcement, he said he still had a 2 year supply of balls. Must've switched when the money for using their ball stopped coming in he changed to a better ball for him.

My vote is Callaway. But Srixon is probably close behind

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Going to guess Bridgestone or Srixon but I would not count out Callaway. He already has an endorsement with them and I am sure they are trying hard with their pitch.

 

 

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What if he put "Costco" on his hat?

that would be great, then we would all run out and get one too. And when I say one, I really mean 10 because you will have to buy them in 10 packs.

 

 

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He should just use the ProV1. I am no Rory but my results seem to be better with the ProV1 vs the X.

He's changing because its too spinny. Changing to the V1 from the V1X won't help that. 


Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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I think he'll change to Bridgestone to give himself some familiarity and it spins less than the PV1 line. 

 

I wish he'd swap to the TP5X as I think that's the best fit but for some reason I don't think he will. 


Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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I'd be po'd if I was a nike staffer and they cut the gear stuff. I wasn't a huge fan, but I hit their clubs and the RZN Black a few times and I really liked them. Plus all the new guys they picked up at the beginning of last year... Here's your gear, oh wait we changed our mind and aren't making them any more.

 

 

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I think Rory will go with whomever has a current ball he can switch to immediately (and be 100% comfortable with) or the company who has the ability/desire/$$ to cater to him and make him exactly what he wants.

 

Spin is one thing. Feel is something else. I'd imagine Cally, TM, B'stone, etc. all can theoretically make a ball he would play, but b/c of how they make balls, they all feel a bit different. Should be interesting.

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