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22 hours ago, Wedgie said:

My second and third lowest rounds of my life were with the Top Flite D2 Feel+. 15 pack that is usually 2 fifteen packs for $30.

Used to play the D2 Feel and thought it was a really good performer for the price. I've also enjoyed the Bridgestone e5 in the past, as well as the Titleist DT Solo (now TruSoft). Most recently I picked up a Titleist Velocity on the course. Normally I would just give them to one of my playing partners, but I was having a rough day and was already low on golf balls so I put it in play. I was surprised how much spin I was able to put on it with a wedge in my hand - not so much from greenside, but at least two or three times from 100~ yards I was able to stop it on a dime.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 17* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (3-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 54* & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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I wouldnt think that it would be too difficult to find something as good or better than the Nike Mojo.  No offense.  Youre probably looking at any budget 2-piece ball or 3-piece performing just as well, if not better.

You could literally insert whatever brand name you like and find something that works.

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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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I've been hoarding Srixon Z-star prior generation balls at $20 per dozen

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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On 6/2/2020 at 3:41 PM, stj51 said:

The Nike Mojo is my all time favorite ball, it was cheap, reliable for me, and I hit it straight with good distance, I was wondering if anyone has found a similar ball that performs the same way for the price point. I'm pretty happy with the Bridgestone ball's performance that I play but always nice to have a cheaper back up. 

I have not completely bought into the "fitted ball" approach.  I've played lots of various balls and to be really honest, just don't see that significant a difference in performance... mine or the balls.  I've played some of my best rounds with mediocre, mid range balls, and some of my worst rounds with tour level balls.  Heck, I've even had some great rounds playing granite stones as part of the MGS "Hard Rock Challenge"... go figure.

I have a 5 gallon bucket of "good balls"...most I have found, and the majority top rated. I pull from this inventory to backfill the bag as needed. In the last couple of years, I've been trying to stick with ProV1, Snell MTB, and Maxfli Tour to see if any of these really stand out between each other and the many other balls I have played.  Thus far, none stand out as in "wow, game changer".  Perhaps if I was a low single digit player, ball choice/performance would become more obvious?

So as to your question about a "budget ball", certainly those in my cache that were orphaned, free, and top quality, fit are budget balls.  But if I were buying balls right now, I'd probably be looking at Snell MTB or the Maxfli Tour especially on sale through Dicks ($19.99/dozen last year).  Based on my testing of the Maxfli Tour and Tour X (last year) and some Snell MTB's a fellow spy gave me, I think these offer the best technology and price point.

All that said, put a bunch of brand new packages of balls, of all models, from all the various manufacturers, on a table in front of me, and tell me to pick one; I'll grab the ProV1's everytime... go figure 🤣.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

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I have not completely bought into the "fitted ball" approach.  I've played lots of various balls and to be really honest, just don't see that significant a difference in performance... mine or the balls.  I've played some of my best rounds with mediocre, mid range balls, and some of my worst rounds with tour level balls.  Heck, I've even had some great rounds playing granite stones as part of the MGS "Hard Rock Challenge"... go figure.
I have a 5 gallon bucket of "good balls"...most I have found, and the majority top rated. I pull from this inventory to backfill the bag as needed. In the last couple of years, I've been trying to stick with ProV1, Snell MTB, and Maxfli Tour to see if any of these really stand out between each other and the many other balls I have played.  Thus far, none stand out as in "wow, game changer".  Perhaps if I was a low single digit player, ball choice/performance would become more obvious?
So as to your question about a "budget ball", certainly those in my cache that were orphaned, free, and top quality, fit are budget balls.  But if I were buying balls right now, I'd probably be looking at Snell MTB or the Maxfli Tour especially on sale through Dicks ($19.99/dozen last year).  Based on my testing of the Maxfli Tour and Tour X (last year) and some Snell MTB's a fellow spy gave me, I think these offer the best technology and price point.
All that said, put a bunch of brand new packages of balls, of all models, from all the various manufacturers, on a table in front of me, and tell me to pick one; I'll grab the ProV1's everytime... go figure 🤣.

Hahaha I love finding ProV1’s that are still in good shape, I try to back fill those into my bag. I know since I’ve been more picky about what I’m playing my rounds have been more consistent. I haven’t tried the Snells so may give them a try as well, everyone is giving them good reviews.


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:titelist-small: - Driver - TSi2 10 deg, -1 Length, Project X TSi Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 60 (6.0)
:titelist-small:  - Fairway Wood - TSi2 3 Wood 15 deg, -½ Length, Project X TSi Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 70 (6.0)
:titelist-small: - Hybrid - TS2 Hybrid 19 deg Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 80 HYB (6.0)
:titelist-small: - Hybrid - TS2 Hybrid 23 deg Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 80 HYB (6.0)
:titelist-small: - Irons T200 (6 - W 48) True Temper AMT Black (S300)
:titelist-small: - Wedge - SM7 52.12 F Grind, True Temper Vokey Wedge (Wedge Flex)
:titelist-small:  - Wedge - SM8 56.12 D Grind, True Temper Vokey Wedge (Wedge Flex)
:titelist-small:  - Wedge - SM8 60.12 D Grind, True Temper Vokey Wedge (Wedge Flex)
:scotty-small: - 2020 Newport Select, Pistolini Grip, 35"
:titelist-small: - ProV1 

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15 hours ago, dlow206 said:

I've been hoarding Srixon Z-star prior generation balls at $20 per dozen

At that price I'd hoard the heck out of them too!

