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On 2/24/2020 at 4:28 PM, Larryd3 said:

I'm kind of curious, how many balls are you guys losing a round?  I just don't see price as the most important factor in determining what golf ball to play.  It's just such a small part of the cost of golf.  I'm all for saving money but you use the golf ball on every shot so kind of important.  For me, I'm losing or wrecking 1 ball every couple rounds, sometimes more obviously and sometimes less.  But back to the OP post, I'd go with the Snell balls.  

I might lose 2 or 3 per round.  For me, spending less on balls means that I can afford to play more golf.  When you play Pro V1s at $5 a ball and lose 3 per round, you are losing $15 worth of balls.  Over the course of a month, thats $45 worth of balls.

 

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Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Hybrid: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 3H

Irons: Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 54* and Top Flite chipper

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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On 3/29/2020 at 7:01 PM, Retrogolfer36 said:

I might lose 2 or 3 per round.  For me, spending less on balls means that I can afford to play more golf.  When you play Pro V1s at $5 a ball and lose 3 per round, you are losing $15 worth of balls.  Over the course of a month, thats $45 worth of balls.

 

I don't think there is a better ball on the market than Snell. Having said that, if you lose 2-3 balls a round then I'd say play the cheapest ball you can buy that performs the way you want it to.

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I have not tried a Maxfli but the Snell MTB-X is an excellent ball.  I am kind of a ball snob and only play Titleist Pro V1 or V1x but I have played the Snell MTB-X and really liked them but I felt the Pro V's were slightly better around the green for me.  

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1 hour ago, braincramp said:

I don't think there is a better ball on the market than Snell. Having said that, if you lose 2-3 balls a round then I'd say play the cheapest ball you can buy that performs the way you want it to.

I dont know about that.  Its not like Snell has his own ball plant and I really doubt how much of the design he really does anymore.  I highly doubt that a mom 'n pop company like Snell is sending his ball designs to Foremost and has his own QC people at the plant in Taiwan, ensuring that the quality is good.

I think that what a lot of people forget with these DTC companies is that 2, 3 and even 4-piece ball technology is pretty old tech.  Theres nothing really revolutionary about golf balls anymore, so what exactly is Dean Snell designing?

IMO, with all of these DTC companies, its all in what brand image you buy into.  Vice was about cutting out the middle man, Snell and Quantix are all about former designers who started their own company, Seed is kind of about a subscription based model.  All of their balls are made by Foremost though and it wouldnt surprise me at all if they werent exactly the same ball.

Yes, Dean Snell has designed some of the best golf balls ever but that was a long time ago, I just have a really hard time believing that he has a whole lot of a hand in it anymore.  Having said that, Ive played Snell balls and they are quite good.

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Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* 

Hybrid: Mizuno MP Fli-Hi 3H

Irons: Mizuno T-Zoid True 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Mizuno S18 54* and Top Flite chipper

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A-02

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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23 minutes ago, Retrogolfer36 said:

I dont know about that.  Its not like Snell has his own ball plant and I really doubt how much of the design he really does anymore.  I highly doubt that a mom 'n pop company like Snell is sending his ball designs to Foremost and has his own QC people at the plant in Taiwan, ensuring that the quality is good.

I think that what a lot of people forget with these DTC companies is that 2, 3 and even 4-piece ball technology is pretty old tech.  Theres nothing really revolutionary about golf balls anymore, so what exactly is Dean Snell designing?

IMO, with all of these DTC companies, its all in what brand image you buy into.  Vice was about cutting out the middle man, Snell and Quantix are all about former designers who started their own company, Seed is kind of about a subscription based model.  All of their balls are made by Foremost though and it wouldnt surprise me at all if they werent exactly the same ball.

Yes, Dean Snell has designed some of the best golf balls ever but that was a long time ago, I just have a really hard time believing that he has a whole lot of a hand in it anymore.  Having said that, Ive played Snell balls and they are quite good.

Snell has 40 patents to his name and several more are pending. He is still considered "the man" when it comes to design. You're way off base with your assumptions in my opinion. Video below is worth the watch

 

 

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I haven't played Maxfli in years.  But the Snell's MTB are leading the way...

a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

c. Right-Handed

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I really like the Snell MBTX. However, have you considered Vice. The Vice Pro is $5 cheaper per dozen and performs similarly. 

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When I have played both, I have liked the Snell MTB Black more than the X. Most of you seem to like the X more. Why?  For me, the Black is longer and I don’t that much difference in my short game.

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We cannot get Snell downunder but I have read great reviews on them. I use the Seed 01 which I find comparable to the Pro V1.

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The Maxfli’s are the bomb for me.....distance and control are key.
Not to mention the price. Bought 2 for $50 then had a $20 off at Dick’s....makes them $20/dozen.


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I play Snell MTB Black.  They feel great off the driver, they don't over spin on my iron shots and I really like how they feel off the putter.  If I am playing a Captain's Choice, I will use the MTB X for a few more yards, more shot shaping with irons, I just have to be aware of spin on the greens.

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6 minutes ago, Gman24 said:

I play Snell MTB Black.  They feel great off the driver, they don't over spin on my iron shots and I really like how they feel off the putter.  If I am playing a Captain's Choice, I will use the MTB X for a few more yards, more shot shaping with irons, I just have to be aware of spin on the greens.

I am right there with you. Love Snell MTB  Black/X. It feels like these balls jump off the driver/irons. Can’t beat the price ordering in bulk either if you go in with a couple buddies. 
 

 

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Can't beat the price for performance.  I usually save all my number 3 balls and give them to other people randomly to help support spreading the word for Snell.  

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Snell is a great ball for the price.  No problem continuing to play them.  

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I have played both and find they perform very similar for me.  (MTBx and Maxfli Tour)  At full price it would be Snell they are a better value.  However, Dicks has been discounting the Maxfli balls.  Currently they are buy 1 get one free so they are under $20 a dozen.  Don't see how you could get a better ball for the money.  There have been other promos at 2 for $40 and 2 for $50.  

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I was playing the Snell MTB -X ball and really liked it, when MGS sent out the email about the Mafli tour x ball was on sale at Dicks awhile back I decided to try them and some odd reason I feel like I can control the Maxfli ball little bit better then the snell ..I feel like the snell was longer but I just felt like I couldn't control it.... might just be me though.

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But truthfully I dont think you could go wrong with either.. 

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I have played both. Both preformed well for me shot 2 of my best rounds with Snell but Maxfli has been very consistent. Honestly they are two very good golf balls so whatever is on sale is what I’m using.


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I have been playing snell for 2 years now and absolutely love them, I also have played vice pro plus this winter in Arizona. I used the same ball for 3 rounds and performance never dropped. Although once I brought it up, I shanked the ball into a pond.  So my advice would be snell or vice, and don't get cocky!

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On 5/9/2020 at 10:14 AM, Erik-M said:

I have been playing snell for 2 years now and absolutely love them, I also have played vice pro plus this winter in Arizona. I used the same ball for 3 rounds and performance never dropped. Although once I brought it up, I shanked the ball into a pond.  So my advice would be snell or vice, and don't get cocky!

Love Snell so far, going to try Vice soon and then stick with whatever ball I pick for the foreseeable future.

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