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I've been playing Srixon Z Star for years now. I've tried a few other Urethane balls, but keep coming back to the Z stars. I'm happy to play previous years models, as the difference is minimal and gre

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I play on a course with ball-eating trouble on every hole, so I usually play the best budget ball I can find. That has been the Wilson Zip for the last 2 seasons. Decent ball, nothing more, nothing less.

Just ordered the new Laddie Extreme balls made by Bridgestone, will try them over the weekend.

Have played SrixonZ stars, ProVs, B330s, Chrome softs, NXTs, and most recently the Volvik Vivid. Of these, the Vivid impressed me the most off the tee and around the green.

With all that being said, I will continue to play the budget balls until my budget and ball striking allow for the higher end options.

 

 

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I've always played Titleist ProV1s, but this year I decided to try out some different balls to hopefully find a lower cost alternative.  I bought one of those sampler packs from Vice Golf and I absolutely loved the Pro Plus. Before I could pull the trigger on them I was able to buy the Costco Kirkland Signature golf balls. I like the Vice ball better than the Kirkland, but it was negligible and the cost savings on the Kirkland ball was too great to pass up. So now I'm playing the Kirkland ball until I go through 4 dozen of them. 

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Driver:  PXG Proto X
3 Wood: PXG 0341x GEN2
17* Hybrid: PXG 0317x GEN2
3 Iron: Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 
4-6 Irons: Mizuno MP18 SC MMC
7-PW Irons: Mizuno MP18 SC
Wedges 51* and 56*: Ping Glide 2.0
Putter: PXG Spitfire GEN2

 

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While testing the Ping i200s, I decided to channel my inner Bubba and picked up a sleeve of Volviks (the matte, pink balls) and discovered... that they play just as well as other urethane balls and they're crazy bright pink so I find them really fast! They play on par with the B330S that I used to game for both distance and control and not only do I never lose balls but my search time for balls in the rough is about a quarter of what it used to be. These things just pop. I recommend giving them a shot! 

Bonus, they're a bit cheaper than ProV1s or B330s, about the same as the B330RXS

 

PS - The only issue I have with them is wear. Since I never lose these things, I really need to inspect the ball for wear. The matte finish also hides cuts and scuffs better than gloss so you have to keep an eye out.

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Driver:  :ping-small:  G 10.5* W/Tour Stiff 65g Ping Shaft   

Fairway Woods:  :cobra-small:  Cobra F6 13.5*, F6 Baffler 16*  

Irons: Split Set-  :ping-small: i200 3i - 7i ,  :benhogan-small: Ft Worth 15s, 8 (36), 9 (40), PW (44) 

Wedges: :benhogan-small:  TK, 52* & 56*

Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma G Kushin 

Bag:  :ping-small: Hoofer 5way

Balls:  :taylormade-small: TP5/X

 

 

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All my balls are refurbished. The AAAA quality is fine for me because they're unblemished and the logos are an easy way to distinguish my ball.

 

Right now I'm playing these:

 

Pro V1 if my swing is feeling good and I'm ready to score low

 

Hex Chrome if I need to straighten it out a bit

 

Z star if I need to get my recovery game a boost

 

I can usually tell on the range what ball I'll be taking to the course with me

 

 

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Played a Pro V1 today and shot 85

 

 

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I've been a Titleist Pro-V1  guy ever since they were introduced, but I've been experimenting of late. I've played the Snell MTB and the Taylormade TP5X so far. I like them both around the greens.  Interestingly, even though I'm a senior with a slower swing speed (85+ mph) I've been getting more distance off the tee with the TP5X. I've bought a dozen of the TM TP5s to try next. I also plan on trying the Callaway Chrome Soft and CSX too. Chipping and putting are my strengths so I like a urethane tour type ball. However,  as I get older more distance from the tee will help too. My plan is to settle on one ball in the next month or so.

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I have been testing the Srixon Q star Tour.

Played the TP5 Thursday, Sunday will be pulling them out again.

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:taylormade-small: P790 5i / 7i  LZ 6.5  

:taylormade-small: P7MC 8i / PW LZ 6.5   
 :cleveland-small:   Zipcore Tour rack raw 50/10 M 54/10 M 58/12 F                                 

:taylormade-small: FCG #7 

:srixon-small: Z Star #6

 

 

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I probably switch balls more than I should. Right now I am really enjoy the Titlest TruSoft DT and the Bridgestone e6 Soft. I also play the B330RX and Chrome Soft a lot, but losing those make my wallet cry everytime.

 

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I was fitted for the B330-RX at Bridgestone HQ. However, they don't always fit my budget...

I play Srixon Q-Stars pretty often, as the price on GolfBalls.com is usually good. Not the same as the 330, but when it comes to playing golf, or playing with a higher quality ball, I'll play golf.

 

 

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Just switched, after much testing and reluctance, to the TP5x. I have played the ProV1x for many years and always said if anything better came out I would switch. For me, that hadn't happened until the TP5x. It's just a better ball for my game!

 

 

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I'm on a Srixon Z - Star kick. They are perfect. Going to test the XV soon. I can bend them, they stop quicker than ProV's, B330S, and they are perfectly soft.

 

 

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Just ordered 4 dozen Z Stars as it has proven over the last few rounds to be the best ball among the ones I've played this year.

 

ProV1, ProVX, Chrome Soft, TP5 and 5X, RXS, RX, E6, Q Star, Q Star Tour and XV.

 

 

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:titelist-small: TSi2 Kuro Kage 50g R Flex

:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

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

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

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

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:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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I purchase more Bridgestone products than anything else as I'm trying to support a company that has a facility right across the state from me in Covington, Ga. Plus their lower tier balls are budget friendly and work well for me.   I play with the E6, Treo, Fix, and the new Soft is a good ball IMO. I also like the Callaway Chrome Soft balls & the new Srixon Q-Star Tour balls. 

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Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 6 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
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... I have been playing Z Stars for several years now and have been very happy with their performance. But I tried some TP5x a little while ago and I have switched to them. The TP5x is most definitely the longest ball I have hit off the tee, and it is also a few yds longer off my irons. Green side spin is not quite what the 2017 Z Star is but so close I had to do side by sides to tell the difference, and it is minimal. Fwiw, I tried the TP5 and it is not as long as the TP5x for me, ymmv. 

Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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Been playing Bridgestone b330's this year but picked up a box of tp5x's to try. Thru one round I'm undecided. Definitely a little "harder" feeling than the b330's and not sure the durability is as good. They do seem to "hop and stop" on the green and I did gain some distance off the tee.

 

 

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