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Golf Ball Test Results...Pre-Reveal  

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  1. 1. Which brand do you think performs the best in MGS Golf Ball Test to be revealed Monday? (I have no idea what balls are being tested but this is my best bet)

    • Bridgestone (e6, e12, Tour B X, Tour B XS, Tour B RX)
      11
    • Callaway (Chrome Soft, Chrome Soft X, ERC Soft)
      1
    • Cut (Red, Green, Blue, Black, Brown, Mauve, Burgundy, Candy Apple, Cyan, Golden Rod)
      0
    • Maxfli (Tour, Tour x)
      0
    • Mizuno (RB Tour, RB Tour X)
      0
    • Snell (MTB Red, MTB Black, MTB X)
      11
    • Srixon (Q Star, Z Star, Z Star XV, LGBTQ Star)
      4
    • TaylorMade (TP5, TP5x, Project (a), Project (s))
      8
    • Titleist (Pro V1, Pro V1x, AVX, Tour Soft, Velocity, DT TruSoft)
      15
    • Vice (Drive, Pro, Pro Plus, Pro Soft)
      5
    • Volvik (I don't even know if they're in the test)
      0
    • Wilson (DUO Soft, DUO U, FG Tour)
      0
    • Other
      1

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On a quick read through, you can definately see some trends with individual balls, and even trends within brands as a whole. I'll have to look at the charts more in-depth later, but it is an extremely well done and well put together report by the folks at MGS! Lots of information to mull over. 

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Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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Glad to see I wasn't nuts in preferring a firmer feel in my balls.  

  All puns aside, gonna send the results to my player partners who swear softer is better.

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:taylormade-small: SIM /  M1 Hybrid

:titelist-small:  913 F 3W / 716 AP1 4-PW / Vokey Wedges / Pro V1

:cameron-small: Newport 2 Refinished

 

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An amazing report. Great job MGS!

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:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 9.5* (Ventus Black 6X) 45"

:taylormade-small:             M5 15* (Ventus Black 7x) 43"

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 18* (Tensei AV Blue 70 X)

:srixon-small:                     Z585 4-5 (KBS C Taper S)

:srixon-small:                     Z785 6-AW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 59 04 L   (KBS 610)

:bettinardi-1:                Studio Stock 28 Slotback 33.5"

:bridgestone-small:       Tour BX

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I was worried for a bit based on some of the charts, graphs, and highlighted observations, but the raw data more than confirmed to me that I'm perfectly okay with the 6 dozen Vice Pros I recently got in the mail!!! Obviously, the biggest concern would be manufacturing inconsistencies that could affect performance as indicated by MGS. But as also stated, performance variations from ball-to-ball of the same model is less problematic than the differences between different ball models. Brilliant work by MGS yet again! I should also note how completely fair and honest I think they were in their assessment. 

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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Now it's time to get the popcorn ready for the comments section!!! 😂

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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Deleted. Quote tags were messed up and I don't have time to fix at the moment.

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 96 mph

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Man... this page, data, and the way everything is put together is AMAZING! Well done guys, 10/10!

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In my Ogio Nimbus bag:

 :ping-small: G400 Max

 :callaway-small: Rogue

 :ping-small: i200 | 4-PW

:titelist-small: SM7 | 52-56-60

:EVNROLL: ER2

 

 

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What a great report!!!!!

Hmmm I've been complaining about my drives being short and coincidentally my ball didn't make it on the distance graph. Guess I'll be loading up with some new balls. 


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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Looks like the highly anticipated ball test has taken down the site! Probably the simultaneously best and worst indicator of good work.

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Driver: Callaway Rogue - Project X HZRDUS Yellow, 6.0, 63g

Fairway: Callaway Epic 3 wood, Rogue MAX stiff, 75g

4-6 Iron: Mizuno JPX-850 - Project X 5.5 

7-PW: Mizuno JPX-850 Forged - Project X 5.5

Wedges: Mizuno MP-T5 (50, 54), Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 60 ES

Putter: Odyssey Marxman, Currently tested and kept Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour Pro 140cc grip

 

 

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What a great report!!!!!

Hmmm I've been complaining about my drives being short and coincidentally my ball didn't make it on the distance graph. Guess I'll be loading up with some new balls. 


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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Now it's time to get the popcorn ready for the comments section!!! 


Don’t forget to save some for the Golf Digest article that will tell us all softer balls are faster.


