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I've been pleased with the Oncore Elixir ball.  Does everything pretty well and feels better to me than the Snell MTB-X (which is longer).


Same. The Elixr has been the best ball for my game in recent years. This is in comparison to the Vice Pro
Plus, ProV1 and X.

Durable, long, appropriate spin and the right price.
  • Ping G400 LST Mitsubishi Tensei 1K white 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Titleist U505 2 Tensei 1K Black 85 X
  • Titleist T100 4-P Nippon Modus 3 120X
  • Vokey SM8 50, SM9 54 & 60  Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • L.A.B. MEZZ.1 LAGolf P135 
  • L.A.B. MEZZ Max Broom Accra 47" 79.5*
  • Srixon Z-Star XV 

Currently testing the 2023 Titleist T100 Irons 4-P, follow along!

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/60456-titleist-t-series-irons-2023-forum-review/

 

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Thanks for all the replies guys. I think I’m going to definitely try some of the direct to consumer golf balls. I have a dozen Bridgestone tour b x and a dozen of the tour b xs that I am going to be trying out soon. I have been playing the b330 rxs lately and while I think this is a wonderful golf ball, it is just too soft for me.


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3 hours ago, bens197 said:

 


Same. The Elixr has been the best ball for my game in recent years. This is in comparison to the Vice Pro
Plus, ProV1 and X.

Durable, long, appropriate spin and the right price.

 

Do you use the white or matte finish? I found the matte damage easily and spin A LOT around the greens. I also lost a bit of yardage with them. 

Taylormade M5 Driver

Cobra F9 3 Wood

Srixon ZX5 4-6 Iron

Srixon ZX7 7-PW

Taylormade MG2 Wedges 50/55/60

Taylormade Spider X Putter

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Do you use the white or matte finish? I found the matte damage easily and spin A LOT around the greens. I also lost a bit of yardage with them. 


White finish. I’m not cool enough for the flashy flashy
  • Ping G400 LST Mitsubishi Tensei 1K white 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Titleist U505 2 Tensei 1K Black 85 X
  • Titleist T100 4-P Nippon Modus 3 120X
  • Vokey SM8 50, SM9 54 & 60  Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • L.A.B. MEZZ.1 LAGolf P135 
  • L.A.B. MEZZ Max Broom Accra 47" 79.5*
  • Srixon Z-Star XV 

Currently testing the 2023 Titleist T100 Irons 4-P, follow along!

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/60456-titleist-t-series-irons-2023-forum-review/

 

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@Thin2wingave me a sleeve of Snell MTB-X balls at our NW Meet-up and I've really come to like them.  He knows quite a bit about golf balls and I got some great info while we played our day 3 round together.  He said if I like Pro V1 (I do), that these are very similar and much cheaper.  I haven't purchased new balls in a long time, but these will very likely be the one when I do.

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

:odyssey-small: AI-One Milled Seven T CH (Currently Under Product Test)

 

 

 

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Look out for the srixon 2 for 1 sales, the z star are both excellent and the q star is a great price point during that sale as well. 

:ping-small: G425 MAX 9* Driver

:cobra-small: Baffler Rail-H 3H-4H

:touredgeexotics: CBX 119 16* 2 hyb

:callaway-small: APEX CF19 6-AW

INDI Wedges 52, 56, 60 

:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Tuttle / :edel-golf-1: EAS 2.0

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I play a lot of different balls, Snell makes a quality product and decent price in bulk. I have also played VICE pro plus which I found to be a great ball. Took a dozen to AZ for golf trip figuring I would lose several after recovering from knee and achilles surgery...and of course did not lose one. Cover is not the most resilient out there. At end of year I bought some 4 pc Honma balls on GolfBalls.com for $22.95 a dozen. Fly great, hold greens and they are my go to ball in early spring where we have a lot of soft lost plugged ball days. I would suggest giving them a try. Great deal.


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On 6/22/2019 at 4:25 PM, PlaidJacket said:

Don't forget the MG Tour C4. $19.99/dz. Urethane ball.

https://www.mggolf.com/golf-balls/#C4

 

MG Tour C4

:callaway-small: Rouge Draw 13.5 Lite Flex
:titelist-small: 913H 24 degree Diamana Lite Flex
:adams-small:  Idea Pro a12 20 degree Aldila VS Proto Regular Flex
:mizuno-small:   MP 100 4 - PW Stiff DGS 300
:callaway-small: Mack Daddy 2  TG 52/10, RG 56/10 and TG 60/10
:cameron-small: 2014 Select Newport 2  33 "

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One more to add to your DTC list... Seed Golf! 

They're an Irish ☘️ company and the quality is superb and comparable to ProV / TM TP5 etc. (yes, I'm biased because I'm Irish 😉)

:cobra:  Bio Cell (set to 10.5 deg), Project X, Stiff.
:cobra:  Baffler Rail F 15.5deg -  Fujikura Motore 60g Stiff

:cobra:  3/H Baffler Rail H 19 deg -  Fujikura Motore 65g Stiff

:taylormade: : 4i - 9i: Tour Preferred CB - Project X 95 6.0

:titleist: 48deg - (not sure what S it is, it's so old!!)

