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I swing the driver at about 95-100 mph and carry about 260 yards. 

  • I slice the ball so anything that would minimize that would help

The most important thing I am looking for in a ball would be 150 yards and in, I like something that feels kind of soft off of the putter (I use Evnroll er5) and I don't mind some roll out on pitch shots.

I use M6 irons

I want to spend no more than 20-30$ a dozen. Currently I use the Srixon Q star tour as I get 40% off of all Srixon equipment for college club golf. However, I would say my favorite golf ball at the moment is chrome soft with the truvis pattern, it just feels very solid. Should I switch to those and buy them off of lostgolfballs or should I stick to my Srixon balls, or anything else. Recommendations and explanations are greatly appreciated, I just want to stop thinking about my equipment.

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Q Star is designed to help with lateral movement/spin.

using lostgolfballs to buy will put you at risk of buying/playing balls that are going to add to inconsistency I results.

check out the mgs golfball study.

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2 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Q Star is designed to help with lateral movement/spin.

using lostgolfballs to buy will put you at risk of buying/playing balls that are going to add to inconsistency I results.

check out the mgs golfball study.

I think you are referring to the 2-piece ionomer covered QStar vs the OP referencing the 3-piece urethane covered QStar Tour. 

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OP, 

Generally the difference in spin around the greens between a urethane covered multilayer ball vs a 2-piece ionomer covered ball will be far greater than the difference between the two off the tee. The only time I recommend 2-piece ionomer balls over multilayer urethane is when a golfers swing speed/launch are extremely low or if they lose a lot of balls and cannot personally tell the difference.

Your slice is a swing flaw that no ball will be able to correct. There is an abundance of swing instruction resources on the various forums and youtube that will be far more helpful to fixing this problem than a ball change ever will. 

Next comes price. Used ball re-sellers like LostGolfBalls are contracting with divers to pull balls out of ponds at courses all over the country. Now if you are buying a fairly recent model, it likely wasn’t in the pond for very long and will likely be fine. Also with exception to the ProV1, they are often providing a mix of multiple generations of balls from companies that reuse names (ex B330, ZStar), so you may end up with some balls that are significantly older than the others. Many of these re-sellers also refurbish/refinish balls which means they strip the paint from the urethane cover and repaint/stamp before selling. Stay away from these mainly because you never know what you are going to get under that cover. Ultimately there are often good deals on prior generation models or lower cost alternatives where it is often not much of a savings to go with used water balls over new.

When it comes to choosing between similarly constructed balls, specs and tests can help narrow down choices, but nothing can replace personal testing on the course. Below are a couple of recent tests that may help narrow a few choices down:

https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/

https://www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/features/equipment-features/2019/september/robot-tested-which-golf-bal-suits-my-game/

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52 minutes ago, storm319 said:

I think you are referring to the 2-piece ionomer covered QStar vs the OP referencing the 3-piece urethane covered QStar Tour. 

Correct. OP asked a question what ball to use. I stated the ball and why.

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Thank you guys, I'm probably going to use the regular Q star from now on as I lose quite a bit of golf balls and I don't need much spin. So does this spin skin make it feel more like a urethane ball as the spin skin coating is urethane?

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13 minutes ago, vdaloia said:

Thank you guys, I'm probably going to use the regular Q star from now on as I lose quite a bit of golf balls and I don't need much spin. So does this spin skin make it feel more like a urethane ball as the spin skin coating is urethane?

I can't say for certain in regards to the Q-Star, but I have used the Z-Star and they are one of the best on the market for spin. And yes they do have the spin skin as well.

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1 hour ago, vdaloia said:

Thank you guys, I'm probably going to use the regular Q star from now on as I lose quite a bit of golf balls and I don't need much spin. So does this spin skin make it feel more like a urethane ball as the spin skin coating is urethane?

No, it is still an ionomer cover and no amount of basting will make it perform like urethane. BTW, the ZStar is my favorite ball. 

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