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"Value" means different things to different people. I am specifically looking for an inexpensive ball that will suit a high-handicapper with a medium (95 mph) swing speed who loses a lot of balls. I have come to the realization that, for a high-handicapper, there is little reason to pay a premium for a tour-quality ball - even a DTC one - when you are likely to lose 2-3 per round, and are unlikely to reap the performance benefits. I'd rather something cheap but consistent. I have been playing Maxfli Tour balls, but even these I feel are too expensive at the rate I'm losing them (and new model not yet available in yellow). For good reason, it seems that most of the analysis going into tour-level balls

So, here are my requirements:

  • Must be available in yellow or a similar high-visibility color.
  • Must be available for < $25/dozen (or seemingly always on sale for that price).
  • Must not be too soft (60+ if not 70+ compression - or talk me out of this requirement).
  • Must not be too spinny off the tee (again, talking about high handicappers trying to keep it in play).

Last year, I gamed Srixon Soft Feel a lot and kept finding myself coming back to it. Looks like they're still reasonably priced, and are finally available to ship in yellow (but not available locally). I also ordered 5 dozen Snell Get Sum in yellow for $80 (+$10 shipping) which seems to be a steal, but I imagine this is a closeout price and once they're gone, they're gone. I saw the thread here about the Maxfli TriFli which is intriguing at 2 for $40 (although 45 compression seems too low). Would love to try Vice Tour at $20/dozen, but not available in anything other than white.

Most of what's out there on this topic on the greater Internet appears to be stuff that was written by robots with the primary purpose of getting you to click on an affiliate link. So what's the Maxli Tour of non-urethane balls?

PXG 0211 driver, 5w, 6i-PW, GW, SW; Titleist H1 4h; Odyssey White Hot mallet.

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Try the Maxfli Softfli and Maxfli Straightfli. Both can be found at Dick’s in double dozens for a very affordable price.

Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.png0311 XF 10.5* w/Project X Cypher 40 gram Senior shaft or 0811 XF 12* w/Evenflo Riptide CB Senior shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.png0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: None in bag at the moment

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Titleist T300 48* GW w/Fubuki MV Senior shaft and Edison forged 53* and 57* wedges with KB PGI Senior shafts(80 grm).

Putter: 33” Evnroll ER6R or  ER2 or Bellum Winmore Model 707,   or Nike Method Core Drone  w/Evnroll Gravity Grip

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black/Lime). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG, Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist TruFeel

Using Shot Scope X5 and Pinned Rangefinder

 

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1 hour ago, fozcycle said:

Try the Maxfli Softfli and Maxfli Straightfli. Both can be found at Dick’s in double dozens for a very affordable price.

What would you say is the difference between the two, and how do they compare to the TriFli (which is $2.50/dozen more when you buy 2)? Or, aside from marketing jargon, are they basically the same? 

PXG 0211 driver, 5w, 6i-PW, GW, SW; Titleist H1 4h; Odyssey White Hot mallet.

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17 hours ago, elight said:

What would you say is the difference between the two, and how do they compare to the TriFli (which is $2.50/dozen more when you buy 2)? Or, aside from marketing jargon, are they basically the same? 

Softfli is softer, rest is described on the boxes.

Driver: image.png.6ba1c8a254ad57aa05e527b74c2e04ba.png0311 XF 10.5* w/Project X Cypher 40 gram Senior shaft or 0811 XF 12* w/Evenflo Riptide CB Senior shaft

Fairways:  image.png.80321f01fc46450b6f428c7daf7b3471.png0211 5W & 7W w/ Evenflo Riptide CB  regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: None in bag at the moment

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Titleist T300 48* GW w/Fubuki MV Senior shaft and Edison forged 53* and 57* wedges with KB PGI Senior shafts(80 grm).

Putter: 33” Evnroll ER6R or  ER2 or Bellum Winmore Model 707,   or Nike Method Core Drone  w/Evnroll Gravity Grip

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black/Lime). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG, Titleist Pro V1x or Titleist TruFeel

Using Shot Scope X5 and Pinned Rangefinder

 

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Hammer Control. Comes in yellow and feels/performs well above its price point. Often on sale at Dicks for even less than the SoftFli (which is another great choice BTW). Right now you can get 2 15 packs for $30. 
 

Alternatively you can find great deals on AAAAA used balls online. Anywhere from $12 on up based on brand and level of ball. 

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:mizuno-small: ST-X 10.5* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 15* Kai/li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 4h Linq Blue R Flex
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:cleveland-small: Launcher CBX 6i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
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Thank you everyone. Looks like we have some candidates:

  • Maxfli StraightFli 
  • Maxfli TriFli
  • Top Flite Hammer Control
  • Srixon Soft Feel (my favorite last year, need to test new 2033 version) 
  • Snell Get Sum (5 dozen arriving tomorrow - hope I don't love them only to find they've been discontinued) 

Perhaps I will do an unofficial review. I think I now have enough balls to last me quite a while having taken advantage of the many sales currently! 

PXG 0211 driver, 5w, 6i-PW, GW, SW; Titleist H1 4h; Odyssey White Hot mallet.

