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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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24 minutes ago, Thin2win said:

I think you might be thinking compression, not compressing. What they found, and I believe are saying is that we all swing fast enough to compress a golf ball, regardless of its compression rating. But those balls with higher compression ratings tend to go further.  That would match you and your buddies findings with the Duo.  

Two different things, similar words 😃

I am talking both. Compression applies to the compressing if the ball. Softer compression balls make it easier to compress the ball on contact. While it’s hard to over compress a ball what I have seen is the lower compression balls perform worse than higher compression balls for higher ss players. And vice versa for slower swing speed players. One of the guys I played with regularly over the last 20+ years before his passing always played Prov1. He had a typical slice ball flight but it was also predicable and he played decent for the flight and lack of distance. When he switched to a star and chrome soft his spin reduced as did the amount of side spin.

  I have also seen the spin reduction benefit a player. A friend who is a high ss guy and a scratch golfer also happens to be a high spin player. The avx ball improved his spin and his launch characteristics. 

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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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Really amazing stuff here. I played the chrome soft x last year then switched to Bridgestone RX this year but this has opened my eyes and I ordered the Snell to put in play. It's crazy to think that some of my inconsistent distances and direction could potentially be related to the golf ball. I am sure most of it is my swing but very interesting. The information is presented so well and wow the team at My Golf Spy really did an amazing job as always.

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7 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I am talking both. Compression applies to the compressing if the ball. Softer compression balls make it easier to compress the ball on contact. While it’s hard to over compress a ball what I have seen is the lower compression balls perform worse than higher compression balls for higher ss players. And vice versa for slower swing speed players. One of the guys I played with regularly over the last 20+ years before his passing always played Prov1. He had a typical slice ball flight but it was also predicable and he played decent for the flight and lack of distance. When he switched to a star and chrome soft his spin reduced as did the amount of side spin.

Perhaps the performance variables have more to do with changes in spin rates than golf ball compression ratings.

9 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I have also seen the spin reduction benefit a player. A friend who is a high ss guy and a scratch golfer also happens to be a high spin player. The avx ball improved his spin and his launch characteristics. 

This would mirror what was stated in the blog about high speed/high spin players.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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1 minute ago, TR1PTIK said:

Perhaps the performance variables have more to do with changes in spin rates than golf ball compression ratings.

This would mirror what was stated in the blog about high speed/high spin players.

What I have seen and those I play with the several balls perform nearly identical. We have it different balls on the same hole in back to back swings and the balls end up in nearly the same spot. 

 

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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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1 minute ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

What I have seen and those I play with the several balls perform nearly identical. We have it different balls on the same hole in back to back swings and the balls end up in nearly the same spot. 

 

So then high speed or low speed, high compression or low compression, all balls perform the same. What was the point of your previous statements??? Are you looking for answers or just trying to disprove some portion of the test that you don't fully agree with? I'm confused at this point...

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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I am between the MTB-X and the Oncore Elixr.  The driver distance average is nearly 15 yards with the MTB-X at 289.35 v. 275.62.  What jumped out to me was the significance of the shot area.  MTB-X 1494 v. 758 on the Elixr...that’s a big gap.

This is a great basis for trying to determine a gamer.  The trial Elixr was a nice tease and I really liked playing that ball.  We’ll see...

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  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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Gonna test the new Z-star and MTB-X since they're both cheaper than TP5x, available in yellow, and should perform similarly at my SS (105ish).

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Driver: :titelist-small: TSi3 10* Ventus Red

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Modus 3 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1x

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3 minutes ago, bens197 said:

I am between the MTB-X and the Oncore Elixr.  The driver distance average is nearly 15 yards with the MTB-X at 289.35 v. 275.62.  What jumped out to me was the significance of the shot area.  MTB-X 1494 v. 758 on the Elixr...that’s a big gap.

This is a great basis for trying to determine a gamer.  The trial Elixr was a nice tease and I really liked playing that ball.  We’ll see...

Is a difference but not really that big of one, 9x9 yard area vice 13x13 yard. 2 yards on the margins should still be finding fairways. 

