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The old school ones I remember being so great in many areas but awful in another were Maxfli Revolution. I loved the performance of those back in the day, but you took them out and the covers turned an awful brown colour almost immediately.


:cobra-small:            Cobra F9 10.5° (Hzrdus Yellow X)

:srixon-small:                     H85 16° and 19° (Hzrdus Black 85 6.0)

:mizuno-small:                    MP20 MMC 4-PW (KBS $ Taper 120S)

:mizuno-small:                    T20 51°, 8° (KBS $ Taper 120S)

:mizuno-small:                    T20 55°, 9° (KBS $ Taper 120S)

:mizuno-small:                    T20 59°, 9° (KBS $ Taper 120S)

:yes-small:                         Tracy 33"

:bridgestone-small:      Tour BX

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I think the worst ball in recent memory is any of the Volvics ----- Some how I ended up with a dozen---- Worst hitting ball I ever played. Even feel hard off a metal driver. To make matters worse they feel just as hard off a Mizuno or Miura iron. Range balls hit better. 

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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I nominate the Titleist DT Trusoft.  Short lived for a reason.  I played one box of these and they had zero ability to hold a green.  

Also played a box of Callaway Warbirds once.  Should've put them down when I had trouble getting them to scan at the self check out.  Turns out they had a Japanese barcode and a barcode for the rest of the world.  

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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If it weren't for the purchase requirement of this thread, I would say range balls win.  True boulders.

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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But great for using as water balls to go over a stream, pond etc. Find lots on the course. many courses here are using really good range balls and not painted that dark yellow more just regular yellow balls.

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On 6/29/2018 at 10:21 AM, KevinJ said:

Mojo and half of all the Nike balls they made, along with most Top Flights unless you like hitting a rock

 

Have used Nike and Topflite like them. Wilson Ultra's are hard but long.

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On 4/19/2020 at 5:15 AM, BIG STU said:

I think the worst ball in recent memory is any of the Volvics ----- Some how I ended up with a dozen---- Worst hitting ball I ever played. Even feel hard off a metal driver. To make matters worse they feel just as hard off a Mizuno or Miura iron. Range balls hit better. 

Which Volvik's did you play?


:mizuno-small: ST 200 9.5°, Fujikura Pro XLR8 61 X

:taylormade-small: M1 2017 3w 15°, Fujikura Pro XLR8 71 Tour-X

:srixon-small: Z H85 3h 19°, Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 8.8 HB X

:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4i, KBS Tour 130X

:wilson_staff_small: Model Blades 5-PW, KBS Tour 130X

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08F, 54.14F, 58.08M, KBS Tour 130X

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Fetch 34"

:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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I nominate the Titleist DT Trusoft.  Short lived for a reason.  I played one box of these and they had zero ability to hold a green.  
Also played a box of Callaway Warbirds once.  Should've put them down when I had trouble getting them to scan at the self check out.  Turns out they had a Japanese barcode and a barcode for the rest of the world.  
I've sworn for awhile Warbirds are just Top Flite with a Callaway logo.

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1 hour ago, adamflowers said:

Which Volvik's did you play?

Do not remember the specific model but they had an off white finish

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

20* Hybrid Adams Boxer Ozik Matrix R shaft

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Macgregor LRA 56* S-400

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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Do not remember the specific model but they had an off white finish

I haven't met a Volvik I liked.


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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I dont even pick up Top Flights or Pinnacles for any reason.. But I have a new contender........ Warrior Golf balls.. OMG , my Father in law got a putter and wedge from them and they sent him some balls. HOLY crap they make range balls feel decent,...These balls are pure junk. I was afraid to use my driver as I didn't want to smash the face in, that's how bad the felt..

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 WITB:

Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

 

 

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I bought two dozen of the Kirkland Signature 4-piece and never figured out what the hype was about. Not classifying as "worst" but any ball I play, don't like, and never will play again can be classified as "worst". Regarding the Top Flite, 25 years ago when the Oldsmobile was played at the Disney courses, I came into a few dozen Oldsmobile logo Top Flites (bequeathed from my  brother who would not play such a ball) and actually liked the ball. Don't remember the design of the ball but perhaps playing steel woods over titanium made the difference. Never found a Nike or Bridgestone ball I liked. My go to ball of choice is the ProV1x or the TP5.


