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Been playing Callaway Super Soft for a couple of years now. I need a lower compression ball and I like the feel off the clubs  and putter. I hit the ball high so spin into the green is not that big of a deal. 

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I find a bunch of premium golf balls at the country club where I work part-time.

But, when I purchase golf balls it's the Kirkland Signature 3-piece. It does everything this mid-handicapper needs it to do and was rated "best value" by MGS. It's plenty good enough for me!

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Switched to the Snell MTB-X last summer and really like the ball. It plays as well as any of the top name brands and recently picked up 2 dozen for $25.99 each. Now have 3 dozen and should be good for the upcoming season. If anyone would like to try the KSig 3 piece from a few years ago I have a dozen new in the box I need to get rid of. 

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i ended up getting 2 dozen ProV1x balls for christmas. Good deal when they are $40/box.  I am straight off the tee so dont tend to lose a lot of balls. I can tell when i hit a premium ball though; as compared to some cheap stuff. i lose my strokes chipping mostly.

Like the ball test earlier this year; whatever ball you use, just stick with it so some part of your game is consistent.

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Titleist AVX - lowers my launch and spin to exactly where i want them while still being reliable around the greens and

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quite liking the srixon Z star (older model), will try the 2019 one soon as my dozen box run out, which might be awhile as I've had 3 rounds with the first one and it still looks better than a new Prov1 after 4 holes!

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43 minutes ago, perseveringgolfer said:

quite liking the srixon Z star (older model), will try the 2019 one soon as my dozen box run out, which might be awhile as I've had 3 rounds with the first one and it still looks better than a new Prov1 after 4 holes!

I have been pretty impressed with the durability of the Z Stars, at least when I don't lose them when they are still pristine looking. I have hit many unintended targets that have resulted in little more than a minor scuff.

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Bridgestone Tour B XS. It seems to be a good blend of feel and performance for me. The fact that it's a seamless design and made in the USA doesn't hurt either. 😉

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Well after experimenting all Summer and Fall  I was sold on the AVX until our greens got super fast. I like the extra distance off the tee, but I could not control my chips and pitches. One of our pros who knows my game suggested  I try the Pro-V-1X. I hadn't played it in years and thought it was only for 100+ swing speed players. Surprisingly, I found it pretty long and it stops really well on the greens. I plan to stick with it through the Winter and Spring. 

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I like to tinker with my ball too much. I should just pick one and stick with it. 

 

That being said, I am super interested in the new Bstone ball. Also hoping for a new Zstar XV. 

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Like most of you....I've tried about every ball out there...either because I bought some or found them on my course (lots of old rich guys playing premium balls).

Put the Snell Black in play about a year ago and really enjoyed it....great ball for the money.....AND....I hate paying $50 for a box of balls!!!

However, I prefer buying products made in the good ole USofA when I can.........so, back in October of 2019 purchased a box of the Titleist AVX balls (close to Snell price point). Absolutely love it and it's really helped my game. I'm a high ball, high spin player, so this ball really helped bring the ball flight down a bit and I've had no issues stopping it on the greens.

Unless the new Bridgestone outperforms it....I don't see myself switching anytime soon (fyi - I'm one of the selected testers of the Bridgestone prototype balls).

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For the last couple years I played Srixon and Oncore. A few years ago I played some of my best golf with the Wilson FG Tour. During the holiday season budgetgolf had the newer FG Tour on for $15.96 a dozen so I bought 5 dozen. So far I am really enjoying having these back in my arsenal. But we shall see in warmer weather. 

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I have a few boxes of multiple brands/ versions. I still have a couple dozen K Sig 3 piece, and a couple boxes of the K Sig 4 piece. Once I run out of those, I'll play the TP5X that I have a few dozen of. Then once those are gone through, I have a dozen ProV1s. 

