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On 10/30/2022 at 9:15 PM, vandyland said:

I think I might start adding a dot every 18 it makes it through.

That is clever... It could be a good challenge for me to make it to 2 dots 🙂

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2 hours ago, Golfspy_TCB said:

That is clever... It could be a good challenge for me to make it to 2 dots 🙂

If I did that on my Maxfli Tour X, it would look like it had measles!!  😂

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Received the balls on Sunday evening after getting back from a trip to Salem MA. I haven't had much time to test them yet but I plan on doing some putting testing later today if not tomorrow. I am also planning on playing a quick 9 holes after work on Thursday before doing any deep dive testing. I'm just planning on going in blind at first to get some true initial reactions. 

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Can confirm: These balls sink just like other balls!

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3 hours ago, JerryB said:

Can confirm: These balls sink just like other balls!

And they do not fix a duck hook or a big ballooning slice.

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3 Wood: Taylormade Stealth 15º (Fujikura Ventus Red 5 Stiff)

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Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 @ 19° (Tensei Blue Stiff)

Irons: Taylormade Stealth 5-Attack (Fujikura Ventus Blue Graphite 7S Stiff)

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Thankful I was able to get an early morning 18 in today ... played the 348 proto on the front 9 and the 388 proto throughout the back 9. My main focus during today's round was my tee game and how the golf balls performed from a distance and flight perspective. 

It is my guess, and from that of others, that the red numbered 348 proto is the ProV1x ... for it did fly noticeably higher than the Maxfli Tours, which I used just a day prior. Even my playing partner noticed the difference in ball flight from one day into the next. My tee shot of the day with the 348's would be on hole #2 where I hit a drive into a slight headwind, along with a somewhat soggy fairway and little roll out, for 261 yards. The ball had a towering and penetrating flight that just felt like it went on forever and was easily my prettiest drive of the day. 

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I will add that the 348s certainly felt a bit more firmer than that of the Maxlfi Tours from yesterday, and it was especially noticeable when putting. To me, there was a more audible and tactile click once the ball met the face of the putter, and for me, that's a negative. My putting preference is a bit of a softer/quieter feel off the putter's face ... not mushy and soft, but just a soft click as opposed to the firmer clack with the 348s while putting. 

The back 9 saw the 388 protos come into the play, and for me, there was slightly a bit more familiarity with the lower ball flight and softer sound/feel off the putter's face that I've come to know with the ProV1s. My drive of the day came off #13 with a 269 yard drive, that to my eyes, was just right ... not too high and wasn't too much of a piercing flight. My scoring on the back 9 was much better, coming in with a 40 ... compared to that of my 47 out for the front 9. 

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Goes without saying that both the 348 & 388 were incredibly durable, with no lost balls (thankfully) during today's round. The way I strike the ball with my wedges tends to leave slight scuff marks ... I went through 3 Maxflis yesterday for the cover would cut or pinch in ... not too much of an issue with either of the prototypes. 

More to come ... 

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Played 18 today with the 388 Proto (Pro V1).  While I didn't play especially well and the overall ball striking wasn't up to snuff, I did keep the one ball in play for the entire round.  At the end of the round, the ball was still in decent shape with no visible surface damaging.  I found it to spin well off short irons and even off longer irons and woods.  For the most part, my ball was reasonably close to the pitch mark on the greens.  Wedge shots into the green had a one hop and stop type of grab;  bump and run shots performed as expected.  Distance wise, I could not discern any difference between the prototype ball and current models of the Pro V1 or my usual gamer ball or similar tour level golf balls.  These balls are a tad softer than the Maxfli Tour X that I usually play, but I saw no significant differences between balls putting.  It is my intent to do a deeper testing focused on putting and chipping differences between the 348, 388, Maxfli Tour, and Maxfli Tour X soon.  Our club championship begins Friday, and I am contemplating whether to play any of the test balls or just go with my standard ball for those 2 days.  My gut tells me to go with the Maxfli Tour X and then resume testing post the tournament play.

