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I remember hearing Tony say he does not like Matte golf balls. He had a performance reason. I thought there was an article about it but I cannot find it.. Anyone remember the reason? Or able to point me in the right direction? 

Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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Is this what you were looking for: https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/

"Also, cheaper (2-piece) balls and matte finish balls are affected more significantly by moisture."

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Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Nippon Modus 120 S
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17 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Is this what you were looking for: https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/

"Also, cheaper (2-piece) balls and matte finish balls are affected more significantly by moisture."

Not sure if it was from the ball test, but could have been. I know he has brought it up a few times on no putts... 

Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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This was a topic on this No Putts Given Podcast. (specific comment at 38:05). The negative is related to ball being wet.

https://mygolfspy.com/warning-are-you-playing-this-golf-ball-noputtsgiven-38/

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Probably not the best thread for it given the matte ball bashing, but since I'm switching to the Pix, I have about 50 near mint Project (s) matte orange balls I'll sell cheap 😉 

Driver: PXG 0211 9*(set at 7.5*) Tensei Pro White 60g
Woods: PXG 0211 16.5* Tensei Pro Blue 70g
Hybrid/Irons/Wedges: PXG 0211 SteelFiber 95g
Putter: PXG Blackjack / SeeMore Mini Giant Deep Flange 34”

Bag: Vessel Player III Stand Bag - White

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Love the Cally Supersoft Matte green!! Also have the red..you can see the green ball from all over the course.  I love the feel, and distance is not a problem(my swing speed is 80), and the SS has nice manners around the green. This ball is my gamer all year. When it gets cooler here in the Chicago area, I don't have to look for a softer ball. Have played the same sleeve for 3 rounds with no problem-got a little dirty. Ball washer cleaned them up no problem. Never thought about moisture absorption. Ball performs for me.

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The problem with the matt finish balls was moisture staying on the outside of the ball not moisture absorption. The ball would slide up the clubface more and not grab as quick to promote the desired spin. If you don't play in the morning with dew or on rainy days you will never notice a difference other than getting dirty faster.

:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

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Absolutely hated the maxfli tour x in matte finish. Had no idea I bought them vs the standard color. Too much spin. Didn’t feel like the gripped as well on the grooves for iron shots. 

:titelist-small: TS3 9.5 Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0

:titelist-small: TS3 15.5 3W Fuji Speeder Tour Spec

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White or King Cobra UT 18.5 with KBS C Taper

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-GW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM7 54 and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex stiff

:odyssey-small:  Double Wide Stroke Lab 2019 with Super Stroke Tour 3.0

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8 minutes ago, RollingGreens said:

Too much spin. Didn’t feel like the gripped as well on the grooves for iron shots. 

This is a little confusing to me.  If it doesn't grip well, it should have too LITTLE spin, not too much.  Or was it too much spin with some clubs, and too little with others?

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:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

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6 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

This is a little confusing to me.  If it doesn't grip well, it should have too LITTLE spin, not too much.  Or was it too much spin with some clubs, and too little with others?

Instead of feeling like their was solid contact on wedge and shorter iron shots it felt as if it started spinning up the club head along impact. It never felt like it fully engaged at impact. As opposed to the direct contact on the club face at impact prior to the ball beginning it’s ascent

:titelist-small: TS3 9.5 Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0

:titelist-small: TS3 15.5 3W Fuji Speeder Tour Spec

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White or King Cobra UT 18.5 with KBS C Taper

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-GW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM7 54 and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex stiff

:odyssey-small:  Double Wide Stroke Lab 2019 with Super Stroke Tour 3.0

:Snell: MTB-X Golf Ball or Vice Pro Plus

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

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With the driver I would say it amplified spin numbers. Especially side spin on fades. 

:titelist-small: TS3 9.5 Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0

:titelist-small: TS3 15.5 3W Fuji Speeder Tour Spec

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White or King Cobra UT 18.5 with KBS C Taper

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-GW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM7 54 and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex stiff

:odyssey-small:  Double Wide Stroke Lab 2019 with Super Stroke Tour 3.0

:Snell: MTB-X Golf Ball or Vice Pro Plus

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

:CaddyTek: V8 3 Wheel Push Cart

Leupod Gx2i3 Rangefinder

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It is interesting that the matte ball segment seems to be growing. I really do not understand the popularity.. 

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Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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I play matte in several colors (easier to see than white for my old eyes) and they perform very well for me however, they do hold the mud and dirt more than a glossy ball. With no ball washers on courses last year (in PA.), it was a pain cleaning them during a round.

Ping G400 Max @ 9 degrees

Ping G400 Stretch 3W

Ping G400 3i Hybrid

Cleveland 2009 launcher 4i Hybrid (also a 2i and 1i not currently in the bag)

Ping G700 5-9, PW, GW, SW (Green Dot and 3/4" length addition)

Ping Glide-3 60 Deg. LW (Green Dot) (also a Glide-2 58 deg LW and Glide 54 Deg SW not in the bag)

All Golf Pride CP2 Wrap Midsize Grips

Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 11 Putter 35" w/oversize grip

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