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:wilson_staff_small: D200 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
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On 6/2/2020 at 7:12 PM, StrawberryShortCake said:

For me after playing Prov1s then Srixon zstar xv, I decided I would try the qstar because its half the price of the zstar. I've been playing them for about 2 weeks now and I love them. Set a Personal best drive with a 250 carry and a personal best lowest score of 39 for 9 holes with these balls. I wont be changing balls for a while.

 

 

Was honestly going to recommend the Q-Star tour, got to be a tester when they got here and made the switch

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Driver  :titelist-small: TS 2, Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff 9.5* Setting, A2

Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

Putter:   :cameron-small: Scotty Cameron Golo 5

Right Handed 

Pittsburgh, PA

 

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Found one u left in the bushes today....

The Nike Mojo is my all time favorite ball, it was cheap, reliable for me, and I hit it straight with good distance, I was wondering if anyone has found a similar ball that performs the same way for the price point. I'm pretty happy with the Bridgestone ball's performance that I play but always nice to have a cheaper back up. 
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 :ping-small:G410 LST 7* W/ UST V2 84-gram S-shaft

 :ping-small:G400 Strength 3 wood 12* W/ UST V2 94-gram S-shaft

 :tour-edge: EXS PRO Hybrid 19* & 22* W/ 6.0 SMOKE 80g

:srixon-small: Z585 5-PW MODUS Tour S-105 / May switch out to S400's in the future

 :cleveland-small:CBX FULL FACE 56* & Smart Sole 4 G/W 50*

 :cleveland-small:Cleveland Classic Collection HB 2 Black Pearl putter

:Snell:MTB-X Yellow

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Srixon balls are going BOGO in a few days for their Father's Day special. 

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Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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Srixon balls are going BOGO in a few days for their Father's Day special. 
Thanks for the head's up!

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Driver: Titleist 915 D3 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: Titleist 714CB 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey SM5 & SM6 50/54/58

Putter: Odyssey Versa #7 32"

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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played some of my best rounds with Nike PD long

Driver- Cobra Speedzone 9° default_cobra-small.jpg.bf0039c0fa211a003217e70e184035fa.jpg

Woods- Sub70 Pro 5-Wood   08e84065c69a5a06ed8fec52d91a.jpg.08662cdc8041ba1124fe725b926a5e95.jpg  

Utility- Titleist 718 T-MB 4 Utility  default_titelist-small.jpg.d620943db19c6c6f477d78c3e6dcfb1b.jpg

Irons- Sub70 649 MB Tour 5-PW, 699 Pro 2U  08e84065c69a5a06ed8fec52d91a.jpg.08662cdc8041ba1124fe725b926a5e95.jpg

Wedges- Cleveland Zipcore RTX 52°,56°, 60°  default_cleveland-small.jpg.0615c53919b7f92c3524630e353b33bb.jpg

Putter- Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 default_cameron-small.gif.dd99234f0267bb38c40c23053034a445.gif

Ball- Titleist ProV1x default_titelist-small.jpg.d620943db19c6c6f477d78c3e6dcfb1b.jpg  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've got a bunch of different brand balls in my stash. Last year I was on a quest to see what I really like, and I am still working through them. However, I tend to favor the OnCore Avant55 and Srixon Soft Feel equally.

 

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 PXG 0211 12° driver w/Project X Cypher R flex  shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 25° 5 hybrid w/Kuro Kage Black shaft

Lazrus 27° 6 hybrid w/Lazrus  graphite shaft
PXG 0211DC irons 7-PW w/Project X Cypher graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

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On 6/2/2020 at 7:12 PM, StrawberryShortCake said:

For me after playing Prov1s then Srixon zstar xv, I decided I would try the qstar because its half the price of the zstar. I've been playing them for about 2 weeks now and I love them. Set a Personal best drive with a 250 carry and a personal best lowest score of 39 for 9 holes with these balls. I wont be changing balls for a while.

 

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Same here.  I’ve been playing those for 2 years now.

I just restocked (10 dozen) with the recent buy one get one sale. Hopefully I’m good funtil next years sale. 😜

  :ping-small: G425 Max 9*(set at 10*) Distanza 

  :callaway-small: ‘18 Rogue 15* Quaranta

  :cleveland-small: Hy-wood 18* Cypher

  :cleveland-small: Halo Launcher XL 4-DW Cypher   

  :cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58* DG 115

   :odyssey-small: White Hot OG Double Wide 34”

   :OnCore: Elixir Yellow round things

   :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5+ Black stand bag 

 

             

             

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I started playing OnCore Elixr this year after playing Snell’s last year. I get good distance out of the ball and a lot of action on the green. Plus they are budget friendly at $33/dozen. They have a less expensive ball, avant, that I’ve never played.