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Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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Hurt my elbow 😞. Probably going to have to take the weekend off, but I'll be back to testing next week

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5 hours ago, yungkory said:

Hurt my elbow 😞. Probably going to have to take the weekend off, but I'll be back to testing next week

speedy recovery YK.  

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Made it out to the Muni yesterday and spent a good hour at their short game area. The Muni really has a fantastic short game area with 3 separate greens to hit into with different lies, mounds, and bunkers to hit from ... along with slopes, back-stops and pin placements to attack. 

For this part of my review, I was surprised by how much I could see/tell/feel the difference between the 348 & 388 prototypes in and around the short game area. I'm sure some of you may be rolling your eyes and thinking no way, but if you're a feel player and were to focus on hitting 3 consecutive balls of one type with a wedge, then switch to the other, it really is noticeable.

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From the tee during yesterday's round, I could absolutely see the difference in ball flight ... distance, I'd say the 348 might've been further, but it something I'm going to test against a launch monitor. But I'm already beginning to believe the real difference between the 348 & 388 is greenside performance and preference. 

To me, the 348 absolutely felt firmer off the club face when chipping around the green and I wouldn't say the ball was hot ... but it certainly felt as though the ball was jumping off the face faster. Even with the 59* wedge at 5* of bounce, when I opened up the face for flop shots, I genuinely felt that the 348s had a higher apex than the 388s. To me, it really was that discernible. 

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With the ball more towards the front part of my stance for chips and run outs, the 348s def had a bit more rollout to them than the 388s. Was one better than the other, not at all ... but it would certainly help to know and understand how one's ball rolls out on the green. With the 348s, I found myself having to land the ball a bit further from the hole to compensate for its rollout, whereas the 388s were a bit more familiar to me and I was able to get the ball closer to the hole. 

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So one thing I am going to try and focus on is how much of a difference can I tell (if any) between the current gen balls and these prototypes. I would assume that if there isn't a big difference then other people, like myself, would be more inclined to stock up on the current gen balls when they go on sale before the next gen balls come out. I had picked up a few dozen AVX at the end of last year when they discounted them because the new AVX was coming out and I'm glad I did. Discounted premium golf balls are always nice to have.

I don't know how long this test will be going on but I'm also selling the wifey hard on getting either a Launch Pro or GC3 if they go on sale for Black Friday. The metrics from the PLM would really be able to reinforce what I feel/see on the course. We will see how this unfolds.

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Driving Iron: Taylormade Stealth DHY 2 (Aldila Ascent Graphite Stiff)

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 @ 19° (Tensei Blue Stiff)

Irons: Taylormade Stealth 5-Attack (Fujikura Ventus Blue Graphite 7S Stiff)

Wedges: Taylormade MG3 52º (True Temper Tour Issue S200), Cleveland CBX Zipcore 54° (True Temper Gold S300)

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Played 18 today with the Proto 348, I normally play with Align XL -ProV1x. image.png.c4b2cb06eb2f6e4f817f90d20f02ed05.png

I did not draw a line on the Proto balls and it really affected my putting on the front nine. Missed 4 short putts I rarely miss.

But the good news is I didn't lose a ball today! Sometimes that is the saving grace of a round...when you don't score as well as you feel you should. And today was one of those days. The Proto 348 balls performed really well. My initial impression is that these balls go really HIGH...without losing any distance. This is subjective and I'll have to look at the data on arccos for the round for an object view, but I like the Proto 348 so far.

 

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Played 18 with the 348 (V1-X) today.  I really enjoyed playing the ball.  The 348 is a firmer ball, which I prefer, and I liked the way it "clicked" off the club faces.  It also helped that I played well today, shooting a 78.  Again, my ball of preference is a firmer ball and this ball is very comparable to my regular gamer.  I didn't play the 2 side by side (I was actually playing a game that required rules of golf so hitting a 2nd ball was not an option).  Whether they're longer than my gamer off the tee is impossible to tell.  They definitely spun off short irons well and I backed several up and others stopped within a foot of the divot.  Short wedges is my weak area and these balls did nothing to resolve that mental error.  Decent wedge shots performed well and I got good check on the greens.  Again, very comparable to the balls that I regularly play.

