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I just switched from the PV1 to ZStar, so it's going to take a lot to get me to switch back. Though if this is a firm ball at the "tour level" I'm interested. The Tour Soft was a disappointment.

And also isn't this level already home to the AVX??

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My guess is that this ball is intended for people who don't really follow equipment/balls that closely and don't want to pay for Pro V's.  I guess we'll have to see if there is a full review/comparison, but I'd bet that these will perform worse than the options from Bridgestone and Srixon at about the same price. For people in the know, there doesn't seem to be any upside here other than the titleist name. 

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On 8/5/2020 at 3:05 PM, Zimbo Slice 12 said:

I guess that's just the upcharge you pay for the Titleist name then.

ProV ($50) vs Z-Star ($40) in the tour category and Tour Speed ($40) vs Q-Star and Q-Star Tour ($30) in the upper mid-market category

I have just always refused to pay that premium just for the name on the cover

This understates the price differences as Srixon balls are often on sale.  In June, I got two dozen Z Stars for $20 a dozen as part of their BOGO sale.

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On 8/6/2020 at 4:04 PM, Tsmithjr9 said:

I just switched from the PV1 to ZStar, so it's going to take a lot to get me to switch back. Though if this is a firm ball at the "tour level" I'm interested. The Tour Soft was a disappointment.

And also isn't this level already home to the AVX??

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That is a question I had.  How is this new ball different from the AVX.

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$40 a dozen though.  I'll keep my Maxfli Tours and Spalding SD Tours.

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How does the Titleist Tour Speed compare to Taylormade Tour Reponse.  Both a tier down than their big brother golf ball in their respective brands.

Taylormade Original One Mini, 13.4 deg, Reg Shaft

Taylormade Sim Draw 5-Wood

Taylormade M4 4-Hybrid

Taylormade P790 Irons (5i-AW)

Cleveland 3.0 C Wedge

Cleveland CBX2 54 Deg

Cleveland 3.0 S Wedge

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This summer I started  playing the Srixon QStar Tour and was really liking them. I saw the Tour Speed at my local range and decided to give them a try. So far I'm  really like liking the ball its a little longer than the Srixon, plays really well around the green I usually get 6"-12" of roll out after it hits. Previously my ball of choice was Snell but I decided to try something different to see if there was a ball around same price point that I could get locally. After saying all of that i'd have to say I am torn between going back to Snell or starting to play the Tour Speed. 

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Decided to try these out. Just from my garage hitting bay, all I can say is holy smokes they come off hot. Even on the putter, they seem to really jump off the face. 

Will be playing a round with them today. Will try and follow up with distance and spin feedback.

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Titleist still hasn’t addressed my issue with the cuts and scuffs. They asked for pics and left me on read like a girl putting me in the friend zone.
I’m pretty disappointed with the response.
Looks like I’ll be buying non-Titleist balls from here out.


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I have tried a handful of new balls from Titleist, Bridgestone, Callaway, Taylormade, and RZN. I keep coming back to Srixon XVs based on personal performance, and MGS testing. They spin as much as you want, they’re long, and they’re durable for much less than ProV1. But, being a golf junkie I bought 2 sleeves of Tour Speeds yesterday, so I’ll give them a shot soon. 

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