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My current gaming ball is the Kirkland V2. I am not playing great so it is cost effective option.

When I am playing to my full potential my and my wife's preferred ball is the Seed 001. To me they are the closet ball I have found that feel and perform like a Pro V1. However they are $44 vs $70 for Pro V1's.

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Callaway Epic Flash 9 Degree

Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood 15 Degree

Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid 19 Degree

Callaway Steelhead Pro 4-AW Irons

Cleveland 54 Degree Wedge Steel Shaft

Recoil Graphite Shafts in all Callaway

Cobra Vintage Series Stingray 40

Preferred ball - Seed 001

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1 hour ago, Firebird said:

My current gaming ball is the Kirkland V2. I am not playing great so it is cost effective option.

When I am playing to my full potential my and my wife's preferred ball is the Seed 001. To me they are the closet ball I have found that feel and perform like a Pro V1. However they are $44 vs $70 for Pro V1's.

Interesting. Never heard of the Seed brand before!

Driver: PING G425 Max 9º | PING Tour 173-65 S | Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Fairway Woods: Mizuno ST-X 220 3W | Tensei Blue 65S | Golf Pride MCC

Hybrid: PING G425 Max 3H 19º

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW) | Dynamic Gold 120 S300 | Golf Pride MCC

Wedges: Mizuno T22 Blue IP 52º | Titleist Vokey SM9 56º

Putter: Ping Anser (2022)

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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Decided to keep playing Z Star like last year after trying Pro V1X, XV, Left Dash, Z Star Diamond, and BX. Just the right amount of spin off wedges for me, and is pretty dang long off driver. BX finished second, but it’s too low spin off driver… LONG!!!!!

Driver: Honma TR 460 8.5*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 S, 45 1/4"; Ping G425 LST, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 S, 45 1/2"

hybrids: Cobra King Tec 17* and 21*, both with Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105 X

Irons:  Srixon ZX5 4-6, ZX7 7-PW, UST Mamiya Recoil F4, +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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For most rounds, I play the Vice Pro Plus.  Not as durable, but at 1/2 the price, they get the job done.  If you wait for the buy 5 dozen, get 1 free deal that they do a few times a year, it comes out to about $25-27/dozen after tax and shipping.  

For special rounds, I'll break out a sleeve of ProV1x. Typically get a dozen for my birthday and Christmas.  

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Bag: Big Max Dri Lite Summit Black/Red
Driver: Callaway GBB Epic - Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green Small Batch "Hulk"
3 Wood: Callaway Epix Max - Aldila Ascent Red 
2 Iron: TaylorMade Stealth UDI - LA Golf A Series Hybrid
4-AW Irons: TaylorMade P790 - KBS Tour 120g Stiff (1/4" long, 2* upright)
54* & 58* Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5
Putter: Mizuno M Craft I Blue
Ball: Vice Pro Plus

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Strict Pro V1 user. As hard as it is to spend $50 a dozen, the results in my opinion are worth that to me. 
Played the ProV1x(PRE 2021)for years. When Titleist came out with new balls in 2021 it took some adjusting. Played the ProV1 for a bit, but wasn’t getting the feel around the greens I wanted. ProV1x is great around greens but too spinny for me off the tee. Then I found out about the PROV1x Left Dash, and that was a game changer and what I use nowadays.

There are plenty of more affordable balls on the markets, that perform great. The MyGolfSpy 2021 ball testing proves that to be true. 

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I played my first round with Maxfli Tour’s and I’ve got to say, wow. I loved it. The feel was soft enough, but I hit some huge drives. Bad drive hits still were pretty damn straight. Felt like the ball couldn’t get lose on a drive like a TP5x can if you miss hit it. And spin with short irons was great. Putting was nice and soft. Sank some nice putts. Only minor issue I saw was there wasn’t the kind of chipping spin I see with a TP5, but it wasn’t really an issue. 
 

Glad I picked up two dozen. Going to go through those and then buy the box. LFG.

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Driver: PING G425 Max 9º | PING Tour 173-65 S | Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Fairway Woods: Mizuno ST-X 220 3W | Tensei Blue 65S | Golf Pride MCC

Hybrid: PING G425 Max 3H 19º

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW) | Dynamic Gold 120 S300 | Golf Pride MCC

Wedges: Mizuno T22 Blue IP 52º | Titleist Vokey SM9 56º

Putter: Ping Anser (2022)

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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Forgot to include my score. Even (36) through the first 9. Then the wheels fell off a bit and shot a 44 on the back 9. Doubled the par-5 18 😏

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Driver: PING G425 Max 9º | PING Tour 173-65 S | Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Fairway Woods: Mizuno ST-X 220 3W | Tensei Blue 65S | Golf Pride MCC

Hybrid: PING G425 Max 3H 19º

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW) | Dynamic Gold 120 S300 | Golf Pride MCC

Wedges: Mizuno T22 Blue IP 52º | Titleist Vokey SM9 56º

Putter: Ping Anser (2022)

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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41 minutes ago, brogies said:

I played my first round with Maxfli Tour’s and I’ve got to say, wow. I loved it. The feel was soft enough, but I hit some huge drives. Bad drive hits still were pretty damn straight. Felt like the ball couldn’t get lose on a drive like a TP5x can if you miss hit it. And spin with short irons was great. Putting was nice and soft. Sank some nice putts. Only minor issue I saw was there wasn’t the kind of chipping spin I see with a TP5, but it wasn’t really an issue. 

