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#1 STUDque

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:10 PM

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MGS is so good/bad for me. I've already got 3 dozen new balls (based on MGS recommendations) and about 4 dozen recycled balls in my garage waiting to be played. Then I got the email about this blog post:

The Story of Oncore Golf by John Barba

Click. Read. Shop.

I usually glaze over at the advertisement of new tech in balls but I just couldn't resist the thought of tech that used to be illegal but is now USGA approved. I just gotta know if that hollow core is legit or not.

Buy.

Found a dozen of the Elixer on eBay for $32. Worth a shot.


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Driver: Titleist 915 D3 (Aldila Rogue Silver X)

Wood: Ping i25 (stock x-flex)

Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC (+.5" / up 2* / stiff / mid grip)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52,56,60

Putter: STX SS6

Cart: Cliqgear 3.5+ (walk almost every round)

 


#2 ddryan

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:20 PM

Digging my K-Sigs!!! ordered them the moment I saw a note from MGS about the re-release only thru COSTCO website- they were gone in a day!  $79 for 4 dozen, including delivery!  That should last me a while!


What's in the bag?
 
Driver :callaway-small: Callaway Razr Fit Extreme, 9.5 degrees, Square setup, Matrix 7M3 Stiff shaft
#3 Wood  :callaway-small: Callaway FT Tour 13 degree neutral setup, Fuijkara 370 Stiff Shaft
Hybrid  :cobra-small:  18 Degree King Cobra Baffler pro, Baffler Stiff shaft
4-PW :titelist-small: Titlest 714 AP2, Standard loft and lie, MGS S Shafts

:benhogan-small: 53, 57 degree loft Hogan TK wedges
1962  :wilson_staff_small: Wilson "Sandy Andy" sand wedge with HUGE bounce!
Putter :cleveland-small: Cleveland Classic 350 gram BRZ bronze mallet

:titelist-small: Titlist ProV 1, ProV 1x

 

Currently Gaming "Costco Kirkland Signature Tour Performance" balls

#3 bergtaur

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:08 PM

I think it's awesome that these guys are based in Upstate NY (Buffalo) and are willing to take shots at the ball market. I can buy them at discount at any local Wegman's in my area and plan on picking some up after the holidays, even though I've got more golf balls than I know what to do with. I also recommend their free trial sleeve if they are still running that deal.


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:nike-small: SQ 460, 10.5*, Aldila NV 65-S /  :wilson_staff_small: Triton DVD, 10.5*, Aldila Rouge Silver 60-S

:adams-small: Ovation 15*, Aldila Ovation S

 Tour Edge CB4 Tour 16.5*, Aldila RIP 70-S

:cobra-small: F7 ONE 5-S, UST Recoil 680 F4 in 5 iron, KBS Tour R+ in rest

:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour 60*

:nickent-small: Pipe

 

Go Orange!

 

 

 

 


#4 citronbull

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:46 PM

I still have to finish the Vice select balls I have. This could be my next purchase.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:54 PM

What are the 3 dozen others you have?

#6 jlukes

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:58 PM

I get everyone wants to save a buck, but if you were intrigued by their product and wanted to support a small company you should have purchased directly from them rather than savings a few bucks by using ebay.


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:taylormade-small: 2017 M2 10.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 65 6.0
:taylormade-small: 2017 M2 3HL 16.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.0
:mizuno-small: MP18 Fli Hi 3 Iron - Project X LZ 6.0
:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour 4-PW - Project X LZ 6.0
:titelist-small:  Vokey SM6 50.12F, 54.14F & 60.08M
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#7 STUDque

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:10 PM

What are the 3 dozen others you have?

2 Chrome Soft and 1 B330S. Haven't even played the Chrome Soft yet but I'm super happy with the B330S.

I get everyone wants to save a buck, but if you were intrigued by their product and wanted to support a small company you should have purchased directly from them rather than savings a few bucks by using ebay.

Thanks for your input. I value your opinion. If you look at it this way, I bought it from an eBay golf retailer. If the retailer can move more product, they'll buy more from Oncore. They benefit greater by having more retailers move their product for them than trying to move it all themselves.




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What's in the bag?

 

Driver: Titleist 915 D3 (Aldila Rogue Silver X)

Wood: Ping i25 (stock x-flex)

Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC (+.5" / up 2* / stiff / mid grip)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52,56,60

Putter: STX SS6

Cart: Cliqgear 3.5+ (walk almost every round)

 


#8 Carolina Golfer 2

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:14 PM

Spot on Stud...I posted a similar thought in Blog comments, I usually look past the small ball companies and their claims.  Maybe I'm dumb or stubborn or both!  As I have heard many testimonials from users of Vice, Cut and the others.  But just like you, the fact they were one of two instances ever for the USGA to rewrite their rules ultimately approve the ball said a lot to me.   I love the comment that Tony loves the ball so much, he doesn't want to play it and lose it...HA

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The names and the makeup behind each name leave me a bit confused, but it sounds like I might only need to know one name, ELIXR

 

I would like to know two things, unless I somehow missed them in his piece.  Where are they manufactured, I think it's awesome they hired their own R&D team, and where does the naming of the balls come from.  To me the only one that is self-explanatory is The Genius. And boy does the possibilities of that one have me excited.  

