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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.

I bought 4 doz near mint last month. They look to be in great condition, but I have yet to hit one. We'll see what happens next week.

 

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Driver:  :callaway-small:Epic Speed 9* (set -1) Mitsubishi MMT 70X
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-AW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
SW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 54*
LW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 58*
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: BigMax Dri Active Lite
Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5x Pix
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

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Boys and girls, this is VERY preliminary, but the OnCore Elixr is currently beating the Chrome Soft X, and the TP5X in my on-course comparisons!!! No joke! Elixr is absolutely LEGIT.

 

 

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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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Boys and girls, this is VERY preliminary, but the OnCore Elixr is currently beating the Chrome Soft X, and the TP5X in my on-course comparisons!!! No joke! Elixr is absolutely LEGIT.

That's awesome news. I'm really hoping that the Genius will play like the Elixr, even with the chip in it. It would be nice to swap a $3-4 ball in for the $25 Genius for those holes where you're more liable to lose one.

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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
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Im a ball ho. Last yesr I played mostly PROV X. But also played a good bit of z-Star, TP5X, Bridgestone Tour B RX, e6 and Chrome Soft.

 

Should probably try and stick to one this yesr. But Vice and Cut as well as Snell all are very tempting.

 

 

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:titelist-small: TSi1 Aldila Ascent 40G shaft

:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I have had the best luck with the Srixon Z Star ball. It seems to have less side spin than the Pro V1 or V1x, which both side sp N for me about like the Z Star XV. Tried Chrome Soft, Vice, and MTB but they were notably shorter off of the driver for me and I have gotten better green side spin with the Srixon. I need to stick with it but I end up playing a lot of balls that I find. It's an old habit from when I was a broke high schooler trying to play and I have never been able to break it.

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:ping-small:                      400 Driver (8*)                      UST ATTAS Punch 6S

:cobra-small:               F6 Baffler (16*)                      Matrix Red Tie 65Q4

:titelist-small:                        816 H1 Hybrid (21*,23*)        Diamana S+ Blue 82 HY

:srixon-small:                        Z765 (5-PW) +2*                    Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:titelist-small:                        Vokey SM5 50.08F 54.10M   Aerotech Steelfiber i110cw

:callaway-small:                         PM Grind 60*                         Dynamic Gold S400

:ping-small:                      TR 1966 Anser 2

 

:srixon-small: Z Star ball        

:ping-small:  Pioneer Cart Bag

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Im a ball ho. Last yesr I played mostly PROV X. But also played a good bit of z-Star, TP5X, Bridgestone Tour B RX, e6 and Chrome Soft.

 

Should probably try and stick to one this yesr. But Vice and Cut as well as Snell all are very tempting.

 

 

... Fellow Ball Ho. I have been playing some Chrome Soft X balls along with Tour Preferred and TP5x here in Phoenix. 8 rounds into 30 rounds in 30 days. FYI, the PGA Superstore has ProV1x practice balls for $29.99 a dozen and two dozen for $50. I just take a magic marker and black out the PRACTICE which then looks like a thick alignment aid.

 

... But I just took advantage of the Taylor Made TP5x promotion "buy 3 get one free" with personalized golf balls. I am not a fan of personalization so just ordered a black  .  which is pretty much invisible. I had $120 in a Dicks cash coupon so 4 dozen only cost me $5. The thing I love about the Dicks CC is it pays for my balls and shoes and more. I use it for everything like a debit card paying it off every month and really rack up the cash coupons. 

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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 UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
               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
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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Waiting for the AVX to come out. I have 48 FG Tours and a few Z Stars. Interested in the new Titleist offering.

I really like the AVX but not crazy about price. $48 doz is expensive for my game/handicap.

 

 

 

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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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Don't know if it's just me, but the Tour B XS ball is feeling like the 2016/2017 B330 RXS.

Just bought a couple boxes of the Tour B X to do some testing.

 

From what everyone is saying about getting more distance with the TBXS over the B330S

I am not seeing that gain, I seam to be getting less yards.

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:taylormade-small: 5 wood SIM Max

:taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 4i / AW

:taylormade-small: MG3 black 54/11 58/11                     

:taylormade-small: Spider FCG SB

:taylormade-small: TP5 pix 2021

 

 

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I once had a grizzled old golfer tell me that if you're playing bogey golf or worse, play whatever ball you find.

My brother shot his lowest score ever, 83, using Nitro balls (orange!) that he picked up for $4.99/dozen at KMart.

Previous week it was a 97 with Pro V's that he got as a gift.

I think the old range rat knew what he was talking about

 

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Wishon clubs, Odyssey CS stroke lab putter

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I once had a grizzled old golfer tell me that if you're playing bogey golf or worse, play whatever ball you find.

My brother shot his lowest score ever, 83, using Nitro balls (orange!) that he picked up for $4.99/dozen at KMart.

Previous week it was a 97 with Pro V's that he got as a gift.

I think the old range rat knew what he was talking about

 

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He probably was right but we are all good consumers trying to help the US economy [emoji38]

Right.....

