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I’m currently using the vice tour golf balls and love them what balls are other golds using, prefer, or are interested in using 

My bag currently has titleist ts4 driver titleist ts2 fairway wood a Srixon z h85 hybrid cobra  king forged cb&mb irons 4-pw cobra snakebite 50 degree wedge cobra mim wedges in 52 56 and 60 degrees and a Cleveland hunting beach putter 

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Played the last few rounds with Snell MTB Black. Really liking these, but I still have four dozen Pro V1X left. 

Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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1 minute ago, PMookie said:

Played the last few rounds with Snell MTB Black. Really liking these, but I still have four dozen Pro V1X left. 

Just this past week, I decided to throw a doz Blacks into my Snell order. I'll be interested in performance compared to my MTB-Xs. 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I tried the Cut Grey the other day, I wasn't too impressed with it but the course I was playing had some fuzzy greens that even my Duo Softs were stopping on. Need a few more times out with it to see how I feel.

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

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... With the upcoming MGS Golf Ball Test just keep in mind it is a starting point. As exhaustive as their testing is, and they are saints to put in the work they did, there are only single parameters that may or may not apply to you and your swing. At any given swing speed change the Angle Of Attack and the numbers change. Face angle plays a huge roll as well so hands forward or hands back will also have very different results than the testing robot. 

... The above stated, I have done my own on course testing and have found the TP5x is the best performing ball for me. Playing several practice rounds hitting multiple balls off every tee and on every fairway the TP5x performed best. I won 10 dozen B-RX last year and it is supposed to be a good fit for me but it is measurably shorter. I also play a ton of golf so the ball is an expense and I don't play the ProV1 or ProV1x and it may be as good or better than the TP5x but it is just too expensive. Given that one thing Tony was quite adamant about is a scuffed ball is a wild card and anything can happen in flight. So playing a new ProV1 that hits a sprinkler head, some desert rocks near the edge of the fairway or an errant tee shot in the desert will be taken out of play. It can get expensive quickly. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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I used various urethane Titleist most of my life but I switched exclusively to Snell MTB's in 2017. However, with their MTB Black rationing, outages, price increases and the end of "free" shipping I bought two dozen MaxFli Tours to try out and a couple sleeves in I am happy with how they play. There's a very good chance I'll keep playing MaxFli Tours for the foreseeable future, at least until Snell can restore their supply and resume tiered pricing (I always bought 4-5 dozen at a time). Used to be able to buy Snell MTBs for as little as $25/dozen, now they're about $35/dozen...

I still buy a dozen Pro V1's about once a year to treat myself, they are the best ball IMO. This year my wife gave me a dozen for my BD, still in the closet after two months but I will use them sooner or later. But I won't spend $50/dozen for golf balls, especially knowing I'm subsidizing pro contracts and a huge ad budget - someone else can pay for that...

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  • Callaway Rogue 10.5° & 3W
  • Mizuno CLK 3H 19°, JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B ER2
  • Maxfli Tour Snell MTB-Black
  • Ping Pioneer - MGI Zip Navigator AT
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I've learned this year that the current iteration of the TP5 is not the one that I fell in love with several years ago while trying out golf balls.  While it isn't terrible, there is a slight difference in spin around the green.

When I am not playing the TP5, I still kick around the OnCore Elixr, which IMO is one of the best and most affordable balls on the market.

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 8* Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

Western, NY

5.7 Index

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Titleist and usually tp5 or 5x if I want to switch up. Fittings and on course testing lead to my decisions.

 

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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 received 5 dozen vice pro plus for Christmas. I’ll use them this year primarily. It’s been pretty consistent and the performance has been good. 

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:ping-small: G425 LST 10.5 Aldilla Rogue White 70s

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

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White

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

:vokey-small: SM8 50,54, and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

:taylormade-small:Spider Tour Putter

Vice Pro Plus White or Titleist ProV1x

:ping-small: Hoofer Stand Bag

:CaddyTek: V8 3 Wheel Push Cart

:callaway-small: 300 PRO Rangefinder

Official Nippon Regio B+ Driver Shaft Review

 

 

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I switched to the Srixon Z-Star from the Pro V1 solely for price, and after the last two years I'm not looking back. I still think Pro Vs are fantastic balls, I just won't spend my own money on them @$50/doz. I still get them as gifts occasionally.

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Right now it's my ProV1X's that I bought during this year's buy 3, get one sale, but I am intrigued to see the results of Ball Test 2021, namely both the Srixon balls and the DTC space since I still have stuff with Srixon to get me their balls at cheaper cost and the DTC balls I've played this season (Vice Pro Plus, Oncore) are good but I want to see the comparison to see if the cost difference can make up any perceived performance difference. Odds are I won't need to buy until next season anyway, but I want to know.

