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On 3/4/2021 at 11:50 AM, StrokerAce said:

So many choices now in the golf ball space; both exciting and can be somewhat confounding. 

What are you going with this year?
Sticking with the tried and true that you've used for years or thinking of something else?

I've tried to play mostly Srixon but will admit to branching out and trying some others like the Maxfli; have found a lower price version I'm thrilled with yet.

I'm frugal so I try not to go over 30 for a dozen, which cuts out a lot of the higher end balls.
I think this year I'm going to try the MTB-X. Can pick up a dozen on Amazon for 33 now and free ship w/prime. 

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I've been a MTB-X fan for the last year and half! Love em! Especially when they have their deals and when you can get some friends to go in on 5+ doz to get the best price. But then I picked up some clubhead speed and needed to drop some spin. So I found the Bridgestone Tour B X and gaming that this year.

Bag: Sun Mountain 4.5 14 way

Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 deg (set to 9.9 deg/"little minus") Oban Devotion 6 Stiff 65g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

3W: Ping G410 14.5 deg Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange Stiff 70g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Hybrids: 19 deg and 22 deg Ping G410 hybrid Mitsubishi C6 Black Stiff 80g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Irons: 5-PW Irons PXG 0211 KBS C Taper Tour 120 Stiff -0.50" Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Wedges: 50, 54 and 58 deg Callaway MD5 JAWS 10 deg bounce S Grind Grip GP MCC  Plus4 Midsize

Putter:  PXG Gen2 Spitfire Armlock 37.5" SuperStroke Flatso 3.0 17"

Game Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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Lostgolfballs.com is also a great place if you want to play around with balls and save some coin. They have a variety of quality of balls from near mint (maybe hit once or twice) to "good" which may have scuffs/marks. They also have tour practice balls different size packs, colored balls. 

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Bag: Sun Mountain 4.5 14 way

Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 deg (set to 9.9 deg/"little minus") Oban Devotion 6 Stiff 65g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

3W: Ping G410 14.5 deg Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange Stiff 70g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Hybrids: 19 deg and 22 deg Ping G410 hybrid Mitsubishi C6 Black Stiff 80g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Irons: 5-PW Irons PXG 0211 KBS C Taper Tour 120 Stiff -0.50" Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Wedges: 50, 54 and 58 deg Callaway MD5 JAWS 10 deg bounce S Grind Grip GP MCC  Plus4 Midsize

Putter:  PXG Gen2 Spitfire Armlock 37.5" SuperStroke Flatso 3.0 17"

Game Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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Tour B X is what I landed on this year. Tried out a slew of balls last year (CS, CSx, PV1, Z-Star, Z-Star XV, Tour B XS). This ball flies by far the best off the tee for me of everything I hit. What sold me was last weekend, playing a course with very small & fast greens that are a PITA to hold, and hit 2 full wedges, and 2 pitches to tap in distance with plenty of spin and check, which was my concern with this ball. When I first tried it last summer, I wasn't the biggest fan because it felt "too firm". I suspect that is because I was coming off of having played a bunch of much softer balls. Now, take into account our 5-6 month layoff in the midwest it was like starting fresh. I have played 3 rounds with them now, and after the time off they don't feel too firm at all and you cannot deny the performance of them. 

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:callaway-small: Big Bertha B21 10.5* w/ PX HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70/6.5

:ping-small: G410 SFT 16* 3-wood w/ Ping Alta CB S

:srixon-small: z585 2i, 4-AW w/ Modus3 120x

:cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack Raw 56.12 & 60.10 w/ Modus3 125w

:odyssey-small: White Hot OG #1WS w/ Stroke Lab @ 33"

:srixon-small: Z-Star

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Im pretty satisfied with the Bridgestone tour b x.  I want to try the bxs(tigers ball) , snell mtbx, and srixon zstar xv. 

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  • cobra mim black 52 & 56 wedges
  • Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas H7 putter
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Favorite right now would be the Bridgestone Tour B XS.  However, I have several sleeves of Pro V1's that I have from work as well as a lot of TP5x (2019) from buying the 5 dozen for $100 deal.  

Would prefer to stick with one, but will integrate those throughout different rounds.  Good performance with each so not too worried about it.

Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: TSI3 Smoke Black RDX

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

Putter:   :scotty-small: Phantom 5.5 34"      Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"      Taylormade Tour Black Spider 34"

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3 minutes ago, juspoole said:

Favorite right now would be the Bridgestone Tour B XS.  However, I have several sleeves of Pro V1's that I have from work as well as a lot of TP5x (2019) from buying the 5 dozen for $100 deal.  

Would prefer to stick with one, but will integrate those throughout different rounds.  Good performance with each so not too worried about it.

Wow - nice stash!

Tried the MTB-X a couple weeks ago and that is a nice nice ball. I'm a price-conscious ball shopper and this one is right on the mark for me. Might try the black just to see what difference there is but Snell makes a good ball. 

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So now that the weather is getting warmer, I started down this rabbit hole.  I did the Titleist ball demo a while back and was fitted into the ProV1 and the Left Dash, this past year I was playing the Srixon Z star XV, and the year prior I was playing the Bridgestone BXS.  I decided to try the Snell line this year as well....so this is where I am at so far:

I am NOT liking the Srixon due to quality control.  I posted on here a while ago about the cover and ball not being very durable so therefor once my stash is gone, I am not going back to them.  To be fair, Srixon gave me a few dozen balls to make up for some cover issues but I still don't think they are very durable so they are out!

Left dash is also out, just didn't fit what I wanted the ball to do.  While ProV1 is a nice ball, as expected.

I LOVED the Bridgestone line from two years ago and I may go back to them if I find a deal but unless that happens I have to say probably out as well.

I've played a few rounds with both Snell balls and I have to say I like the black better than the X.  I thought it would be the other way around but the black just feels better to me.  

So I did a head to head one day (tee shots, mid irons and chipping) and I have to say the Snell Black was right there in the mix with the ProV and Bridgestone.  So I gotta ask myself, why pay all the extra money for a ball that is comparable to the other two more expensive ones?  As of now, it's looking like Snell Black for me this year!

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   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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So far so good with the MTB-X ... really liking it but decided to mix in some black to see how they perform.

Bought 2 dozen of the black and X test pack to see the differences...

MTB Test Pack

Another AWESOME bonus is you typically know which ball is yours. 

I played with 3 guys yesterday who were all playing Titleist. LOL

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I’ve got a doz of 2018 model Bridgestone Tour B XS (blue/black box) i will most likely never play so if anyone wants to trade? Playing the new Tour B X this year. I like the firmer rocks like this and the MTB-X (my old gamer for last 2 years).

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Bag: Sun Mountain 4.5 14 way

Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 deg (set to 9.9 deg/"little minus") Oban Devotion 6 Stiff 65g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

3W: Ping G410 14.5 deg Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange Stiff 70g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Hybrids: 19 deg and 22 deg Ping G410 hybrid Mitsubishi C6 Black Stiff 80g Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Irons: 5-PW Irons PXG 0211 KBS C Taper Tour 120 Stiff -0.50" Grip GP MCC Plus4 Midsize

Wedges: 50, 54 and 58 deg Callaway MD5 JAWS 10 deg bounce S Grind Grip GP MCC  Plus4 Midsize

Putter:  PXG Gen2 Spitfire Armlock 37.5" SuperStroke Flatso 3.0 17"

Game Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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Stocked up for the season. Just took advantage recently of the free personalization, free shipping, buy 3 dozen get 1 free deal to acquire 12 dozen Bridgestone Tour BRX balls with Boom Shaka Laka printed in red on them.   Ready to whup some ass now.

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Ping G410 LST 10.5

Tour Edge EX 10 - 16.5

Tour Edge XCG7 - 21

Titleist 818 H1 - 25

Titleist AP3 6-48

Corey Paul Functional Art 52, 56 & 60

Odyssey O Works Black #7 with Stability Shaft

Bridgestone Tour BRX

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Had a very good round of golf this past weekend. Played one of the tighter courses near me and used my cheap balls from last year. While I was losing those, it gave me an excuse to walk in the shrubs. Found about two dozen of the new colored Bridgestone, maxfli, and Srixon balls, as well as a few ProV1s. All mint condition.

So I guess I now have several testers to see if any of them want to be my ball of choice this year. Nothing better than playing a tough course early in the year.

Rag tag bag, but it does the job. 

Taylormade R1 driver.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons. 