:cobra-small: Fly Z+ Aldila  DVS

:macgregor-small: MT 3W Aldila DVS

:titelist-small: 915H3 Diamana

:benhogan-small: Apex Edge Pro Apex 4

:titelist-small: Vokey SM6 50F/54S/58S

:titelist-small: Cameron Studio Design #5

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

:skycaddie:

Bag Boy Chiller

Bag Boy Quad XL

 

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I haven't met a Volvik I liked.


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I’m w you and Stu w the Volvic, nasty feel.


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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This thread reminds me of a rather lovely review done in the early years of the GEA forum, by a forum member who went by Zensuit.  He tried the Strata Tour Ultimate, and was considerably underwhelmed.  He waxed poetic about his distaste for it, at one point saying he'd find hitting a Molitor off the parking lot asphalt more enjoyable than attempting to play this model Strata.

Ah, those were the days.

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Cobra Fly-Z+, Xcaliber Tour 7.5 TS, 44"; Cobra King LTD, HZRDUS Black 75, 6.5, 44.25"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"; TM Stage 2 Tour, SK Fiber Tour Trac 100 X, 42.5"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, DGS300; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram 1980 Tour Grinds, Dynamic S; 2-PW MacGregor Muirfield, Dynamic S; 1-PW Wilson Staff 78 Tour Blades, Dynamic S; 2-PW Ram TG-898, Nippon Super Peening Blue X
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, DGS300; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; Golden Ram TW276, DGS; Golden Ram TW282, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 56*, DGS
LW:  Maltby Design 60*, 1.05 sole, DGS; Maltby Design 60* 1.05 sole, NV105
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34", round no taper grip
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, or Kirkland Signature 3 pc, or TM TP5

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OneCore, feel ok but are so loud. They have been dumped in to my driving range ball bucket as I do not care if I loose them.

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Callaway Epic Flash 9 Degree

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion 3 wood 15 Degree

Callaway Epic Hybrid 18 Degree

Callaway Steelhead Pro 4-AW Irons

Cleveland 48 and 54 Degree Wedges Steel Shaft

Recoil Graphite Shafts in all Callaway Clubs

Callaway Big Bertha Putter - for when it is wet

La Jolla Putter with Flat Car Grip.

Preferred ball - Currently Costco Kirkland Performance 3 Piece but Seed 001 is preferred.

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I don't really not like a specific brand of balls. What I don't like are some of the new finishes that feels really "rubbery" or textured.

I had some red Project A from Taylormade and yellow Volviks and I didn't like the matte finishing on the balls.

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I gotta go with Pinnacle Gold....

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Driver:  :callaway-small: XR16 10.5* (set to 9.5*), MRC KuroKage TiNi Black, S-flex

3 wood:  :ping-small: G410, Alta 65 S-flex

Hybrids:  :ping-small: G400 19* & 22*, Alta CB 70 S-flex

Irons:  :mizuno-small: JPX-900, Proj X LZ 6.0

Wedges:  Maltby M-Series+ 54/10 & 58/8

Putter:  :bettinardi-small: HM2, 34"

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On 3/22/2018 at 5:05 PM, gaussman1 said:
On 3/22/2018 at 4:40 PM, DuncanFLA said:

I'm sure you have been there... some random shopping stop and you find them... some amazing looking golf balls at an unbelievable price - you buy them and are beyond excited to try them, only to find they amount to little more than hitting rocks with your club. LOL

 

So, what are the worst balls you have had the displeasure of playing?

 

 

 

I would have to place NITRO brand at the top of the list. Seems like a very hard ball, not enjoyable to hit. IMO!

 

 

 

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I vote for the original Titleist Professional. That piece of crap would get lumps under the cover in 3 holes. Probably the most expensive golf ball ever made in terms of golf shots per ball

Yes, that ball was a lump of garbage after 3 holes haha

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Hands down that Polara golf ball. The one that was suppose to fly straight. I could barely get it to fly period. Never forgot that. Used it in a tournament for a hole in one chance to win a car. I wanted that car. Didn't even hit the green. I digress. 😀 Think i donated the remaining ones to the driving range. 

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Back n the late 80s I played Cougar golf balls from Roger Dunn. I was just starting out and didn’t know any better. You know it’s bad when Top Flite XL is a step UP from your gamer.

Fast forward to 2018, and the worst ball I played recently was the Cut Red. Totally un- playable. I replaced one after two holes and never looked back. The rest of the Cut balls that I have tried are decent though.


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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
:tour-edge: Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
:tour-edge: HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact #3 putter

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