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18 hours ago, artful_golfer said:

Love the photos. Keep including them! Women post different types of photos than men, not better or worse, just different. I have already settled on a ball that seems to fit me but will follow you because I support more female participation on MyGolfSpy . . . and who knows, I might be enticed to try a another  ball.

Great read!  I love that area.  I have a sister in Lititz.  Keep the pics and information flowing out to us.

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I played these the last two years, and love them,  now using the Vero x   As far as I am concerned no better balls period.  

Three, Albatross'

Three Holes in One

Plus, when I was 5 the first ball I ever hit on a golf course went in the hole, so I have that going for me.

My bag is a mish mash of Srixon drivers, cobra and adams fairways, TA1 irons and Hopkins wedges, plus a Cure putter.  

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37 minutes ago, Albatrossx3 said:

I played these the last two years, and love them,  now using the Vero x   As far as I am concerned no better balls period.  

Oh man, y’all are making me excited to get these in hand and start testing! Any reason why you switched?

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3 Wood: Mizuno JPX 
Hybrid: 19* Taylormade SLDR
5 Wood: King Cobra Offset SS Hyper Steel
4-PW: Nike Covert VrS with Aldila VS Proto shafts
Putter: Wilson Buckingham

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26 minutes ago, Connorn2 said:

Oh man, y’all are making me excited to get these in hand and start testing! Any reason why you switched?

I moved away from the over priced Titleists after the Pro Traj, there was nothing I loved, several years ago, with Cut, Snell, and now Oncore,   The Snell's are made by the man who started the Pro v1, and the Oncores are every bit as good as the Snell's  

Three, Albatross'

Three Holes in One

Plus, when I was 5 the first ball I ever hit on a golf course went in the hole, so I have that going for me.

My bag is a mish mash of Srixon drivers, cobra and adams fairways, TA1 irons and Hopkins wedges, plus a Cure putter.  

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I used found balls and we don't find these so this should be an interesting test. will follow these posts.

Driver: Callaway Epic 9 degree, stiff (set at 10 degrees with the movable weight in the center}

FW: Callaway Epic 3,5, heaven wood w/ regular shaft (driver shaft in 3 wood, 3 wood shaft in 5 wood, 5 wood shaft in heaven wood, all three set at neutral plus 1 degree)

Hybrids: Callaway BB19 4,6,7 (4 set at neutral plus 1 degree and 6 and 7 set at neutral minus 1 degree for gapping purposes)

Irons: Callaway Rogue ST Max 8, 9, PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50,54,58

Ball: Titleist Pro V1, 1X, Vice Pro Plus or anything I find that day and try out for the fun of it (I haven't bought balls with my own money in at least 10 years)

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3 hours ago, Beakbryce said:

I used found balls and we don't find these so this should be an interesting test. will follow these posts.

My only experience was finding a lime green one, not sure how nobody else found it they are highly visible. 

 

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On 4/19/2023 at 1:20 PM, richk9holes said:

My only experience was finding a lime green one, not sure how nobody else found it they are highly visible. 

 

What do you normally play and how did the lime green compare? I remember when the first orange balls came out. I think they were Top Flights which I could afford, so played them for several years. Wasn't it Jerry Pate who won the Players with an orange ball? Showing my age I guess.

Driver: Callaway Epic 9 degree, stiff (set at 10 degrees with the movable weight in the center}

FW: Callaway Epic 3,5, heaven wood w/ regular shaft (driver shaft in 3 wood, 3 wood shaft in 5 wood, 5 wood shaft in heaven wood, all three set at neutral plus 1 degree)

Hybrids: Callaway BB19 4,6,7 (4 set at neutral plus 1 degree and 6 and 7 set at neutral minus 1 degree for gapping purposes)

Irons: Callaway Rogue ST Max 8, 9, PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50,54,58

Ball: Titleist Pro V1, 1X, Vice Pro Plus or anything I find that day and try out for the fun of it (I haven't bought balls with my own money in at least 10 years)

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1 hour ago, Beakbryce said:

What do you normally play and how did the lime green compare? I remember when the first orange balls came out. I think they were Top Flights which I could afford, so played them for several years. Wasn't it Jerry Pate who won the Players with an orange ball? Showing my age I guess.

