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I'm a Snell guy. I was chosen a few years ago to test the MTB when it first came to market and stuck with it because I like the feel and the spin on the green.

 

I have migrated to the MTB Red because yellow, but hitting it side by side with the original MTB, I'll be going to the MTB Black when I run out of the yellows. I can't see me changing from Snell any time in the future.

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: TBA
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
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Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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I think it's a huge mistake for a serious golfer to not play the same ball in season.   Doesn't really matter which one - pick one, any one as long as it's the same. There are subtle differences be

I recommend you try both of these. I think you'll be quite impressed.   https://www.mggolf.com/golf-balls/#C4   https://www.snellgolf.com/collections/all   The longer you stick around here the m

Snell Black! Love the feel and consistency. Similar to the ProV1. Tried the Snell Red and though I enjoyed the added spin, it was inconsistent with distances and poor in the wind, and felt heavy.

Like I've said many times before here in the forum; I play several balls off and on. I have two requirements. The ball must be white and have a urethane cover. The ones I typically rotate are Titleist PV, Snell MTB, MG Tour C4, Ksig, and Chrome Soft. Like the gentleman that started this topic - I can successfully play and score well with any of these balls. I recall many years ago doing through the exercise of testing several balls around the greens and evaluating the characteristics of each. My thinking at the time was that I might be able to find a ball that gives me slight edge or advantage and therefore carding lower scores. It didn't work out that way really. I found all of the top balls I tested performed pretty much equally well. I'm not a high spin* player with my wedges.

 

I also most definitely recall after buying new wedges how all of these balls performed. This may sound counter intuitive to most but I actually prefer my wedges to be worn a bit and here's why. I like to play chips and pitches lower to the ground and run-out. When my wedges were brand new I remember getting aggravated at times as a shot landed on the green and bit hard. Little run-out/release and it would cost me. Didn't matter which ball I was playing. They each did the same thing. My new wedges at the time were aggressively gripping the cover and creating too much spin for my liking. A lot of the guys I regularly play with thought it was impressive how I was able to stop the ball. But not to me. I was having to adjust and relearn my normal technique to allow for the added spin my wedges produced.

 

Lately I've been playing the Ksig and consistently carding some of my lowest rounds this season. (2-3 over). My wedges are three years old and perform great from all distances. Is it the ball, the wedges, or the player?

I'll eliminate the ball. They're all good and perform equally well IMO.

 

You've included a couple of balls I've never heard of or even found; MG and Snell. I've just recently seen the Kirkland brand and hearing folks say they like them.  Some probably are wondering "jeez, where has this fixyurdivot guy been lately - does he live in Montana or something?"  :lol:  

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You've included a couple of balls I've never heard of or even found; MG and Snell. I've just recently seen the Kirkland brand and hearing folks say they like them.  Some probably are wondering "jeez, where has this fixyurdivot guy been lately - does he live in Montana or something?"  :lol:  

 

I recommend you try both of these. I think you'll be quite impressed.

 

https://www.mggolf.com/golf-balls/#C4

 

https://www.snellgolf.com/collections/all

 

The longer you stick around here the more you'll learn and find out.  :)

 

Have a great 4th!

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I recently bought a trial pack from both ViceGolf and Cutgolf.  I tested the Vice balls and on the 3 and 4 piece balls couldn't tell the difference between them and a ProV1.  Great results.  I am still working my way through the Cut Golf trial pack, so the results are still pending,  I started with their Surlyn 2 piece and found that it is pretty long off the tee, but I will probably be happier with the results of the urethane 3 and 4 piece balls that are essentially knock offs of the ProV1(x) for half the price.

 

I also have a buddy who continues to play Snell yellow 2-piece balls and swears by them and won't play anything else.

 

I've played the MGGolf C4 ball, which is advertised as a ProV1 3-piece knock off, and I found that the durability on that ball was lacking.  I'd play it for 9 holes and I'd need to toss it as the cover was pretty much shot.

