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This summer I have been experimenting with several balls......Chrome Soft, TP5, ProV1, Maxfli SoftFli, VP Soft, Kick X Tour, and many others. My game has been in the slumps lately and I have been reaching for ways to right it.

 

 

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Patriot 7W w/AccuLaunch 60 by Accuflex

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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I have around 25 rounds under my belt this year and have tried q star tour, snell mtb, z star, duo, duo u, gamer soft, gamer, chrome soft and e6 speed. At the end of the day 20 rounds shooting 85-95 and 5 rounds shooting 79-82. All low rounds were with the e6 speed. I want a ball that stops on the greens and it doesn't, I want a ball I can shape off the tee and it doesn't but damn for whatever reason I just score better with that ball than anything else. I guess Bridgestone is right when they say their 3,000,000 ball fittings are why they created the e6 for guys like me.

 

 

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That is why they make different balls. Now me I can spin any ball even a range rock because of my cut swing and the soft tipping on my iron shafts except the wedges which I have S-400s in. I can spin the E6 fine but it is one of those aerodynamically tricked up balls and I can not work the cut at all with it. I know this sounds funny but that ball goes too straight for me

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Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 5 thru PW 2016 TM TP CBs Steelfiber 95 R--- GW Callaway Mack Daddy2 52* Stock regular shaft--- SW Callaway Mack Daddy PM grind modified to 10* bounce KBS wedge shaft R---- Putter Scotty Sante Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft you seriously think it was going anywhere? Bag Old School Burton Mini Staff non demontional no advertising

 

 

 

 

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I may have to try the chrome soft again. Bought a two pack at a tourney earlier in the year and liked them. I keep flip flopping on if I prefer a softer ball, or a firmer one. Right now I kinda feel the Z star is right in the middle.

Driver:  :cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme 9.5, Aldila NV Green 65 S-Flex. For now, testing in progress

Fairway: :ping-small: G400 3 Wood, 14.5, Alta CB 65, S-Flex

Hybrid:  :ping-small: G400 3 Hybrid, 19, Alta CB 70, S-Flex

Irons:   :cobra-small: RADSPEED one-length 5-GW, KBS Tour, R-flex

Wedges:  :cobra-small: SnakeBite, 56, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0

Putter:  :cameron-small: Phantom X #6 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2

Ball:  working on that, going to be a urethane ball in the $35 range.....testing to come.

Grips: Winn DriTac midsize

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Srixzon Z-star. Great all-around performance

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Ping G30 driver 9 degree

Ping G25 3-wood

Mizuno CLK hi-fli hybrid 17 degree

Ping i20 4-AW  black dot steel stiff

Ping Gorge 56ss 60ss

Ping Anser Sigma G

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I've been playing Pro V1 forever, but a couple of weeks ago I was given a box of TP5x and am really liking them. I don't know if I will switch but they make a good case for themselves.

Driver: Cobra F8 Tour length

3W: Cobra King F7 3/4 Wood

5W: Cobra King F7 5/6 Wood

Hybrid 3/4: Cobra F7 20.5*

Irons: 5 to PW Taylormade P790

A Wedge: 48* Vokey SM6 F grind

S Wedge: 54* Vokey SM6 M grind

L Wedge: 58* Vokey SM6 M grind

Putter: Rife Two Bar Hybrid 35" P2 Aware Tour grip

Ball: Taylormade TP 5X

Bag: Hot Z Canadian flag 🇨🇦

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What is the appeal of a soft feeling ball? Especially off of the putter. I've always liked a firm feel with the putter. Don't like soft inserts it a soft feeling ball.

 

Have tried the VP+ lately. Great until I get on the green. The softness makes it hard for me to dial in my feel and distance control.

 

I'm gaming the Pro V1x. Luckily bought four dozen for the price of three, but the supply is low.

 

What is firmest feeling of the niche balls? I'm not a fan of the high prices of the Tour balls. Was hoping the VP+ was the one, but the putting softness is a deal breaker.

