Jump to content
hckymeyer

2018 Official Forum Member Review - Snell MTB Black & Red

Recommended Posts

Thanks, I wasn't overwhelmed, maybe the Black?

Had a “fun time” with the post. Computer & Tablet went to the big electronics junkyard in the sky. Just bought a Chromebook and “we” had a wrestling match. Chromebook won!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

 

 

Good for you!  That Chromebook should be the ticket!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've played the Red in the wind and haven't had any issues. Two extra clubs, ball slight back in stance, and a 3/4 shot. I've hit many that just stopped dead in its tracks next to the pin. And i have played in 20-30 mph winds down here on the beach. Found it very controllable IMHO. For those that can't flight the ball down, I can see why that might be an issue

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've played the Red in the wind and haven't had any issues. Two extra clubs, ball slight back in stance, and a 3/4 shot. I've hit many that just stopped dead in its tracks next to the pin. And i have played in 20-30 mph winds down here on the beach. Found it very controllable IMHO. For those that can't flight the ball down, I can see why that might be an issue

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

See what you mean. Red had a problem for me but the Chromesoft didn't. Too slow a swing speed, dimple pattern?

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Second Stage up.

Now I can read the other Stage 2's. Didn't want to be influenced in any way.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Nice job, Rick! Wind isn't too much of a concern up here, but I'll pay attention if/when it kicks up (assuming I haven't lost them all yet ).

 

Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job, Rick! Wind isn't too much of a concern up here, but I'll pay attention if/when it kicks up (assuming I haven't lost them all yet ).

 

Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk

Thanks, sometime this summer I'll grab some blacks and see how they react. Wind has been a “bear” this year, even this morning.

I gave a few guys (all seniors also) and I want their input.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stage 2 {5/20/18}

 

Snell MTB RED

Rickp

 

Hi Spies! Thanks again to MGS and Snell Golf for the opportunity that they gave us.

 

I subjected this ball to everything I could give it, with rounds on Executive 9 & 18 hole Championship courses. On Exec courses I played 150 to 100 yard tees to try and give the “Red” a chance to live up to its short game billing. With Rangers consent, I played 2 balls: the Red vs current gamers ProV1 & Chrome Soft.

 

Exec 9:

Snell recommended testing the Red from 150 yards in to run it thru it's “spin” paces, OK no problem. I found the Red to give me good height with the short irons (7 - gap) and the ball stopped with little roll so I can aim and shoot at the flag. It felt really good, crisp in fact. I could not tell the difference between my current gamer (ProV1) and the Red. There's a big difference between the Chrome Soft, as its name implies, it's softer. Distance of the Red in clear conditions is equal to ProV1, but Chrome Soft has about a 3-5 yard advantage.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_2119.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Championship 18 hole:

Things were a bit different on a “Big Boy” track. I tried to measure driver distance Red vs ProV1 but can't measure that close, drives were that similar. I have to enter this comment, I hit a Red 259 yards. I've not hit a ball that far in over 6 years, from what I saw there were no outside influences, just lucky? Maybe. I'm not a very long hitter but nonetheless this ball is as long as ProV1 and feels good off the driver. I felt that due to a little more height off the driver it created a few yards more carry. Of course this is subjective as all shots were on course.

 

Playability; Score 15 out of 25

 

 

attachicon.gif86518515-09CC-4ABC-A71A-D9808225B02E.jpg

 

Putting & Chipping:

As soon as the balls were delivered I was off and running to the nearest practice putting/chipping greens. Feel, they felt quite good, similar to ProV1, slightly crisper but not by much. Sound, never really paid attention to the sound of a ball but it definitely wasn't a “rock flight”.

I also gave them a blind putting and chipping test. I could not tell the difference between the ProV1 and the Red! Obviously the Chrome Soft has an entirely different feel around the green.

 

Score: 20 of 25

 

 

attachicon.gifIMG_2236.jpg

 

attachicon.gifIMG_2234.JPG

 

 

attachicon.gifIMG_2237.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

On Course Performance:

Distance; same maybe and I mean just maybe a slight increase with the Red in perfect conditions. There was a big problem, windy conditions. The Red did not like Florida gusty winds. When compared to my other gamers the Red was much shorter. A bit disappointing.

