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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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  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[emoji2957]


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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:   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 Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 75R
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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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:   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 Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 75R
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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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: 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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... I tried to warn you amigo. [emoji6]

My wife always says I never listen! [emoji38]


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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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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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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:   :callaway-small:  Mac Daddy Forged 52° , 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

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

 

 

 

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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: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

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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  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • 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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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:   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 Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Limited 75R
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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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.

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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: 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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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, tony@CIC 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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