 

 

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Rick

 

 

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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I played 6 holes today hitting three balls off the tee, from the fairway (full and 1/2 shots), chipping, and putting: OnCore Elixr, 2018 Chrome Soft X, and my gamer, TP5X.

Overall, today, there really wasn't much difference between the CSX and TP5X as far as spin, length, and height. The CSX was easily the hardest off of every club, with every type of shot. The Elixr was the softest in each type of shot, and launched the highest, but didn't balloon. I really didn't see much in the distance differences because my driver was an issue today, again. The Elixr always seemed to be a yard or two longer on full shots with my irons and wedges, when comparing ball marks left behind on the greens.

Overall, I'm a big fan of the Elixr, although it had a “heavy” feel on chips vs the other two, which could be the sense of it being softer. The CSX was not my favorite... Just too hard. I'm stuck with it, though, as I bought four dozen personalized. Oh well. No real biggie!

I'll keep putting these against each other, especially when it's dryer and warmer. I'm curious if one ends-up longer off the driver.

 

 

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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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I played 6 holes today hitting three balls off the tee, from the fairway (full and 1/2 shots), chipping, and putting: OnCore Elixr, 2018 Chrome Soft X, and my gamer, TP5X.

Overall, today, there really wasn't much difference between the CSX and TP5X as far as spin, length, and height. The CSX was easily the hardest off of every club, with every type of shot. The Elixr was the softest in each type of shot, and launched the highest, but didn't balloon. I really didn't see much in the distance differences because my driver was an issue today, again. The Elixr always seemed to be a yard or two longer on full shots with my irons and wedges, when comparing ball marks left behind on the greens.

Overall, I'm a big fan of the Elixr, although it had a “heavy” feel on chips vs the other two, which could be the sense of it being softer. The CSX was not my favorite... Just too hard. I'm stuck with it, though, as I bought four dozen personalized. Oh well. No real biggie!

I'll keep putting these against each other, especially when it's dryer and warmer. I'm curious if one ends-up longer off the driver.

 

 

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Did you happen to notice how much spin the Elixirs had on the greens? I'm curious as to if they compete with the TP5 and CS when it comes to that area.

 

Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts about them.

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: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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Did you happen to notice how much spin the Elixirs had on the greens? I'm curious as to if they compete with the TP5 and CS when it comes to that area.

 

Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts about them.

I didn't notice any difference amongst the three when chipping, pitching, or with 1/2-3/4 shots from 90 yards with regard to spin. None.

 

 

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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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I always try to play a ProV1, what a grew up with, what I'm used to. 

 

That being said, I don't mind the Amazon deals on the Z-Star or the '16 Tour Preferred. Basically any soft tour ball I'm happy. 

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Driver:  :titelist-small: 915 D3 10.5* - Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ Blue 60

3 Wood:  :nike-small: Vapor Fly 15* - Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ Blue 70

Hybrid:  :titelist-small: 712U 3 Iron - TT Dynamic Gold S300

Irons:  :titelist-small:  714 AP2 4-P - TT Dynamic Gold S300

Wedge:  :titelist-small: BV Raw Black SM5 52*.12*F, 56*.14*F, 60*.08*M - TT Dynamic Gold W Flex

Putter:  :scotty-small: 33" Cameron & Crown 6M Futura - Super Stroke 3.0 Slim

Ball:  :titelist-small: ProV1

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The TBXS is legit the best ball I've played in the last 12 months since I started playing again. I still have a couple more on my list to try but so far it checks all the boxes for me.

 

Gonna put the '17 CSX up against it tomorrow. I haven't swung a club since I left for Japan on the 27th so it might not be the best test lol. I'm a little concerned since pmooks said it felt super hard, I prefer a soft feel and the only thing I didn't like about the TP5X was the clicky putter sound

 

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi3 10* Ventus Red

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Modus 3 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1x

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The TBXS is legit the best ball I've played in the last 12 months since I started playing again. I still have a couple more on my list to try but so far it checks all the boxes for me.

 

Gonna put the '17 CSX up against it tomorrow. I haven't swung a club since I left for Japan on the 27th so it might not be the best test lol. I'm a little concerned since pmooks said it felt super hard, I prefer a soft feel and the only thing I didn't like about the TP5X was the clicky putter sound

 

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It's not soft by any means!

 

 

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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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For a not too expensive ball , I use the Bridgestone E6 speed. It's probably in my head, but I really have a "comfort " zone feeling with them. That's all that counts for me.

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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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Have played B330S for the past 6 years.  Now play Tour BXS.  I like the feel but the BXS is softer than before.  

 

I played 9 holes with the Snell Black and thought it was a really good ball.  I will through in a ProV1x every once in a while as well.  But go to is the Tour BXS.  

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:callaway-small:  Epic Flash SZ 9o w/ Ventus 6X

:callaway-small:  Rogue 4wd w/ ATMOS Red 7X

:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 20o w/ ATMOS Blue 7S tipped 1"

:mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tour 4i - PW (standard lofts) Rifle

:titelist-small:  SM6 51o, 59o, SM7 55o   

:titelist-small:  2019 ProV1x

:tp-mills-1: Custom Ming

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