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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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7 hours ago, chisag said:

... If a company lies about their involvement in golf ball research, development and design ... what else are they misleading us about? Of paramount importance for me,  they have zero input over quality control as they are just ordering balls from a catalog and they get what they get. I want to play a golf ball that goes thru QC and also want to reward companies that actually put in the work, which is always more expensive. If I am buying DTC, I will gladly pay Snell more than Vice or Cut because Dean Snell has put in the work to make sure his ball is the best ball he can make in both performance and quality. 

I absolutely agree the Snell ball is top notch in terms of quality. The only reason I play VicePro is because I prefer the feel and the quality is “good enough”. I need to give Bridgestone a real try sometime. The only balls of theirs I’ve ever played consistently was the e5 several years ago.

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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
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So traditionally I've always played softer balls. Duo, SoftFli, Gamer Soft, etc. I'm a slower swinger and I always felt they would give me better overall performance. The MGS ball test really made me think about what I was buying & playing, and if it made sense to stick with soft. A few years back I played with someone that handed me a few ProV1's and I didn't hit them well (in hindsight I wasn't hitting *anything* well that day) and he told me that I wasn't compressing the ball enough and it wasn't for me. Given his abilities and how long he's been playing, I took him at his word.

Today I found a very good condition ProV1x out on the course, and after losing a few balls to the trees I grabbed it and said "why not?" I proceeded to hit some of my best drives and shots of the day before finally losing the ball in the sun on the last hole of the round. 

Yeah I'm totally rethinking everything now. I'm going to grab some sleeves of B330RX's that I buried in my closet and try them out on my next round. 

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It may just be the ball. I have came to the realization that playing the proper ball really does do wonders for your golf game. Initially, I  would play really any decent high end ball and it would always perform okay. However, after just recently cracking open a pack of brand new prov1x I have noticed a dramatic difference in my game. The idea of a soft ball does not seem beneficial to me as my driver swing speed can reach about 123 mph and i noticed the spinning when hitting my shots and the ball would tend to curve in whatever direction is deemed necessary. After switching to a higher compression ball, I have noticed my ball fly's much much straighter with all of my shots resulting in my lowest rounds of the year. I guess way I am saying is, find your ball and stick to it because understanding and knowing how your ball is crucial for our game and it really is one of the biggest game changers.

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On 7/5/2019 at 12:09 AM, TR1PTIK said:

I’m still struggling to understand what MGS was after by showing this... I’ve long assumed that Vice probably purchased a white label ball and marked it as their own (though their comments on Insta show they are committed to convincing everyone that they actually design their golf balls). Anyway, as long as they perform well (and all of the testing MGS has done says they do) then what’s the problem? As far as I’m aware neither Monsta nor Rife are still making golf balls. Regardless, it’s interesting to see how this has been done in the golf industry.

Quoting myself because I'm a little bit confused again. Had a chance to listen to NPG episode 8 and the MGS guys reveal that it was the Rife V-Motion ball that they cut open. In theory, this means that of the three they cut open in that video you can only buy one model currently. ??? I don't know if the Rife E-Motion is the same ball or not.

While I 100% agree with what they say about the engineering claims made by Vice, all they are showing is what I already assumed and what is already done across many different industries (MVMT Watches anyone?). Are they just really hoping that Vice will come out and say, "oh yeah, we don't really engineer golf balls."??? Vice already issued a statement in response to the MGS Instagram post that is at least plausible (though not likely) wherein they claimed they shared their design with other brands to keep costs low during early stages of production. I don't think they're going to back down from what they've been advertising for years at this point.

I guess I just think MGS would be better served to track down current ball models that are the same and then hit back at Vice.

What do you guys think?

CORRECTION:

Obviously, I did not listen far enough into the podcast where they began to talk about having contacted the actual manufacturers. Really interesting stuff. Also, really interesting to hear what they said about the Kirkland golf ball.

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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
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...play the ball that works for you.  Every. Single. Time.

Who cares what's on the inside.

Who cares what's on the outside.

Who cares who makes it.

Who cares what color it is.

Who cares if it's 9.99 for 15 or 47.99 for 12.

PLAY THE BALL THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND BLOCK OUT ALL THE NOISE.

 

....don't get me wrong; this is all very interesting information and it's really illuminating but if I enjoy my Top Flite D2+ or my ChromeSoft or my Snell MTB-x or my Vice Pro then I'll keep playing them.  I think the key factor though is not to keep switching; make a choice, stick with it.

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i am eagerly awaiting the "big  company" that is exposed on some level. As much as i like the looks of the TP5, something always seemed off with these balls to me.  They just seem to hook a whole lot more on mishits.....please be the ball, please be the ball.....lol....it would be an industry rocker if one of the big companies is found to be selling a crap core or something

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4 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

...play the ball that works for you.  Every. Single. Time.

Who cares what's on the inside.

Who cares what's on the outside.

Who cares who makes it.

Who cares what color it is.

Who cares if it's 9.99 for 15 or 47.99 for 12.

PLAY THE BALL THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND BLOCK OUT ALL THE NOISE.

