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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.

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Driver: Ping G410+
Fairway Wood: Ping G410  
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 
Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 HM Pro
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0  50*, 54*, and 58*
Putter: Odyssey 2-ball
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.

 

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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).

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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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Played the new Q Star Tour for the second time today and really like the performance I get both off the tee and around the green. Normally play ProV1s and based on two rounds with the Q Star would rate them even.

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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

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

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

54° Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4

60° Wedge: :callaway-logo-1: MD4

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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.

 

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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.   

Ping G400 Max driver | Ping G410 3 & 5 fairway woods | Titleist 818 H1 4 & 5 hybrids | Titleist 718 AP1 irons | Titleist SM8 52F & 56S wedges | Bettinardi BB45 putter | Bushnell NEO Ghost GPS | Snell MTB-X yellow / Titleist Pro V1 yellow ball | GHIN hcp floats between 10 & 14

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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

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

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Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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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. 

Ping G400 Max driver | Ping G410 3 & 5 fairway woods | Titleist 818 H1 4 & 5 hybrids | Titleist 718 AP1 irons | Titleist SM8 52F & 56S wedges | Bettinardi BB45 putter | Bushnell NEO Ghost GPS | Snell MTB-X yellow / Titleist Pro V1 yellow ball | GHIN hcp floats between 10 & 14

"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.

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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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 

 

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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).

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