It would be easy to say that I prefer the 348 that I played today over the 388 that I played yesterday, but my ball striking was night and day different today than yesterday.  I will be switching back and forth between the balls in future games, perhaps at the turn.  Tomorrow and Saturday is tournament play, so I'll need to adhere to one ball.  Still haven't decided if I'll play the firmer 348 ball or use my gamer Maxfli Tour X for the tournament.  Guess I'll know at tee time when I put the ball on the peg.

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Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

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Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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Do you know how hard it is to hit two comparable golf shots in a row? For me, it is almost impossible. Almost. 
I went and played the Durango Hills par 58 today with the intent of comparing the current V1X and the 348 proto. Unfortunately, my ball striking was a little inconsistent. It was cold and windy so the course was pretty wide open so I had plenty of opportunities to hit multiple shots. 

I am not sure I can tell the difference between the two balls with the possible exception of little half swing chip shots. The 348 proto seemed to pop a little bit more off of the face. I would purposely drop both balls in the same spot and take as close to similar swings as possible without knowing which ball was which. On the certain occasions where I had good contact both times, I felt like the proto would pop a little bit more. Not necessarily higher, but definitely farther.

On normal iron shots and drives, I don’t think I could tell any difference. Here is a photo I took of a 150yd shot where both hits were good. Very similar trajectory and distance. The one on the left was the proto. It stopped about 2’ farther away from the pitch mark than the V1X. The difference in distance between the two would be considered margin of error for a guy like me.CD9D4B34-4CAB-4407-84D1-CE22E7FED8E1.jpeg.02b53d54554abd079ed1b06fc7bf814d.jpeg

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Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 @ 19° (Tensei Blue Stiff)

Irons: Taylormade Stealth 5-Attack (Fujikura Ventus Blue Graphite 7S Stiff)

Wedges: Taylormade MG3 52º (True Temper Tour Issue S200), Cleveland CBX Zipcore 54° (True Temper Gold S300)

Putter: PXG Blackjack (Plumbers Neck)

Ball: Taylormade Tour Response, Titleist AVX

Fitted for all clubs from irons on up.

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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4 hours ago, daviddvm said:

Played 18 today with the Proto 348, I normally play with Align XL -ProV1x. image.png.c4b2cb06eb2f6e4f817f90d20f02ed05.png

I did not draw a line on the Proto balls and it really affected my putting on the front nine. Missed 4 short putts I rarely miss.

But the good news is I didn't lose a ball today! Sometimes that is the saving grace of a round...when you don't score as well as you feel you should. And today was one of those days. The Proto 348 balls performed really well. My initial impression is that these balls go really HIGH...without losing any distance. This is subjective and I'll have to look at the data on arccos for the round for an object view, but I like the Proto 348 so far.

 

+1 on the higher ball flight for the 348s 

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Hybrid: :titelist-small: TS2 19* & 21*

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Putter: image.png.f53011d6b358811f2c4cdcc166aeeffa.png  002 Mid-Mallet

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1 & :Snell: MTB-Black

 

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Getting a 5 pack of Trackman Sessions should go a long way in doing a side-by-side-by-side of these balls (348 vs 388 vs Snell MTB Black). I am thinking I care mostly about Spin and Peak Height but also will supply numbers like carry, ball speed, total. I am also doing subjective "feel" tests and, strangely, the 348 felt softer off the putter for me than the 388 which was unexpected. I may need to use multiple putters (I have an old blade 80s Ping Anser that I can "Feel" better) since I am currently using a DF 2.1 and that thing, while great, is a bit of a sledge hammer. 

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I played 9 holes yesterday at twilight immediately after work to do some first reaction testing and had a trackman session early this morning with the 388 proto only. I will be making an individual in depth post for each session later. 

My initial first thoughts on both balls is that the 388 feels firmer than the current Pro V1 while the 348 feels the same as the Pro V1x. The 388 also seems to be a touch spinier than the Pro V1 both on the course and on trackman. 

