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as a relatively new returnee to the game ( no golf for 30 years). I bought a dozen Wilson pro staff whatevers. I was on the Wilson free racket list in college (68-72) and just buy Wilson stuff reactively. Back in the 70's early 80's Wilson pro staffs were second only to Titlest and much more durable. My playing partners were quite dismissive of my choice so I got some Calloways. They all seem the same to me except the range balls that feel like rocks and a brand new pinnacle I found that has a harder feel than the Calloways. I am gussing my driver swing speed is about 90???. Does any ball make a difference?

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I've been playing B330s for a while. My local shop was cutting me a deal of 4 dozen for $100 so I was buying them up. However; I'm running low, and can't get the same deal anymore. I've tried the e6 soft and speed and a few other brands like Mojo, Wilson marshmallows (not the duos, but don't remember the exact name), Titleist NXTs, and Callaways Chromes. I even have a dozen pro-v1s and have yet to play them.

 

From what I've seen, the 330s have been the best, because of the stopping power on greens. My dozen pro-v1s won't get any play time unless I lose every 330s I have lol. However; every other ball I have to adjust for more roll than what I see with the 330s. The e6s are easily the straightest and longest that I've seen flight wise. The spinning of the two is a bit better around the green. The Wilson marshmallows as I call them, feel like hitting marshmallows. They aren't duos, but they were horrible. I saw no real difference between Mojo, NXTs, and Chromes.

 

The 330s is absolutely great at short stops and allows me to attack the pin more aggressively. I didn't believe the hype over a tour ball until I played them. However; I will most likely transition over to an e6 because they are cheaper, and what Bridgestone recommends I play. That is unless I can get the 330s cheap again :D.

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I've already posted here, but after the performance of my TP5X recently on the greens, and the distance I've been seeing, even into the wind, there can't be many better balls out there. I've never had a ball back-up like this one on full or partial shots. If you haven't tried these, you need to!

 

 

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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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Bridgestone B330

 

 

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Driver-    Callaway GBB Epic 9.5 Aldila Rouge Max 75X 

3 Wood- Callaway GBB Epic 15 Aldila Rouge Max 85X

Hybrid-   Callaway GBB Epic 19 UST Recoil F4

Irons-      Callaway CF Apex 16'  4-PW S300

Wedges- Titleist SM6 GW/SW/LW S300

Putter-    Ping Anser Sigma G w/ Superstroke Pistol GT 2.0

Ball-        Bridgestone B330/ TaylorMade TP4/ Titleist ProV1

Grips-     Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Grey

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I play whatever Urethane covered, 3 or 4 layer ball happens to be on sale at the moment.  My game isn't at the level where I can discern distance, spin or trajectory differences between the tour caliber balls so I go with what I can get.  Currently, I have stockpiled 6 Dozen B330RX's, 6 Dozen titlelist ProV1's,  and 2 or 3 dozen Srixon Z*Stars.  Not playing enough to really stockpile more, but if a sale is tempting enough, then I'll go pick up a few extra dozen.

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1X

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Played the Bridgestone B330 for years. But this year I switched to the Snell MTB and I LOVE it! I just bought 2 dozen K-sigs and I will try these for fun. I've pitched, chipped and putted with them and have been impressed so far. And, the price is right. They will have to really impress me to get me to switch from the Snell.

 

 

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Been playing the Bridgestone b330-rx lately, was playing the srixon z-star xv. Both I would highly recommend, low spin off the tee, with hard distance. Around the green super soft. mid to high irons, so soft coming into greens, depending on trajectory. Try them out!!

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Titliest dttrusoft, I have tried several others and Callaway super soft almost earned a spot in my bag but the titliest is just the best for me

 

 

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Ping G20 Driver

Bombtech hybrids

Ping G20 green dot irons/wedges

Cleveland Huntington beach 6 putter 

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Pro V1x and Mizuno MP s, both feel the best for me.

PXG 0811x Paderson Kinetixx IMRT

Titleist 917 F3 15 GD AD DI 70

818 H2

818 H1

718 AP2 5-PW

PXG 0311t 5-PW

50 SM6 F GrindVokey

56 SM6 M Grind

60 SM6 M Grind

Bettinardi SS3

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I've played the RZN balls, vice pro/pro+, prov1, Mizuno mp-s and mp-x, tp5x, and chromesoft. Favorite so far are the vice pro and chromesoft, the chromesoft feels like a longer version of the vice pro. I don't like the lower trajectory I get out of the higher compression balls, and I feel like I have more control into the greens with the softer ones as well.

 

Super stoked to try the new Tour B lineup. As soon as the rain clears up I'm hitting the practice greens, and once I find one I like in the short game, I'll put it in play on Saturday.

 

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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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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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You're not alone in the slump.