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FWIW, Srixon balls are currently buy-two-get-one-free. So I ordered 2+1 boxes of Soft Feel and 2+1 boxes of Q Star (which, without discount, is over the $25/dozen threshold).

I feel like the Hammer Control is probably half a step below the others, and the Q Star probably half a step above the others. So overall, this gives a pretty balanced lineup to test. I guess for the next few months, any time that I'm waiting for the group in front of me to clear out, I'm testing balls!

PXG 0211 driver, 5w, 6i-PW, GW, SW; Titleist H1 4h; Odyssey White Hot mallet.

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Costco ball is a no brainer if it suits you (i.e., you don't need help keeping it straight off the tee). And if your eyes are good enough to track a white balls (again, being able to hit it straight is helpful here). 

So far I've played the MaxFli Trifli and the Snell Get Sum. Unfortunately I brought 6 Get Sums this morning and lost them all before the end of the (9-hole) round, after not losing a single ball yesterday. Ugh. I am keeping notes and will post my cumulative reviews at the end. 

PXG 0211 driver, 5w, 6i-PW, GW, SW; Titleist H1 4h; Odyssey White Hot mallet.

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Titleist TruFeel, Titleist TourSoft

Driver: Geek Golf DCT 10.5°

3 & 5 wood: Tour+ Nessie (cheap Nike SQ knockoffs)

3 & 4 hybrids: Acer XK

5 - PW: Nakashima NP1

53° & 58° wedges: Scratch 8620

Putter: Odyssey 2-ball XG SRT

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Don't exactly know the retail price in the US, but Srixon Q Star Tour is up there for me.

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Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Like said before you can't go wrong with a Srixon Q Star or a Vice ball. I like both pretty much equally. I have also liked Callaway Supersoft and Titleist Velocity as well.

Mixed bag of goodies: Taylormade M2 driver, Titleist F15 3 wood, Nike 5 wood, Mizuno 923 Hmp irons, Cleveland zipcore wedges and Odyssey 3 ball putter.

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Bridgestone e6 soft and Volvik Vimax. Both are available in the colors you want. Volvik has more color options. Both are in the 50 to 60  compression range. Both are around $25 per dozen. Both are reliable and durable. I am similar to you in swing speed and handicap at age 66. Used the e6 for 3 or 4 years and am transitioning to the Volvik over the past year as the green ball is easier to spy. I keep a few ProVs and TP5s handy for distance on days when my driver is really working, but they don't go that much further.

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So I have been on the Maxfli Tour which is $120 for four dozen.  Very happy with it.  I like the Tour better than the Tour X.  I have seen the SoftFli and noticed it is cheaper.  Can anyone compare the SoftFli to the Maxfli Tour?  Thank you.

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Golf Galaxy/DSG has the 2023 trifli at Two boxes for 40.00

Cant beat that deal.

  • Tour Edge C722 Driver
  • Adams Redline Titanium 5w
  • Tour Edge C721 irons 4 - PW
  • Cleveland CBX2 48 degree wedge
  • Maltby M-Series 52 & 56 wedges
  • Cleveland HB Soft Premier 11s putter
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I know it's awful, but I've always loved a Pinnacle Soft (says on the box, but Feel on the ball). Cheap, and my last hole in one was with it, so it holds a place in my heart. The other choices listed above are probably better choices. 

When my wife asked if I wanted to leave Maine and move to where she grew up, I couldn't say no to Pinehurst, NC. I honestly don't spend much money on golf equipment, but I'm constantly reading reviews in case I ever get ready to buy

I swing left handed and have been the State of Maine Left Hander's champion since 1997, the last year they held the tournament. I'm currently a 7.1 handicap. Trying to get lower, but my gut gets in the way.

WITB

Driver: image.png.2a9745c9eca1e1dcd4c3ecfd5b2823e3.png Epic speed 9 degree

Irons: :titelist-small: 990's S300 Stiff shafts bought when I was in college. (Received a personal use discount, otherwise would've stuck with my Hogan Edge's)

3 Wood: :callaway-small:  Epic speed 15 degree or image.png.188f225bd9daa89b3976cdaa079d23d0.png PT15

52/56/60 :taylormade-small: Z Spin wedges (heck of a deal $100 for all 3 at Dick's in 2013)

Putter: :odyssey-small: OG Rossie

 

 

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6 minutes ago, 6 Million Dollar Man said:

So I have been on the Maxfli Tour which is $120 for four dozen.  Very happy with it.  I like the Tour better than the Tour X.  I have seen the SoftFli and noticed it is cheaper.  Can anyone compare the SoftFli to the Maxfli Tour?  Thank you.

Softfli is a 2 piece low compression golf ball and the Tour is a 3/4 piece ball.   The tour is designed for performance and the Softfli is designed to be cheap and good for someone that loses a lot of balls.   There really isn’t a comparison. 

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

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I discovered the Maxfli Tour a few years ago and loved them at 30 USD a dozen price point.  Dick's new price increase pissed me off and I will not use them again as it is clearly a money grab and we need less of that these days not more.  I've gone to Kirkland and love the value and the performance.  The idea of spending more than $30 for a dozen golf balls is insane, especially when they only cost pennies on the dollar to make.  I purchased four dozen of the newest Kirklands but have not try them yet.  Sill have a couple dozen left from last year's Kirklands.  I will post a review after I tried out the new ones.

