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I've been a devout ProV1 player for a while, but a buddy tossed me a Bridgestone Tour BXS to play and I was impressed.  I'd have been able to evaluate it further if I hadn't pulled it into the drink...  But, I liked it enough that I'll buy a dozen and see.  MGS did a story on their REACTIV cover and after playing it, seems legit...
My dad introduced me to the e6's a few years back and they've been off-and-on go-to whenever they're on sale and I just can't bring myself to pay for a tour ball. (Haven't tried the e12's yet.)

My tour ball of choice is the Bridgestone Tour B XS. I've got a high ball flight with a ton of spin; I get more distance than either of the ProV models with a flatter ball flight & more controlled spin. Haven't ever actually done a true ball fitting, but I am very pleased with this one.
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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash Subzero 9* loft with HZDRUS Smoke stiff
4-wood: :callaway-small: Mavrik Subzero (16.5*) with Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI X
2-hybrid: :taylormade-small: GAPR Lo with stock KBS Hybrid 80g stiff
3i-PW: :ping-small: i210 blue dot, Power Spec, with TT S300 hard stepped
50*, 54*, and 58*: :mizuno-small: blue ion S18 with TT wedge
Putter: :ping-small: Redwood Piper 0*

Ball: :srixon-small: Z STAR XV
Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer (2018) in black/white/copper

Using :Arccos: to keep track of my shots
All clubs RH

Currently Testing:
:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 3-PW, KBS Tour-V 110S - Official Review

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I currently play the Bridgestone BXS, but after reading this thread I may have to test some golf balls. 

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I currently play the Bridgestone BXS, but after reading this thread I may have to test some golf balls. 

Read through last year’s MGS Ball Test. It’s what made me switch what I was playing.


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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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I play whatever I can get a good deal on. Currently in my stock are W/S Duo's, Srixon Q-Stars and Z-Stars, and MaxFli SoftFli's. Once I deplenish my stock, I'll replenish it with one of the brighter colored, matte golf ball offerings (most likely the Volvik Vivid's or W/S Duo Optix).


What's in My Bag?

Driver: Cobra F6

Fairway: Cobra F6 3/4

Hybrids: Wilson Staff D100ES (4 & 5)

Irons: Wilson Staff C200 (6i to GW)

Wedges: Cleveland CBX (52, 56, and 60°)

Putter: Happy Putter Blade

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Bridgestone e6 is my go to ball.

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Had been playing the TP5X but made the switch to the Bridgestone Tour BX about a month ago.  Good fit so far.

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I’ve been doing my own little test for the last month to see which ball(s) stand out for me. I was using the Chrome Soft before I started all of this. Recently I’ve played the Bridgestone Tour B XS and RXS, Srixon Z-Star, Chrome Soft X, and Taylormade TP5. There are characteristics from most of them that I like and don’t like but the TP5 definitely feels and performs the best for me so far.


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:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 460 10.5*

:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 3W, 5W

:callaway-small: X2 Hot 5-PW

:callaway-small: MD4 52/56/60

:odyssey-small: White Hot RX #7

:taylormade-small: TP5

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Maxfli Tour. Tried out the ProV1, 2019 Chromesoft, and 2020 Q Star Tour but the Maxfli felt the best off the putter and wedges for me and the distance is good as well. Cant beat the price either. 

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13 hours ago, ParFore74x said:

I’ve been doing my own little test for the last month to see which ball(s) stand out for me. I was using the Chrome Soft before I started all of this. Recently I’ve played the Bridgestone Tour B XS and RXS, Srixon Z-Star, Chrome Soft X, and Taylormade TP5. There are characteristics from most of them that I like and don’t like but the TP5 definitely feels and performs the best for me so far.


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I've seen a couple tests with the TP5s that back that up also, similar spin and distance to chrome soft and pro v 1 but it was more consistent from shot to shot than the others by a good bit. Rick Shiels has a good video up now you can check out, search his channel for prov1 and it should come up.

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Driver: :adams-small: Super Speedline S - 9.5 Diamana XS 60

3W & 3Hy: :adams-small: Super Speedline S - Stiff

Irons: :taylormade-small: RAC OS II - Stiff -  Standard loft/lie

Wedges::callaway-small: MD3 S-Grind 52, 56

Putter: :wilson-small: Blackjack 206

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1

Bag: :titelist-small: Players 4 Stand Bag

Fort Worth, TX- RH - 10 Handicap

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I've seen a couple tests with the TP5s that back that up also, similar spin and distance to chrome soft and pro v 1 but it was more consistent from shot to shot than the others by a good bit. Rick Shiels has a good video up now you can check out, search his channel for prov1 and it should come up.

Thanks for the tip, I’ll check for that video this afternoon.


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:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 460 10.5*

:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 3W, 5W

:callaway-small: X2 Hot 5-PW

:callaway-small: MD4 52/56/60

:odyssey-small: White Hot RX #7

:taylormade-small: TP5

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Right now I am playing TP5x but want to try the Tp5 Pix and see how the marks affect play. I played the new Bridgestone tour b Rx and liked them but the pro v1x and tp5x both seem to work best for me.