 

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What is the appeal of a soft feeling ball? Especially off of the putter. I've always liked a firm feel with the putter. Don't like soft inserts it a soft feeling ball.

 

Have tried the VP+ lately. Great until I get on the green. The softness makes it hard for me to dial in my feel and distance control.

 

I'm gaming the Pro V1x. Luckily bought four dozen for the price of three, but the supply is low.

 

What is firmest feeling of the niche balls? I'm not a fan of the high prices of the Tour balls. Was hoping the VP+ was the one, but the putting softness is a deal breaker.

 

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... Feel is subjective. Those of us that started the game with a balata ball developed our feel with a very soft ball. For me at least, a harder ball has no compression feel at the low speed of a putter, so a 3 foot putt or a 30 foot putt feels the same. Not so with a medium soft ball like the Vice Pro+. Firmest urethane covered ball I have ever putted is the Maxfli U/6 TourX.  

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

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... Feel is subjective. Those of us that started the game with a balata ball developed our feel with a very soft ball. For me at least, a harder ball has no compression feel at the low speed of a putter, so a 3 foot putt or a 30 foot putt feels the same. Not so with a medium soft ball like the Vice Pro+. Firmest urethane covered ball I have ever putted is the Maxfli U/6 TourX.

I grew up playing balata too and don't agree at all. Putting with the Pings, Bullseyes and Wilson 8802, everything felt the same. My preference for a harder feel is likely based in playing 90 and 100 compression balls, my opinion would be 180* opposite.

 

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I grew up playing balata too and don't agree at all. Putting with the Pings, Bullseyes and Wilson 8802, everything felt the same. My preference for a harder feel is likely based in playing 90 and 100 compression balls, my opinion would be 180* opposite.

 

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... LOL, you disagree that feel is subjective? I think you just proved my point.  :rolleyes:  You asked what was the appeal of a soft ball and I responded. I get no feel from a hard ball and you get no feel from a soft ball. 

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

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Feel is totally subjective. Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't.

 

I like the hard seats in my VW but my wife prefers the soft seats in her Toyota.

 

 

Sure, some golf balls are built for different swing speeds and types but within those groupings, there's still decisions to be made on feel.

 

 

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:ping-small: G410+
:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

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... LOL, you disagree that feel is subjective? I think you just proved my point. :rolleyes: You asked what was the appeal of a soft ball and I responded. I get no feel from a hard ball and you get no feel form a soft ball.

I disagree with you thinking I'm a young guy and don't know what balata feels like. Not a fan of people making the, "In my day, we walked uphill both ways to school" argument.

 

You aren't understanding my point. I should have said feedback, instead of feel. Soft balls and inserts feel like marshmallows to me and make it hard to figure out if I mishit or misread the putt, or shot. Clearly some people get more out of a mushy impact. My point is not that we should all play Molitors or Kro-Flites.

 

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I disagree with you thinking I'm a young guy and don't know what balata feels like. Not a fan of people making the, "In my day, we walked uphill both ways to school" argument.

 

You aren't understanding my point. I should have said feedback, instead of feel. Soft balls and inserts feel like marshmallows to me and make it hard to figure out if I mishit or misread the putt, or shot. Clearly some people get more out of a mushy impact. My point is not that we should all play Molitors or Kro-Flites.

 

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... Woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? All we had were soft balata balls and that is how we honed our feel. I am not suggesting that was set in stone as feel can change with the equipment or just simply change. I know people that prefer a hard "feedback" ball off the putter and those that prefer a soft "feedback" off the putter. Hence it is subjective. You are simply making assumptions that were not made about your age. I had no idea how old you are and was just answering the query you posited "What is the appeal of a soft feeling ball? Especially off of the putter."

