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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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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 select. I looked at the Pro V1x (current gamer) vs Snell MTB-X for comparison. They were very similar in the raw data outside of driver, but it seemed the ProV1x was more consistent.

Maybe once I get up to the 115mph after SuperSpeed training I’ll give them a shot.


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#COBRACONNECT CHALLENGE 4 ALUMNUS

:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver 10.5 - Ventus Blue 6x | :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-wood - Ventus Blue 8s | :cobra-small: Speedzone 4-Hybrid - KBS Proto 85s

:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - Nippon Modus 120x | :cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12C, 56.10V, 60.04W - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

:EVNROLL: ER2B | :titelist-small: Pro V1x | :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX9 Slope

 

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I don't know if many of you follow Tony (@GolfSpyT) on twitter but he's been blowing it up with the golf ball test. Needless to say, this test is going to really help in golf ball selection and prove

I’m glad I traveled to Dallas today. If my wife knew I spent the day looking at balls, reading about balls and talking to dudes about balls she’d leave me. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

A few more #finditxrayit Titleist Pro V1 Callaway Chrome Soft   Titleist Velocity Wilson Duo Soft Titleist Pro V1X   Found m

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Still inaccessible here. I saw the home page for a sec but the report wouldn't load.

I assume Golf Digest has created bots to click on this constantly to keep it down until they can find a Prof who will accept payment to disprove all the findings.

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:ping-small: G400 LST 8.5 Ping Tour 65 Stiff

:adams-small: Adams XTD Ti 18 deg 3Hy

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan PTx 22-46 

:benhogan-small: Ben Hogan TK15 50, 54, 58 deg wedges

:cameron-small: Futura 5.5

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Got in!!!  Amazing data MGS!!!  This was put together very well and was easy to read and understand.  I've been playing the Chrome Soft X...NOT ANY MORE!!!!  Time for a switch.  This is why I was waiting on buying new balls.  You guys do your job very well.  Thank you.

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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Same issues on my computer - showing that the site is unable to respond and load.  

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818H2 Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8X

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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... I am a little disappointed they did not use a 100mph swing speed. I think many more Am's swing at or near 100 than 115. They do allow some conversion when you combine 85 an 115 which is nice, but that is really just a guess. In the end, like all golf equipment, it isn't as easy as which ball is longest or which ball spins more. Many factors to interpret and a preliminary perusal shows many of the top tier balls are very competitive when you consider the trade offs of distance, spin, trajectory and dispersion. For instance the Maxfli Tour is almost 6 yards longer than the Tour X but it is also more than twice as bad for dispersion while spin, ball speed and launch angle are virtually identical. The angle of descent is steeper with the Tour but all the numbers are very similar so I not sure where the extra 6 yards or double the dispersion comes from. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Tensei Raw Blue 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 Cobra SZ 18.5* ... Even Flow 75R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
              Taylor Made RBZ Tour 21.5* ... Altus 85S
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 Vokey SM8 58* ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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7 minutes ago, ballplayer002003 said:

Got in!!!  Amazing data MGS!!!  This was put together very well and was easy to read and understand.  I've been playing the Chrome Soft X...NOT ANY MORE!!!!  Time for a switch.  This is why I was waiting on buying new balls.  You guys do your job very well.  Thank you.

I guess those water-logged Chrome Softs I got weren't that good a deal after all.  

I will reiterate potentially the most important point in the whole piece which is to play the same ball consistently to get the best results.  If you do switch away from Callaway, whether it be to Titleist, Snell, Bridgestone, etc. you should expect at least a 2-3 round adjustment period to get the feel/distances calibrated before you see improvements in score. 

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:honma: 💣Driver: Honma TR20 440 8.5° w/ Vizard FP-7X SHAFT - REVIEW POSTED 💣

:adams-small:3 Wood:  Adams TightLies Titanium 3+  - Shaft Bassara E55 x5ct

:taylormade-small:Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 2.  16.5°-  Stock Shaft- Stiff

image.png.5094bf65d200d3ff7ef5ed059993dfb4.png Irons: SUB70 639 CB 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 120 X-STIFF

:mizuno-small::cleveland-small:Wedges: GW: SUB70 Raw 48° Mizuno Mp series 52 SW: Cleveland RTX 2.0  56° LW: Mizuno JPX 900 60°

:odyssey-small:Putter: Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth- Superstroke Slim 3.0 grip

:taylormade-small:Bag: Taylormade FlexTech Lifestyle Carry bag- Houndstooth

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3 minutes ago, golfingbrock said:

I guess those water-logged Chrome Softs I got weren't that good a deal after all.  

I will reiterate potentially the most important point in the whole piece which is to play the same ball consistently to get the best results.  If you do switch away from Callaway, whether it be to Titleist, Snell, Bridgestone, etc. you should expect at least a 2-3 round adjustment period to get the feel/distances calibrated before you see improvements in score. 