Both are very good numbers. 

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5° - Fujikura Pro

Utility:    :cobra-small: King Forged 20.5° Utility - Catalyst X

Irons:   image.png.cbfb2d938ea45d82004d9bdeb23cf643.pngD7 Forged GW-5i - Recoils

Wedges:   :Sub70:  JB 52° , 286 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

So then high speed or low speed, high compression or low compression, all balls perform the same. What was the point of your previous statements??? Are you looking for answers or just trying to disprove some portion of the test that you don't fully agree with? I'm confused at this point...

Personal experience doesn’t agree with portion(s) of the test. The way a person drives the club is going to affect how a ball performs as us swing speed. 

Lower compression balls in my experience perform better than higher compression balls for slower swing speeds and guys with higher spin rates. Vice versa for higher swing speeds and getting better performance from higher compression balls. 

That goes for both distance and dispersion. 

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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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Just got to look at the Summary......

Bad news....been playing the QStar Tour and DuoU which were rated Fair.

Good news...just bought 2 dozen Maxfli Tour, rated Very Good and 2 dozen Maxfli Tour X rated Good.

We will see if they were right over the next few months.

Thanks MGS Staff, as always you are amazing. [emoji6]


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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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It’s no wonder I can’t give up the V1x...

It wasn’t a figment of my imagination. It really is excellent.

Best golf ball guide I’ve seen to date. Who cares about the server issues. Worth the wait, and read.

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Not sure if I'm reading all the charts right but am I correct saying that based on the information provided that the Vice Pro is the "straightest"?

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PXG 0211 10.5*
Callaway Mavrik 21* 7W
Taylormade RSi1 5 Iron
Taylormade RSi2 6-PW
Taylormade PSI 50*
Callaway Jaws 54* C Grind
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Looks like I’ll continue with Z Stars, longish, excellent dispersion and in Australia, about $20/12 cheaper than Pro V1.
Great test by MGS, so much value for us everyday golfers.


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:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:titelist-small: TS2 7 Wood Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:cleveland-small: Zipcore Wedges 50,54,58 - Project X LZ 5.5
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
:srixon-small:  Z Star
:ping-small: Pioneer bag
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3 hours 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"?

Nope, i dont  think you will, unless you swing at 115 mph. Then you may consider it. 

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Is a difference but not really that big of one, 9x9 yard area vice 13x13 yard. 2 yards on the margins should still be finding fairways. 
Both are very good numbers. 


That makes good sense thanks [emoji4]


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  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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58 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Personal experience doesn’t agree with portion(s) of the test. The way a person drives the club is going to affect how a ball performs as us swing speed. 

Lower compression balls in my experience perform better than higher compression balls for slower swing speeds and guys with higher spin rates. Vice versa for higher swing speeds and getting better performance from higher compression balls. 

That goes for both distance and dispersion. 

Gotcha 😉

 

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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This was a really great read through with the data summarized nicely! Interesting to see Callaway not higher up in the ranks; just an observation no real data to back-it-up. 

If only I could follow the use one type of ball rule, currently floating between V1X (got a great deal) and the Bridgestone Tour BX

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Well freaking done MGS! Based on the findings I'm pretty comfortable with the MTB Black for now, but I may consider going with the TP5(X) next. 

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:ping-small: G425 LST 3W 14.5º | Fujikura Ventus Red 7S
:ping-small: G425 3H 19º | Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 8S
:srixon-small: Z785 4-PW | Project X LS 6.0
:cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Tour Rack 50
º Mid, 54º Mid and Full-Face 60º Mid | Project X LS 6.0
:EVNROLL: ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
:taylormade-small: 2019 TP5x

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Great...I was pretty well sold on stocking up on Snell MTB-X...now I should really test Bridgestone Tour BX.  ProV1 as a solid catch all if I get frustrated.

It figures that the longest is also the most offline - can't have everything I guess!

Not so concerned about a driver being 4 yards offline when most of the competition may be about 2 yards off....more concerning that a 7 iron is a similar offline distance to driver...that's getting a bit more significant for me.

Nice stats!

 

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