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Anyone played the OnCore Elixrs yet? I want to order some but I wanted to feel out the membership first and see if anyone had tried them. I know there was an article on them earlier this year, just wanted a bit more info. Any insight is appreciated. Curious about this metal core..... :D

I ordered a "free" test sleeve from them. ($4.99 shipping) they were pretty good. A good ball none the less, it just didn't wow me. Good greenside spin, but it sounds a little too much for me off the tee.

 

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Driver:  :cobra-small: F9, Project X Evenflow White T1100, 6.0 

3 wood:  :cobra-small:  F9, Fujikura Atmos blue,

3 hybrid:   :cobra-small:   F7 19.5 degree stiff flex

Irons: 4-pw   :mizuno-small:  JPX 919 KBS C-Taper  Lite shafts

Wedges:   :cobra-small:   King Black 50, 54, 60 degree KBS Hi-Rev 2.0

Putters:  Odyssey O-Works  1w 34" w/ Superstroke counterbalanced Pistol GT 2.0 grip

 

 

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I ordered a "free" test sleeve from them. ($4.99 shipping) they were pretty good. A good ball none the less, it just didn't wow me. Good greenside spin, but it sounds a little too much for me off the tee.

 

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Is it a fair price point?

 

 

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

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

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

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

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Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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Is it a fair price point?

 

 

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Yeah, it is decent pricing online. A single dozen is $35. If you buy 3 dozen they are $33 each, and if you buy 6 dozen it's $30 each. Personally I think that Snell and Vice are better balls, and that is what I usually play. They are also. Right in that same price point. However, I think the Oncore is worth a try, because you might like it more than me.

 

 

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Driver:  :cobra-small: F9, Project X Evenflow White T1100, 6.0 

3 wood:  :cobra-small:  F9, Fujikura Atmos blue,

3 hybrid:   :cobra-small:   F7 19.5 degree stiff flex

Irons: 4-pw   :mizuno-small:  JPX 919 KBS C-Taper  Lite shafts

Wedges:   :cobra-small:   King Black 50, 54, 60 degree KBS Hi-Rev 2.0

Putters:  Odyssey O-Works  1w 34" w/ Superstroke counterbalanced Pistol GT 2.0 grip

 

 

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I should have added that if you are a VIP member with them, which should be free through an account online. You get an additional 5% off. So that makes the pricing good.

 

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3 wood:  :cobra-small:  F9, Fujikura Atmos blue,

3 hybrid:   :cobra-small:   F7 19.5 degree stiff flex

Irons: 4-pw   :mizuno-small:  JPX 919 KBS C-Taper  Lite shafts

Wedges:   :cobra-small:   King Black 50, 54, 60 degree KBS Hi-Rev 2.0

Putters:  Odyssey O-Works  1w 34" w/ Superstroke counterbalanced Pistol GT 2.0 grip

 

 

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I should have added that if you are a VIP member with them, which should be free through an account online. You get an additional 5% off. So that makes the pricing good.

 

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Thanks for the info. I have not tried snell or vice yet. May give all three a shot this season.

 

 

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

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

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

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

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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TP5x again today. It was windy and the TP5x shined. Don't think I can use another ball

It's interesting how different golfers (age& handicap) are. I tried the TP5X awhile ago and was not crazy about it at all. Distance was not that great and had problems around the green and wind. My favorite overall is the Chrome Soft. Long off the tee and tried it side by side with other balls and Chrome Soft outperformed them. Now is this due to to my age, slower swing speed etc.? Or was it that I was just playing poorly that couple of rounds when I was playing the TP5x? Questions I'm sure everyone has had.

 

 

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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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It's interesting how different golfers (age& handicap) are. I tried the TP5X awhile ago and was not crazy about it at all. Distance was not that great and had problems around the green and wind. My favorite overall is the Chrome Soft. Long off the tee and tried it side by side with other balls and Chrome Soft outperformed them. Now is this due to to my age, slower swing speed etc.? Or was it that I was just playing poorly that couple of rounds when I was playing the TP5x? Questions I'm sure everyone has had.

 

 

... I am guessing a combination of both. TP5x is one of, if not the best wind ball I have played. I remember the first time I played the Lethal in he wind an hit a knockdown 5 iron and after contact thought it would not carry the bunker, but it did with ease. I have been playing them ever since and the TP5x is the best version yet. Excellent green side control too. For me, the Chrome Soft does not spin as well around the green, although not a night and day difference. But as jlukes said, high swing speeds reap more benefits from the TP5x as it launches higher and really carries. For slower swing speeds I can see where the Chrome Soft would be longer and it is a great wind ball too. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Tensei Raw Blue 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 Cobra SZ 18.5* ... Even Flow 75R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 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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Thanks for the info. I have not tried snell or vice yet. May give all three a shot this season.

