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Played with my son recently and noticed that he launches all his shots very high. He hits it a good distance but his high ball flight is really affected by wind and his fade shots move around too much. Looking for any recommendations on a low launching and lower flighted premium golf ball. Just changed the weights in his driver to the forward position to lower his driver trajectory to see if that helps but his new Callaway Apex irons are really flying high! Someone recommended AVX as a possibility.

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Standard ProV1

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X

:ping-small: G425 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X

:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X

:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 - Tour AD 95X

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

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AVX will be lowest in launch and spin. Prov1 is a good option that fits between avx and prov1x

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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I'd also recommend the AVX.  I found the flight too low for me but can vouch for it doing what it advertises.  I do wish it was firmer though.

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I’ve been playing the AVX for a while now to do this. Even with C-Tapers I still compete with NASA.

Embrace the launch.

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3 hours ago, Zooter999 said:

Played with my son recently and noticed that he launches all his shots very high. He hits it a good distance but his high ball flight is really affected by wind and his fade shots move around too much. Looking for any recommendations on a low launching and lower flighted premium golf ball. Just changed the weights in his driver to the forward position to lower his driver trajectory to see if that helps but his new Callaway Apex irons are really flying high! Someone recommended AVX as a possibility.

I'd recommend having a golf instructor look at his swing.   While a ball may have some influence, it's more likely his swing that is the major contributing factor.  Angle of attack, effective dynamic loft, and other variables will have much more influence on trajectory than what ball he's using.

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree set to +1, Aldila Extreme Green 55 gram R shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*) 5W (21*) 7W (24*) -- stock R shafts.

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I've always been a high-launch, high-spin guy. (I grew up in Houston with tall pines and not much wind...) I've been gaming the Z-Star XV as it's really stable in the wind, but it's definitely a high-launch ball and I'll probably switch to the standard Z-Star with the upcoming BOGO sale from Srixon (fingers crossed it's happening this year at least).

Other options are, as mentioned, both the AVX and the ProV1 (depending on his spin preferences) as well as the Maxfli Tour and the Mizuno RB Tour, again depending on his spin needs. And allegedly the Volvik S4 is about the lowest-launch/lowest-spin combo you can get, but I'm not playing a Volvik. YMMV.

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Based on the data in the ball labs so far, the premium balls with a low launch profile are the Bridgestone Tour BX and Wilson Staff Model. Check those out maybe.

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On 6/3/2021 at 4:38 PM, CarlH said:

I'd recommend having a golf instructor look at his swing.   While a ball may have some influence, it's more likely his swing that is the major contributing factor.  Angle of attack, effective dynamic loft, and other variables will have much more influence on trajectory than what ball he's using.

I second this. A different golf ball may be able to adjust launch by a degree or so, it won’t be noticeable to anyone without a tour card. A pro, particularly one that uses video and/or 3D recording would alter ball flight significantly more than any ball will. 

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Would consider the AVX, Bridgestone BX or the Z-Star

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1 hour ago, KOMalley8313 said:

I second this. A different golf ball may be able to adjust launch by a degree or so, it won’t be noticeable to anyone without a tour card. A pro, particularly one that uses video and/or 3D recording would alter ball flight significantly more than any ball will. 

I disagree. I’ve seen plenty of people of varying skills and swing speeds change balls and have significant better results. Several guys I played with in a regular group switched to q star, avx and similar balls and have less side to side dispersion and lower their ball flight because of spin.

My brother switched to avx and hit the ball lower and straighter.

A buddy who is near scratch with high swing speed hits moon balls with lots of spin used avx and bridgestone rx and significantly reduced spin and height 

Also seen some guys who are low swing speed play a firmer ball like the Prov1x pickup height and distance

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Also seen some guys who are low swing speed play a firmer ball like the Prov1x pickup height and distance

I resemble that - and why my fitter recommended V1X 

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I disagree. I’ve seen plenty of people of varying skills and swing speeds change balls and have significant better results. Several guys I played with in a regular group switched to q star, avx and similar balls and have less side to side dispersion and lower their ball flight because of spin.

My brother switched to avx and hit the ball lower and straighter.

A buddy who is near scratch with high swing speed hits moon balls with lots of spin used avx and bridgestone rx and significantly reduced spin and height 

Also seen some guys who are low swing speed play a firmer ball like the Prov1x pickup height and distance

I second this. Ive seen noticeably different ball flights, in my regular group, from ball changes. 7-15 handicaps. 

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Thanks to everyone who provided suggestions on balls and some swing thoughts. Think I will get him a dozen AVX for fathers day and see how they work!!

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On 6/3/2021 at 12:58 PM, Zooter999 said:

Played with my son recently and noticed that he launches all his shots very high. He hits it a good distance but his high ball flight is really affected by wind and his fade shots move around too much. Looking for any recommendations on a low launching and lower flighted premium golf ball. Just changed the weights in his driver to the forward position to lower his driver trajectory to see if that helps but his new Callaway Apex irons are really flying high! Someone recommended AVX as a possibility.

Dad???

Driver: default_titelist-small.jpg.af6c79e031d0a7016fffa91ce0212512.jpg TSi2 9.0* w/ Tensei blue stiff shaft // 3 Wood: default_titelist-small.jpg.af6c79e031d0a7016fffa91ce0212512.jpg TSi3 15* Tensei white stiff shaft

Hybrid: default_taylormade-small.jpg.e85cafcb95032f919dfafeb5fd18ac1e.jpg GAPR Hi 3h

Irons: default_titelist-small.jpg.af6c79e031d0a7016fffa91ce0212512.jpg T300 4-PW + 48* & 53*w/ KBS tour stiff

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Yes, he is a dad and I am a granddad. Even though your kids get older you still want to help them all you can. Golf is a difficult game and getting better is a lifelong quest!

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For the people talking AVX, keep in mind the launch and spin characteristics are in relation to the other Titleist balls on the market and not the market overall....

the AVX spin is higher than the new TP5X across multiple testing groups and there are other balls tested that are lower spinning

 

but keep in mind its all relative to HIS SWING......in my testing of 6 different balls this spring and now into summer, i am finding many of the tests and marketing i see all over the interweb does not apply to me personally.....for example, the 2021 V1X is highly recommended and tests very well across the industry......doesnt ork for me....the V1 works much better...... u just have to find the ball that works for u...

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