:taylormade: 52deg - Tour Preferred

:titleist: 54deg - SM6 (F grind)

:titleist: 60deg - SM6 (K grind)

:odyssey: White Ice - 2ball

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I switched recently from Titliest to a Bridgestone Tour B RX (2018) you can get the older generation balls on Amazon for $34. I really like these balls, I saw immediate 5-10 yards on my drives and a little better control around the green. I'm on my third box now.

You wish you hit like a girl!

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The "Golf Ball Test" was very eye opening for me to say the least.

The 2 things that I took out of it that apply to me are,

1. You do not have to spend $45.00 to get a quality golf ball

2. Pick a quality ball and stay with it.

That said, I chose the Snell MTB-X and so far I have no regrets.

Driver: Ping G410+
Fairway Wood: Ping G425 (x2)  
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 
Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 HM Pro
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0  50*, 54*, and 58*
Putter: Ping Fetch 2021
Ball: Snell MTB-X
 

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I play Q-star tour during the shoulder season/cold weather, and the Z-star xv during the warm weather. Both can be had at golf discount.com for $20 a dozen. Both are very well regarded by forum members and the mgs ball review. The Q star has an 88 compression rating and both the Z stars are over 100, so depending on your swing speed one might make more sense.

 

Driver - Cobra LtDxLS

3 Wood - Ping g410 LST

2iron - Titleist U505

Irons - Ping i59

Wedges - Vokey Sm9

Putter - Mizuno Mcraft IV

 

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I see a lot of people suggesting the Q-Star Tour.  Is this a big improvement over older Q-Stars?  Last time I tried a box of Q-starts (been a few years) they didn't do well for me at all (short and not enough spin and hard feel).

-elvis14, Hacker, Engineer, Dad, CG Camper, Co-Founder of From Your Neighbor

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I’m looking forward to finally trying the TaylorMade Tour Response this weekend. It seems like a direct competitor with the Q Star Tour, similar price, both 3 piece urethane balls. I used Project (a) balls sometimes, these seem like an upgrade.

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On 6/21/2019 at 7:40 PM, LoganT said:

 

Looking for a reasonably priced urethane covered golf ball. I’m sure someone on here will have a good suggestion.

 

 

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I have tried the Encore Elixir and Aviant balls. Both are good and reasonable for the price. The Elixir for me had appeal on driving the ball and was fun to hit. The Aviant played better around the greens in my opinion. 

Still wanting to get my hands on the Srixion Z star maybe the Snell MTBX

Use :Arccos: for all clubs. Love the feedback and caddie options the app provides.

Driver: :ping-small: G400 with stock 55gram stiff flex. Just ordered a EvenFlow 75 gram stiff flex. Pumped!

3Wood: :callaway-logo-1: Epic Flash

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: 3 RBZ Rescue

Irons 5 thru A wedge: Sub70 699 irons. Project X Rifle shafts. XStiff

54° Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4

60° Wedge: :callaway-logo-1: MD4

Putter: :1332069271_TommyArmour: MyGolfSpy Most Wanted 2 years in a row!

Ball:  :srixon-small: ZStar. New believer 

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I recently switched to the Snell MTB Black and X  to test out and have not been disappointed. Feels like it travels further than the Pro V1X or Chrome Softs I used to play with, but that could just be that I have hit the weight room recently. 
I also like the way the Snell ball comes off my irons more so than any other ball I’ve used.

Go in with a friend and buy up to 5 dozen and I think it’s around $28 per dozen. I think it’s worth it.

 

Cobra Connect 5 participant 

 :ping-small:  G410 Plus, w/ X stiff 75 g Project X Evenflow Black shaft driver / :cobra-small: Radspeed w/ Smoke RDX Blue 70S shaft

 :cobra-small: Big Tour 3 wood/ 5 wood w/ Fujikura X F3 60S shaft

 :cobra-small: 4 Hybrid w/ Project X Catalyst 80S shaft

:cobra-small: Copper MIM Tour Irons w/ KBS $ Taper Balck 120S shaft

:cobra-small: Snakebite 50, 54, and 58 wedges w/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125S shaft

:scotty-small: Newport 2.5 putter

:Snell:MTB X golf balls

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On 6/21/2019 at 4:40 PM, LoganT said:

 

Looking for a reasonably priced urethane covered golf ball. I’m sure someone on here will have a good suggestion.

 

 

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Logan, you didn't include your style of play but I found that in your other posts.

I would recommend either the Titleist AVX or the Taylormade TP5X for you. ( In that order)

Both will help you control your spin numbers better. 

