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My gamer is the Oncore Elixr.  I love it... best feel ever, perfect amount of spin for my game.  My only issue is that is slightly shorter than some other balls I have used but no big deal I use it anyway.  That said, when I play in scrambles and such I'd like to get a little more distance if I can and I usually find that with the Titleist Velocity.  Only problem is that its slightly too hard and doesn't spin.  Is there a ball that is very much like the Velocity but maybe is just a smidge softer (only a little) and has a smidge more spin?

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Try the Tour Soft. It will play Jedi mind tricks on you.

From the Titleist advertising it sounds like exactly what you are looking for.

A touch softer, with a touch more spin.

The Wilson Duo Pro or the Q Star Tour might fit the bill too.

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I’m an Elixr player as well and while I don’t have the same experience as you, I will say that the Duo Pro would be a good start.


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I guess first question is why you are looking for a different ball just for scrambles?  Scrambles aren't won off the tee, they are won on the greens.  I would think switching to a different ball that goes longer and spins more could have a negative affect on approach shots and putting.  

That said I'd be looking at quality urethane cover balls, the new Bridgestone B series has some good buzz, Snell MTB, Srixon Z Star series and of course the Pro V's are all great balls that don't sacrifice distance for spin.

Check out this article from MGS for some great info on golf balls  https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

Try the Tour Soft. It will play Jedi mind tricks on you.

From the Titleist advertising it sounds like exactly what you are looking for.

A touch softer, with a touch more spin.

The Wilson Duo Pro or the Q Star Tour might fit the bill too.

I'm with Alan on this. My normal gamer is PRO V1X but in really cold weather (40* temps)  I switch to Tour Soft

@SmoothG Now as to use in a scramble - not sure I quite understand unless you're out driving your partners by a whole  bunch.  I typically think of a scramble as a strategy game especially if you're playing 'step aside'. If we're playing that game we may take a shorter distance ball if we know that the next person hitting is better with their fairway or short game.  Another way to think about the strategy in that (step aside) game is think about the hole from the green backwards - making sure that the best putter doesn't have to step aside on the green, then the best short gamer, etc. etc. 

 

 

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Don't sacrifice the stopping power of urethane.  But feel free to sacrifice the expense and check out Snell's urethane balls, especially the MTB-X.  I was a dyed-in-the-wool Pro V1X guy until @JohnSmalls put a sleeve of these in a prize box for me.  I haven't looked back.  In fact, I'm reviewing them in the AlignXL review right now.

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I concur with most of the posters above that you shouldn’t give up the stopping power of urethane. From my experience, I’d say the Q-Star Tour and the Tour Soft are the best of both worlds. 

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23 hours ago, hckymeyer said:

 

Thanks for the advice guys. I think you are right, I shouldn't give up the control I have around the green and I'm gonna make sure to keep the Elixr in play for all rounds, no matter the format. 

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