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#16 jlukes

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

I just don't see how's it going would be possible to get statistically relevant data to do a test worthy of the MGS seal. Just way too many variables

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#17 OTG

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:13 PM

The thing I'd most like to learn about choosing golf balls is how different balls actually affect your game, based on specific knowledge of your game.

For example, if I know I swing my driver 104mph on average, how does a ball that is claimed to be for under 105mph swings affect my game Vs. a ball that is claimed to be for over 105mph.

Is swing speed actually the best measurement for choosing a ball, or is there too many variables and that's simply the best constant?

I think I'd actually rather see a test of how balls react to miss hits. Which ones are able to minimize swing errors (if that's at all possible)

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#18 seanjpx850

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:08 PM

How about refurbished v straight from the box. Lost golf ball and websites similar offer the best economics of premiums however a head to head would really make a statement


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:49 PM

How about refurbished v straight from the box. Lost golf ball and websites similar offer the best economics of premiums however a head to head would really make a statement


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+1 would love to see this type of study. Most of my balls are refurbished for cost and I have always felt there's no difference whatsoever.


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Driver:   :ping-small:  G30 LSTec - Tour AD-BB

Wood:  :ping-small:  i25 - Set to 15.5*

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 - Set to 20.5*

Irons:  :taylormade-small: TourPreferred MC - 4-P

Wedges:  :titelist-small:  Vokey - 252, 256, 260

Grips: PURE Pro (Blue/White alternating)

Putter: MLA Tour Classic - 36" w/ SS 3.0

Ball(s): ChromeSoft, Elixr, B330S, TP5x

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#20 BigOh!

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:56 AM

I am a self professed ball snob! I wont play refurbished or second hand balls and my bag will always be full of one model which currently is the Chrome Soft Truvis. I would be interested in seeing the balls tested and ranked according to their type and price point.

 

I think this may be a tremendous undertaking but since I'm not doing the work lets see what MGS can come up with!.


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#21 ChristopherKee

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

I am a self professed ball snob! I wont play refurbished or second hand balls and my bag will always be full of one model which currently is the Chrome Soft Truvis. I would be interested in seeing the balls tested and ranked according to their type and price point.

 

I think this may be a tremendous undertaking but since I'm not doing the work lets see what MGS can come up with!.

 

I knew there was someone else out there like me. Mixing models in the bag or on the course just feels so dirty.



#22 STUDque

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:39 PM

I knew there was someone else out there like me. Mixing models in the bag or on the course just feels so dirty.

Well I exclusively mix and match. If I hit one in the hazard, it's time to try another brand with better luck.

I like having the option of switching up characteristics if I need a different type of ball to match the game I brought to the course that day.


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Driver:   :ping-small:  G30 LSTec - Tour AD-BB

Wood:  :ping-small:  i25 - Set to 15.5*

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 - Set to 20.5*

Irons:  :taylormade-small: TourPreferred MC - 4-P

Wedges:  :titelist-small:  Vokey - 252, 256, 260

Grips: PURE Pro (Blue/White alternating)

Putter: MLA Tour Classic - 36" w/ SS 3.0

Ball(s): ChromeSoft, Elixr, B330S, TP5x

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+


#23 lastings

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

It seems that this is the one test that can "break the wheel"..

 

If a Snell my tour ball is further and lower spinning off the tee and has a higher spin rate around the green than a ProV1, who continues to buy ProV1?  

 

not saying that it is.   I don't know, because that data doesn't exist.  not in a public forum, anyways.   



#24 AH1980MN

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:10 AM

The Ksig vs. Pro V1 data exists- and it did "break the wheel"...

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#25 Hoganman1

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:10 PM

I agree with those that say personal ball tests are the way to go. I was a Pro-V-1X guy for years, but this summer I tried the Snell MTB, the Callaway Chrome Soft X, and the TM TP5X. I found the TP5X was the beat overall for my game. I suggest anyone interested in changing balls give this method a try. 



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:08 PM

Would love to see balls compared, however performance balls to performance, mid level to mid level. We can all tell what balls are marketed for performance vs high handicappers. Although I would love to see how much would a ProV1 would help/hurt someones game over say something like their 2nd tier ball NXT?


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