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

And I will not share with mine! Let them do their own research while I take some money


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Guess I might have wasted my $20 on the dozen Cut Grey I purchased to try out!


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What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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No hiding I’m a Callaway loyalist! That being said this is eye opening on the surface. Time for a little experimentation of my own! Looks like I have a few to try.


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10 minutes ago, thomapa1 said:

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.

 

.... Since my drives can vary by 40 yds I am not gonna lose any sleep over one ball 4 yards offline compared to another. 🤪

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Atmos TS Blue 6s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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9 minutes ago, blackngold_blood said:

Guess I might have wasted my $20 on the dozen Cut Grey I purchased to try out!

 

... I tried to warn you amigo. 😉

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Atmos TS Blue 6s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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36 minutes ago, blackngold_blood said:

Guess I might have wasted my $20 on the dozen Cut Grey I purchased to try out!


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The guys at txg just did some cut ball testing.

With all the issues that the site experienced I haven’t had a chance to look at the data but I’m going to guess that what wasn’t tested was quality of strike. Golfers with exact same ss but with a different contact point and/or club delivery (aoa, path, face,etc) are going to see different results 

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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... I tried to warn you amigo. 

My wife always says I never listen!


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What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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8 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

The guys at txg just did some cut ball testing.

With all the issues that the site experienced I haven’t had a chance to look at the data but I’m going to guess that what wasn’t tested was quality of strike. Golfers with exact same ss but with a different contact point and/or club delivery (aoa, path, face,etc) are going to see different results 

They state in the test the exact reasons they chose to use a robot. It was to test consistency of the golf balls. 

Bringing other variables into play wouldn't help us understand how a golf ball performs 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* LST VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49F - 54S - 59D
Putter ?????
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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The guys at txg just did some cut ball testing.
With all the issues that the site experienced I haven’t had a chance to look at the data but I’m going to guess that what wasn’t tested was quality of strike. Golfers with exact same ss but with a different contact point and/or club delivery (aoa, path, face,etc) are going to see different results 

I haven’t had a chance to dive into all the data yet but being someone who has plenty of inconsistencies with their swing, I like the idea of knowing the ball will be consistent.


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What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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5 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

With all the issues that the site experienced I haven’t had a chance to look at the data but I’m going to guess that what wasn’t tested was quality of strike. Golfers with exact same ss but with a different contact point and/or club delivery (aoa, path, face,etc) are going to see different results 

The data set is pretty immense, and it really doesn't say there is a "best" ball. But I think it really does give us huge amounts of information to guide us towards a ball that will probably work best for us. 

Most of the data sets have a pretty identifiable line slope, and the balls all fall basically on that line. If you are looking for a lower spinning higher launching ball, it shows you which to look at, same for the lower launch more spin. Or if you like the numbers you have it gives you that center area. 

Just a huge amount of information. And I think everyone can come away from it with a different "winner". I have ordered a box of the MTB X and the Bridgestone Bx to test, as I liked how they looked, but man, someone else could see those two as being awful choices. 

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WITB:

Driver:   :ping-small: G400Max, 10.5° Fujikura Ventus 6s

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5°

Hybrids:    :cobra-small: F7 22°

Irons:    :ping-small:  i500°

             :Sub70:  639CB 30°, 36°, 42°

Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX2 50°

                :Sub70:  56°

Putter:   5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 69°lie, 4° loft, 32.75"

Bag:  image.png.c4a28378d422ec23cd8af0ec2e63b3d5.pngStitch SL1

Ball: :bridgestone-small: BXS

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

Testing:

image.png.cbfb2d938ea45d82004d9bdeb23cf643.pngD7 Forged Irons

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This is my favorite test MGS has done! Seriously I am still digesting and drilling through this data. But I recently picked up some TP5x and by the looks of this test they are exactly what I was trying to gain. A little higher launch with less spin!

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In my bag:

Driver: :honma: TR20 460 9.5* Vizard TR20 60X

Wood: :mizuno-small: ST200 TS Dimana D+PLUS Limited Edition 70X

Hybrids: :mizuno-small: CLK 19* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Irons: :honma: TW 747 Rose Proto 4-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :honma: TW-W4 52*, 56*, and 60*Modus Tour 125 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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I knew I shoulda went with my gut and ordered some MaxFli Tours....