 

Ball flight; flight is high which is fine for me. I have a natural low ball flight so this was definitely a great feature for me.

 

Consistency; I'm not a consistent player so best I can tell ball is better than me and same as current balls used.

 

Feel; Good, same nice feel as ProV1. Nice click off putter and wedge. Never felt like it was a “different” ball.

 

Carry & Roll; I was able to go at the pin with short irons and wedges, checked up nicely with predictable roll.

 

Durability; out of the box ball looks good, nice graphics and as good looking as any high end ball. After 44 holes with the first ball I used it still looked new. I was planning on retiring it and taking a pic after 45 but it decided to take a swim. Of course I didn't hit any trees, cart paths or fellow golfers which helps.

 

Score: 20 of 25

 

Game Bag, Shag Bag:

I have an inventory now (according to SWMBO) so it will be a while before i purchase anymore balls (right). It has everything I want distance, durability, high ball flight and spin to keep it under control around the green. My concern with the Red is windy conditions as FL is always windy and this may be a game breaker.

 

Score 15 out of 25

 

 

 

Conclusion/Final Score:

I like everything about this ball except it's performance in wind. I'm in my 70's with a slower swing speed which may be a factor. This is a good ball at a competitive price and in my humble opinion almost as good as Pro V1. However I cannot compare it wit the Chrome Soft (except distance) as it is a different ball for different players.

I believe this will be a hit with ProV1 followers who want a more wallet friendly alternative. The Red does not discolor,it stayed bright white. Will I purchase this ball? Maybe if I'm looking to replace ProV1, but I don't think it knocked the Chrome Soft out of the bag.

Thanks again for the opportunity!!

 

 

Final Score: 70 out of 100

well done

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job on the reviews everyone. Makes me want to give the reds a try some time soon.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job on the reviews everyone. Makes me want to give the reds a try some time soon.

They're worth a try.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, sometime this summer I'll grab some blacks and see how they react. Wind has been a “bear” this year, even this morning.

I gave a few guys (all seniors also) and I want their input.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Blacks didn't seem affected by the wind much, if at all for me

 

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're worth a try.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

 

Rick and others who have had a problem with the wind. Are you noticing the ball ballooning in the wind, or just a noticeable/significant drop in distance?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alright my Stage 2 is finally up! Hopefully it helps everyone out and don't hesitate to ask away with your questions!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blacks didn't seem affected by the wind much, if at all for me

 

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Wind effect was minimal for me. If it happened it was off the driver but often still better than most balls out there in the wind

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rick and others who have had a problem with the wind. Are you noticing the ball ballooning in the wind, or just a noticeable/significant drop in distance?

I saw a bit of ballooning on a few of my shots. My best guess is that I was getting too much spin off of driver.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rick and others who have had a problem with the wind. Are you noticing the ball ballooning in the wind, or just a noticeable/significant drop in distance?

Ballooning, I hit the Red's higher than other balls that could be part of the problem. Also my sub 90 swing speed isn't exactly blistering the ball either. I'm going to give the Blacks a try.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw a bit of ballooning on a few of my shots. My best guess is that I was getting too much spin off of driver.

 

This is a dumb question, were you noticing the same adverse wind effects with your irons?

 

Ballooning, I hit the Red's higher than other balls that could be part of the problem. Also my sub 90 swing speed isn't exactly blistering the ball either. I'm going to give the Blacks a try.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

 

That's interesting to hear.  Did you notice a lot of right &  left movement in a crosswind?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a dumb question, were you noticing the same adverse wind effects with your irons?

 

 

That's interesting to hear. Did you notice a lot of right & left movement in a crosswind?

Yes, ball was definitely affected. We've had an usually windy late winter early spring.

Noticeable driver, 6-Gap. Don't hit hybrid good enough to notice anything.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a dumb question, were you noticing the same adverse wind effects with your irons?