 

Will definitely be ordering a dozen to try out. 


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#9 ddryan

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:19 PM

Great article, but  I thought the goal was a lesser cost, high performance ball.  Elixir come in @ $40 a dozen...


What's in the bag?
 
Driver :callaway-small: Callaway Razr Fit Extreme, 9.5 degrees, Square setup, Matrix 7M3 Stiff shaft
#3 Wood  :callaway-small: Callaway FT Tour 13 degree neutral setup, Fuijkara 370 Stiff Shaft
Hybrid  :cobra-small:  18 Degree King Cobra Baffler pro, Baffler Stiff shaft
4-PW :titelist-small: Titlest 714 AP2, Standard loft and lie, MGS S Shafts

:benhogan-small: 53, 57 degree loft Hogan TK wedges
1962  :wilson_staff_small: Wilson "Sandy Andy" sand wedge with HUGE bounce!
Putter :cleveland-small: Cleveland Classic 350 gram BRZ bronze mallet

:titelist-small: Titlist ProV 1, ProV 1x

 

Currently Gaming "Costco Kirkland Signature Tour Performance" balls

#10 jlukes

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:23 PM

2 Chrome Soft and 1 B330S. Haven't even played the Chrome Soft yet but I'm super happy with the B330S.

Thanks for your input. I value your opinion. If you look at it this way, I bought it from an eBay golf retailer. If the retailer can move more product, they'll buy more from Oncore. They benefit greater by having more retailers move their product for them than trying to move it all themselves.




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Glad that you purchased through a retailer and not just an individual seller.  It is so damn hard for a start up company to make a buck so I always try to support a company that I think has promise rather than trying to get their product or a knockoff product cheaper from a reseller. 

 

If it was spring time here I would be buying some from their website, no doubt about it.


In my Sun Mountain 2017 3.5LS
 

:taylormade-small: 2017 M2 10.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 65 6.0
:taylormade-small: 2017 M2 3HL 16.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.0
:mizuno-small: MP18 Fli Hi 3 Iron - Project X LZ 6.0
:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour 4-PW - Project X LZ 6.0
:titelist-small:  Vokey SM6 50.12F, 54.14F & 60.08M
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#11 jlukes

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

Great article, but  I thought the goal was a lesser cost, high performance ball.  Elixir come in @ $40 a dozen...

 

If you buy one dozen. 

 

$32/dz if you buy 3 dozen

 

$28/dz if you buy 6 dozen

 

Kind of similar model to Snell


In my Sun Mountain 2017 3.5LS
 

:taylormade-small: 2017 M2 10.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 65 6.0
:taylormade-small: 2017 M2 3HL 16.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.0
:mizuno-small: MP18 Fli Hi 3 Iron - Project X LZ 6.0
:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour 4-PW - Project X LZ 6.0
:titelist-small:  Vokey SM6 50.12F, 54.14F & 60.08M
5WoCG8Y.jpgER2
:taylormade-small: TP5x

#12 bergtaur

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:51 PM

where does the naming of the balls come from

 

Easiest is the Caliber, comes from bullet and ammunition naming, right to the rifle spin.

 

The Elixr you can steal from the actual definition. It's a magical or medicinal potion, so apparently the cure to all your ills

 

Lastly, the Avant. Avant is defined as original or innovative, like in Avant Garde, probably easier to shorten it though.


What's in my Puma bag?

 

:nike-small: SQ 460, 10.5*, Aldila NV 65-S /  :wilson_staff_small: Triton DVD, 10.5*, Aldila Rouge Silver 60-S

:adams-small: Ovation 15*, Aldila Ovation S

 Tour Edge CB4 Tour 16.5*, Aldila RIP 70-S

:cobra-small: F7 ONE 5-S, UST Recoil 680 F4 in 5 iron, KBS Tour R+ in rest

:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour 60*

:nickent-small: Pipe

 

Go Orange!

 

 

 

 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:32 PM

I've said forever that one day somebody will place a chip in a ball. Looks like that day is going to arrive in 2018.

We'll see.

 

Next will be a technology to record data directly from the face of the club. It's coming.

 

Will we also one day see a direct link between ball and club?

I'd bet on it.


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                                                                               TM SLDR 14° D, TWGT 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                Edel Willimette w/SuperStroke Slim

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:37 PM

I've said forever that one day somebody will place a chip in a ball. Looks like that day is going to arrive in 2018.
We'll see.

Next will be a technology to record data directly from the face of the club. It's coming.

Will we also one day see a direct link between ball and club?
I'd bet on it.

Next leap? Controlling the flight with a button on your grip. The future is now!
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Serious question though, is the Genius that $50 ball I've heard about or has Oncore found a way to make the chipped ball cheaper?


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What's in the bag?

 

Driver: Titleist 915 D3 (Aldila Rogue Silver X)

Wood: Ping i25 (stock x-flex)

Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC (+.5" / up 2* / stiff / mid grip)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52,56,60

Putter: STX SS6

Cart: Cliqgear 3.5+ (walk almost every round)

 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:01 PM

I may have to try these out. Very cool story and if the science works could be a nice ball.


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Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 CB Tour 50*

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