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I am in the same boat as you, a high handicapper with a similar swing speed, and I play a yellow ball.  I would recommend the Srixon soft feel and the Wilson Duo. You could also go with the Wilson 50 Elite for an even cheaper option.  I used them, the 50 Elite,  before switching to Srixon and thought they were great for the price. 

 

Both the Wilson options do not fit into your compression requirement, but if you are like me, I am not sure that matters much compared to the other parts of my game.  In other words, I doubt ball compression makes much of a difference in my game. 

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Take a look at the Mizuno RB Tour. They usually have deals around $25 per dozen at golf balls.com (usually $42 per dozen) Plays well on windy conditions and flys just as well as Pro V1 at a deep discount 

:callaway-small: Jaws 58 wedge

:callaway-small:Paradym 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, P, AW, GW

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I'm a big fan of the Maxfli Tour X and in the 4dz box they run about $30 a dozen.  Used to be even less, but greedflation has taken a toll.  Still a good value.  

:ping-small: G425 Driver

:ping-small: G425 3w

 :callaway-small: 2 Hybrid

:srixon-small:  Z585 Irons 3-PW 

467311891_Screenshot2021-12-24002654.jpg.3c87f11fa77f127a10ed922bdcbbcc69.jpg RTX Zipcore 50 Gap, 56 SW, 60 LW

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On 5/30/2023 at 8:39 PM, elight said:

"Value" means different things to different people. I am specifically looking for an inexpensive ball that will suit a high-handicapper with a medium (95 mph) swing speed who loses a lot of balls. I have come to the realization that, for a high-handicapper, there is little reason to pay a premium for a tour-quality ball - even a DTC one - when you are likely to lose 2-3 per round, and are unlikely to reap the performance benefits. I'd rather something cheap but consistent. I have been playing Maxfli Tour balls, but even these I feel are too expensive at the rate I'm losing them (and new model not yet available in yellow). For good reason, it seems that most of the analysis going into tour-level balls

So, here are my requirements:

  • Must be available in yellow or a similar high-visibility color.
  • Must be available for < $25/dozen (or seemingly always on sale for that price).
  • Must not be too soft (60+ if not 70+ compression - or talk me out of this requirement).
  • Must not be too spinny off the tee (again, talking about high handicappers trying to keep it in play).

Last year, I gamed Srixon Soft Feel a lot and kept finding myself coming back to it. Looks like they're still reasonably priced, and are finally available to ship in yellow (but not available locally). I also ordered 5 dozen Snell Get Sum in yellow for $80 (+$10 shipping) which seems to be a steal, but I imagine this is a closeout price and once they're gone, they're gone. I saw the thread here about the Maxfli TriFli which is intriguing at 2 for $40 (although 45 compression seems too low). Would love to try Vice Tour at $20/dozen, but not available in anything other than white.

Most of what's out there on this topic on the greater Internet appears to be stuff that was written by robots with the primary purpose of getting you to click on an affiliate link. So what's the Maxli Tour of non-urethane balls?

 

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If you want to buy from a etailer or retailer and get a darned good golf ball go to OnCore and buy their Elixr balls. You can probably get their buy 2/ get 1 free deal. If this doesn't work for you look for my deals on ebay.

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40 minutes ago, BlackjackMWV said:

I discovered the Maxfli Tour a few years ago and loved them at 30 USD a dozen price point.  Dick's new price increase pissed me off and I will not use them again as it is clearly a money grab and we need less of that these days not more.  I've gone to Kirkland and love the value and the performance.  The idea of spending more than $30 for a dozen golf balls is insane, especially when they only cost pennies on the dollar to make.  I purchased four dozen of the newest Kirklands but have not try them yet.  Sill have a couple dozen left from last year's Kirklands.  I will post a review after I tried out the new ones.

Are the Kirkland's available yet in yellow?  I didn't think they were out yet.

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OnCore Avanti - Great price good quality, lower compression, I use it in the cold months here in South Carolina.

From Oncore website - The OnCore AVANT 55 golf ball features a large soft inner core for added perimeter weighting and straighter, longer shots off the tee. A perfect balance of flight and control. Soft surlyn cover with 392 dimple pattern for optimal trajectory and playability. The AVANT 55 utilizes SoftCell technology to achieve ultra low 55 compression. The high coefficient of restitution (CoR) core generates maximum ball velocity. Ideal for moderate swing speeds. The 2-piece construction allows for high launching wedge shots with a very soft feel around the greens and off the putter face.

:taylormade-small:Taylormade R1 driver (set to 9 degrees)
:taylormade-small: Taylormade SLDR driver 10.5 degrees
:callaway-small: Callaway big bertha 3 wood
:wilson-small: Wilson 5 wood
:taylormade-small:Taylormade Aeoburner irons (5-pw)
:taylormade-small:Taylormade 52 degree wedge
Ping knock-off sand Wedge
Warrior 60 degree wedge
Trutech putter

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