I play the best ones I find, but will pick up refurbished balls on sale from e-commerce sites.

Recently Vice mix 4 doz all white, but before that it was Callaway Supersoft 3 doz mix color.

I found the lime green matte supersoft visible without having a glare. The red and orange can be easy to lose in leaves depending on the foliage on course. Pink also stands out, but is a little too pretty for a gent. 

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I'm interested to read some reviews on the Elixr.  I couldn't pass them up during a winter sale, but have only played a few rounds with them.  So far the ball is impressive.  It feels a bit soft to me and is a bit shorter hitting off the driver (not as short as the Kirkland 3 pc), but flies high off the irons and works very well around the greens.  I don't like it quite as much as the Maxfli Tour or Vice Pro, but it was nearly $1/ball cheaper and it works well enough.  

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On 4/18/2023 at 8:19 AM, BKervin said:

Great read!  I love that area.  I have a sister in Lititz.  Keep the pics and information flowing out to us.

That’s awesome!  Don’t know how I missed this but there are some great courses in Lancaster and Lebanon area!  One of my favorites is Lebanon Valley Golf Course.  It’s got some amazing views and fun holes.  I haven’t been there this year but it’s on my short list.

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Congratulations to our testers!! 👏  Great introductions and nice seeing some new forum members getting their clubs dirty doing product testing.  Keep in mind that the worlds amateur golfers rely heavily on MGS forum tests in making their golf equipment decisions (no pressure 😆). This, like the Red Rooster gloves, is a product I am unfamiliar with and I'll be interested to hear what you think of the OnCore Elixr balls.  Have fun.

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Like @KCEE I picked up a bunch of Elixirs during OnCore's sale over the winter, but I haven't had the chance to try them out yet.  Excited to see what you all think about them.

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Cobra Aerojet Max 3 wood and 7 wood

Cobra Aerojet 4/5/6 hybrids

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Cobra King Stingray 20 putter

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Received the balls today. Unboxing photos and some Trackman results added to my initial post on page 1.

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@Tijoli enjoyed the break down on dimples. I honestly had never really paid any attention to what they actually did (knew they were all different but never knew the science or looked it up)

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29 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

@Tijoli enjoyed the break down on dimples. I honestly had never really paid any attention to what they actually did (knew they were all different but never knew the science or looked it up)

Thank you!  My explanation is simplistic so check out the link GolfSpy_TCB sent when I started asking about it or the in-depth scientific explanation in the second one.  It might make your head hurt like it did mine but it’s worth it 😂!
https://www.simscale.com/blog/how-dimples-affect-golf-ball/

https://www.tec-science.com/mechanics/gases-and-liquids/flow-separation-boundary-layer-separation/

 

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18 minutes ago, Tijoli said:

Thank you!  My explanation is simplistic so check out the link GolfSpy_TCB sent when I started asking about it or the in-depth scientific explanation in the second one.  It might make your head hurt like it did mine but it’s worth it 😂!
https://www.simscale.com/blog/how-dimples-affect-golf-ball/

https://www.tec-science.com/mechanics/gases-and-liquids/flow-separation-boundary-layer-separation/

 

I am not that analytical lol. I hit ball it go bang is my philosophy 🤣 @GolfSpy_BOS @Golfspy_TCB are way more geeky than I, I say that in the nicest way.

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5 hours ago, Lacassem said:

I say that in the nicest way.

If you have to tell me you meant that in a nice way..... I'm guessing you didn't.. haha.  I accept my "geekness" 😉

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Unboxed! Edited my post to include my first impressions. Happy reading and feel free to ask any questions!

Driver: King Radspeed
3 Wood: Mizuno JPX 
Hybrid: 19* Taylormade SLDR
5 Wood: King Cobra Offset SS Hyper Steel
4-PW: Nike Covert VrS with Aldila VS Proto shafts
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On 4/12/2023 at 1:39 AM, Connorn2 said:

Hey everyone! Stoked to be a part of this test, and figured y'all should get to know the dude who's testing. I'll start with my non-golf related life to flesh me out a bit. 