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Consider the Snell MTB-X or the Srixon Q Star Tour.  I have played them and for me they are very much the same.  Snell you have to wait a couple of days but it is worth it.  Srixon can be found in some pro shops and golf stores.  Look very close to the packaging because the Q Star and Q Star Tour have very similar boxes.   

  • Driver _ Ping G400 Max
  • Woods _ Ping G410 3 & 5 | Cleveland Launcher XL HALO 7
  • Hybrid _ Titleist 818 H1 5 
  • Irons _ Titleist T300 6-GW
  • Wedges _ Titleist SM9 52F & 56S
  • Putter _ Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2 or Rife Two Bar Hybrid
  • Distance _ Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS | Precision Pro NX7 Pro
  • Ball _ Titleist Pro V1 yellow
  • GHIN _ HCP floats between 8 & 12

:ping-small:  :cleveland-small: :titelist-small:  :vokey-small:   :odyssey-small:  :rife-putters-1:  :918457628_PrecisionPro:  :sunmountain: :Clicgear:   :footjoy-small:  

"Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips"

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10 minutes ago, crazygolfnut said:

Consider the Snell MTB-X or the Srixon Q Star Tour.  I have played them and for me they are very much the same.  Snell you have to wait a couple of days but it is worth it.  Srixon can be found in some pro shops and golf stores.  Look very close to the packaging because the Q Star and Q Star Tour have very similar boxes.   

Have you played the Z-stars before? can be had for a couple bucks more a box on one of the golf shop's websites.

Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 07/15/2022
Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
Putter:  :ping-small: PLD Custom Kushin 4

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2 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Have you played the Z-stars before? can be had for a couple bucks more a box on one of the golf shop's websites.

I have not played the Z-Stars. I am a slow swing guy and went with their suggestion which was the Q-Star Tour.  May have to try a sleeve and see if they work for me. 

  • Driver _ Ping G400 Max
  • Woods _ Ping G410 3 & 5 | Cleveland Launcher XL HALO 7
  • Hybrid _ Titleist 818 H1 5 
  • Irons _ Titleist T300 6-GW
  • Wedges _ Titleist SM9 52F & 56S
  • Putter _ Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2 or Rife Two Bar Hybrid
  • Distance _ Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS | Precision Pro NX7 Pro
  • Ball _ Titleist Pro V1 yellow
  • GHIN _ HCP floats between 8 & 12

:ping-small:  :cleveland-small: :titelist-small:  :vokey-small:   :odyssey-small:  :rife-putters-1:  :918457628_PrecisionPro:  :sunmountain: :Clicgear:   :footjoy-small:  

"Never bet against an old man with old clubs that have new grips"

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14 minutes ago, crazygolfnut said:

I have not played the Z-Stars. I am a slow swing guy and went with their suggestion which was the Q-Star Tour.  May have to try a sleeve and see if they work for me. 

Golfdiscount.com has a clearance on last year's models for both Q-Star tours and Z-Stars if you buy the "Performance Pack" which is 6 balls. At their prices, both are $20 a dozen or less.

Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 07/15/2022
Driver:callaway-small: Rogue St Max LS - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:callaway-small: Rogue Max St 3HL and 7 Wood
Irons:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 5 to AW - Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff parallel tip
Wedges:ping-small: Glide 4.0 54 and 58
Putter:  :ping-small: PLD Custom Kushin 4

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On 4/23/2020 at 10:19 AM, Micah T said:

I play Q-star tour during the shoulder season/cold weather, and the Z-star xv during the warm weather. Both can be had at golf discount.com for $20 a dozen. Both are very well regarded by forum members and the mgs ball review. The Q star has an 88 compression rating and both the Z stars are over 100, so depending on your swing speed one might make more sense.

I found the q star lost distance for me due to the ball being softer. I have no problem with getting enough spin so I like lower spin balls. 

If you have a problem getting the ball in the air then a softer, spinning ball will help. 

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On 5/1/2020 at 2:01 PM, elvis14 said:

I see a lot of people suggesting the Q-Star Tour.  Is this a big improvement over older Q-Stars?  Last time I tried a box of Q-starts (been a few years) they didn't do well for me at all (short and not enough spin and hard feel).

There’s definitely a difference between the Q-star and the Q-star tour: I don’t care for the non tour: not enough green side spin for my liking 

 

Driver - Cobra LtDxLS

3 Wood - Ping g410 LST

2iron - Titleist U505

Irons - Ping i59

Wedges - Vokey Sm9

Putter - Mizuno Mcraft IV

 

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3 hours ago, Micah T said:

There’s definitely a difference between the Q-star and the Q-star tour: I don’t care for the non tour: not enough green side spin for my liking 

Good point, I did try Q-Stars and not Tours.  I bought some Q-Star Tours today, looking forward to hitting the Thursday (been playing weekly on Thursday's after work).

-elvis14, Hacker, Engineer, Dad, CG Camper, Co-Founder of From Your Neighbor

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