 

Not a dumb question at all. With Irons, I did not see that effect. It was certainly noticeable with driver mainly...my "old" driver, now retired and replaced btw... :rolleyes:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The red hung up in the wind for me, especially off the irons. Was losing a full club, sometimes more, compared to the TP5x

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The red hung up in the wind for me, especially off the irons. Was losing a full club, sometimes more, compared to the TP5x

 

I would say a full club is certainly enough to grab your attention  :blink: 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Daily Deals

  • Sponsors

  • Our Sponsors

     
     
     

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      82,024
    • Most Online
      2,247

    Newest Member
    Rileyhwl
    Joined
  • Similar Content

    • By Rodilroy
      Hello there!
      Since there aren’t near ranges where I live and courses memberships and fees are expensive, I have searched for alternatives.
      Found the famous Birdie balls and the Almost Golf Balls and yesterday I came across this new ball: Sci-Core practice ball: here’s a link to a video of them: https://youtu.be/sjVC1mCJEF4
      I have to admit they look good at least. They seem to be similar to the Almost Golf Balls.
      Has anyone from this forum tried them? Would love to see your reviews and experiences
    • By ncwoz
      All this talk of the MGS Hard Rock Challenge and the ball test recently has me thinking about the hardware...
      I know I *should* be gaming one model, and probably one I'm fit for at that. But the cheapskate in me just can't pass up on a free wayward ball, looking for a home. Nor can I bring myself to just toss the 24 pack of two piecers I walked away from Christmas with.
      So my question is this - what do you do with the random balls you might come across one way or another? Do you keep em all? Hit them into the woods? Do you have a threshold of quality that determines if it's a keeper or a leaver?
    • By cynogriffin
      This is a thread for those who are interested in reading or sharing golf ball comparisons! 
      Personally, I am in the stage of personal ball testing to try to find my next gamer for the next season or two. As such, I have been and am in the process of testing a variety of premium golf balls to see which fits my game and personal preferences. My posts in this site will be coming from off my new website (linked here for those who might want to check it out: https://griffinc6.wixsite.com/golfreviews) and will be in the form of a head to head matchup between two of the balls I am considering. During my tests, I will be taking two different models to the course and playing 9 holes with each in the same round, same day, and same conditions. In my posts, there won't be much in the way of technical data other than distance (measured via Shot Scope) but will rather be how I experienced the balls in terms of distance, spin, flight characteristics, performance and fell around the green, putting, quality, durability, and consistency. Once again, for my posts here, these are by no means a scientific test, but rather what I prefer, what I see, and how the balls perform for me. Therefore whatever performs for me might not translate to your game or your experiences with these products. I also invite everyone to post your own comparisons, head-to-heads, and reviews here as well!
      Now that that is out of the way, let the discussion begin!
    • By Golfspy_CG2
      Testers Wanted (10)
      Fresh off it's stellar performance in the MyGolfSpy 2019 Golf Ball Buyers Guide (Read it Here) the newly released Snell MTB-X is taking the golf ball world by storm.  Within two days of the study the ball was sold out on Snell's website. So what's all the fuss about, can a $32 (Less if you buy in quantity) ball  really perform as well as some of the "Big Boy" balls?  Well that's what we want you to determine for yourself.  
      Ten members will be selected to receive, test and keep a dozen Snell MTB-X balls (your choice of White or Yellow) then report back on the forum your experience and thoughts of the ball 

       
      The new 2019 Snell MTB-X is a 3-piece tour ball designed for lower driver spin, higher ball speeds, reducing “ballooning” with irons and providing excellent feel around the greens. 
      How To Apply
      Open to U.S. and Canada Residents
      Important Steps Please Follow All Them Exactly
      *DO NOT quote this post in your application post!
      Your First Name City of Residence 
      Swing Speed
      Current Primary Ball
      Tell us of any previous experience with Snell Golf Balls...It's OK if you don"t have any.
      Note: Participating and completing this testing, will not eliminate you from other testings to come in 2019
      Testers will be selected sometime next week. 
       
      Your attention please.... after much deliberation and analysis we have come up with our list of 10 lucky spies who will be giving these balls a thorough test.
      join me in congratulating these 10(!) spies who will be testing the MTB-X ball:
      @Wedgie
      @newballcoach
      @GC70
      @DaveP043
      @Shankster
      @tehuti
      @KevinE
      @josmi15
      @gchester33
      @Brjpool
       
      See the link below for more fun info!
      https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/31623-testers-announced-snell-mtb-x-golf-balls/?do=findComment&comment=541591
       
  • Recent Topics

  • Latest from the Blog

  • Happy Birthday Today!

×
×
  • Create New...