Without a doubt!  You probably found a few of my Chrome Softs in the water.  haha.  I have never hit a Snell ball so I am hesitant there, I have hit Bridgestones and like them so maybe I game them this year.  

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

Oh snap. It loaded. Wayyy too much information to give you guys A “this ball won answer!” So I’ll stay #spoilerfree but that link will work at some point.

Just in time to read on my lunch break! 🙂


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I got a chance to look at it, too.  Agree completely with the "wayyy too much information to give you a winner" comment.  When I finally get a chance to really dig in, it'll take me forever to figure out what I want to do regarding golf balls.

As you would expect, it''s extremely well done.

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I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

My Bag:

:ping-small:  G400 Max

:ping-small:  G30 3W

:cobra-small: King S9-1 5W

:taylormade-small: Aeroburner 3 Rescue/Hybrid

:ping-small: G400  5-UW

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52* and 56*

:rife-putters-1: 2Bar Mallet

:ping-small: Traverse II Cart Bag

 

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17 minutes ago, juspoole said:

Same issues on my computer - showing that the site is unable to respond and load.  

same here, cant even glimpse the home page, thats been for over 2.5hrs now.

I have the patience of an impatient person from impatientville Idaho😂

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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I was able to take a quick look from my phone, but still no dice from my computer. Hoping to dive in once the onslaught of traffic has died down some. Based on what I saw though, I'm excited to dig into the data!

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:callaway-small: Epic Speed 💎💎💎 9º | Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S
:callaway-small: Epic Speed 3W 15º | Fujikura Ventus Red 7S
:callaway-small: Apex 21 3H 19º | Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 8S
:srixon-small: Z785 4-AW | Project X LS 6.0
:edel-golf-1: SMS 54
º T and 60º T | Project X LS 6.0
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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I find this kind of strange.  I have 3 favorite balls... in no particular order.

Snell MTB Black

Vice Pro

Bridgestone Tour B RX

And all 3 balls fell into the Good category in their Performance Chart.  Should I be looking for a ball better than "good"?

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oh boy the servers are running at max capacity - I can't even get the forum pages to reload. 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

: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: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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The ball possibly causing me to miss the fairway is certainly depressing...

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Driver:    :ping-small: i20 8.5*, Project X Blue, stiff

Fairway Woods:   :taylormade-small: r9 3W 15*, r9 5W 19* Fujikura Motore 70 stiff

Irons:    :ping-small: i210's 4-UW

Wedges:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 55* :callaway-small: MD3 Milled S Grind 60* 

Putter:    :ping-small: B60i Isopur

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5 minutes ago, perseveringgolfer said:

same here, cant even glimpse the home page, thats been for over 2.5hrs now.

I have the patience of an impatient person from impatientville Idaho😂

An impatient Scotsman?  Never!!  (My MacKinnon blood made me say that!)

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I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

My Bag:

:ping-small:  G400 Max

:ping-small:  G30 3W

:cobra-small: King S9-1 5W

:taylormade-small: Aeroburner 3 Rescue/Hybrid

:ping-small: G400  5-UW

:cleveland-small: RTX4 52* and 56*

:rife-putters-1: 2Bar Mallet

:ping-small: Traverse II Cart Bag

 

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What's really crazy is the difference is distances at the slower speeds!

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Driver:    :ping-small: i20 8.5*, Project X Blue, stiff

Fairway Woods:   :taylormade-small: r9 3W 15*, r9 5W 19* Fujikura Motore 70 stiff

Irons:    :ping-small: i210's 4-UW

Wedges:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 55* :callaway-small: MD3 Milled S Grind 60* 

Putter:    :ping-small: B60i Isopur

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5 minutes ago, jjfcpa said:

I find this kind of strange.  I have 3 favorite balls... in no particular order.

Snell MTB Black

Vice Pro

Bridgestone Tour B RX

And all 3 balls fell into the Good category in their Performance Chart.  Should I be looking for a ball better than "good"?

Personally I say yes. I loved the b330-rx and was fit into multiple times when Bridgestone did their in person fittings. The new version is not as good and lags behind both pro v balls and both tp5 balls.

the other two I have not played and I get the concept and people’s desire to play a lower cost tour level ball. If I was going that route I would play the oncore elixir.

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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3 minutes ago, wipierce said:

What's really crazy is the difference is distances at the slower speeds!

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Compression matters. Slower speeds don’t compress some tour level balls that well. 

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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This may be the reason I find myself jumping from one ball to another... Snell MTB Black one day, then Vice Pro the next, and then back to the Tour RX.  I'm a firm believer in playing one ball and one ball only.  Definitely need to pick one and stay with it.  At this point, it may be the Bridgestone Tour X or the Oncore Elixir.  The value choice would be the Elixir.

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What they should have done is suspended comments for the first couple days till everyone had a chance to digest the information.  This would have kept the traffic down so that some of us, me included, could at least view the information.  As it is, I have not been able to get to the website all day.  Disappointing to say the least.

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