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Up until Costco bought out the Kirkland 3 Piece my gaming ball was a Seed 001 https://seedgolf.com/ . It is the closet thing I have found to a Pro v1 at 2/3 the price $40AUD. However as I am in the process of rebuilding my swing I looked for something more cost effective and have found the Kirkland to be superb. Only two issue I have found is the that the cover makes easily and I get way two much spin at times. But $ for $ they cannot be bet $42 for 24 balls.

Callaway Epic Flash 9 Degree

Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood 15 Degree

Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid 19 Degree

Callaway Steelhead Pro 4-AW Irons

Cleveland 54 Degree Wedge Steel Shaft

Recoil Graphite Shafts in all Callaway

Cobra Vintage Series Stingray 40

Preferred ball - Seed 001

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Picked up Srixon soft feel(2020) at Dicks, 2 dzn for $20. Pretty damn decent ball. Crossfield did a test of all the Srixon options and even in his test it performed decent.

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Cobra Speedzone 9*

Callaway Mavrik 15*

Sub70 939x hybrid 19*

Sub70 699 Pro 5-pw

Cleveland RTX3 54/58

Ping Sigma2 Tyne darkness

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On 6/2/2020 at 2:41 PM, stj51 said:

The Nike Mojo is my all time favorite ball, it was cheap, reliable for me, and I hit it straight with good distance, I was wondering if anyone has found a similar ball that performs the same way for the price point. I'm pretty happy with the Bridgestone ball's performance that I play but always nice to have a cheaper back up. 

I have been playing TaylorMade Project (a) Golf Balls and Pro v1's.

Had to make a Costco run so these came home for me to try out.  I am going to go out on Monday to give them a go. I will be courious to see how they are.  For $25 I had to get them, worst thing is they turn into backyard balls.

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Titleist AP2 (first gen) standard lie/length True Temper DG s300 stiff flex

Ping I20 Stiff flex 10.5 loft

Right handed

Born and raised Napa CA

 

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Another vote for Kirkland, funny story, wife and I are getting ready to sell our home, while clearing my closet I found 12 dozen of the original Kirkland 4 piece and 4 dozen of the 3 piece.

I found that the 4 piece performed pretty close to a Pro-V1, I actually spun it back like on T.V. a couple of times.

The 3 piece more of a hit and stop. 

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 DRIVER: default_cobra-small.jpg.125f3712aad21ad9f7ca2c672e34a299.jpg  Cobra F-8 set at 10.5,  Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 (R) 44 1/2 "

3 & 5 WOOD: default_callaway-small.jpg.a58e7c6760b71a9eb95d385ecc5d2200.jpg Callaway XR-16, Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 Red (R) 

IRONS 5-SW: default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-700, 2 upright, std loft  Alta CB (R) + 1/2"

HYBRID 3-4:  default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-410, 1 upright,  Alta CB 70 Red (R) + 1/2"

PUTTER: Byron Experimental GSS

 

 

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I won a dozen Q Stars with Tampa Bay Lightning logos....put a sleeve in my bag last Sunday and shot 78!
They roll out on the greens but once you get used to it you can manage it.


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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*), 5-6W(20*) both w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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On 7/13/2020 at 7:50 AM, Wasper007 said:

I started playing OnCore Elixr this year after playing Snell’s last year. I get good distance out of the ball and a lot of action on the green. Plus they are budget friendly at $33/dozen.

I did their trial sleeve promo and was really pleased with their performance. On the first hole I played them, I hit a little 40 yard clipper that didn't even bounce, it just stopped dead. Then on the next hole I hit a 7 iron that backed up about 5 feet. On a bermuda green. 

If I ever get my swing changes to stick and I get my ball flight down, maybe I could actually get away with playing a ball that spins this much. 😜

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Driver: :cobra-small: RADspeed 9* with Motore X F1 60S
Fun driver: :srixon-small: ZX5 9.5* with 47" Tensei CK White 60S
3-wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* with Diamana Limited 75S
5-wood: :cobra-small: RADspeed 18.5* with Motore X F3 60S
2i: :srixon-small: ZX with SteelFiber i95 Stiff

4i-7i :srixon-small: ZX7, 8i-PW Z-Forged, Modus3 Tour 120 S
50*, 54* :cleveland-small: RTX ZipCore Modus3 Tour 115
60* :cleveland-small: RTX Full Face ZipCore DG Spinner S400
Putter: :cleveland-small: HB Soft Premier 11s, :callaway-small: Toulon Chicago

Ball: Maxfli Tour, ProV1, or TP5x
Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer (2018) in black/white/copper

Using :ShotScope: to keep track of my shots
:SuperSpeed: and Fit for Golf 

Tested:
:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 3i-PW, KBS Tour-V 110S - Official Review
:titelist-small: Blind Ball Test (Ball #3 vs Ball #4) - Unofficial Review
:ShotScope:
 V3 GPS Watch + Tags - Official Review

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