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The rough around here is left very long in the fall/winter and it's easy to lose balls out there so I'm looking for relatively cheap balls I don't mind losing (about a buck a ball or less ideally)

My main concern is reliability which makes me hesitant of kirkland balls. 2 pc balls are okay in the fall and winter since greens are soft.

Top Flites are very cheap but I've used some XLs that have done some weird stuff in the air, the cheap vice balls are also in that range, any other thoughts?

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If you're going Top Flite, go with the Hammer Control or Distance over the XLs. Both are often on sale at Dicks and are great for cooler weather, especially the HC. The 50 Elite mentioned above is also a ball that punches way above it's cost.

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Look at the inexpensive Wilson balls. Much prefer those to any Top Flite or value distance ball from major mfgs.

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Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

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On 10/19/2021 at 11:01 PM, Stuthedog said:

The rough around here is left very long in the fall/winter and it's easy to lose balls out there so I'm looking for relatively cheap balls I don't mind losing (about a buck a ball or less ideally)

My main concern is reliability which makes me hesitant of kirkland balls. 2 pc balls are okay in the fall and winter since greens are soft.

Top Flites are very cheap but I've used some XLs that have done some weird stuff in the air, the cheap vice balls are also in that range, any other thoughts?

Have you thought about refurbished balls? They sell used Titleists at Walmart... Titleist Golf Balls, Used, Mint Quality, 15 Pack - Walmart.com or some NXTs... Titleist Golf Balls, Used, Good Quality, 24 Pack - Walmart.com

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3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi2 16.5° Kuro Kage Black 55-S A1**

Hybrids: :titelist-small: TS2 17° HZRDUS Smoke Black 90HY 6.5 A1**

               :titelist-small: TSi3 20°  EvenFlow White 90HY 6.5X D4** (maybe A4)

               :titelist-small: 818 H1* 27° Tensei CK Pro White 90HY-S D1** 

Irons:  :titelist-small: 716 AP2 6-GW TT S300 (GW is S100) 

Wedges: :titelist-small: SM8 Jet Black 54.14°F, 58.08°M Wedge Flex

Putter: :ping-small:  G2i Craz-E 

*All clubs with an adjustable weight, are set to neutral  **Hosel setting

Ball: Kirkland V2 or Maxfli StraightFli Green (for days I'm having trouble tracking the ball)

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54 minutes ago, brutal brutus said:

Have you thought about refurbished balls? They sell used Titleists at Walmart... Titleist Golf Balls, Used, Mint Quality, 15 Pack - Walmart.com or some NXTs... Titleist Golf Balls, Used, Good Quality, 24 Pack - Walmart.com

As long as you're going in with your eyes open to what you are or aren't getting...

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On 10/20/2021 at 8:45 AM, DiscipleofPenick said:

Look at the inexpensive Wilson balls. Much prefer those to any Top Flite or value distance ball from major mfgs.

I'll second this.  When I'm sick of spending money on "good" balls, it's Wilson Zip at $20 for two dozen at Walmart.  They're surprisingly good for what they are.

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1 hour ago, greggarner said:

As long as you're going in with your eyes open to what you are or aren't getting...

Yep... but the way i figure, even a semi well used ProV1 is better than most used cheap balls.

Driver: :titelist-small: TSi3* 10° HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 60g 6.5 D2**

3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi2 16.5° Kuro Kage Black 55-S A1**

Hybrids: :titelist-small: TS2 17° HZRDUS Smoke Black 90HY 6.5 A1**

               :titelist-small: TSi3 20°  EvenFlow White 90HY 6.5X D4** (maybe A4)

               :titelist-small: 818 H1* 27° Tensei CK Pro White 90HY-S D1** 

Irons:  :titelist-small: 716 AP2 6-GW TT S300 (GW is S100) 

Wedges: :titelist-small: SM8 Jet Black 54.14°F, 58.08°M Wedge Flex

Putter: :ping-small:  G2i Craz-E 

*All clubs with an adjustable weight, are set to neutral  **Hosel setting

Ball: Kirkland V2 or Maxfli StraightFli Green (for days I'm having trouble tracking the ball)

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On 10/20/2021 at 6:45 AM, DiscipleofPenick said:

Look at the inexpensive Wilson balls. Much prefer those to any Top Flite or value distance ball from major mfgs.

