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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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I'm really curious to see these results as well. After some videos on the TXG youtube, different golf balls have really peaked my interest. Mostly in the spin category with them testing and sometimes seeing up to 1200rpm spin difference in a 6 or 7 iron. 

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I am eager to see the blog post as well.  Got some teasers when I was at MGS; which I won't reveal here, but based on what I heard there will be some balls that will never end up in my bag.  

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One thing that I would like to know, and this is probably damn near impossible, is the deviation between one dozen of balls to another from the same manufacturer.

For instance would one dozen of Callaway Chromesoft balls perform better than another dozen Callaway Chromesoft due to tolerances in manufacturing.

I can imagine a core being placed off center in the ball by a few millimeters would cause the ball flight to be offline by more than a few yards.


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been wanting to see a MGS most wanted ball test for years, can't wait for this one

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This could be really good, or could be really bad. What happens if a very predominant ball is on the very low spectrum of the charts. Will people switch? If so, how much revenue will be lost by that ball company. This could be interesting. Even after the testing is complete, I still think that the variables to choosing a ball lie within the individual, questions like sound, ball flight, feel. I know I prefer less spin with the driver, but I want some spin around the green. That’s the ball that suits my game, so I will be interested to see the results and check to see which ball will have those characteristics. Assuming that data will be produced. 

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On 4/5/2019 at 5:02 PM, PMookie said:

Seeing these tweets and charts, it made me think of there have been times when I’ve played that a ball keeps going offline. I joke in my head by saying that the ball just WANTS to be lost. Well, seems as if there’s something to this!! Some DO want to be lost because they’re out-of-round!


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Silly me, I thought it was because of my habit of having a perpetually open clubface with my driver. 

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I can't wait til the testing is done so I can finally show my dad proof that him playing whatever ball he finds on the course vs consistently playing the same ball hurts his game. He always says "Im not good enough to care what I play"

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1 hour ago, Kor.A.Door said:

This could be really good, or could be really bad. What happens if a very predominant ball is on the very low spectrum of the charts. Will people switch? If so, how much revenue will be lost by that ball company. This could be interesting. Even after the testing is complete, I still think that the variables to choosing a ball lie within the individual, questions like sound, ball flight, feel. 

I agree and plan on using this as a starting point vs. being an ultimate pick. 

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I can't wait til the testing is done so I can finally show my dad proof that him playing whatever ball he finds on the course vs consistently playing the same ball hurts his game. He always says "Im not good enough to care what I play"

Won’t help. I limit myself to keeping found balls that are top tier from the various manufacturers and won’t change that approach no matter what is reported. I don’t personally find that much difference.

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I am curious to see what the differences are between the major OEM’s “tour type” higher dollar cost ball. My guess is there will be some differences, but overall the differences will be minor, but who knows, there may be some significant surprises in store for some folks who are brand loyal. 

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I am curious to see what the differences are between the major OEM’s “tour type” higher dollar cost ball. My guess is there will be some differences, but overall the differences will be minor, but who knows, there may be some significant surprises in store for some folks who are brand loyal. 

. Can’t wait to see the results and comments here.

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:


Won’t help. I limit myself to keeping found balls that are top tier from the various manufacturers and won’t change that approach no matter what is reported. I don’t personally find that much difference.

Thats different, he'll find a ball in the woods thats probably been in there for 5 months thats stained up and play that....

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2 hours ago, cnosil said:


Won’t help. I limit myself to keeping found balls that are top tier from the various manufacturers and won’t change that approach no matter what is reported. I don’t personally find that much difference.

It would make a difference to me if all I play were new balls. But I game lakeballs mainly, so I'm putting more variables into the equation that it won't even matter.

Still dying to know the results, though!

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Over the last year, I have gamed quite a few balls to help figure out what I wanted out of a ball. I haven't had the need to buy balls in a while because I tested the MTB Red, won a dozen AVX's, and was given a dozen Tour B RX's during the Bridgestone test. Depending on how my day is going, I never let myself lose more than a sleeve per round (once that happens, I dig in to the decent ones I have found during rounds). The only thing that really stands out to me is I LOVED the MTB Red's around the green and the AVX seemed like it was made for me (although I can't part with $48 /dozen). The Tour B RX is a nice all-around ball for me and right now I'm playing Elixers from the free sleeve.

What's the point? 

It's going to be interesting to see the results of this testing and where these balls (or their successors) end up on the chart. I can't always control my swing or what I am doing to a golf ball, but I also want to know that something weird isn't going to happen just because of natural manufacturing variation, so I'm going to want something with very tight dispersion with the robot hitting them, even it means losing some ball speed to get to an acceptable price point for the number of balls I still lose.

Every year I have the intention of doing as Tony suggests - picking a ball and sticking with it, but something always happens to derail my plans.

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I wish they'd hurry up and post the results so I can try out a couple different balls and then stock up the garage with the best one!

I've got the debit card burning up in my hand...someone take my money already! 

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I wish they'd hurry up and post the results so I can try out a couple different balls and then stock up the garage with the best one!


I'm with you, man. I'm due for a restock, but I'm gonna hold off until I see these results.
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One thing that I would like to know, and this is probably damn near impossible, is the deviation between one dozen of balls to another from the same manufacturer.

For instance would one dozen of Callaway Chromesoft balls perform better than another dozen Callaway Chromesoft due to tolerances in manufacturing.

I can imagine a core being placed off center in the ball by a few millimeters would cause the ball flight to be offline by more than a few yards.


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Or even one ball from another in the same dozen? I'm wondering if that's going to be the ultimate takeway, that there are good ones and bad ones in each box

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I have four dozen of brand new TP5X sitting in a bag as I wait for the ball test results! I’m digging into my collection of slightly worn balls to keep a supply in my bag at this point. I was thinking about my last two rounds using AVX and I missed some fairways that I didn’t with my higher spinning G400 Max, so I really think that from this aspect alone, I’m going to need a ball to give me more spin off the driver to be straighter. I just want to know if TP5X is the one I need.
Come ON!!!!!!!!


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On 4/7/2019 at 8:11 PM, palvord said:


I can imagine a core being placed off center in the ball by a few millimeters would cause the ball flight to be offline by more than a few yards.


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I like this idea. Having worked in manufacturing for a while now, it's definitely possible for some companies to lack the capability to ensure consistent performance. That said, the bigger names likely have this under control. For example, Titliest has been using radiography (x-ray) to verify core placement for nearly a century! 

https://www.titleist.com/company/titleist-story

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