 

....don't get me wrong; this is all very interesting information and it's really illuminating but if I enjoy my Top Flite D2+ or my ChromeSoft or my Snell MTB-x or my Vice Pro then I'll keep playing them.  I think the key factor though is not to keep switching; make a choice, stick with it.

I don't disagree with what you're saying. Aside from maybe trying the Bridgestone Tour B X for a higher level of quality and a seamless ball, I plan to keep playing the Vice Pro for as long as it's made. What I'm mostly getting at is why is MGS pushing this so hard? They even admit that the balls performed well in their own tests. Just seems like they have an axe to grind lately and I'm not sure why. If you read through the comments on social media, you'll see that I'm not the only one either. 

I'd be much more interested in seeing them find a ball that's marketed with one design, but is actually very different, or something along those lines. 

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
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4 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

I don't disagree with what you're saying. Aside from maybe trying the Bridgestone Tour B X for a higher level of quality and a seamless ball, I plan to keep playing the Vice Pro for as long as it's made. What I'm mostly getting at is why is MGS pushing this so hard? They even admit that the balls performed well in their own tests. Just seems like they have an axe to grind lately and I'm not sure why. If you read through the comments on social media, you'll see that I'm not the only one either. 

I'd be much more interested in seeing them find a ball that's marketed with one design, but is actually very different, or something along those lines. 

Think of something like an Apple computer and a Asus computer.

What if the Apple had the same parts on the inside as the Asus but charged people 30-50% more because it is an Apple... 

How would you feel if you were the person buying the Apple when all along you could have bought the Asus?

I realize this is a bit extreme but nobody has really done this with golf balls before...

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1 minute ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

What if the Apple had the same parts on the inside as the Asus but charged people 30-50% more because it is an Apple...

Great analogy! There are many people who will pay a premium for a name and, IMO, that's how you can tell a company's marketing organization has done their job.

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I don't disagree with what you're saying. Aside from maybe trying the Bridgestone Tour B X for a higher level of quality and a seamless ball, I plan to keep playing the Vice Pro for as long as it's made. What I'm mostly getting at is why is MGS pushing this so hard? They even admit that the balls performed well in their own tests. Just seems like they have an axe to grind lately and I'm not sure why. If you read through the comments on social media, you'll see that I'm not the only one either. 
I'd be much more interested in seeing them find a ball that's marketed with one design, but is actually very different, or something along those lines. 

The whole point is “power to the people”. Golfers should know, and why have the ball companies been so secretive about it? Why do they market as though what they’re selling is is “different” or “unique”, yet it isn’t? I’m totally in favor of what MGS is doing. The ball test, this, etc. Pull back the curtain of the golf industry and make these companies have to be more than marketing! I love it. Let’s stop allowing them to lie, or at least not be forthright.


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... There's a billion things I would rather do than sit thru a podcast, especially the MGS guys. But I did watch/listen to the latest ball issue because I am interested in their findings, if not their opinions about those findings. That said, at least Tony mused that the Vice ball is just misleading not an inferior product. Foremost the ball producer, has their own R&D team and produce a very playable ball. They went on to say they are not telling anyone not to play the ball, just know they are simply buying balls from a catalog that others buy from and have the exact same ball with another name on it. 

... I have said before I do not have a problem with marketing and hyperbole as the two go hand in hand. But that is only as long as they are just engaging in typical capitalism perhaps misleading hype, not out right lying to me. Lets just say for arguments sake that Foremost has a run that does not meet QC and sells them at a discount. Would Vice buy these because the average high index player can't tell the difference and they could make more money? Of course we don't have the answer to that question but lie to me once and I simply do not trust you. 

... And for me at least, I will always choose to support the guys that do the right thing. Do their own R&D, their own QC and produce their own ball. Will Vice/Cut have 2 out of 12 ball with a defect? 4 out of 12? Even 1 out of 12 is too many for me. I simply want to reward the guys like Snell or the OEMs that put in the work from start to finish and produce the best ball they can. One of the awesome things about living in a free country is anyone is free to sell a ball even if they have no idea how they are made and you are free to buy them. It is all about personal choice and the MGS ball series is just helping you be informed.  

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Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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17 minutes ago, chisag said:

... There's a billion things I would rather do than sit thru a podcast, especially the MGS guys. But I did watch/listen to the latest ball issue because I am interested in their findings, if not their opinions about those findings. That said, at least Tony mused that the Vice ball is just misleading not an inferior product. Foremost the ball producer, has their own R&D team and produce a very playable ball. They went on to say they are not telling anyone not to pay the ball, just know they are simply buying balls from a catalog that others buy from and have the exact same ball with another name on it. 

Perhaps this part is just getting lost in translation (or at least the tone of the message) with the way Adam gets so excited about it.

Personally, this just isn't news to me - especially since the balls they cut open are older balls which are no longer being sold (except for the vice). Show me the other brands that are selling this golf ball NOW and at a LOWER PRICE and then I'll care. OR, they could try to get their hands on the Foremost PTS Series golf ball (what I believe Vice is selling based on the podcast) to better prove their point. As it sits, they've just left the door open for Vice's marketing department to continue spinning whatever story they want. 