I am about 6 years out of college living in Wichita, KS working in the aerospace industry. I'm in engineering so you bet I'm going to be a data nerd with testing. Outside of golf I like to rock climb (go figure that I would live in the flattest state of the USA and enjoy this hobby), and I dabble in woodworking particularly turning. 

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Switching back to golf! I enjoy our municipal courses here in town we get a pretty sweet membership deal for all 4. I started golfing a few years ago in college as just a way to hangout outside, but I started to get serious about 2 years ago. I'm rocking a gnarly 23 handicap, recently went to a fitting (that turned into a lesson) and learned I had a wicked 13 degree out to in! So if you aim 45 degrees left on a drive to counter your slice then follow me on this journey!

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For my testing of this ball, I plan to compare it against the Srixon Q-Star Divide which is what I game and have been a fan of (especially that DIVIDE coloring). It's been reliable lately and the price point is pretty similar. Most of my testing will be on course testing, we have some pretty high winds here in Kansas so I am quite interested in how the Oncore ELIXR will play pitted against that. My next plan is to get access to a simulator and grab some numbers for everyone to get their eyes on so that you can have hard data to compare as well. I have high hopes for the ELIXR, I'm excited to see how well they play in the wind, and if they truly can perform in the wind and maintain low spin off the driver then they will earn a firm spot in my bag going forward!

Excited to get these in my hands and begin testing! Can't wait to show y'all the unboxing pictures. Stay tuned!

The package has been delivered! Impeccable timing to because I was on my way home from work to grab the clubs for a post work 9. So I sat down and did

the 

UNBOXING!

First thoughts in my head when I pulled one of the sleeve was, "Wow these are crisp!" My main ball is the Srixon Q Star Divide which has a more matte color scheme so the bright whites that reflected my dining room light were a bit of a shock to me. The feel is a lot slicker than I am used to with my Srixon Q Star, it even feels slicker than my Vice Pro Plus and Nike balls that I've played it. Closest I could find to the feel was a Titleist Pro V1.

Upon closer inspection I also noticed the dimples felt a bit deeper and more pronounced than the Srixon Q Star, and the Titleist Pro V1 that I play with occasionally. I'd say the depth of the dimples felt closer to the VICE Pro Plus out of all of them. 

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The more I looked at it the more I really admired the bold ELIXR on the alignment mark and the more the glossy crisp look grew on me (Which I was worried wouldn't), and I think it started to grow on the ol' pups too 😉

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With my first impressions on the looks & feel wrapping up and my tee time growing closer I knew I had to give these a try already, so I threw 2 sleeves in my bag and hit the links! 

I will say, off the tee, my first drive with it was quite a new experience compared to what I am used to! The ball definitely may or may not have gotten quite a beating with some poor play and I MIGHT have already lost one. More testing to come, just had to tease y'all a little bit, stay tuned for some updates! 
 

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Some all weather testing scheduled for later 70% chance of light rain, 15 mph winds. Headed to Cream Ridge GC for a quick, muddy 9 holes. Interested how the perimeter weighted Elixir cuts the wind and battles the elements compared to Supersoft and Z Star.

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On 4/12/2023 at 12:39 AM, Lee Stanek said:

OnCore ELIXR  – Official MGS Forum Review by Lee Stanek

Introduction (4/16/23):

Hi everyone, super excited to be selected to do this test for the OnCore ELIXR golf ball.  This will be my first test for the forum, and I have to say I am surprised by how much I have learned by increasing my activity and getting more involved with My Golf Spy and I am really enjoying the interactions with everyone!!  Thank you to all for making it a welcoming place to share. 

