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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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Here is my follow up on the Tour BX / TP5

Let me start by saying I typically play to a 10-12 HDCP. I use a Titleist 910 driver, 712 CB irons and a Ping Vault 2.0 milled putter.  I play a HZRDOUS Yellow shaft (63g) in the driver and S400 shafts in my irons.  I am not exactly sure how fast I swing my driver but I believe it to be 95 or so. My distance off the tee is typically 270-275 with some being longer or shorter depending on my strike. So my best tee shot is 280 -285 with roll.

I tested the BXs already and didn't love it. It felt too soft, especially off the putter face for me and while it flew ok, I just felt like I was hitting a very soft ball...too soft off the driver and putter. Mid irons I was ok with the feel.

Anyway, the first driver with the BX felt amazing. It was clear this was a higher compression ball as it felt harder than the BXs and sounded different but it flew longer than I'm used to. It felt like it "exploded" off the driver face. On a 340 yard hole, I had a very soft wedge to the green, so I measured it at 290. a 1/4 wedge to the green. I initially thought my mind was playing tricks on me because of all that I read and all that I expected.

Hole 2. - Hit the driver flush and the ball once again felt like it exploded off the club face. Was a great feel and once again the ball with roll went a little over 290. I had a 7 iron to the green and took a nice smooth swing but came up short. I was a bit surprised given how well the driver flew. I had to chip up and scramble for a par. The chip felt ok but the ball wasn't as responsive as I thought it would be. It was like I was expecting the ball to jump off the wedge much like the driver, dumb I know.  The ball off the putter feels great. Just hard or clicky enough without feeling like a rock.

I played many more holes with the BX and loved it on every club except the 8I-wedges......it was like the slower swing speed didn't get all of the balls potential out of it....im not sure how to explain that. but its like the harder you swing, the better the ball becomes.  The only way I can describe it is you get whatever you put into it.  The ball is as "honest" as it gets I guess.   I picked up roughly 7 yards on my tee shots with the Tour BX over last years balls of chromesoft, lethal and wilson Duo. For me, that felt like 20+ yards. The feel off the driver was unique to me. every time I hit it, it felt like it jumped off the driver face and felt good off the long irons. I needed to adjust on the short irons though, but that's not a real negative. I can work with that

The back 9 I switched to the TP5. This ball is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, if that matters to anyone. it looks "sleek" in comparison to the BX with its double dimple. My first drive seemed to launch lower than the BX and it seemed to have a more piercing trajectory. Felt good but not as explosive. The ball flew pretty far, but definitely short of the BX. Not by a huge margin at all but enough to be noticeable. 5 yards is a lot in golf, especially when you outdrive your buddy.  Where this ball shined was in the mid irons. I hit a 5 iron 190 into a green and the ball didn't roll out like I'm used to. It checked up nicely, just enough to stop it where I hoped. A lot of times I will hit a good shot and the ball will hit the green and bounce or roll to the back or off, but on multiple occasions I was able to hold the green. Not something I'm used to every day :).   The ball felt great off the putter and the wedges around the green. Much like the BX off the driver, what I put into the TP5 around the green is exactly what I got out of it.  So for the back 9, the TP5 off the tee was ok. Nothing great or new. It didn't "wow" me like the Tour BX. But 5I-wedge it performed well. I liked the feel and the performance.  I have heard people say this ball 'pierces' through the wind and I kind of noticed the flight of this ball fit that description. It didn't go any further but it seemed pretty stable I guess. 

I am testing the TP5X  next and hopefully this performs as expected.

Right now as I search for a new ball, if some scientist could mash up the Tour BX and the TP5, I would have a winner.

For those of you who identify the driver as your favorite club, I would try the Tour BX.....I think out of every ball ive ever tried, this one made me sit up and take notice of the change in length and feel . 7 yards or so isn't a lot, but the feel was amazing. It gave me confidence as well. Knowing I was going to hit an explosive feeling ball did something to my confidence on the tee.

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Just a heads up to those interested in picking some of the 2017 models:

Dick's has a sale today where you can get 2 dozen for $50 of Z-Star/XV, 1 dozen TP5/x for $30 each, and 1 dozen ProV1/x for $40 each. FREE SHIPPING.

Figured some might want to stock up on some quality balls for cheap!

-CG

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 I liked the Truvis markings, but an playing a Tour BXS... so I 3D printed a ball marker. It works great!

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39 minutes ago, Kor.A.Door said:

Send me one please

You can send me your address to

vbputts@gmail.com 

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 I liked the Truvis markings, but an playing a Tour BXS... so I 3D printed a ball marker. It works great!
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That's awesome!

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4 hours ago, VBPUTTS said:

You can send me your address to

vbputts@gmail.com 

Awesome. Email sent. I appreciate it 

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So I played the last few rounds with the BXS. I lost one, so instead of putting anew on into play I grabbed one of my Chrome softs. What I found was that the Chrome soft is a good ball. I do notice some distance loss on the driver compared to the BXS, 5-10 yards, which isn’t much. The irons were good as well, and I putted extremely well with it. I really think there is something with the Truvis technology that works for my brain. I have no idea what it is. I am looking forward to VBPutts sending me one of his 3D print marking tools. Overall I like the BXS better than the Chrome softs, but the Truvis just works for me. 

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Interesting “ranking” here. Look at #1!
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I played the new TP5X this weekend.....Meh.....not impressed. its not bad, its just not any different from any other ball.....the Tour BX / BXS are still the leaders in the club house.  Prov 1 still a stud as well.

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On 5/5/2019 at 12:15 PM, WalterS said:

Interesting, what's your driver swing speed. That's a considerable distance difference between the two considering the distances.

I'm usually 97-101 club speed. 

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Played the BXS this weekend and I have a different take on this now.....its a great ball. Once you get used to the "softness" of the sound/feel, its probably the best overall ball ive used from tee to green.  It took a bit to get used to the feel off the driver because the BX felt so different and explosive. The BXS flies just as far, within a few yards but "feels" better on and around the green. Its weird how different these 2 balls feel. just gotta settle on one and play it.

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