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Just now, golflre55 said:

I do too. I am 17.4 and still lose balls so this was a great option.  Feels much like a Chromesoft to me. 

I also play Snell, Vice, Calloway, and Kirkland from time to time.

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Retired Aerospace Engineer

Centennial, Colorado

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Started using the Snell last year and have had good luck with it.  Got a dozen Maxfli's for Xmas and have been practicing around the green with those I so far I'm impressed.  

WITB - Currently hitting PXG 0211s, irons, driver and putter.  Cleveland wedges.  Love golf, wish I was better at it than I am.  Try to play at least one time a week and get to the range or some other type of practice, putting, chipping a couple times a week.  

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On 1/12/2022 at 9:57 PM, Deepred said:

I actually believe in buying the cheapest ball that does what I need it to do. Titleist TruFeel and Tour Soft do everything I need. If the new Maxfli ball came in yellow I’d give it a try. 
The Wilson Duo Pro is an exceptional ball and is on sale now. If it came in a non matte color I’d load up on those.

I find higher spinning urethane balls require more practice and consistency than I have time for. 

i 100% agree.  I'm about a 3.5 handicap, and while it's fun to make a urethane ball "drop and stop" on wedges and chips, that takes WAY more proper practice time to get really consistent at doing it.  The Titleist TruFeel ball, while it doesn't spin as much, is VERY durable, and its spin rate is fairly consistent no matter how i hit it.  Easy to predict what it's going to do.  And at $22/dozen at Walmart, it can't be beat.

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Snell MTBX 

MTB-X VALUE PACK (5 DOZEN)

Rated 4.9 out of 5
 
3584 ReviewsBased on 3584 reviews
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$154.95  $30.99 / dozen www.Snellgolf.com 
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On 8/1/2021 at 12:06 PM, matskline said:

What’s the best ball you have used under $40 in terms of consistency and overall quality? 

I switched from the Srixon Z-Star to the Srixon Q-Star Tour which has been a great ball for me for the price savings.

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W.I.T.B.-Cobra F9 Driver, Cobra F9 3-4 Fairway Wood, Cobra FMax 3-4 Hybrids and 6-PW, Cobra King MIM 50 degree wedge, Warrior 60 degree wedge, Ping Scottsdale Carefree putter.

 

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I had been playing the Titleist Tour Soft and Tour Speed, trying to determine which performed best.  Decided to try the new Ballfitting tool from Ping to see  what it might say (based on my original input to another selection tool that resulted in the Titleist balls).  Surprise...the Ballfitting recommendation was the Maxfli Tour X.  Just purchased a dozen, so no answer at this point.  Sometimes, as a 17 handicap, I wonder if ANY ball would make a difference, given my inconsistent swing.🙂 

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I chose the Snell MTBB and MaxFli Tour and that’s all I play. I may have to try the Titleist Tour Speed, but reviews seem to be mixed on them?

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  • Mizuno CLK 3H 19°, JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B Fit@TrueSpec ER2
  • Maxfli Tour Snell MTB-Black
  • Ping Pioneer - MGI Zip Navigator AT
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Great Idea > Will put on my Christmas List.

Darn; she beat me to it!!

Ha Ha; Smart Idea!! I'll buy Her Christmas Gift in the Golf Balls I like.

Well maybe Not; She'll probably want "Big Bucks" for them.

Oh well; Somebody has to take one for the Team!!

Cheers, Sports Fans!!

 

 

 

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My favorite under 40 bucks is the Bridgestone E12 Contact followed by the Tour B RX .  I hit them both very well and they roll well with  the putter.

Remember, it is not what I hit well but what you hit well that you should be concerned with.

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Srixon Q-Star Tour or is the Titleist Tour speed >$40

WITB 

TM M5 9(10.5) - Fujikura PRO 2.0 6R][ Titleist TS2 16.5(17.25) - Diamana Thump ][ Titleist 917F 21 - Diamana S+ 72

Titleist TSi2 5 (24) - Tensei Raw AV Blue 65 ][ Titleist 818H 27 - GD Tour AD DI 85

Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6 - PW, N.S. Pro MODUS3 Tour 120

Vega VW-06 52, 56, 60

Ping B60 and/or

Scotty Cameron STUDIO STAINLESS® LAGUNA 2.5 and/or 

Mizuno M-Craft V - 34" 

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I’ll go old school on y’all. Still one of the best balls I’ve ever played is the old Precept Extra Spin.