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 :mizuno-small: ST180, 10.5, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 15*, Kuro Kage Silver TINI Dual Core 60-S 

:755178188_TourEdge: CBX119 18* Hybrid, Projext X Evenflow Blue, 6.0

:ping-small: G710, 4-UW, Blue Dot, Nippon Modus 105-S

:honma: TW-W4, 56*, Nippon Modus 125

:mizuno-small: T20, 61*, Nippon Modus 125

 SIK Golf Flo-C

:titelist-small: Pro V1X, 2021 Model, #33

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On 8/1/2021 at 3:09 PM, Middler said:

I used various urethane Titleist most of my life but I switched exclusively to Snell MTB's in 2017. However, with their MTB Black rationing, outages, price increases and the end of "free" shipping I bought two dozen MaxFli Tours to try out and a couple sleeves in I am happy with how they play. There's a very good chance I'll keep playing MaxFli Tours for the foreseeable future, at least until Snell can restore their supply and resume tiered pricing (I always bought 4-5 dozen at a time). Used to be able to buy Snell MTBs for as little as $25/dozen, now they're about $35/dozen...

I still buy a dozen Pro V1's about once a year to treat myself, they are the best ball IMO. This year my wife gave me a dozen for my BD, still in the closet after two months but I will use them sooner or later. But I won't spend $50/dozen for golf balls, especially knowing I'm subsidizing pro contracts and a huge ad budget - someone else can pay for that...

I have also been a devoted Snell golf ball user for more than 4 years (mostly MTB-X) but I have recently been using either the On core Vero X1 or Maxfli Tour and Tour-X Urethane-cover balls. I think that the 2021 Maxfli Tour-X CG is my favorite among those balls.

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Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: Snell MTBx

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48 minutes ago, funkyjudge said:

I have also been a devoted Snell golf ball user for more than 4 years (mostly MTB-X) but I have recently been using either the On core Vero X1 or Maxfli Tour and Tour-X Urethane-cover balls. I think that the 2021 Maxfli Tour-X CG is my favorite among those balls.

I’ll third the Maxfli Tour/Tour X. Super solid, I feel like they’re sleepers due to their price. Urethane performance for “premium surlyn” price? Sign me up!

I think they’re perfect for mid to high handicappers that want to play a urethane ball. After trying a bunch of premium urethane balls this season, I agree with Tony and the rest of the MGS staff that pretty much every golfer can benefit from playing a urethane ball compared to surlyn, despite price being a factor. I feel that these take the price factor mostly out of play for mid to high handicappers, and I think they would actually serve a good chunk of low handicappers just as well as premium urethane brands.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the ball test results and the new labs for the 2021 versions. I have my suspicions that they’ll be right up there with the premium brands, because in my experience they have been so far. More people should seriously try these out, you might just cut your ball budget in half.

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Driver: TM Sim Max 9.0, Ventus Blue 6S shaft, upright setting

Woods: Ping G30 14.5deg 3W, turned up to small + setting

Irons 3-PW: Mizuno MP-20, DG S300, GP Z-Grip Cord (life is too short to not play blades), MP-33s for special occasions now

Wedges: Kirkland Signature 3 Wedge Set; 52, 56, 60 deg.

Putter: Odyssey OG White Hot #1, 35" steel shafted

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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I am predominantly a ProV1X player but I was able to try the new ProV1 and they performed well, I also like the ProV1X left dash. 

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:titelist-small: 917 D3 9.5* Kiyoshi Black 65-05

:titelist-small: 917 F3 15* VA Drago 75-X

:titelist-small: 818 H2 19* Ventus Black 10-TX

:mizuno-small: MP-20 MB 3-9 PX 6.5, T20 47* PX 6.5

:titelist-small: SM7 54-10S/60-08M PX 6.5/6.0

:titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2

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I use Snell MTB-X balls.  I like the distance and green performance of the ball.  

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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.

Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBSTour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52,56, 60 degree wedges

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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Maxfli Tour user. Best bang for your buck. 

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi3 Tester Check out the Review HERE

3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies (15*) 

5-Wood:  :Sub70: Pro (18*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 4-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

Putter::1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact No. 3

Ball:  MAXFLI TOUR 

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I love the Snell MTB black balls and the pro v1. When I went to order the bulk Snells and found that they were charging for shipping I was really put off so I went to Maxfli at DSG. Good ball. Than I saw the Kirklands were back in stock and bought 4 dozen. Got to say I really like this v2.0 ball. What a like the most is spin around the greens. I wa surprised that that seem to spin mor than the Maxfli. I sometimes wonder if I’m missing something by not playing the Snells. But for a guy now up to a 13.4 handicap and 68 yrs old I don’t think It’s going to matter much.

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Callaway ERC- bought it for the Triple Track, keep playing it for the distance. 

Driver: Ping 425 Max; Rogue White 70

3 Wood: Ping 410; Mitsubishi Tensei Orange

7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

3, 5-7 Irons: Callaway Apex 19

8-AW Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19

Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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Last night I used the new TP5X.......disappointing......the ball is definitely different than the 2019 version but its still clicky and does not fly as far as it did....

went back to the chromesoft after 6 holes.....

gonna try the TP5 next 

Golf is cool

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