Assorted wedges.

Odyssey White Hot Pro putter.

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I have 3.5 dozen left of the Snell MTB-X and i like them. Tested the new TP5x Sunday (bought a sleeve to try). I liked how they played. Greens were plugged so couldn't test green side spin. Very workable. Might be something to consider if the pix practice balls go on sale later.

Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS with RDX Blue 70g S [back up and on life support Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5" ]

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: TAII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter 

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X and :OnCore: vero X1 (may dabble in proV1 at some point)

:Arccos:

 

 

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TaylorMade TP5-X for me this year. Worked well for the back half of 2020, so no reason to go away from it.

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH -  Project X EvenFlow 60 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Rangefinder: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Bought 5 dozen of the Snell MTB Black last month, hopefully I don't lose them too quickly.

Last year I was lucky enough to win a case of TP5 golf balls, which lasted me most of the year.  After that I bought various DTC balls Vice, Snell, Encore, RZN and Quantix, then tested them out and decided the MTB Black fit me the best.  Going to stick with those the rest of the year.

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The Bridgestone Tour B XS and RX seem to go straighter than any other urethane ball for me. I'm sure it's a mental thing, but the B logo matching my first initial also serves as free personalization. 😏

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:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/4H

:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 6-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*

:EVNROLL: ER2.2

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So far so good with the MTB-X ... really liking it but decided to mix in some black to see how they perform.
Bought 2 dozen of the black and X test pack to see the differences...
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Another AWESOME bonus is you typically know which ball is yours. 
I played with 3 guys yesterday who were all playing Titleist. LOL


That’s always a nice bonus...you never have to hear the “well I’m playing a Titleist 2 too” scenario 🤪

I don’t run into too many other Snell players.

I will say I found a TP5x last week and played it for 3 or 4 holes and really liked it, I might have to check out the TP5x practice balls that everyone is talking about


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:cobra-small: King F7+ UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 6F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 3W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5W UST Mamiya Chrome Elements 7F4 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 4 Hybrid Graphite Designs Tour AD-HY 95 Shaft

:cobra-small: King F7 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:cobra-small: King PuR Wedges 50*,54*,58* UST Mamiya Recoil 95 Shafts

:odyssey-small: Metal X Milled #7 with SuperStroke 3.0 grip

Arccos Generation 1 Sensors on all clubs

Snell MTB



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Top-Flite Hammer or Gamer. Long and holds the green. $30 for 2-15 ball boxes at Dicks.

Driver: Tommy Armour Atomic, 10.5, Senior Shaft

3 Wood: Cleveland FL, senior graphite shaft.

Adams Idea A12 OS, 3,4,5,6 hybrids, 7 - sand wedge. Senior flex graphite shafts

Ping Answer putter.

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On 3/5/2021 at 9:57 AM, B.Boston said:

For me its looking like Snell MTB-X is the leader in the clubhouse.  I've also still got a few Bridgestone Tour B X left too.  Plus a few leftover (starting to get beat up) early season Pro V1X to go through.  I'll try to play a few more rounds with both the Snell and Bridgestone, but based on my late rounds last year I don't see a reason to go with anything other than the Snell.  

Also, I'll be ordering mine with with the AlignXL printing.  I'm hooked.

These two balls seem to be the best fit for my game, want to give them both a good go, curious where you're finding the Snell with the AlignXL, that's a golfballs.com product, correct? I'm only seeing the Snell Sum for sale on there. 

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18 minutes ago, MFSOT said:

These two balls seem to be the best fit for my game, want to give them both a good go, curious where you're finding the Snell with the AlignXL, that's a golfballs.com product, correct? I'm only seeing the Snell Sum for sale on there. 

Hmm. I just checked too. Out of stock I’m guessing?  I’ve ordered the MTB-X from them before. 

on snells site they’re stating a delay in manufacturing and a 2 dozen max purchase right now. Could be why we don’t see it on Golfballs.com

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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5 - Motore X F3 6x | :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-wood - Ventus Blue 8s | :titelist-small: TSi3 20* Hybrid - KBS Proto 85s

:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - Nippon Modus 120x | :cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12C, 56.10V, 60.04W - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

:EVNROLL: ER2B | :titelist-small: Pro V1x | :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX9 Slope

 

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