Looks to have the same dimple pattern of the 2015 Wilson that I loved so much.

Who’da thought MaxFli would be a performer again?

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I knew I shoulda went with my gut and ordered some MaxFli Tours....

Looks to have the same dimple pattern of the 2015 Wilson that I loved so much.

Who’da thought MaxFli would be a performer again?


Maxfli was always a golfball company first. Nice to see them remain relevant.
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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • PING G 3W HZRDUS Yellow 75g 6.0
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Maltby TS1 4-G Nippon Modus3 120S
  • Maltby TSW 52 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Maltby TSW 58 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide 2020
  • Oncore Elixr

Currently testing the Ben Hogan PTx Combo irons https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/38486-2020-official-member-review-ben-hogan-icon-ptx-proicon-combo-irons/

 

 

Rochester, NY

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2 minutes ago, Shankster said:

I knew I shoulda went with my gut and ordered some MaxFli Tours....

Looks to have the same dimple pattern of the 2015 Wilson that I loved so much.

Who’da thought MaxFli would be a performer again?

 

... I don't wanna give myself blisters from patting myself on the back ... but I did. 😂  Started a thread about them and they are on sale again at 2 dozen for $50 thru 5/4! 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Atmos TS Blue 6s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 14.5* ... Atmos TS Blue 7s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 18*  ... HZRDUS Black 6.0 85 hy
Irons:    4-Gw Titleist T100-S ... Kuro Kage 105 Tini s-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Newport 2.5 at 33"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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I played ProV1 X for years. I still love them, but I decided to try the TP5X this year, because I liked the original TP5 so well. I honestly can't tell a difference. 

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Maxfli was always a golfball company first. Nice to see them remain relevant.


Agreed. I use to ply them.
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I wonder how many Chrome Soft Tour players are giving the hexagon dimples
the stink eye after reading these?



I’ve read through this a few times now. And I’m getting little golden nuggets each time.

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So I've been playing the Tour B RX, Vice Pro, and Snell MTB Black.  I'm probably in the slower swing speed arena at 71 years old.  I noted that Gary Player is now endorsing the Oncore Elixir and wondering if this might be a good ball to try since it appears to offer a few extra yards.  Just looking for some extra help interpreting the results that MGS provided to us in the charts.

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55 minutes ago, jlukes said:

They state in the test the exact reasons they chose to use a robot. It was to test consistency of the golf balls. 

Bringing other variables into play wouldn't help us understand how a golf ball performs 

I saw that and get that but the way a player hits the ball is going to have an impact on results that could be different than what’s in the test. It’s good info but imo not the end all be all to what ball performs better 

52 minutes ago, Thin2win said:

The data set is pretty immense, and it really doesn't say there is a "best" ball. But I think it really does give us huge amounts of information to guide us towards a ball that will probably work best for us. 

Most of the data sets have a pretty identifiable line slope, and the balls all fall basically on that line. If you are looking for a lower spinning higher launching ball, it shows you which to look at, same for the lower launch more spin. Or if you like the numbers you have it gives you that center area. 

Just a huge amount of information. And I think everyone can come away from it with a different "winner". I have ordered a box of the MTB X and the Bridgestone Bx to test, as I liked how they looked, but man, someone else could see those two as being awful choices. 

Agree it’s a good amount of info and helps show  what balls could perform but imo results are going to vary even at same ss because of contact/strike.

5 minutes ago, Shankster said:

I wonder how many Chrome Soft Tour players are giving the hexagon dimples
the stink eye after reading these?

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I’ve read through this a few times now. And I’m getting little golden nuggets each time.

Or are doubting the results because it doesn’t validate their choice. 


Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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7 hours ago, THEZIPR23 said:

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

The people at Titleist that I have spoken with openly say the characteristics of the two are closer now than they have ever been.  Butceqxh still maintains it's primary features. 

7 hours ago, [email protected] said:

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. 

Will pass it on. But I'm sure HQ will read it here as well. 

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:callaway-logo-1:  MAVRIK Sub Zero 9.0 Adilia MSI 60S

:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:callaway-logo-1: MAVRIK 5-A Nippon Modus 105 S 

:callaway-logo-1: MD5 Jaws 54.10 and 58.12 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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