 

 

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I'm nearly completed with my eval of the Snell MTB Reds and what I can suggest is that indeed they are a solid ball and definitely worth a shot... :ph34r: 

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Driver
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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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I'm nearly completed with my eval of the Snell MTB Reds and what I can suggest is that indeed they are a solid ball and definitely worth a shot... :ph34r:

Yup...

Agree...

 

 

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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 am guessing a combination of both. TP5x is one of, if not the best wind ball I have played. I remember the first time I played the Lethal in he wind an hit a knockdown 5 iron and after contact thought it would not carry the bunker, but it did with ease. I have been playing them ever since and the TP5x is the best version yet. Excellent green side control too. For me, the Chrome Soft does not spin as well around the green, although not a night and day difference. But as jlukes said, high swing speeds reap more benefits from the TP5x as it launches higher and really carries. For slower swing speeds I can see where the Chrome Soft would be longer and it is a great wind ball too.

What do you think is the main reason for the superior wind performance? Launch/spin characteristics? Dimple pattern promoting superior aerodynamics?

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What do you think is the main reason for the superior wind performance? Launch/spin characteristics? Dimple pattern promoting superior aerodynamics?

I'd say it's the lower spin and dimples, but that's just me parroting their own marketing claims. After another 9 with them, I'm about to make the 5witch.

 

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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

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What do you think is the main reason for the superior wind performance? Launch/spin characteristics? Dimple pattern promoting superior aerodynamics?

 

 

... Yungkory is spot on. TM's VP of Golf Ball Design was so excited about the Lethal when it first came out. He said they worked forever to get the spin/launch angle and dimple pattern* correct to allow the ball to stop and/or back up on the green but carry in the wind without ballooning. I think the TP5x is the final product after years of tweaking the Lethal. For you distance is not an issue, but at 65 I am still hanging on to my traditional distance and have actually picked up a few yards with the combination of P790's and the TP5x. 

 

* He told me how changing the depth or circumference of a dimple in the smallest degree can change the flight and especially the wind performance, it made me realize if true, the seam has to make a difference. How much is a guess and it may not even effect performance for someone of my caliber as opposed to guys on tour, but why take the chance when there are seamless balls available. The one exception I will play is the KSig 4 piece because at $15 a dozen I cannot complain about a seam. And I shot my low round last season with a KSig so go figure. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Tensei Raw Blue 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 Cobra SZ 18.5* ... Even Flow 75R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 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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... Yungkory is spot on. TM's VP of Golf Ball Design was so excited about the Lethal when it first came out. He said they worked forever to get the spin/launch angle and dimple pattern* correct to allow the ball to stop and/or back up on the green but carry in the wind without ballooning. I think the TP5x is the final product after years of tweaking the Lethal. For you distance is not an issue, but at 65 I am still hanging on to my traditional distance and have actually picked up a few yards with the combination of P790's and the TP5x.

 

* He told me how changing the depth or circumference of a dimple in the smallest degree can change the flight and especially the wind performance, it made me realize if true, the seam has to make a difference. How much is a guess and it may not even effect performance for someone of my caliber as opposed to guys on tour, but why take the chance when there are seamless balls available. The one exception I will play is the KSig 4 piece because at $15 a dozen I cannot complain about a seam. And I shot my low round last season with a KSig so go figure.

The difference in the wind between the TP5x and the Snell MTB Red is staggering. Heck, I think the original MTB performed better in the wind than the MTB Red. Almost interested in trying the MTB black but instead I just ordered 3 dozen more tp5x
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The difference in the wind between the TP5x and the Snell MTB Red is staggering. Heck, I think the original MTB performed better in the wind than the MTB Red. Almost interested in trying the MTB black but instead I just ordered 3 dozen more tp5x

 

 

... I hope you got to take advantage of the buy 3 get 1 free with personalized TP5x balls. I get a . on mine and you can't even see it unless you look really close.  

Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Tensei Raw Blue 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 Cobra SZ 18.5* ... Even Flow 75R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 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 hope you got to take advantage of the buy 3 get 1 free with personalized TP5x balls. I get a . on mine and you can't even see it unless you look really close.

I missed out on that deal

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... Bummer. I had $90 in Dicks store credit and used a $20 off $100 or more so it cost me $25 for 4 dozen TP5x.  :)

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Tensei Raw Blue 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 Cobra SZ 18.5* ... Even Flow 75R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 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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... Bummer. I had $90 in Dicks store credit and used a $20 off $100 or more so it cost me $25 for 4 dozen TP5x. :)

That's a hell of a deal
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