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30 minutes ago, tdc1 said:

None of the above!  


Maybe it is because I didn’t start playing until I was 40 y/o (1990) — no junior golf, no family golf club membership growing up, no other players in the family — that I saw a white golf ball as just another choice along with yellow and orange.  Today will I play white, yellow, orange, pink, Tour Response stripe, TP5 pix, Callaway Truvis and triple track.  About the only ones I don’t play are red, blue, and Vice drip — just can’t find them after bad hits.  Yellow remains my preference, however.

If not for Wayne Levi and Jerry Pate, would white still be our only option?

Careful. If you play the wrong color ball, you may never be a scratch player ...

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Played in a fog this morning (actual fog, not a hangover fog). The yellow Maxfli really helped. 

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi 1 S Flex

:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

image.png Ultralight 14-way Cart Bag

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6 minutes ago, Dooby said:

Might be a dumb question but does your sim require those dots or what’s the purpose behind dotting it for your sim?

Rapsodo Launch Monitor leverages those dots to better capture data. 

https://rapsodo.com/products/mlm2pro-golf-simulator

https://rapsodo.com/products/callaway-rpt-chrome-soft-x-golf-balls

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15*  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/:Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   :taylormade-small:TM-180

Testing:   SPGC_logo.jpg

Backups:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, :seemore-small: mFGP2, :cameron-small: Futura 5W

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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7 minutes ago, JohnnyO3478 said:

Careful. If you play the wrong color ball, you may never be a scratch player ...

 

... Don't tell Goosen, Couples or Els. 🫣

Driver:     :taylormade-small:  Qi10 Max 10.5* ... Graphite Design AD-IZr
Fairway:  :cobra-small: Aerojet 3/5 ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:      430 Hybrid 22*... Steelfiber 780Hy 
                  :taylormade-small:  DHy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r 
Irons:       :titleist-small:         '23 T200 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small: Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :EVNROLL:  Custom EV 5.1  33" 
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour

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4 hours ago, GregGarner said:

Truth be told, they're really more of a chartreuse than a yellow. When I think of a yellow ball, my mental model is the dull yellow range ball. These are not those. These can be seen from orbit. Which is good, because that's where I tend to send them when they're a little high on the driver face...

Sounds like they are better for trout fishing than use as a golf ball, ha ha

Play like a champion today!

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Despite my slow swing speed, I've had great success in the past with the Vice Pro Plus. Since I like a little softer feel off the driver, operative word here "softer", and the data shows that the Vice Pro and Pro Plus are almost identical (one being longer off the driver, the other off the mid-iron but combined about the same), I'm putting the Vice Pro in play this morning.

It is significantly cooler than it has been, so I'm not sure if it will be a fair comparison to recent rounds with other balls. I do wish they had tested the Callaway ERC Soft, as that has been one of my favorites since they introduced it in 2019.

In my TaylorMade Supreme Golf Bag:
Driver:  PXG Gen 6 0311 10.5° with Motore X F3 R Shaft 45"
3W:  Callaway 3W Mavrik Max w/ UST Helium Black 4F2
5W: Callaway Epic Flash (+1/N) w/ Project X Evenflow Green R Flex
Hybrid:  Callaway Big Bertha 4H (+1/N) w/ UST Recoil 760 ES F2
Irons: PXG 0211DC 5-GW w/ MMT 60 A Flex
Wedges: Kirkland 52°/56°/60° w/ True Temper Shafts
Putter:  Seemore Original FGP Mallet / Cobra King Nova / Toulon Portland
Ball:  Callaway ERC Soft / Snell MTB Black / Sugar Pure / Vice Pro

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28 minutes ago, PhilM75072 said:

It is significantly cooler than it has been

Well it wouldn't take much...