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"
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18 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Perhaps this part is just getting lost in translation (or at least the tone of the message) with the way Adam gets so excited about it.

Personally, this just isn't news to me - especially since the balls they cut open are older balls which are no longer being sold (except for the vice). Show me the other brands that are selling this golf ball NOW and at a LOWER PRICE and then I'll care. OR, they could try to get their hands on the Foremost PTS Series golf ball (what I believe Vice is selling based on the podcast) to better prove their point. As it sits, they've just left the door open for Vice's marketing department to continue spinning whatever story they want. 

my understanding is that going forward Tony will be cutting open balls he finds on the course (and encourages other to do so as well)....typically those you find on the course are still available for purchase.

If you want to try it pick up a PVC cutter... DON'T USE A SAW OR ANY OTHER KNIFE.  We don't want spies with sliced fingers!  The PVC cutters are pretty cheap and it could be fun.

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2 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

my understanding is that going forward Tony will be cutting open balls he finds on the course (and encourages other to do so as well)....typically those you find on the course are still available for purchase.

If you want to try it pick up a PVC cutter... DON'T USE A SAW OR ANY OTHER KNIFE.  We don't want spies with sliced fingers!  The PVC cutters are pretty cheap and it could be fun.

https://www.homedepot.com/s/pvc cutter?NCNI-5

I've got one, and a tub of balls I got from a buddy with plenty of oldies and some newer models as well. I've been using them for my hitting net during the winter months, but I really only need a couple so I plan on cutting open several and sharing what I find. At the very least, it will entertain me for an evening LOL

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Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
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23 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Perhaps this part is just getting lost in translation (or at least the tone of the message) with the way Adam gets so excited about it.

Personally, this just isn't news to me - especially since the balls they cut open are older balls which are no longer being sold (except for the vice). Show me the other brands that are selling this golf ball NOW and at a LOWER PRICE and then I'll care. OR, they could try to get their hands on the Foremost PTS Series golf ball (what I believe Vice is selling based on the podcast) to better prove their point. As it sits, they've just left the door open for Vice's marketing department to continue spinning whatever story they want. 

Whoa whoa whoa hold on a minute here... I didn't listen to the podcast either so everything I've gleaned has been from these posts and the Twitter machine. Am I reading correctly that the picture showing 3 balls all cut open and showing the exact same inner workings is using 2 balls from companies no longer around? Further, that those companies (along with other defunct DTC companies like 3Up) were widely known years ago to have been purchasing from the same sources and putting their logo on them? This all came out when Titleist threatened to sue them all.  

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:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
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10 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Whoa whoa whoa hold on a minute here... I didn't listen to the podcast either so everything I've gleaned has been from these posts and the Twitter machine. Am I reading correctly that the picture showing 3 balls all cut open and showing the exact same inner workings is using 2 balls from companies no longer around? Further, that those companies (along with other defunct DTC companies like 3Up) were widely known years ago to have been purchasing from the same sources and putting their logo on them? This all came out when Titleist threatened to sue them all.  

 

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Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
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15 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Whoa whoa whoa hold on a minute here... I didn't listen to the podcast either so everything I've gleaned has been from these posts and the Twitter machine. Am I reading correctly that the picture showing 3 balls all cut open and showing the exact same inner workings is using 2 balls from companies no longer around? Further, that those companies (along with other defunct DTC companies like 3Up) were widely known years ago to have been purchasing from the same sources and putting their logo on them? This all came out when Titleist threatened to sue them all.  

Rife is still around, but the ball they cut open is the V-Motion golf ball. The only Rife model I could still find for sale is the E-Motion golf ball (no idea if they're the same or different) which has been discounted and only available from a few sources. Monsta went out of business to the best of my knowledge and I don't believe Rife is in the business of trying to market and sell golf balls either - they still do putters.

My guess is that most of those DTC brand didn't have the pockets to challenge Acushnet in court, but apparently Vice did (or they at least had the marbles to stick around and see if anything would actually happen). Like I said, the news of white label golf balls is nothing new - perhaps that's why MGS specifically targeted these three golf balls. Show me the guys that are still doing this right now and show me that they're being sold at a lower price point.

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Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
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Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
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2 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Show me the guys that are still doing this right now and show me that they're being sold at a lower price point.

This right here. Yup.

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13 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Show me the guys that are still doing this right now and show me that they're being sold at a lower price point.

Maybe I misunderstood but isn't that the point of the entire cut-it-open project?

Ignore the cover, cut it open, see what's on the inside and compare what you found; if you found something nearly identical turn it over and see who makes it.  Is one being sold at a lower price point?  Why?  Are you justifying their marketing by paying more for the pricier ball?  that money has to come from somewhere, right?

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The #finditcutit thing is interesting and fun, but I'm not sure why finding it on the course is so important.  In addition, I thought there was supposed to be something about cutting open a box of the same ball (i.e. Brand X, Model Y) and finding that there were actually several different types of balls with different materials, different constructions, but all labeled as the same on the outside.  That would seem to be a far more egregious offense.  IMO, buying a "stock" ball and labeling it as your own brand is no worse than knowing the Walmart brand ketchup is probably made in the same factory as the Heinz ketchup. 

 

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