 

... Glad you like the MT! Fwiw I have found the TP5 to be one of the highest spinning balls I have played. Calm conditions and hard fast fairways the TP5 works well as long as I remember to play for a hair more spin on chips and pitches. For me at least not a very big difference but enough to be aware of when playing them. 

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: RBZ Tour Hybrid 21.5* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R hy
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-9 MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 46*/50*/58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :bobby-grace-1: 6330 LTD Edition ...  33.5"
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour '23

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I usually play the Srixon Soft Feel in matte green. But I tried a Saintnine U-Pro yesterday and it was really good.

 

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 PXG 0211 12° driver w/Project X Cypher R flex  shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 25° 5 hybrid w/Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft

Lazrus 27° 6 hybrid w/Lazrus  graphite shaft
PXG 0211DC irons 7-PW w/Project X Cypher graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

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Inesis Tour 900 (yellow) for me.

I used Kirklands for the last couple of years, can't fault the value, unbeatablefor the price.  But I just felt more a bit more consistent with the Inesis, and I can see the yellow ones better.

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Been playing the Bridgestone e12 Contact all season, it's been a real performer for me. Solid off the tee and decent feel & spin around the greens. Not tour level mind you, but it won't roll out when I make a good shot. I'll swap it out with a Q Star Tour on a course with firmer/drier greens just for a little more stopping power.

I do want to try the Maxfli Tour though after all the rave reviews it's received. 

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Mavrik Max 10.5* R Flex Evenflow RipTide
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D7 6i-GW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
 

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On 7/22/2022 at 1:31 PM, brogies said:

Interesting. Never heard of the Seed brand before!

One of the discount golf outlet sells them downunder. 

https://seedgolf.com/products/seed-sd-01-the-pro-one

 

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Callaway Epic Flash 9 Degree

Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood 15 Degree

Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid 19 Degree

Callaway Steelhead Pro 4-AW Irons

Cleveland 54 Degree Wedge Steel Shaft

Recoil Graphite Shafts in all Callaway

Cobra Vintage Series Stingray 40

Preferred ball - Seed 001

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My #1 choice = OnCore Vero X1 (soon to be playing their Vero X2 when it becomes available next month).

#2 ball choice + Maxfli TourX (2021-22 model).

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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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Srixon Z Star XV has checked all the boxes for me this season.  

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  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Mizuno Pro 223 4-P Nippon Modus 3 115X
  • Vokey SM8 50, SM9 54 & 60  Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • L.A.B. MEZZ.1 LAGolf P135 
  • Srixon Z-Star XV Divide

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1 minute ago, bens197 said:

Srixon Z Star XV has checked all the boxes for me this season.  

 

... Great ball for your game and ss. Just curious, have you tried the Maxfli Tour? 

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: RBZ Tour Hybrid 21.5* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R hy
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-9 MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 46*/50*/58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :bobby-grace-1: 6330 LTD Edition ...  33.5"
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour '23

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7 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Great ball for your game and ss. Just curious, have you tried the Maxfli Tour? 

Not yet…despite all the positives I’ve read on here…

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Mizuno Pro 223 4-P Nippon Modus 3 115X
  • Vokey SM8 50, SM9 54 & 60  Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • L.A.B. MEZZ.1 LAGolf P135 
  • Srixon Z-Star XV Divide

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12 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Not yet…despite all the positives I’ve read on here…

 

... Yea Adam just posted a video and Maxfli Tour was the longest ball for the 90-105 ss players. That's probably 75% of MGS members. Of course at $105 for 4 dozen it does everything well so longest is just icing on the cake. Interestingly though, it didn't show up in the top 5 for over 105 ss players. 

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: RBZ Tour Hybrid 21.5* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R hy
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-9 MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 46*/50*/58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :bobby-grace-1: 6330 LTD Edition ...  33.5"
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour '23

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14 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Yea Adam just posted a video and Maxfli Tour was the longest ball for the 90-105 ss players. That's probably 75% of MGS members. Of course at $105 for 4 dozen it does everything well so longest is just icing on the cake. Interestingly though, it didn't show up in the top 5 for over 105 ss players. 

Here I go on my soap box again....  boy do I long for that ball test using an 85-95 SS range.  I would venture to guess that of the 75% of MGS members in the 90-105 ss range, 75% or higher of those MGS members are in the 85-95 range.   On the course, my driving distance doesn't compare to the 105'ers being a 89-93'er...  I am suspecting balls reacting are different too, just as you noted about the Maxfli falling down the results for the 105+'ers.   That said... I have nothing but good things to say about the MTCG...  that ball performs at a $50/box equivalent IMO.  

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  • Srixon ZX 3W & 5W
  • Titleist TSi2 5 Hybrid
  • TaylorMade Stealth 5-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2.5
  • Maxfli Tour / Titleist AVX
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7 minutes ago, Tiftaaft said:

I would venture to guess that of the 75% of MGS members in the 90-105 ss range, 75% or higher of those MGS members are in the 85-95 range. 

 

... Sounds about right to me too. And that doesn't count those that think they swing 85 but are actually slower. Like my high index snowbird playing pard that swings much "harder" than I do but usually hits his drives in the 190-210 range. And that is with roll on hard fast fairways. He isn't one of those guys that thinks he hits it farther but took a wild guess that he swings around 90 before his first ever fitting and he was around 78-82. 

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Driver:     :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Hybrids:    :taylormade-small: RBZ Tour Hybrid 21.5* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R hy
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-9 MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 46*/50*/58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :bobby-grace-1: 6330 LTD Edition ...  33.5"
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour '23

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