Driver: :srixon-small: ZX5 LS MkII 9.5* (@ 9.0*) with 46.5" Ventus Blue 6X
3-wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* with Diamana Limited 75S
5-wood: :cobra-small: RADspeed 18.5* with Motore X F3 60S
2i: :srixon-small: ZX with SteelFiber i95 Stiff

4hy: :titleist-small: TS3 23* with Tensei AV Blue 70 S
4i-7i :srixon-small: ZX7, 8i-PW Z-Forged, Modus3 Tour 120 S
50*, 55* :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Modus3 Tour 125
60* :cleveland-small: RTX Full Face ZipCore DG Spinner S400
Putter: :callaway-small: Toulon Chicago with a :garsen: Quad Tour

Ball: ProV1x Left Dash, Chromesoft X LS
Bag: :srixon-small: Ltd Edition Tartan, blue/green/yellow

Using :ShotScope: to keep track of my shots

Tested:
:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 3i-PW, KBS Tour-V 110S - Official Review
:titelist-small: Blind Ball Test (Ball #3 vs Ball #4) - Unofficial Review
:ShotScope:
 V3 GPS Watch + Tags - Official Review
:OnCore:
 Vero X2 - Official Review

The Stack System - Official Review

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Starting to think this ball deserves its own thread. Not this make/model. This particular ball. 

I played it for another 11 holes tonight, hit another tree and another cart path, thought I lost it twice. It still looks like almost new. 

I went through dozens of the old model yellow Tours - and they seemed to lose paint if you looked at them sideways ....

It supposed to rain tomorrow, so I'll be in the garage, bashing the new model. Will see how it holds up in there.

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Well my ball experiment with the Chrome Soft X LS is officially over. Yesterday I decided to play the X LS vs the Pro V1 and see which one would be the better ball. It wasn't even close:

Chrome Soft X LS - 4 fairways/ 9 GIRs - total 83

Pro V1 - 6 fairways/ 11 GIRs - Total 74

I wanted to play a ball that was less expensive and had a little bit less spin but what I found was when I missed with my driver the X LS was...less forgiving? Basically if I missed with the X LS it would put me in a bad spot which ended up costing me strokes while the Pro V1 stayed in play more and was definitely more consistent. Only reason I want to switch is to save some money. The search continues...

DRIVER:                        ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:                Sim Max 3 Wood, 15*, Fujikura Ventus 6 Blue 65g, Stiff flex, Standard grip 

                                  JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Standard grip                                  

IRONS:                         MP-20 HMB 4 iron, Project X LZ 6.5 shaft, Stiff+, Ping Midsize grip

                                               JPX 919 Tour 5i-pw, Project X LZ 6.5 shafts, Stiff+,  Ping Midsize grips

WEDGES:    New Level Golf   50*, 55*, 60* M-Type Wedges with True Temper Elevate Tour X-Stiff flex,   New Level Midsize grips

PUTTER:                    Heppler Ketsch 35", Ping PP62 Pistol Grip

BALL:                            Pro V1 (2021 + 2023 Versions) 

                                  Callaway Chrome Soft X LS                                                  
                  
BAG:                     TM19 Select Plus Cart Bag 
 
Shoes:        Under Armour     HOVR Fade 2 SL Spikeless  Shoes

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On 9/11/2023 at 8:45 PM, JohnnyO3478 said:

Starting to think this ball deserves its own thread. Not this make/model. This particular ball. 

I played it for another 11 holes tonight, hit another tree and another cart path, thought I lost it twice. It still looks like almost new. 

I went through dozens of the old model yellow Tours - and they seemed to lose paint if you looked at them sideways ....

It supposed to rain tomorrow, so I'll be in the garage, bashing the new model. Will see how it holds up in there.

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I got 58+ holes out of it before I lost it in the water on 16 this afternoon. Despite the abuse I subjected it to - it looked great and usable right up to the point when it dribbled into the hazzard ....

 

I beat the crap outta that ball ....

 

... I think the rain affected my judgment today ....

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On 9/16/2023 at 1:47 PM, mbrodeur86 said:

Well my ball experiment with the Chrome Soft X LS is officially over. Yesterday I decided to play the X LS vs the Pro V1 and see which one would be the better ball. It wasn't even close:

Chrome Soft X LS - 4 fairways/ 9 GIRs - total 83

Pro V1 - 6 fairways/ 11 GIRs - Total 74

I wanted to play a ball that was less expensive and had a little bit less spin but what I found was when I missed with my driver the X LS was...less forgiving? Basically if I missed with the X LS it would put me in a bad spot which ended up costing me strokes while the Pro V1 stayed in play more and was definitely more consistent. Only reason I want to switch is to save some money. The search continues...

My experience with the XLS is that it's not less spin than the ProV1. It's less spin than the Chrome Soft X, but other than that, it's a reasonably high-spin ball. Like you, I find myself gravitating away from the XLS at this point in the season because even though I tend to like working the ball, it is moving a lot even on shots that are really supposed to be fairly straight. It doesn't take much for a tight draw to turn into a sweeping hook!

