Jump to content
miketratnik

Recommend a lower spinning ball?

Recommended Posts

Our Sponsors

I'm looking to make a ball change.  I'm playing the TP5.  Though it's cool to watch it spin back when I'm hitting it well, it just balloons on me in the wind and I get little roll out with the driver.  I tried the TP5x but didn't really get a great feel for it.

So is there any recommendations for lower spinning ball that can still have some stopping power on the greens? I actually prefer playing a bit more roll out on chips.  I don't really care too much for soft feel but I don't want to hit pebbles either.  I hit an MTB-X today for a few holes (until I hit it into a river) and it seemed ok, but had a really high ball flight.  Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Firmer balls spin more on partially shots. Feel does not equal spin. 

If you're looking for lower spin everywhere the Titleist AVX would be a good choice. If you want a bit more spin and ballspeed, the prov1x left dash would be another option 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if you'll see any more or less spin but I find the Srixon Z star XV and Bridgestone Tour B XS are extremely controllable. On any given day I could game either as they are that predictable. Also, they both perform excellently in wind and seem to punch right through.

IMO they both feel similar and are slightly firmer feeling than what you're playing. Not bad firm but solid firm. I feel like I can get a nice roll on bump and run shots and put stopping spin on them without zipping backward from longer range. They also both check up nicely from shots off the green. 

For a less expensive 3 piece option, I love the TM Project (a). Slightly more spin but a very consistent ball with a nice flight and feel. This is my usual gamer. 
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jlukes said:

Firmer balls spin more on partially shots. Feel does not equal spin. 

If you're looking for lower spin everywhere the Titleist AVX would be a good choice. If you want a bit more spin and ballspeed, the prov1x left dash would be another option 

Hit the nail on the head. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For lower spinning, I do really like the AVX but my favorite is the Duo-Professional.

 

No ballooning and it's actually a great wind ball. Straightest urethane ball off driver I've ever played.

 

Compared to all I've sampled very recently, the TP5, TP5x, Z-Star, XV, Tour BX, RB Tour, and MTBx, of course it's also the softest feeling.

 

Mid iron spin is comparable for me, there is less spin off wedges but more often hop & stop rather than pulling it back so much. I'm not a high spin chipper so I find that it performs similar to most there.

 

Distance wise, you'd think a lower compression would hurt a higher swing speed but I only find it shorter than the TP5x, XV and MTBx and not by very much.

 

FWIW, TXG did a comparison between the Duo-Urethane (prior version) and XV on the GCQuad. Matt who swings 120+ mph was only 5 yards shorter carry/total with driver (he admits that he over-swung with one for the W/S to try to drive ball speed up) and his 6-iron numbers were essentially identical across the board. They didn't hit wedges as it was just a distance test.

 

I tested the Duo-U extensively in 2018, the soft feel was a goof, and find the Duo-Pro to be marginally better in the right areas. A little more mid iron spin, a little more wedge spin, a fraction firmer, same straight performance off longer clubs.

 

I've been trying like heck to find another ball because for whatever reason, I'd rather my ball of choice be something other than Wilson Staff.

 

But despite my recent golf ball carousel for the last year, if playing a tournament or important match tomorrow, while it's still surprising to me... I'm going with the Duo-Pro.

 

To be clear though, harder is inderd faster, I don't dispute that. But wrt lower spin, the Duo-Pro makes up the difference for me to provide similar distances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm surprised the TP5X did not meet your needs. Since you had already gamed the TP5 the X is just a bit firmer. I found off the driver and full iron shots it flies high and straight with not a ton of spin. Yet when really clipped with a wedge it can stop on a dime.
I'll repeat what a few have already said. The AVX is a premium ball that has less spin everywhere.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Popeye64 said:

I'm surprised the TP5X did not meet your needs. Since you had already gamed the TP5 the X is just a bit firmer. I found off the driver and full iron shots it flies high and straight with not a ton of spin. Yet when really clipped with a wedge it can stop on a dime.
I'll repeat what a few have already said. The AVX is a premium ball that has less spin everywhere.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
 

Yeah I was surprised too.  I can't explain it but I just didn't like the ball.  Plus, they seemed to scuff really easy.  I was kicking around the AVX or the Z Star XV. Thanks for the feedback 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Popeye64 said:

I'm surprised the TP5X did not meet your needs. Since you had already gamed the TP5 the X is just a bit firmer. I found off the driver and full iron shots it flies high and straight with not a ton of spin. Yet when really clipped with a wedge it can stop on a dime.
 

 

... Like all golf equipment balls can be personal depending on many different factors. But for me too, the TP5x combined with P790 low spin irons produce the best combo I have ever played in the wind. Not so good on hard, fast desert greens where more spin is desirable but for almost all other conditions I have not found a better combo. The TP5x has been my favorite ball ever since it was released. But on really hard and fast desert greens I switch to my P760's and the TP5. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
... Like all golf equipment balls can be personal depending on many different factors. But for me too, the TP5x combined with P790 low spin irons produce the best combo I have ever played in the wind. Not so good on hard, fast desert greens where more spin is desirable but for almost all other conditions I have not found a better combo. The TP5x has been my favorite ball ever since it was released. But on really hard and fast desert greens I switch to my P760's and the TP5. 
Those 790s can really produce some knuckleballs. Add a low spin ball and I can see your dilemma.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

... The flip side of the low spin, is both the TP5x and P790's produce a very high ball flight. So under most conditions the combo has no problems holding a green. But a few courses I play in Phoenix don't even produce a ball mark so hard and fast is almost an understatement. Yet in the softer conditions here in the Chicago suburbs they land and stop almost immediately or roll out a foot or two max, so I never have to take spinning the ball back into my calculations.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...