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If Myspy tests say my Super Colorful favorite Matte Finish golf balls are hurting my score? I am depressed!

What is more important to me having balls that colorful match my pants, shoes or shirt. Or a lower score 

What is more important to the rest of you?

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Lower my score is the top priority!

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Lower score or why play.
I have seen the Matte balls roll out on a green far less that a standard covered ball. Realized that on the Pinehurst practice green Thisledew. It was the only ball that could be stopped on quite a few holes.

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Those balls just hurt my eyes!  Do you know why the PGA Superstore has piles of them up front by the check out counters?  So you can find the check out!  Low score is top priority.  

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Driver, Ping G400 11* SR Flex

3 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 17*  R Flex

5 Wood, TaylorMade SLDR 19* R Flex

Hybrid, Cobra Amp 24* R Flex

Irons, Wilson D200 R Flex (5 - Gap)

Wedges, Cleveland CBX 56* & 60*

Putter, Odyssey Marksman Fang 35"

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For me, golf is tricky enough and I don't want to make things any harder than they need to be. However, if you aren't seeing quantifiable differences in your game then keep playing what makes you happy. In the end, if you're not enjoying yourself on the course then why play? That being said, I don't care for the colorful balls so I'll continue on with my plain white ones.

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Driver: :mizuno-small: ST190 9.5° Fujikura Ventus Blue Velocore 6S
3 Wood: :mizuno-small: ST190 TS 15° Project X LZ60 6.0
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 4-PW Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: SCOR 4161 50° and :cleveland-small: RTX-3 54°, 58° (Edison Golf Forged on the way)
Putter: :taylormade-small: SpiderX Navy Blue 34"
Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

 

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On 5/20/2020 at 8:47 PM, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Those balls just hurt my eyes!  Do you know why the PGA Superstore has piles of them up front by the check out counters?  So you can find the check out!  Low score is top priority.  

Agreed all those matte finishes hurt my eyes real bad. Also lower score should always be the goal.


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:taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW Project X 6.5 LZ    VS   :ping-small: G710 4-UW Project X 6.5 LZ

:cleveland-small: 50, 54, 58 CBX2  Nippon Modus 125

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Lower scores for me too.  Matt finishes just never appealed to me personally anyway. 

But ultimately most of us play for fun, so enjoyment is key, if a given finish/colour combo is more enjoyable for you, or just helps you see your ball easier then go with it.

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Ive played some of the matte Maxfli balls lately and honestly, I dont think it really matters.  Just like most other things, I think its just another gimmick.  Matte golf balls, gloss golf balls, bright colored golf balls; I dont think it really matters.


Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?:

Woods: Titleist 913FD 13.5* 3-wood

Hybrid: Titleist 915HD 3H 

Irons: Titleist DCI 822 OS 6, 8 and PW

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 56*

Putter: Titleist Bullseye Standard

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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I personally use red matte finish balls for autumn golf here in wisconsin.I don't believe most amateur golfers are concerned that their balls go further, rather most of us are concerned with the cost of golf. I course I know a lot of name droppers that that use X brand. A yard or 5, meh.

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They're hurting your score because they apparently don't perform as well in wet conditions?   Do some testing of your own and find a ball that works for you and your game.

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I just try to get better which usually results in better scores.   I try to be consistent with balls I use. I also dont like the feel of those balls.

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It seems as though wet performance is the biggest issue. If you like colours then use a non matte one when the grass is wet


Driver: image.jpeg.34eaee8382f091fe0a3c22d07a128f3d.jpeg TS2 10.5* A-1 Tensai AV 55 Stiff

3 Wood: image.jpeg.e516c276ea3badda924b599efc74dc44.jpeg Epic BB Sub Zero Fujikura Pro 62 Stiff

Driving Iron: image.jpeg.693c1038c87ba93f656427286d5ff6c6.jpeg P790 UDI Project X, Hzrdus 85g

Irons: image.jpeg.b7214da2fa3cda117f55d5a1eca9bfdc.jpeg 0211 4-PW Elevate 95 Stiff

Wedges: image.jpeg.eefc27879a3aeb4584a2da0c9fc3cc61.jpeg RTX 4. 50, 56, 60 degrees

Putter: image.jpeg.5f24b023b8db3d017291f4cd9e670f90.jpeg Huntington Beach 11 

Ball: image.jpeg.4ebe90b87a3ca1ef4804bec7677e8df7.jpeg  Chrome Soft Truvis

 

 

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Lower scores. Plus the Maxfli matte look so dirty after just 1 or 2 holes


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Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero (8.5* HZRDUS Smoke Shaft)

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-3's 50* 54* and 58*

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  :srixon-small:  ZStar XV

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It seems as though wet performance is the biggest issue. If you like colours then use a non matte one when the grass is wet


I tested this last night and found the opposite to be true. There is a thread about it but I’m on my iPad and can’t link it right now. For me matte balls were more consistent in wet conditions.


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Interesting, I have only read about them and have never used them. I like my Truvis and won’t change. 


Driver: image.jpeg.34eaee8382f091fe0a3c22d07a128f3d.jpeg TS2 10.5* A-1 Tensai AV 55 Stiff

3 Wood: image.jpeg.e516c276ea3badda924b599efc74dc44.jpeg Epic BB Sub Zero Fujikura Pro 62 Stiff

Driving Iron: image.jpeg.693c1038c87ba93f656427286d5ff6c6.jpeg P790 UDI Project X, Hzrdus 85g

Irons: image.jpeg.b7214da2fa3cda117f55d5a1eca9bfdc.jpeg 0211 4-PW Elevate 95 Stiff

Wedges: image.jpeg.eefc27879a3aeb4584a2da0c9fc3cc61.jpeg RTX 4. 50, 56, 60 degrees

Putter: image.jpeg.5f24b023b8db3d017291f4cd9e670f90.jpeg Huntington Beach 11 

Ball: image.jpeg.4ebe90b87a3ca1ef4804bec7677e8df7.jpeg  Chrome Soft Truvis

 

 

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If it’s dry they play well.
They hold surface water which cause face skidding and green planing on landing. They are like glue on wet greens. They get dirty. Really dirty. and they hold sand. 
otherwise the Tour series are really good. Really. 
Experience. 

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