If you like the performance of the ProV1 and just want to save some money, I'd look at the Maxfli Tour CG, Vice Pro, and OnCore Vero X1. There are plenty of DTC balls out there that are pretty similar to ol' reliable from a performance perspective, but yeah, the XLS is definitely not interchangeable with the ProV1.

Driver: :srixon-small: ZX5 LS MkII 9.5* (@ 9.0*) with 46.5" Ventus Blue 6X
3-wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* with Diamana Limited 75S
5-wood: :cobra-small: RADspeed 18.5* with Motore X F3 60S
2i: :srixon-small: ZX with SteelFiber i95 Stiff

4hy: :titleist-small: TS3 23* with Tensei AV Blue 70 S
4i-7i :srixon-small: ZX7, 8i-PW Z-Forged, Modus3 Tour 120 S
50*, 55* :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Modus3 Tour 125
60* :cleveland-small: RTX Full Face ZipCore DG Spinner S400
Putter: :callaway-small: Toulon Chicago with a :garsen: Quad Tour

Ball: ProV1x Left Dash, Chromesoft X LS
Bag: :srixon-small: Ltd Edition Tartan, blue/green/yellow

Using :ShotScope: to keep track of my shots

Tested:
:wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 3i-PW, KBS Tour-V 110S - Official Review
:titelist-small: Blind Ball Test (Ball #3 vs Ball #4) - Unofficial Review
:ShotScope:
 V3 GPS Watch + Tags - Official Review
:OnCore:
 Vero X2 - Official Review

The Stack System - Official Review

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On 9/18/2023 at 8:07 AM, GregGarner said:

My experience with the XLS is that it's not less spin than the ProV1. It's less spin than the Chrome Soft X, but other than that, it's a reasonably high-spin ball. Like you, I find myself gravitating away from the XLS at this point in the season because even though I tend to like working the ball, it is moving a lot even on shots that are really supposed to be fairly straight. It doesn't take much for a tight draw to turn into a sweeping hook!

If you like the performance of the ProV1 and just want to save some money, I'd look at the Maxfli Tour CG, Vice Pro, and OnCore Vero X1. There are plenty of DTC balls out there that are pretty similar to ol' reliable from a performance perspective, but yeah, the XLS is definitely not interchangeable with the ProV1.

I went by what the golf ball test gave us. It was about 200 rpms less spin. I found that for me at least it did spin less. I'm still going to test the ball against the Pro V1 as I want a cheaper alternative. I bought a dozen yellow Pro v1 and I love the color. Putting with the Pro V1 vs the triple track I loved the triple track more. I may go after the yellow X LS and just stick with it. We'll see...

DRIVER:                        ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:                Sim Max 3 Wood, 15*, Fujikura Ventus 6 Blue 65g, Stiff flex, Standard grip 

                                  JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Standard grip                                  

IRONS:                         MP-20 HMB 4 iron, Project X LZ 6.5 shaft, Stiff+, Ping Midsize grip

                                               JPX 919 Tour 5i-pw, Project X LZ 6.5 shafts, Stiff+,  Ping Midsize grips

WEDGES:    New Level Golf   50*, 55*, 60* M-Type Wedges with True Temper Elevate Tour X-Stiff flex,   New Level Midsize grips

PUTTER:                    Heppler Ketsch 35", Ping PP62 Pistol Grip

BALL:                            Pro V1 (2021 + 2023 Versions) 

                                  Callaway Chrome Soft X LS                                                  
                  
BAG:                     TM19 Select Plus Cart Bag 
 
Shoes:        Under Armour     HOVR Fade 2 SL Spikeless  Shoes

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Had both my dad and neighbor take a whack off the tee with the X LS callaway ball. Both really liked how it felt and launched off the tee. They both had pretty ok distance too.

they both already play callaways (super soft and chrome soft) respectivly.

 

Driver - Sim2Max 10.5° UST Helium shaft

3W - StealthHL 16.5°

3h - Sim2max 19°

irons - Sim2OS kbsmax85mt steel shafts reg flex 5i-Aw

wedgies - Jaws MD5 52°-10° (Bounce) S Grind

                  Jaws MD5 56°-12° (Bounce) W Grind

Putter - Mizuno OMOI Type II

Final Sugar "Pure" Golf Balls Review

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