Speaking of sharing, here’s a little bit about myself.  I live in Minnesota with my wife (married 21+ yrs) and two boys Aidan (14) and Finley (10).  I have been playing golf since I was about 10 years old when I took my first lessons at a local par 3 near my house growing up.  I would use my dad’s old wooden shaft clubs to play with my friends or by myself which I still like to do.  My grandfather also used to take me out to play a lot and he really got me into the game as well.  I played a lot of casual golf in high school, less in college and grad school.  After I started working, I found myself playing a lot more with co-workers and my wife started to get into it as well which was awesome.  Since the wooden shaft beauties, I have only had 2 other sets of clubs, one of which my grandfather gave me as he got older and couldn’t play anymore.  These are the Callaway S2H2 irons and Big Bertha fairway woods that I am currently still using. I have a TaylorMade SIM2 that I got last year which I love!  I have pieced together a few wedges as well to fill out my bag.  I have been typically playing a Pro V1 but I recently got a box of gently used golf balls from my uncle who lives on a course in Oklahoma so I have really been using anything that isn’t hacked up from that box. 

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As far as my game, my biggest strength is my short game.  From within 30 yards around the green I have seen lots of improvement recently and feel much more confident in hitting various clubs the right distance to get up and down.  I also feel like I am pretty good putter which has also improved with playing a little more.  Both honestly save me from being a much higher handicap (around a 20 right now but I need more rounds to see where I am really at).  My short to mid iron game is more up than down and I am working on dispersion and distance control.  Off the tee needs some work, that’s another topic for another time.

I love being on the course and being out early (but really any time will work).  I used to play before work (before kids) at a local course which was perfect but that has since changed as life does that!  Now that my oldest son is now getting more into it and with him making the HS golf team, we as a family get out a lot more often!  I don’t get out enough to have a home course, but we have 4 courses within 5 miles of our house!  Last year I played golf about every other week, and I am hoping to do it weekly this year! 

For this test of the OnCore ELIXR I am really interested in three things:

1.    For my short game, can I get the control with the ball around the green for spin and distance to improve some of those shot making tools to get up and down.

2.    For low to mid-irons, does this ball help with dispersion control.

3.    Off the tee, how forgiving is it (cause let’s face it we all need a little forgiveness off the tee!

Thank you again for the opportunity to test these balls and for all of you for following along in the testing! 

UNBOXING - First Impressions (4/26/2023):

Hey everyone, super excited to get the box from On-core today!  Quick delivery and tightly packaged!  

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I really liked the simple packaging for the boxes and the cut-out in the sleeves were really nice to get a chance to feel the ball without opening the sleeve.  

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As far as the ball itself - it has a bit of a shine to it compared to others.  I like the alignment mark on it as well, I use that for putting so that is a key feature for me to make sure its big enough to see when standing over a putt.  Compared to ProV1 and others, its dimples are less defined and the overall surface is more smooth (less matte finish).  I think probably helps with the lower spin on these balls. 

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I took these to a local course practice green over the weekend and hit some chips and putts.  I was working on some flop shots with a lot of loft in my club (52deg SM3) from close to the green. Typically, I get a lot of spin with ProV1 and they check up without a lot of roll out.  I could really see the reduced spin and more roll out with the Elixr.  I then tried some longer chips, around 15-20 yds and these gave me a lot more forgiveness with distance control.  This pic above was about 20 yds away on an uphill line and I was able land about 10 ft short of the pin and rolled to within 3-4 ft.  More work to come this week. I am playing an executive course on Tuesday and 18 on Saturday.  I will have more to share after these rounds!  Happy Golfing!!

In Round Notes Coming:

May 2 - Executive Course (Par 29)

May 6 - 18 Holes (Par 72)

Updated Unboxing and first impressions!  Hope you enjoy!!

Lee Stanek

Driver: Taylormade.jpg.9d38498f8a6006a57c3d138bbf9964b9.jpg  SIM2 Max 9*

3,9 Woods:  Callaway.jpg.c961807c499184adde0c3ed28e3f228d.jpg S2H2 Big Bertha

4-9i,PW,SW Callaway.jpg.c961807c499184adde0c3ed28e3f228d.jpg  S2H2

GW Taylormade.jpg.9d38498f8a6006a57c3d138bbf9964b9.jpg MG3 52*

LW Adams GT2 Undercut 60*

Putter: Titleist.jpg.371c05d2e7430a89639ff5927b325962.jpg  Scotty Cameron Caliente