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DRIVER -  Sim Max 10.5 lowered to 9.75 Ventus Red 5 S  shaft 

Woods -  Taylormade Sim Ti 3wood - Diamana reg 65

                Taylormade  5 wood-  Ventus 6r 

Rescue/Hybrid -  

IRONS -  Callaway Mavrik 6- PW, AW   KBS 80 R steel 

WEDGES-  Vokey SM 8   50/54/58 

PUTTER-  Odyssey Stroke Lab Bird of Prey. 

BALL-  Pro V1x or Tp5X  -- trying to figure this one out.

Footjoy Tour S golf shoe 

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Usually play Bridgestone Tour B330 or Snell MTB but switch to Maxfli Tour X this year and i really like them and got the buy one get one free from Dick's Sporting goods so stocked up for the season...


:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway Wood 5  :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:ping-small:  4 G Crossover

:cobra-small: F8 Single Length Irons 5-GW OBAN CT-100 shafts 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:Arccos: All clubs use Arccos 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

 

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MaxFli TourX,  I have used the matte ones, they work well in the arid dry of Arizona. Dry is key. 

I wont buy the matte anymore because I live in NY (because Tony says NO, NO, NO!!). But I will still play the gloss.  

If i didn't have a stash of 4 dozen, I would buy the Snell MTB X in yellow.  Or On Core Elixer would be 3rd but it is a different sound, very playable ball.

 

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default_cleveland-small.jpg.f4c46a1a8d2c73b8635356daa50036f8.jpg HB Launcher 10.5 deg Miyazaki Kua 5s

default_srixon-small.jpg.02128d5e6f5bb6c172a31683bc9ddc25.jpg z65 3W 15 deg Miyazaki Kaula 7

default_mizuno-small.jpg.ed6f7df807744914695fde32ae57dc08.jpg JPX Fli Hi 4h Nippon 105s +1/2" up 1 Golf Pride CCP MIdsize

default_mizuno-small.jpg.1e7f4ae008e8aae2b3aafa5fa4667230.jpg JPX919 Hot Metal 5-PW Nippon 105s +1/2" up 1 Golf Pride CCP MIdsize

default_mizuno-small.jpg.94951e99215b21fcc6673970ce725e24.jpg S-18 50 deg/6 Blue Ion

default_taylormade-small.jpg.29bf511d0b06c558dca5f3f77e0e9bfe.jpg 56 deg/12 SB Milled Grind Chrome

default_taylormade-small.jpg.b1e00590b722d7a20828e39d10d9bfe7.jpg 60 deg/8 SB Milled Grind Bronze

default_nickent-small.jpg.17431d8496f7126b5eb90d10c9467274.jpg Omen Tour Mallet Face Balanced ,  MLA Golf  PRO Classic 1/4 toe

MaxFli TourX, Snell MTBx

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I have played most of the popular tour or mid level balls.  For my game I am playing the Taylormade TP5 and TP5x I find they provide great distance and most importantly spin and stopping power on the greens.

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I play the 2020 Pro V1 x.  Why?  It is by far the straightest ball off the driver.  I play a tight course with no rough.  If you miss the fairway it’s in the trees or OB.  I can play 72 holes with the same ball and there are no scuff marks.   One box can last me 2 months playing twice a week. 

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I play Vice's Pro+ and have been happy with them, I've bounced all around with whatever I can get a decent deal on or gifted boxes from Kirkland to TM to ProV1s and I like the way the Vice's feel and I'm a sucker for that obnoxious Neon Red they have since no one really plays those at all. I'll probably give the new Cut DC Yellows a try when I run out of these as I've also enjoyed the Cuts.


:taylormade-small: M6 8.5* - 6.0 S Project X HZRDUS Smoke

:taylormade-small: M2 19* - 70 S Aldila NV

:cobra-small: 4H 21* One Length - UST Recoil S
:cobra-small: Speedzone - 5-SW

:cobra-small: KING 60*
:scotty-cameron-1: Newport 1.5 - 34"

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Made the switch to Snell MTB-X last year and love them. Played some of my best golf over the past year... coincidence? Maybe, maybe not

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I have been playing callaway chrome soft for quite some time. I have tried other balls here and there, such as pro v1, bridgestone e6 and tour 330, maxfli tour, and just recently the supersoft from callaway.  This is from the time i started playing 5 years ago up until last weekend. 

I love the way the chrome soft feel on a well hit shot and it was ok on mishits. The supersoft was less erratic and i will find out this weekend more about the distance. 

Im not even remotely close to a scratch golfer, but i figure straighter is better and should result in lower scoring. Im hoping the supersoft keeps going straight and i dont lose too much distance and control around the greens.

Anyone have any thoughts on this, or any experience?

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