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4 Utility: :srixon-small: ZX Utility, Graphite Design Tour IZ 85S, 

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60°: :vokey-small:SM8, Finish: The Best Finish (Slate Blue) Grind: M, Bounce: 8°, Shaft: Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER5 

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For my first impressions I decided to go in completely blind and take them right to the course for an evening of 9 holes chasing the sunset. I got out of work at 4:00 and headed up the road right to Farmstead Golf and Country Club. During lunch I paid my greens fees and was able to walk right up to the first tee of Vallyview. This was the hardest set of 9 holes so i knew it would be empty at this time. I played the first two holes with the Pro V1 to get my bearings straight and the next 7 were with the Proto 388.

 

The first hole I dropped the Proto 388 down for was a 145yd Par 3 with the pin in the back. I hit an aggressive swing and hit a PW right at the flag and the Proto 388 held it’s line and it instantly felt firmer than what I expected. It wasn’t firm like a Pro V1x but it wasn’t the marshmallowy softness I expected from the Pro V1 I was just playing. While taking in the feel of the first shot my ball finished about a foot behind its pitchmark and about 2 ft left of the pin. 

 

Next hole was a Par 5 and absolutely middled the drive and the flight was a tight high draw. It didn’t balloon but it did seem to just keep climbing up to a high apex. The next few holes were iron shots and wedges as the Valleyview 9 is short but you need to play position golf and can’t bomb and gauge your way through. Off the irons I felt that the Proto 388 felt consistently firmer than the 2021 Pro V1. 

 

On the 5th hole I stopped at 100 yds out and dropped 2 each of the 2021 Pro V1x, Proto 348, and Proto 388. I didn;t have 2 of the 2021 Pro V1’s on me at the moment so I couldn’t compare them. 

 

The Proto 388 had plenty of spin on this shot and while assisted by a bit of  a hill. 

 

The Pro V1x did what I expected it to do a spin back a decent amount but nothing crazy.

 

I shanked one Proto 348 into the woods on this test so yes they are still shankable and do not feel great when that happens. I was able to land one on the fringe on the back of  the green and end up on the green. I’m not too sure if it spun backwards or bounced backwards onto the green. 

 

I repeated this again on the last hole but only compared the Proto 348 to the Pro V1x. I stuck all but one Proto 348 on the green. I hit  one Pro V1x and it came out a bit low but extra spinny and stopped immediately. The other Pro V1x and Proto 348 each had about 5-7ft of backspin.

 

Overall i finished 4 over through 7 with the Proto 388 and for me it felt a touch firmer almost between the Pro V1 and Pro V1x and it was a bit spinner on full shots but not on wedges and around the green. So far I prefer the 2021 Pro V1 but more testing needs to be done with both prototypes.

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3 Wood: :taylormade-small:SIM 3 Wood 15°, Ventus Black 7S

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Played 18 holes with the 388 Proto today.  Not my best ball striking day, but I was able to see a bit of differences between the 388 and the 348.  Flight of the 348 was higher off both irons and woods.  348 firmer feel off putter, wedges, and irons.  348 spins on the green more aggressively than the 388.  While I've only played 18 holes with each ball, my preference is leaning towards the 348, which doesn't surprise me as they are much closer to my existing gamer.  Thursday, played the 348, Friday was my regular gamer Maxfli Tour X, and today was the 388.  I was unable to get a feel regarding distances -- on average, none felt longer or shorter than expected.  Not related to the ball, but my best score of the 3 days was Thursday with the 348.  Played poorly next 2 days (in the tournament, of course!!!!)

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball:  Maxfli TourX...Golf Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer...Shoes: :footjoy-small: Hyperflex... Glove: Red Rooster Feather

 

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Took two of each balls to the practice green today and alternately worked with each ball.  Other than a subtle difference in sound and feel coming off the putter, both balls performed equally well.  Roll was true and I could not discern any other differences between the two balls.  Either could find their way in my bag from a putting perspective.

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBS Tour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball:  Maxfli TourX...Golf Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer...Shoes: :footjoy-small: Hyperflex... Glove: Red Rooster Feather

 

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