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Titleist 690CB 3-9

Mizuno T7 48*

Mizuno S18 52*,56*,60*
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I have a rather large supply of FG Tour cosmetic blems that I've been playing for years. Probably around 4-5 dozen left and they cost me 120bucks a dozen - which translated into US is around 7-8 dollars. Will figure out what to do in a couple years when i run out 😬

Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Driver

Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Irons

Mizuno MP R12 Wedges

TM Daytona 1 Rossa

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On 1/12/2022 at 9:57 PM, Deepred said:

I actually believe in buying the cheapest ball that does what I need it to do. Titleist TruFeel and Tour Soft do everything I need. If the new Maxfli ball came in yellow I’d give it a try. 
The Wilson Duo Pro is an exceptional ball and is on sale now. If it came in a non matte color I’d load up on those.

I find higher spinning urethane balls require more practice and consistency than I have time for. 

The Maxfli tour comes in yellow 2021 ball all I play 2 fix for $60 in store or online 

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20 hours ago, Jay McFarland said:

I’ll go old school on y’all. Still one of the best balls I’ve ever played is the old Precept Extra Spin.

I always liked that ball too.  I also like the Precept Laddie and will use them in the winter months when I can find them.  Otherwise I will use a Noodle, Wilson Duo, or Callaway Super Soft in the winters.  All under $40 (som,e way under).
Summertime I switch to either a ProV or a Bridgestone RX.  I'll hit a TP5 once in awhile too.

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I've had a bit of an epiphany about golf balls over the last year and have come to the conclusion that there is a very tiny percentage of golfers who will benefit from playing a "premium" ball...including the high swing speed guys.   In my opinion, only golfers who can consistently (and intentionally) work the ball left and right...and have the ability to precisely control spin on the green have any business playing pro level balls.  I've been a weekend golfer for about 35 years and can think of maybe one person that I've met who fits this description.  My driver SS averages 110mph.  I've always been long, and I've always been erratic off the tee.  AND I've always gravitated toward the higher compression premium balls because that's what is recommended for my swing speed.  Last summer I switched to a lower compression ball and the results were immediate and astounding.  I started hitting my driver straighter.  I DID NOT NOTICE ANY DECREASE IN DISTANCE OFF THE TEE.  Where I did notice a difference is that I was about one club longer with my irons.  I could also tell a difference in spin around the green.  My chips tended to roll out more than I was accustomed to but that's an easy adjustment to make.

Just my observations but maybe I can help save some people some money and also reduce the stigma of not playing a Pro V1. 🙂  

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Driver: PXG 0311 Gen 5  Motore F3 7x

3 Wood: :callaway-small: Mini 1.5  Matrix Ozik Black Tie 80x

7 Wood: :ping-small: Rapture 20*  Fujikura Fuel X-stiff

Irons 4-U: :ping-small: I E1  PX 6.5  Maroon Dot

Wedges: :ping-small: Gorge 54* and Tour-S 58*

Putter: :cleveland-small: Huntington Beach Soft 8  43" Armlock

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1 hour ago, Riverboat said:

You're singing my song. So many players, and MGS for that matter, claim "premium" balls are best for every player. In my experience, it's simply not the case. Virtually everyone I've gotten to try lower compression 2 piece balls has either benefitted or seen no drop off. I'm not sure if there's actually a stigma switching, but there's certainly a snob appeal to spending a ridiculous amount of money on something that's not helping you. 

Yep...I got a couple of my playing buddies to switch also and they saw the same improvement I did.  In hindsight, I probably should have kept my mouth shut....:)

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Driver: PXG 0311 Gen 5  Motore F3 7x

3 Wood: :callaway-small: Mini 1.5  Matrix Ozik Black Tie 80x

7 Wood: :ping-small: Rapture 20*  Fujikura Fuel X-stiff

Irons 4-U: :ping-small: I E1  PX 6.5  Maroon Dot

Wedges: :ping-small: Gorge 54* and Tour-S 58*

Putter: :cleveland-small: Huntington Beach Soft 8  43" Armlock

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I'm a fan of the Maxfli Tour X as well.  Used to be 2 dozen for $50 and then you always had a $10 DSG credit.  I bought 4 dozen for just over $100 recently so they have gone up, but so has everything else.  I like the Tour B X , Snell MTBX and other similar balls, but I score about the same with pretty much all the "X" balls.  

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I really like the Volvik Vibe.  Nice feel, checks up nice and seems to be consistent across many sleeves.

TaylorMade M5 Tensei Orange x

Adams XTD Kuro Kage 15*

TM200 5w Bimatrix

Adams Pro Hybrid 20*

TM P790 4-GW Nippon 105

Vokey 54, 58 TT Spinner

Bettinardi Big Ben Putter

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For the money, I like the Oncore Elixr and the Maxfli Tour CG, they have a similar feel, but think the Oncore ball is a little more resistant to scuffing. Both balls are made by the same company Foremost, so it makes sense they feel similar. I haven’t had enough experience so far with Snell and others to make a comparison comment on them though.

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