 

 

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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've played the RZN balls, vice pro/pro+, prov1, Mizuno mp-s and mp-x, tp5x, and chromesoft. Favorite so far are the vice pro and chromesoft, the chromesoft feels like a longer version of the vice pro. I don't like the lower trajectory I get out of the higher compression balls, and I feel like I have more control into the greens with the softer ones as well.

 

Super stoked to try the new Tour B lineup. As soon as the rain clears up I'm hitting the practice greens, and once I find one I like in the short game, I'll put it in play on Saturday.

 

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I've played 2 of the 4 new Tour B balls.

 

 

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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've played the RZN balls, vice pro/pro+, prov1, Mizuno mp-s and mp-x, tp5x, and chromesoft. Favorite so far are the vice pro and chromesoft, the chromesoft feels like a longer version of the vice pro. I don't like the lower trajectory I get out of the higher compression balls, and I feel like I have more control into the greens with the softer ones as well.

 

 

 

... You said you tried the TP5x? I found it has a higher trajectory than most premium balls with low spin off the driver and longer clubs which is the magic formula for more distance. Yet with shorter clubs it spins as much as any other premium ball I have played. It isn't quite as soft around the greens as a Z Star, etc but has very similar performance. Fwiw, I really liked the 2016 TPx but preferred the Z Star. The TP5x is now my favorite ball, but I do think the premium balls are all so good today it often comes down to a personal preference. 

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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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... You said you tried the TP5x? I found it has a higher trajectory than most premium balls with low spin off the driver and longer clubs which is the magic formula for more distance. Yet with shorter clubs it spins as much as any other premium ball I have played. It isn't quite as soft around the greens as a Z Star, etc but has very similar performance. Fwiw, I really liked the 2016 TPx but preferred the Z Star. The TP5x is now my favorite ball, but I do think the premium balls are all so good today it often comes down to a personal preference. 

 

Yeah I tried this years TP5x, it was definitely long off the driver, but I was just not used to such a penetrating ball flight into greens -- it was uncomfortable not knowing whether or not I was going to hold them. I was probably over-thinking it, but it messed me up so I went back to a softer feeling, lower compression ball

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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I'll have the 4 piece Cut Golf ball in action going forward. Good performance so far.

 

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Chicks dig the LONG ball

In my :callaway-small: staff bag

:cobra-small: King F7+ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 60 - Graphite Tour X-Stiff

:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter

 

Proud tester of the Tommy Armour ATOMIC Irons 

 

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I'll have the 4 piece Cut Golf ball in action going forward. Good performance so far.

 

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I saw the new Cut Grey and it really intrigues me. BTW, did you end up liking those Asher gloves?

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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Yeah I tried this years TP5x, it was definitely long off the driver, but I was just not used to such a penetrating ball flight into greens -- it was uncomfortable not knowing whether or not I was going to hold them. I was probably over-thinking it, but it messed me up so I went back to a softer feeling, lower compression ball

 

 

... I am a big fan of going with what feels comfortable, and that sounds like a low compression ball for you. It is interesting that you were getting a lower flight with the TP5x as too high of a trajectory and too much carry is a common complaint. I do see too many working too hard for the equipment instead of making the equipment work for them. If a ball doesn't work for you, regardless of how much it theoretically should, move on to ones that do work for you because there are plenty of choices.

 

... And based on your experience with the TP5x, I would not worry about there being no Kirkland Signatures in Hawaii as I find their performance very similar to the TP5x. 

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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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I saw the new Cut Grey and it really intrigues me. BTW, did you end up liking those Asher gloves?

Negative on the gloves.

They wear a hole in the thumb. Asher said it's my grip pressure. Funny, none of my other gloves do this. So I ordered some gloves from MG Golf. Old reliable.

 

 

 

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Chicks dig the LONG ball

In my :callaway-small: staff bag

:cobra-small: King F7+ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 60 - Graphite Tour X-Stiff

:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter

 

Proud tester of the Tommy Armour ATOMIC Irons 

 

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Titliest dttrusoft, I have tried several others and Callaway super soft almost earned a spot in my bag but the titliest is just the best for me

 

 

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I found one of these the other day and put it in play.  It was hotter than a two dollar pistol and landed like a butter fly with sore feet!  I checked them out at Dick's today and will be picking up a dozen or two for winter play.  At $21.00 with solid performance, I'm a new fan.  Did I said these things were loooooong!  Titleist DT Trusoft impressive IMO.

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK  3 hybrid 18 Degree
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 hybrid 
Callaway  Max 5 - PW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Odyssey
White Hot OG 7 S

 

 



 

 

 

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Really liked what I got out of the Tour B XS (this year's B330S). Feels as long as the TP5x was, but feels softer and I can get height out of it, even off of my 4i from the fairway it stopped fast from 180 out

 

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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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