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:taylormade-small: M5 10.5 Tensei CK Pro White 60

:ping-small: G30 5 Wood Tour 80

:titelist-small: 818 H1 23* Hybrid CK Blue

:titelist-small: AP2 714 5-GW C-Taper Lite

:vokey-small:  Slate Blue SM7 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.12D w/ Nippon Modus 125

 :EVNROLL: ER2B

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX9 HD Slope

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Duplicate again... come on phone!

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:taylormade-small: M5 10.5 Tensei CK Pro White 60

:ping-small: G30 5 Wood Tour 80

:titelist-small: 818 H1 23* Hybrid CK Blue

:titelist-small: AP2 714 5-GW C-Taper Lite

:vokey-small:  Slate Blue SM7 52.08F, 56.10S, 60.12D w/ Nippon Modus 125

 :EVNROLL: ER2B

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX9 HD Slope

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👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Well done, MGS! Thank you for aggregating all of the data this way and allowing us to fiddle with it to find out the information we are looking for. You can tell that quite a bit of thought and work went into this report.

Anyone shocked to see the Excellent rated crew?

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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2 minutes ago, palvord said:

Anyone shocked to see the Excellent rated crew?

Not really. One surprising takeaway is how similar Prov1 and Prov1X are. 

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:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 9.5* (Ventus Black 6X) 45"

:taylormade-small:             M5 15* (Ventus Black 7x) 43"

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 18* (Tensei AV Blue 70 X)

:srixon-small:                     Z585 4-5 (KBS C Taper S)

:srixon-small:                     Z785 6-AW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 59 04 L   (KBS 610)

:bettinardi-1:                Studio Stock 28 Slotback 33.5"

:bridgestone-small:       Tour BX

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If the mod's are reading this: 

Recommendation is that donor's get access to all test data ahead of time. I think this would be an additional incentive to build on the donor base. You guys are doing some great work at headquarters oh and of course the Mods in the field as well. 

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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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Just spent my lunch hour reading the data.  I guess it's safe to say Titleist didn't rise to the top of the golf ball market by paying players to play the ProV, but I imagine deep down, we already knew that.  It's a phenomenal product and has been for many years.

My question after reviewing the data, is it worth the additional $20 per box to play the Titleist over the Snell?

I will likely go over the results a few more times and put both into play before making a decision. 

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MGS did an excellent job on the golf ball test.  I was only briefly able to see the results on my iPhone and it had tons of great information.  Can't wait to spend some more time looking at the Tableau reports in more detail.  

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Driver - Callaway Rogue - Project X Evenflow blue 6.0

4 Wood - Callaway Rogue - Project X Evenflow blue 6.0

Hybrids - Titleist 818 H2 -  3 and 4 - Tensei CK Blue 70 stiff

Irons - Callaway Apex  CF 16 5-AW - True Temper XP 95 Steel Stiff

Wedges - Ping Glide 54 SS,58 ES

Putter - Edel e1 Torque balanced

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5.5 Index

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I'm focusing on shot area and standard deviations and it's mind boggling how consistent/inconsistent some balls are. I think it will take time to digest the info and pick a ball. Surprising to see the TP5 perform better in my metrics than the TP5x. The MTB-X is a beast off the tee but really inconsistent... The shot area for driver and 7 iron on high swing speed is concerning. And Srixon so wild off the tee yet you could throw a blanket over the shot area on the 7 iron. A real head scratcher


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  • Cobra F7+ 3W 14.5* w/ Hzrdus Black 75 6.5
  • Adams Pro DHy 18* w/ Hzrdus Black 85 6.5
  • Callaway X Forged 21* w/ Dynamic Gold X100
  • Mizuno 919 Forged 5-PW w/ Dynamic Gold X100
  • Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50*, 54* & 58* w/ AWT 2.0 
  • Evnroll ER6 (355g & 370g)
  • Bridgestone Tour B XS
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For those of you that have gone through the data - can you Unselect All? Tried doing it - but was unable so I had to click each one I didn't want data on. 

Of course when I tried going back in - the server wasn't responding. 

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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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4 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

For those of you that have gone through the data - can you Unselect All? Tried doing it - but was unable so I had to click each one I didn't want data on. 

Of course when I tried going back in - the server wasn't responding. 

I was able to do it. Just hit all box and that did it. I imagine with all the traffic the poor servers are working OT.

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:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 9.5* (Ventus Black 6X) 45"

:taylormade-small:             M5 15* (Ventus Black 7x) 43"

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 18* (Tensei AV Blue 70 X)

:srixon-small:                     Z585 4-5 (KBS C Taper S)

:srixon-small:                     Z785 6-AW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 59 04 L   (KBS 610)

:bettinardi-1:                Studio Stock 28 Slotback 33.5"

:bridgestone-small:       Tour BX

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