Ball: Play either Titleist.jpg.371c05d2e7430a89639ff5927b325962.jpg ProV1 or  

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IMG_8475.JPG.e8b8e1174fc69be9b7eb888e8c7cfcbc.JPGPlayed a couple rounds this weekend with the Vero X2 balls and I must say that they do bare many similarities with the TP5x that I am used to playing. I hate to say, but these rounds were not my best (mostly user error) but I did find have some points where I felt the benefits of ball. I won't go too into detail as I will save my first impressions for my main review post (going up in the next couple days), but tldr I did notice that these balls didn't have as much off-the-tee spin out on the course vs the TP5x and the Pro V1x. I will post the details of my rounds in the How'd you play? forum. Overall, I liked the lack of spin and the durability of the ball, but I surprisingly felt as though shaping irons wasn't as workable as the TP5x (I will look into this on the simulator more this week).

:callaway-small: Rogue MAX LS 9° (set to +1°)

:callaway-small: Rogue Max 3W 15°

:callaway-small:Apex UW 19°

:taylormade-small: p770 w/ Project X 6.5 (4-AW)

:callaway-small: Jaws Full-Toe Black 54° & 60°

:taylormade-small: Spider GT 35"

:taylormade-small: TP5x 

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On 4/28/2023 at 8:00 AM, Tijoli said:

Thank you!  My explanation is simplistic so check out the link GolfSpy_TCB sent when I started asking about it or the in-depth scientific explanation in the second one.  It might make your head hurt like it did mine but it’s worth it 😂!
https://www.simscale.com/blog/how-dimples-affect-golf-ball/

https://www.tec-science.com/mechanics/gases-and-liquids/flow-separation-boundary-layer-separation/

 

I read these! All of it. Yes it took me more than one sitting but I thought it was quite interesting. Thanks for the links.

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:taylormade-small: r7 Draw, Flex L: 4, 6 - 9 irons

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Little update: Got out for a round of 18 over the weekend at the longest course I play here in town. I was worried at my handicap I wouldn’t notice differences but I certainly did. Not my best round, the spins coming off the drives were more than I was used to, which put me in a tough bind, but around the green and getting out of sand I noticed a lot more stopping power than I was used to. More rounds to test this ball to come, got a round of 9 tonight at my favorite course that I’m excited to get out for!

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Driver: King Radspeed
3 Wood: Mizuno JPX 
Hybrid: 19* Taylormade SLDR
5 Wood: King Cobra Offset SS Hyper Steel
4-PW: Nike Covert VrS with Aldila VS Proto shafts
Putter: Wilson Buckingham

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@Lee Stanek I like the "in rounds coming" note in the review. Nice touch!

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1st day on Trackman and 63 holes of golf in a week, getting loads of comparison with Elixir vs. Supersoft and Zstar.

Any other requests for balls to compare, I now have some worn enough to compare to refurbished.

Finding a way to turn birdies into bogeys since 1992. #TeamChunks

'23 Forum Tester: image.png.9f90721cd28bc7b0a9c9a7080e1e9365.png Elixir Golf Ball

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On 4/12/2023 at 1:38 AM, Placasse61 said:

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Who is Peter Lacasse?

I am not totally positive after 62 years, but I guess that he is still being developed! He is a loyal friend, competitive to a fault, trained Chef (Johnson and Wales 1981) working in and around the Boston area as an Executive Chef for 8 years. Then I decided to take a Culinary Arts Teachers position at my old High School in Attleboro MA. For 32 years I was a teacher, Track and Field Coach and whatever coach the children needed me to be. I retired from teaching and coaching in June 2020.

My wife of 39 years Kelly, totally out of my league, is a major contributor in who I am! We have 4 adult children, Candice 38, Mark 34, Jason 31 and Sean 28. Three are married with children, 8 grandchildren, and our baby is still searching for that girl.

The first time I played real golf, not just swinging clubs in a field with found golf balls from a local range or golf course, was at Stone E Lea golf course at 16 with a borrowed set of clubs. Then I found a used set of Spalding Elite Irons 2-pw. I continued to play golf (not very seriously for 40 years) mostly playing 2-5 times a year for fun. A 105 average (low 93 Lucky day) and a high of 132 with an eagle from 165. Over the past 5 years I have played more often, and since 2020, have taken a more competitive approach, playing 20-27 rounds a year (once a week). Overall, my average score now is 96 with a low of 88 (twice in the past 2 years) and a much more consistent Iron game with some gifted Ping 710's.