When I finally make it through all of those, Id like to play one single ball and I'm leaning towards the Bridgestone Tour B RXS. Lately I havent been losing a lot of balls though so even if I lose a ball each round I have enough to last me over a year, maybe two so by then who knows what I will want to play. 

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Going strictly with the Oncore Elxir this year - reasonable distance, good spin and best feeling to me in that category.

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Going strictly with the Oncore Elxir this year - reasonable distance, good spin and best feeling to me in that category.


You’re going to be pleased. I started using Elixr following the MGS testing.

Head to head against the Pro V1 and X models, for me, the Elixr is longer and has a similar spin characteristic around the greens. At half the price it only made sense.
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On 10/8/2019 at 1:15 PM, Will_Mac said:

My favorite ball is the Mizuno RB Tour but their durability is flat-out awful.

Played the Duo-Professional extensively and was moderately surprised by how much I like them. Liked the Duo-U too but couldn't hold greens with mid-irons. Not an issue at all with the Duo-Pro.

Currently testing out the Z-Star and Tour B X and love them both. Moderately surprising to me because I didn't at all get along with their family members being the XV and Tour B XS.

B X is longer (5yds on average, I'd say), higher and just a bit straighter off the tee than the Z-Star for me. But the Z-Star is better wrt the wind and spins more around the greens. Z-Star is also way more durable. No real damage to the B X but it scuffs very easily and looks war torn through just half the round. Z-Star appears as new unless it hits something hard, other than a golf club.

Z-Star also feels very soft off chips and the putter. B X isn't harsh but it is noticeably firmer.

Over 4 rounds now in varying conditions, I seem to play just as well (or as poorly) with either ball. I'll continue playing both for a while because I enjoy them both along with their slight differences. But if forced to pick one, I am leaning toward the Z-Star.

I play the Bridgestone Tour BX but have been thinking a lot about trying the Z-Star.  I plan on picking up a pack at the course this spring.  I have enjoyed the BX this past summer and I am excited about trying the new one when it comes out.  I found it to be durable, long and straight.  I have never been much on spinning my wedges, I have always played wedges to roll out a bit.  You are correct though, the Bridgestone looks beat up after a round, not usually cut or scuffed but just worn.

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Duo Softs, Project(s) and Get Sums.


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I've been using a combination of Pro V1X (both white and yellow - liking the yellow!), Srixon z-star XV and Taylormade TP5. 

Out of all of them, I prefer the yellow Pro V1X - interesting but likeable feel, very easy to spot in the air (but not always easy to spot when surrounded by leaves!), and it great spin and roll around the greens.

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Last year, played the Snell MTB Black and Duo Professional.  They're an interesting contrast in performance.  The Snell flies higher, especially off the tee; I needed to use more loft with the Wilson to get corresponding distance.  The Wilson is a bit better in wind.  

And, there's the feel.  I still occasionally trot out wound balls (Maxfli HT or Elite), and the feel has become addicting.  The Duo Pro scratches that itch.  Picked up another three dozen Duo Pros over the winter.  Looks like I might be going with them in 2020.

 On a lark, I bought a couple dozen 3 piece Kirkland balls, when I saw them in store.  With the persimmon/blade old school play on the docket for 2020, I thought it might be interesting to try some of the highest spin balls (so it's said) on the current market.  In spite of the firmer feel, which contrasts with the above.

And, I will probably work my way through my wound ball stash this season.  I've not played them much in the last couple years, though I'd intended to, especially after finding those Elites..  Retro golf!  Looking forward to it.  🙂

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Had a good stretch with the Srixon Z-Star I picked up on a 2 for 1 sale early last season at Golf Town. Decided to try the Z-Star XV after the MGS ball test which I found very similar, maybe a bit longer. Got a few used Bridgestone Tour B X at the end of the year which seemed longer than the XV due to lower spin as they also seemed to roll out more on greens. More testing is needed on my home course to confirm. Just to make matters more complicated, I shot my best ever round in Florida this winter with a Tour B RX and some older generation RX-330 mixed in. 

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