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I recently bought 3 dozen aaaaa used Bridgestone B330s off eBay for around $35. I can't understand why people buy new when you can basically buy new for 1/4 of new price. It's just a waiting game for the weather to get better so I can try these out.

 

 

... The only problem with used is you really do not know where they came from. A slightly scuffed lost ball in the woods? No big deal for a refinish. But if it has been sitting at the bottom of a lake, which many of them have been, there is a good chance it has lost some or a lot of performance and balls will perform differently. For a bargain, I like to play Practice balls that are a cosmetic reject and usually you can't even find that flaw. But performance is identical to new. Playing in Orlando at unknown courses and on very windy days it is easy to lose balls. I hit a big drive over a bunker cutting the dogleg and was surprised to find a big lake right where I hit it, unseen from the tee. So I picked up 2 dozen Prov1x practice balls for $50. I just drew a black magic marker line thru PRACTICE and it looks like an alignment aid. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 Vokey SM8 58* ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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I recently bought 3 dozen aaaaa used Bridgestone B330s off eBay for around $35. I can't understand why people buy new when you can basically buy new for 1/4 of new price. It's just a waiting game for the weather to get better so I can try these out.

 

 

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I use refurbished (pro v) most of the time and they've performed well for me.

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I would not hesitate to game a Project (a). They're TM's hidden gem. If you could catch a sale on them, it would be even better.

If I could find them used on line, I would play them. I played them when they first came out and loved them. They never seem to be available from the used ball sites. Great ball, IMO.

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 Vokey SM8 58* ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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... Fwiw, fozcycle posted this back in 2014:

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/11913-disadvantages-of-lake-golf-balls/

Interesting, I was told very little deterioration happen with golf balls sitting in the water for a while.

Thanks for posting and reposting [emoji106]

 

 

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Going to hopefully try out a bunch of different balls this upcoming season, and try to find something to stick with.

 

Time to do a lot of reading throughout this thread.

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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

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Going to hopefully try out a bunch of different balls this upcoming season, and try to find something to stick with.

 

Time to do a lot of reading throughout this thread.

 

That's more-or-less what I do every 4-5 months as there are some damn good balls out there!! Over the past few years, I've been using balls from 7 manufacturers - Wilson Staff FG Tour, Taylormade TP5/X, Titleist Pro V1/X, Vice Pro, Srixon Z-Star/XV, Callaway ChromeSoft, & Forte Tour Performance S.

 

Of the 7, my favourites have been the Vice, Srixon & Wilson Staff, but I did enjoy all of them, and I encourage everyone to go for balls from manufacturers you might not regard as good ball manufacturers (e.g. I've found TM's balls over the last few years have been lacking in feel, until the TP5 showed up!) as you might surprise yourself.

Driver (main): Cobra F9 Speedback (9.0) with Fujikura Atmos 7X (Avalanche White) 

Driver (back-up): Titliest 915 D3 (9.5) with Fujikura Speeder Shaft 757 (Tour Stiff)

3 Wood: Callaway Epic Sub-Zero (15 degrees) in Rogue Max 75g stiff shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20 degree with Kurokage 80g Stiff Shaft

Irons: PING i200 4-PW in XP 95 shafts with S300 flex (+ 3 iron)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 - 50

              Callaway MD4 - 56 & 60 degrees

Putter: Taylormade TP Collection Soto

Golf Ball: Titliest Pro V1X, Srixon Z-Star ZV & Taylormade TP5X

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Vice Pro + just got to me in the mail this week. Cant wait to try em out!

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:mizuno-small: ST 180 Driver & 3W

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 4i-GW

:mizuno-small: S18 Wedges

The same putter I used since I was 12 years old

 

#TrustTheProcess 

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Srixon Q Star and Callaway Chrome Soft. I would play a Snell if it had better feel around the green. 

DRIVER: Cobra F9 10.5  Tensei AV Blue 65g

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha- Mitsubishi Diamana  Redboard w/band

Irons- Mizuno JPX 919 Tours with S KBS Tour shafts

Hyrbid- TM 4h mid-rescue

Vokey- Vokey SM5 51 degrees,  SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

Ball-ProV1 and AVX

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Recently switched to the new Tour b series rxs. Liking the spin.

 

 

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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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Reached-out to a friend inside Callaway and the Chrome Soft 3-for-1 personalized is available at green grass where the pro is a Callaway staffer.

They told me where to go in San Antonio to order.

 

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Got an awesome surprise in the Mail from Snell. I won a contest for 4 DZ MTB and they sent 2 DZ each of the new MTB Black and Red so I am testing these right now.

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 Ping G410 LST 10.5 set -1* Flat Accra TZ5 65 M5

Callaway Epic Flash 15* set -1 Aldila ATX Blue 75TX

Ben Hogan FT Worth Hi 19* KBS Tour V X

Ben Hogan PTX Pro 4-P KBS Tour V X 2* Flat 4* loft increments

Hogan Equalizer 50* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 56* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 62* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

EVNROLL ER7 P2 Aware Tour
Scotty Cameron Newport2 Buttonback P2 Aware Tour Grip
Snell MTB-X

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I use both the Cut Blue and the Cut Grey. The Blue is a 4 piece ball that has a slightly firmer feel. The Grey is my favorite though, 3 piece, softer feel. Both are great and I highly recommend them.

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Driver: Ping G400Max 9* Accra FX250

FW: Cobra King F7 14* Accra FX200F

Hybrids: Ping G410 19* Accra FX200H

Irons/Wedges: Taylormade M4 True Temper Rifle 5.5

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura Phantom (2004)

Ball: Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

Shoes: TRUElinkswear 

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I like the Bridgestone Speed......play the old E-6's for about 3years...then bought a dozen Speed's and a dozen Soft's......I like the Speed's....going on year two.....

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Driver   :bridgestone-small:     JGR 9.5 R Flex Adila 65        

3 Wood  :callaway-logo-1:            XR RFlex Fujikura Evolution

 5 Wood :callaway-logo-1:            XR R Flex Project X 5.5                                     

7Wood  :adams-small:    Speedline LP R Flex Matix HD Radix 5.1                                                                                                           Irons      :bridgestone-small:   4 thru A Wedge  J-15 CB R Flex NS Pro                                                                                                             Wedges :cleveland-small:              56 CG 15                                                                                                                                                                           XE!                      65                                                                                                                                                                       Putter      :EVNROLL:         ER 5  Hatchback                                                                                                                                                Ball          :titelist-small:                 NXT Tour S                                                                                                                                      

 

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Someone reccomend a good budget ball. Considering hitting up LostGolfBalls or eBay and buying some in bulk to either add to my shag bag or use on the days when I go practice and don't necessarily care if I lose some to the woods.

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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

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Someone reccomend a good budget ball. Considering hitting up LostGolfBalls or eBay and buying some in bulk to either add to my shag bag or use on the days when I go practice and don't necessarily care if I lose some to the woods.

Vice or Cut are pretty cheap in my opinion.

 

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Vice or Cut are pretty cheap in my opinion.

 

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I'll vouch for both of them. If you want to buy brand new urethane balls at a low price, they're both solid. Especially for someone like me that can definitely tell the difference between urethane and surlyn but can't really distinguish between different urethane balls.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino

 

 

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Considering buying 8 dozen Titleist NXT Tour in AAAA quality for $57. Trying to take advantage of eBay's 20% off Spring promo.

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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

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