 

Obviously the only reason really to want to play Vice Golf or Cut Golf balls is the price.  If you can purchase a dozen balls for half the price of a Titleist or other national name brand, then why would you if the performance is the same or comparable?

 

My golf ball situation honestly is complicated at the moment, as once I complete testing the Cut Golf balls, I have about 8 dozen Srixon balls in my house.  I found a deal for $20 a dozen on their Z-Star ball, which is essentially just like a ProV1.  I also have 4 dozen Q-Star that I purchased late last year on a sale that I have yet to even open up.

 

So I guess to sum it up, my golf ball selections are based on price and value.  But ultimately when I am done with this madness I'll self evaluate and see if something really stands out to me that warrants being faithful to one brand.  With that in mind, I was playing lights out with the Vice Golf test pack, and then I played Srixon Z-Star in a tournament and played like crap.  So if I keep playing like crap with Srixon I won't be able to go through 8 dozen of their balls fast enough to get back to the ball I was playing lights out with.  Unfortunately if it really was that easy to blame the ball, we'd all be on the PGA Tour.

 

All of this said, I do find Bubba Watson's year of trial and tribulation, playing the Volvik ball telling.  He sucked so bad with that ball, and then switched back to Titleist and all of a sudden he's back at playing his best?  That's more than coincidence if you ask me.  But perhaps maybe something mental for Bubba.  But in my lifetime I've never seen a pro be so dramatically affected by what particular golf ball they were playing.

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I stick with the $20.00/dz and under balls that are considered decent. This year my goal was to play a variety to figure out which will be my regular gamer. So I have a mix of K-Sig 3 and 4 piece, OnCore Avant and Caliber, Cut, Snell, Srixon SoftFeel and the Top Flite The Bomb. The Snell Get Sum is a really nice budget ball.

 

By the time I use up my current stock it'll be 2019 and I'll probably choose one brand to stick with at that time.

 

 

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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

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge w/Rotex shaft
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Love the TM TP5, but much of that is due to the piercing flight of the ball bc I hit everything quite high.

 

 

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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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You've included a couple of balls I've never heard of or even found; MG and Snell. I've just recently seen the Kirkland brand and hearing folks say they like them. Some probably are wondering "jeez, where has this fixyurdivot guy been lately - does he live in Montana or something?" :lol:

No, if we're honest we've all been there and done that.

 

@Plaid this is why you should chip with 8 or 9 iron - spin is no longer a factor. If I need spin it's the 52 or more- no spin - 8 iron.

 

 

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Speaking of Golf balls, I commented on Vice Golf's Facebook post a while back. Basically saying that the marketing is a fib, they are not cheaper than others unless you buy 5 dozen to get the discounted price, they replied with something that I hadn't thought about. They asked about sharing the cost, so you buy the 5 dozen and split the cost with a friend so you both get 2.5 or 2 and 3. That's a great option, so sometime this season I will get their trial pack, and if I like them, I could see doing the split cost with a friend or family member.

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Speaking of Golf balls, I commented on Vice Golf's Facebook post a while back. Basically saying that the marketing is a fib, they are not cheaper than others unless you buy 5 dozen to get the discounted price, they replied with something that I hadn't thought about. They asked about sharing the cost, so you buy the 5 dozen and split the cost with a friend so you both get 2.5 or 2 and 3. That's a great option, so sometime this season I will get their trial pack, and if I like them, I could see doing the split cost with a friend or family member.

That's the only thing that really bugs me, but I'll probably end up doing the same thing in a couple months. Hopefully I can talk my buddy into chipping in half the cost.

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I always use to be Pro V1 but since I was fitted for a new driver in December and the fitters comment that I would get better distance I have changed to the x class of ball and if I buy any it is Chrome Soft X. Which I'm sure give me more distance than the Pro V1. 