 

... And fwiw, I walked 1/2 block to school on level ground until the 5th grade and then I took a bus.  B)

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

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For those using the TP5s, what is your swing speed? Mine with driver is 95-98 mph, so I have been thinking that I will stick with the Zstar, or try either the B330rx, chrome soft, or qstar tour. Just seems like a lot of options, and a lot of money

Driver:  :cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme 9.5, Aldila NV Green 65 S-Flex. For now, testing in progress

Fairway: :ping-small: G400 3 Wood, 14.5, Alta CB 65, S-Flex

Hybrid:  :ping-small: G400 3 Hybrid, 19, Alta CB 70, S-Flex

Irons:   :cobra-small: RADSPEED one-length 5-GW, KBS Tour, R-flex

Wedges:  :cobra-small: SnakeBite, 56, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0

Putter:  :cameron-small: Phantom X #6 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2

Ball:  working on that, going to be a urethane ball in the $35 range.....testing to come.

Grips: Winn DriTac midsize

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I've been alternating between the ProVX and Z Star this year. Right now I've won my first two playoff matches with the Z STAR. So that's what I'm going with for now.

 

 

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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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For those using the TP5s, what is your swing speed? Mine with driver is 95-98 mph, so I have been thinking that I will stick with the Zstar, or try either the B330rx, chrome soft, or qstar tour. Just seems like a lot of options, and a lot of money

... I am guessing you meant TP5x. I have a swing speed right around 100mph and absolutely love the Srixon Z Star and still play it from time to time. But for me, the TP5x is longer off mid to long irons as well as off the tee and at age 64 I can't turn down some additional yardage. For my game, the TP5x is the best ball I have played. Fwiw, I do not find additional yardage with the TP5.

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

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Thanks Chisag! I used to play the TP blacks, but my swing was faster also. Might have to find a sleeve of the TP5xs. Ugh, instead of narrowing down options, I am adding.

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Driver:  :cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme 9.5, Aldila NV Green 65 S-Flex. For now, testing in progress

Fairway: :ping-small: G400 3 Wood, 14.5, Alta CB 65, S-Flex

Hybrid:  :ping-small: G400 3 Hybrid, 19, Alta CB 70, S-Flex

Irons:   :cobra-small: RADSPEED one-length 5-GW, KBS Tour, R-flex

Wedges:  :cobra-small: SnakeBite, 56, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0

Putter:  :cameron-small: Phantom X #6 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2

Ball:  working on that, going to be a urethane ball in the $35 range.....testing to come.

Grips: Winn DriTac midsize

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That is why they make different balls. Now me I can spin any ball even a range rock because of my cut swing and the soft tipping on my iron shafts except the wedges which I have S-400s in. I can spin the E6 fine but it is one of those aerodynamically tricked up balls and I can not work the cut at all with it. I know this sounds funny but that ball goes too straight for me

I completely agree about the E6.  My dad plays that ball because its the cheapest in the store, and he plays golf occasionally just to play with me.  The other day I accidentally grabbed the E6 from his side of the cart, and realized only once I teed it up.  It was straight into a good wind, and I hit my 2 iron off the tee.  When I hit it it felt like a marshmallow off of the club face, and I left the club face a little open, so I thought for sure it was going to balloon straight up, but then I looked up, and it looked like a knuckleball kind of almost bouncing through the air.  It carried 235 into the wind, 30 yards farther than I was expecting.  I was completely bewildered because that wind had been killing me all day, and that was the only shot I hit close to my normal carry distance into it.   

Driver:  Taylormade 2017 M2 9.5 degree head played at 8 degrees.  Fujikura speeder evolution tour spec x flex shaft tipped 1/4 inch.  

 

3-Wood: 15 degree M2 tour.  Fujikura pro 73 tour spec X flex shaft.  

 

Mizuno H5 2 iron.

 

4 iron: mizuno mp h4 4 iron dynamic gold s300

 

5-pw iron: mizuno mp 54 dynamic gold s300

 

52, 56, 60 wedges: cleveland 588 rotex cavity

 

putter: 34 inch nike method 00 half circle mallet putter

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