I have only owned 3 sets of irons the Spaulding’s 25+ years, a boxed set of Wilson staffs on liquidation 15+ years and the Ping 710’s I use now. Pretty much the same with Woods Wilson 1200’s 1,3,5 And Taylor made Bubble shafts 1,3,5. When I Retired I celebrated with a fitting for woods and purchased Ping G410 driver and 3W. I never was much for gear as I felt that it’s the player and not the tools. After getting my new tools I have seen a big difference in good –great contact and am really enjoying the game more. MGS has also helped me with other spies thought processes to enhance the most important part of the game “ME”.

So excited to test the the OnCore ELIXR because I am really starting to feel the ball off the club and it seems to be a good fit for my swing speeds around 92. Also to see how it compares to the Callaway Supersoft which I like to play!  The price point is good and want to see if they can reduce the spin off my driver while maintaining the higher spin on High Irons while maintaining that soft feel.

LETTTTS  GOOOOOO!

 

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THE UNBOXING  4/28/23

I was so excited when I came home to see the box on the front stairs. When I opened it my first impression was simple box cover (gray scale) with just a little gold. Simple and not flashy.

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The words “THE PERFECT FEEL” stands out but not the largest font. I like the idea of feel, because I have started to feel a difference in club to ball over the last few years.

When I picked up the ball the cover seems to have a gripping property, not sticky but similar to rubber but not soft. Something I haven’t felt before on a ball.  

I like their OnCore logo simple with a splash of color.

 It might be a nice look on the box also.

 

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I compared the dimple pattern to the Callaway supersoft and was similar in the larger med and small dimples, but the Callaway has a hexagon shape and to the eye a more defined look and depth versus a more rounded tapered look.

I would guess that less defined dimples would produce less drag, and the grippe cover might create more spin off the higher irons.

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Overall, my first impression of quality and looks are really good. Hopefully the promise of enhanced feel around the green, added distance with more accuracy off the tee is legit and they prove to be durable.

 Looking forward to doing some chipping in my backyard and getting on the course with them. Here we goooo!

My first impressions hitting the ball:

I played my whole round Friday 5/5 with the Elixr. It was an overcast and drizzly day causing wet conditions.  I was playing alone so I tried to hit both the Elixr and Supersoft on multiple holes so I could compare sound and feel with the same shot.OnCoreon9.jpg.216f7d4ba5aa3503983a4cbfdb90abf5.jpgTeeboxon9.jpg.6bee9a7c22d5a5754bc96df702e0ce0e.jpgcalawayon9.jpg.5ba15c533e5cbfc5029d70100e866871.jpg

My first impression was they were similar sounding, like a wood bat, with a sweet hit on my Irons (Ping G710) and the same muffled metallic ping off the driver and fairway woods. Feel off the club was good even with slight toe hits. The ball did seem to “Jump off the club” a bit more than the supersoft when well struck. Distance seemed to be a bit longer with a few drives that reached the 260+ range. I normally, in dry conditions have had a few reach up to 265, but there was not much roll today and 1 drive in particular played like 280!

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It seems to hold the green a bit better and I had 2 shots bight and spin back on par 3’s that normally tend to roll out. I putted well today and the ball seemed to roll and hold lines well. I did notice that when I hit a couple of trees there was a light orange stain on the ball that didn’t wipe off, but it washed off. The tackiness that I felt with a new ball was still there after I played the last 14 holes with it (I lost 2 in the first 5 holes).  The cover seemed no worse for the wear. So far positive thoughts on the Elixr. Next I am going to do some chipping and putting at the course practice green and do a session at indoor golf for yardage, launch angle and spin rates. And the answer is I left it on the right edge for a 2 putt for par net birdie😥

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4-PW and UW Ping G710

Ping Glide 54 degree wedge

1,3,5 Taylor-Made Titanium bubble shafts (24years)

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