 

41 minutes ago, 00sportsman said:

I'll second this.  When I'm sick of spending money on "good" balls, it's Wilson Zip at $20 for two dozen at Walmart.  They're surprisingly good for what they are.

Or the Wilson Ultras at target where 15 balls are about $10. 

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Ping G400 3 wood.

Cleveland Halo Launcher 3 hybrid.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons (5-PW). 

Assorted wedges (48, 52, 58).

Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 putter.

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DSG usually offers a 10 coupon for Black Friday and Christmas, great opportunity to get their house Top Flight brand (which will be on sale) and in the past they worked for Srixon's. I suspect Callaways and Titleist are price protected. Srixon Soft Feel in yellow for 12 is great for cold weather golf. Ksig at Costco is a great value. But, in white.

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On 10/23/2021 at 8:31 AM, silver & black said:

I usually play Srixon AD333's in the Fall. I see the price has gone up more than I'm willing to pay for a ball that I know I'm going to lose under leaves...lol.

 

In the U.S. that’s the AD333 is the Q Star.  BTW, I loved the AD333 when it was available.  

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Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Also, now that MGS has done their ball report on the Kirkland Performance V2's, I'd definitely say throw them back into the mix as a cheap fall/winter ball. 

OP was previously concerned about consistency/reliability issues with kirkland. From the ball test, those seem to be gone and being the 9th ranked ball with a 97% score is more than respectable, especially at its price.

Yes, MGS noted that, as a mid-launch high-spin ball, they're normally relegated to a particular niche of player. But a consistent, 3 piece urethane ball for less than $13 per dozen is a really good blend of value and quality for a ball you just want to have fun with while still getting some performance from. 

 

 

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Taylormade R1 driver.

Ping G400 3 wood.

Cleveland Halo Launcher 3 hybrid.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons (5-PW). 

Assorted wedges (48, 52, 58).

Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 putter.

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After playing with em for maybe 6 holes today the Top Flite Hammer Controls were definitely no good.  Did similar weird things I experienced with XL distance where they carried maybe 40 yards less than normal balls, one ball practically couldn't get airborne, another duck hooked on a shot that really didn't feel like should have duck hooked.  

Afterwords I played a taylormade distance+ which was actually pretty good but at 20 a dozen is a bit more than I'm lookin for essentially a throwaway ball.

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Going to try the kirklands... hopefully the high spin doesn't have too huge of an effect.  

Has anyone tried either the Inesis 500 Distance (10 a dozen and comes in yellow) or the MG C4/Cut Blue?  The C4/Cut is a bit off topic but theyre suspiciously cheap and MG was in the ball test without anything explicitly negative said about it.

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From fall into winter I use the junk I find in the woods and water! Just a word to you fellow golfers. Please, stop using those cheap two piece crappy balls!!!  I just hate going into the woods or fishing off the green to find this junk! Come on, get with it.  At least 3-piece, if not Pro V1 or even TP5 (my favorite). Thank you!

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On 10/19/2021 at 11:01 PM, Stuthedog said:

The rough around here is left very long in the fall/winter and it's easy to lose balls out there so I'm looking for relatively cheap balls I don't mind losing (about a buck a ball or less ideally)

My main concern is reliability which makes me hesitant of kirkland balls. 2 pc balls are okay in the fall and winter since greens are soft.

Top Flites are very cheap but I've used some XLs that have done some weird stuff in the air, the cheap vice balls are also in that range, any other thoughts?

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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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On 10/21/2021 at 8:59 AM, brutal brutus said:

Have you thought about refurbished balls? They sell used Titleists at Walmart... Titleist Golf Balls, Used, Mint Quality, 15 Pack - Walmart.com or some NXTs... Titleist Golf Balls, Used, Good Quality, 24 Pack - Walmart.com

No, no, a thousand times NO!!!!! Have you not read the MGS articles and watched their videos regarding refurbished golf 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

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Ball: Snell MTBx

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On 10/19/2021 at 11:01 PM, Stuthedog said:

The rough around here is left very long in the fall/winter and it's easy to lose balls out there so I'm looking for relatively cheap balls I don't mind losing (about a buck a ball or less ideally)

My main concern is reliability which makes me hesitant of kirkland balls. 2 pc balls are okay in the fall and winter since greens are soft.

Top Flites are very cheap but I've used some XLs that have done some weird stuff in the air, the cheap vice balls are also in that range, any other thoughts?

Nitro.  Theyre so cheap if you lose one you wont even care.

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