 

Saying that I play a lot of practise rounds and for these I would tend to use what I have in my bag but I tend to limit what I carry to dual core ionomer type balls or similar (e.g. Srixon AD333, Callaway Supersoft, NXT). If I find Top Flite, Ultras and the like I will just leave in the fairway for someone to pick up.

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My honest answer is "the ones I find on the course".  The collection in my bag is truly diverse.  My only restrictions are no high-vis yellow, orange, etc.  When I find those, I give them away or leave for the next guy. Reading some of the other threads on the forum, it seems many are really into playing a certain ball or perhaps a couple.  I've been playing this game for over 50 years and quite frankly I've never really noticed a difference in performance between various balls - and I'm talking the top brand names and model.

 

By and large I have a mix of Titleist , Bridgestone, Srixon, TaylorMade, and Callaway.  I just pick one out of the cache and play - giving no thought to its particular performance/ characteristic.  Am I unique in this regard?  

 

What is your preferred ball or balls and why?  Do you favor certain ones for certain conditions?  Is there really that big a difference between the $19.99 and $39.99/dozen?

I was "fitted" into the Bridgestone E6 Softs and have played those pretty exclusively since I started late last season. Like many have stated here already, I picked one and stuck with it in order to have a constant I could control. Earlier this season, MGS gave me the opportunity to test the Snell MTB Reds and my eyes were opened up on the fact that all golf balls, though generally round and dimpled, were not all the same. Use the link below to view all of the reviews done for the Snell's.

 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/22972-official-forum-member-review-snell-mtb-black-red/

 

During testing, I also purchased a box of the MTB Black and they seemed to suit me better than the Reds and gave me better performance over-all. I am just about out of E6's so I ordered 6-dozen of the Blacks that expect to see shortly. A normal dozen from tham is only around $32/doz with free ship and no tax. By ordering them in this 6-pk, they are only $27 and change per/doz, free ship and no tax. Easy, inexpensive premium balls and I didn't have to go to the store to get them either.

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3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
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Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
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Found a 1-hit-wonder Callaway Chrome Soft recently and it seemed to fit my game pretty decent so I decided to pick up a box to give it more of a run to see how good it really is

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3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (13.5) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

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Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

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Glove:  Under Armour Strikeskin Tour

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I don't think I ever tried the 2017/18 Pro V1x when they came out....

 

Picked up a sleeve today, and I have a new best friend.

 

I will be doing a review for the official ball testing thread in the near future. Amazing little orb they are.

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Snell Black! Love the feel and consistency. Similar to the ProV1. Tried the Snell Red and though I enjoyed the added spin, it was inconsistent with distances and poor in the wind, and felt heavy. Also enjoyed the Srixon Q Star Tour.

 

 

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Snell Black! Love the feel and consistency. Similar to the ProV1. Tried the Snell Red and though I enjoyed the added spin, it was inconsistent with distances and poor in the wind, and felt heavy. Also enjoyed the Srixon Q Star Tour.

 

 

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It's been so long since I've purchased any golf ball, it's like a whole new market to me.  Several mfg.s added here that I've never heard of.  One of the guys I play with in Yuma loves Srixon balls and, when I find one, will trade me other top name balls for it.

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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

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge w/Rotex shaft
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For the first time i managed to play 14 holes with the same ball.... that´s what made me fall in love with the TM TP5.

Ive been all about chrome soft x until i tried TP5x. I'm glad I did. More distance and feels lighter off the face. It doesn't check on the green as fast as the CSX but I do like the way it rolls.

 

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I was doing a little info searching on some balls in my bag and came across this site.  It looks to cover most of the most popular balls currently in production.  Nike appears to own the bragging rights for "most dimples".  It is also interesting how many of the balls are "designed" for the mid handicap players. A mere coincidence with the bell curve... nah.  :)

 

 

The "view details" provides a complete summary. Thought others might find it handy. 

 

https://golf-info-guide.com/golf-tips/equipment-choices/golf-ball-dimples/

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:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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