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#16 Shankster



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

Plaid! Glad to see you!

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#17 PlaidJacket



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:27 PM

Thanks Shank. Been busy of late working on many projects. Goofing off this morning however.  :D

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 11:59 PM

Duo-u. Great ball, good price. It may be the softest urethane covered ball.


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#19 Nunfa0



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:47 AM

I've been testing balls next to the vice pro+ for the last two months to see if it's worth paying a premium for me.

ProV and TP5x just didn't do it for me. The Pro+ feels just as good on and around the green, but seems to spin sideways less, or I'm just psyching myself out because they're so expensive lol.

Last round I switched to Chrome softs at the turn and wow. Seems to check every box for me. I'm not looking for crazy distance, I just want to be straight, and be able to control the spin. I'm going to keep trying others, some z-stars and the new Tour Bs, but the Chrome Soft is in the lead for sure. It was close between the Vice Pro+, but I feel like I have some extra control with the Callaway

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I managed to play nine with a Chrome Soft today and I am sold!! It felt great with every club and was longer than the Oncore. I too felt like I had much better control with it and it spun well when chipping.

Driver  Callaway Fusion Recoil 44.5 inch reg shaft

Fairway wood  Ping G 3 wood reg shaft

Hybrid  Taylormade M1 19 degree reg shaft Fujikura

Irons   Mizuno JPX900 Hotmetals XP95 R300 shafts (3 degrees upright)

Wedges   Titleist Vokey SM6 50 deg, 55 deg (was 56) and 60 deg all 8 deg bounce XP95 R300 shafts

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#20 GolfSpy Rob

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:26 PM

Isn't the 2017 prov1x supposed to fly higher and spin more than the prov1, but not when you get right around the greens because the cover is softer in the prov1?

That's a misnomer that has been making the rounds this year.  The truth is the X still flies higher and the V still has more spin.  It's just that the difference in both characteristics has been narrowed a bit, to give each ball a bit more of what the other has, but they have not crossed lines.   

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#21 cksurfdude



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:04 PM

Good topic! I'm sort of in a similar spot as Bogey Master: prefer a softer feeling ball; not looking for a "distance" ball but do not want to lose distance; most important feature greenside control. 


The Chrome Soft appears to be a popular choice. 


@yungkory - please update us with your impressions after you've had a chance to play them .. thx!

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Cobra King OS 6i-9i (Recoil 807)

Callaway Apex CF16 PW (Recoil 760)

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:11 PM

That's a misnomer that has been making the rounds this year.  The truth is the X still flies higher and the V still has more spin.  It's just that the difference in both characteristics has been narrowed a bit, to give each ball a bit more of what the other has, but they have not crossed lines.   

I was under the impression that since the x has the lower compression rating, it flies higher and spins more on full shots, but then around the green, due to the softer cover of the v1, just around the greens, the v1 spins more.  

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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


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#23 ole gray

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:31 PM

I'm thinking of trying some of those Callaway super hot 70 balls for this Fall.  15 pack for $27.99 at Dick's.   Anyone on here give these a go yet?

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#24 Devildog



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:48 PM

I am in the same category as Plaid.  Doesn't really matter what ball I use and I will still shoot about the same.  All I have to do is adjust to the greenside spin or lack thereof.  Not that big of a deal.  What matters to me the most is the feel.  I have to find my Goldilocks zone.  Some are too soft and some are too firm.  Finding the one that feels just right is a challenge.  Right now, that is the Pro V1.  

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